37 U.S. Code § 476b - Travel and transportation allowances: members of the uniformed services attached to a ship overhauling or inactivating

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(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of the uniformed services who is on permanent duty aboard a ship which is being overhauled or inactivated away from its home port and whose dependents are residing at the home port of the ship is entitled to transportation, transportation in kind, reimbursement for personally procured transportation, or an allowance for transportation as provided in section 474 (d)(3) of this title for round-trip travel from the port of overhaul or inactivation to the home port on or after after the thirty-first calendar day, and every sixtieth calendar day after the thirty-first calendar day after the date on which the ship enters the overhaul or inactivation port or after the date on which the member becomes permanently attached to the ship, whichever date is later. However, in no event shall the amount of reimbursement for personally procured transportation or allowance for transportation exceed the cost of Government-procured commercial round-trip air travel.
(b) Transportation in kind, reimbursement for personally procured transportation, or a monetary allowance in place of the cost of transportation as provided in section 474 (d)(1) of this title may be provided, in lieu of the member’s entitlement to transportation, for the member’s dependents from the location that was the home port of the ship before commencement of overhaul or inactivation to the port of overhaul or inactivation. The total reimbursement for transportation for the member’s dependents may not exceed the cost of Government-procured commercial round-trip travel.
(c) In any case in which a member of the uniformed services is assigned to permanent duty aboard a ship that undergoes a change of home port to the overhaul or inactivation port, the dependents of the member may be provided transportation allowances prescribed in subsections (a) and (b) in lieu of the transportation authorized by section 476 of this title and section 2634 of title 10.
(d) Section 421 of this title does not apply with respect to transportation or allowances provided under this section.
(e) No transportation or allowance may be provided under this section for travel that begins after the travel authorities transition expiration date.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 91–210, § 1(1),Mar. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 53, § 406b; amended Pub. L. 93–170, Nov. 29, 1973, 87 Stat. 689; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 516(11),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2938; Pub. L. 97–22, § 11(b)(3)(A),July 10, 1981, 95 Stat. 138; Pub. L. 99–145, title VI, § 616(a), (c)(1),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 641; Pub. L. 100–26, § 8(d)(7),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 285; Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title XII, § 1233(a)(3),Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1161; Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title VI, § 624(b),Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1448; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, § 1054(a)(5),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2502; renumbered § 476b and amended Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VI, § 631(d)(2), (e)(8), (f)(4)(A),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1460, 1462, 1465; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a)(9),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1948.)
Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A). See 2011 Amendment note below.
2011—Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), substituted “474” for “404” in subsecs. (a) and (b) and “476” for “406” in subsec. (c).
Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(d)(2), renumbered section 406b of this title as this section.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(e)(8), added subsec. (e).
1992—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 102–484substituted “Section 421” for “Section 420”.
1989—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–189amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “A member of the uniformed services on permanent duty aboard a ship which undergoes a change of home port to the overhaul or inactivation port and the member’s dependents may be provided the transportation allowances prescribed in subsections (a) and (b) of this section in lieu of the transportation authorized by section 406 of this title and section 2634 of title 10.”
1987—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 100–26, as amended by Pub. L. 100–180, substituted “round-trip” for “round trip” wherever appearing in subsec. (a) and “round-trip” for “roundtrip” in subsec. (b).
1985—Pub. L. 99–145, § 616(c)(1), struck out “away from home port” in section catchline.
Subsecs. (a) to (d). Pub. L. 99–145, § 616(a), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “calendar day, and every sixtieth calendar day after the thirty-first calendar day” for “, ninety-first, and one hundred and fifty-first calendar day”, and added subsecs. (b) to (d).
1981—Pub. L. 97–22substituted “uniformed services” for “Uniformed Services” in section catchline.
1980—Pub. L. 96–513substituted “uniformed services” for “Uniformed Services”, “title” for “chapter”, and “later. However,” for “later: Provided, however, That”.
1973—Pub. L. 93–170substituted “overhauling or inactivating” for “overhauling” in section catchline, and “overhauled or inactivated” and “overhaul or inactivation” for “overhauled” and “overhaul” respectively, wherever appearing in text.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1947, provided that the amendment made by section 1076(a)(9) is effective Dec. 31, 2011, and as if included in Pub. L. 112–81as enacted.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Amendment by section 1233(a)(3) ofPub. L. 100–180applicable as if included in the enactment of the Defense Technical Corrections Act of 1987, Pub. L. 100–26, see section 1233(c) ofPub. L. 100–180, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–145, title VI, § 616(b),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 641, provided that: “The travel allowances authorized by the amendments made by this section [amending this section] are payable only for travel that commences after September 30, 1985, but may be paid for members assigned to vessels being overhauled or inactivated away from home port on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 8, 1985].”
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

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37 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 476b2012112-239 [Sec.] 1076(a)(9)126 Stat. 1948

 

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