37 U.S. Code § 476c - Travel and transportation allowances: members assigned to a vessel under construction
(a) Allowance Authorized.—
(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of the uniformed services who is assigned to permanent duty aboard a ship that is under construction at a location other than—
(2) A member referred to in paragraph (1) shall be entitled to such transportation or allowance on or after the thirty-first day (and every sixtieth day after the thirty-first day) after the later of—
(b) Dependents Travel.—
(1) In lieu of the entitlement of a member of the uniformed services to transportation under subsection (a), the Secretary concerned may provide 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 for the travel of the dependents of the member from the designated home port of the ship, or the area where the dependents of the member are residing, to the port of construction.
(c) Change of Home Port.— In any case in which a member of the uniformed services assigned to permanent duty aboard a ship that undergoes a change of home port to the port at which the ship is being constructed, the dependents of such member may be provided the 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) Application of Other Law.— Section 420 of this title does not apply with respect to transportation or allowances provided under this section.
Source(Added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title VI, § 624(a)(1),Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1447, § 406c; amended Pub. L. 102–190, div. A, title VI, § 622,Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1378; renumbered § 476c and amended Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VI, § 631(d)(2), (e)(9), (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.)
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 concluding provisions of subsec. (a)(1) and in subsec. (b)(1) and “476” for “406” in subsec. (c).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(e)(9), added subsec. (e).
1991—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 102–190substituted “the designated home port of the ship, or the area where the dependents of the member are residing,” for “the location that was the home port of the ship before commencement of construction”.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment