(a)Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service who is performing temporary duty away from his permanent duty station (or who is assigned to a ship or unit operating away from its home port) may be provided the travel and transportation authorized by section
474 of this title for travel performed by the member from his place of temporary duty (or from his ship or unit) to his permanent duty station (or the home port of the ship or unit) or to any other location, and return (if applicable), if such travel has been approved incident to a personal emergency of the member.
(b)Transportation under this section may be authorized only upon a determination that Government transportation is not reasonably available, considering the nature of the personal emergency involved. The cost of transportation authorized under this section may not exceed the cost of Government-procured commercial air travel from the member’s place of temporary duty (or from his ship or unit) to the member’s permanent duty station (or the home port of the ship or unit), and return (if applicable).
(c)No travel and transportation allowance or reimbursement may be provided under this section for travel that begins after the travel authorities transition expiration date.
Section 631(f)(4)(A) ofPub. L. 112–81, which directed that this title be amended by conforming any references to sections of this title which were transferred and redesignated by “subsection (c)” of section
631, was executed by conforming the references to those sections as transferred and redesignated by subsection (d) ofsection
631, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–456substituted “incident to a personal emergency of the member” for “incident to the serious illness or injury or the death of a dependent of the member”.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
Section 623(b) ofPub. L. 100–456provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to travel performed after September 30, 1988.”
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