(a) Reimbursement of Reasonable Subsistence Costs.— Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of the armed forces may be reimbursed for the reasonable cost of subsistence incurred by the member while performing duties as an escort of an arms control inspection team of a foreign country, or any member of such a team, while the team or the team member, as the case may be, is engaged in activities related to the implementation of an arms control treaty or agreement.
(b) Period of Authority.— The authority under subsection (a) applies to the period during which the inspection team, pursuant to authority specifically provided in the applicable arms control treaty or agreement, is in the country where inspections and related activities are being conducted by the team pursuant to that treaty or agreement.
(c) Effect of Location of Member’s Permanent Duty Station.— The authority under subsection (a) applies to a member of the armed forces whether the duties referred to in that subsection are performed at, near, or away from the member’s permanent duty station.
(d) Termination.— No reimbursement may be provided under this section for expenses incurred after the travel authorities transition expiration date.
Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VI, § 623(b),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2423, as amended by Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VI, § 631(f)(4)(B),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1465, provided that: “Section
494 of title
37, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to escort duty described in that section which is performed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 23, 1992].”
[Amendment by Pub. L. 112–81to section 623(b) ofPub. L. 102–484, set out above, was executed to reflect the probable intent of Congress, notwithstanding an error in the directory language.]
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