10 U.S. Code § 1065. Use of commissary stores and MWR facilities: certain veterans, caregivers for veterans, and Foreign Service officers
(a) Eligibility of Veterans Awarded the Purple Heart.—
(b) Eligibility of Veterans Who Are Medal of Honor Recipients.—
(c) Eligibility of Veterans Who Are Former Prisoners of War.—
(d) Eligibility of Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities.—
(e) Eligibility of Caregivers for Veterans.—
(f) Eligibility of Foreign Service Officers on Mandatory Home Leave.—
(g) User Fee Authority.—
The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations that impose a user fee on individuals who are eligible solely under this section to purchase merchandise at a commissary store or MWR retail facility.
The Secretary shall set the user fee under this subsection at a rate that the Secretary determines will offset any increase in expenses arising from this section borne by the Department of the Treasury on behalf of commissary stores associated with the use of credit or debit cards for customer purchases, including expenses related to card network use and related transaction processing fees.
The Secretary shall deposit funds collected pursuant to a user fee under this subsection in the General Fund of the Treasury.
Any fee under this subsection is in addition to the uniform surcharge under section 2484(d) of this title.
(h) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) The term “MWR facilities” includes—
MWR retail facilities, as that term is defined in section 1063(e) of this title; and
Subsecs. (f) to (h). Pub. L. 116–92, § 641(a)(2), (3), added subsec. (f) and redesignated former subsecs. (f) and (g) as (g) and (h), respectively.
Subsec. (h)(5), (6). Pub. L. 116–92, § 641(a)(4), added pars. (5) and (6).
Effective Date of 2019 Amendment
“The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall take effect on January 1, 2020, as if originally incorporated in section 621 of Public Law 115–232.”