10 U.S. Code § 856a - Art. 56a. Sentence of confinement for life without eligibility for parole

§ 856a.
Art. 56a. Sentence of confinement for life without eligibility for parole
(a)
For any offense for which a sentence of confinement for life may be adjudged, a court-martial may adjudge a sentence of confinement for life without eligibility for parole.
(b) An accused who is sentenced to confinement for life without eligibility for parole shall be confined for the remainder of the accused’s life unless—
(1) the sentence is set aside or otherwise modified as a result of—
(A)
action taken by the convening authority, the Secretary concerned, or another person authorized to act under section 860 of this title (article 60); or
(B)
any other action taken during post-trial procedure and review under any other provision of subchapter IX;
(2)
the sentence is set aside or otherwise modified as a result of action taken by a Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, or the Supreme Court; or
(3)
the accused is pardoned.
(Added Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, § 581(a)(1), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1759.)
Repeal of Section

Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LVIII, § 5301(b), title LXIII, § 5542, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2920, 2967, provided that, effective on the date designated by the President, not later than the first day of the first calendar month beginning two years after Dec. 23, 2016, with implementing regulations prescribed by the President not later than one year after Dec. 23, 2016, and with provisions relating to applicability to various situations, this section is repealed.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on the date designated by the President, not later than the first day of the first calendar month beginning two years after Dec. 23, 2016, with implementing regulations prescribed by the President not later than one year after Dec. 23, 2016, and with provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328, set out as an Effective Date of 2016 Amendment note under section 801 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, § 581(b), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1760, provided that:

Section 856a of title 10, United States Code (article 56a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), as added by subsection (a), shall be applicable only with respect to an offense committed after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 18, 1997].”

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