37 U.S. Code § 302a - Special pay: optometrists
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(a) Regular Special Pay.— Each of the following officers is entitled to special pay at the rate of $100 a month for each month of active duty:
(1) A commissioned officer—
(A) of the Regular Army, Regular Navy, or Regular Air Force who is designated as an optometry officer; or
(2) A commissioned officer—
(A) of a Reserve component of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who is designated as an optometry officer; or
who is on active duty as a result of a call or order to active duty for a period of at least one year.
(b) Retention Special Pay.—
(1) Under regulations prescribed under section 303a (a) of this title, the Secretary concerned may pay an officer described in paragraph (2) a retention special pay of not more than $15,000 for any twelve-month period during which the officer is not undergoing an internship or initial residency training.
(2) An officer referred to in paragraph (1) is an officer of a uniformed service who—
(B) has completed any initial active-duty service commitment incurred for education and training; and
(3) An officer may not be paid retention special pay under paragraph (1) for any twelve-month period unless the officer first executes a written agreement under which the officer agrees to remain on active duty for a period of not less than one year beginning on the date the officer accepts the award of such special pay.
(4) The Secretary concerned may terminate at any time the eligibility of an officer to receive retention special pay under paragraph (1). An officer who does not complete the period for which the payment was made under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the repayment provisions of section 303a (e) of this title.
Source(Added Pub. L. 92–129, title II, § 202(a),Sept. 28, 1971, 85 Stat. 357; amended Pub. L. 93–64, title II, § 202,July 9, 1973, 87 Stat. 149; Pub. L. 95–114, § 2,Sept. 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 1046; Pub. L. 95–485, title VIII, § 801(b),Oct. 20, 1978, 92 Stat. 1619; Pub. L. 96–284, § 4(a),June 28, 1980, 94 Stat. 591; Pub. L. 100–26, § 8(d)(2),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 285; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title VI, § 617(a),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1578; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title VI, § 614(a),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2544; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VI, § 626(a)(1)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–153; Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title VI, § 615(d),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2568; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title VI, § 687(b)(5),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3328.)
2006—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 109–163amended par. (4) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (4) read as follows: “The Secretary concerned may terminate at any time the eligibility of an officer to receive retention special pay under paragraph (1). If such eligibility is terminated, the officer concerned shall receive such special pay only for the part of the period of active duty that the officer served and may be required to refund any amount in excess of that amount.”
2002—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 107–314substituted “$15,000” for “$6,000”.
2000—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 106–398substituted “the Secretary concerned may pay an officer described in paragraph (2) a” for “an officer described in paragraph (2) may be paid”.
1996—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104–201, § 614(a)(1)(A), substituted “a uniformed service” for “an armed force” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b)(2)(C). Pub. L. 104–201, § 614(a)(1)(B), struck out “of the military department” before “concerned to be”.
Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 104–201, § 614(a)(2), struck out “of the military department” before “concerned may terminate”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–510designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
1987—Pub. L. 100–26substituted “A” for “a” at beginning of pars. (1) to (3), “; or” for “, or” at end of par. (1)(A), period for semicolon at end of par. (1)(B), and period for “; and” at end of par. (2).
1980—Pub. L. 96–284substituted “Each” for “(a) In addition to any other basic pay, special pay, incentive pay or allowance to which he is entitled, each”, struck out “beginning on or after October 1, 1977” after “active duty”, struck out subsec. (b) which prohibited inclusion of active duty monthly special pay in computation of amount of increase in pay authorized in any other provision of this title or in computation of retired pay or severance pay, and struck out subsec. (c) which provided that no special pay be paid for any month after September 1980.
1978—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–485substituted “September 1980” for “September 1978”.
1977—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–114amended subsec. (a) to provide for the reinstatement of special pay provisions for optometrists for each month on active duty beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1977.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 95–114reenacted subsec. (b) without change and added subsec. (c).
1973—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–64substituted “July 1, 1975” for “July 1, 1973” wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment
Pub. L. 95–114, § 4,Sept. 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 1047, provided that: “The amendments made by sections 2 and 3 of this Act [amending this section and section 303 of this title] become effective on October 1, 1977.”
Effective Date of 1973 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 93–64effective July 1, 1973, see section 206 ofPub. L. 93–64, set out as a note under section 401 of this title.
Pub. L. 92–129, title II, § 209,Sept. 28, 1971, 85 Stat. 359, provided that: “The foregoing provisions of this title [enacting this section and section 428 of this title and amending sections 203 and 403 of this title and sections 2204 and 2207 of Title 50, Appendix, War and National Defense] shall become effective on October 1, 1971, except that section 203 [enacting section 308a of this title] shall become effective on such date as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, but not earlier than February 1, 1971, and section 206 [amending section 2203 of Title 50, Appendix] shall become effective July 1, 1971.”
For savings provision relating to payment or repayment of any bonus, incentive pay, special pay, or similar pay obligated to be paid before Apr. 1, 2006, under a provision of this section amended by section 687(b) ofPub. L. 109–163, see section 687(f) ofPub. L. 109–163, set out as a note under section 510 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
Application of Increase
In case of amendment by section 615 ofPub. L. 107–314to increase maximum amount of special pay or bonus that may be paid during any 12-month period, the amended limitation is applicable to 12-month periods beginning after Sept. 30, 2002, see section 615(i) ofPub. L. 107–314, set out as a note under section 301d of this title.
Implementation of Subsection (b)
Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title VI, § 617(b),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1579, provided that the Secretary of Defense could not implement subsec. (b) of this section, unless the Secretary submitted to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report justifying the need of the military departments for the authority provided in such subsection and describing the manner in which that authority would be implemented, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VI, § 626(a)(2)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–153.
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