37 U.S. Code § 354 - Special pay: 15-year career status bonus for members entering service on or after August 1, 1986
Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title VI, §§ 631(c)(2), 635, Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 844, 851, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2018, with certain implementation requirements, this section is amended as follows:
(1) in subsection (f), by striking “If a” and inserting “(1) If a” and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
“(2) If a person who is paid a bonus under this section subsequently makes an election described in section 1409(b)(4)(B) of title 10, the person shall repay any bonus payments received under this section in the same manner as repayments are made under section 373 of this title.”; and
(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
(g) Sunset and Continuation of Payments.—(1) A Secretary concerned may not pay a new bonus under this section after December 31, 2017.
(2) Subject to subsection (f)(2), the Secretary concerned may continue to make payments for bonuses that were awarded under this section on or before the date specified in paragraph (1).
See 2015 Amendment notes below.
2015—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 114–92, § 631(c)(2)(A), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 114–92, § 631(c)(2)(B), added subsec. (g).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 110–181, § 661(b)(2), substituted “section 373” for “section 303a(e)”.
2006—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 109–163, amended heading and text of subsec. (f) generally, substituting provisions referring to repayment provisions of section 303a(e) for specific provisions relating to repayment required when person elects to receive bonus to remain continuously on active duty until completion of 20 years but fails to complete total period.
2001—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 107–107, § 620(a)(1), substituted “equal to $30,000” for “paid in a single lump sum of $30,000”.
Subsec. (d)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 107–107, § 620(a)(2), (3), added pars. (2) and (3), redesignated former par. (2) as (4), and substituted therein “The lump sum payment of the bonus, and the first installment payment in the case of members who elect to receive the bonus in installments,” for “The bonus”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 114–92 effective Jan. 1, 2018, with certain implementation requirements, see section 635 of Pub. L. 114–92, set out as a note under section 8432 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
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) of Pub. L. 109–163, see section 687(f) of Pub. L. 109–163, set out as a note under section 510 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
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