50a U.S. Code Rule - Land rights of servicemembers
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(a) No age limitations
Any servicemember under the age of 21 in military service shall be entitled to the same rights under the laws relating to lands owned or controlled by the United States, including mining and mineral leasing laws, as those servicemembers who are 21 years of age.
(b) Residency requirement
Any requirement related to the establishment of a residence within a limited time shall be suspended as to entry by a servicemember in military service or the spouse of such servicemember until 180 days after termination of or release from military service.
Source(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title V, § 508, as added Pub. L. 108–189, § 1,Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2857; amended Pub. L. 111–97, § 4(a),Nov. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 3008.)
A prior section 568, act Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. V, § 508,54 Stat. 1189, related to irrigation rights and suspension of residence requirements, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189.
2009—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–97inserted “or the spouse of such servicemember” after “a servicemember in military service”.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment
Pub. L. 111–97, § 4(b),Nov. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 3008, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to servicemembers in military service (as defined in section 101 of such Act (50 App. U.S.C. 511)) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 11, 2009].”
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