H.R.4714 - To prohibit members of the Armed Forces in Saudi Arabia from being required or formally or informally compelled to wear the abaya garment, and for other purposes.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] (Introduced 05/14/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services | Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||05/15/2002 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.4714 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Prohibits a member of the U.S. armed forces from being required or compelled to wear the abaya garment, or any part thereof, while in Saudi Arabia pursuant to a permanent change of station or orders for temporary duty. Requires the Secretary of Defense to inform such personnel of such prohibition, both orally and in writing, within ten days after a member's arrival.
Passed House without amendment (05/14/2002)
Prohibits any funds made available to the Department of Defense from being used to purchase abayas for such personnel or for contractor personnel accompanying such forces.
Authorizes the commander of the United States Central Command to require the wearing of the abaya in specific circumstances that constitute an operational requirement essential for the conduct of the military mission.