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111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5469

  To increase the mileage reimbursement rate for members of the armed 
   services during permanent change of station and to authorize the 
  transportation of additional motor vehicles of members on change of 
 permanent station to or from nonforeign areas outside the continental 
                             United States.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 28, 2010

     Mrs. McMorris Rodgers (for herself and Mr. Bishop of Georgia) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
  To increase the mileage reimbursement rate for members of the armed 
   services during permanent change of station and to authorize the 
  transportation of additional motor vehicles of members on change of 
 permanent station to or from nonforeign areas outside the continental 
                             United States.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Service Members Permanent Change of 
Station Relief Act''.

SEC. 2. MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED 
              SERVICES FOR TRAVEL RELATED TO CHANGE OF PERMANENT 
              STATION.

    Section 404(d)(1)(A) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``monetary allowance'' and all that follows through the period 
at the end and inserting the following: ``monetary allowance in place 
of the cost of transportation--
            ``(i) in the case of a member for whom travel has been 
        authorized in connection with a change of a change of permanent 
        station or for travel described in paragraph (2) or (3) of 
        subsection (a), at the business standard mileage rate set by 
        the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to section 1.274.5(j)(2) 
        of title 26, Code of Federal Regulations; and
            ``(ii) in the case of a member's dependent for whom such 
        travel has been authorized, at the rate provided in section 
        5704 of title 5.''.

SEC. 3. TRANSPORTATION OF ADDITIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE OF MEMBERS ON CHANGE 
              OF PERMANENT STATION TO OR FROM NONFOREIGN AREAS OUTSIDE 
              THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.

    (a) Authority To Transport Additional Motor Vehicle.--Subsection 
(a) of section 2634 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking the sentence following paragraph (4);
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) as 
        subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), respectively;
            (3) by inserting ``(1)'' after ``(a)''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(2) One additional motor vehicle of a member (or a dependent of 
the member) may be transported as provided in paragraph (1) if--
            ``(A) the member is ordered to make a change of permanent 
        station to or from a nonforeign area outside the continental 
        United States and the member has at least one dependent of 
        driving age who will use the motor vehicle; or
            ``(B) the Secretary concerned determines that a replacement 
        for the motor vehicle transported under paragraph (1) is 
        necessary for reasons beyond the control of the member and is 
        in the interest of the United States and the Secretary approves 
        the transportation in advance.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--Such subsection is 
further amended--
            (1) by striking ``his dependents'' and inserting ``a 
        dependent of the member'';
            (2) by striking ``him'' and inserting ``the member'';
            (3) by striking ``his)'' and inserting ``the member)'';
            (4) by striking ``his new'' and inserting ``the member's 
        new''; and
            (5) in paragraph (1)(C), as redesignated by subsection 
        (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``clauses (1) and (2)'' and 
                inserting ``subparagraphs (A) and (B)''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``or'' after the semicolon.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on January 1, 
2011, and apply with respect to a permanent change of station order 
issued on or after that date to a member of the uniformed services.
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