H.R.5741 - Universal National Service Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] (Introduced 07/15/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/23/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5741 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/15/2010)
Universal National Service Act - Declares that it is the obligation of every U.S. citizen, and every other person residing in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a two-year period of national service, unless exempted, either as a member of an active or reserve component of the Armed Forces or in a civilian capacity that promotes national defense. Requires induction into national service by the President. Allows persons to be inducted only: (1) under a declaration of war or national emergency; or (2) when members of the Armed Forces are engaged in a contingency operation. Requires each person, before induction, to be examined physically and mentally for classification for fitness to perform. Sets forth provisions governing: (1) induction deferments, postponements, and exemptions, including exemption of a conscientious objector from combatant training and military service; and (2) discharge following national service.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to authorize the military registration of females.