H.R.748 - Universal National Service Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] (Introduced 02/15/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||03/06/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.748 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/15/2013)
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 25 to perform a 2-year period of national service, unless exempted, either through military service or through civilian service in a federal, state, or local government program or with a community-based agency or entity engaged in meeting human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs. 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.