Text: H.R.4424 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/01/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4424


To amend title 37, United States Code, to increase the maximum reimbursement amount authorized for travel expenses incurred by certain members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve to attend inactive duty training outside of normal commuting distances.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 1, 2016

Mr. Young of Alaska (for himself, Mr. Takai, Mr. Walz, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Ashford, and Mr. Rooney of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 37, United States Code, to increase the maximum reimbursement amount authorized for travel expenses incurred by certain members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve to attend inactive duty training outside of normal commuting distances.

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 “Rural Guard Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Maximum reimbursement amount for Reservists’ travel expenses to attend inactive duty training outside of normal commuting distances.

Section 478a(c) of title 37, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “The amount” and inserting the following:

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amount”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(2) HIGHER REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT AUTHORIZED.—The Secretary concerned may authorize, on a case-by-case basis, a higher reimbursement amount for a member under subsection (a) when the member—

“(A) resides—

“(i) in the same State as the inactive duty training location; and

“(ii) outside of an urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or more, as determined by the Bureau of the Census; and

“(B) is required to commute to the inactive duty training location—

“(i) using an aircraft or boat on account of limited or nonexistent vehicular routes to the training location or other geographical challenges; or

“(ii) from a permanent residence located more than 75 miles from the training location.”.