Text: H.R.4478 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/04/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4478


To amend the Military Selective Service Act to extend the registration and conscription requirements of the Selective Service System, currently applicable only to men between the ages of 18 and 26, to women between those ages to reflect the opening of Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties to women.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 4, 2016

Mr. Hunter (for himself and Mr. Zinke) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend the Military Selective Service Act to extend the registration and conscription requirements of the Selective Service System, currently applicable only to men between the ages of 18 and 26, to women between those ages to reflect the opening of Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties to women.

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 “Draft America’s Daughters Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Application of military selective service registration and conscription requirements to female citizens and residents of the United States between the ages of 18 and 26.

(a) Applicability to female citizens and residents within specified age range.—Section 3(a) of the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. 3802(a)) is amended—

(1) in the first sentence—

(A) by striking “every male citizen” and inserting “all citizens”;

(B) by striking “every other male person” and inserting “all other persons”;

(C) by striking “is between” and inserting “are between”; and

(D) by striking “himself” and inserting “themselves”; and

(2) in the second sentence, by striking “he continues” and inserting “the alien continues”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 90 days after the later of—

(1) the date of the enactment of this Act; or

(2) the date on which the Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress that all Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties are open to qualified female candidates.