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Public Law 115-2
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of 
persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active 
duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces. <<NOTE: Jan. 
                         20, 2017 -  [S. 84]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 10 USC 113 note.>>  EXCEPTION TO LIMITATION 
                              AGAINST APPOINTMENT OF PERSONS AS 
                              SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WITHIN SEVEN 
                              YEARS OF RELIEF FROM ACTIVE DUTY AS 
                              REGULAR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF THE 
                              ARMED FORCES.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the second sentence of section 
113(a) of title 10, United States Code, the first person appointed, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as Secretary of Defense 
after the date of the enactment of this Act may be a person who is, on 
the date of appointment, within seven years after relief, but not within 
three years after relief, from active duty as a commissioned officer of 
a regular component of the Armed Forces.
    (b) <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  Limited Exception.--This section 
applies only to the first person appointed as Secretary of Defense as 
described in subsection (a) after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
and to no other person.

    Approved January 20, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 84:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Jan. 12, considered and passed Senate.
            Jan. 13, considered and passed House.

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