Summary: H.R.2404 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/26/1979)

Military Selective Service Amendments of 1979 - Directs the President to resume the registration of individuals pursuant to the Military Selective Service Act.

Amends the Military Selective Service Act to state that the Selective Service System should remain administratively independent of any other agency, including the Department of Defense.

Removes the restriction that only males may be subject to the selective service.

Stipulates that the President shall provide for the induction of not more than 200,000 male persons into the armed forces in each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 1980 for service in the Individual Ready Reserve of the Ready Reserve of the Army Reserve. Stipulates that individuals so inducted shall be required to serve not less than 12 weeks of active duty for training.

Stipulates that a random sequence drawing shall be conducted for inductment for all registrants who have attained the age of 18 but have not yet attained the age of 20.

Stipulates that effective upon the enactment of authority to induct persons into the armed forces no deferment will be granted to persons enlisting in any reserve component of the armed forces or the Ready Reserve of any such reserve component.

Stipulates that the entire Selective System shall be required to annually participate in training to simulate emergency mobilization procedures.

Exempts the Selective Service System from executive reorganization orders.

Entitles individuals inducted into the Individual Ready Reserve pursuant to this Act to the same educational benefits as those to which enlisted members of the Selected Reserve are entitled.