IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 23, 2013
Ms. Collins (for herself and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 37, United States Code, to ensure that footwear furnished or obtained by allowance for enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces complies with domestic source requirements.
Compliance with domestic source requirements of footwear furnished or obtained by allowance for enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces
Section 418(a) of title 37, United States Code, is amended—
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
The footwear prescribed under this section to be furnished to, or to be paid for by allowance under this section by, members upon their initial entry into armed forces shall comply with the requirements of section 2533a of title 10, without regard to the applicability of any simplified acquisition threshold under chapter 137 of title 10 (or any other provision of law) to the use of such allowance for such footwear.
Subparagraph (A) does not apply to athletic footwear furnished to, or paid for by allowance by, a member described in that subparagraph if such footwear—
is medically required to meet unique physiological needs of the member; and
cannot be met with athletic footwear that complies with the requirements referred to in that subparagraph.