IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 19, 2013
Mr. Begich (for himself and Ms. Hirono) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To increase the mileage reimbursement rate for members of the armed services during permanent change of station and to authorize the transportation of additional motor vehicles of members on change of permanent station to or from nonforeign areas outside the continental United States.
This Act may be cited as
Service Members Permanent Change
of Station Relief Act
Mileage reimbursement rate for members of the uniformed services for travel related to change of permanent station
Section 474(d)(1)(A) of title 37, United
States Code, is amended by striking
monetary allowance and all
that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following:
“monetary allowance in place of the cost of transportation—
in the case of a member for whom travel has been authorized in connection with a change of permanent station or for travel described in paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a), at the business standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to section 1.274.5(j)(2) of title 26, Code of Federal Regulations; and
in the case of a member's dependent for whom such travel has been authorized, at the rate provided in section 5704 of title 5.
Transportation of additional motor vehicle of members on change of permanent station to or from nonforeign areas outside the continental United States
Authority To transport additional motor vehicle
by striking the sentence following paragraph (4);
by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) as subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), respectively;
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
One additional motor vehicle of a member (or a dependent of the member) may be transported as provided in paragraph (1) if—
the member is ordered to make a change of permanent station to or from a nonforeign area outside the continental United States and the member has at least one dependent of driving age who will use the motor vehicle; or
the Secretary concerned determines that a replacement for the motor vehicle transported under paragraph (1) is necessary for reasons beyond the control of the member and is in the interest of the United States and the Secretary approves the transportation in advance.
Technical and conforming amendments
Such subsection is further amended—
his dependents and inserting
a dependent of the
him and inserting
his) and inserting
his new and inserting
the member’s new;
in paragraph (1)(C), as redesignated by subsection (a)—
clauses (1) and (2) and inserting
subparagraphs (A) and
or after the semicolon.
The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on January 1, 2014, and apply with respect to a permanent change of station order issued on or after that date to a member of the uniformed services.