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S. 901 (115th): A bill to prohibit any reduction in the amount of the per diem allowance to which members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps or civilian employees of the Department of Defense are entitled based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or official travel, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 7, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 901

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 7, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Rounds, Ms. Cantwell, Ms. Hassan, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Warner, Ms. Collins, and Mr. Kaine) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To prohibit any reduction in the amount of the per diem allowance to which members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps or civilian employees of the Department of Defense are entitled based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or official travel, and for other purposes.

1.

Prohibition on per diem allowance reductions based on the duration of temporary duty assignment or civilian travel

(a)

Members

Section 474(d)(3) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: The Secretary of a military department shall not alter the amount of the per diem allowance, or the maximum amount of reimbursement, for a locality based on the duration of the temporary duty assignment in the locality of a member of the armed forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary..

(b)

Civilian employees

Section 5702(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: The Secretary of Defense shall not alter the amount of the per diem allowance, or the maximum amount of reimbursement, for a locality based on the duration of the travel in the locality of an employee of the Department..

(c)

Repeals

(1)

Existing policy and regulations

The policy, and any regulations issued pursuant to such policy, implemented by the Secretary of the Department of Defense on November 1, 2014, with respect to reductions in per diem allowances based on duration of temporary duty assignment or civilian travel shall have no force or effect.

(2)

Attempted statutory fix

Section 672 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328; 37 U.S.C. 474 note; 130 Stat. 2178) is repealed.