IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 14, 2019
Mr. Hoeven (for himself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Daines, and Mr. Rounds) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide that activities relating to the training and readiness of the reserve components of the Armed Forces during a lapse in appropriations shall constitute voluntary services that may be accepted by the United States.
Treatment of activities relating to training and readiness of the Armed Forces during a lapse in appropriations as voluntary services acceptable by the United States
Section 1342 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence:
However, the term does include any portion of a fiscal year during which the appropriation bill for the fiscal year for the Department of Defense or the Department of Homeland Security, as applicable, has not become law and an Act or joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year is not in effect, but only with respect to activities relating to the training and readiness of the Armed Forces (including the National Guard and the Reserves) carried out during such portion of the fiscal year..