IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 3, 2021
Mrs. Feinstein introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To clarify the authority of States to use National Guard members performing Active Guard and Reserve duty during State-directed responses to domestic incidents.
This Act may be cited as the
National Guard Emergency Response Act of 2021.
Authority of States to use National Guard members performing Active Guard and Reserve duty during State-directed responses to domestic incidents
Section 328(b) of title 32, United States Code, is amended—
A member; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Under regulations prescribed by the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, the adjutant general of the jurisdiction concerned may authorize a member of the National Guard performing duty under subsection (a) to perform additional duties in response to a State-declared emergency or disaster provided that the adjutant general determines that members performing such additional duties will derive a benefit that satisfies or complements training requirements for the wartime mission or other training objectives of the members’ unit.