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S. 3162 (117th): National Guard Emergency Response Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 3, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 3162

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 3, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To clarify the authority of States to use National Guard members performing Active Guard and Reserve duty during State-directed responses to domestic incidents.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Guard Emergency Response Act of 2021.

2.

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—

(1)

by inserting (1) before A member; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

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.

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