H.R. 1003: To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize space-available travel on military aircraft for reserve members, former members of a reserve component, and unremarried surviving spouses and dependents of such members and former members

March 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 1003: To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize space-available travel on military aircraft for reserve members, former members of a reserve component, and unremarried surviving spouses and dependents of such members and former members was introduced on March 10, 2011 by Rep. Donald Young (R-AK):

HR 1003 IH

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1003

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize space-available travel on military aircraft for reserve members, former members of a reserve component, and unremarried surviving spouses and dependents of such members and former members.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 10, 2011

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize space-available travel on military aircraft for reserve members, former members of a reserve component, and unremarried surviving spouses and dependents of such members and former members.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY OF RESERVE MEMBERS, FORMER RESERVE MEMBERS, AND THEIR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS FOR SPACE-AVAILABLE TRAVEL ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT.

(a) Eligibility- Chapter 157 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2641b the following new section:

`Sec. 2641c. Space-available travel on Department of Defense aircraft: reserve members; former reserve members; surviving spouses; dependents.

`(a) Members and Former Members of Reserve Components-

`(1) RESERVE MEMBERS- A member of a reserve component holding a valid Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card shall be provided transportation on Department of Defense aircraft, on a space-available basis, on the same basis as active duty members of the armed forces.

`(2) RESERVE RETIREES ELIGIBLE FOR RETIRED PAY- A former member of a reserve component entitled to retired pay under chapter 1223 of this title shall be provided transportation on Department of Defense aircraft, on a space-available basis, on the same basis as members of the armed forces entitled to retired pay.

`(3) RESERVE RETIREES UNDER APPLICABLE ELIGIBILITY AGE- A former member of a reserve component who, but for being under the eligibility age applicable to the member under section 12731 of this title, would be eligible for retired pay under chapter 1223 of this title, shall be provided transportation on Department of Defense aircraft, on a space-available basis, on the same basis as members of the armed forces entitled to retired pay.

`(b) Unremarried Surviving Spouses- The unremarried surviving spouse of a member or former member described in subsection (a) shall be provided transportation on Department of Defense aircraft, on a space-available basis, on the same basis as a spouse of a retired member of the armed forces.

`(c) Dependents-

`(1) DEPENDENTS OF MEMBERS OR FORMER MEMBERS- The dependent of a member or former member described in subsection (a) shall be provided transportation on Department of Defense aircraft, on a space-available basis, if the dependent is accompanying the member or former member.

`(2) DEPENDENTS OF UNREMARRIED SURVIVING SPOUSES- The dependent of a surviving spouse described in subsection (b) shall be provided transportation on Department of Defense aircraft, on a space-available basis, if the dependent is accompanying the surviving spouse.’.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2641b the following new item:

`2641c. Space-available travel on Department of Defense aircraft: reserve members; former reserve members; surviving spouses; dependents.’.

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