Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/635

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PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2429 (B) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting in lieu thereof; and"; and (C) by adding at the end the following: "(5) amounts payable under section 1408(h) of this title.". (c) PROSPECTIVE APPLICABILITY.—NO payments under sub- louscuos section (h) of section 1408 of title 10, United States Code (as "°*® added by subsection (a)), shall accrue for periods before the date of the enactment of this Act. (d) REPORT ON OTHER ACTIONS. —(1) Not later than December lo use ii3 note. 15, 1993, the Secretary of Defense shall transmit to the Congress a report on the actions taken and planned to be taken in the Department of Defense to reduce or eliminate disincentives for a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces abused by the member to report the abuse to appropriate authorities. (2) The actions considered by the Secretary should include the provision of treatment, child care services, health care services, job training, job placement services, and transitional financial assistance for dependents of members of the Armed Forces referred to in paragraph (1). (e) STUDY REQUIRED. — (1) The Secretary of Defense shall con- lo use 1408 duct a study in order to estimate— "°*®- (A) the number of persons who will become eligible to receive payments under subsection (h) of section 1408 of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), during each of fiscal years 1993 through 2000; and (B) for each of fiscal years 1993 through 2000, the number of members of the Armed Forces who, after having completed at least one, and less than 20, years of service in that fiscal year, will be approved in that fiscal year for separation from the Armed Forces as a result of having abused a spouse or dependent child. (2) The study shall include a thorough analysis of— (A) the effects, if any, of appeals and requests for clemency in the case of court-martial convictions on the entitlement to payments in accordance with subsection (h) of section 1408 of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)); (B) the socio-economic effects on the dependents of members of the Armed Forces described in subsection (h)(2) of such section that result from terminations of the eligibility of such members to receive retired or retainer pay; and (C) the effects of separations of such members from the Armed Forces on the mission readiness of the units of assignment of such members when separated and on the Armed Forces in general. (3) Not later than one year after the date of the enactment Reports. of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the results of the study. TITLE Vn—HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS SEC. 700. REFERENCE TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN TITLE XLIV. For provisions of this Act regarding health care services as a consequence of the defense drawdown, see section 4408 relating to improved conversion health policies as part of transitional medical care and section 4409 relating to continued health coverage for members and dependents.