Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/93

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337 —OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2727 SEC. 349. UNIFORM HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES 10 USC 1587 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ASSIGNED TO "o*® NONAPPROPRIATED FUND INSTRUMENTALITIES. (a) IN GENERAL. —Not later than October 1, 1995, the Secretary of Defense shall take such steps as may be necessary to provide a uniform health benefits program for employees of the Department of Defense assigned to a nonappropriated fund instrumentality of the Department. (b) PROGRESS REPORT.— Not later than March 15, 1995, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the progress made by the Secretary in implementing subsection (a). Subtitle F—Department of Defense Domestic and Overseas Dependents' Schools SEC. 351. REAUTHORIZATION OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DOMES- TIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOR DEPENDENTS. (a) CONTINUED AUTHORITY. —Chapter 108 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ^'§2164. Department of Defense domestic dependent elementary and secondary schools "(a) AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY. — If the Secretary of Defense makes a determination that appropriate educational programs are not available through a local educational agency for dependents of members of the armed forces and dependents of civilian employ- ees of the Federal Government residing on a military installation in the United States (including territories, commonwealths, and possessions of the United States), the Secretary may enter into arrangements to provide for the elementary or secondary education of the dependents of such members of the armed forces and, to the extent authorized in subsection (c), the dependents of such civilian employees. The Secretary may, at the discretion of the Secretary, permit dependents of members of the armed forces and, to the ejctent provided in subsection (c), dependents of civilian employees of the Federal Government residing in a territory, commonwealth, or possession of the United States but not on a military installation, to enroll in an educational program provided by the Secretary pursuant to this subsection. "(b) FACTORS FOR SECRETARY TO CONSIDER. — (1) Factors to be considered by the Secretary of Defense in making a determination under subsection (a) shall include the following: "(A) The extent to which such dependents are eligible for free public education in the local area adjacent to the military installation. "(B) The extent to which the local educational agency is able to provide an appropriate educational program for such dependents. "(2) For purposes of paragraph (1)(B), an appropriate educational program is a program that, as determined by the Secretary,