PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 112 STAT. 2045 "§ 12603. Attendance at inactive-duty training assemblies: commercial travel at Federal supply schedule rates "(a) FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE TRAVEL.— Commercial travel under Federal supply schedules is authorized for the travel of a Reserve to the location of inactive duty training to be performed by the Reserve and from that location upon completion of the training. "(b) REGULATIONS. — The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe in regulations such requirements, conditions, and restrictions for travel under the authority of subsection (a) as the Secretary considers appropriate. The regulations shall include policies and procedures for preventing abuses of that travel authority. "(c) REIMBURSEMENT NOT AUTHORIZED. —^A Reserve is not entitled to Government reimbursement for the cost of travel authorized under subsection (a). "(d) TREATMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AS USE BY MILITARY DEPARTMENTS. —For the purposes of section 201(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 481(a)), travel authorized under subsection (a) shall be treated as transportation for the use of a military department.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. — The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "12603. Attendance at inactive-duty training assemblies: commercial travel at Federal supply schedule rates. ". Subtitle D—Retired Pay, Survivor Benefits, and Related Matters SEC. 641. PAID -UP COVERAGE UNDER SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN. Section 1452 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(j) COVERAGE PAID UP AT 30 YEARS AND AGE 70.— Effective Effective date. October 1, 2008, no reduction may be made under this section in the retired pay of a participant in the Plan for any month after the later of— "(1) the 360th month for which the participant's retired pay is reduced under this section; and "(2) the month during which the participant attains 70 years of age.". SEC. 642. SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD. 10 USC 1448 (a) PERSONS NOT CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING IN SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN. — (1) ELECTION OF SBP COVERAGE. — An eligible retired or former member may elect to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan during the open enrollment period specified in subsection (d). (2) ELECTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL ANNUITY COVERAGE.— An eligible retired or former member who elects under paragraph (1) to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan may also elect during the open enrollment period to participate in the Supplemental Survivor Benefit Plan.
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