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112 STAT. 2054 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 Regulations. on, or after the date of the enactment of this paragraph) that limits the authority to make such payments.". (b) REPEAL OF RELATED LIMITATIONS.—(1) Section 8013(a) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1998 (111 Stat. 1222), is amended— (A) by striking out "on or after the date of enactment of this Act—" and all that follows through "nor shall any amounts" and inserting in lieu thereof "after October 7, 1997, enlists in the armed services for a period of active duty of less than three years, nor shall any amounts"; and (B) in the first proviso, by striking out "in the case of a member covered by clause (1),. (2) Section 8013(a) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1999, is amended— (A) by striking out "of this Act—" and all that follows through "nor shall any amounts" and inserting in lieu thereof "of this Act, enlists in the armed services for a period of active duty of less than 3 years, nor shall any amounts"; and (B) in the first proviso, by striking out "in the case of a member covered by clause (1),. (3) The amendments made by paragraph (2) shall take effect on the later of the following: (A) The date of the enactment of this Act. (B) The date of the enactment of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1999. SEC. 657. AUTHORITY TO PROVTOE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EDU- CATION OF CERTAIN DEFENSE DEPENDENTS OVERSEAS. Section 1407(b) of the Defense Dependents' Education Act of 1978 (20 U.S.C. 926(b)) is amended— (1) by striking out "(b) Under such circumstances as he may by regulation prescribe, the Secretary of Defense" and inserting in lieu thereof "(b) TUITION AND ASSISTANCE WHEN SCHOOLS UNAVAILABLE. — (1) Under such circumstances as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe in regulations, the Secretary"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service of the Navy, may provide financial assistance to sponsors of dependents in overseas areas where schools operated by the Secretary of Defense under subsection (a) are not reasonably available in order to assist the sponsors to defray the costs incurred by the sponsors for the attendance of the dependents at schools in such areas other than schools ojjerated by the Secretary of Defense. "(3) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation shall each prescribe regulations relating to the availability of financial assistance under subparagraph (A). Such regulations shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be consistent with Department of State regulations relating to the availability of financial assistance for the education of dependents of Department of State personnel overseas.". SEC. 658. CLARIFICATIONS CONCERNING PAYMENTS TO CERTAIN PER- SONS CAPTURED OR INTERNED BY NORTH VIETNAM. (a) ELIGIBILE SURVIVORS.—Subsection (b) of section 657 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Public