Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/195

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398—APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-153 (b) REPEAL OF SUPERSEDED ENLISTMENT BONUS AUTHORITIES.— (1) Sections 308a and 308f of title 37, United States Code, are repealed. (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 5 of such title is amended by striking the items relating to such sections. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE. —(1) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on October 1, 2000, and apply with respect to enlistments in the Armed Forces made on or after that date. (2) The amendments made by subsection (b) shall take effect on October 1, 2000. The repeal of sections 308a and 308f of title 37, United States Code, by such subsection shall not affect the validity or terms of any bonus provided under such sections for enlistments in the Armed Forces made before that date. SEC. 625. CONSISTENCY OF AUTHORITIES FOR SPECIAL PAY FOR RESERVE MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICERS. (a) CONSISTENT DESCRIPTIONS OF ACTIVE DUTY.— Section 302(h)(1) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ", including active duty in the form of annual training, active duty for training, and active duty for special work". (b) RELATION TO OTHER SPECIAL PAY AUTHORITIES. —Subsection (d) of section 302f of such title is amended to read as follows: "(d) SPECL^ RULE FOR RESERVE MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFI- CERS.— While a reserve medical or dental officer receives a special pay under section 302 or 302b of this title by reason of subsection (a), the officer shall not be entitled to special pay under section 302(h) or 302b(h) of this title.". SEC. 626. ELIMINATION OF REQUIRED CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN SPECIAL PAY AUTHORITY. (a) RETENTION SPECIAL PAY FOR OPTOMETRISTS.— (1) Section 302a(b)(l) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking "an officer described in paragraph (2) may be paid" and inserting "the Secretary concerned may pay an officer described in paragraph (2) a". (2) Section 617 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 302a note) is amended by striking subsection (b). (b) SPECIAL PAY FOR OFFICERS IN NURSING SPECIALTIES.—(1) Section 302e(b)(2)(A) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking "the Secretary" and inserting "the Secretary of the military department concerned". (2) Section 614 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 302e note) is amended by striking subsection (c). SEC. 627. SPECIAL PAY FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS OF THE COAST GUARD. Section 302c(d)(l) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by inserting after "nurse," the following: "an officer of the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve designated as a physician assistant,".