Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 120.djvu/2228
PUBLIC LAW 109–364—OCT. 17, 2006
120 STAT. 2197
(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘‘(7) In this subsection, the term ‘United States’ includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.’’. (b) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Such section is further amended— (1) by striking the subsection heading and inserting ‘‘OPERATIONS RELATING TO DEFENSE AGAINST WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND TERRORIST ATTACKS.—’’; (2) in paragraph (5), by striking ‘‘rapid assessment element team’’ and inserting ‘‘weapons of mass destruction civil support team’’; and (3) in paragraph (6)— (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking ‘‘paragraph (3)’’ and inserting ‘‘paragraphs (1) and (3)’’; and (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘‘paragraph (3)(B)’’ and inserting ‘‘paragraph (3)’’. SEC. 528. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITIES RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES.
(a) ANNUITIES AND PAY OF MEMBERS ON FEDERAL REEMPLOYMENT.—Subsection (e) of section 513 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108–375; 118 Stat. 1882), as amended by section 516 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109–163; 119 Stat. 3237), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘‘(3) If warranted by circumstances described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of section 8344(i)(1) of title 5, United States Code, or by circumstances described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of section 8468(f)(1) of such title, as applicable, the chairman of the Commission may exercise, with respect to the members of the Commission, the same waiver authority as would be available to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management under such section.’’. (b) FINAL REPORT.—Subsection (f)(2) of such section 513 (118 Stat. 1882) is amended by striking ‘‘Not later than one year after the first meeting of the Commission’’ and inserting ‘‘Not later than January 31, 2008’’. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect as of October 28, 2004, as if included in the enactment of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to members of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves appointed on or after that date. SEC. 529. ADDITIONAL MATTERS TO BE REVIEWED BY COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES.
(a) ADDITIONAL MATTERS TO BE REVIEWED BY COMMISSION.— The Commission on the National Guard and Reserves shall include among the matters it studies (in addition to the matters specified in subsection (c) of the commission charter) each of the following: (1) NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU ENHANCEMENT PROPOSALS.— The advisability and feasibility of implementing the provisions of S. 2658 and H.R. 5200 of the 109th Congress, as introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, on April 26, 2006. (2) CHIEF OF NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU.—As an alternative to implementation of the provisions of the bills specified in
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