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[120 STAT. 2271]
[120 STAT. 2271]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

PUBLIC LAW 109–364—OCT. 17, 2006

120 STAT. 2271

remit, or cancel the indebtedness under the provisions of law referred to in paragraph (2) of such section, as added by subsection (a), and the title of the person who made the decision. (3) The cost of contracts for collection services to recover indebtedness owed to the United States that is delinquent. (4) An evaluation of whether or not such contracts, and the practice of disclosing to consumer reporting agencies the identity of members of the Armed Forces who owe a delinquent debt to the United States, has been effective in reducing indebtedness to the United States. (5) Such recommendations as the Secretary considers appropriate regarding the continuing disclosure of such information with respect to members of the Armed Forces. SEC. 673. EXPANSION AND ENHANCEMENT OF AUTHORITY TO REMIT OR CANCEL INDEBTEDNESS OF MEMBERS AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES INCURRED ON ACTIVE DUTY.

(a) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY.— (1) COVERAGE OF ALL MEMBERS AND FORMER MEMBERS.— Subsection (a) of section 4837 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘of a member’’ and all that follows through ‘‘on active duty’’ and inserting ‘‘of a person to the United States or any instrumentality of the United States incurred while the person was serving on active duty as a member of the Army’’. (2) REPEAL OF LIMITATION ON TIME FOR EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY.—Such section is further amended— (A) by striking subsection (b); and (B) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (b) and (c), respectively. (3) REPEAL OF TERMINATION OF MODIFIED AUTHORITY.— Paragraph (3) of section 683(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109–163; 119 Stat. 3322; 10 U.S.C. 4837 note) is repealed. (b) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.— (1) COVERAGE OF ALL MEMBERS AND FORMER MEMBERS.— Section 6161 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘of a member’’ and all that follows through ‘‘on active duty’’ and inserting ‘‘of a person to the United States or any instrumentality of the United States incurred while the person was serving on active duty as a member of the naval service’’. (2) REPEAL OF LIMITATION ON TIME FOR EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY.—Such section is further amended— (A) by striking subsection (b); and (B) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (b) and (c), respectively. (3) REPEAL OF TERMINATION OF MODIFIED AUTHORITY.— Paragraph (3) of section 683(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (119 Stat. 3323; 10 U.S.C. 6161 note) is repealed. (c) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE.— (1) COVERAGE OF ALL MEMBERS AND FORMER MEMBERS.— Subsection (a) of section 9837 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘of a member’’ and all that follows through ‘‘on active duty’’ and inserting ‘‘of a person to the United States or any instrumentality of the United States

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