Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/143

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PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 116 STAT. 2571 the travel for which the member is paid travel and transportation allowances under this section until any time before the completion of the consecutive tour at the same duty station or the completion of the tour of duty at the new duty station under the order involved, as the case may be. "(2) If a member is unable to undertake the travel before expiration of the deferral period under paragraph (1) because of duty in connection with a contingency operation, the member may defer the travel until not more than one year after the date on which the member's duty in connection with the contingency operation ends.". (b) CO^fFORMING AND CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.— Such section is further amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) by striking "(a)(1)" and inserting "(a) ALLOWANCES AUTHORIZED.—"; and (B) by striking paragraph (2); and (2) by striking "(b) The allowances" and inserting "(c) LIMITATION ON ALLOWANCE RATE.—The allowances". (c) APPLICATION OF AMENDMENT.—Subsection (b) of section 411b 37 USC 4iib of title 37, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall note, apply with respect to members of the uniformed services in a deferred leave travel status under such section as of the date of the enactment of this Act or becomes entitled to travel and transportation allowances under such section on or after that date. SEC. 622. TRANSPORTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR MEMBERS REPORTED MISSING. (a) AUTHORITY TO SHIP TWO MOTOR VEHICLES. —Subsection (a) of section 554 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking "one privately owned motor vehicle" both places it appears and inserting "two privately owned motor vehicles". (b) PAYMENTS FOR LATE DELIVERY. —Subsection (i) of such section is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: "In a case in which two motor vehicles of a member (or the dependent or dependents of a member) are transported at the expense of the United States, no reimbursement is payable under this subsection unless both motor vehicles do not arrive at the authorized destination of the vehicles by the designated delivery date.". (c) APPLICABILITY. —The amendments made by subsection (a) 37 USC 554 note, shall apply with respect to members whose eligibility for benefits under section 554 of title 37, United States Code, commences on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. Subtitle D—Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits SEC. 631. PERMANENT REDUCTION FROM EIGHT TO SIX IN NUMBER OF YEARS OF RESERVE SERVICE REQUIRED FOR ELIGI- BILITY FOR RETIRED PAY FOR NON-REGULAR SERVICE. (a) REDUCTION IN REQUIREMENT FOR YEARS OF RESERVE COMPO- NENT SERVICE BEFORE RETIRED PAY ELIGIBILITY.—Subsection (a)(3) of section 12731 of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking "eight years" and inserting "six years"; and