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H.R. 5713 - National Guard Promotion Accountability Act

Introduced: 2018-05-08
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5713


    To amend title 10, United States Code, to clarify the effective date of the promotion of commissioned officers of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, to improve processes for Federal recognition of the promotions of such officers, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2018

    Ms. Shea-Porter (for herself and Mr. Kelly of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To amend title 10, United States Code, to clarify the effective date of the promotion of commissioned officers of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, to improve processes for Federal recognition of the promotions of such officers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Guard Promotion Accountability Act”.

SEC. 2. Date of rank of commissioned National Guard officers promoted to a higher grade.

(a) In general.—Section 14308(f) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting “(1)” before “The effective date”;

(2) in paragraph (1), as designated by paragraph (1) of this subsection, by striking “on which such Federal recognition in that grade is so extended” and inserting “of the approval of the promotion of the officer to that grade by the State concerned”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(2)(A) Notwithstanding subsection (c)(1), the date of rank in a higher grade of an officer whose effective date of promotion to such grade is governed by paragraph (1) shall be such effective date of promotion.

“(B) The specification of the date of rank of an officer in a grade pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be deemed an adjustment of the date of rank of the officer to that grade in the manner of section 741(d)(4) of this title, pursuant to subsection (c)(2), to which section 741(d)(4)(C) of this title shall apply, notwithstanding subsection (c)(3).”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply with respect to National Guard officers whose promotion to a grade is approved by a State after that date.

SEC. 3. Notice to Congress on delay in publication of scrolls indicating promotion of commissioned National Guard officers.

(a) Notice required.—If at the end of the 200-day period beginning on the receipt by the Department of the Army or the Department of the Air Force of a scroll indicating the promotion of commissioned officers in the Army National Guard or Air National Guard, as applicable, the scroll has not been published by the military department concerned, the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force, as the case may be, shall immediately notify the congressional defense committees, in writing, of the following:

(1) The date on which the scroll was so received.

(2) A description of the processing of the scroll by the military department concerned as of the date of the report, including a statement of the length of time in processing at each stage in the process through that date.

(3) The reason why the scroll was not published within 200 days of receipt, and the intended remediation for the delay in publication.

(b) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “congressional defense committees” has the meaning given such term in section 101(a)(16) of title 10, United States Code.

(2) The term “scroll” has the meaning given that term in Department of Defense Instruction 1310.02, and any successor instruction or document.


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