US (United States) Code. Title 14. Part I. Chapter 13: Pay, allowances, awards, and other rights and benefits

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14 USC CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

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CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

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CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

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Sec.

461. Remission of indebtedness of enlisted members upon discharge.

(462 to 466. Repealed.)

467. Computation of length of service.

468. Procurement of personnel.

469. Training.

470. Special instruction at universities.

471. Attendance at professional meetings.

(471a to 474. Repealed.)

475. Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of inadequate housing.

476. Contingent expenses.

477. Equipment to prevent accidents.

478. Rations or commutation therefor in money.

479. Sales of ration supplies to messes.

480. Flight rations.

481. Payments at time of discharge for good of service.

482. Clothing at time of discharge for good of service.

483. Right to wear uniform.

484. Protection of uniform.

485. Clothing for officers and enlisted personnel.

486. Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons.

487. Procurement and sale of stores to members and civilian

employees.

488. Advancement of public funds to personnel.

(489, 490. Repealed.)

491. Medal of honor.

492. Distinguished service medal.

492a. Distinguished flying cross.

493. Coast Guard medal.

494. Insignia for additional awards.

(495. Repealed.)

496. Time limit on award; report concerning deed.

497. Honorable subsequent service as condition to award.

498. Posthumous awards.

499. Delegation of powers to make awards; rules and regulations.

500. Life-saving medals.

501. Replacement of medals.

502. Award of other medals.

503. Awards and insignia for excellence in service or conduct.

504. Medal of honor: duplicate medal.

505. Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of Honor Flag.

(506. Repealed.)

507. Disposition of effects of decedents.

508. Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension and

delivery; penalties.

509. Persons discharged as result of court-martial; allowances to.

510. Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses.

511. Compensatory absence from duty for military personnel at

isolated duty stations.

512. Monetary allowance for transportation of household effects.

513. Retroactive payment of pay and allowances delayed by

administrative error or oversight.

514. Reimbursement for adoption expenses.

515. Child development services.

516. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement.

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Chapter 13 of this title deals with pay, allowances, awards, and

other rights and benefits for personnel of the Coast Guard. Some of

these sections are new as applied to the Coast Guard, some clarify

and consolidate existing law, and others merely restate existing

law. There is no intention to amend, enlarge or curtail the Pay

Readjustment Act of 1942, as amended. 81st Congress, House Report

No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

2002 - Pub. L. 107-295, title III, Sec. 312(b), Nov. 25, 2002,

116 Stat. 2102, added item 511 and struck out former item 511

''Compensatory absence of military personnel at isolated aids to

navigation.''

Pub. L. 107-248, title VIII, Sec. 8143(c)(4)(B), Oct. 23, 2002,

116 Stat. 1571, added item 505.

2001 - Pub. L. 107-107, div. A, title V, Sec. 553(d)(1)(B), Dec.

28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1117, added item 504.

1998 - Pub. L. 105-261, div. A, title VI, Sec. 644(d)(2), Oct.

17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2049, added item 516.

1996 - Pub. L. 104-324, title II, Sec. 201(b), Oct. 19, 1996, 110

Stat. 3907, added item 515.

1991 - Pub. L. 102-190, div. A, title VI, Sec. 651(b)(2), Dec.

5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1387, added item 514.

1988 - Pub. L. 100-448, Sec. 13(b), Sept. 28, 1988, 102 Stat.

1844, added item 513.

1984 - Pub. L. 98-557, Sec. 15(a)(4)(D)(ii), 25(a)(3), Oct. 30,

1984, 98 Stat. 2866, 2872, struck out item 462a and substituted

''members'' for ''officers, enlisted men,'' in item 487.

1982 - Pub. L. 97-295, Sec. 2(15)(B), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat.

1302, struck out item 473.

1980 - Pub. L. 96-376, Sec. 7(b), Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1510,

added item 512.

1970 - Pub. L. 91-278, Sec. 1(12), June 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 306,

substituted ''Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of inadequate

housing'' for ''Hiring of quarters for personnel'' as item 475.

1968 - Pub. L. 90-377, Sec. 7, July 5, 1968, 82 Stat. 288,

substituted ''Persons discharged as result of court-martial;

allowances to'' for ''Prisoners; allowances to; transportation'' in

item 509.

1966 - Pub. L. 89-718, Sec. 73(c)(2), Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat.

1124, struck out reference to pay and allowances and to pay of

officers indebted to the United States and inserted reference to

discharge in item 461.

Pub. L. 89-444, Sec. 1(26), June 9, 1966, 80 Stat. 197, struck

out items 462, 464, 465, 466, 474, 504, 505, and 506.

1964 - Pub. L. 88-558, Sec. 7(1), Aug. 31, 1964, 78 Stat. 768,

struck out item 490 effective two years after Aug. 31, 1964. Pub.

L. 88-558 was subsequently repealed by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 5(b),

Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1068.

1962 - Pub. L. 87-651, title III, Sec. 308, Sept. 7, 1962, 76

Stat. 527, struck out item 471a.

Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 7(c), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 495, struck

out ''active duty pay and'' before ''retired pay'' in item 462a.

Pub. L. 87-526, Sec. 1(2), (4), July 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 141,

provided for remission of indebtedness of enlisted members in item

461 and struck out item 495 providing for additional pay for

holders of medals.

1956 - Act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec. 10(b), 11(b), 12(b),

14(b), 70A Stat. 624, added items 462a, 471a, 492a, and 510.

Act Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 837, title V, Sec. 502(8)(B), 70 Stat. 886,

struck out item 489 ''Death gratuity''.

1955 - Act Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 650, Sec. 3, 69 Stat. 577, added

item 511.

1954 - Act Sept. 3, 1954, ch. 1263, Sec. 33(a), 68 Stat. 1238,

inserted ''; pay of officers indebted to United States'' in item

461.

1952 - Act July 10, 1952, ch. 631, Sec. 1, 66 Stat. 539,

substituted ''payment of expenses incident to apprehension and

delivery'' for ''arrest by civil authority'' in item 508.

1950 - Act Aug. 3, 1950, ch. 536, Sec. 25, 64 Stat. 407, struck

out items 463 and 472.

Act May 5, 1950, ch. 169, Sec. 16(b), 64 Stat. 149, added items

508 and 509.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in section 705 of this title.

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Sec. 461. Remission of indebtedness of enlisted members upon

discharge

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If he considers it in the best interest of the United States, the

Secretary may have remitted or canceled any part of an enlisted

member's indebtedness to the United States or any of its

instrumentalities remaining unpaid before or at the time of, that

member's honorable discharge.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 530; Sept. 3, 1954, ch. 1263, Sec.

33(b), 68 Stat. 1238; Pub. L. 87-526, Sec. 1(1), July 10, 1962, 76

Stat. 141; Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 14d(7), Sept. 7, 1962, as added

Pub. L. 89-718, Sec. 73(a)(3), Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1124; Pub. L.

89-718, Sec. 73(c)(1), Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1124; Pub. L. 90-83,

Sec. 2, Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 220; Pub. L. 94-546, Sec. 1(29),

Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2521.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 20a, 121 (May 18, 1920,

ch. 190, Sec. 8, 41 Stat. 603; June 10, 1922, ch. 212, 42 Stat.

625; July 3, 1926, ch. 742, Sec. 10, 44 Stat. 817).

Said section 121 was omitted from the 1940 and 1946 editions of

the U.S. Code, but it has been held that the assimilation provision

thereof is inoperative only insofar as Congress has made specific

legislative provision for the Coast Guard, and that benefits

derived from legislation pertaining to the Navy previously

conferred upon the Coast Guard, and not provided for in subsequent

legislation, survive to the Coast Guard under the assimilation

statute. (See 27 Comp. Dec. 234; 22 Comp. Gen. 723; decision of

June 9, 1947, B-63472; decision of April 2, 1948, B-70438; and

decision of September 2, 1948, B-77295.)

It seems desirable to retain this assimilation provision as to

pay in order to cover any failure to provide specifically for the

Coast Guard in military pay legislation.

This section assimilates the pay of military personnel of the

Coast Guard to the pay of military personnel of the Navy. It seems

that this is the most feasible method of insuring that the pay of

military personnel of the Coast Guard will not vary from the pay of

military personnel of the other armed forces. The assimilation is

intended to include authorization for extra pay and allowances as

provided for personnel of the Navy, for all types of special duty:

for example, qualified divers on diving duty, military personnel

assigned to submarine duty, military personnel assigned to aviation

duty, officers assigned as aides to flag officers, and enlisted

persons assigned to duty in the mess detail. Military pay acts are

intended to include Coast Guard personnel specifically; this

section would cover any failure to so provide for Coast Guard

personnel in a pay act.

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 94-546 substituted ''Secretary'' for ''Secretary

of the Treasury''.

1967 - Pub. L. 90-83 corrected section 73(a)(3) of Pub. L. 89-718

to change the designation of sections repealed under Pub. L. 87-649

from sections 471(a) and (b) of Title 14 to sections 461(a) and (b)

of Title 14. See 1966 Amendment note below.

1966 - Pub. L. 89-718, Sec. 73(a)(3), amended section 14d of Pub.

L. 87-649, which contained in cls. (1) to (6) list of sections of

Title 14 repealed by Pub. L. 87-649, by inserting ''(7) Section

471(a) and (b).'' However, for purposes of codification, the repeal

has been executed to former subsecs. (a) and (b) of this section,

which provided respectively for the awarding of the same pay and

allowances as prescribed for corresponding ranks, grades, or

ratings for personnel of the Navy and for the withholding of pay of

officers on account of indebtedness to the United States, since

this appears to have been the intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 89-718, Sec. 73(c)(1), struck out references to pay and

allowances and pay of officers indebted to the United States from

section catchline and struck out letter designation ''(c)'' from

beginning of former subsec. (c), leaving text of former subsec. (c)

as constituting entire text of section.

1962 - Pub. L. 87-526, Sec. 1(1)(A), amended section catchline to

provide for remission of indebtedness of enlisted members.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 87-526, Sec. 1(1)(B), added subsec. (c).

1954 - Act Sept. 3, 1954 inserted ''; pay of officers indebted to

United States'' in section catchline, designated existing

provisions as subsec. (a), and added subsec. (b).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1967 AMENDMENT

Section 9(i) of Pub. L. 90-83 provided that: ''Section 2 of this

Act (correcting section 73(a)(3) of Pub. L. 89-718) is effective as

of November 2, 1966, for all purposes.''

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(Sec. 462. Repealed. Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 14d(1), Sept. 7, 1962, 76

Stat. 502)

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Section, acts Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 530; May 14, 1960,

Pub. L. 86-474, Sec. 1(19), 74 Stat. 146, related to pay and

allowances of rear admirals. See section 202 of Title 37, Pay and

Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section 15 of Pub. L. 87-649,

set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title

37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

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(Sec. 462a. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-417, Sec. 2(11), Jan. 4, 1983, 96

Stat. 2086)

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Section, added act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec. 10(a), 70A Stat.

623; amended Sept. 7, 1962, Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 7(b), 76 Stat.

495, related to retired pay after two years of active duty for

retired rear admirals.

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(Sec. 463. Repealed. Aug. 3, 1950, ch. 536, Sec. 36, 64 Stat. 408)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 530, related to

continuation of additional pay.

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(Sec. 464, 465. Repealed. Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 14d(2), (3), Sept.

7, 1962, 76 Stat. 502)

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Section 464, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531, related to

allotments of pay. See section 703 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances

of the Uniformed Services.

Section 465, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531, related to

advances to officers ordered to and from sea or shore duty beyond

the seas. See section 1006 of Title 37.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section 15 of Pub. L. 87-649,

set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title

37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

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(Sec. 466. Repealed. July 12, 1955, ch. 328, Sec. 5(3), 69 Stat.

296)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531, provided for

settlement of accounts of deceased officers and men. See section

2771 of Title 10, Armed Forces, and section 714 of Title 32,

National Guard.

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Sec. 467. Computation of length of service

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In computing length of service of officers and enlisted personnel

for any purpose all creditable service in the Army, Navy, Marine

Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Revenue Cutter Service, and Life

Saving Service shall be included in addition to any other

creditable service authorized by any other law.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 2 (Jan. 28, 1915, ch.

20, Sec. 3, 38 Stat. 801).

The Air Force is added in the enumeration of services.

That part referring to the operation of a station for part of a

year is omitted.

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

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Sec. 468. Procurement of personnel

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The Coast Guard may expend operating expense funds for recruiting

activities, including but not limited to advertising and

entertainment, in order to -

(1) obtain recruits for the Service and cadet applicants; and

(2) gain support of recruiting objectives from those who may

assist in the recruiting effort.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531; Pub. L. 104-324, title II,

Sec. 206(b), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3908.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on the following language contained in the Coast Guard

appropriation act for 1949, ''Pay and Allowances'' and preceding

years: ''expenses of recruiting for the Coast Guard; advertising

for and obtaining enlisted personnel and applicants for appointment

as cadets;'' (June 19, 1948, ch. 558, 62 Stat. 562).

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-324 amended text generally. Prior to

amendment, text read as follows: ''The Coast Guard may make

expenditures as necessary in order to obtain recruits for the

service and cadet applicants, including advertising.''

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Sec. 469. Training

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The Coast Guard may make expenditures for the training of

personnel, including books, school supplies, correspondence

courses, motion picture equipment, and other equipment for

instructional purposes.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on the following language contained in the Coast Guard

appropriation act for 1949, ''Pay and Allowances'' and preceding

years: ''motion picture and other equipment for instructional

purposes; . . . training of enlisted personnel, including

textbooks, school supplies, and correspondence courses;'' (June 19,

1948, 62 Stat. 562).

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

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Sec. 470. Special instruction at universities

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Coast Guard personnel may be assigned for special instruction at

private or state colleges or universities, and their expenses,

including tuition, books, laboratory equipment and fees, and school

supplies, may be defrayed by the Coast Guard.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 531.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on the following language contained in the Coast Guard

appropriation act for 1949, ''Pay and Allowances'' and preceding

years: ''Not to exceed $32,200 for cost of instruction of officers

at non-Federal institutions, including books, laboratory equipment

and fees, school supplies, and maintenance of students;'' (June 19,

1948, ch. 558, 62 Stat. 562).

The monetary limitation is removed.

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 37 section 321.

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Sec. 471. Attendance at professional meetings

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Coast Guard personnel may be directed to attend meetings of

technical, professional, scientific, and other similar

organizations and may be reimbursed for expenses thereby incurred

at the rates authorized by law.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532.)

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It is believed that the authority contained in this section will

greatly benefit the Government in providing better trained

personnel. A similar provision was enacted for personnel of the

Navy in 1946 (see title 5, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 421c). 81st

Congress, House Report No. 557.

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(Sec. 471a. Repealed. Pub. L. 87-651, title III, Sec. 307B, Sept.

7, 1962, 76 Stat. 526)

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Section, added act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec. 11(a), 70A Stat.

624, authorized transportation of motor vehicles on permanent

change of station.

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(Sec. 472. Repealed. Aug. 3, 1950, ch. 536, Sec. 36, 64 Stat. 408)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532, related to

travel allowance to enlisted men on discharge. See section 404 of

Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

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(Sec. 473. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-295, Sec. 2(15)(A), Oct. 12, 1982,

96 Stat. 1302)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532, authorized

Secretary to discharge underage Coast Guard enlisted personnel with

appropriate pay and allowances, such persons to be given

subsistence and transportation in kind to their homes.

Opinion of the Comptroller General, No. B-91297, Dec. 23, 1949,

in holding that act Sept. 24, 1945, ch. 385, 59 Stat. 536, from

which this section was derived, was superseded by section 303 of

the Career Compensation Act of 1949, act Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681,

title III, 63 Stat. 813, stated that this section was also

inconsistent with said section 303 and therefore repealed. See

section 423 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed

Services.

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(Sec. 474. Repealed. Sept. 1, 1954, ch. 1211, Sec. 5, 68 Stat.

1130)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532, related to

compensation for travel tolls and fares. See section 408 of Title

37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

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Sec. 475. Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of inadequate

housing

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(a) The Secretary is authorized to lease housing facilities at or

near Coast Guard installations, wherever located, for assignment as

public quarters to military personnel and their dependents, if any,

without rental charge upon a determination by the Secretary, or his

designee, that there is a lack of adequate housing facilities at or

near such Coast Guard installations. The Secretary is also

authorized to lease housing facilities for assignment as public

quarters, without rental charge, to military personnel who are on

sea duty or duty at remote offshore Coast Guard stations and who do

not have dependents. Such authority shall be effective in any

fiscal year only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided

in appropriation Acts. When any such lease involves housing

facilities in a foreign country, the lease may be made on a

multiyear basis for a period not to exceed five years, and, in

accordance with local custom and practice, advance payment may be

made for the lease. Such public housing facilities may be leased

on an individual or multiple-unit basis. Expenditures for the

rental of such housing facilities may not exceed the average

authorized for the Department of Defense in any year except where

the Secretary finds that the average is so low as to prevent rental

of necessary housing facilities in some areas, in which event he is

authorized to reallocate existing funds to high-cost areas so that

rental expenditures in such areas exceed the average authorized for

the Department of Defense.

(b) The Secretary is authorized, subject to regulations approved

by the President -

(1) to designate as rental housing such housing as he may

determine to be inadequate as public quarters; and

(2) to lease inadequate housing to members of the Coast Guard

for occupancy by them and their dependents.

(c) Where sufficient quarters are not possessed by the United

States, the Commandant may hire quarters for personnel, including

personnel on sea duty at such times as they may be deprived of

their quarters on board ship due to repairs or other conditions

which may render them uninhabitable. Such accommodations shall not

be available for occupancy by the dependents of such personnel.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 91-278, Sec. 1(11),

June 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 305; Pub. L. 92-343, Sec. 4, July 10, 1972,

86 Stat. 450; Pub. L. 93-65, Sec. 5, July 9, 1973, 87 Stat. 151;

Pub. L. 94-406, Sec. 4, Sept. 10, 1976, 90 Stat. 1236; Pub. L.

94-478, Oct. 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 2077; Pub. L. 94-546, Sec. 1(30),

Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2521; Pub. L. 96-376, Sec. 4, Oct. 3, 1980,

94 Stat. 1509; Pub. L. 96-470, title I, Sec. 112(d), Oct. 19, 1980,

94 Stat. 2240; Pub. L. 97-136, Sec. 7, Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat.

1706; Pub. L. 97-295, Sec. 2(11), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1302;

Pub. L. 97-322, title I, Sec. 106, Oct. 15, 1982, 96 Stat. 1582;

Pub. L. 100-180, div. A, title VI, Sec. 632(b)(2), Dec. 4, 1987,

101 Stat. 1105.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 133a (June 19, 1942,

ch. 419, Sec. 2, 56 Stat. 372) and on the following language

contained in the Coast Guard appropriation act for 1949, ''Pay and

Allowances'' and preceding years: ''hire of quarters for Coast

Guard personnel comparable to quarters assignable on a capital ship

of the Navy, as authorized by the Secretary to meet emergency

conditions, including officers and men on sea duty at such times as

they may be deprived of their quarters on board ship due to repairs

or other conditions which may render them uninhabitable: Provided,

That under this authorization no funds may be expended for the hire

of quarters for occupancy by the dependents of officers or enlisted

personnel'' (June 19, 1948, ch. 558, 62 Stat. 562).

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

AMENDMENTS

1987 - Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 100-180 redesignated subsecs.

(c) and (d) as (b) and (c), respectively, and struck out former

subsec. (b) which read as follows: ''Notwithstanding the provisions

of any other law, members of the Coast Guard, with dependents, may

occupy on a rental basis, without loss of basic allowance for

quarters, inadequate quarters under the jurisdiction of the Coast

Guard notwithstanding that such quarters may have been constructed

or converted for assignment as public quarters. The net difference

between the basic allowance for quarters and the fair rental value

of such quarters shall be paid from otherwise available

appropriations; however, no rental charge for such quarters shall

be made against the basic allowance for quarters of a member of the

Coast Guard in excess of 75 percent of such allowance except that

in no event shall the net rental value charged to the member's

basic allowance for quarters be less than the cost of maintaining

and operating the housing.''

1982 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97-295 substituted ''percent'' for

''per centum''.

Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 97-322 repealed subsec. (e) which

required that the Secretary, annually and not later than April 1,

file with the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate

a report of the utilization of subsecs. (a), (b), and (d) authority

during the preceding calendar year, and subsec. (f) which

prohibited utilization of subsecs. (a), (b), (c), or (d) authority

after Apr. 1, 1973, unless all required subsec. (e) reports were

filed with the Congress.

1981 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97-136 inserted provisions

authorizing the Secretary to lease housing facilities for

assignment as public quarters, without rental charge, to military

personnel who are on sea duty or duty at remote offshore Coast

Guard stations and who do not have dependents, and further provided

that such authority shall be effective in any fiscal year only to

such extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriation

acts.

1980 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96-376 substituted ''multiyear

basis'' for ''multi-year basis,'' and authorized advance payment

for any housing facilities lease in accordance with local custom

and practice.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 96-470 struck out reference to subsec. (c).

1976 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-546, Sec. 1(30)(a), substituted

''Secretary'' for ''Secretary of the Department in which the Coast

Guard is operating'' wherever appearing.

Pub. L. 94-478 inserted provision allowing leases for housing

facilities in foreign countries to be made on a multi-year basis.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94-546, Sec. 1(30)(b), which was executed to

subsec. (e) as the probable intent of Congress, substituted

''Secretary'' for ''Secretary of the Department in which the Coast

Guard is operating'' and struck out ''commencing April 1, 1973,''

after ''not later than April 1,''.

Pub. L. 94-406, Sec. 4(1), redesignated subsec. (f) as (e).

Former subsec. (e), which provided that the authority conferred by

subsecs. (b) and (c) of this section expire on June 30, 1976, was

struck out.

Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 94-406, Sec. 4(1), (2), redesignated

subsec. (g) as (f) and substituted ''(e)'' for ''(f)''. Former

subsec. (f) redesignated (e).

1973 - Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 93-65 extended termination date of

authority provided in subsecs. (b) and (c) from June 30, 1973, to

June 30, 1976.

1972 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 92-343, Sec. 4(1), substituted ''The

Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating''

for ''The Secretary'' in first sentence.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 92-343, Sec. 4(2), struck out reference to

subsec. (a) and extended authority provided in subsecs. (b) and (c)

to June 30, 1973.

Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 92-343, Sec. 4(3), added subsecs. (f)

and (g).

1970 - Pub. L. 91-278 substituted ''Leasing and hiring of

quarters; rental of inadequate housing'' for ''Hiring of quarters

for personnel'' in section catchline, designated existing

provisions as subsec. (d), and added subsecs. (a) to (c) and (e).

-EXEC-

EX. ORD. NO. 11645. AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO

PRESCRIBE CERTAIN REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOUSING

Ex. Ord. No. 11645, Feb. 8, 1972, 37 F.R. 2923, as amended by Ex.

Ord. No. 13286, Sec. 59, Feb. 28, 2003, 68 F.R. 10629, provided:

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3

of the United States Code, and as President of the United States,

it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The Secretary of Homeland Security is designated and

empowered to prescribe (or, under a delegation of the Secretary's

authority, the Commandant of the Coast Guard is authorized to

prescribe) regulations pursuant to section 475(c) of title 14 of

the United States Code, relating to the designation and leasing of

rental housing, without the approval, ratification, or other action

by the President.

Sec. 2. Whenever the entire Coast Guard operates as a service in

the Navy, the reference to the Secretary of Homeland Security in

section 1 of this order shall be deemed to be a reference to the

Secretary of the Navy.

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14 USC Sec. 476 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 476. Contingent expenses

-STATUTE-

The Commandant may expend for contingencies of the Coast Guard a

sum not to exceed $7,500 in any one fiscal year. The Commandant

may authorize the Superintendent of the Academy to expend not to

exceed $2,500 of this amount for contingencies of the Academy.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 15k (Apr. 20, 1939, ch.

75, 53 Stat. 582).

The limitation on the amount for such contingencies is increased,

and the amount is made available to the Commandant rather than

solely to the Superintendent of the Academy as now prescribed by

law. The authorization is to cover expenditures incident to the

offices of the Commandant and the Superintendent of the Academy.

The intent is that the amount authorized will be administered in a

manner similar to that now employed by the Superintendent of the

Academy under the authority of 14 U.S.C., Sec. 15k. 81st Congress,

House Report No. 557.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 477 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 477. Equipment to prevent accidents

-STATUTE-

The Coast Guard may make such expenditures as are deemed

appropriate for promotion and maintenance of the safety and

occupational health of, and the prevention of accidents affecting,

personnel of the Coast Guard, including the purchase of clothing,

equipment, and other materials necessary thereto.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Derived from title 5, U.S.C., 1946, ed., Sec. 118g (Aug. 2, 1946,

ch. 744, Sec. 13, 60 Stat. 809).

Because of the wide variety of tasks assigned to Coast Guard

personnel it is deemed advisable to broaden this authority to the

more general language as rewritten, insofar as Coast Guard

personnel are concerned, thus giving complete authority to protect

their health.

Said section would in no way be affected.

Inasmuch as the act cited above applies to executive departments

generally, it is not scheduled for repeal by this act. 81st

Congress, House Report No. 557.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of

the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the

Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of

Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see

sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic

Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization

Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under

section 542 of Title 6.

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HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIREMENT

Pub. L. 107-295, title IV, Sec. 410, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat.

2118, provided that: ''The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall

ensure that all Coast Guard personnel are equipped with adequate

safety equipment, including hypothermia protective clothing where

appropriate, while performing search and rescue missions.''

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 478 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 478. Rations or commutation therefor in money

-STATUTE-

(a) Enlisted members of the Coast Guard, civilian officers and

civilian crews of vessels, and working parties in the field shall

be allowed a ration or commutation thereof in money, in such amount

and under limitations and regulations prescribed by the Secretary.

(b) Money for commuted rations shall be paid, under such

regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe, on proper vouchers,

or pay rolls, to persons entitled to receive it, or to the officers

designated by the Commandant to administer the financial affairs of

the messes in which such persons may be subsisted.

(c) Money paid for commuted rations to the designated officer may

be deposited in general or limited depositories of public money or

in any bank in which deposits are insured. Such funds shall be

expended and accounted for under such regulations as the Secretary

shall prescribe.

(d) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as

modifying or changing in any manner the provisions of law

pertaining to subsistence allowances for enlisted members, but no

ration or commutation thereof shall be allowed a person receiving a

subsistence allowance.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(3)(B), (C), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 134, 135 (Mar. 25,

1940, ch. 71, title I, 54 Stat. 64; June 6, 1940, ch. 257, Sec. 10,

54 Stat. 248; May 31, 1941, ch. 156, title I, Sec. 1, 55 Stat. 221;

Feb. 7, 1942, ch. 46, title I, 56 Stat. 71; June 26, 1943, ch. 147,

Sec. 1, 57 Stat. 211; June 22, 1944, ch. 269, Sec. 1, 58 Stat. 316;

May 29, 1945, ch. 130, Sec. 1, 59 Stat. 216; July 12, 1946, ch.

569, Sec. 1, 60 Stat. 531; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 756, Sec. 31, 60 Stat.

857; July 1, 1947, ch. 186, title I, Sec. 101, 61 Stat. 226).

The provisions of said section 134 are extended to include all

persons who might be entitled to receive money for commuted

rations, rather than only the officer in charge of the mess.

The last proviso of said section 135 is eliminated, because

experience during the past 2 years shows that it may react

detrimentally on enlisted men in time of rising food costs.

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Subsecs. (a), (d). Pub. L. 98-557 substituted reference to

enlisted members for reference to enlisted men.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 479 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 479. Sales of ration supplies to messes

-STATUTE-

Ration supplies may be purchased by the cabin, wardroom, warrant

officers', and other authorized messes and payment therefor made in

cash to the commissary officer. The prices to be charged for such

supplies shall not be less than the invoice prices, and the cash

received from such sales shall be accounted for on the ration

return and may be expended for the general mess.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 533.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 132 (Aug. 1, 1914, ch.

223, Sec. 1, 38 Stat. 620). 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 480 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 480. Flight rations

-STATUTE-

There may be furnished to officers, enlisted members, and

civilian employees, while actually engaged in flight operations, an

aircraft flight ration in kind, chargeable to the proper Coast

Guard appropriation, which flight ration shall be supplementary to

any ration or subsistence allowance now granted to such personnel.

No part of an aircraft flight ration shall be furnished without

cost to any person in a travel status or to any person to whom a

per diem allowance is granted in lieu of actual subsistence.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(3)(B), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Derived from the title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 909 (June 5,

1942, ch. 327, 56 Stat. 308).

Said section is applicable to Navy personnel only. Experience

has shown that similar authority should be granted to the Coast

Guard; it will operate to the benefit of Navy personnel stopping

over at Coast Guard air stations as well as to the benefit of Coast

Guard personnel stopping over at Naval air stations.

The language of said section is closely paralleled.

Said section would in no way be affected. 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-557 substituted reference to enlisted members

for reference to enlisted men.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 481 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 481. Payments at time of discharge for good of service

-STATUTE-

Enlisted members discharged by dishonorable discharge,

bad-conduct discharge, or any other discharge for the good of the

service, may, upon discharge, be paid a sum not to exceed $25. The

sum paid shall be fixed by and in the discretion of the Commandant,

and shall be paid only in cases where the person so discharged

would otherwise be without funds to meet his immediate needs.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(3)(C), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Derived from title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 197, and title 14,

U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 3a (Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 536, Sec. 10, 43 Stat.

1274; Oct. 26, 1942, ch. 623, 56 Stat. 987).

Said section 197 was made applicable to the Coast Guard by title

14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 3a whenever the Coast Guard is operating

with the Navy. Experience has shown the advantage of having such a

provision applicable to the Coast Guard at all times.

Said section would in no way be affected. 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-557 substituted ''Enlisted members'' for

''Enlisted men''.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 482 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 482. Clothing at time of discharge for good of service

-STATUTE-

Enlisted members discharged for bad conduct, undesirability,

unsuitability, or inaptitude may be furnished civilian clothing,

including an overcoat when necessary, the cost of such furnished

clothing not to exceed $30, per person.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(3)(C), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 148 (Dec. 23, 1943, ch.

380, title I, 57 Stat. 628).

Inasmuch as the act cited above applies equally to the Navy and

Marine Corps as well as the Coast Guard, it is not scheduled for

repeal but is being amended by section 18 of this act to eliminate

reference to the Coast Guard.

Changes in phraseology were made in order to adapt said section

to this revision. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-557 substituted ''Enlisted members'' for

''Enlisted men''.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 483 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 483. Right to wear uniform

-STATUTE-

When authorized by and in accordance with applicable regulations:

(a) any member who has served honorably in the Coast Guard

during war shall when not in active service, whether or not on

the retired list, be entitled to bear the official title and upon

occasions of ceremony to wear the uniform of the highest rank or

rating held by him during his war service, and

(b) any member on the retired list shall be entitled to wear

the uniform of his rank or rating.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(3)(H), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Subsection (a) is based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec.

167b-2 (June 21, 1930, ch. 563, Sec. 2, 46 Stat. 793).

Inasmuch as the act cited above applies equally to the Navy and

Marine Corps as well as the Coast Guard, it is not scheduled for

repeal but is being amended by section 12 of this act to eliminate

reference to the Coast Guard.

Subsection (b) is new to the Coast Guard, although it has been

the practice for retired officers to wear the uniform when they so

desire. Such authority is granted to retired officers of the Navy

(see title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 389).

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 98-557 substituted reference to

member for reference to commissioned officer, warrant officer, and

enlisted man.

WEARING OF UNIFORM AUTHORIZED BY PRESIDENT

Section 2 of act June 21, 1930, ch. 563, 46 Stat. 793, upon which

subsec. (a) of this section was based, was amended by act July 6,

1953, ch. 180, Sec. 2, 67 Stat. 140, to substitute ''Authorized by

regulations of the President'' for ''of ceremony''.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 484 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 484. Protection of uniform

-STATUTE-

The provisions of law relating to the protection of the uniform

of the United States Army, Navy, or Marine Corps shall apply to the

protection of the uniform of the Coast Guard, in the same manner,

to the same extent, and under the same conditions.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 533.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 39 (Aug. 29, 1916, ch.

418, Sec. 1, 39 Stat. 649).

The assimilation is made in general terms, rather than by

reference to the applicable section in title 10, U.S.C., 1946 ed.

81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 485 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 485. Clothing for officers and enlisted personnel

-STATUTE-

(a) The Coast Guard may purchase uniforms, accouterments, and

related equipment for sale to officer personnel and cadets of the

Coast Guard.

(b) The Coast Guard may purchase uniform clothing for sale to

enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard. The actual cost of the

clothing thus sold to enlisted personnel may be withheld from their

pay.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 534; Aug. 3, 1950, ch. 536, Sec.

33, 64 Stat. 408; Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 14d(4), Sept. 7, 1962, 76

Stat. 502.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Subsection (a) is based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 30

(Jan. 12, 1919, ch. 8, 40 Stat. 1054). Said section was changed to

have application to the Coast Guard at all times, rather than when

the Coast Guard is operating with the Navy.

Inasmuch as the act cited above applies equally to the Navy and

Marine Corps as well as the Coast Guard, it is not scheduled for

repeal but is being amended by section 9 of this act to eliminate

reference to the Coast Guard.

Subsection (b) is based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946, ed., Sec. 13,

and on title 33, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 754 (July 1, 1898, ch. 346,

Sec. 1, 30 Stat. 604; July 27, 1912, ch. 255, Sec. 2, 37 Stat.

239). Said section 13 was changed to have application to all

enlisted personnel rather than to ''crews of vessels in service''

only. The provision of said section 754 which provided for the

sale of clothing to civilian employees is eliminated as becoming

obsolete.

Subsection (c) is new. Title 37, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 110

authorizes the payment of a cash allowance in case clothing is not

furnished to enlisted persons of the Coast Guard. Clearly this

presumes the authority to issue clothing to enlisted persons; this

section makes the authority statutory. 81st Congress, House Report

No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1962 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 87-649 repealed subsec. (c) which

permitted the Coast Guard to purchase uniform clothing for

distribution to enlisted personnel or to pay such enlisted

personnel a cash clothing allowance.

1950 - Subsec. (c). Act Aug. 3, 1950, struck out ''to'' after

''or''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1962 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 87-649 effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section

15 of Pub. L. 87-649, set out as an Effective Date note preceding

section 101 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed

Services.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 486 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 486. Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons

-STATUTE-

The Coast Guard may furnish clothing and subsistence to destitute

shipwrecked persons, and the Coast Guard may reimburse, in cash or

in kind, Coast Guard personnel who furnish clothing and subsistence

to destitute ship- wrecked persons.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 534.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 33, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 749 (July 27, 1912, ch.

255, Sec. 2, 37 Stat. 239; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat.

736).

This section was enlarged to provide that the Coast Guard, as

well as personnel thereof, may furnish clothing and subsistence to

destitute shipwrecked persons.

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No.

557.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 487 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 487. Procurement and sale of stores to members and civilian

employees

-STATUTE-

Such stores as the Secretary may designate may be procured and

sold to members of the Coast Guard, and to the surviving spouses of

such members. Such designated stores may also be procured and sold

to civilian officers and employees of the United States, and to

such other persons as may be specifically authorized by the

Secretary, at Coast Guard stations and other units beyond the

continental limits of the United States or in Alaska.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 534; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(2), (3)(D), (4)(D)(i), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865, 2866.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Derived from title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 533 (Mar. 3, 1909,

ch. 255, 35 Stat. 768; Apr. 14, 1937, ch. 78, 50 Stat. 63; June 10,

1939, ch. 196, 53 Stat. 814; Jan. 23, 1942, ch. 15, 56 Stat. 13;

Apr. 9, 1943, ch. 39, 57 Stat. 60).

Said section granted authority for the Secretary of the Navy to

sell designated stores to officers and enlisted men. It is deemed

desirable to grant similar authority to the Secretary having

control of the Coast Guard.

Said section would in no way be affected. 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-557 in section catchline substituted

''members'' for ''officers, enlisted men,'' and in text substituted

''surviving spouses'' for ''widows'' and ''members'' for ''officers

and enlisted men'' in two places.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 488 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 488. Advancement of public funds to personnel

-STATUTE-

The Commandant, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary,

may advance public funds to personnel when required to meet

expenses of members detailed on emergency shore duty. Funds so

advanced shall not exceed a reasonable estimate of the actual

expenditures to be made and for which reimbursement is authorized

by law.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 534; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

15(a)(3)(I), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2865.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Derived from title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 885, and title 14,

U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 3a (May 22, 1928, ch. 688, 45 Stat. 712;

Oct. 26, 1942, ch. 623, 56 Stat. 987).

Said section 885 was made applicable to the Coast Guard by title

14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 3a whenever the Coast Guard is operating

with the Navy. Experience has shown the advantage of having such a

provision applicable to the Coast Guard at all times.

Said section would in no way be affected. 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-557 substituted reference to members for

reference to officers and men.

-CITE-

14 USC Sec. 489 01/06/03

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

(Sec. 489. Repealed. Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 837, title V, Sec.

502(8)(A), 70 Stat. 886)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 534, provided for

payment of a death gratuity to survivors of officers and enlisted

men of Regular Coast Guard. See sections 1475 to 1480 of Title 10,

Armed Forces.

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(Sec. 490. Repealed. Pub. L. 88-558, Sec. 7(2), Aug. 31, 1964, 78

Stat. 768)

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Section, acts Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 534; Aug.

3, 1950, ch. 536, Sec. 26, 64 Stat. 407; Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L.

85-738, Sec. 1, 72 Stat. 832; Sept. 15, 1965, Pub. L. 89-185, Sec.

2, 79 Stat. 789, provided for settlement of claims of military and

civilian personnel. See section 3721 of Title 31, Money and

Finance.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 7 of Pub. L. 88-558 provided that the repeal of this

section is effective two years from Aug. 31, 1964.

REPEALS

Pub. L. 89-185, Sept. 15, 1965, 79 Stat. 789, which amended this

section, and Pub. L. 88-558, Aug. 31, 1964, 78 Stat. 767, which

repealed this section and struck out item 490 in the analysis of

sections comprising this chapter, were repealed by Pub. L. 97-258,

Sec. 5(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1068.

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Sec. 491. Medal of honor

-STATUTE-

The President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a

medal of honor of appropriate design, with ribbons and

appurtenances, to a person who, while a member of the Coast Guard,

distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at

the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty -

(1) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United

States;

(2) while engaged in military operations involving conflict

with an opposing foreign force;

(3) while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an

armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the

United States is not a belligerent party.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 535; Pub. L. 88-77, Sec. 4, July

25, 1963, 77 Stat. 95.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section is new insofar as application to Coast Guard

personnel in time of peace is concerned. Such awards can be made

to members of the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard is operating

with the Navy.

The language is parallel to that found in title 34, U.S.C., 1946

ed., Sec. 354, providing for awards to personnel of the Navy. 81st

Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1963 - Pub. L. 88-77 enlarged the authority to award the medal of

honor, which was limited to those cases in which persons, while in

the service of the Coast Guard, distinguished themselves in action

involving actual conflict with an enemy, or in the line of his

profession, and without detriment to the mission of his command or

to the command to which attached, to permit its award for

distinguished service by members of the Coast Guard while engaged

in an action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged

in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign

force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an

armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United

States is not a belligerent party, and substituted the requirement

that it be of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances,

for the requirement that the design be the same as that of the Navy

medal of honor.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 505 of this title; title

10 section 1074h; title 18 section 704.

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Sec. 492. Distinguished service medal

-STATUTE-

The President may present, but not in the name of Congress, a

distinguished service medal of appropriate design, with

accompanying ribbon, together with a rosette or other device, to be

worn in lieu thereof, to any person who, while serving in any

capacity with the Coast Guard, distinguishes himself by

exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of

great responsibility.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 535.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section is new insofar as application to Coast Guard

personnel in time of peace is concerned. Such awards can be made

to members of the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard is operating

with the Navy.

The language is parallel to that found in title 34, U.S.C., 1946

ed., Sec. 355, providing for awards to personnel of the Navy. 81st

Congress, House Report No. 557.

-EXEC-

EX. ORD. NO. 12824. ESTABLISHING THE HOMELAND SECURITY

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL

Ex. Ord. No. 12824, Dec. 7, 1992, 57 F.R. 58121, as amended by

Ex. Ord. No. 13286, Sec. 29, Feb. 28, 2003, 68 F.R. 10625,

provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution

and the laws of the United States of America and as Commander in

Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is ordered as

follows:

Section 1. There is hereby established a Homeland Security

Distinguished Service Medal, with accompanying ribbons and

appurtenances, for award by the Secretary of Homeland Security to a

member of the Coast Guard who has provided exceptionally

meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility while

assigned in the Department of Homeland Security, or in other

activities under the responsibility of the Secretary of Homeland

Security, either national or international, as may be assigned by

the Secretary.

Sec. 2. The Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal and

appurtenances thereto shall be of appropriate design approved by

the Secretary of Homeland Security and shall be awarded under such

regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe. These regulations

shall place the Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal in an

order of precedence immediately before the Coast Guard

Distinguished Service Medal.

Sec. 3. No more than one Homeland Security Distinguished Service

Medal shall be awarded to any one person, but for each succeeding

exceptionally meritorious period of service justifying such an

award, a suitable device may be awarded to be worn with that Medal

as prescribed by appropriate regulations of the Department of

Homeland Security.

Sec. 4. The Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal or

device may be awarded posthumously and, when so awarded, may be

presented to such representative of the deceased as may be deemed

appropriate by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

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Sec. 492a. Distinguished flying cross

-STATUTE-

The President may present, but not in the name of Congress, a

distinguished flying cross of appropriate design, with accompanying

ribbon, to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the

Coast Guard, distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary

achievement while participating in an aerial flight.

-SOURCE-

(Added Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec. 12(a), 70A Stat. 624.)

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Sec. 493. Coast Guard medal

-STATUTE-

The President may present, but not in the name of Congress, a

medal to be known as the Coast Guard medal, of appropriate design,

with accompanying ribbon, together with a rosette or other device

to be worn in lieu thereof, to any person who, while serving in any

capacity with the Coast Guard, distinguishes himself by heroism not

involving actual conflict with an enemy.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 535.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section establishes a new medal to be known as the Coast

Guard Medal, which is intended to be a parallel award to the Navy

and Marine Corps Medal of the Navy, to be awarded under the same

circumstances as that medal is awarded to personnel of the Navy

(see title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 356b). 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

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Sec. 494. Insignia for additional awards

-STATUTE-

No more than one medal of honor, distinguished service medal,

distinguished flying cross, or one Coast Guard medal shall be

issued to any one person; but for each succeeding deed or service

sufficient to justify the awarding of a medal of honor,

distinguished service medal, distinguished flying cross, or Coast

Guard medal, the President may award a suitable emblem or insignia

to be worn with the decoration and a corresponding rosette or other

device.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 535; Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec.

13, 70A Stat. 624.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section is supplemental to the preceding sections dealing

with the award of medals and regulates the award of additional

medals of the same kind. It follows the established practice in

all the armed forces (see title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 358).

81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1956 - Act Aug. 10, 1956, included the distinguished flying

cross.

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(Sec. 495. Repealed. Pub. L. 87-526, Sec. 1(3), July 10, 1962, 76

Stat. 141)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 535, related to

additional pay for holders of medals.

ADDITIONAL REPEAL

Section was additionally repealed by Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 14d(5),

Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 502, eff. Nov. 1, 1962.

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Sec. 496. Time limit on award; report concerning deed

-STATUTE-

(a) No medal of honor, distinguished service medal, distinguished

flying cross, Coast Guard medal, or bar, emblem, or insignia in

lieu thereof may be awarded to a person unless -

(1) the award is made within five years after the date of the

deed or service justifying the award;

(2) a statement setting forth the deed or distinguished service

and recommending official recognition of it was made by his

superior through official channels within three years from the

date of that deed or termination of the service.

(b) If the Secretary determines that -

(1) a statement setting forth the deed or distinguished service

and recommending official recognition of it was made by the

person's superior through official channels within three years

from the date of that deed or termination of the service and was

supported by sufficient evidence within that time; and

(2) no award was made, because the statement was lost or

through inadvertence the recommendation was not acted upon; a

medal of honor, distinguished service medal, distinguished flying

cross, Coast Guard medal, or bar, emblem, or insignia in lieu

thereof, as the case may be, may be awarded to the person within

two years after the date of that determination.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 536; Pub. L. 87-526, Sec. 1(5),

July 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 141.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section establishes a time limit on the making of awards.

It follows the established practice in all the armed forces (see

title 10, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 1409 and title 34, U.S.C., 1946

ed., Sec. 360). 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1962 - Pub. L. 87-526 incorporated existing provisions in subsec.

(a), included the distinguished flying cross and bar in lieu of any

award in the enumeration of medals, and extended the time limit for

recommending award of a medal after performance of the deed

justifying the award from one to three years and added subsec. (b).

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Sec. 497. Honorable subsequent service as condition to award

-STATUTE-

No medal of honor, distinguished service medal, distinguished

flying cross, Coast Guard medal, or emblem, or insignia in lieu

thereof shall be awarded or presented to any individual, or to the

representative of any individual, whose entire service subsequent

to the time he distinguished himself shall not in the opinion of

the Commandant have been honorable.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 536; Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec.

13, 70A Stat. 624.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section makes honorable service subsequent to the act for

which award is made, a condition precedent to granting the award.

The Navy has the same statutory condition (see title 34, U.S.C.,

1946 ed., Sec. 362). 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1956 - Act Aug. 10, 1956, included the distinguished flying

cross.

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Sec. 498. Posthumous awards

-STATUTE-

In case an individual who distinguishes himself dies before the

making of any award to which he may be entitled, as authorized in

this chapter, the award may be made and presented within five years

from the date of the act or service justifying the award to such

next of kin as may have been designated by the individual, or in

the absence of such designation, or if the designated person is not

alive at the time of the award, or the relationship between such

person and the serviceman shall have been terminated before his

death, then to such representative as the President designates. In

the event of a posthumous award when the award will be made to the

parents of the deceased and the parents have been divorced or

separated, a duplicate award may be made to each parent.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 536.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section sets forth the conditions under which posthumous

awards can be made. It is substantially the same as conditions for

the Navy, but has the added provision for duplicate awards in case

the parents are divorced or separated (see title 34, U.S.C., 1946

ed., Sec. 363). 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 505 of this title.

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Sec. 499. Delegation of powers to make awards; rules and

regulations

-STATUTE-

The President may delegate to the Secretary, under such

conditions, regulations, and limitations as he prescribes, the

powers conferred upon him to make the awards designated in this

chapter, and the President may make any and all rules, regulations,

and orders which he deems necessary in the conferring of such

awards.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 536.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section provides for the delegation of powers to make awards

to the Secretary. The Navy statute provides for such delegation to

force commanders (see title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 364). 81st

Congress, House Report No. 557.

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Sec. 500. Life-saving medals

-STATUTE-

(a) The Secretary may, under regulations prescribed by him, award

a Life-saving medal of gold or silver to any person, including

personnel of the Coast Guard, who rescues or endeavors to rescue

any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the

water in accordance with the following provisions:

(1) if such rescue or attempted rescue is made at the risk of

one's own life and evidences extreme and heroic daring, the medal

shall be of gold;

(2) if such rescue or attempted rescue is not sufficiently

distinguished to deserve the medal of gold, but evidences the

exercise of such signal exertion as to merit recognition, the

medal shall be of silver.

(b) In order for a person to be eligible for the Life-saving

Medals the rescue or attempted rescue must take place in waters

within the United States or subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or

if the rescue or attempted rescue takes place outside such waters,

one or the other of the parties must be a citizen of the United

States or from a vessel or aircraft owned or operated by citizens

of the United States.

(c) No person shall receive more than one gold medal and one

silver medal; but any person who has received or may hereafter

receive a gold or silver medal and who again performs an act which

would entitle him to receive another medal of the same class may be

awarded, in lieu of a second medal of the same class, a gold or

silver bar, as the case may be, to be worn with the medal already

bestowed, and for every such additional act, an additional bar may

be awarded. Medals and bars in lieu thereof, authorized by this

subsection, may be awarded posthumously.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 536; Pub. L. 94-546, Sec. 1(31),

Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2521.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 193, 194, 195, 196

(June 20, 1874, ch. 344, Sec. 7, 18 Stat. 127; June 18, 1878, ch.

265, Sec. 12, 20 Stat. 165; May 4, 1882, ch. 117, Sec. 9, 22 Stat.

57; Jan. 21, 1897, ch. 83, 29 Stat. 494).

Said sections have been rewritten so as to make the awarding of

Life-saving medals turn on whether or not the United States has an

interest in the heroic act, rather than on technical jurisdictional

grounds. Under existing law the award of a medal could be made in

any case in which the rescuer or the rescued was a citizen of the

United States, or was from a vessel owned or operated by the United

States regardless of where the rescue took place; and if the rescue

took place within waters of the United States the award could be

made to an alien.

The existing law relating to the Treasury Department Life-Saving

Medal contained in title 14, U.S.C., 1946, ed., Sec. 192-196, has

long needed revision. The existing law is composed of a series of

statutes enacted separately between 1874 and 1897, and the result

has not been entirely unsatisfactory. The original statute,

enacted in 1874 (title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 193), provided

for Life-saving medals of the first and second class to be bestowed

''upon any persons who shall hereafter endanger their own lives in

saving, or endeavoring to save lives from the perils of the sea,

within the United States, or upon any American vessel''. The medal

of the first class was confined to cases of ''extreme and heroic

daring'' and the medal of the second class was to be awarded ''in

cases not sufficiently distinguished to deserve the medal of the

first class'' Then in 1878 another act was passed (title 14,

U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 194) authorizing the bestowal of the medal

of the second class ''upon persons making such signal exertions in

rescuing and succoring the shipwrecked, and saving persons from

drowning'' as, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury,

merited recognition. These two sections were construed by the

Attorney General to be limited to the rescue of persons who were

subjected to the perils of the sea in any waters of the United

States in the vicinity of any lifeboat station, life-saving

station, or house of refuge. And the person upon whom the medal

could be bestowed was limited to members of life-saving crews.

(1895) Op. Att. Gen. 124. Thereupon, in 1897, an act was passed

which provided that the two earlier acts should ''be construed so

as to empower the Secretary of the Treasury to bestow such medals

upon persons making signal exertions in rescuing and succoring the

shipwrecked and saving persons from drowning in waters over which

the United States has jurisdiction, whether the said persons making

such exertions were or were not members of the Life-Saving Service

or whether or not such exertions were made in the vicinity of a

life-saving station''. (Title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 196.) This

act was designed to give a more liberal application to the two

earlier acts, and all three were to be read as one. (1900) 23 Op.

Atty. Gen. 78. However, difficult questions of interpretation have

arisen because of the different jurisdictional language in the

three acts. For example, title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 193,

refers to rescues ''within the United States'', while title 14,

U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 196, refers to rescues ''in the waters over

which the United States has jurisdiction''. The need for

clarification is obvious. Subsection (a) authorizes the awarding

of the medal to any person, including Coast Guard personnel, who

rescues or endeavors to rescue any person from drowning, shipwreck,

or peril of the water. If the rescue or attempted rescue is at the

risk of one's own life and evidences extreme and heroic daring, the

medal shall be of gold, and if the rescue or attempted rescue is

not sufficiently distinguished to deserve the gold medal, but

evidences the exertion of such signal exertion as to merit

recognition, the medal shall be of silver. Thus, the acts for

which the medals are to be awarded are defined simply and without

any geographical or jurisdictional limitations. The difficulty

with the existing law is the attempt to define the required deed

together with those limitations. Subsection (a) does not change

existing law insofar as the type of act necessary for the medals is

concerned; it merely simplifies and clarifies existing law.

Subsection (b) contains the jurisdictional limitations on the

awarding of the medal and broadens, to a considerable extent, the

provisions of existing law. It is the intent of this subsection to

authorize the awarding of a medal in all cases where the United

States has a legitimate interest in recognizing meritorious acts,

such as where a United States citizen performs the act, or where a

United States citizen is rescued, or where United States waters or

United States vessels or aircraft are involved. Accordingly,

rescues by United States citizens anywhere in the world will be

recognized. Any person, including persons not citizens of the

United States, may receive medals if the rescue or attempted rescue

takes place in waters within the United States or subject to its

jurisdiction or, in cases of rescues outside such waters, if either

the rescuer or the person rescued is from a United States vessel or

aircraft, or the person rescued is a United States citizen. Thus,

every case in which the United States government has an interest is

provided for. A United States citizen who performs a heroic act

sufficient to justify a medal in state waters, or in foreign

waters, could not receive one under existing law, but could receive

such award under this proposed revision. The awarding of medals

should not turn on technical jurisdictional grounds; it should turn

rather on the interest of the United States to recognize noble and

heroic acts.

Subsection (c) dealing with the awarding of bars for additional

acts, clarifies, but does not change title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed.,

Sec. 195, except that authority is granted to award medals

posthumously. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

1976 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-546 substituted ''Secretary'' for

''Secretary of the Treasury''.

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Sec. 501. Replacement of medals

-STATUTE-

In those cases where a medal, or a bar, emblem, or insignia in

lieu thereof, awarded pursuant to this chapter has been stolen,

lost, destroyed, or rendered unfit for use without fault or neglect

on the part of the person to whom it was awarded, such medal, or

bar, emblem, or insignia in lieu thereof, shall be replaced without

charge, or, in the discretion of the Secretary, upon condition that

the Government is reimbursed for the cost thereof.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537; Pub. L. 107-107, div. A,

title V, Sec. 553(d)(2), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1117.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section provides for the replacement of medals. It follows

the established practice of the other armed forces, but makes an

additional provision that the Secretary in his discretion may

charge for the replacement medals in some circumstances. (See title

10, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 1416 and title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed.,

Sec. 359.) 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

AMENDMENTS

2001 - Pub. L. 107-107 inserted ''stolen,'' before ''lost,''.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 18 section 704.

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Sec. 502. Award of other medals

-STATUTE-

Coast Guard personnel, notwithstanding the provisions of this

chapter, may be awarded medals, bars, emblems, or insignia to which

such personnel may be entitled under other provisions of law.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

This section insures that the preceding sections are not intended

to prevent Coast Guard military personnel from receiving other

medals, the legion of merit, for example. 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

Medal established as an award for outstanding meritorious

achievement or service to the United States, see Ex. Ord. No.

11448, Jan. 16, 1969, 34 F.R. 915, as amended, set out as a note

preceding section 1121 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

-CITE-

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Sec. 503. Awards and insignia for excellence in service or conduct

-STATUTE-

The Coast Guard may award trophies, badges, and cash prizes to

Coast Guard personnel or groups thereof, including personnel of the

reserve components thereof whether or not on active duty, for

excellence in accomplishments related to Coast Guard service, to

incur such expenses as may be necessary to enter such personnel in

competitions, and to provide badges or buttons in recognition of

special service, good conduct, and discharge under conditions other

than dishonorable.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on the following language contained in the Coast Guard

appropriation act for 1949, ''Pay and Allowances'' and preceding

years: ''not exceeding $10,000 for cash prizes for men for

excellence in boatmanship, gunnery, target practice, and

engineering competitions'' (June 19, 1948, ch. 558, 62 Stat. 561).

This section expands the language contained in the appropriation

act to include the awarding of trophies and badges, and to include

in the accomplishments for which such awards may be made,

excellence in any field related to Coast Guard duty. 81st Congress,

House Report No. 557.

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Sec. 504. Medal of honor: duplicate medal

-STATUTE-

A person awarded a medal of honor shall, upon written application

of that person, be issued, without charge, one duplicate medal of

honor with ribbons and appurtenances. Such duplicate medal of

honor shall be marked, in such manner as the Secretary may

determine, as a duplicate or for display purposes only.

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(Added Pub. L. 107-107, div. A, title V, Sec. 553(d)(1)(A), Dec.

28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1116.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 504, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537,

related to disposition of the remains of deceased Coast Guard

personnel, prior to repeal by act July 15, 1954, ch. 507, Sec.

14(c)(5), 68 Stat. 481. For provisions relating to recovery, care,

and disposition of the remains of deceased personnel of the

uniformed services and deceased civilian personnel, see section

1481 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 18 section 704.

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CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

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Sec. 505. Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of Honor Flag

-STATUTE-

The President shall provide for the presentation of the Medal of

Honor Flag designated under section 903 of title 36 to each person

to whom a medal of honor is awarded under section 491 of this title

after October 23, 2002. Presentation of the flag shall be made at

the same time as the presentation of the medal under section 491 or

498 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 107-248, title VIII, Sec. 8143(c)(4)(A), Oct. 23,

2002, 116 Stat. 1571; amended Pub. L. 107-314, div. A, title X,

Sec. 1062(b)(1), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2650.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 505, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537,

related to escorts to the place of burial for the bodies of

deceased Coast Guard personnel, prior to repeal by act July 15,

1954, ch. 507, Sec. 14(c)(5), 68 Stat. 481. For provisions relating

to recovery, care, and disposition of the remains of deceased

personnel of the uniformed services and deceased civilian

personnel, see section 1481 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

AMENDMENTS

2002 - Pub. L. 107-314 substituted ''October 23, 2002'' for ''the

date of the enactment of this section''.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 36 section 903.

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CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

(Sec. 506. Repealed. July 15, 1954, ch. 507, Sec. 14(c)(5), 68

Stat. 481)

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Section, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 537, related to the

issue of the national flag to be used for draping the coffin of any

deceased member of the Coast Guard. For provisions relating to

recovery, care, and disposition of the remains of deceased

personnel of the uniformed services and deceased civilian

personnel, see section 1481 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 507. Disposition of effects of decedents

-STATUTE-

All moneys, articles of value, papers, keepsakes, and other

similar effects belonging to the deceased persons in the Coast

Guard, not claimed by their legal heirs or next of kin, shall be

deposited in safe custody, and if any such moneys, articles of

value, papers, keepsakes, or other similar effects so deposited

have been, or shall hereafter be, unclaimed for a period of two

years from the date of the death of such person, such articles and

effects shall be sold and the proceeds thereof, together with the

moneys above mentioned, shall be deposited in the Treasury as

miscellaneous receipts. The Secretary shall make diligent inquiry

in every instance after the death of such person to ascertain the

whereabouts of his heirs or next of kin, and prescribe necessary

regulations to carry out the foregoing provisions. Claims may be

presented hereunder at any time within five years after such moneys

or proceeds have been so deposited in the Treasury, and, when

supported by competent proof in any case after such deposit in the

Treasury, shall be certified to Congress for consideration.

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(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 538.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Derived from title 34, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 942 (Mar. 29, 1918,

ch. 31, 40 Stat. 499).

Said section provided for the disposition of effects of deceased

naval personnel. It is believed similar provisions should be made

for Coast Guard personnel.

Said section would in no way be affected. 81st Congress, House

Report No. 557.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 5 section 5564; title 37

section 554.

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CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 508. Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension

and delivery; penalties

-STATUTE-

(a) The Coast Guard may, pursuant to regulations prescribed by

the Secretary, make such expenditures as are deemed necessary for

the apprehension and delivery of deserters, stragglers, and

prisoners.

(b) No person who is convicted by court martial for desertion

from the Coast Guard in time of war, and as the result of such

conviction is dismissed or dishonorably discharged from the Coast

Guard shall afterwards be enlisted, appointed, or commissioned in

any military or naval service under the United States, unless the

disability resulting from desertion, as established by this section

is removed by a board of commissioned officers of the Coast Guard

convened for consideration of the case, and the action of the Board

is approved by the Secretary; or unless he is restored to duty in

time of war.

-SOURCE-

(Added May 5, 1950, ch. 169, Sec. 16(a), 64 Stat. 148; amended July

10, 1952, ch. 631, Sec. 2, 66 Stat. 540.)

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AMENDMENTS

1952 - Subsec. (a). Act July 10, 1952, authorized reimbursement

of necessary expenses to persons other than civil officers, and

added stragglers and prisoners to class of offenders.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective May 31, 1951, see section 5 of act May 5, 1950.

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PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 509. Persons discharged as result of court-martial; allowances

to

-STATUTE-

The Secretary may furnish persons discharged pursuant to the

sentence of a Coast Guard court-martial suitable civilian clothing

and a monetary allowance not to exceed $25 if the person discharged

would not otherwise have suitable clothing or funds to meet

immediate needs.

-SOURCE-

(Added May 5, 1950, ch. 169, Sec. 16(a), 64 Stat. 148; amended Pub.

L. 90-377, Sec. 8, July 5, 1968, 82 Stat. 288.)

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AMENDMENTS

1968 - Pub. L. 90-377 substituted ''Persons discharged as result

of court-martial; allowances to'' for ''Prisoners; allowances to;

transportation'' in section catchline, and struck out provision

that persons confined in prisons in pursuance of the sentence of a

Coast Guard court shall during such confinement, be allowed a

reasonable sum, not to exceed $3 per month, for necessary prison

expenses and the provision that the Commandant of the Coast Guard

may transport to their homes or places of enlistment, as he may

designate, all discharged prisoners, the expense of such

transportation to be paid out of any money to the credit of

prisoners when discharged.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective May 31, 1951, see section 5 of act May 5, 1950.

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PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 510. Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses

-STATUTE-

An officer or cadet of the Coast Guard who is assigned shore

patrol duty away from his vessel or other duty station may be paid

his actual expenses.

-SOURCE-

(Added Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, Sec. 14(a), 70A Stat. 624.)

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 511. Compensatory absence from duty for military personnel at

isolated duty stations

-STATUTE-

The Secretary may grant compensatory absence from duty to

military personnel of the Coast Guard serving at isolated duty

stations of the Coast Guard when conditions of duty result in

confinement because of isolation or in long periods of continuous

duty.

-SOURCE-

(Added Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 650, Sec. 4, 69 Stat. 577; amended Pub. L.

94-546, Sec. 1(32), Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2521; Pub. L. 107-295,

title III, Sec. 312(a), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2102.)

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Pub. L. 107-295 substituted ''Compensatory absence from

duty for military personnel at isolated duty stations'' for

''Compensatory absence of military personnel at isolated aids to

navigation'' in section catchline and amended text generally.

Prior to amendment, text read as follows: ''The Secretary, under

regulations prescribed by him, may grant compensatory absence from

duty to military personnel of the Coast Guard serving in lightships

and at lighthouses and other isolated aids to navigation of the

Coast Guard when conditions of duty result in confinement because

of isolations or in long periods of continuous duty.''

1976 - Pub. L. 94-546 substituted ''Secretary'' for ''head of the

department in which the Coast Guard is operating''.

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 512. Monetary allowance for transportation of household

effects

-STATUTE-

The transportation and reimbursement authorized by subsection (b)

of section 406 of title 37 shall be available hereafter to pay a

monetary allowance in place of such transportation to a member who,

under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, participates in a

program designated by the Secretary in which his baggage and

household effects are moved by a privately owned or rental

vehicle. This allowance shall not be limited to reimbursement for

actual expenses and may be paid in advance of the transportation of

the baggage and household effects. The allowance shall, however,

be in an amount that will result in savings to the Government when

the total cost of the movement of baggage and household effects is

compared with the cost that otherwise would have been incurred

under subsection (b) of section 406 of title 37.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 96-376, Sec. 7(a), Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1510;

amended Pub. L. 97-295, Sec. 2(16), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1302.)

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AMENDMENTS

1982 - Pub. L. 97-295 struck out '', United States Code,'' after

''title 37'' first time appearing, and '', United States Code''

after ''title 37'' second time appearing.

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PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 513. Retroactive payment of pay and allowances delayed by

administrative error or oversight

-STATUTE-

Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, the Coast Guard

may authorize retroactive payment of pay and allowances, including

selective reenlistment bonuses, to enlisted members if entitlement

to the pay and allowances was delayed in vesting solely because of

an administrative error or oversight.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 100-448, Sec. 13(a), Sept. 28, 1988, 102 Stat.

1844.)

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CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

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Sec. 514. Reimbursement for adoption expenses

-STATUTE-

(a) Authorization To Reimburse. - The Secretary shall carry out a

program under which a member of the Coast Guard may be reimbursed,

as provided in this section, for qualifying adoption expenses

incurred by the member in the adoption of a child under 18 years of

age.

(b) Adoptions Covered. - An adoption for which expenses may be

reimbursed under this section includes an adoption by a single

person, an infant adoption, an intercountry adoption, and an

adoption of a child with special needs (as defined in section

473(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 673(c))).

(c) Benefits Paid After Adoption Is Final. - Benefits paid under

this section in the case of an adoption may be paid only after the

adoption is final.

(d) Treatment of Other Benefits. - A benefit may not be paid

under this section for any expense paid to or for a member of the

Coast Guard under any other adoption benefits program administered

by the Federal Government or under any such program administered by

a State or local government.

(e) Limitations. - (1) Not more than $2,000 may be paid under

this section to a member of the Coast Guard, or to two such members

who are spouses of each other, for expenses incurred in the

adoption of a child.

(2) Not more than $5,000 may be paid under this section to a

member of the Coast Guard, or to two such members who are spouses

of each other, for adoptions by such member (or members) in any

calendar year.

(f) Regulations. - The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to

carry out this section.

(g) Definitions. - In this section:

(1) The term ''qualifying adoption expenses'' means reasonable

and necessary expenses that are directly related to the legal

adoption of a child under 18 years of age, but only if such

adoption is arranged by a qualified adoption agency. Such term

does not include any expense incurred -

(A) by an adopting parent for travel; or

(B) in connection with an adoption arranged in violation of

Federal, State, or local law.

(2) The term ''reasonable and necessary expenses'' includes -

(A) public and private agency fees, including adoption fees

charged by an agency in a foreign country;

(B) placement fees, including fees charged adoptive parents

for counseling;

(C) legal fees (including court costs) in connection with

services that are unavailable to a member of the Coast Guard

under section 1044 or 1044a of title 10; and

(D) medical expenses, including hospital expenses of the

biological mother of the child to be adopted and of a newborn

infant to be adopted.

(3) The term ''qualified adoption agency'' means any of the

following:

(A) A State or local government agency which has

responsibility under State or local law for child placement

through adoption.

(B) A nonprofit, voluntary adoption agency which is

authorized by State or local law to place children for

adoption.

(C) Any other source authorized by a State to provide

adoption placement if the adoption is supervised by a court

under State or local law.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 102-190, div. A, title VI, Sec. 651(b)(1), Dec. 5,

1991, 105 Stat. 1386; amended Pub. L. 102-484, div. A, title X,

Sec. 1054(g), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2503; Pub. L. 104-201, div.

A, title VI, Sec. 652(b), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2582.)

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 104-201, Sec. 652(b)(1),

substituted ''qualified adoption agency.'' for ''State or local

government agency which has responsibility under State or local law

for child placement through adoption or by a nonprofit, voluntary

adoption agency which is authorized by State or local law to place

children for adoption.''

Subsec. (g)(3). Pub. L. 104-201, Sec. 652(b)(2), added par. (3).

1992 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102-484 inserted a close parenthesis

before period at end.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Dec. 5, 1991, and applicable to adoptions

completed on or after that date, see section 651(c) of Pub. L.

102-190, set out as a note under section 1052 of Title 10, Armed

Forces.

REIMBURSEMENT FOR ADOPTIONS COMPLETED DURING INTERIM BETWEEN TEST

AND PERMANENT PROGRAM

For provisions relating to reimbursement for adoption expenses

and time period for application, see section 652 of Pub. L.

102-484, set out as a note under section 1052 of Title 10, Armed

Forces.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 26 section 137.

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TITLE 14 - COAST GUARD

PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

-HEAD-

Sec. 515. Child development services

-STATUTE-

(a) The Commandant may make child development services available

for members and civilian employees of the Coast Guard, and

thereafter as space is available for members of the Armed Forces

and Federal civilian employees. Child development service benefits

provided under the authority of this section shall be in addition

to benefits provided under other laws.

(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Commandant may

require that amounts received as fees for the provision of services

under this section at Coast Guard child development centers be used

only for compensation of employees at those centers who are

directly involved in providing child care.

(2) If the Commandant determines that compliance with the

limitation in paragraph (1) would result in an uneconomical and

inefficient use of such fee receipts, the Commandant may (to the

extent that such compliance would be uneconomical and inefficient)

use such receipts -

(A) for the purchase of consumable or disposable items for

Coast Guard child development centers; and

(B) if the requirements of such centers for consumable or

disposable items for a given fiscal year have been met, for other

expenses of those centers.

(c) The Commandant shall provide for regular and unannounced

inspections of each child development center under this section and

may use Department of Defense or other training programs to ensure

that all child development center employees under this section meet

minimum standards of training with respect to early childhood

development, activities and disciplinary techniques appropriate to

children of different ages, child abuse prevention and detection,

and appropriate emergency medical procedures.

(d) Of the amounts available to the Coast Guard each fiscal year

for operating expenses (and in addition to amounts received as

fees), the Secretary may use for child development services under

this section an amount not to exceed the total amount the

Commandant estimates will be received by the Coast Guard in the

fiscal year as fees for the provision of those services.

(e) The Commandant may use appropriated funds available to the

Coast Guard to provide assistance to family home day care providers

so that family home day care services can be provided to uniformed

service members and civilian employees of the Coast Guard at a cost

comparable to the cost of services provided by Coast Guard child

development centers.

(f) The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to implement this

section. The regulations shall establish fees to be charged for

child development services provided under this section which take

into consideration total family income.

(g) For purposes of this section, the term ''child development

center'' does not include a child care services facility for which

space is allotted under section 616 of the Act of December 22, 1987

(40 U.S.C. 490b).

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 104-324, title II, Sec. 201(a), Oct. 19, 1996, 110

Stat. 3906.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 616 of the Act of December 22, 1987 (40 U.S.C. 490b),

referred to in subsec. (g), is section 101(m) (title VI, Sec. 616)

of Pub. L. 100-202, Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329-390, 1329-423, as

amended, which was classified to section 490b of former Title 40,

Public Buildings, Property, and Works, and was repealed and

reenacted as section 590(a)-(d) and (f) of Title 40, Public

Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107-217, Sec. 1, 6(b),

Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062, 1304.

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PART I - REGULAR COAST GUARD

CHAPTER 13 - PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

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Sec. 516. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement

-STATUTE-

(a) Presentation of Flag. - Upon the release of a member of the

Coast Guard from active duty for retirement, the Secretary of

Homeland Security shall present a United States flag to the member.

(b) Multiple Presentations Not Authorized. - A member is not

eligible for a presentation of a flag under subsection (a) if the

member has previously been presented a flag under this section or

any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a

United States flag incident to release from active service for

retirement.

(c) No Cost to Recipient. - The presentation of a flag under this

section shall be at no cost to the recipient.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 105-261, div. A, title VI, Sec. 644(d)(1), Oct. 17,

1998, 112 Stat. 2049; amended Pub. L. 106-65, div. A, title VI,

Sec. 652(e), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 666; Pub. L. 107-296, title

XVII, Sec. 1704(a), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2314; Pub. L. 107-314,

div. A, title X, Sec. 1062(b)(2), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2650.)

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-296 substituted ''of Homeland

Security'' for ''of Transportation''.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107-314 substituted ''this section'' for

''his section''.

1999 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106-65 substituted ''under this

section or any other provision of law providing for the

presentation of a United States flag incident to release from

active service for retirement.'' for ''under this section or

section 3681, 6141, and 8681 of title 10.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2002 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 107-296 effective on the date of transfer of

the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section

1704(g) of Pub. L. 107-296, set out as a note under section 101 of

Title 10, Armed Forces.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section applicable with respect to releases from active duty

described in this section and sections 3681, 6141, and 8641 of

Title 10, Armed Forces, on or after Oct. 1, 1998, see section

644(e) of Pub. L. 105-261, set out as a note under section 3681 of

Title 10.

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