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house Bill H.R. 978

National Emergency Selective Service Act

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      Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
    IntroducedMarch 6th, 2013

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National Emergency Selective Service Act

Official Title

To deauthorize the Military Selective Service Act, including the registration requirement and the activities of civilian local boards, civilian appeal boards, and similar local agencies of the Selective Service System, except during a national emergency declared by the President, and for other purposes.


National Emergency Selective Service Act - Deauthorizes the Military Selective Service Act (requiring registration under the Selective Service System [System] for possible military induction) except during a period of national emergency declared by the President. Provides for the suspension of local military selection boards, appeal boards, and other selective service system agencies and activities during non-emergency periods. Requires the Secretary of Defense (DOD), when System operations are suspended, to assume responsibility for the security of System databases. Suspends sanctions against persons failing to register under the System, unless such failure occurs during a national emergency. Permits the authorization of appropriations under the Military Selective Service Act only during periods of national emergency.

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