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H.R.748: Universal National Service Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Universal National Service Act - Declares that it is the obligation of every U.S. citizen, and every other person residing in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform a 2-year period of national service, unless exempted, either through military service or through civilian service in a federal, state, or local government program or with a community-based agency or entity engaged in meeting human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs. Requires induction into national service by the President. Allows persons to be inducted only: (1) under a declaration of war or national emergency, or (2) when members of the Armed Forces are engaged in a contingency operation. Requires each person, before induction, to be examined physically and mentally for classification for fitness to perform. Sets forth provisions governing: (1) induction deferments, postponements, and exemptions, including exemption of a conscientious objector from combatant training and militar...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.