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PUBLIC LAW 102-16-MAR. 22, 1991 105 STAT. 55 "(B) Except as provided in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph, a veteran described in paragraph (2)(B) of this subsection may receive such an appointment only within the 10-year period following the later of— "(i) the date of the veteran's last discharge or release from active duty; or "(ii) December 18, 1989. "(C) The limitations of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph shall not apply to a veteran who has a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more. "(D) For purposes of clause (i) of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph, the last discharge or release from active duty shall not include any discharge or release from active duty of less than ninety days of continuous service unless the individual involved is discharged or released for a service-connected disability, for a medical condition which preexisted such service and which the Secretary determines is not service connected, for hardship, or as a result of a reduction in force described in section 1411(a)(l)(A)(iiXin) of this title or of an involuntary separation described in section 1418A(a)(l).". (c) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.— (1) The title heading for chapter 42 of such title is amended by striking out "DISABLED AND VIETNAM ERA". (2) The item for such chapter in the table of chapters is amended by striking out "Disabled and Vietnam Era". (d) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendments made by this Act shall 38 USC 2014 apply only to appointments made after the date of the enactment of ^°^^- this Act. SEC. 10. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. (a) TITLE 38 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.—Title 38, United States Code, is amended as follows: (1) Section 1411(a)(3) is amended— (A) by redesignating clause (C) as clause (D); and (B) by striking out clauses (A) and (B) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(A) continues on active duty; "(B) is discharged from active duty with an honorable discharge; "(C) is released after service on active duty characterized by the Secretary concerned as honorable service and is placed on the retired list, is transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, or is placed on the temporary disability retired list; or". (2) Section 1418(b)(4) is amended— (A) by striking out the comma after "service" and inserting in lieu thereof "(i)"; and (B) by inserting ", or (ii) has successfully completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours in a program of education leading to a standard college degree" before the semicolon. (3) Section 1432(f)(3) is amended by striking out "or (c)" and inserting in lieu thereof "(c), or (d)(l) • (4) Section 1433(b) is amended by striking out "section 902 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1981 (10 U.S.C. 2141 note)," and inserting in lieu thereof "chapter 109 of title 10". (5) Section 1685(a)(l) is amended—