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110 STAT. 2698 PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 Subtitle C—Reserve Forces Sustainment SEC. 1251. REPORT CONCERNING TAX DEDUCTIBILITY OF NON- REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES. Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report setting forth a draft of legislation to restore the tax deductibility of nonreimbursable expenses incurred by members of reserve components in connection with military service. SEC. 1252. AUTHORITY TO PAY TRANSIENT HOUSING CHARGES FOR MEMBERS PERFORMING ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING. Section 404(j)(l) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking out "annual training duty" and inserting in lieu thereof "active duty for training". SEC. 1253. SENSE OF CONGRESS CONCERNING QUARTERS ALLOW- ANCE DURING SERVICE ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING. It is the sense of Congress that the United States should continue to pay members of reserve components appropriate quarters allowances during periods of service on active duty for training. SEC. 1254. SENSE OF CONGRESS CONCERNING MILITARY LEAVE POLICY. It is the sense of Congress that military leave policies in effect as of the date of the enactment of this Act with respect to members of the reserve components should not be changed. SEC. 1255. RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD. (a) COMMENDATION.— The Congress commends the Reserve Forces Policy Board, created by the Armed Forces Reserve Act of 1952 (Public Law 82-476), for its fine work in the past as an independent source of advice to the Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to the reserve components. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.— It is the sense of Congress that the Reserve Forces Policy Board and the reserve forces policy committees for the individual branches of the Armed Forces should continue to perform the vital role of providing the civilian leadership of the Department of Defense with independent advice on matters pertaining to the reserve components. (c) ANNUAL REPORT OF RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD.— Section 113(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out paragraph (3); (2) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) as subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), respectively; (3) by inserting "(1)" after "(c)"; (4) by inserting "and" at the end of subparagraph (B), as redesignated by paragraph (2); and (5) by adding at the end the following: "(2) At the same time that the Secretary submits the annual report under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall transmit to the President and Congress a separate report from the Reserve Forces Policy Board on the reserve programs of the Department of Defense and on any other matters that the Reserve Forces Policy Board considers appropriate to include in the report.".