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112 STAT. 3328 PUBLIC LAW 105-368—NOV. 11, 1998 "(4) The Secretary shall use amounts appropriated for readjustment benefits to carry out this subsection and section 5102 of this title with respect to application forms under that section for basic educational assistance under this chapter.". 38 USC 3034 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by this section note. shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 207. INFORMATION ON MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATION BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES DISCHARGED EARLY FROM DUTY FOR THE CON- VENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT. (a) ACTIVE DUTY PROGRAM.— Section 3011 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(i) The Secretary concerned shall inform any member of the Armed Forces who has not completed that member's initial obligated period of active duty (as described in subsection (a)(1)(A)) and who indicates the intent to be discharged or released from such duty for the convenience of the Federal Government of the minimum active duty requirements for entitlement to educational assistance benefits under this chapter. Such information shall be provided to the member in a timely manner.". (b) RESERVE PROGRAM. —Section 3012 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g)(1) The Secretary concerned shall inform any member of the Armed Forces who has not completed that member's initial service (as described in paragraph (2)) and who indicates the intent to be discharged or released from such service for the convenience of the Federal Government of the minimum service requirements for entitlement to educational assistance benefits under this chapter. Such information shall be provided to the member in a timely manner. "(2) The initial service referred to in paragraph (1) is the initial obligated period of active duty (described in subparagraphs (A)(i) or (B)(i) of subsection (a)(1)) or the period of service in the Selected Reserve (described in subparagraphs (A)(ii) or (B)(ii) of subsection (a)(1)).". (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS. —Section 3036(b)(1) is amended— (1) by striking "and (B)" and inserting "(B)"; and (2) by inserting before the semicolon the following: ", and (C) describing the efforts under sections 3011(i) and 3012(g) of this title to inform members of the Armed Forces of the minimum service requirements for entitlement to educational assistance benefits under this chapter and the results from such efforts". 38 USC 3011 (d) EFFECTIVE DATES. —(1) The amendments made by subnote, sections (a) and (b) shall take effect 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. 38 USC 3036 (2) The amendments made by subsection (c) shall apply with note. respect to reports to Congress submitted by the Secretary of Defense under section 3036 of title 38, United States Code, on or after January 1, 2000.