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[85 STAT. 352]
[85 STAT. 352]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

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Repeal. 62 Stat. 618. 50 USC app. 460. Selective Service System, maintenance. 65 Stat. 87.

Burial e x p e n s e s, 62 Stat. 6 2 1. 50 USC a p p. 461.

80 Stat. 29. 81 Stat. 105. 50 USC app. 462.

PUBLIC LAW 92-129-SEPT. 28, 1971

[85 STAT.

after the date of the enactment of the Act enacting this sentence, the President is requested to appoint the membership of each local board so that to the maximum extent practicable it is proportionately representative of the race and national origin of those registrants within its jurisdiction, but no action by any local board shall be declared invalid on the ground that any board failed to conform to any particular quota as to race or national origin. No citizen shall be denied membership on any local board or appeal board on account of sex. After December 31, 1971, no person shall serve on any local board or appeal board who has attained the age of 65 or who has served on any local board or appeal board for a period of more than 20 years. Notwithstanding any other provision of this paragraph, an intercounty local board consisting of at least one member from each component county or corresponding subdivision may, with the approval of the Governor or comparable executive official or officials, be established for an area not exceeding five counties or political subdivisions corresponding thereto within a State or comparable jurisdiction when the President determines, after considering the public interest involved, that the establishment of such local board area will result in a more efficient and economical operation. Any such intercounty local board shall have within its area the same power and jurisdiction as a local board has in its area. A local board may include among its members any citizen otherwise qualified under Presidential regulations, provided he is at least eighteen years of age. No member of any local board shall be a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, but each member of any local board shall be a civilian who is a citizen of the United States residing in the county or political subdivision corresponding thereto in which such local board has jurisdiction, and each intercounty local board shall have at least one member from each county or political subdivision corresponding thereto included within the intercounty local board area." (27) Section 10(e) is repealed. (28) Section 10(f) is amended by striking out "$50" and inserting in lieu thereof "$500". (29) Section 10 is further amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection as follows: " (h) If at any time calls under this section for the induction of persons for training and service in the Armed Forces are discontinued. iDccause the Armed Forces are placed on an all volunteer basis for meeting their active duty manpower needs, the Selective Service System, as it is constituted on the date of the enactment of this subsection, shall, nevertheless, be m.aintained as an active standby organization, with (1) a complete registration and classification structure capable of immediate operation in the event of a national emergency, and (2) personnel adequate to reinstitute immediately the full operation of the System, including military reservists who are trained to operate such System and who can be ordered to active duty for such purpose in the event of a national emergency." (30) Section 11 is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 11. Under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President, funds available to carry out the provisions of this title shall also be available for the payment of actual and reasonable expenses of emergency medical care, including hospitalization, of registrants who suffer illness or injury, and the transportation and burial of the I'emains of registrants w4io suffer death, while acting under orders issued under the provisions of this title, but such burial expenses shall not exceed the maximum that the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs may pay under the provisions of section 902(a) of title 38, United States Code, in any one case." (31) Section 12 is amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection (d) as follows: