Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/15/2020          

BRENDA Act

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01/17/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/15/2020 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5621


To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend certain morale, welfare, and recreation privileges to protective services civilian employees.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 15, 2020

Mr. Waltz (for himself and Mr. Cisneros) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend certain morale, welfare, and recreation privileges to protective services civilian employees.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Base Responders’ Essential Needs and Dining Access Act” or “BRENDA Act” .

SEC. 2. Extension of certain morale, welfare, and recreation privileges to protective services civilian employees.

(a) In general.—Chapter 54 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 1066. Use of commissary stores and MWR facilities: protective services civilian employees

“(a) Eligibility of protective services civilian employees.—An individual employed as a protective services civilian employee at a military installation shall be permitted to purchase food and hygiene items at a commissary store or MWR retail facility located on that military installation.

“(b) Definitions.—In this section:

“(1) The term ‘MWR retail facility’ has the meaning given that term in section 1063 of this title.

“(2) The term ‘protective services civilian employee’ means a position in any of the following series (or successor classifications) of the General Schedule:

“(A) Security Administration (GS–0080).

“(B) Fire Protection and Prevention (GS–0081).

“(C) Police (GS–0083).

“(D) Security Guard (GS–0085).

“(E) Emergency Management (GS–0089).”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 54 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“1066. Use of commissary stores and MWR facilities: protective services civilian employees.”.


Picture Name From Date Type
Michael Waltz D-FL 01/15/2020 Sponsor
Michael Waltz R-FL 01/15/2020 Sponsor
Elise Stefanik R-NY 01/24/2020 Cosponsor
Gilbert Cisneros D-CA 01/15/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
01/15/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.Action By: House of Representatives
01/15/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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