1995 US Code
Title 32 - NATIONAL GUARD
CHAPTER 7 - SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENT
Sec. 715 - Property loss; personal injury or death: activities under certain sections of this title

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 1994 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 32 - NATIONAL GUARD
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 32 - NATIONAL GUARD
CHAPTER 7 - SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENT
Sec. 715 - Property loss; personal injury or death: activities under certain sections of this title
Containssection 715
Date1995
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 16, 1996
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded Pub. L. 86-740, §1(1), Sept. 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 878; amended Pub. L. 87-649, §8(b), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 495; Pub. L. 90-486, §2(3), Aug. 13, 1968, 82 Stat. 756; Pub. L. 90-525, §6, Sept. 26, 1968, 82 Stat. 878; Pub. L. 91-312, §3, July 8, 1970, 84 Stat. 412; Pub. L. 92-445, Sept. 29, 1972, 86 Stat. 745; Pub. L. 93-336, §3, July 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 292; Pub. L. 98-564, §4, Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2919.
Statutes at Large References74 Stat. 878
76 Stat. 495
82 Stat. 756, 878
84 Stat. 412
86 Stat. 745
88 Stat. 292
98 Stat. 2919
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 86-740, Public Law 87-649, Public Law 90-486, Public Law 90-525, Public Law 91-312, Public Law 92-445, Public Law 93-336, Public Law 98-564, Public Law 104-53


§715. Property loss; personal injury or death: activities under certain sections of this title

(a) Under such regulations as the Secretary of the Army or Secretary of the Air Force may prescribe, he or, subject to appeal to him, the Judge Advocate General of the armed force under his jurisdiction, if designated by him, may settle and pay in an amount not more than 0,000 a claim against the United States for—

(1) damage to, or loss of, real property, including damage or loss incident to use and occupancy;

(2) damage to, or loss of, personal property, including property bailed to the United States or the National Guard and including registered or insured mail damaged, lost, or destroyed by a criminal act while in the possession of the National Guard; or

(3) personal injury or death; either caused by a member of the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard, as the case may be, while engaged in training or duty under section 316, 502, 503, 504, or 505 of this title or any other provision of law for which he is entitled to pay under section 206 of title 37, or for which he has waived that pay, and acting within the scope of his employment; or otherwise incident to noncombat activities of the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard, as the case may be, under one of those sections.


(b) A claim may be allowed under subsection (a) only if—

(1) it is presented in writing within two years after it accrues, except that if the claim accrues in time of war or armed conflict or if such a war or armed conflict intervenes within two years after it accrues, and if good cause is shown, the claim may be presented not later than two years after the war or armed conflict is terminated;

(2) it is not covered by section 2734 of title 10 or section 2672 of title 28;

(3) it is not for personal injury or death of such a member or a person employed under section 709 of this title, whose injury or death is incident to his service;

(4) the damage to, or loss of, property, or the personal injury or death, was not caused wholly or partly by a negligent or wrongful act of the claimant, his agent, or his employee, or, if so caused, allowed only to the extent that the law of the place where the act or omission complained of occurred would permit recovery from a private individual under like circumstances; and

(5) it is substantiated as prescribed in regulations of the Secretary concerned.


For the purposes of clause (1), the dates of the beginning and end of an armed conflict are the dates established by concurrent resolution of Congress or by a determination of the President.

(c) Payment may not be made under this section for reimbursement for medical, hospital, or burial services furnished at the expense of the United States or of any State or the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

(d) If the Secretary concerned considers that a claim in excess of 0,000 is meritorious, and the claim otherwise is payable under this section, the Secretary may pay the claimant 0,000 and report any meritorious amount in excess of 0,000 to the Comptroller General for payment under section 1304 of title 31.

(e) Except as provided in subsection (d), no claim may be paid under this section unless the amount tendered is accepted by the claimant in full satisfaction.

(f) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, an officer or employee under the jurisdiction of the Secretary may settle a claim that otherwise would be payable under this section in an amount not to exceed ,000. A decision of the officer or employee who makes a final settlement decision under this section may be appealed by the claimant to the Secretary concerned or an officer or employee designated by the Secretary for that purpose.

(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the settlement of a claim under this section is final and conclusive.

(h) In this section, “settle” means consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, and dispose of a claim, whether by full or partial allowance or disallowance.

(Added Pub. L. 86–740, §1(1), Sept. 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 878; amended Pub. L. 87–649, §8(b), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 495; Pub. L. 90–486, §2(3), Aug. 13, 1968, 82 Stat. 756; Pub. L. 90–525, §6, Sept. 26, 1968, 82 Stat. 878; Pub. L. 91–312, §3, July 8, 1970, 84 Stat. 412; Pub. L. 92–445, Sept. 29, 1972, 86 Stat. 745; Pub. L. 93–336, §3, July 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 292; Pub. L. 98–564, §4, Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2919.)

Amendments

1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–564, §4(1), substituted “0,000” for “,000”.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 98–564, §4(2), amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows: “If the Secretary of the military department concerned considers that a claim in excess of ,000 is meritorious and would otherwise be covered by this section, he may pay the claimant ,000 and report the excess to Congress for its consideration”.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 98–564, §4(3), amended subsec. (f) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (f) read as follows: “In any case where the amount to be paid is not more than ,000, the authority contained in subsection (a) may be delegated to any officer of the Army or the Air Force, as the case may be, who has been delegated authority under section 2733(g) of title 10, to settle similar claims, subject to appeal to the Secretary concerned, or his designee for that purpose”.

1974—Subsecs. (a), (d). Pub. L. 93–336, §3(1), (2), substituted “,000” for “,000”.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 93–336, §3(3), substituted “,000” for “,500”.

1972—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 92–445 inserted provision that claim may be allowed to extent that law of place where act or omission complained of occurred would permit recovery from a private individual under similar circumstances, when damage to or loss of property, or personal injury or death was caused wholly or partly by a negligent or wrongful act of claimant, his agent, or his employee.

1970—Subsecs. (a), (d). Pub. L. 91–312 substituted “,000” for “,000”.

1968—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–486 struck out “caused by a person employed under section 709 of this title acting within the scope of his employment;” after “acting within the scope of his employment;”.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 90–525 increased limitation on amount of settlement from ,000 to ,500 and provided for appeals to Secretary concerned, or his designee, from determinations delegating authority to settle claims to an officer of the Army or the Air Force.

1962—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 87–649 substituted “section 206 of title 37” for “section 301 of title 37”.

Effective Date of 1968 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–486 effective Jan. 1, 1968, except that no deductions or withholding from salary which result therefrom shall commence before the first day of the first pay period that begins on or after Jan. 1, 1968, see section 11 of Pub. L. 90–486, set out as a note under section 709 of this title.

Effective Date of 1962 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–649 effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section 15 of Pub. L. 87–649, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

Savings Provision for Claims Arising Before January 1, 1969

Settlement and payment of claims arising under this section before January 1, 1969, see section 3(a) of Pub. L. 90–486, set out as a note under section 709 of this title.

Transfer of Functions

Functions of Comptroller General under this section transferred, effective June 30, 1996, to Director of Office of Management and Budget, see section 211 of Pub. L. 104–53, set out as a note under section 501 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in title 10 section 2736; title 31 section 1304.

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