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FY2023 NDAA: Selective Service and Draft Registration [July 29, 2022]   [open pdf - 839KB]

From the Document: "Several provisions in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC)-reported National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA; S. 4543) would make changes to the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA; 50 U.S.C. §3801 et seq. [hyperlink]). The MSSA provides statutory authority for the federal government to maintain an independent Selective Service Agency responsible for managing the Selective Service System [hyperlink] (SSS) and for delivering qualified civilian men for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States when authorized by the President and Congress. Under the MSSA, all male U.S. citizens and most male noncitizen residents of the United States between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register with the SSS. Knowingly or willfully failing to register may result in certain federal and state penalties including fines, imprisonment [hyperlink], and ineligibility for federal employment [hyperlink] or workforce programs [hyperlink]. While legislative proposals have been introduced to require women to register, none of these has been enacted."

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CRS Insight, IN11973
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2022-07-29
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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