Summary: S.2749 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (10/11/1988)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 100-1071)

Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act - Title I: Additional Fiscal Year 1989 Authorization Provisions - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 for the following purposes: (1) barracks modernization at Fort Bliss, Texas; (2) the construction of defense access roads at the New Cumberland Army Depot, Pennsylvania; (3) military construction projects at Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas; and (4) family housing at Helemano Military Reservation in Hawaii.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after FY 1988 for National Guard and Reserve military construction and land acquisition projects in specified amounts at specified locations.

Limits the obligation of funds for the Army Air Defense system.

Revises provisions relating to multiyear procurement authority to allow the President to request from the Congress relief from the requirement of a certain cost savings that must occur before such a contract is authorized to be entered into.

Amends the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 to require a certain report under such Act to be submitted to the Appropriations Committees of the Congress in addition to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

Authorizes the President to extend the term of office for the officer serving as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff until June 1, 1989.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct an independent assessment of Army and Air Force studies and analyses of close air support aircraft alternatives for meeting U.S. military requirements for the period between the assessment and the year 2000, and beyond. Outlines administrative provisions concerning: (1) an operational test plan for a competitive fly-off of aircraft for the close air support mission; (2) the transfer from the Air Force to the Army of the close air support mission; and (3) reports required from the Secretary to the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees on such close air support alternatives.

Amends the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 to extend until March 15, 1989, the deadline for a report on the implications of a potential Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty for alternative U.S. forces postures in the 1990's. Requires the President to submit an interim report on such subject as of December 15, 1988.

Waives certain congressional review periods otherwise applicable in the case of the transfer of two specified obsolete submarines.

Title II: Closure and Realignment of Military Installations - Directs the Secretary of Defense to: (1) close or realign all military installations as recommended by the Commission on Base Realignment and Closure; and (2) initiate and complete all such closures and realignments by specified dates. Outlines administrative provisions relating to the following: (1) conditions required of the Secretary and the Commission with regard to such closures and realignments; (2) Commission membership and duties; (3) the implementation of such closures or realignments by the Secretary; (4) the applicability of certain current Federal laws to these provisions; (5) the waiver of certain restrictions in order to carry out these provisions; (6) studies and reports required of the Secretary; (7) funding (through the establishment and deposit of funds into the Department of Defense Base Closure Account); and (8) congressional procedures to be followed with regard to the consideration by both Houses of the Congress of the Commission's report.