Summary: H.R.4244 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4244. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/12/1990)

Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 - Title I: Army - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing units, to carry out architectural and engineering services and construction design, and to improve existing military family housing units in specified amounts at specified installations.

Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years beginning after FY 1990 for military construction projects, unspecified minor construction projects, architectural and engineering design services, and military family housing functions within the Department. Authorizes appropriations for advances to the Secretary of Transportation for the construction of defense access roads. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title. Authorizes additional military construction projects with funds appropriated under the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1990. Extends certain FY 1986 through 1989 military construction projects.

Title II: Navy - Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing, to carry out architectural and engineering services and construction design, and to improve existing military family housing units in specified amounts at specified installations.

Authorizes appropriations to the Navy for fiscal years beginning after FY 1990 for military construction projects, unspecified minor construction projects, architectural and engineering design services, construction, acquisition, or leasing of military family housing, and advances to the Secretary of Transportation for the construction of defense access roads. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

Title III: Air Force - Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing units, to carry out architectural and engineering services and construction design, and to improve existing military family housing units in specified amounts at specified installations. Authorizes the Secretary to increase the net floor space for existing military family housing units in West Germany and in Nevada.

Authorizes appropriations to the Air Force for fiscal years beginning after FY 1990 for military construction projects, unspecified minor construction projects, architectural and engineering design services, advances to the Secretary of Transportation for the construction of defense access roads, and construction and acquisition of military family housing. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title. Extends certain prior-year military construction projects. Authorizes the Secretary to acquire a certain facility at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, as part of a research and development contract.

Title IV: Defense Agencies - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire three military family housing units and to improve existing military family housing units. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out military construction projects not otherwise authorized by law for conforming storage facilities.

Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for fiscal years beginning after FY 1990 for military construction projects, unspecified minor construction projects, architectural and engineering design services, base closure and realignment activities authorized under prior law, conforming storage facilities, and construction, acquisition, and support of military family housing. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title. Increases the amount authorized for the construction of a medical facilities office at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Title V: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make contributions for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Infrastructure program and authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for fiscal years after 1990 for such contributions.

Title VI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1990 for acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities for the Guard and Reserve forces in specified amounts.

Title VII: Expiration of Authorizations - Terminates all authorizations contained in titles I through V of this Act on October 1, 1992, or the date of enactment of the Military Construction Authorization Act for FY 1993, whichever is later, with specified exceptions.

Title VIII: General Provisions - Extends through FY 1993 the authorization for entering into long-term facilities contracts for the provision of facilities on or near a military installation.

Increases the per-unit rental housing expenditures permitted for military family housing abroad. Increases the number of military family housing units that may be leased in foreign countries.

Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1984 to extend the military housing rental guarantee program through FY 1991.

Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to acquire an option on real property before its acquisition or lease is authorized by law. (Currently, permitted only before its acquisition).

Authorizes the Secretaries of the military departments to conduct a financial flexibility test program. Requires the Secretary concerned to designate a major command to participate in the Program. Terminates such Program as of September 30, 1993.

Extends the provision of impact assistance to areas affected by the Whiteman Air Force Base B-2 program.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer certain necessary funds to provide assistance under the armed forces homeowners assistance program.

Defense Base Consolidation Act - Amends Federal armed forces provisions concerning military base closures and realignments to authorize the Secretary of Defense to: (1) carry out actions necessary to implement such closures or realignments; (2) provide economic adjustment assistance and community planning assistance to any community located near a military facility being closed or realigned or where functions of a previous installation are being transferred; (3) carry out environmental restoration and mitigation activities; and (4) provide outplacement assistance to employees separated from facilities being closed or realigned. Directs the Administrator of General Services to delegate to the Secretary of Defense certain real property management and disposal authority with respect to property determined to be excess or surplus as a result of the closure or realignment of a military installation. Requires the Secretary, before taking any action with regard to the disposal of such excess or surplus property, to consult with the Governor and the heads of local governments of a State to consider any local plan for the use of such property. Requires the proceeds of any such disposals or transfers to be deposited in the Base Closure Account. Outlines instances under which provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 shall and shall not apply to actions taken by DOD with regard to military base closures and realignments as well as disposals and transfers of property.

Provides for the permanent establishment of the Department of Defense Base Closure Account established under the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act. Provides for deposits into the Account. Requires the Secretary, when Account funds are used to carry out a construction project and the cost of the project will exceed the maximum amount authorized by law for a minor construction project, to notify the Congress and justify such expenditure.