Summary: S.1894 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/20/1996)


Title I: Military Personnel

Title II: Operation and Maintenance

Title III: Procurement

Title IV: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

Title V: Revolving and Management Funds

Title VI: Other Department of Defense Programs

Title VII: Related Agencies

Title VIII: General Provisions

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1997 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY 1997 for active-duty and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.

Title II: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY 1997 for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Army, Navy, and Air Force (including a transfer of funds in each case), the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, the reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guards. Appropriates funds for: (1) overseas contingency operations (including a transfer of funds); (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; (3) environmental restoration for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and defense-wide (including a transfer of funds in each case); (4) environmental restoration at former defense sites (including a transfer of funds); (5) overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid; and (6) nuclear threat reduction programs with respect to republics of the former Soviet Union.

Title III: Procurement - Appropriates funds for FY 1997 for procurement by the armed forces and its reserve components of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and for other procurement. Appropriates funds for defense-wide procurement and for National Guard and reserve equipment.

Title IV: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY 1997 for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) by the armed forces and defense agencies. Appropriates funds for the Directors of Test and Evaluation and Operational Test and Evaluation.

Title V: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Defense Business Operations Fund; and (2) programs under the National Defense Sealift Fund.

Title VI: Other Department of Defense Programs - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) medical and health care programs; (2) the destruction of lethal chemical agents and munitions; (3) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense (including a transfer of funds); and (4) expenses and activities of the Office of the Inspector General in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 1978.

Title VII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund; (2) expenses of the Intelligence Community Management Account; (3) authorized payments to the Kaho'olawe Island Conveyance, Remediation, and Environmental Restoration Trust Fund; and (4) national security scholarships, fellowships, and grants (using funds derived from the National Security Education Trust Fund).

Title VIII: General Provisions - Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of appropriated funds.

(Sec. 8010) Authorizes procurement funds appropriated under this Act to be used for multiyear procurement contracts for Javelin missiles, Arleigh Burke class destroyers, and certain machine guns, rifles, and automatic weapons.

(Sec. 8011) Prohibits during FY 1997 the management by end strengths of DOD civilian personnel.

(Sec. 8020) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to establish with host governments of NATO-member countries an account for the deposit of residual value amounts negotiated in the return of U.S. military installations to such countries.

(Sec. 8033) Authorizes DOD to incur up to $350 million in obligations for DOD personnel compensation, military construction projects, and supplies and services in anticipation of receipts of contributions from the government of Kuwait.

(Sec. 8034) Earmarks funds from this Act for the Civil Air Patrol.

(Sec. 8041) Authorizes the payment of voluntary separation incentive payments to military personnel.

(Sec. 8044) Authorizes funds available for defense drug interdiction and counter-drug activities to be used for the Young Marines program.

(Sec. 8051) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) for the modification of an aircraft, weapon, ship, or other equipment that the military department concerned plans to retire or otherwise dispose of within five years after completion of the modification; (2) to transport chemical munitions to the Johnston Atoll for storage or demilitarization (with an exception and an authorized wartime waiver by the President); (3) by a DOD entity without compliance with the Buy American Act; (4) for assistance to or programs in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea unless specifically appropriated for such purpose; and (5) to reduce the civilian medical and medical support personnel assigned to military treatment facilities below the September 30, 1996 level. (Sec. 8054) Earmarks funds appropriated under this Act for the mitigation of adverse environmental impacts on Indian lands resulting from DOD activities.

(Sec. 8059) Earmarks $40 million from the funds authorized for chemical agents and munitions destruction, defense, to initiate a pilot program to identify alternatives to the current incineration process for demilitarized chemical munitions (requiring an evaluation and annual report to the defense committees with respect to such program).

(Sec. 8061) Authorizes DOD to enter into interim leasing arrangements for the Adak Naval Air Facility.

(Sec. 8062) Rescinds specified funds from various accounts under prior defense appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 8075) Appropriates funds to DOD for transfer to the Coast Guard.

(Sec. 8078) Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to specified congressional committees setting forth all costs incurred by DOD in implementing or supporting United Nations Security Council resolutions.

(Sec. 8079) Directs the Secretary, to the extent authorized by law, to issue loan guarantees in support of U.S. defense exports not otherwise provided for, with a contingent liability limit of $15 billion. Requires quarterly reports to specified congressional committees on such loan guarantees.

(Sec. 8083) Authorizes the use of DOD O&M funds for a pilot program to increase the use of Reserve personnel in support of U.S. missions and with eligible organizations and activities outside of DOD.

(Sec. 8086) Authorizes specified amounts for Air Force aircraft procurement from prior-year defense appropriations Acts to remain available for expenditure until the end of FY 2002.

(Sec. 8088) Directs the Secretary, upon the enactment of this Act, to make specified transfers between various DOD appropriation accounts.(Sec. 8089) Requires, no later than June 30, 1997, that DOD disbursements in excess of $3 million be matched to a particular obligation before the disbursement is made.

(Sec. 8090) Directs the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to submit to the defense committees a detailed report identifying any activity for which the FY 1998 budget was reduced because the Congress appropriated funds above the President's budget request for such activity for FY 1997.

(Sec. 8092) Makes certain prior-year Air Force missile procurement funds available, until paid, for the payment of satellite on-orbit incentive fees.

(Sec. 8095) Restricts the purchase of security locks used to protect critical national security information or other classified material.

(Sec. 8096) Restricts the use of FY 1997 DOD funds for the modification of established reprogramming procedures.

(Sec. 8097) Earmarks specified RDT&E funds appropriated under this Act for prostate cancer research through the Department of the Army.

(Sec. 8098) Repeals a provision of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996, which prohibits the use of Navy funds to develop or procure an emergency generator set for the New Attack Submarine unless such equipment is powered by a diesel engine manufactured in the United States by a U.S. entity.