Summary: S.1813 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/23/1998)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title XXI: Army

Title XXII: Navy

Title XXIII: Air Force

Title XXIV: Defense Agencies

Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security

Investment Program

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities

Title XXVII: Expiration and Extension of Authorizations

Title XXVIII: General Provisions

Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military

Family Housing

Subtitle B: Other Matters

Division B: Military Construction Authorizations - Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 - Title XXI (sic): 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 family housing units, to carry out architectural planning and design activities, and to improve existing military family housing in specified amounts. Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years after 1998 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Army.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1999 for: (1) Newport Army Depot, Indiana; (2) Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; (3) Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; (4) the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; (5) Fort Hood, Texas; and (6) Kwajalein Atoll, Kwajalein.

Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

(Sec. 2105) Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year: (1) 1995 to increase the amounts authorized for projects at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, and the Umatilla Army Depot, Oregon; and (2) 1998 to increase the amount authorized for a project at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Title XXII: Navy - Provides, with respect to the Navy, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1999 for the Berthing Pier project authorized for Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

Title XXIII: Air Force - Provides, with respect to the Air Force, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

Title XXIV: Defense Agencies - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to improve existing military family housing units in a specified amount.

(Sec. 2403) Earmarks funds authorized under this title for the military family housing improvement program.

(Sec. 2404) Authorizes the Secretary to carry out energy conservation projects.

(Sec. 2405) Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for fiscal years after 1998 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

(Sec. 2406) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1990 to increase the amount authorized for a project at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia.

Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program - Authorizes the Secretary to make contributions for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program. Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1998 for such Program.

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1998 for the Guard and Reserve forces for acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities.

Title XXVII: Expiration and Extension of Authorizations - Terminates all authorizations contained in the preceding titles of this Act on October 1, 2001, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for FY 2002, whichever is later, with exceptions. Extends certain prior-year military construction projects.

Title XXVIII: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing - Requires the Secretary of the military department concerned to notify the appropriate congressional committees in the case of architectural and engineering and construction design costs for which the estimated cost exceeds $500,000 (currently $300,000).

(Sec. 2802) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force, if determined to be in the best interest of the Air Force, to purchase the developer's entire interest in the 366-unit leased military family housing project at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Subtitle B: Other Matters - Requires a report from the Secretary concerned to the defense committees 30 days before entering a real property transaction exceeding $500,000 (currently $200,000).

(Sec. 2806) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to require a Federal agency, as part of any lease, permit, license, or other grant of access for the use of lands of a military department, to remove improvements and take any other action necessary to restore the land to its condition prior to its use by such agency.