Summary: S.974 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/06/1999)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Procurement

Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations

Subtitle B: Multi-Year Contract Authorizations

Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Authorization of

Appropriations

Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations

Subtitle A: Active Forces

Subtitle B: Reserve Forces

Subtitle C: End and Grade Strength Management

Title V: Military Personnel Policy

Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy

Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Reserve Components

Subtitle C: Military Education and Training

Subtitle D: Uniform Code of Military Justice

Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits

Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances

Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays

Subtitle C: Extension of Certain Bonuses and Special

Pays

Subtitle D: Military Retired Pay

Subtitle E: Other Matters

Title VII: Health Care Provisions

Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and

Related Matters

Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management

Subtitle A: Organization

Subtitle B: Management of Service Academies

Subtitle C: Personnel Management

Subtitle D: Other Matters

Title X: General Provisions

Subtitle A: Financial Matters

Subtitle B: Foreign Nations

Subtitle C: Department of Defense Schools

Subtitle D: Other Matters

Title XI: Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1999

Division B: Military Construction Authorizations

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: Real Property and Facilities Administration

Subtitle C: Defense Base Closure and Realignment

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001 to the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force for aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and other procurement.

(Sec. 104) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001 for: (1) defense-wide procurement; (2) the Defense Inspector General; (3) the Defense Health Program; and (4) the chemical demilitarization program.

Subtitle B: Multi-Year Contract Authorization - Authorizes the use of multiyear procurement contracts for specified Army and Navy aircraft, missiles, equipment, and vehicles.

Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001 for research, development, test, and evaluation.

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001 for operation and maintenance (O&M) for the armed forces and specified activities and agencies of the Department of Defense (DOD).

(Sec. 302) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001 for: (1) working capital and revolving funds; and (2) the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

(Sec. 304) Authorizes the transfer of up to $150 million from the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund to specified military O&M accounts for FY 2000.

(Sec. 305) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to pay inspection and monitoring expenses of international inspectors from the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations - Subtitle A: Active Forces - Sets forth the authorized end strengths for active-duty forces as of the end of FY 2000 and 2001.

Subtitle B: Reserve Forces - Sets forth the authorized end strengths as of the end of FY 2000 and 2001 for members of the Selected Reserve and reserve personnel on active duty in support of the reserves.

(Sec. 413) Sets forth the authorized end strengths as of the end of FY 2000 and 2001 for military technicians (dual status) and military technicians (non-dual status).

(Sec. 415) Increases the number of certain officers and enlisted personnel authorized to serve on active duty in support of the reserves.

Subtitle C: End and Grade Strength Management - Prohibits DOD funds from being used to implement a reduction of active-duty end strengths for any of the armed forces for any fiscal year below the number currently required to support two major regional contingencies simultaneously unless the Secretary notifies Congress of such proposal and a justification.

(Sec. 417) Authorizes the Secretary to increase the end strengths for Selected Reserve personnel by up to two percent.

(Sec. 418) Makes permanent (currently terminates at the end of FY 2000): (1) the authority to exempt certain senior joint officer positions from officer end strength limitations; and (2) the requirement for each military department Secretary to submit to the Secretary the name of an officer to serve in a vacant senior joint officer position.

(Sec. 419) Exempts from Air Force officer end strength limitations an officer appointed to the position of Commander in Chief of the United States Transportation Command or United States Space Command.

Title V: Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy - Removes the requirement that active-duty or retired officers serving on boards of inquiry be serving in a grade above lieutenant colonel or commander, but requires one board member to be above such grade. Requires remaining board members to be in grades above major or lieutenant commander.

(Sec. 502) Limits to no less than three or more than five the number of officers to be recommended by the Secretary of each military department for vacant positions for Judge Advocate General and Assistant or Deputy Judge Advocate General of each military department.

(Sec. 503) Requires the following positions (currently designated simply as critical acquisition positions) to be assigned for no fewer than three years: program or deputy program managers for a significant nonmajor defense acquisition program; program executive officers; general or flag officer or the civilian equivalent; and senior contracting official.

(Sec. 504) Authorizes a promotion selection board to recommend for promotion an officer from below the promotion zone for that position when the number of officers recommended is less than one.

Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Reserve Components - Authorizes the Secretary of the military department concerned to delay the separation or retirement of a reserve officer until the completion of court-martial disciplinary proceedings.

(Sec. 511) Authorizes the Secretary concerned, with the consent of the member, to order a reserve member to active duty to complete a required DOD health care study.

(Sec. 512) Makes ineligible for promotion a reserve officer serving in an educational delay status in order to attend an approved educational institution to receive advanced training, when such training is subsidized by the military department concerned. Makes such section retroactive in the case of officers not promoted due to such status between October 1, 1996, and the date of enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 513) Requires a major or lieutenant commander who has twice failed to be selected for promotion to be removed from the reserve active status list on the later of the first day of the month after such member completes 20 years of service (current law) or seven months after the President approves the report of the board which considered such officer for the second time.

(Sec. 514) Excludes from the computation of creditable years of service for a reserve officer service as a reserve commissioned officer while in a program of advanced education to receive the first professional degree required for appointment, designation, or assignment within various military medical specialties, or as a chaplain or judge advocate, provided such service occurs before the officer commences initial active or reserve service in the specialty that results from such degree.

(Sec. 515) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to retain reserve component chaplains until age 67 (currently 60).

(Sec. 516) Authorizes reserve personnel to travel in a space required status on military aircraft between home and place of inactive duty training, or place of duty in lieu of unit training assembly, when there is no road or rail transportation between such locations.

(Sec. 517) Prohibits civil employment for regular and reserve officers serving on active duty under a call or order for a period in excess of 270 (currently 180) days.

Subtitle C: Military Education and Training - Makes permanent (currently terminates September 30, 1999) the authority of the Secretary concerned to allow graduate students to receive financial assistance under the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program.

(Sec. 521) Revises generally provisions concerning the award of reserve service credit for participation in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program.

(Sec. 522) Allows tuition reimbursement and training allowances provided to acquisition personnel to be for the full amount of expenses and training incurred.

(Sec. 523) Provides the authorized grade for an individual serving as a dean of the United States Military Academy or United States Air Force Academy.

(Sec. 524) Authorizes the Commandant of the United States Army War College to confer the degree of master of strategic studies.

(Sec. 525) Authorizes the commander of the Air Education and Training Command to establish minimum educational requirements for Community College of the Air Force professors and instructors.

(Sec. 526) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to provide up to $5,200 yearly in financial assistance to certain members of the Marine Corps Reserve for completion of: (1) baccalaureate degree requirements in an educational program that takes less than five years to complete; or (2) doctor of jurisprudence or bachelor of laws degree requirements in programs that take no more than three years to complete. Outlines eligibility requirements, including selection as an officer candidate in the Marine Corps Platoon Leader's Class Program and completion of at least six weeks of military training. Requires graduates to serve at least five years of active duty upon graduation. Prohibits more than 1,200 individuals from participating in such program at any one time. Provides for the computation of creditable service for officers serving in such positions.

Subtitle D: Uniform Code of Military Justice - Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to authorize special courts-martial to adjudge and execute punishments which include confinement for up to one year (currently six months).

(Sec. 531) Reduces from 0.10 to 0.08 the blood-alcohol content for determining the UCMJ offense of drunken operation of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel.

Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances - Waives any FY 2000 military pay increases tied to increases in the General Schedule of Compensation for Government employees. Increases by 4.4 percent, effective on January 1, 2000, the rates of basic pay for military personnel.

Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays - Authorizes enlistment bonuses to be paid in a lump-sum (currently only in installments). Increases from $12,000 to $20,000 the authorized one-time bonus for enlisting for at least a four-year period.

(Sec. 613) Reduces from 21 to 17 months of continuous active duty the service required for a member to be eligible (among other requirements) for a reenlistment bonus. Increases the amount of such bonus to the lesser of 15 (currently ten) times the amount that the member was entitled to at the time of original separation or discharge multiplied by the number of agreed-upon years of additional service, or $60,000 (currently $45,000).

(Sec. 614) Authorizes payment of a prior service enlistment bonus to members of the Selected Reserve attaining or occupying positions designated as critically short.

(Sec. 615) Requires air battle managers entitled to the payment of aviation career incentive pay to receive the higher of such pay or the amount they were receiving prior to such entitlement.

(Sec. 617) Authorizes the payment of career enlisted flyer incentive pay to enlisted personnel who: (1) are entitled to basic pay or inactive duty training pay; (2) hold or are training for a career enlisted occupational or flyer specialty; (3) are qualified for aviation service; and (4) engage or remain in such service on a career basis. Outlines operational flying duty requirements. Provides for the monthly amounts of such pay, such amount increasing with the years of creditable aviation service performed. Provides for a proportionate share of such pay for reserve members performing inactive duty training involving aviation. Prohibits such pay for members already receiving either hazardous duty incentive pay or diving duty special pay.

(Sec. 618) Increases the diving duty special pay and the foreign language proficiency special pay.

(Sec. 620) Authorizes the payment of surface warfare officer continuation pay to officers who agree to remain on active duty to complete tours of duty to which such officers may be ordered as a department head afloat. Limits such amount to $50,000, requiring pro rata repayment for tours not completed.

(Sec. 622) Authorizes special pay for certain special warfare officers who agree to remain on active duty in such service for at least one additional year. Limits such payment to $10,000 for each additional year. Terminates on September 30, 2001, the authority to enter into such agreements. Requires a pro rata repayment for additional periods not completed.

(Sec. 623) Increases certain bonuses and special pay provided to nuclear-qualified officers.

Subtitle C: Extension of Certain Bonuses and Special Pays - Extends through FY 2001 specified authorities currently scheduled to expire at the end of 1999 with respect to certain special pay and bonus programs within the regular and reserve armed forces.

Subtitle D: Military Retired Pay - Repeals a reduction in retired pay currently required for individuals who first became members of the armed forces after July 31, 1986, and retired with less than 30 years of retirement-creditable service. Revises the annual cost-of-living adjustment applicable to such retired pay.

Subtitle E: Other Matters - Authorizes the lump-sum payment of accrued unused annual leave upon a member's reenlistment into the armed forces.

(Sec. 641) Authorizes the use of any airport in the United States at which travel can be arranged at the lowest cost in connection with emergency leave travel for military personnel. (Currently, only travel from the closest airport is authorized.)

(Sec. 642) Authorizes the use of appropriated funds to provide contract quarters as lodging in kind for reservists performing active duty for training or inactive duty training.

(Sec. 643) Provides limited authority for the Secretary concerned to delegate the authority to waive operational flying duty requirements.

(Sec. 644) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to provide tuition assistance for members deployed in a contingency operation or similar operational mission.

(Sec. 645) Authorizes the payment of temporary lodging expenses of members making their first permanent change of duty station.

(Sec. 646) Requires the continuation of authorized pay and allowances for a member listed under a "whereabouts unknown" duty status.

(Sec. 647) Changes from annually to biennially a required report concerning operation of the educational assistance program for reserve personnel.

Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Amends the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) to direct the Secretary, in the administration of health care contracts and programs, to implement program benefit and administrative changes at the start of each fiscal year rather than throughout the year, except when the Secretary determines that such changes would significantly improve health services to eligible beneficiaries. Authorizes the Secretary, under certain circumstances, to defer for up to one year the schedule implementation for a new health care program or benefit (requires congressional certification).

(Sec. 702) Authorizes the Secretary, on a case-by-case basis, to continue payment under CHAMPUS for domiciliary or custodial care services to covered beneficiaries who, prior to the effective date of final regulations implementing the individual case management program, were provided such care.

(Sec. 704) Authorizes the Armed Forces Medical Examiner to conduct forensic pathology examinations, including autopsies. Outlines circumstances warranting such examinations, including when a person dies while imprisoned in a military installation or from an injury or illness incurred during active duty or military training. Subjects such authority to the primary jurisdiction of any State or local governmental authority involved. Requires that, when a person is found dead at a place garrisoned by the Navy or Marine Corps under circumstances requiring investigation, such commanding officer shall direct a summary court-martial to investigate the circumstances.

(Sec. 705) Authorizes the Secretary to make payments for emergency medical or dental care for military, civilian, and DOD contractor employees permanently or temporarily on duty in the countries of the former Soviet Union or Warsaw Pact.

(Sec. 706) Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations for the administration of the collection from third party insurers of the costs of care provided in military health care facilities to covered beneficiaries of such insurers.

Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Authorizes the Secretary to withhold from public disclosure any DOD geodetic product (maps, charts, and related data) that, if disclosed, would interfere or unfairly compete with an emerging or existing commercial industry or market operation.

(Sec. 802) Authorizes the Secretary to waive the application of certain survivability test requirements with respect to the MH-47E and MH-60K helicopter modification programs before their release for operational use. Requires a congressional report upon the exercise of such waiver.

(Sec. 803) Authorizes the Secretary to waive certain defense contracting procedures for the acquisition of coal or coke (currently, only petroleum and natural gas).

(Sec. 804) Removes a prior funding certification requirement with respect to the use of multiyear contracts for defense acquisition programs.

(Sec. 805) Repeals the authority of the Secretary of the Navy to enter into shipbuilding capability preservation agreements.

(Sec. 806) Excludes certain subcontract notification requirements with respect to a contractor that maintains a purchasing system that has been approved by the appropriate contracting officer.

(Sec. 807) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year: (1) 1996 to repeal certain reports, plans, processes, and reviews required for nuclear attack submarines; and (2) 1997 to repeal a required annual report on design responsibility under the New Attack Submarine program.

(Sec. 809) Authorizes the waiver of cost-sharing requirements under the defense manufacturing technology program when a project: (1) is not likely to have an immediate and direct commercial application; and (2) is initiated by a military service acquisition organization or by the Defense Logistics Agency. Requires documentation of the rationale for not requiring cost-sharing. Adds the extent to which project costs are being shared to information to be included in a five-year plan for such program.

Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Organization - Abolishes the position of Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.

(Sec. 903) Establishes within the Office of the Secretary a Director of Defense Logistics, to advise the Secretary and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology on DOD logistics.

Subtitle B: Management of Service Academies - Authorizes the Secretary concerned to establish the work schedule, as well as premium pay and compensatory time off for work performed in excess of that regularly scheduled, for service academy faculty members.

(Sec. 906) Makes eligible for presidential appointment to a service academy children of members who: (1) are on active duty and have at least eight total years of such duty (currently, eight continuous years is required); (2) are members of the reserves who have earned at least 2,880 retirement points; or (3) are eligible, or who died while they were eligible, for retired pay but had not yet reached age 60.

(Sec. 907) Authorizes the waiver or reimbursement of up to 50 (currently 35) percent of the costs of instruction of foreign persons at U.S. service academies for students entering on or after May 1, 1999.

(Sec. 908) Authorizes up to 24 (currently ten) cadets or midshipmen from each service academy to participate in a service academy foreign exchange program. Increases from $50,000 to $120,000 the authorized fiscal year expenditures for each academy under such program.

Subtitle C: Personnel Management - Repeals the authority of a commanding officer or officer in charge of a unit, vessel, facility, or area of a military department to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment made by a civilian employee under such officer's supervision.

(Sec. 911) Excludes from a limitation on the number of retired officers authorized to serve on active duty an officer assigned to the Army, Navy, or Air Force Retiree Council.

Subtitle D: Other Matters - Exempts from the requirement for the disclosure of personnel information such information pertaining to members of the armed forces or civilian employees of DOD or the Department of Transportation assigned to or employed by overseas units, sensitive units, or routinely deployable units. Makes such exemption inapplicable with respect to the provision of information to Congress.

(Sec. 916) Allows captured vessels or vessels stricken from the Naval Register to be transferred by the Secretary of the Navy after congressional notification and a 60 calendar day waiting period (currently, 60 days of continuous congressional session).

(Sec. 917) Extends through FY 2002 the authority to acquire real property leases for special operations activities.

(Sec. 918) Repeals the Naval Academy Museum Fund and transfers such funds into the United States Naval Academy Gift and Museum Fund, established herein. Repeals the Naval Center Historical Fund and transfers such funds into the Department of the Navy General Gift Fund.

(Sec. 919) Authorizes the use of common defense burdensharing funds for a military construction project in a country which contributed such funds, upon a declaration of war or national emergency, when necessary to support the use of armed forces. Requires congressional notification of such decision and its estimated cost.

(Sec. 920) Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to exempt operational files of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) from Federal public disclosure laws (including the Freedom of Information Act). Provides exceptions, including the use of such files for immigration and nationality purposes or Federal investigative proceedings. Provides judicial review, with limitations, when a person alleges that such records have been improperly withheld. Requires the NIMA Director and the Director of Central Intelligence, at least once every ten years, to review any exemptions in force to determine whether they should be removed from the exempt category.

Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters - Repeals the requirement for: (1) a separate budget request for the procurement of reserve equipment; and (2) a two-year DOD budget cycle pursuant to the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986.

(Sec. 1003) Revises the due date for, and requires inclusion of specified additional information in, a joint report by the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office on the scoring of defense budget outlays.

(Sec. 1004) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 to extend from two to four years after the enactment of such Act a pilot program for the sale of air pollution emission reduction incentives.

Subtitle B: Foreign Nations - Removes a provision limiting the Secretary's authority to enter into cooperative military airlift agreements with allied countries solely to that provided under current law.

(Sec. 1011) Extends through FY 2000, with a spending limit of $15 million, the authority of the Secretary to provide financial assistance in support of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq, as authorized under the Weapons of Mass Destruction Control Act of 1992.

Subtitle C: Department of Defense Schools - Allows a military dependent who has been a junior at a secondary school under the DOD domestic dependent elementary and secondary schools program to be enrolled as a senior in the next school year, notwithstanding a change in status that would otherwise terminate such eligibility.

(Sec. 1016) Allows the Secretary to establish a single school board for program schools located in a U.S. territory, commonwealth, or possession.

(Sec. 1017) Allows the Secretary to continue the enrollment of a military dependent or the dependent of a Federal employee under the program for as long as determined appropriate (currently, only until the end of that school year), notwithstanding a change in status that would otherwise terminate such eligibility.

Subtitle D: Other Matters - Amends the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to allow a member of the armed forces on active duty who buys or leases a motor vehicle under contract to remove such vehicle from such State when the member is assigned to a different State or another country if the member: (1) has not missed more than three periodic payments under such contract and is not otherwise in default at the time of reassignment; and (2) furnishes the seller, lessee, or creditor with a copy of the Government orders and the member's forwarding address.

(Sec. 1021) Repeals a provision that limits to $50 million in a fiscal year the Federal expenditure for the National Guard civilian youth opportunities program.

(Sec. 1022) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to use appropriated or nonappropriated funds to install telephone lines and any telecommunications equipment in the private residences of designated volunteers and to pay for usage charges for such equipment.

(Sec. 1023) Defines as a DOD emergency essential employee a DOD civilian employee whose assigned duties and responsibilities would be necessary during a period that follows the evacuation of non-essential personnel during a declared emergency or the outbreak of combat operations or war. Provides to such employees: (1) an exemption from Federal estate tax under the Internal Revenue Code; and (2) the restoration of accrued but unused annual leave (in the case of such an employee who is deployed to a combat zone outside the United States).

(Sec. 1024) Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 to require the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to administer a program to provide off-post emergency preparedness required to protect the public around U.S. installations where lethal chemical agents and munitions are stored. Requires the Director to assist States in responding to emergencies associated with the storage and destruction of such agents and munitions. Authorizes the Director to establish an incentive program to encourage State and local governments to achieve early, efficient, and cost-effective attainment of the required level of emergency preparedness. Requires the Director to report annually to Congress. Requires funds used for such program to be set out in a separate defense-related activities program account for FEMA under the U.S. national defense budget.

Title XI: Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1999 - Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1999 - Establishes an independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. Authorizes appropriations for the Commission. Terminates the Commission on December 31, 2005. Directs the Secretary, as part of the DOD budget justification for each of FY 2002 and 2006, to include a force structure plan based on an assessment of probable national security threats during the six-year period for which the budget request is made and of the anticipated funding levels that will be available during such period for national defense purposes. Requires the Secretary to publish in the Federal Register and transmit to the defense committees the proposed and final criteria to be used in making recommendations for the closure or realignment of military installations inside the United States. Directs the Secretary, on May 15, 2001, and May 16, 2005, to publish and transmit to such committees a list of installations recommended for closure or realignment on the basis of such force structure and final criteria. Requires the inclusion of a summary of the selection process used in making such recommendations. Prohibits the Secretary, in making such recommendations, from taking into consideration any advance conversion planning undertaken by a community in anticipation of a closure or realignment. Directs the Secretary to make all information used in making base closure recommendations available to the Commission and the Comptroller General.

Requires the following individuals, when submitting base closure or realignment information to the Secretary, to certify its accuracy and completeness: (1) the Secretaries of the military departments; (2) the heads of defense agencies; and (3) each person having duties which include personal and substantial involvement in the preparation and submission of such information.

Directs the Commission, after receiving the Secretary's recommendations, to conduct public hearings and report to the President on its findings, conclusions and recommendations for base closures and realignments. Allows the Commission to change a recommendation made by the Secretary when it finds that it deviates substantially from the force structure plan and final criteria. Prohibits the Commission, when making recommendations, from taking into consideration any advance conversion planning undertaken by an affected community in anticipation of a base closure or realignment.

Directs the President, each year in which the Commission makes recommendations, to transmit to the Commission and Congress a report containing the President's approval or disapproval of such recommendations, together with reasons therefor.

(Sec. 1104) Directs the Secretary to: (1) close or realign all military installations as recommended by the Commission; and (2) initiate all such closures and realignments within two years, and complete all such closures and realignments within six years, after the President transmits such report. Prohibits any such closure or realignment if disapproved by a congressional joint resolution.

(Sec. 1105) Outlines closure or realignment implementation requirements, including economic adjustment and community planning assistance for affected communities, environmental restoration, and outplacement assistance for displaced employees. Directs the Administrator of General Services to delegate to the Secretary appropriate authorities for disposing property at targeted installations. Directs the Secretary, before disposing or transferring such property, to consult with State governors and heads of local governments to consider any plan for the use of such property by the local community concerned. Allows for a transfer of property without consideration in the case of an installation located in a rural area whose closure or realignment will have a substantial adverse impact on local communities and on their prospects for economic recovery. Authorizes a transfer of property to the local redevelopment authority (RA) involved, under certain conditions. Requires a determination as to whether another Federal department or agency can use a portion of a closed or realigned installation, or will accept transferred property, to be made within six months after the date of closure or realignment approval. Requires an RA to which property is transferred to undertake outreach efforts to provide information on the buildings and property involved to representatives of the homeless. Requires such representative to submit to the RA specified information in a notice of interest in such buildings and property, including the homeless assistance program proposed to be carried out at the installation.

Directs the RA for each covered installation to prepare and submit to the Secretaries of Defense and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a redevelopment plan for the use of such installation to assist the homeless. Provides for reversion to the RA if the property is not used for such purposes. Directs the HUD Secretary to complete a review of such plan, taking into consideration and being receptive to the predominant views on such plan by the local communities, and to approve or disapprove the plan (allowing an RA to revise disapproved plans). Directs the Secretary, upon a determination by the HUD Secretary that a plan meets appropriate requirements, to dispose of the buildings and property at such installations (requiring environmental compliance).

Authorizes the Secretary, if considered to be in the best interests of the affected communities, to: (1) postpone or extend any deadline required under this title; or (2) enter into agreements with local governments for fire and police services, airfield operations, and other community services for closed or realigned installations, if considered in the best interests of DOD.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into an agreement to transfer property designated for an RA to any person who agrees to perform all required environmental restoration, waste management, and environmental compliance activities. Requires property recipients to pay at least 50 percent of all compliance costs.

Authorizes the Secretary to transfer such property to a person who agrees, in exchange, to transfer to the Secretary housing units located at or near a military installation at which there is a shortage of suitable military housing, under certain conditions. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees on any proposed exchange agreement.

Authorizes the Secretary, in closing or realigning an installation, to purchase housing ownership interests of military personnel at manufactured housing parks established at an installation to be closed or realigned under this Act when: (1) it is in the best interests of the Federal Government to eliminate or relocate such park; and (2) such elimination or relocation would result in an unreasonable financial hardship to current owners.

(Sec. 1106) Establishes in the Treasury the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1999, requiring Account funds to be used for environmental restoration and property management and disposal at installations closed or realigned under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. Requires annual reports from the Secretary to the defense committees on deposits into, and expenditures from, the Account, and requires a report to such committees 60 days after termination of the Secretary's authority to close or realign an installation.

(Sec. 1107) Requires annual reports from the Secretary to the defense committees, beginning with the budget request for FY 2005, which shall include: (1) a schedule of the closure and realignment actions to be carried out, estimated total expenditures and cost savings, and any adverse environmental effects; and (2) a description of installations to which functions are to be transferred as a result of such closures and realignments.

(Sec. 1108) Outlines procedures for congressional consideration of a joint resolution disapproving a Commission recommendation of a base closure or realignment.

(Sec. 1109) Mandates that, during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2005, this title shall be the exclusive authority for selecting or carrying out the closure or realignment of a military installation inside the United States. Prohibits, with exceptions, any other DOD funds from being used for such closures or realignments.

Division B (sic): Military Construction Authorizations - Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 - 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, carry out architectural planning and design activities, and improve existing military family housing in specified amounts. Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years after: (1) 1999 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Army; and (2) 2000 for completion of the military construction and family housing projects, above, and for those authorized for FY 2001. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

(Sec. 2105) Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 to increase the amount authorized for the Pueblo Chemical Activity, Colorado.

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

(Sec. 2205) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy, or such other department Secretary as designated, to acquire real property and carry out a military construction project for a forward deployment site for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.

Title XXIII: Air Force - Provides, with respect to the Air Force, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army under Title XXI.

(Sec. 2305) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force, or such other department Secretary as designated, to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects for forward deployment sites for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities in Ecuador and Curacao.

Title XXIV: Defense Agencies - Authorizes the 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 specified amounts.

(Sec. 2403) Earmarks funds authorized under this title for deposit into the Department of Defense Family Housing Fund.

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

(Sec. 2405) Authorizes appropriations to DOD for fiscal years after: (1) 1999 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD; and (2) 2000 for completion of the military construction and family housing projects, above, and for those authorized for FY 2001. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized by this title.

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 and authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1999 for such contributions. Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2000 for such purpose.

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1999 for the Guard and reserve forces for acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities. Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2000 for such purpose, and for construction projects authorized for FY 2001.

Title XXVII: Expiration and Extension of Authorizations - Terminates all authorizations contained in titles XXI through XXVI of this Act on October 1, 2002, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY 2003, 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 - Authorizes the use of O&M funds for minor construction projects intended solely to correct a life-threatening, health-threatening, or safety-threatening deficiency.

(Sec. 2802) Includes design costs within authorized uses for military construction project funds.

Subtitle B: Real Property and Facilities Administration - Authorizes the Secretary concerned, in connection with the conveyance of a utility system, to enter into a contract for utility services for a period not to exceed 50 years.

(Sec. 2804) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to construct or acquire family housing not otherwise authorized if: (1) Congress has previously appropriated funds for such purpose; and (2) funds for such units have been transferred from the Family Housing Improvement Fund into a Family Housing account. Requires congressional notification and a 21-day waiting period following such notification.

(Sec. 2805) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to lease, sell, or exchange real or personal property in Hawaii in order to construct facilities and military housing units on Ford Island, Hawaii. Outlines lease requirements and requires 30 days' prior congressional notification before entering into such a lease, sale, or exchange. Establishes in the Treasury the Pearl Harbor Account, to be used for improvements and operating support of Ford Island, and for transfer to DOD military housing accounts to carry out the privatization of military housing there.

Subtitle C: Defense Base Closure and Realignment - Establishes the Environmental Restoration Account, Base Realignment and Closure, to fund environmental restoration and mitigation activities required as the result of the closure or realignment of a military installation pursuant to a base closure law. Authorizes the Secretary to transfer funds to such Account from the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990. Makes environmental restoration activities funds used during such closures and realignments available for administrative expenses and technical assistance related to such activities.