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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2908

 To require the Secretary of Defense to establish at least one Weapons 
  of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in each State, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 5, 2002

  Mr. Feingold (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Kohl, Mr. 
 Reid, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Torricelli, and Mr. Jeffords) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                             Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
 To require the Secretary of Defense to establish at least one Weapons 
  of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in each State, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil 
Support Team Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF AT LEAST ONE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION CIVIL 
              SUPPORT TEAM IN EACH STATE.

    (a) Requirement.--The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that there 
is established, by not later than September 30, 2003, at least one 
Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in each State.
    (b) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) The term ``Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support 
        Team'' means a team that--
                    (A) provides support for emergency preparedness 
                programs to prepare for or to respond to any emergency 
                involving the use of a weapon of mass destruction (as 
                defined in section 1403 of the Defense Against Weapons 
                of Mass Destruction Act of 1996 (50 U.S.C. 2302)); and
                    (B) is composed of members of National Guard who 
                are performing duties as members of the team under the 
                authority of subsection (c) of section 12310 of title 
                10, United States Code, while serving on active duty as 
                described in subsection (a) of such section or on full-
                time National Guard duty under section 502(f) of title 
                32, United States Code.
            (2) The term ``State'' includes the District of Columbia, 
        Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
    (c) Funding.--The costs of establishing Weapons of Mass Destruction 
Civil Support Teams to comply with the requirement in subsection (a), 
and the costs of training and equipping the teams established to comply 
with such requirement, may be paid (to the extent properly allocable on 
the bases of purpose and period of availability) out of funds 
authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2003 for purposes as 
follows:
            (1) For the Army, for--
                    (A) military personnel;
                    (B) operation and maintenance;
                    (C) other procurement; or
                    (D) military construction.
            (2) For the Air Force for military personnel.
            (3) For the Department of Defense for the chemical and 
        biological defense program.
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