H.R.2006 - To provide for the transfer of a Vietnam-era Cessna L-19D Bird Dog aircraft that is excess to the needs of the Department of State to Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-8] (Introduced 05/07/2003)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/07/2003 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 2006 Introduced in House (IH)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2006 To provide for the transfer of a Vietnam-era Cessna L-19D Bird Dog aircraft that is excess to the needs of the Department of State to Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 7, 2003 Mr. Collins introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To provide for the transfer of a Vietnam-era Cessna L-19D Bird Dog aircraft that is excess to the needs of the Department of State to Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TRANSFER OF VIETNAM-ERA CESSNA L-19D BIRD DOG AIRCRAFT TO ARMY AVIATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION. (a) Authority To Convey.--The Secretary of State may convey, without consideration, to the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Georgia, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to a Vietnam-era Cessna L-19D Bird Dog aircraft (serial No. 24020, National registration number N32FL) (in this section referred to as the ``aircraft'') that is excess to the needs of the Department of State. The conveyance shall be made by means of a conditional deed of gift (b) Condition of Aircraft.--The aircraft shall be conveyed in its current ``as is'' condition. The Secretary is not required to repair or alter the condition of the aircraft before conveying ownership of the aircraft. (c) Condition on Conveyance.--The Secretary shall include in the instrument of conveyance of the aircraft the following conditions: (1) The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation may not convey any ownership interest in, or transfer possession of, the aircraft to any other party without the prior approval of the Secretary. (2) The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation shall operate and maintain the aircraft in compliance with all applicable limitations and maintenance requirements imposed by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. (d) Reverter Upon Breach of Conditions.--If the Secretary determines at any time that the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation has conveyed an ownership interest in, or transferred possession of, the aircraft to any other party without the prior approval of the Secretary, all right, title, and interest in and to the aircraft, including any repair or alteration of the aircraft, shall revert to the United States, and the United States shall have the right of immediate possession of the aircraft. (e) Conveyance at No Cost to the United States.--The conveyance of the aircraft shall be made at no cost to the United States. Any costs associated with the conveyance and costs of operation and maintenance of the aircraft conveyed shall be borne by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. (f) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may require such additional terms and conditions in connection with a conveyance under this section as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United States. (g) Clarification of Liability.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon the conveyance of ownership of the aircraft to the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, the United States shall not be liable for any death, injury, loss, or damage that results from any use of that aircraft by any person other than the United States. <all>