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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.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 7, 2003

 Mr. Collins introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                  Committee on International Relations

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                                 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.
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