H.R.4828 - A bill to set aside certain surplus vessels for use in the provision of health and other humanitarian services to developing countries.97th Congress (1981-1982)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Mitchell, Parren J. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 10/22/1981)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 97-734|
|Latest Action:||10/22/1982 Became Public Law No: 97-360. (All Actions)|
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- Passed Senate
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Summary: H.R.4828 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed House, amended)
Passed House amended (08/17/1982)
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to designate specified surplus government ships to be used to provide humanitarian services for developing countries. Prohibits removing such ships from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, unless: (1) the Secretary determines that one or more of the ships are required for national security purposes; or (2) the Secretary transfers one or more of the ships to LIFE International, a nonprofit organization.
Requires such ships to be operated as charitable vessels while in the possession of LIFE International. Prohibits using such ships for commercial transportation purposes. Requires that a ship shall be conveyed backed to the United States if LIFE International no longer needs it.