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House receded and concurred with amendment (11/20/1985)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendment with an amendment)

Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1986 - Appropriates funds for FY 1986 for military construction operations by the Department of Defense (DOD) for: (1) the Army, (2) the Navy; (3) the Air Force; (4) the defense agencies; (5) the U.S. share of acquisition or construction under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure program; (6) the Army National Guard; (7) the Air National Guard; (8) the Army Reserve; (9) the Navy Reserve; (10) the Air Force Reserve; (11) family housing for the Army; (12) family housing for the Navy and Marine Corps; (13) family housing for the Air Force; and (14) family housing for the defense agencies.

Prohibits the expenditure of funds for payments under a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract for work, except as specified. Makes previously appropriated funds available for: (1) the hire of passenger motor vehicles; and (2) advances to the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, for the construction of access roads. Prohibits the expenditure of funds for: (1) new base construction for which specific appropriations have not been made; (2) the purchase of certain land or easements, with specified exceptions; (3) family housing, except that housing specified in annual military construction appropriation Acts; (4) the relocation of activities from one base or installation to another; (5) steel procurement for which American steel producers have been denied the opportunity to compete for such procurement; (6) dredging in the Indian Ocean by foreign contractors except as specified; (7) the payment of real property taxes in any foreign nation; and (8) compensation to non-lawfully-admitted aliens of the United States.

Limits the expenditure of appropriations for consulting services.

Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) the initiation of a new installation overseas without the prior approval of the Appropriations Committees; (2) F-16 beddown projects at Misawa, Japan, until the Appropriations Committees determine that the Japanese budget has increased funding for FY 1986 for such projects; (3) certain architect and engineer contracts to be accomplished in Japan or any NATO member country, unless such contracts are awarded to U.S. firms or U.S. firms in joint venture with host nation firms; and (4) certain military construction projects in the U.S. territories and possessions in the Pacific and on Kwajalein Island to be performed by foreign contractors, unless the lowest bid from a U.S. contractor for such work exceeds the lowest foreign-contractor bid by more than 20 percent.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to inform the Appropriations Committees of the plans and scope of certain military exercises involving U.S. personnel 30 days before the exercises occur.

Transfers unexpended amounts from the Military Family Housing Management Account to the appropriations for family housing provided in this Act. Transfers certain Department of Defense construction funds to construction accounts provided in this and other similar Acts.

Restricts to 20 percent the amount of appropriations in this Act which may be obligated during the last two months of the fiscal year.

Provides that funds appropriated to a military department or defense agency for a fiscal year for military construction or military family housing purposes may remain available beyond such fiscal year to the extent provided in the appropriation Acts.

Directs the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to assign a military design, construction, and support mission to the Little Rock, Arkansas, district of the Corps of Engineers, and to designate such district as a full service district.

Directs the Secretary of the Army to convey certain training equipment to the United States Modern Pentathlon Association.

Authorizes the Secretary concerned, when determined to be in the national interest, to transfer or merge funds authorized for military construction and military family housing, as long as: (1) such transfers are used only for military construction functions authorized by law; and (2) the Secretary notifies the appropriate committees of the Congress semi-annually of all such transfers.

Prohibits the availability of funds appropriated in this Act for any country if the President determines that the government of such country is failing to take adequate measures to stop the sale or smuggling of illegal drugs from such country to the U.S. or its personnel. Requires such prohibition to continue until the President makes certain written certifications to the Congress concerning appropriate enforcement measures taken by such country. Waives such prohibition if the President determines it to be inconsistent with national security interests.

Requires ten percent of the total amount of budget authority available for FY 1986 by this Act for consulting, management, and professional services to be placed in reserve, with specified exceptions.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation, if requested, to grant to Glynn County, Georgia, a release from any and all conditions contained in a certain deed of conveyance (for lands to be used for the Glynco Jetport) between such county and the United States, subject to specified conditions. Requires revenues from land obtained in exchange for the land being released to be used for airport purposes.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation, if requested, to grant to the city of Gadsden, Alabama, a release from any and all conditions contained in a certain deed of conveyance (for lands to be used for airport purposes) between such city and the United States, subject to specified conditions. Requires land obtained in exchange for the land being released to be used for airport purposes.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986, to prohibit, until May 1, 1986, any funds appropriated to DOD from being used for the construction, operation, or maintenance of commercial franchise businesses on any U.S. military installation. (Currently, such use of funds is permitted 30 days after the Secretary of Defense reports to the Congress concerning the operation of such businesses on military installations.)

Limits in a specified manner the obligation or expenditure of funds appropriated by this Act for the U.S. contribution to the NATO Infrastructure program.