HR 6324 RFS
H. R. 6324
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To reduce the number of nonessential vehicles purchased and leased by the Federal Government, 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 ‘Cutting Federal Unnecessary and Expensive Leasing Act of 2012’ or the ‘Cutting FUEL Act’.
SEC. 2. REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF NONESSENTIAL VEHICLES PURCHASED AND LEASED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
(a) Review of Nonessential Vehicle Purchase- The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the head of the relevant Executive agency, shall complete each of the following:
(1) Determine the total dollar amount obligated by each Executive agency to purchase civilian vehicles in fiscal year 2010.
(2) Determine the total dollar amount obligated by each Executive agency to lease civilian vehicles in fiscal year 2010.
(3) Determine the total number of civilian vehicles purchased by each Executive agency in fiscal year 2010.
(4) Determine the total number of civilian vehicles leased by each Executive agency in fiscal year 2010.
(5) Determine the total dollar amount that would be 20 percent less than the dollar amount determined under paragraphs (1) and (2) for each Executive agency.
(b) Reduction of Nonessential Vehicle Purchase- For each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017, each Executive agency may not obligate more than the dollar amount identified pursuant to subsection (a)(5) to purchase and lease civilian vehicles.
(c) Sharing- The Administrator of General Services shall ensure that an Executive agency may share excess or unused vehicles with another Executive agency that may need temporary or long-term use of additional vehicles through the Federal Fleet Management System.
(d) National Security Exception- The limits on the purchase and procurement of vehicles provided in this section shall not apply to the purchase or procurement of any vehicle that has been determined by the President to be essential for reasons of national security.
(e) Definitions- In this section:
(1) CIVILIAN VEHICLE- The term ‘civilian vehicle’ means a vehicle that is not used for purposes of military combat, the training or deployment of uniformed military personnel, or such other uses as determined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Administrator of General Services.
(2) EXECUTIVE AGENCY- The term ‘Executive agency’ has the meaning given that term under section 105 of title 5, United States Code.
Passed the House of Representatives September 19, 2012.
KAREN L. HAAS,