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H.R. 5412 (102nd): To authorize the transfer of certain naval vessels to Greece and Taiwan.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 19, 1992 (Passed Congress).


H.R.5412

One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two

An Act

To authorize the transfer of certain naval vessels to Greece and Taiwan.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO LEASE CERTAIN VESSELS TO GREECE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to lease the ‘KNOX’ class frigates VREELAND (FF-1068), TRIPPE (FF-1075), and CONNOLE (FF-1056) to the Government of Greece. A lease under this section may be renewed.

    (b) APPLICABLE LAW- Any such lease shall be in accordance with chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and following), except that section 62 of that Act (22 U.S.C. 2796a; relating to reports to the Congress) shall apply only to renewals of the lease.

    (c) CONSIDERATION FOR LEASE- Notwithstanding section 321 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (40 U.S.C. 303b), the lease of a ship pursuant to this section may provide, as part of the consideration for the lease, for the maintenance, protection, repair, or restoration of the ship by the Government of Greece.

    (d) COSTS OF TRANSFERS- Any expense of the United States in connection with a lease authorized by this section, including any liabilities of the United States based on its ownership of a vessel arising during the period of the lease, shall be charged to the Government of Greece.

    (e) EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY- The authority granted by this section to lease a ship described in subsection (a) shall expire at the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act unless the lease is entered into during that period.

SEC. 2. AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER EXCESS VESSEL TO GREECE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer the excess ‘CHARLES F. ADAMS’ class guided missile destroyer BERKELEY (DDG-15) to the Government of Greece.

    (b) APPLICABLE LAW- Such transfer shall be in accordance with section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321j; relating to transfers of excess defense articles), except that subsection (c) of that section (relating to notifications to the Congress) and any similar provision shall not apply.

    (c) COSTS OF TRANSFERS- Any expense of the United States in connection with the transfer authorized by this section shall be charged to the Government of Greece.

    (d) EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY- The authority granted by this section shall expire at the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. AUTHORITY TO LEASE CERTAIN VESSELS TO TAIWAN.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to lease the ‘KNOX’ class frigates BREWTON (FF-1086), ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073), and KIRK (FF-1087) to the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (which is the Taiwan instrumentality designated pursuant to section 10(a) of the Taiwan Relations Act). A lease under this section may be renewed.

    (b) APPLICABLE LAW- Any such lease shall be in accordance with chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and following), except that section 62 of that Act (22 U.S.C. 2796a; relating to reports to the Congress) shall apply only to renewals of the lease.

    (c) CONSIDERATION FOR LEASE- Notwithstanding section 321 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (40 U.S.C. 303b), the lease of a ship pursuant to this section may provide, as part of the consideration for the lease, for the maintenance, protection, repair, or restoration of the ship by the Coordination Council for North American Affairs.

    (d) COSTS OF TRANSFERS- Any expense of the United States in connection with a lease authorized by this section, including any liabilities of the United States based on its ownership of a vessel arising during the period of the lease, shall be charged to the Coordination Council for North American Affairs.

    (e) EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY- The authority granted by this section to lease a ship described in subsection (a) shall expire at the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act unless the lease is entered into during that period.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.