H.R. 4301 (103rd): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995

Introduced:
Apr 26, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Passed Senate with Changes)
See Instead:

S. 2182 (same title)
Signed by the President — Oct 05, 1994

Sponsor
Ronald Dellums
Representative for California's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 01, 1994
Length
533 pages
Related Bills
S. 2182 (identical)

Signed by the President
Oct 05, 1994

H.Res. 431 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 23, 1994

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on July 1, 1994 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

Progress
Introduced Apr 26, 1994
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 1994
Reported by Committee May 05, 1994
Passed House Jun 09, 1994
Passed Senate with Changes Jul 01, 1994
 
Full Title

An Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1995 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense programs of hte Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strenths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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Votes
May 18, 1994 5:49 p.m.
Failed 155/271
May 18, 1994 6:58 p.m.
Failed 163/260
May 19, 1994 7:14 p.m.
Agreed to 268/144
May 20, 1994 11:29 a.m.
Agreed to 226/169
May 20, 1994 12:15 p.m.
Failed 166/229
May 20, 1994 1:14 p.m.
Failed 175/217
May 23, 1994 6:27 p.m.
Agreed to 271/126
May 23, 1994 7:21 p.m.
Failed 125/273
May 24, 1994 5:10 p.m.
Agreed to 330/100
May 24, 1994 7:14 p.m.
Failed 191/236
May 24, 1994 7:25 p.m.
Agreed to 223/201
May 24, 1994 9:03 p.m.
Failed 191/221
Jun 08, 1994 6:11 p.m.
Agreed to 415/1
Jun 08, 1994 6:23 p.m.
Agreed to 263/156
Jun 08, 1994 6:31 p.m.
Agreed to 227/192
Jun 08, 1994 6:48 p.m.
Agreed to 414/3
Jun 09, 1994 1:03 p.m.
Agreed to 244/178
Jun 09, 1994 2:47 p.m.
Failed 181/242
Jun 09, 1994 3:25 p.m.
Failed 195/226
Jun 09, 1994 4:18 p.m.
Passed 260/158

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

Oversight and Investigations

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7/1/1994--Passed Senate amended.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Division A - Department of Defense Authorizations Title I: Procurement Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations Subtitle B: Army Programs Subtitle C: Navy Programs Subtitle D: Air Force Programs Subtitle E: Other Matters Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations Subtitle B: Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations Subtitle C: Missile Defense Programs Subtitle D: Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Matters Subtitle E: Other Matters Title III: Operation and Maintenance Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations Subtitle B: Defense Business Operations Fund Subtitle C: Environmental Matters Subtitle D: Matters Relating to Department of Defense Civilian Employees Subtitle E: Other Matters Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations Subtitle A: Active Forces Subtitle B: Reserve Forces Subtitle C: Military Training Student Loads Subtitle D: Authorization of Appropriations Subtitle E: Other Matters Title V: Military Personnel Policy Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy Subtitle B: Reserve Component Matters Subtitle C: Other Matters Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays Subtitle C: Travel and Transportation Allowances Subtitle D: Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits Subtitle E: Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transportation Assistance Matters Subtitle F: Other Matters Title VII: Health Care Provisions Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters Subtitle A: Use of Merit Based Selection Procedures Subtitle B: Acquisition Assistance Programs Subtitle C: Other Matters Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management Subtitle A: Secretarial Matters Subtitle B: Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces Subtitle C: Other Matters Subtitle D: Professional Military Education Title X: General Provisions Subtitle A: Financial Matters Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Allies and Other Nations Subtitle C: Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation of Weapon System and Related Systems Subtitle D: Peace Operations Subtitle E: Reporting Requirements Subtitle F: Acceptance of Pre-release Services of Nonviolent Offenders Subtitle G: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Subtitle H: Other Matters Division B: Military Construction Authorizations Title XXI (sic): Army Title XXII: Navy Title XXIII: Air Force Title XXIV: Defense Agencies Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities Title XXVII: Expiration of Authorizations Title XXVIII: General Provisions Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes Subtitle B: Base Closure Matters Subtitle C: Land Transactions Generally Subtitle D: Changes to Existing Land Transaction Authority Subtitle E: Other Matters Division C: Department of Energy National Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations Title XXXI (sic): Department of Energy National Security Programs Subtitle A: National Security Programs Authorizations Subtitle B: Recurring General Provisions Subtitle C: Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations Subtitle D: Other Matters Title XXXII: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Authorization Title XXXIII: National Defense Stockpile Title XXXIV: Civil Defense Title XXXV: Panama Canal Commission National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
Limits the total amount authorized to be appropriated for FY 1995 under provisions of this Act to $263.13 billion.
Division A - Department of Defense Authorizations
Title I - Procurement
Subtitle A - Authorization of Appropriations
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for:
(1) defense-wide procurement;
(2) the National Guard and reserve components of the armed forces; and
(3) the chemical demilitarization program.
Authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD) to obligate and expend specified prior-year authorized but unobligated defense research and development (R&D) funds for such program.
Earmarks specified Navy funds for procurement by the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center of the U.S. Atlantic Command.
Subtitle B - Army Programs
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to enter into multiyear procurement contracts for procurement of the M1A2 Abrams tank upgrades.
Section 112 -
Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer one M1A1 common tank to the Marine Corps Reserve by a conditional date.
Section 113 -
Allows certain funds available to the Army to be used for a replacement surveillance system for the OV-1 aircraft deployed in Korea.
Section 114 -
Earmarks Army procurement funds authorized under this Act for the procurement of specified small arms.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to enter into multiyear contracts during FY 1995 for the Army's acquisition of small arms weapons.
Directs the Secretaries of the military departments to jointly develop a master plan for meeting the immediate and future military needs for small arms.
Earmarks funds for the objective Crew-Served Weapons System and for improvements to existing small arms weapons.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire up to 6,000 bunker defeat munition weapons.
Earmarks funds for such purpose.
Subtitle C - Navy Programs
Transfers $1.2 billion from the National Defense Sealift Fund for the CVN-76 nuclear aircraft carrier program.
Section 122 -
Limits, with authorized increases, the total amount to be obligated or expended for procurement of the SSN-21 and 22 Seawolf submarines.
Section 123 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of the Navy should plan and budget for the attainment of a 12th naval amphibious ready group. Requires a report.
Subtitle D - Air Force Programs
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to enter into supplemental agreements relating to the settlement of claims under the C-17 aircraft program, requiring certain settlement conditions. Requires a 30-day congressional notification period.
Section 132 -
Prohibits funds authorized to be appropriated by this or any other Act from being obligated or expended during FY 1995 to retire any B-52H, B-1B, or F-111 bomber aircraft.
Subtitle E - Other Matters
Earmarks $150 million in Air Force procurement funds authorized under this Act for the preservation of the B-2 bomber industrial base.
Prohibits any such funds from being used to purchase B-2 parts not previously acquired or planned.
Exempts such funds from certain limitations on total program costs.
Directs the Secretary to report to the Senate and House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees (congressional defense committees) two estimates of the total acquisition cost of 20 additional bomber aircraft.
Section 142 -
Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for the procurement of electric and hybrid vehicles for military uses and the commercialization of such vehicles for nonmilitary uses.
Section 143 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to sell manufactured articles or services to a person outside DOD if such Secretary determines that the articles or services are not available from a commercial U.S. source and certain other requirements are met.
Title II - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Subtitle A - Authorization of Appropriations
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for the armed forces for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDTE). Authorizes appropriations for the Director, Test and Evaluation and the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. Earmarks specified RDTE funds for: (1) basic research and exploratory development projects; (2) the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; and (3) high resolution imaging of space objects.
Subtitle B - Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations
Directs the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to continue the demonstration and validation of kinetic energy antisatellite technologies under the tactical antisatellite technologies program.
Section 212 -
Directs the Secretary to transfer: (1) from the Secretary of the Air Force to the Secretary of the Navy, before October 1, 1995, responsibility for management and funding for the MILSTAR communications satellite program; and (2) to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the unobligated balance of funds appropriated to DOD for single-stage to orbit rocket R&D.
Section 214 -
Limits the use of funds appropriated under this Act in connection with: (1) the dismantling of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); and (2) seismic monitoring research of nuclear explosions.
Section 216 -
Provides specified requirements before funds appropriated under this Act may be used to procure work from a federally funded R&D center. Reduces by $52.65 million the total amount authorized for RDTE under this title.
Subtitle C - Missile Defense Programs
Requires reviews of the compliance with Antiballistic Missile Treaty requirements of the Brilliant Eyes and Navy Upper Tier ballistic missile defense systems.
Section 222 -
Amends the Missile Defense Act of 1991 to repeal provisions concerning: (1) the exclusive program elements for the Ballistic Missile Defense program; (2) R&D for such elements; and (3) Strategic Defense Initiative funding.
Section 223 -
Prohibits the obligation of Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) program funds until the Secretary submits a report required under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994.
Section 224 -
Authorizes the BMDO to retain management and budget responsibility for chemical technology laser programs.
Section 225 -
Requires the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate before negotiating any international agreement that substantively modifies the ABM Treaty.
Subtitle D - Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Matters
Earmarks and allocates R&D funds authorized under this Act for the defense reinvestment program. Allows such funds to be utilized for related FY 1994 projects.
Section 232 -
Directs the Secretary, with respect to specified technology reinvestment programs, to consider a partnership proposal submitted by a small business without regard to the ability of the small business to immediately meet its share of anticipated partnership costs.
Allows such firms 120 days to meet such financial requirements.
Requires the Secretary, in establishing or providing financial support of partnerships and cooperative arrangements under defense technology reinvestment projects, to ensure that the principal economic benefits of such partnerships or arrangements accrue to the U.S. economy.
Section 234 -
Directs the Secretary to conduct a program to promote cooperation between DOD laboratories and industry on R&D of dual-use (military and civilian) technologies in order to further certain national security objectives. Outlines program requirements. Directs the Secretary of the Navy to conduct a similar program for cooperation between the Navy and industry on the R&D of such technologies. Provides funding for such programs.
Section 235 -
Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to make $1 billion in guaranteed loans to small business for defense conversion purposes.
Subtitle E - Other Matters
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative R&D projects with NATO organizations. (Currently, such cooperative projects are permitted only with major U.S. allies.)
Section 242 -
Directs the Secretary to continue the Defense Women's Health Research Program. Requires all military departments to participate in Program activities. Adds to authorized Program activities. Requires an implementation plan and provides funding.
Section 243 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 to require an annual report to the Congress from the Semiconductor Technology Council.
Section 244 -
Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to the Congress on the oceanographic survey and R&D requirements needed to support Navy operations in littoral regions.
Section 245 -
Earmarks funds for completion of certain upgrades at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
Section 246 -
Directs the Secretary to request the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study (and report to the Secretary and the Congress) regarding the desirability of waiving the live-fire survivability testing requirements for the F-22 aircraft program.
Section 247 -
Earmarks funds for the University Research Initiative Support Program.
Section 248 -
Directs the Secretary to establish a Manufacturing Science and Technology Program to further certain national security objectives. Requires competitive procedures. Provides funding.
Section 249 -
Directs the Secretary to carry out a Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research as part of the DOD university research programs. Specifies program objectives and provides for the designation of eligible States. Requires coordination with similar Federal programs.
Section 250 -
Directs the Secretary and the NASA Administrator to jointly carry out, and report to the congressional defense committees on, a study to determine the costs, feasibility, and advisability of the development and utilization of a system to deliver energy to satellites by beaming high power laser energy from ground sources.
Section 251 -
Requires the Secretary to review and report to the congressional defense committees on the advanced threat radar jammer before entering into an agreement with a foreign government for its development. Excepts major U.S. allies from such requirement.
Title III - Operation and Maintenance
Subtitle A - Authorization of Appropriations
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for operation and maintenance for the armed forces (including its reserve and National Guard components), defense-wide activities, defense medical programs, the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, the Defense Inspector General, drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense, the Court of Military Appeals, environmental restoration, defense, humanitarian assistance, former Soviet Union threat reduction, international peacekeeping and peace enforcement activities, and support for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Authorizes appropriations for DOD working capital funds.
Section 303 -
Authorizes appropriations for operations of the armed forces retirement homes. Obligates specified funds for operation and maintenance for FY 1995 from the National Security Education Trust Fund and from the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund.
Section 306 -
Authorizes the Secretary to provide logistical support and personnel services in connection with the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut. Authorizes appropriations.
Section 307 -
Directs the Secretary, after submission of a specified required report from the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, to review its findings on the roles and requirements for general purpose Air National Guard fighter units, and to take certain action with respect to the appropriate level of primary aircraft authorized for such units.
Subtitle B - Defense Business Operations Fund
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 to make permanent the authority of the Secretary to use the Defense Business Operations Fund (Fund) to manage the working capital funds as well as industrial, commercial, and support-type activities.
Section 312 -
Directs the Secretary to report to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees (defense committees) on implementation of the Fund's Improvement Plan of September 1993. Requires the Comptroller General to monitor and evaluate the progress of such implementation and to report to the defense committees.
Section 313 -
Limits to $1.5 million the FY 1995 obligations against funds in the capital asset subaccount of the Fund. Limits the FY 1995 obligations against the supply management divisions of the Fund, with a waiver by the Secretary for combat readiness purposes.
Subtitle C - Environmental Matters
Prohibits the use of FY 1995 DOD funds for the purchase of surety bonds or other guarantees of financial responsibility in guaranteeing the performance of any direct function of DOD.
Section 322 -
Extends through FY 1995 the prohibition on the use of DOD environmental restoration funds for the payment of fines or penalties assessed against DOD.
Section 323 -
Allows any federally recognized Indian tribe to participate in DOD environmental restoration programs.
Section 324 -
Extends through December 31, 1999, the authority of the Secretary to issue surety bonds under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program.
Subtitle D - Matters Relating to Department of Defense Civilian Employees
Extends certain military personnel transition assistance authorities.
Section 332 -
Extends permanently the China Lake personnel demonstration project at China Lake, California. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out such projects at designated DOD science and technology reinvention laboratories.
Section 333 -
Provides limitations on severance pay to certain DOD civilian employees transferring to employment positions in defense nonappropriated fund instrumentalities.
Section 334 -
Directs the Secretary to study and report to the Congress on the interest among DOD employees in obtaining retirement credit for service performed before January 1, 1987, as employees of a nonappropriated fund instrumentality.
Section 335 -
Provides travel, transportation, and relocation allowances for DOD employees transferring to the U.S. Postal Service.
Section 336 -
Includes foreign nationals employed by a foreign government for the benefit of DOD among the foreign nationals for whom separation pay is authorized.
Section 337 -
Expands DOD's authority to accept and utilize voluntary services, with certain requirements and limitations. Allows the Secretary to reimburse a person for incidental expenses incurred in providing such services.
Subtitle E - Other Matters
Requires the Secretary to ensure that the current performance by DOD of a depot-level maintenance workload having a value of $3 million or more is not changed to performance by contractor or another depot-level maintenance activity of DOD unless the change is made using: (1) maintenance-based selection procedures among all DOD depot-level maintenance activities; or (2) competitive procedures among private and public sector entities.
Section 342 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to: (1) provide funds for the national headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol; and (2) allow the Patrol to employ retired Air Force personnel in administration and liaison officer positions.
Section 343 -
Increases from 50 cents to two dollars the amount authorized to be deducted monthly from the pay of military personnel and used in support of armed forces retirement homes. Modifies the fee paid by residents of such homes. Directs the Chairman of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Board to study, and report to the defense committees on, alternatives for modernization of the facilities at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.
Section 344 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to include medical transportation as one of the benefits under the National Guard pilot program.
Section 345 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, after obtaining advanced budget authority, to carry out a loan guarantee program to encourage commercial firms to use ammunition manufacturing facilities pursuant to provisions of the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support Act of 1992. Provides for program administration, loan limits, and reporting requirements. Extends the authority for such alternative use through FY 1996.
Section 346 -
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, upon determining that appropriate educational programs are not available through a local educational agency for dependents of military and civilian DOD personnel residing at a military installation in the United States, to provide for the elementary and secondary education of such dependents.
Provides eligibility for such education to dependents of other Federal employees residing on a military installation at any time during the school year.
Requires the Secretary to establish a school board for each DOD elementary and secondary school so established.
Provides for school administration, staffing, and compensation.
Requires the Secretary to provide specified substantive rights, protections, and procedural safeguards for dependents participating in the educational programs.
Earmarks certain funds authorized under this Act for assistance to local educational agencies that benefit dependents of military and civilian DOD personnel.
Section 348 -
Allows proceeds from operation of the Naval Academy laundry to be used for its operating expenses.
Section 349 -
Repeals the annual limit on the amount of funds authorized to be expended by the Defense Inspector General for emergency and extraordinary expenses.
Section 350 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to extend through FY 1996 the authority for a program to commemorate World War II.
Section 351 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 to extend through FY 1995 the authority for aviation depots and naval shipyards to engage in defense-related production and services.
Section 352 -
Provides for the transfer of certain excess DOD property to educational institutions and training schools. Provides for the surplus treatment of property so loaned before September 30, 1993.
Section 353 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to repeal a provision requiring the conversion of naval ships' stores from an activity funded by direct appropriations to one funded by nonappropriated fund instrumentalities.
Section 354 -
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a humanitarian program providing for instruction, education, training, and advising of personnel of other nations in procedures for detecting and clearing landmines. Provides funding.
Section 355 -
Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for obtaining emergency communications services for military personnel (and their dependents) from the American National Red Cross.
Section 356 -
Allows no more than three foreign-built vessels to be purchased for the Marine Corps maritime prepositioning ship program with funds in the National Defense Sealift Fund.
Section 357 -
Authorizes the Secretary to transfer a specified sum to the Maritime Administration to provide for the purchase of roll-on/roll-off vessels for the Ready Reserve.
Section 358 -
Earmarks funds from this Act for the payment of stipulated civil penalties assessed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.
Section 359 -
Authorizes the Secretary to sell to persons outside DOD articles and services that are produced in working-capital funded industrial facilities of the armed forces and that are not available from any U.S. commercial source. Authorizes the Secretary to designate up to three such facilities for such sales. Provides sale conditions and methods.
Section 360 -
Directs the Secretary of the Army to study and report to the congressional defense committees concerning the feasibility and advisability of establishing at Fort Riley, Kansas, a land management activities and training center.
Section 361 -
Earmarks funds from this Act for the procurement of portable ventilators for the Defense Medical Facility Office, Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Section 362 -
Directs the DOD Inspector General to review and report to the defense committees on a representative sample of DOD commercial contracts to determine the rate of cost growths in such contracts.
Section 363 -
Directs the Secretary, before entering into any DOD advisory and assistance services contract in excess of $100,000, to determine whether DOD personnel can perform the services proposed under the contract.
Title IV - Military Personnel Authorizations
Subtitle A - Active Forces
Authorizes the FY 1995 end strengths for active duty military personnel.
Section 402 -
Extends through FY 1997 the authority for the temporary variation in end strength limitations for Marine Corps majors and lieutenant colonels.
Section 403 -
Allows an authorized strength of 68 general officers on active duty in the Marine Corps after FY 1995.
Section 404 -
Excludes certain commanders or deputy commanders of combatant or allied commands from the limitation on the number of officers serving on active duty.
Section 405 -
Excludes, upon certain conditions, the next Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from the number of senior admirals authorized to be serving on active duty.
Subtitle B - Reserve Forces
Authorizes the FY 1995 end strengths for reserve and National Guard personnel. Allows the Secretary to increase such end strengths by up to two percent. Provides for certain end strength adjustments for members of the Selected Reserve. Sets forth the end strength for members of the reserve serving on active duty in support of the reserve.
Subtitle C - Military Training Student Loads
Provides the authorized average military training student loads for FY 1995.
Subtitle D - Authorization of Appropriations
Authorizes $70.79 billion to DOD for FY 1995 for military personnel.
Subtitle E - Other Matters
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to repeal a provision requiring a specified reduction in recruiting personnel.
Title V - Military Personnel Policy
Subtitle A - Officer Personnel Policy
Allows certain officers to serve on successive military selection boards.
Section 502 -
Excepts certain warrant officers from mandatory consideration by promotion selection boards. States that a warrant officer shall be considered to have accepted a higher appointment on the date of the appointment, unless the officer expressly declines. Precludes a new oath of office for promoted warrant officers who have served continuously since taking their original oath of office.
Section 503 -
Provides for either enlistment or retirement of Navy and Marine Corps limited duty officers who have twice failed in selection for promotion.
Section 504 -
Revises the educational requirements for appointments in reserve grades above first lieutenant or lieutenant junior grade. Provides an exception to the baccalaureate degree requirement for Native Alaskans serving as Scout officers in a reserve unit.
Section 506 -
Provides for the original appointments of limited duty Navy and Marine Corps officers serving in temporary grades. Directs the Secretary to ensure that officers selected for designated judge advocate positions are selected by boards governed by the procedures prescribed for military officer selection boards.
Subtitle B - Reserve Component Matters
Directs the Secretary to review, and report to the defense committees on, the opportunities for ordering individual reservists to active duty with their consent.
Section 512 -
Extends from 90 to 180 days the authorized period of active duty service for Selected Reserve forces mobilized for reasons other than war or national emergency. Requires a report.
Section 513 -
Repeals obsolete Federal provisions relating to the transfer of regular enlisted personnel to reserve components.
Section 514 -
Expresses the sense of the Senate that DOD should establish a standard readiness and evaluation system for National Guard and reserve units and that such units should be trained and modernized to enable them to carry out the full range of missions required under the Pentagon's Bottom Up Review.
Subtitle C - Other Matters
Directs the Secretary of the Army to review two dismissals from the U.S. Military Academy in 1874 and 1882, respectively, in order to determine whether racial prejudice or other improper factors tainted the original proceedings. Requires a correction of records or the presidential issuance of a posthumous commission as Army officers for such personnel if the dismissals were found to have been an error or injustice.
Section 522 -
Provides commencement dates for the payment of transitional compensation to the dependents of military personnel who are court-martialed or separated from service for dependent-abuse offenses. Entitles dependents receiving such compensation to military medical and dental care, use of commissary and exchange stores, and any other benefits which such persons are entitled to receive based on their military dependent status.
Title VI - Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits
Subtitle A - Pay and Allowances
Waives a required military pay raise in conformity with increases in the General Schedule of the Federal Government and provides for a 2.6 percent increase, effective on January 1, 1995, in the rates of basic pay, basic allowance for subsistence, and basic allowance for quarters.
Subtitle B - Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays
Extends through FY 1996 the authority for certain bonuses and special and incentive pay for reserve personnel. Extends through FY 1998 certain bonuses and special pay for nurse officer candidates, registered nurses, and nurse anesthetists (increasing the special pay for the latter). Extends the authority for the payment of certain other bonuses and special pay.
Subtitle C - Travel and Transportation Allowances
Transfers from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of Defense responsibility for the preparation of transportation mileage tables (used for travel allowance determination purposes).
Subtitle D - Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits
Revises a provision concerning the calculation of retired pay for officers retiring in a grade lower than the grade held at retirement.
Section 632 -
Provides for the crediting of certain reserve service performed by enlisted personnel in the computation of retired military pay, using a special formula.
Section 633 -
Amends the Federal criminal code to provide forfeiture of military annuities or retired pay for members convicted of espionage.
Section 634 -
Directs the Secretary concerned, in the case of the computation of military pay to prevent pay inversions, to waive any regulation which requires a member to serve for a minimum period in a grade as a condition for retirement.
Section 635 -
Requires cost-of-living increases in contributions to the Survivor Benefit Plan to be effective concurrently with the payment of related military retired pay cost-of-living increases.
Section 636 -
Requires the application of identical effective dates in cost-of-living increases in civil service annuities for civilian employees and military retired pay for former military personnel.
Subtitle E - Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Matters
Provides, for personnel retired under the special temporary retirement authority, eligibility for Servicemen's Group Life Insurance coverage. Requires payment of appropriate premiums.
Section 642 -
Amends the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 to provide an annual payment for at least one but no more than five years to members retired under the National Guard and reserve transition initiative. (Currently, a five-year payment is required.) Adds provisions concerning the computation of the annual payment and its coordination with retired pay.
Section 643 -
Increases the eligibility and application periods for former military personnel wishing to enter a DOD program for assistance in obtaining certification and employment as teachers or teachers' aides.
Section 644 -
Revises Federal provisions concerning the authority of the Secretary to assist separated members to obtain employment with law enforcement agencies to:
(1) include within such employment work with Indian tribes in which law enforcement functions are performed;
(2) increase eligibility for such assistance to any member or former member who is separated during the six-year period beginning October 1, 1993, under honorable conditions;
(3) provide preferences for involuntarily separated personnel or those having an occupational specialty, training, or experience related to law enforcement;
(4) require the Attorney General (currently the Secretary) to administer the program and distribute grant funds;
(5) limit individual grants to $50,000;
(6) limit program administrative expenses to ten percent; and
(7) require sufficient appropriated funds before a former member may be selected to participate in the program.
Section 645 -
Amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to prohibit certain retired pay reductions in the case of a former member being paid as a member of the cadre of the Civilian Community Corps.
Subtitle F - Other Matters
Provides eligibility for retirement, placement on the temporary disability retired list, or separation for officer candidates granted excess leave due to a physical disability.
Section 652 -
Allows members of the Selected Reserve in good standing to use morale, welfare, and recreation facilities on the same basis as active duty personnel. Provides the same privilege for: (1) retirees under the age of 60; (2) members of the Ready Reserve not in the Selected Reserve; and (3) dependents of members of the Selected Reserve.
Section 653 -
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a program to provide special supplemental food benefits to military personnel on duty at stations outside the United States, as well as eligible civilians serving with, employed by, or accompanying such personnel.
Section 654 -
Authorizes the military Secretary concerned, the Judge Advocate General of a military department, or the Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard to reimburse a member of the armed forces in an amount up to $100,000 for losses of household effects caused by hostile action during a move necessitated by a change of permanent duty station.
Allows such reimbursement only to the extent that the loss is not covered by applicable insurance.
Applies such coverage with respect to losses incurred after June 30, 1990.
Section 655 -
Authorizes the Secretary concerned to reimburse military personnel for transient housing expenses incurred in order to perform annual or inactive-duty training.
Section 656 -
Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to the defense committees on the offset of veterans' disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs by the receipt of military separation benefits and incentives such as the special separation benefit or the voluntary separation incentive.
Title VII - Health Care Provisions
Revises the definition of dependents, for purposes of eligibility for health care benefits under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), to include an unmarried person placed in the home of a member or former member of the armed forces in anticipation of legal adoption.
Section 702 -
Authorizes the Secretary to establish basic dental benefit plans for spouses and children who accompany military personnel on permanent assignments outside the United States.
Section 703 -
Provides conditions under which medical and dental care shall be authorized for abused dependents of military personnel who are convicted for such abuse by court-martial or civil court.
Section 704 -
Provides for the coordination of CHAMPUS benefits with those provided under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act.
Section 705 -
Provides reimbursement to CHAMPUS health care providers for the cost of obtaining a professional license when such license is required by the local government involved.
Section 706 -
Directs the Secretary to develop, carry out, and report on a demonstration program to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of furnishing chiropractic care through the medical facilities of the armed forces. Requires the Secretary to establish an oversight advisory committee for assistance in the development and conduct of the demonstration program.
Section 707 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to state that the annual CHAMPUS health survey required under such Act shall not be treated as a "collection of information" as such term is used in Federal provisions concerning information policy.
Section 708 -
Directs the Secretary to study and report to the Congress on possible financial relief from late enrollment penalties for military retirees and dependents who reside within the service area of a base closure site and who have failed to timely enroll in Medicare part B due to reliance upon the military medical facility located at such site.
Section 709 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to allow individuals who obtained pharmaceuticals at a closed military health care facility to participate in a DOD program providing for the sale by mail of pharmaceuticals to eligible military personnel and their dependents.
Section 710 -
Directs the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to determine DOD's cost expenditures for pediatric care for FY 1992 through 1994 under the program for delivery of health care services in the Tidewater, Virginia, region. Requires the Assistant Secretary to use such cost analysis in determining the appropriate standards, limitations, and requirements for any managed care system for pediatric care by DOD.
Title VIII - Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters
Subtitle A - Use of Merit Based Selection Procedures
Expresses as congressional policy that any program, project, or technology identified in legislation should be procured through merit-based selection procedures. Prohibits DOD from being required to award a new contract or grant to a specific non-Government entity unless strict conditions are met. Requires congressional notification of attempted exceptions to such prohibition.
Section 802 -
Extends permanently an annual reporting requirement on the use of competitive procedures for awarding certain contracts to colleges and universities.
Subtitle B - Acquisition Assistance Programs
Earmarks specified funds authorized under this Act for the defense procurement technical assistance programs. Earmarks other funds authorized under this Act for: (1) the pilot Mentor-Protege Program; and (2) infrastructure assistance for historically Black colleges and other minority institutions.
Section 814 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to extend through FY 1998 a test program for the negotiation of comprehensive small business subcontracting plans.
Section 815 -
Prohibits the expenditure of funds authorized by this Act for specified acquisition activities until the Secretary takes action with respect to: (1) issuing regulations with respect to small business subcontracting set asides and bid proposals; and (2) DOD policy regarding the Mentor-Protege Program.
Section 816 -
Provides credit to businesses, for purposes of meeting certain DOD subcontracting goals for providing business to small and disadvantaged businesses, for subcontracting with a central nonprofit agency designated by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Extends such program through FY 1997.
Subtitle C - Other Matters
Prohibits the use of funds for specified acquisition activities pending submission to the Congress by the Secretary of a national technology and industrial base periodic defense capability assessment and a periodic defense capability plan.
Section 822 -
Directs the President to take certain required industrial mobilization actions through the head of any military department (currently, through the Secretary).
Section 823 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to extend permanently the authority for DOD to share equitably the costs of claims under international armaments cooperative programs.
Section 824 -
Specifies factors to be considered by the Secretary when determining whether the application of certain provisions of the Buy American Act is inconsistent with the public interest.
Section 825 -
Requires the head of the agency concerned, at the time of award for a cooperative agreement or other transaction under the defense technology reinvestment program, to included in the file a brief explanation of the manner in which such award advances and enhances a particular national security objective or policy.
Section 826 -
Requires the Comptroller General to report to the Congress an assessment of the extent to which defense technology and industrial base program awards for cooperative agreements attain certain defense policy objectives.
Title IX - Department of Defense Organization and Management
Subtitle A - Secretarial Matters
Establishes the 11th position of Assistant Secretary of Defense. Places the General Counsel of each of the military departments third in the order of succession to the Secretaries of such departments.
Subtitle B - Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to require the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces to review the role of the National Guard and other reserve components. Directs the Secretary, upon request, to make available to the Commission the services of one or more federally funded R&D centers covered by DOD sponsoring agreements.
Section 913 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to increase from seven to eight the authorized membership of the Commission. Requires the new member to have previous military and management experience with the reserve components.
Subtitle C - Other Matters
Requires (current law authorizes) the inclusion within the membership of the Reserve Forces Policy Board of an officer of the regular Marine Corps and a regular military officer serving in a position on the Joint Staff.
Section 922 -
Prohibits the closure of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary should budget for the ongoing operation of the University. Directs the Comptroller General to submit to the appropriate congressional committees an evaluation of the University, requiring certain cost comparisons, assessments, reviews, and recommendations.
Section 923 -
Authorizes the Secretary to provide joint duty credit for certain duty performed during military operations in support of unified, combined, or United Nations military operations.
Section 924 -
Amends the Job Training Partnership Act to include for assistance under such Act's defense conversion adjustment program those workers affected by reductions in the export of defense articles and services as a result of U.S. policy. Includes such workers within the defense diversification program under such Act.
Subtitle D - Professional Military Education
Authorizes the President of the Marine Corps University to award the degree of master of military studies.
Section 932 -
Constitutes a Board of Advisors to the University, requiring the Board to visit the University semiannually upon the call of the University President.
Section 933 -
Authorizes the Commander of the Air University to award the degree of master of airpower art and science.
Title X - General Provisions
Subtitle A - Financial Matters
Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer amounts of authorizations made available to DOD in Division A for FY 1995 between any such authorizations for that fiscal year. Limits to $2 billion the total amount authorized for such transfers. Requires notification to the Congress of any transfers so made.
Section 1002 -
Authorizes emergency supplemental appropriations for FY 1994 for costs of ongoing U.S. operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Southwest Asia, and Haiti. Allocates such funds among military personnel, operation and maintenance, and procurement.
Section 1003 -
Changes the date for submission of the DOD future-years mission budget from the same time as submission of the defense budget each year to 60 days after such date.
Section 1004 -
Limits to ten percent the amount of FY 1995 advance procurement funds that may be obligated by the Secretary unless he has submitted to the Congress the FY 1996 future-years defense program along with a certification that such program complies with certain budgetary requirements.
Subtitle B - Matters Relating to Allies and Other Nations
Amends the: (1) National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to repeal a limitation on overseas U.S. end strengths; and (2) National Defense Authorization Act, 1985, to revise the end strengths of U.S. military personnel assigned to permanent duty ashore in European member nations of NATO.
Section 1013 -
Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for cooperative threat reduction with states of the former Soviet Union under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993. Extends certain semiannual reporting requirements under such Act.
Section 1014 -
Expresses congressional findings concerning defense cooperation between the United States and Israel. Encourages the President to ensure that any conventional defense system or technology offered for release to NATO allies should be simultaneously offered to Israel. Urges the President to make available to Israel advanced U.S. technology necessary for continued progress in U.S.-Israel R&D of theater missile defenses.
Section 1015 -
Authorizes the Secretary to conduct military-to-military contacts and comparable activities designed to encourage a democratic orientation of defense establishments and military forces of other countries. Provides funding.
Section 1016 -
Authorizes the President to conduct disaster relief activities outside the United States to respond to manmade or natural disasters when necessary to prevent the loss of lives. Requires a report to the Congress within 48 hours after commencement of such activities. Provides funding.
Section 1017 -
Expresses as the policy of the United States that the NATO allies should assist in paying the incremental cost incurred by the United States in maintaining U.S. miliary personnel in Europe to perform NATO support activities. Directs the President to take all necessary action to implement such burdensharing policy. Requires the Secretary to include specified information concerning such personnel in his annual burdensharing report.
Section 1018 -
Directs the Secretary to: (1) carry out a comprehensive review of the current authorities to engage in cooperative regional security programs with continue to be appropriate and necessary ; and (92) after appropriate consultation, report to the defense committees on regional defense matters.
Section 1019 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should:
(1) intensify efforts to recover from U.S. allies the residual value of real property released by the United States to such countries as part of the closure of overseas U.S. military installations;
(2) negotiate with the government of each NATO host country for the payment of the negotiated value of such improvements; and
(3) enter into negotiations for payments-in-kind only as a last resort and only after informing the Congress that other payments have been unsuccessful.
Requires all in-kind contributions received by DOD to be used for DOD identified priorities.
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 to provide certain requirements and limitations with respect to payments-in-kind authorized under such Act. Provides for congressional oversight of such payments, including required prior notification to the Congress of proposed in-kind agreements with NATO host countries.
Subtitle C - Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation of Weapon Systems and Related Systems
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to: (1) extend through FY 1995 the authority for certain nuclear nonproliferation activities under such Act; (2) add to the purposes of such Act the prevention of biological, chemical, and missile proliferation; and (3) define FY 1995 funding sources for such activities.
Section 1022 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to:
(1) redesignate the Nonproliferation Program Review Committee as the Counterproliferation Program Review Committee;
(2) designate the Secretary of Energy as the Vice Chairman of the Committee;
(3) add to Committee purposes the coordination and funding of DOE related programs and R&D;
(4) repeal various provisions concerning purposes, duties, and budget recommendations of the Committee; and
(5) terminate the Committee after September 30, 1996.
Section 1023 -
Directs the Secretary to submit annual reports to the appropriate congressional committees on findings of the above Committee.
Section 1024 -
Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for:
(1) counterproliferation activities; and
(2) education in support of such activities.
Authorizes the Secretary, as necessary in the national interest, to transfer amounts made available to DOD in this Division for FY 1195 to counterproliferation programs, projects, and activities identified as areas for progress by the Joint Committee for the Review of Counterproliferation Programs. Limits to $100 million the total amount authorized to be transferred.
Requires congressional notification of all such transfers.
Earmarks specified technology development funds authorized in this Act for certain counterproliferation activities, including a training program to expand and improve U.S. efforts to deter the possible proliferation and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by organized crime organizations in Eastern Europe, the Baltic countries, and the former Soviet Union. Prohibits the availability of training funds until submission to the Congress of a report by the Secretary and the FBI Director.
Section 1025 -
Prohibits DOD travel funds from being expended for travel by the Assistant Secretary for International Security Policy until the Secretary submits certain reports and certifications required under prior law concerning the proliferation of foreign military satellites.
Subtitle D - Peace Operations
Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense committees two reports on U.S. proposals for improving United Nations (UN) management of peace operations.
Section 1032 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress concerning support for international peacekeeping and peace enforcement activities.
Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) pay the U.S. fair share of such activities in which U.S. combat forces participate; and
(2) furnish assistance, on a reimbursable basis, in support of such activities.
Requires 15 days' advance notice to designated congressional committees before the Secretary may take either action, with certain determinations to be included in such notice.
Directs the President to require reimbursement from the UN or another source for the use of U.S. armed forces in support of such activities or for the provision of assistance.
Allows the waiver of such reimbursement in exceptional circumstances.
Establishes the Contributions for International Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Activities Fund for paying assessments for UN operations under the program.
Prohibits the payment of such assessments when U.S. combat forces are not involved.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for the Fund.
Subtitle E - Reporting Requirements
Expresses congressional findings, and requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees, with respect to the status of the offensive biological warfare program in the Russian Federation and other independent states of the former Soviet Union.
Section 1042 -
Terminates, with exceptions, certain reporting requirements under current Federal law which were recommended for termination by DOD.
Subtitle F - Acceptance of Pre-release Services of Nonviolent Offenders
Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to accept specified services from nonviolent offenders incarcerated in a correctional facility of a State or local government. Provides: (1) conditions for acceptance of such services; and (2) specific limits on payments to State or local governments for the costs incurred in the provision of such services. Prohibits compensating any offender for services provided.
Section 1052 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to add provisions which assure U.S. indemnification in connection with provision by the Secretary of prerelease employment training to nonviolent offenders incarcerated in State penal systems.
Section 1053 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to conduct a demonstration project to test the feasibility of using Army facilities to provide employment training to nonviolent offenders in a State penal system prior to their release from incarceration.
Subtitle G - Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Directs the Secretaries of the Navy and Air Force to review and revise their respective regulations relating to equal opportunity policy and complaint procedures to ensure that such regulations are substantially equivalent to Army regulations for such procedures.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to review the Army's regulations in such regard and revise them as considered appropriate by the Secretary of Defense. Directs the DOD Task Force on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment to submit its required report to the Secretary by October 1, 1994.
Requires appropriate action to be taken by the Secretary with respect to recommendations of the Task Force.
Subtitle H - Other Matters
Redesignates: (1) the U.S. Court of Military Appeals as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services; and (2) the Court of Military Review as the Court of Military Criminal Appeals.
Section 1062 -
Directs the Secretary to designate a DOD official to serve as a single point of contact for immediate family members of any unaccounted-for Korean conflict or Cold War prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). Outlines appropriate functions for such official.
Section 1063 -
Authorizes members and units of the National Guard to provide assistance to specified youth and charitable organizations if such assistance does not hamper the performance of duty, is not otherwise commercially available, and will enhance the Guard's military skills while not resulting in a significant increase in training costs. Provides authorized services and eligible organizations.
Section 1064 -
Prohibits any person, except with the written consent of the Secretary, from knowingly using the words "Defense Mapping Agency" or its initials, seal, or other imitations in connection with any merchandise. Prohibits any person from bringing an action against the United States on the basis of the content of a navigational aid prepared by such Agency.
Section 1065 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer to Brazil specified naval vessels on a lease basis. Waives the requirement of a congressional notification. Requires transfer costs to be borne by Brazil. Terminates such transfer authority two years after enactment of this Act, but allows for the renewal of leases entered into during such period.
Section 1066 -
Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer to the Marine Corps any Army M1A1 tanks that become excess to the requirements of the regular Army, up to the amount needed to satisfy the Marine Corps requirement for tanks.
Section 1067 -
Prohibits any funds available to DOD from being expended to merge defense telecommunications systems with any civil telecommunications system until the Secretary reports certain information to the congressional committees and 30 days have elapsed.
Section 1068 -
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) Navy shipbuilding and conversion; and (2) the National Defense Sealift Fund.
Section 1069 -
Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a review of Federal provisions relating to payments to missing military personnel; and (2) recommend to the Congress whether such provisions should be amended.
Section 1070 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary should establish contact with officials of the People's Republic of China regarding unresolved issues relating to American POWs and MIAs resulting from the Korean conflict.
Section 1071 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 to require the Secretary to make public any information about unaccounted-for personnel of the Korean conflict or the Cold War. (Currently, such publicity is required only for Vietnam era personnel.) Requires all such information (currently, information obtained after March 1, 1992) to be made available.
Section 1072 -
Requires the Secretary to: (1) determine whether there exists classified information concerning American personnel who became POWs or MIAs in Southeast Asia that should be declassified; and (2) certify to the Congress that such materials have been declassified, as well as the date of such declassification.
Section 1073 -
Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress specified information pertaining to unaccounted for U.S. personnel involved in the Vietnam conflict.
Section 1074 -
Directs the Secretary to: (1) report to the Congress on the status of efforts to obtain from North Korea information concerning U.S. personnel who remain unaccounted for following the Korean conflict and to obtain any remains of such personnel; and (2) seek to establish a joint commission with North Korea to resolve remaining issues concerning such personnel.
Section 1075 -
Requires the FY 1995 increase in military retired pay to first be payable for the month of March 1995. Requires appropriations to the DOD Military Retirement Fund before such increased payments. Authorizes appropriations.
Section 1076 -
Prohibits any DOD funds from being provided to an institution of higher education that denies military recruitment on its campus.
Section 1077 -
Directs the Navy Secretary and the NASA Administrator to jointly study and report to specified congressional committees on the convergence of the NASA Earth Observing System Altimetry mission with the Navy Geosat Follow-On program.
Section 1078 -
Amends the Taiwan Relations Act to require the granting of an application for the President of Taiwan or any other high-level Taiwanese official to visit the United States to discuss U.S. trade or business with Taiwan, the prevention of nuclear proliferation, U.S. national security, the protection of endangered species, or regional humanitarian disasters.
Section 1079 -
Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should utilize existing authorities to the greatest extent possible to authorize assistance and cooperation to countries such as Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic that are making significant progress in working with NATO toward an allied defense.
Section 1080 -
Directs the Office of Personnel Management to study and report to the Congress on the feasibility of establishing a mandatory interagency placement program for Federal employees affected by reduction in force actions. Authorizes the Office to enter into an appropriate agreement if such action is found to be feasible.
Section 1081 -
Provides that funds received from the Federal Republic of Germany as its fair share of the costs of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies shall be credited to appropriations available to DOD for the Center and merged with other funds used for the Center. Authorizes the Secretary to waive certain educational costs at such Center with respect to certain U.S. allies.
Section 1082 -
Amends the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 to revise certain notice requirements with respect to pending or actual terminations of defense programs.
Section 1083 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer the obsolete vessel Guadalcanal to the Intrepid Museum Foundation in New York City.
Section 1084 -
Directs the Secretary to study and report to the Congress on spousal abuse involving military personnel.
Section 1085 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Senate Armed Services Committee should review a certain report and hold hearings relating to the procedures employed by DOD personnel when investigating the death of a member of the armed forces who dies from a self-inflicted cause while serving on active duty.
Section 1086 -
Requires the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to be located on or near the Mall on land owned by the Federal Government or the District of Columbia. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the National Museum of Health and Medicine should be relocated to a site east of and adjacent to the Hubert H. Humphrey Building.
Section 1087 -
Provides authority for the assignment of employees between Federal agencies and federally funded R&D centers.
Section 1088 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should work with NATO member nations and other permanent members of the UN Security Council to endorse the efforts of the contact group (United States, Russia, France, and Britain) to bring about a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Section 1089 -
States that it shall not be unlawful for authorized employees or agents of a foreign country to take action against an aircraft in that country's airspace if the aircraft is reasonably suspected of engaging in illicit narcotics trafficking if the President of the United States determines that the national security of such country is threatened by such trafficking. Authorizes the use of U.S. employees to aid such foreign employees or agents in such country.
Section 1090 -
Provides for the administration of the athletics programs at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, stating that the position of athletic director at each Academy shall be a position in the civil service, but may be filled by a member of the armed forces as an active duty assignment. Requires nonappropriated fund accounts to be established and administered for such athletic programs.
Section 1091 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary should initiate a review of the assumptions and conclusions of the President's budget, the Bottom Up Review, and the future years defense program and report to the President and the Congress detailing the necessary U.S. force structure. Requires the FY 1996 defense budget submission to reflect the funding level necessary to support such force structure.
Section 1092 -
Calls upon the President to acknowledge the acts of genocide occurring in Rwanda. Requests the President to expedite commitments of necessary resources for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, as well as for humanitarian operations there.
Section 1093 -
Directs the Secretary to award a grant to one or more non-Federal entities to carry out specified studies concerning the nature and scope of the illnesses and symptoms suffered as a consequence of military service or employment in southwest Asia during the Persian Gulf War. Directs the Secretary to award a grant to such an entity to conduct a study of the long-term health consequences of the administration of pyridostigmine bromide as an antidote enhancer for chemical nerve agent toxicity during such War. Requires pilot studies.
Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for awarding such grants.
Section 1094 -
Directs the Secretary to award grants to an appropriate nongovernmental entity for research into the health consequences resulting from service or employment in the Persian Gulf during that War. Requires particular consideration to be given to illnesses or other effects associated with exposure to various toxins. Provides funding through amounts authorized under this Act.
Section 1095 -
Directs the Secretary to take appropriate action to ensure that data collected by, and testing protocols of, the Persian Gulf War Health Surveillance System are compatible with the data and protocols of the Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Registry.
Section 1097 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) NATO should retain the right of autonomy of action regarding missions in addition to its collective defense should the UN Security Council or other appropriate organization fail to act; (2) NATO is not an auxiliary to the UN or any other organization; and (3) the member states of NATO reserve the right to act collectively in defense of their vital interests.
Section 1098 -
Allows funds appropriated to the Navy for FY 1995 to be obligated to procure no more than 14 Mark-6 guidance sets for Trident II missiles before the Secretary certifies to the congressional defense committees that failure to procure additional units would pose an unacceptable risk to the long-term readiness and reliability of the Trident II missile program.
Section 1099 -
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the:
(1) force structure identified as necessary by the Bottom Up Review may not be used to limit the size or structure of the force U.S. military commanders may request in preparation for a major regional contingency on the Korean Peninsula;
(2) the Chairman and ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees should receive regular briefings from DOD on the situation on the Peninsula; and
(3) conclusions of the Bottom Up Review should be continuously examined in light of the lessons learned from preparation for a major regional contingency on the peninsula as well as from other military operations.
Division B - Military Construction Authorizations
Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 - Title XXI (sic:) Army - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations.
Authorizes the Secretary, using specified amounts, to construct or acquire military family housing units, to carry out architectural planning and design activities, and to improve existing military family housing units.
Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years after 1994 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Army. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized in this title.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1992 to:
(1) reduce the amount authorized for military construction projects at Fort Hunter Liggett, California; and
(2) increase by a corresponding amount the sum authorized for such projects at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Section 2016 -
Directs the Secretary of the Army to carry out a study of traffic safety on the highway at the Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant, Nevada.
Title XXII - Navy
Provides, with respect to the Navy, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army under title XXI. Allows certain prior-year funds to be expended for a construction project at the Naval Supply Center, Pensacola, Florida. Directs the Secretaries of Transportation and the Navy to enter into an agreement providing for the relocation of the activities and functions of the Pascagoula Coast Guard Station to the Pascagoula Naval Station, Mississippi. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to carry out construction design activities for the Mayport Naval Station, Florida.
Title XXIII - Air Force
Provides, with respect to the Air Force, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army under title XXI. Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to: (1) increase the amount authorized for a military construction project at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; and (2) increase the number of family housing units authorized to be constructed there.
Title XXIV - Defense Agencies
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations.
Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) improve existing military family housing units; and
(2) carry out energy conservation projects.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1994 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized in this title.
Terminates authority to carry out a military construction project at the Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Colorado. Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for:
(1) certain community impact assistance with regard to the Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, South Carolina; and
(2) planning and design for military construction in support of the consolidation of operations of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
Title XXV - North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure
Authorizes the Secretary to make contributions to the NATO Infrastructure Program and authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1994 for such contributions.
Title XXVI - Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1994 for the Guard and reserve forces for acquisition, architectural planning and design activities, and construction of facilities. Amends prior year military construction authorization Acts to increase the amount authorized for certain National Guard and reserve projects for which funds have been appropriated.
Title XXVII - Expiration of Authorizations
Terminates all authorizations contained in titles XXI through XXVI on October 1, 1997, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY 1998, whichever is later. Extends certain prior year military construction projects.
Title XXVIII - General Provisions
Subtitle A - Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes
Amends the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 to authorize the Secretary to pay closing costs to eligible persons under the homeowners assistance program.
Subtitle B - Base Closure Matters
Amends the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 to prohibit the Secretary or the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, in considering military installations for closure or realignment, from taking into account any advance conversion planning undertaken by an affected community with respect to the anticipated closure or realignment of an installation.
Makes clarifying and technical amendments to the above Act as well as the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act.
Section 2813 -
Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Secretary should:
(1) ensure that regulations implementing certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 reflect the intent of the Congress that the Secretary take into consideration the redevelopment plans of affected communities when taking actions or implementing decisions on the closure of a military installation;
(2) ensure that such regulations reflect the intent of the Congress to encourage cooperation and dialogue between the Government and the communities affected by such closures; and
(3) develop a system of incentives and awards to encourage DOD personnel to provide greater assistance to, and cooperation with, such communities.
Subtitle C - Land Transactions Generally
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Air Force certain lands contiguous to the Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to be used in connection with a wastewater treatment facility. Provides for: (1) cattle grazing rights; (2) transfer compliance with environmental laws; (3) responsibility for the cleanup of hazardous substances; (4) mining and other rights-of-way; and (5) permitted public access to the lands transferred.
Section 2822 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to enter into an agreement with the Oxnard Harbor District, Port Hueneme, California, for the joint use by the Secretary and the District of U.S. Navy Wharf Number 3, upon which is located the Naval Construction Battalion Center of Port Hueneme.
Section 2823 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to lease to the YMCA of San Diego County, California, certain lands at the Naval Radio Receiving Facility, Imperial Beach, Coronado, California, to be operated and maintained as a summer youth residence camp.
Section 2824 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to release the U.S. reversionary interest to certain parcels of land in York County and James City County, Virginia, as well as in Newport News, Virginia.
Section 2825 -
Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer administrative jurisdiction of specified real property at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion in the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.
Section 2826 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey to the Hall County, Nebraska, Board of Supervisors all U.S. rights and interest to the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant in Hall County.
Section 2827 -
Directs the Administrator of General Services to transfer or convey to appropriate State or local governments or nonprofit organizations various current military installations or facilities, if determined appropriate and in the public interest after consultation with the Secretary.
Subtitle D - Changes to Existing Land Transaction Authority
Makes various modifications with respect to current land transaction authority for: (1) the land conveyance at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia; (2) the conveyance of an electric distribution system at Fort Dix, New Jersey; (3) the land conveyance at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and (4) the preservation as a nature preserve of the Calverton Pine Barrens at the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, New York.
Subtitle E - Other Matters
Allows the Secretary of a military department to authorize a nonappropriated fund instrumentality to contract for construction of a shopping mall or similar facility for a commissary store and one or more nonappropriated fund instrumentality activities.
Section 2843 -
Waives certain prior congressional reporting requirements for certain real property transactions in the event of war or national emergency. Requires reports in such cases within 30 days after action is taken.
Section 2844 -
Directs the Secretary of the Army to report to the Congress on the use of Army operation and maintenance funds for environmental restoration at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant, Hall County, Nebraska.
Section 2845 -
Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out, and report to the Congress on, a DOD Laboratory Revitalization Demonstration Program, allowing the Secretary to carry out minor military construction projects to improve laboratories covered by the Program.
Section 2846 -
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 to: (1) waive a prior congressional notification requirement with respect to settlements with foreign countries for the release to such country of improvements made at U.S. military installations, if such improvements have a value of $10 million or less; and (2) require the Secretary to report annually to the defense committees on such proposed agreements.
Section 2848 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force, as part of the closure of an Air Force radar bomb scoring site near Holbrook, Arizona, to transfer the administrative jurisdiction, accountability, and control of the housing units and associated support facilities at the site to the Secretary of the Interior for use in connection with the Petrified National Forest Park.
Section 2849 -
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, in lieu of establishing technical review committees to oversee DOD actions with respect to the release of hazardous substances at military installations, to establish a restoration advisory board for any installation where environmental restoration activities are planned.
Directs the Secretary to make funds available for participation by individuals on both the technical review committees and the advisory boards.
Requires private sector participation in both entities.
Limits to $7.5 million the total funds authorized for assistance to the committees and boards.
Requires the involvement of such committees and boards in DOD environmental restoration programs at military installations.
Requires a report.
Section 2850 -
Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Senate should consider the authorization for appropriation of funds for a military construction project not included in the annual DOD budget request only if certain conditions are met. Requires the views of the Secretary to be obtained when considering such an authorization.
Division C - Department of Energy National Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations
Title XXXI (sic) - Department of Energy National Security Programs
Subtitle A - National Security Programs Authorizations
Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY 1995 for operating expenses, plant projects, and capital equipment necessary in carrying out the following activities for national security programs:
(1) weapons activities;
(2) environmental restoration and waste management;
(3) nuclear materials support and other defense programs; and
(4) defense nuclear waste disposal.
Reduces the total amount authorized to be appropriated in this Subtitle by a specified amount for use of FY 1994 balances.
Subtitle B - Recurring General Provisions
Prohibits the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this title for: (1) the cost of a program exceeding 105 percent of the program authorization or $10 million more than the amount authorized, whichever is the lesser; or (2) programs which have not been presented to, or requested of, the Congress, unless the Secretary of Energy (Secretary, for purposes of this title) transmits to specified congressional committees a full statement of the action proposed and 30 days have expired.
Section 3122 -
Places certain funding limits (requiring congressional reports when amounts exceed such limits) for general plant and construction projects of DOE. Provides fund transfer authority.
Section 3125 -
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out advance planning and construction design services in connection with proposed construction projects not exceeding $3 million, requiring certain congressional notification for projects exceeding $600,000. Requires planning and design funds to be specifically authorized by law when their estimated cost exceeds $3 million.
Section 3126 -
Directs the Secretary, with exceptions, to complete a conceptual design for a construction project in support of a DOE national security program before submitting to the Congress a funding request for such project.
Section 3127 -
Authorizes the use of DOE funds for planning, design, and construction activities for any DOE national security program that must proceed expeditiously in order to protect public health and safety, meet the needs of national defense, or protect property. Requires the Secretary to report to the defense committees when funds are so used. Makes funds for management and support activities and for general plant projects under this Subtitle available for all DOE national security programs.
Subtitle C - Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations
Directs the Secretary, as part of the stockpile stewardship program, to conduct a stockpile stewardship recruitment and training program at the Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos national laboratories.
Allows such program to support research for military or dual-use programs related to nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship.
Earmarks funds from this title for such program.
Directs the Secretary, as part of the program, to establish for such laboratories a retiree corps of retired scientists with expertise in R&D of nuclear weapons.
Requires a report to the defense committees.
Section 3132 -
Earmarks funds authorized under this title for the defense inertial confinement fusion program.
Section 3133 -
Authorizes the Secretary to pay to the Hazardous Substance Superfund specified stipulated civil penalties assessed against the Fernald Environmental Management Project, Ohio, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Ohio.
Section 3134 -
Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse four Colorado cities a specified amount for the cost of implementing water management programs.
Section 3135 -
Allows obligation of no more than 20 percent of the DOE funds authorized for limited and special access programs until the Secretary submits to the defense committees certain reports concerning such programs required under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. Allows obligation of no more than 90 percent of the DOE funds authorized for national security programs until the Secretary submits to such committees a five-year budget plan required under prior law.
Section 3136 -
Earmarks specified funds authorized under this title for:
(1) worker protection programs at nuclear weapons facilities;
(2) the Scholarship and Fellowship Program for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management;
(3) a hazardous materials management and emergency response training program at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington;
(4) certain programs for persons at such plant who may have been exposed to radiation released from such plant; and
(5) solar energy development activities at the Nevada Test Site.
Subtitle D - Other Matters
Directs the Secretary to prescribe accounting procedures concerning the use of DOE national security program funds.
Section 3152 -
Directs the Joint Nuclear Weapons Council to coordinate and approve DOE activities concerning the study, development, and production of nuclear warheads.
Section 3153 -
Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress on the feasibility of conducting specified disarmament and demilitarization activities, nuclear weapon simulator technology development programs, the stockpile stewardship program, and experiments related to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site.
Section 3154 -
Adds to the membership of the Nuclear Weapons Council a second senior representative of DOE appointed by the Secretary.
Section 3155 -
Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish within DOE an Office of Fissile Materials Disposition.
Section 3156 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989, to extend through FY 1997 the authority of the Secretary to loan personnel and facilities for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.
Section 3157 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 to eliminate the requirement of a five-year plan for DOE defense nuclear facilities.
Section 3158 -
Authorizes the Secretary to appoint up to 200 persons in DOE for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel whose duties will relate to safety at DOE defense nuclear facilities. Requires the OPM Director to periodically evaluate the Secretary's appointment authority and take appropriate action, if necessary, to ensure such appointments. Terminates the Secretary's authority on September 30, 1997.
Section 3159 -
Earmarks specified funds authorized for DOE under this Act for the declassification productivity initiative.
Section 3160 -
Directs the Secretary to take specified action (and provide a report) with respect to safety oversight and enforcement activities at DOE defense nuclear facilities.
Section 3161 -
Imposes certain information disclosure and use conditions upon contracts between Federal departments and agencies and entities to which the Secretary leases a DOE facility or to which the Secretary transfers personal property of such a facility.
Title XXXII - Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Authorization
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
Title XXXIII - National Defense Stockpile
Authorizes the President to dispose of excess and obsolete materials contained in the National Defense Stockpile (NDS). Authorizes the NDS Manager, during FY 1995, to obligate a specified amount from the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund for authorized Fund uses.
Section 3303 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to repeal a provision requiring the President to appoint an advisory committee to make recommendations concerning the operation and modernization of the NDS.
Section 3304 -
Amends the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act to require the prevention of technological obsolescence in the rotation of NDS materials.
Title XXXIV - Civil Defense
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for carrying out the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950.
Title XXXV - Panama Canal Commission
Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 - Authorizes the Panama Canal Commission to make such expenditures as necessary for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Panama Canal for FY 1995, with specified limitations.
Authorizes up to 43 passenger motor vehicles to be purchased for transporting Commission personnel across the Isthmus of Panama. Requires expenditures authorized under this title to be in accordance with the Panama Canal Treaties of 1977 and any law implementing those treaties.
Section 3504 -
Amends the Panama Canal Act of 1979 to authorize the use of Commission funds to defray the costs of education obtained in the United States (currently, only in the Republic of Panama) for Commission employees who are U.S. citizens.
Section 3505 -
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special immigrant status for Panamanian nationals (and their dependents) who continue to be employed by the United States in an area of the former Canal Zone.

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