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...or Japan does not agree, by the end of fiscal year 1997, to contribute to the United States for each fiscal year an amount equal to the

This bill was introduced on February 1, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 1, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 2936 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2936

To provide that if a member nation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Republic of Korea, or Japan does not agree, by the end of fiscal year 1997, to contribute to the United States for each fiscal year an amount equal to the full direct costs to the United States of United States military forces permanently stationed ashore in that country for that fiscal year, all such United States forces assigned in that country shall be withdrawn not later than the end of fiscal year 1999 and to provide that the amount of all such contributions and the amount of savings from such withdrawals shall be deposited in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 1, 1996

Mr. CHAPMAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on National Security and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide that if a member nation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Republic of Korea, or Japan does not agree, by the end of fiscal year 1997, to contribute to the United States for each fiscal year an amount equal to the full direct costs to the United States of United States military forces permanently stationed ashore in that country for that fiscal year, all such United States forces assigned in that country shall be withdrawn not later than the end of fiscal year 1999 and to provide that the amount of all such contributions and the amount of savings from such withdrawals shall be deposited in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.

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

SECTION 1. REQUIREMENT FOR TROOP WITHDRAWALS FROM NATO COUNTRIES AND JAPAN SUBJECT TO REVISED HOST-NATION AGREEMENTS.

    (a) BURDENSHARING AGREEMENTS- (1) As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President should enter into negotiations for purposes of revising the host-nation agreement with each foreign country described in paragraph (2). A revised host-nation agreement is an agreement under which the foreign country agrees to contribute to the United States, beginning on or before September 30, 1997, for each fiscal year an amount equal to the total of all direct costs (including personnel costs) incurred by the United States for that fiscal year related to the presence of all United States military personnel permanently stationed ashore in that country. The agreement shall provide for the assumption of such costs over the one-year period beginning on October 1, 1996, and ending on September 30, 1997.

    (2) Paragraph (1) applies with respect to--

      (A) each country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (other than the United States);

      (B) the Republic of Korea; and

      (C) Japan.

    (b) TROOP WITHDRAWAL- If a revised host-nation agreement described in subsection (a) is not entered into by September 30, 1997, with a country to which subsection (a) applies, the President shall order the withdrawal of all United States Armed Forces assigned to permanent duty ashore in that country. The President may provide for the phased-in withdrawal of such forces over the two-year period beginning on October 1, 1997, and ending on September 30, 1999.

SEC. 2. USE OF HOST-NATION CONTRIBUTIONS AND USE OF SAVINGS.

    (a) USE OF CONTRIBUTIONS- Any amount received by the United States by reason of a revised host-nation agreement under section 1(a) shall be deposited in and credited to the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.

    (b) USE OF SAVINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO TROOP WITHDRAWALS- For each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 1997, the Secretary of Defense shall determine the amount of savings to the Department of Defense, if any, attributable to the provisions of section 1(b). For any fiscal year for which there are such savings (as determined by the Secretary), the Secretary shall, at such point during the fiscal year as the amount of such savings have been determined by the Secretary, transfer from amounts available to the Department of Defense for that fiscal year to the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund the amount of such savings (as determined by the Secretary).