H.R. 2682 (107th): To provide for the designation of certain closed military installations as ports of entry.

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Jul 31, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 2682 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2682

To provide for the designation of certain closed military installations as ports of entry.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2001

Mr. COOKSEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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 for the designation of certain closed military installations as ports of entry.

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

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN CLOSED MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS PORTS OF ENTRY.

    (a) DESIGNATION- Subject to subsection (c), the President shall designate as a port of entry an airport, or a seaport, that is a military installation closed under any of the laws referred to in subsection (b) if the local authority under which the airport or seaport operates requests such designation.

    (b) BASE CLOSURE LAWS- The laws referred to in subsection (a) are--

      (1) the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note);

      (2) title II of the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act (Public Law 100-526; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note);

      (3) section 2687 of title 10, United States Code; and

      (4) any other law enacted after November 30, 1993, that provides for the closure of military installations.

    (c) PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY NOT TO DESIGNATE PORTS OF ENTRY- The President may decline to designate an airport or a seaport as a port of entry under subsection (a) if the President--

      (1) determines that the costs to the United States Government of conducting operations at a port of entry outweigh the economic benefits that would accrue to the locality in which the port of entry would be located; and

      (2) transmits that determination to the Congress, together with the reasons therefor.