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Text of the Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technology Development Authorization Act of 2002

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 12, 2002 (Introduced).

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HR 4914 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4914

To authorize the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Defense to carry out a cooperative research and development program of dual use transportation technologies for certain commercial and military applications, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 12, 2002

Mr. HORN (for himself, Mr. LEWIS of California, Mr. MURTHA, and Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 authorize the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Defense to carry out a cooperative research and development program of dual use transportation technologies for certain commercial and military applications, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technology Development Authorization Act of 2002’.

SEC. 2. JOINT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAM TO DEVELOP TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS.

    Section 8 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. App. 867) is amended--

      (1) by designating the text as subsection (a); and

      (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(b)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, from amounts made available to carry out this subsection, the Secretary of Defense, in cooperation with the Secretary of Transportation, shall carry out a program under this subsection to develop and deploy dual use transportation technologies for commercial and military applications, including but not limited to the following:

      ‘(A) Agile port.

      ‘(B) High-speed sealift.

      ‘(C) Advanced cargo and passenger vessel hull design, propulsion systems, and construction employing national defense features.

      ‘(D) Rapid deployment.

      ‘(E) Command and control, and decision support.

      ‘(F) Maritime, port, and cargo security.

    ‘(2) The Secretary of Defense shall carry out such program in cooperation with the Secretary of Transportation under section 2358(b)(4) of title 10, United States Code.

    ‘(3) The program required by paragraph (1) shall be carried out pursuant to a cooperative agreement to be entered into by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technology of California State University, Long Beach.

    ‘(4) Of amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the use of the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-wide, the following amounts shall be available for a task and delivery order contract under section 2304(c) of title 10, United States Code, to carry out this subsection, to remain available until expended:

      ‘(A) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2003.

      ‘(B) $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 and 2005.

      ‘(C) $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 and 2007.’