S. 1357 (108th): Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004

Jun 26, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Reported by Committee)
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H.R. 2559 (same title)
Signed by the President — Nov 22, 2003

Kay Hutchison
Senator from Texas
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Last Updated
Jun 26, 2003
29 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2559 (identical)

Signed by the President
Nov 22, 2003


This bill was introduced on June 26, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 26, 2003
Reported by Committee Jun 26, 2003
Full Title

An original bill making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes.


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6/26/2003--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004 - Appropriates funds for FY 2004 for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure functions administered by the Department of Defense (DOD), namely:
(1) military construction for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, DOD, the Army and Air National Guards, and the Army, Naval, and Air Force reserves;
(2) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program;
(3) family housing and related operation and maintenance for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force;
(4) family housing construction and operation and maintenance, defense-wide;
(5) the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund; and
(6) the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990.
Specifies restrictions and authorizations regarding the use of funds appropriated in this Act and in other military construction appropriations Acts.
Section 113 -
Directs the Secretary of Defense to notify the appropriate congressional committees 30 days in advance of the plans and scope of any military exercise involving U.S. personnel if construction costs are anticipated to exceed $100,000.
Section 118 -
Provides for the transfer of lapsed unobligated military construction and family housing funds into the Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Defense account.
Section 119 -
Directs the Secretary to report to the congressional appropriations committees on actions proposed by DOD to encourage other member nations of NATO, Japan, Korea, and other U.S. allies bordering the Arabian Sea to assume a greater share of the common defense burden of such nations and the United States.
Section 122 -
Prohibits this Act's funds from being obligated for Partnership for Peace programs in the new independent states of the former Soviet Union.
Section 123 -
Requires the Secretary of the military department concerned, before issuing any solicitation for a contract with the private sector for military family housing, to notify the congressional defense committees of any guarantee (including the making of mortgage or rental payments, and the extent and likelihood of Federal liability) proposed to be made by the Secretary to the private party under the contract involved in the event of:
(1) the closure or realignment of the installation for which housing is provided under the contract;
(2) a reduction in force of units stationed at such installation; or
(3) the extended deployment overseas of units stationed at such installation.
Section 127 -
Prohibits the obligation or expenditure for missile defense studies of any funds appropriated for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program.
Section 128 -
Establishes the Commission on the Review of the Overseas Military Facility Structure of the United States to study and report to the President and Congress on matters relating to the U.S. military facility structure overseas. Requires the report to include a proposal for an overseas basing strategy to meet current and future DOD missions. Terminates the Commission 45 days after its report. Earmarks funds from this Act for the Commission.

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