H.R. 3912 (110th): Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Oct 22, 2007 (Introduced).

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HR 3912 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3912

To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 22, 2007

Mr. LANTOS (for himself and Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients.

    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 `Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF NAVAL VESSELS TO CERTAIN FOREIGN RECIPIENTS.

    (a) Transfers by Grant- The President is authorized to transfer vessels to foreign countries on a grant basis under section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321j), as follows:

      (1) TURKEY- To the Government of Turkey--

        (A) the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class guided missile frigates GEORGE PHILIP (FFG-12) and SIDES (FFG-14); and

        (B) the OSPREY class minehunter coastal ship BLACKHAWK (MHC-58).

      (2) LITHUANIA- To the Government of Lithuania, the OSPREY class minehunter coastal ships CORMORANT (MHC-57) and KINGFISHER (MHC-56).

    (b) Transfers by Sale- The President is authorized to transfer vessels to foreign recipients on a sale basis under section 21 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2761), as follows:

      (1) TAIWAN- To the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (which is the Taiwan instrumentality designated pursuant to section 10(a) of the Taiwan Relations Act (22 U.S.C. 3309(a))), the OSPREY class minehunter coastal ships ORIOLE (MHC-55) and FALCON (MHC-59).

      (2) TURKEY- To the Government of Turkey, the OSPREY class minehunter coastal ship SHRIKE (MHC-62).

    (c) Grants Not Counted in Annual Total of Transferred Excess Defense Articles- The value of a vessel transferred to a recipient on a grant basis pursuant to authority provided by subsection (a) shall not be counted against the aggregate value of excess defense articles transferred in any fiscal year under section 516(g) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

    (d) Costs of Transfers- Any expense incurred by the United States in connection with a transfer authorized by this section shall be charged to the recipient.

    (e) Repair and Refurbishment in United States Shipyards- To the maximum extent practicable, the President shall require, as a condition of the transfer of a vessel under this section, that the recipient to which the vessel is transferred have such repair or refurbishment of the vessel as is needed before the vessel joins the naval forces of the recipient performed at a shipyard located in the United States, including a United States Navy shipyard.

    (f) Expiration of Authority- The authority to transfer a vessel under this section shall expire at the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.