H. R. 1959
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 2, 2009
Ms. Pingree of Maine introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To direct the Department of Defense to utilize no-cost economic development conveyances as the preferred method of disposal of excess property generated through the base closure process, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Defense Communities Redevelopment Act
Requirement for no-cost economic development conveyances
Repeal of certain requirements
Subsection (a) of section 3006 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107–107; 115 Stat. 1350), and the amendments made by that subsection, are hereby repealed. Effective as of the date of the enactment of this Act, the provisions of section 2905 of 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) that were amended by section 3006(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, as such provisions were in effect on December 27, 2001, are hereby revived.
Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to implement the provisions of section 2905 of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 revived by subsection (a) to ensure that the military departments transfer surplus real and personal property at closed or realigned military installations without consideration to local redevelopment authorities for economic development purposes, and without the requirement to value such property.
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the status of current and anticipated economic development conveyances, projected job creation, community reinvestment, and progress made as a result of the enactment of this section.