S. 590 (111th): Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009

Mar 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 2295 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 07, 2009

Olympia Snowe
Senator from Maine
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2009
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2295 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 2009

H.R. 1959 (Related)
Defense Communities Redevelopment Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 02, 2009


This bill was introduced on March 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 12, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2009
Full Title

A bill to assist local communities with closed and active military bases, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)

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Defense Communities Assistance Act of 2009 - Expresses the sense of Congress on the necessity of assisting local communities coping with the impact of base closures and realignments and other military actions.
Extends permanently (under current law, terminated at the end of FY2008) the authority of the Secretary of the military department concerned to convey, for certain purposes, real property on a military installation determined to be excess to the needs of the Department of Defense (DOD).
Authorizes the Secretary concerned to contract for the procurement of municipal services for a U.S. military installation from a county, municipal government, or other local governmental unit in the area. Authorizes such Secretary to so contract using procedures other than competitive procedures, under certain conditions and after congressional notification.
Amends the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 to extend through FY2020 a pilot program for the purchase of certain municipal services for military installations.
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to broaden the indemnification provided to transferees of military properties.
Reinstates provisions of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 which allow military departments to transfer surplus real and personal property at closed or realigned military installations without consideration to local redevelopment authorities when used for economic development purposes, without the requirement to assess the property's value.

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