H. R. 3422
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 15, 2011
Mr. Poe of Texas (for himself and Mr. Carter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To require the Secretary of Defense to transfer at least 10 percent of certain military equipment returning from Iraq to Federal and State agencies.
This Act may be cited as the
Send Equipment for National Defense
Act or the
Transfer of used military equipment to State and Federal agencies
Not later than one year after eligible equipment returns to the United States from Iraq, and in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of section 2576a of title 10, United States Code, the Secretary of Defense shall transfer at least 10 percent of such eligible equipment to Federal and State agencies.
In considering applications for the transfer of eligible equipment, the Secretary shall give preference to Federal and State agencies that will use the eligible equipment primarily for the purpose of strengthening border security along the southern border of the United States.
The Secretary may waive the requirement under subsection (a) with respect to eligible equipment that the Secretary determines the Department of Defense needs for immediate use, if the Secretary certifies such determination to Congress.
Eligible Equipment Defined
In this section, the term eligible equipment means equipment that the Secretary determines would be suitable for use by Federal and State agencies in law enforcement activities, including—
unmanned aerial vehicles, including the MQ–9 Reaper (also known as the
night-vision goggles; and
multi-purpose wheel vehicles (commonly known as