H. R. 1756
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 25, 2013
Mr. Poseyintroduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Armed Services
To authorize the Secretary of Defense to transport to any country, without charge, supplies that have been furnished by a nonprofit organization and that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Deployed Troops Support Act of
Transportation of supplies to members of the Armed Forces from nonprofit organizations
Transportation of supplies from nonprofit organizations
Authorization of transportation
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and subject tosubsection (b), theSecretary of Defensemay transport to any country, without charge, supplies that have been furnished by a nonprofit organization and that are intended for distribution to members of the armed forces. Such supplies may be transported only on a space available basis.
TheSecretarymay not transport supplies undersubsection (a)unless theSecretarydetermines that—
the transportation of the supplies is consistent with the policies of the United States;
the supplies are suitable for distribution to members of the armed forces and are in usable condition;
there is a legitimate need for the supplies by the members of the armed forces for whom they are intended; and
adequate arrangements have been made for the distribution and use of the supplies.
The Secretary shall establish procedures for making the determinations required underparagraph (1). Such procedures shall include inspection of supplies before acceptance for transport.
It shall be the responsibility of the nonprofit organization requesting the transport of supplies under this section to ensure that the supplies are suitable for transport.
Supplies transported under this section may be distributed by the United States Government or a nonprofit organization.
Definition of nonprofit organization
In this section, the term
organizationmeans an organization described insection 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986and exempt from tax undersection 501(a) of
403. Transportation of supplies from nonprofit organizations.