H.R. 8105 (96th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1981

Sep 11, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 96-527.
Joseph Addabbo
Representative for New York's 7th congressional district
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Dec 15, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 15, 1980.

Introduced Sep 11, 1980
Referred to Committee Sep 11, 1980
Passed House Sep 16, 1980
Passed Senate with Changes Nov 21, 1980
Signed by the President Dec 15, 1980
Full Title

A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30,1981, and for other purposes.


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Sep 16, 1980 midnight
Passed 351/42


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12/4/1980--Conference report filed in House.
(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 96-1528) Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1981 - =
Title I - Military Personnel=
Appropriates specified sums for fiscal year 1981 to each of the armed forces for pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station travel, and expenses of temporary duty travel between permanent duty stations for military personnel on active duty. Appropriates specified amounts to each Reserve and National Guard component of the armed forces for personnel costs. =
Title II - Retired Military Personnel=
Appropriates specified sums for retired and retainer pay for retired military personnel. =
Title III - Operation and Maintenance=
Appropriates specified sums for:
(1) operation and maintenance expenses and the stock fund for each of the armed forces and their reserve components and for the defense agencies;
(2) expenses of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice;
(3) the payment of claims against the Department of Defense; and
(4) salaries and expenses of the Court of Military Appeals. Specifies an amount to be available for Navy shipyard work at the Ship Repair Facilities, Guam. Authorizes subsistence and travel allowances to competitors at national rifle and pistol matches in excess of amounts currently provided under applicable law.
=Title IV; Procurement= - Appropriates specified sums to the various military departments and the defense agencies for the procurement of weapons and defense articles.
Title V - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation=
Appropriates specified sums to each of the armed forces and to the defense agencies for research, development, test, and evaluation purposes. =
Title VI - Special Foreign Currency Program=
Appropriates a specified sum for payment in foreign currencies which the Treasury Department determines to be in excess of the normal requirements of the United States for expenses in carrying out the programs of the Department of Defense. =
Title VII - General Provisions=
Limits expenditures of appropriate funds under this Act for consultant contracts to those contracts to which are a matter of public record and available for public inspection.
Sets forth limitations on the use of appropriations under this Act. Directs the Secretary of Defense to assist small and minority owned business to participate equitably in the furnishing of commodities and services financed with funds appropriated under this Act. Prohibits the use of appropriations under this Act for the purchase of specified goods in amounts over $10,000 unless such goods are produced in the United States. Includes services and supplies deemed to be medically or psychologically necessary by optometrists, podiatrists, certified psychiatric nurses, and other nurse practitioners within the CHAMPUS program's coverage.
Prohibits the use of funds used under this Act for:
(1) the consolidation or realignment of advanced or undergraduate pilot training squadrons of the Navy as proposed by the DOD;
(2) the transportation of household goods to or from Alaska or Hawaii under the Competitive Rate Program of the Department of Defense; and
(3) abortions except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or for victims of rape or incest when reported promptly to law enforcement or public health officials.
Allows payments for drugs, devices, or medical procedures relative to preventing or terminating certain pregnancies.
States that the States are free not to fund abortions to the extent that they in their sole discretion deem appropriate.
Directs that funds appropriated under this Act be made available to provide support in accordance with certain provisions of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 for certain DOD cryptologic personnel serving overseas.
Permits certain supplies to be sold to contractors to be used in DOD contracts.
(1) the payment of two disability retired pays (military and civil) to any person for the same disability; and
(2) the use of funds for elective surgery for minor dermatological blemishes or marks.
Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for:
(1) certain unsolicited, noncompetitive contract proposals for studies, analyses, or consulting services; and
(2) salaries and expenses for the purpose of demilitarization of small firearms.
Permits the purchase of right-hand-drive vehicles at a specified price limitation.
Prohibits appropriations made available under this Act to be obligated in a manner that would exceed 20 percent of the total budget authority for the last two months of fiscal year 1981.
Makes this provision inapplicable to obligations for training of the Reserve Officers Training Corps or the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, Army. Prohibits the payment of a price differential on contracts made to relieve economic dislocations other than certain contracts made on a test basis by the Defense Logistics Agency. Requires all unresolved audits currently pending within department to be resolved not later than September 30, 1981.
Requires any new audits, involving questioned expenditures, after enactment of this Act to be resolved within six months after the completion of the initial audit report.
Prohibits the use of funds for:
(1) the support of ROTC units which have not maintained the minimum enrollment standard for the four preceding years;
(2) the purchase of insignia for resale unless the sales price is adjusted to recover the cost of purchase and related expenses;
(3) the payment of anticipatory possession compensation claims to the Federal Republic of Germany other than the claims listed in the Global Agreement of 1973; and
(4) the provision of medical care in the United States to foreign military and diplomatic personnel or their dependents, unless the DOD is reimbursed.
Directs each department to:
(1) improve the collection of overdue debts;
(2) bill interest on delinquent debts; and
(3) reduce the amounts of debts written off as uncollectible.
Prohibits the transfer of funds from the foreign currency fluctuation account of the Defense Department to any available appropriations for military personnel expenses incurred after September 30, 1980.
Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for the second career training Program authorized for air traffic controllers.
Specifies the amount of funds to be used under CHAMPUS to conduct a test program for contracting medical care for members of the armed forces and their dependents.
Removes certain restriction on real property conveyed to the State of Maine by the Act of March 3, 1905, by allowing such land to be used for other public purposes.
Removes the restriction that requires a member of the armed forces to be on active duty in order to be eligible for a cash award for a suggestion, invention, or scientific achievement, provided such effort was made while the member was on active duty or in active reserve status.
Title VIII - Related Agencies=
Makes appropriations for the Intelligence Community Staff and for expenses of the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund in order to maintain a proper funding level for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. Specifies an amount to be available for Navy shipped work at the Ship Repair Facilities, Guam.

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