S. 834 (97th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Introduced:
Mar 31, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1408 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 18, 1981

Sponsor
Strom Thurmond
Senator from South Carolina
Party
Republican
Related Bills
S. 1408 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 1981

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 31, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 31, 1981
Referred to Committee Mar 31, 1981
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1982, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Senate Armed Services

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3/31/1981--Introduced.
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982 -
Title I - Army
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to establish or develop military installations and facilities at specified locations.
Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each of these locations.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop other installations by proceeding with construction made necessary by unforeseen security considerations, new weapons development, new and unforeseen research and development requirements, improved production schedules or revisions in the tasks or functions assigned to a military installation or for environmental considerations if the Secretary of Defense determines that deferral of such construction for inclusion in the next Military Construction Authorization Act would be inconsistent with the national security.
Authorizes appropriations for such emergency construction.
Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Acts of 1980 and 1981 to increase the authorization levels for specified projects.
Title II - Navy
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to establish or develop military installations and facilities at specified locations.
Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such location.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop other installations where necessary under the same conditions as those relating to the Secretary of the Army under title I of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire interests in lands by exchange of Government-owned lands to ensure unhampered air operations at the Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida.
Title III - Air Force
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to establish or develop military installations and facilities at specified locations.
Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such location.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop additional facilities where necessitated by those factors enumerated in title I of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Acts of 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1981 to increase the authorization levels for specified projects.
Title IV - Defense Agencies
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish or develop military installations at specified locations and authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such location. Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop additional facilities which are determined to be vital to the security of the United States. Authorizes appropriations for such purpose. Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Title V - North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to incur NATO facilities construction costs up to a specified amount. Requires the Secretary to report to the Senate and the House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees concerning such costs.
Title VI - Military Family Housing and Homeowners Assistance Program
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to construct or acquire military family housing.
Requires the Secretary to consult with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as to the availability of private housing in a U.S. location before constructing any family housing at such location.
Directs the Secretary to give the appropriate congressional committees 30 days notice of any disagreement as to housing availability with the Secretary of HUD before contracting for construction.
Authorizes appropriations for such housing at specified locations in the U.S. and overseas.
Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) improve existing quarters; and
(2) provide for advance planning and construction design, including architectural and engineering services.
Limits the amounts that may be expended for such purposes.
Increases the number of family housing units that may be leased in a foreign country.
Increases the number of units which the Secretary may exempt from cost limitations.
Authorizes appropriations for military family housing for fiscal year 1982, including construction, operating costs, mortgage costs under the National Housing Act, and for homeowners assistance under the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966.
Title VII - Authorization of Appropriations and Administrative Provisions
Authorizes the Secretaries of the various military departments to develop installations under this Act without regard to provisions of law which prohibit the advancement of public moneys and which require the submission of detailed cost estimates to Congress. Establishes expenditure ceilings for each title of this Act. Authorizes limited increases in the amounts authorized pursuant to this Act if the Secretary of the military department or the Director of the defense agency concerned determines that such an increase is required for the sole purpose of meeting unusual and unanticipated variations in costs.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to report annually to the appropriate committees of Congress concerning projects exceeding the amount authorized by more than a specified percent.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to encourage the use of solar energy for projects authorized by this Act and authorizes the Secretary to increase the cost limitations or floor area limitations for a project in order to equip it with solar energy heating or cooling equipment.
Establishes measures and responsibility for supervising the construction work authorized under this Act. Requires the respective Secretaries to report to Congress annually on the costs of construction contracts by the construction agency.
Repeals prior Military Construction Authorization Acts. Specifies exceptions to such repealer.
Sets forth unit cost limitations based on square footage for projects authorized pursuant to this Act.
Title VIII - Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish or develop additional facilities for the Guard and Reserve Forces of various military departments. Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such entity.
Title IX - General Provisions
Sets forth a formula for determining the cost effectiveness of a solar energy system. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to undertake military construction necessary to support the required employment of the armed forces during a declaration of war or a national emergency. Title X: Authorizes appropriations for military construction for fiscal year 1983.

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