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H.R. 3616 (eh) To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1999 for military ...
In the Senate of the United States, June 25, 1998. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 3616) entitled ``An Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1999 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.'', do pass with the following AMENDMENT: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings: (1) Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina first became a member of the Committee on Armed Services of the United States Senate on January 19, 1959. His continuous service on that committee covers more than 75 percent of the period of the existence of the committee, which was established immediately after World War II, and more than 20 percent of the period of the existence of military and naval affairs committees of Congress, the original bodies of which were formed in 1816. (2) Senator Thurmond came to Congress and the committee as a distinguished veteran of service, including combat service, in the Armed Forces of the United States. (3) Senator Thurmond was commissioned as a reserve second lieutenant of infantry in 1924. He served with great distinction with the First Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, landing in Normandy in a glider with the 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day. He was transferred to the Pacific Theater of Operations at the end of the war in Europe and was serving in the Philippines when Japan surrendered. (4) Having reverted to Reserve status at the end of World War II, Senator Thurmond was promoted to brigadier general in the United States Army Reserve in 1954. He served as President of the Reserve Officers Association beginning that same year and ending in 1955. Senator Thurmond was promoted to major general in the United States Army Reserve in 1959. He transferred to the Retired Reserve on January 1, 1965, after 36 years of commissioned service. (5) The distinguished character of Senator Thurmond's military service has been recognized by awards of numerous decorations that include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star medal with ``V'' device, the Army Commendation Medal, the Belgian Cross of the Order of the Crown, and the French Croix de Guerre. (6) Senator Thurmond has served as Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate since 1995 and as the ranking minority member of the committee from 1993 to 1995. Senator Thurmond concludes his service as Chairman at the end of the One Hundred Fifth Congress, but is to continue to serve the committee as a member in successive Congresses. (7) This Act is the fortieth annual authorization bill for the Department of Defense for which Senator Thurmond has taken a major responsibility as a member of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate. (8) Senator Thurmond, as officer and legislator, has made matchless contributions to the national security of the United States that, in duration and in quality, are unique. (9) It is altogether fitting and proper that this Act, the last annual authorization Act for the national defense that Senator Thurmond manages in and for the United States Senate as Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, be named in his honor. (b) Short Title.--This Act shall be cited as the ``Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999''. SEC. 2. ORGANIZATION OF ACT INTO DIVISIONS; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Divisions.--This Act is organized into three divisions as follows: (1) Division A--Department of Defense Authorizations. (2) Division B--Military Construction Authorizations. (3) Division C--Department of Energy National Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents. Sec. 3. Congressional defense committees defined. DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS TITLE I--PROCUREMENT Subtitle A--Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 101. Army. Sec. 102. Navy and Marine Corps. Sec. 103. Air Force. Sec. 104. Defense-wide activities. Sec. 105. Reserve components. Sec. 106. Defense Inspector General. Sec. 107. Chemical demilitarization program. Sec. 108. Defense health programs. Sec. 109. Defense export loan guarantee program. Subtitle B--Army Programs Sec. 111. Multiyear procurement authority for Longbow Hellfire missile program. Sec. 112. Condition for award of more than one multiyear contract for the family of medium tactical vehicles. Sec. 113. Armored system modernization. Sec. 114. Reactive armor tiles. Sec. 115. Annual reporting of costs associated with travel of members of Chemical Demilitarization Citizens' Advisory Commission. Sec. 116. Extension of authority to carry out Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support Initiative. Sec. 117. Alternative technologies for destruction of assembled chemical weapons. Subtitle C--Navy Programs Sec. 121. CVN-77 nuclear aircraft carrier program. Sec. 122. Increased amount to be excluded from cost limitation for Seawolf submarine program. Sec. 123. Multiyear procurement authority for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement. Sec. 124. Multiyear procurement authority for certain aircraft programs. Subtitle D--Air Force Programs Sec. 131. Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. Sec. 132. Limitation on replacement of engines on military aircraft derived from Boeing 707 aircraft. Sec. 133. F-22 aircraft program. Sec. 134. C-130J aircraft program. TITLE II--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION Subtitle A--Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 202. Amount for basic and applied research. Subtitle B--Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations Sec. 211. Crusader self-propelled artillery system program. Sec. 212. CVN-77 nuclear aircraft carrier program. Sec. 213. Unmanned aerial vehicle programs. Sec. 214. Airborne Laser Program. Sec. 215. Enhanced Global Positioning System program. Sec. 216. Manufacturing Technology Program. Sec. 217. Authority for use of major range and test facility installations by commercial entities. Sec. 218. Extension of authority to carry out certain prototype projects. Sec. 219. NATO alliance ground surveillance concept definition. Sec. 220. NATO common-funded civil budget. Sec. 221. Persian Gulf illnesses. Sec. 222. DOD/VA Cooperative Research Program. Sec. 223. Low Cost Launch Development Program. Subtitle C--Other Matters Sec. 231. Policy with respect to ballistic missile defense cooperation. Sec. 232. Review of pharmacological interventions for reversing brain injury. Sec. 233. Landmines. TITLE III--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE Subtitle A--Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 301. Operation and maintenance funding. Sec. 302. Working capital funds. Sec. 303. Armed Forces Retirement Home. Sec. 304. Transfer from the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund. Subtitle B--Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations Sec. 311. Special Operations Command counterproliferation and counterterrorism activities. Sec. 312. Tagging system for identification of hydrocarbon fuels used by the Department of Defense. Sec. 313. Pilot program for acceptance and use of landing fees charged for use of domestic military airfields by civil aircraft. Sec. 314. NATO common-funded military budget. Subtitle C--Environmental Provisions Sec. 321. Transportation of polychlorinated biphenyls from abroad for disposal in the United States. Sec. 322. Modification of deadline for submittal to Congress of annual reports on environmental activities. Sec. 323. Submarine solid waste control. Sec. 324. Payment of stipulated penalties assessed under CERCLA. Sec. 325. Authority to pay negotiated settlement for environmental cleanup of formerly used defense sites in Canada. Sec. 326. Settlement of claims of foreign governments for environmental cleanup of overseas sites formerly used by the Department of Defense. Sec. 327. Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation Program. Sec. 328. Sense of Senate regarding oil spill prevention training for personnel on board Navy vessels. Subtitle D--Counter-Drug Activities Sec. 331. Patrol coastal craft for drug interdiction by Southern Command. Sec. 332. Program authority for Department of Defense support for counter-drug activities. Sec. 333. Southwest border fence. Sec. 334. Revision and clarification of authority for Federal support of National Guard drug interdiction and counter-drug activities. Sec. 335. Sense of Congress regarding priority of drug interdiction and counter-drug activities. Subtitle E--Other Matters Sec. 341. Liquidity of working-capital funds. Sec. 342. Termination of authority to manage working-capital funds and certain activities through the Defense Business Operations Fund. Sec. 343. Clarification of authority to retain recovered costs of disposals in working-capital funds. Sec. 344. Best commercial inventory practices for management of secondary supply items. Sec. 345. Increased use of smart cards. Sec. 346. Public-private competition in the provision of support services. Sec. 347. Condition for providing financial assistance for support of additional duties assigned to the Army National Guard. Sec. 348. Repeal of prohibition on joint use of Gray Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas. Sec. 349. Inventory management of in-transit secondary items. Sec. 350. Personnel reductions in Army Materiel Command. Sec. 351. Prohibitions regarding evaluation of merit of selling malt beverages and wine in commissary stores as exchange system merchandise. TITLE IV--MILITARY PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS Subtitle A--Active Forces Sec. 401. End strengths for active forces. Sec. 402. Limited exclusions of joint duty officers from limitations on number of general and flag officers. Sec. 403. Limitation on daily average of personnel on active duty in grades E-8 and E-9. Sec. 404. Repeal of permanent end strength requirement for support of two major regional contingencies. Subtitle B--Reserve Forces Sec. 411. End strengths for Selected Reserve. Sec. 412. End strengths for Reserves on active duty in support of the reserves. Sec. 413. End strengths for military technicians (dual status). Sec. 414. Exclusion of additional reserve component general and flag officers from limitation on number of general and flag officers who may serve on active duty. Sec. 415. Increase in numbers of members in certain grades authorized to be on active duty in support of the reserves. Sec. 416. Consolidation of strength authorizations for active status Naval Reserve flag officers of the Navy Medical Department staff corps. Subtitle C--Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 421. Authorization of appropriations for military personnel. TITLE V--MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY Subtitle A--Officer Personnel Policy Sec. 501. Streamlined selective retention process for regular officers. Sec. 502. Permanent applicability of limitations on years of active naval service of Navy limited duty officers in grades of commander and captain. Sec. 503. Involuntary separation pay denied for officer discharged for failure of selection for promotion requested by the officer.
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