National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Bill Number: 
S. 981
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Date of Last Action: 
Thursday, May 12, 2011
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S 981 IS

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 981

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 12, 2011

Mr. LEVIN (for himself and Mr. MCCAIN) (by request) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012'.

TITLE X--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 1009. TWO-YEAR EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT UNIFIED COUNTER-DRUG AND COUNTERTERRORISM CAMPAIGN IN COLOMBIA AND OF NUMERICAL LIMITATION ON ASSIGNMENT OF UNITED STATES PERSONNEL IN COLOMBIA.

    Section 1021 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375; 118 Stat. 2042), as most recently amended by section 1011 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-343; 124 Stat. 4346), is further amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking `2011' and inserting `2013'; and

      (2) in subsection (c), by striking `2010' and inserting `2013'.

    SEC. 1016. ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES OF CERTAIN FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.

      Subsection (a)(2) of section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85; 111 Stat. 1881), as most recently amended by section 1014(a) of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-383; 124 Stat. 4347), is amended by striking `2012' and inserting `2013'.

    SEC. 1017. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR COUNTERDRUG ACTIVITIES OF OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES.

      (a) One-Year Extension of Authority- Subsection (a) of section 1004 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 374 note) is amended by striking `During fiscal years 2002 through 2011' and inserting `Until September 30, 2013'.

      (b) Coverage of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies- Such section is further amended--

        (1) in subsection (a)--
          (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting `tribal,' after `local,'; and

          (B) in paragraph (2), by striking `State or local' both places it appears and insert `State, local, or tribal'; and

        (2) in subsection (b)--

          (A) in paragraph (1), by striking `State or local' and inserting `State, local, or tribal';

          (B) in paragraph (4), by striking `State, or local' and inserting `State, local, or tribal'; and

          (C) in paragraph (5), by striking `State and local' and inserting `State, local, and tribal'.
      (c) Clarification of Authority To Provide Certain Nonlethal Equipment or Services- Subsection (b)(4) of such section is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: `, including the provision of nonlethal equipment or services necessary for the operation of such bases or facilities, other than any equipment specifically identified in section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998'.

    SEC. 1020. PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE INCREMENTAL SUPPORT TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN HUMANITARIAN AND CIVIC ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA OF OPERATIONS OF UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND.

      (a) Pilot Program- During fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the Secretary of Defense may use funds available for operation and maintenance to provide incremental support to nongovernmental organizations participating with the Armed Forces in humanitarian and civic assistance activities in the area of operations of the United States Southern Command under section 401 of title 10, United States Code, when providing such support is anticipated to add to the effectiveness of the Armed Forces in conducting the humanitarian and civic assistance activities or to add to the operational readiness skill levels of members of the Armed Forces participating in the humanitarian and civic assistance activities.

      (b) Limitation- The amount of funds obligated under this section may not exceed $500,000 during fiscal year 2012 and $600,000 during fiscal year 2013.

      (c) Authorized Expenses- Support provided to a nongovernmental organization under subsection (a) may include expenses for the reasonable and proper cost of lodging, subsistence, and transportation incurred by the nongovernmental organization as a direct result of that organization's participation in humanitarian and civic assistance activities, but may not include pay, allowances, and other administrative costs of such organization.

      (d) Independent Study Required-
        (1) SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT STUDY ORGANIZATION- No later than September 30, 2013, the Commander of the United States Southern Command shall select and enter into an agreement with an appropriate, independent, nonprofit organization to conduct a study of the matters described in paragraph (3).

        (2) QUALIFICATIONS OF ORGANIZATION SELECTED- The organization selected shall be qualified on the basis of having relevant expertise in the provision of international humanitarian assistance and the coordination between Federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in providing humanitarian assistance, and on the basis of other criteria the Commander of the United States Southern Command may determine.

        (3) MATTERS TO BE COVERED- The study required by paragraph (1) shall be completed no later than March 31, 2014. The study shall include assessments and descriptions of--

          (A) how the pilot authority under subsection (a) was used;

          (B) the impact of the use of the authority on the provision of humanitarian assistance by United States Southern Command under section 401 of title 10, United States Code;

          (C) the impact of the use of the authority on the number of military personnel staffing each humanitarian operation implemented by United States Southern Command under section 401 of title 10, United States Code;
          (D) the type of training provided to the nongovernmental organization personnel whose participation in humanitarian operations was supported by the use of the authority; and

          (E) a description for each humanitarian operation implemented by United States Southern Command under section 401 of title 10, United States Code, and supported by the use of the authority, including, for each such operation, the following:

            (i) The purpose of the operation.

            (ii) The dates of the operation.

            (iii) The location of the operation.

            (iv) The number of military personnel supporting the operation, shown by component.
            (v) The names of the nongovernmental organizations that were funded to provide assistance with the operation.

            (vi) The number of nongovernmental organization personnel provided by each nongovernmental organization supported using this authority.

            (vii) What support each nongovernmental organization provided to the operation.

            (viii) The amount spent to support each nongovernmental organization staff member, listed by type of support (including air transportation, bus transportation, lodging, and food).

          TITLE XVI--REDUCTION IN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

          Subtitle A--Repeal of Existing Report Requirements

          SEC. 1602. REPEAL OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS UNDER ANNUAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACTS.

            (l) Fiscal Year 2000- The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65) is amended as follows:

              (1) Section 1025 (10 U.S.C. 113 note) is repealed.

          TITLE XXI--ARMY MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

          SEC. 2101. AUTHORIZED ARMY CONSTRUCTION AND LAND ACQUISITION PROJECTS.

          (b) Outside the United States- Using amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 2104(2), the Secretary of the Army may acquire real property and carry out military construction projects for the installations or locations outside the United States, and in the amounts, set forth in the following table:

        Army: Outside the United States

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        Country Installation or Location Amount

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        Afghanistan Bagram Air Base $80,000,000

        Germany Germersheim $37,500,000

        Grafenwoehr $38,000,000

        Landstuhl $63,000,000

        Oberdachstetten $12,200,000

        Kelley Barracks $12,200,000

        Vilseck $20,000,000

        Honduras Various $25,000,000

        Korea Camp Carroll $41,000,000

        Camp Henry $48,000,000.

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