[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 4429 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

103d CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4429


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                 May 25 (legislative day, May 16), 1994

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 AN ACT


 
     To authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign 
                               countries.

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

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER NAVAL VESSELS TO CERTAIN FOREIGN 
              COUNTRIES.

    (a) Argentina.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer 
to the Government of Argentina the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ship 
LA MOURE COUNTY (LST 1194). Such transfer shall be on a lease basis 
under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and 
following).
    (b) Australia.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer 
to the Government of Australia the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ships 
SAGINAW (LST 1188) and FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST 1193). Such transfers shall 
be on a sales basis under section 21 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
U.S.C. 2761; relating to the foreign military sales program).
    (c) Brazil.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer to 
the Government of Brazil the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ship CAYUGA 
(LST 1186) and the ``KNOX'' class frigates MILLER (FF 1091) and VALDEZ 
(FF 1096). Such transfers shall be on a lease basis under chapter 6 of 
the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and following).
    (d) Chile.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer to 
the Government of Chile the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ships 
FREDERICK (LST 1184) and SAN BERNARDINO (LST 1189). Such transfers 
shall be on a lease basis under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control 
Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and following).
    (e) Malaysia.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer 
to the Government of Malaysia the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ship 
SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST 1192). Such transfer shall be on a lease basis 
under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and 
following).
    (f) Morocco.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer 
to the Government of Morocco the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ship 
BRISTOL COUNTY (LST 1198). Such transfer shall be on a grant basis 
under section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
2321j; relating to transfers of excess defense articles).
    (g) Spain.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer to 
the Government of Spain the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ships HARLAN 
COUNTY (LST 1196) and BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST 1197). Such transfers 
shall be on a lease basis under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control 
Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and following).
    (h) Taiwan.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer to 
the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (which is the 
Taiwan instrumentality designated pursuant to section 10(a) of the 
Taiwan Relations Act) the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ships 
SCHENECTADY (LST 1185), BOULDER (LST 1190), and RACINE (LST 1191). Such 
transfers shall be on a lease basis under chapter 6 of the Arms Export 
Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2796 and following).
    (i) Venezuela.--The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to transfer 
to the Government of Venezuela the ``NEWPORT'' class tank landing ships 
PEORIA (LST 1183 and TUSCALOOSA (LST 1187). Such transfers shall be on 
a lease basis under chapter 6 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 
2796 and following).

SEC. 2. WAIVER OF REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS.

    The following provisions do not apply with respect to the transfers 
authorized by this Act:
            (1) In case of a grant under section 516 of the Foreign 
        Assistance Act of 1961, subsection (c) of that section and any 
        similar provision.
            (2) In the case of a sale under section 21 of the Arms 
        Export Control Act, section 525 of the Foreign Operations, 
        Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1994 
        (Public Law 103-87) and any similar, successor provision.
            (3) In the case of a lease under section 61 of the Arms 
        Export Control Act, section 62 of that Act (except that section 
        62 of that Act shall apply to any renewal of the lease).

SEC. 3. COSTS OF TRANSFERS.

    Any expense of the United States in connection with a transfer 
authorized by this Act shall be charged to the recipient.

SEC. 4. EXPIRATION OF AUTHORITY.

    The authority granted by section 1 of this Act shall expire at the 
end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this 
Act, except that leases entered into during that period under section 1 
may be renewed.

SEC. 5. REPAIR AND REFURBISHMENT OF VESSELS IN THE UNITED STATES.

    It is the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of the Navy 
should request that each country to which a naval vessel is transferred 
under this Act have such repair or refurbishment of the vessel as is 
needed, before the vessel joins the naval forces of that country, 
performed at shipyards located in the United States, including United 
States navy shipyards.

            Passed the House of Representatives May 23, 1994.

            Attest:

                                           DONNALD K. ANDERSON,

                                                                 Clerk.