H.R. 3084 Air Show Limitations


To amend title 10, United States Code, to strengthen the limitations on participation of the Armed Forces in foreign airshows or trade exhibitions involving military equipment. (Introduced in the House)

HR 3084 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3084

To amend title 10, United States Code, to strengthen the limitations on participation of the Armed Forces in foreign airshows or trade exhibitions involving military equipment.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 13, 1997

Mr. STARK introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on National Security

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to strengthen the limitations on participation of the Armed Forces in foreign airshows or trade exhibitions involving military equipment.

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

SECTION 1. LIMITATIONS ON PARTICIPATION OF THE ARMED FORCES IN FOREIGN AIRSHOWS OR TRADE EXHIBITIONS INVOLVING MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

(a) CODIFICATION AND STRENGTHENING OF PARTICIPATION LIMITATIONS- (1) Chapter 152 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

`Sec. 2555. Participation in foreign airshows and trade exhibitions: limitations and prohibitions

`(a) PROHIBITION ON DIRECT OR INDIRECT PARTICIPATION- Except as provided in subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of a military department, and military equipment and members of the armed forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department, may not participate in any airshow or trade exhibition held outside the United States. The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of a military department may not use the training or readiness requirements for military equipment or members of the armed forces to indirectly support an airshow or trade exhibition held outside the United States.

`(b) LIMITATION ON PROVISION OF EQUIPMENT- In the event that a defense contractor or industrial association requests the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department to provide support in the form of military equipment for any airshow or trade exhibition to be held outside the United States, such equipment may not be supplied unless the contractor or association agrees to reimburse the Treasury of the United States for--

`(1) all incremental costs of military personnel accompanying the equipment or assisting the contractor or association in the display or demonstration of the equipment, including food, lodging, and local transportation costs;

`(2) all incremental transportation costs incurred in moving the equipment from its normally assigned location to the airshow or trade exhibition and return; and

`(3) any other miscellaneous incremental costs (such as insurance costs or ramp fees) not included under paragraphs (1) and (2) that are incurred by the Federal Government but would not have been incurred had military support not been provided to the contractor or industrial association.

`(c) DEFINITION- In this section, the term `incremental transportation cost' includes the cost of transporting equipment to an airshow or trade exhibition even if the provision of transportation by the Department of Defense fulfills legitimate training requirements that would otherwise have to be met.'.

(2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

`2555. Participation in foreign airshows and trade exhibitions: limitations and prohibitions.'.

(b) REPEAL OF EXISTING LIMITATIONS- Section 1082 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484; 10 U.S.C. 113 note) is repealed.


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