10 U.S. Code § 18233 - Acquisition

(a) Subject to sections 18233a, 18234, 18235, 18236, and 18238 of this title and to subsection (c), the Secretary of Defense may—
(1) acquire by purchase, lease, or transfer, and construct, expand, rehabilitate, or convert and equip, such facilities as are authorized by law to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(2) contribute to any State such amounts as he determines to be necessary to expand, rehabilitate, or convert facilities owned by it or by the United States for use jointly by units of two or more reserve components of the armed forces or to acquire or construct facilities for such use;
(3) contribute to any State such amounts as he determines to be necessary to expand, rehabilitate, or convert facilities owned by it (or to acquire, construct, expand, rehabilitate, or convert additional facilities) made necessary by the conversion, redesignation, or reorganization of units of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States authorized by the Secretary of the military department concerned;
(4) contribute to any State such amounts for the acquisition, construction, expansion, rehabilitation, or conversion by it of additional facilities as he determines to be required by any increase in the strength of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States;
(5) contribute to any State amounts for the acquisition, construction, expansion, rehabilitation, and conversion by such State of such additional facilities as the Secretary determines to be required because of the failure of existing facilities to meet the purposes of this chapter; and
(6) contribute to any State such amounts for the construction, alteration, or rehabilitation of critical portions of facilities as the Secretary determines to be required to meet a change in Department of Defense construction criteria or standards related to the execution of the Federal military mission assigned to the unit using the facility.
(b) Title to property acquired by the United States under subsection (a)(1) vests in the United States. Such property may be transferred to any State incident to the expansion, rehabilitation, or conversion of such property under subsection (a)(2) so long as the transfer of such property does not result in the creation of an enclave owned by a State within a Federal installation.
(c) The Secretary of Defense may delegate any of his authority or functions under this chapter to any department, agency, or officer of the Department of Defense.
(d) The expenses of leasing property under subsection (a)(1) may be paid from appropriations available for the payment of rent.
(e) The Secretary of Defense may procure, or contribute to any State such amounts as the Secretary determines to be necessary to procure, architectural and engineering services and construction design in connection with facilities to be established or developed under this chapter which are not otherwise authorized by law.
(f)
(1) Authority provided by law to construct, expand, rehabilitate, convert, or equip any facility under this section includes authority to expend funds for surveys, administration, overhead, planning, design, and supervision incident to any such activity.
(2) Authority to acquire real property under this section includes authority to make surveys and to acquire interests in land (including temporary interests) by purchase or gift.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 121, § 2233; Pub. L. 85–685, title VI, § 601(1), (2),Aug. 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 664; Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(37)–(39), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1456; Pub. L. 96–125, title VII, § 703,Nov. 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 947; Pub. L. 97–99, title VIII, §§ 803, 804,Dec. 23, 1981, 95 Stat. 1380, 1381; Pub. L. 97–214, §§ 3(a), (d)(2), (e)(1), 10(a)(2),July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 169, 170, 175; Pub. L. 98–407, title VII, § 703(a),Aug. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1517; Pub. L. 98–525, title XIV, § 1405(34),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2624; Pub. L. 99–167, title VII, § 702(a),Dec. 3, 1985, 99 Stat. 985; Pub. L. 102–190, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2801,Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1537; renumbered § 18233 and amended Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, § 1664(b)(2), (4),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 3010; Pub. L. 106–65, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2805,Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 850; Pub. L. 108–375, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2809(b),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2127; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title X, § 1071(a)(42),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2400; Pub. L. 111–84, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2805,Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2662.)

Historical and Revision Notes 1956 Act
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
2233(a)
2233(b)
2233(c) 50:882.
50:883(c) (1st sentence).
50:884. Sept. 11, 1950, ch. 945, §§ 3, 4(c) (1st sentence), 5, 64 Stat. 830, 831.

In subsection (a), the 16th through the 31st words are omitted as executed on July 1, 1955, the end of the 5-year period.
In subsection (a)(2), the words “to the extent required” are omitted as covered by the word “necessary”. The words “use jointly by units of two or more of the reserve components of the armed forces” are substituted for the words “joint utilization of such facilities” to reflect 50:886(d).
In subsections (a)(2) and (3), the words “Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia” are inserted to reflect 50:886(b).
In subsection (a)(3), the words “to be required” are substituted for the words “to have been made essential”.
In subsection (b), the words “real or personal” are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (c), the words “all or * * * part”, “conferred”, “imposed”, “without relieving himself of the responsibility therefor”, “or officers”, and “as he may designate from time to time” are omitted as surplusage.

1958 Act
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
2233(a) 50:882 (less 16th through 36th words and (a)). Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 662, § 1(b), (d), 69 Stat. 593.
2233(b) 50:883(c) (2d sentence).
2233(d) 50:882(a) (less last 12 words). Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 939, § 414 (less last 12 words), 70 Stat. 1018.

In subsections (a)(2), (3), and (4), the words “Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia” are inserted to reflect 50:886(c).
In subsection (d), 50:882(a) (1st 28 words) is omitted as covered by section 2233(a)(1) of this title.
Codification

Subsequent to enactment of this section, act Sept. 11, 1950 (cited in the Historical and Revision Notes above) was amended by acts Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 662, 69 Stat. 593; Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 939, title IV, § 414,70 Stat. 1018; Aug. 29, 1957, Pub. L. 85–215, § 2, 71 Stat. 490. The amendments were later repealed and reenacted in sections 2233 and 2236 to 2238 [now 18233 and 18236 to 18238] of this title by Pub. L. 85–685, title VI, § 602,Aug. 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 665, and Pub. L. 85–861, §§ 1(37)–(39), 16, 36, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1456, 1558, 1568.
Amendments

2009—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 111–84substituted “as are authorized by law” for “as he determines to be necessary”.
2006—Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 109–364struck out comma after “purchase”.
2004—Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 108–375substituted “or gift” for “gift, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise”.
1999—Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 106–65inserted “design,” after “planning,”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–337, § 1664(b)(2), renumbered section 2233 of this title as this section.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1664(b)(4), substituted “18233a, 18234, 18235, 18236, and 18238” for “2233a, 2234, 2235, 2236, and 2238”.
1991—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 102–190inserted before semicolon “or to acquire or construct facilities for such use”.
1985—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 99–167amended subsec. (e) generally, inserting “, or contribute to any State such amounts as the Secretary determines to be necessary to procure,”.
1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–525, § 1405(34)(A), substituted “to subsection (c)” for “subsection (c) of this section”.
Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 98–407substituted “critical portions of facilities” for “arms storage rooms” and “construction criteria or standards related to the execution of the Federal military mission assigned to the unit using the facility” for “standards related to the safekeeping of arms”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–525, § 1405(34)(B), struck out “or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia” after “State” in two places. See section 18232 (1) of this title.
1982—Subsec. (a)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 97–214, § 3(d)(2), struck out “or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia” after “contribute to any State”.
Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 97–214, § 3(e)(1), substituted “contribute to any State amounts for the acquisition, construction, expansion, rehabilitation, and conversion by such State of such additional facilities as the Secretary determines to be required because of the failure of existing facilities to meet the purposes of this chapter” for “contribute to any State or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia, such amounts for the acquisition, construction, expansion, rehabilitation, or conversion by the failure of existing facilities to meet the purposes of this chapter” and “A contribution made for an armory may not be more than 75 percent of the cost of construction of which it is applied”.
Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 97–214, § 3(d)(2), struck out “or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia” after “contribute to any State”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 97–214, § 10(a)(2), substituted “architectural and engineering services and construction design” for “advance planning, construction design, and architectural services”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 97–214, § 3(a), expanded subsec. (f) into pars. (1) and (2), and substituted provision that legal authority to construct, expand, rehabilitate, etc., any facility under this section, also includes the authority to expend funds for surveys, administration, overhead, planning, and supervision incident to any such activity and provisions that authority to acquire real property under this section includes authority to make surveys and to acquire interests in land (including temporary interests) by purchase, gift, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise, for provisions that facilities authorized by subsec. (a) could not be considered “military public works” under the military construction authorization acts that repeal prior authorizations for military public works.
1981—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 97–99, § 803(1), inserted “or by the United States” after “or convert facilities owned by it”.
Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 97–99, § 804, added par. (6).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–99, § 803(2), inserted provisions that such property may be transferred to any State or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia incident to the expansion, rehabilitation, or conversion of such property under subsec. (a)(2) so long as the transfer of such property does not result in the creation of an enclave owned by a State or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia within a Federal installation.
1979—Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 96–125added par. (5).
1958—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(37), substituted “two or more reserve components” for “two or more of the reserve components” in cl. (2), added cl. (3), and redesignated former cl. (3) as (4).
Pub. L. 85–685, § 601(1), inserted reference to section 2233a of this title in opening provisions, and struck out provisions which required the Secretary of Defense to consult with the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(38), inserted “by the United States” after “property acquired”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(39), added subsec. (d).
Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 85–685, § 601(2), added subsecs. (e) and (f).
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–337effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 ofPub. L. 103–337, set out as an Effective Date note under section 10001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–407, title VII, § 703(b),Aug. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1517, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 1984.”
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–214effective Oct. 1, 1982, and applicable to military construction projects, and to construction and acquisition of military family housing authorized before, on, or after such date, see section 12(a) ofPub. L. 97–214, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2801 of this title.
Obligation of Funds Before July 1, 1958

Section 16 ofPub. L. 85–861, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1558, provided that not more than $580,000,000 could be obligated for the purposes of this section before July 1, 1958, but with such limitation not applicable to the expenses for the leasing of property under subsec. (a)(1) of this section.

 

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