10 U.S. Code § 2350j - Burden sharing contributions by designated countries and regional organizations

(a) Authority To Accept Contributions.— The Secretary of Defense, after consultation with the Secretary of State, may accept cash contributions from any country or regional organization designated for purposes of this section by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, for the purposes specified in subsection (c).
(b) Accounting.— Contributions accepted under subsection (a) which are not related to security assistance may be accepted, managed, and expended in dollars or in the currency of the host nation (or, in the case of a contribution from a regional organization, in the currency in which the contribution was provided). Any such contribution shall be placed in an account established for such purpose and shall remain available until expended for the purposes specified in subsection (c). The Secretary of Defense shall establish a separate account for such purpose for each country or regional organization from which such contributions are accepted under subsection (a).
(c) Availability of Contributions.— Contributions accepted under subsection (a) shall be available only for the payment of the following costs:
(1) Compensation for local national employees of the Department of Defense.
(2) Military construction projects of the Department of Defense.
(3) Supplies and services of the Department of Defense.
(d) Authorization of Military Construction.— Contributions placed in an account established under subsection (b) may be used—
(1) by the Secretary of Defense to carry out a military construction project that is consistent with the purposes for which the contributions were made and is not otherwise authorized by law; or
(2) by the Secretary of a military department, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, to carry out such a project.
(e) Notice and Wait Requirements.—
(1) When a decision is made to carry out a military construction project under subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing—
(A) an explanation of the need for the project;
(B) the then current estimate of the cost of the project; and
(C) a justification for carrying out the project under that subsection.
(2) The Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department may not commence a military construction project under subsection (d) until the end of the 21-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary of Defense submits the report under paragraph (1) regarding the project or, if earlier, the end of the 14-day period beginning on the date on which a copy of that report is provided in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title.
(3)
(A) A military construction project under subsection (d) may be carried out without regard to the requirement in paragraph (1) and the limitation in paragraph (2) if the project is necessary to support the armed forces in the country or region in which the project is carried out by reason of a declaration of war, or a declaration by the President of a national emergency pursuant to the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), that is in force at the time of the commencement of the project.
(B) When a decision is made to carry out a military construction project under subparagraph (A), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees—
(i) a notice of the decision; and
(ii) a statement of the current estimated cost of the project, including the cost of any real property transaction in connection with the project.
(f) Reports.— Not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report specifying separately for each country and regional organization from which contributions have been accepted by the Secretary under subsection (a)—
(1) the amount of the contributions accepted by the Secretary during the preceding fiscal year under subsection (a) and the purposes for which the contributions were made; and
(2) the amount of the contributions expended by the Secretary during the preceding fiscal year and the purposes for which the contributions were expended.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title XIV, § 1402(a),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1825; amended Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title X, § 1070(a)(10),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2856; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XIII, § 1331,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 482; Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title X, § 1067(1), div. B, title XXVIII, § 2801,Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 774, 845; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, §§ 1031(a)(18), 1043 (b)(12),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1597, 1611.)
References in Text

The National Emergencies Act, referred to in subsec. (e)(3), is Pub. L. 94–412, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1255, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 34 (§ 1601 et seq.) of Title 50, War and National Defense. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1601 of Title 50 and Tables.
Codification

Section, as added by Pub. L. 103–160, consists of text of Pub. L. 102–190, div. A, title X, § 1045,Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1465, as amended by Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title XIII, § 1305(a), (b),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2546, and revised by Pub. L. 103–160, in subsec. (a), by substituting “The Secretary” for “During fiscal years 1992 and 1993, the Secretary”, inserting “, after consultation with the Secretary of State,” after “Secretary of Defense”, and substituting “from any country or regional organization designated for purposes of this section by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State” for “from Japan, Kuwait, and the Republic of Korea”, and in subsec. (f), by substituting “each fiscal year” for “each quarter of fiscal years 1992 and 1993”, “Congress” for “congressional defense committees”, “each country and regional organization from which contributions have been accepted by the Secretary under subsection (a)” for “Japan, Kuwait, and the Republic of Korea”, and “the preceding fiscal year” for “the preceding quarter” in pars. (1) and (2).
Amendments

2003—Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1043(b)(12)(A), substituted “congressional defense committees” for “congressional committees specified in subsection (g)” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1031(a)(18), inserted before period at end “or, if earlier, the end of the 14-day period beginning on the date on which a copy of that report is provided in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title”.
Subsec. (e)(3)(B). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1043(b)(12)(A), substituted “congressional defense committees” for “congressional committees specified in subsection (g)” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1043(b)(12)(B), struck out subsec. (g) which listed the congressional committees referred to in subsec. (e).
1999—Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 106–65, § 2801(a), added par. (3).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 106–65, § 2801(b), substituted “subsection (e)” for “subsection (e)(1)” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 106–65, § 1067(1), substituted “Committee on Armed Services” for “Committee on National Security”.
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1331(a), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “Credit to Appropriations.—Contributions accepted in a fiscal year under subsection (a) shall be credited to appropriations of the Department of Defense that are available for that fiscal year for the purposes for which the contributions are made. The contributions so credited shall be—
“(1) merged with the appropriations to which they are credited; and
“(2) available for the same time period as those appropriations.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1331(b), substituted “placed in an account established under subsection (b)” for “credited under subsection (b) to an appropriation account of the Department of Defense”.
Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1331(c)(1), substituted “to the congressional committees specified in subsection (g) a report” for “a report to the congressional defense committees”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1331(c)(2), added subsec. (g).
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(a)(10)(A), inserted a comma after second reference to “Secretary of State”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(a)(10)(B), struck out “the” before “Congress” in introductory provisions.

 

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