(Added Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title III, § 304(c)(1),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2361, § 2551; amended Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XIII, § 1312,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 474; Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title X, § 1067(1),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 774; renumbered § 2561 and amended Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1033(b)(1), (c)(1)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–260; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title III, § 312(d),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1430.)
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–136
designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
2000—Pub. L. 106–398
, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1033(b)(1)], renumbered section
of this title as this section.
Subsec. (c)(3)(C). Pub. L. 106–398
, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1033(c)(1)], substituted “section
” for “section
1999—Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 106–65
substituted “Committee on Armed Services” for “Committee on National Security”.
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–106
, § 1312(1), (2), redesignatedsubsec. (d) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “Authority To Transfer Funds.—To the extent provided in defense authorization Acts for a fiscal year, the Secretary of Defense may transfer to the Secretary of State funds appropriated for the purposes of this section to provide for—
“(1) the payment of administrative costs incurred in providing the transportation described in subsection (a); and
“(2) the purchase or other acquisition of transportation assets for the distribution of humanitarian relief supplies in the country of destination.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–106
, § 1312(1), (3), added subsec. (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which read as follows:
“(c) Transportation of Humanitarian Relief.—(1) Transportation of humanitarian relief provided with funds appropriated for the purposes of this section shall be provided under the direction of the Secretary of State.
“(2) Such transportation shall be provided by the most economical commercial or military means available, unless the Secretary of State determines that it is in the national interest of the United States to provide such transportation other than by the most economical means available. The means used to provide such transportation may include the use of aircraft and personnel of the reserve components of the Armed Forces.
“(3) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as waiving the requirements of section
of this title and sections 901(b) and 901b of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 App.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–106
, § 1312(4), redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (d) and substituted “the congressional committees specified in subsection (f) and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives of the” for “the Committees on Appropriations and on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of the”. Former subsec. (d) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–106
, § 1312(3), (5), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (e) and struck out former subsec. (e) which required status reports and specified time for submission, coverage, and contents.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 104–106
, § 1312(6), added subsec. (f). Former subsec. (f) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 104–106
, § 1312(5), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (e).
Change of Name
Committee on International Relations of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Foreign Affairs of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007.
Notifications Regarding Humanitarian Relief
Notification provided to appropriate congressional committees with respect to assistance under this section to include detailed description of items for which transportation is provided that are excess nonlethal supplies of Department of Defense, including quantity, acquisition value, and value at time of transportation of such items, see section 1504(c) ofPub. L. 103–160
, set out in a Humanitarian and Civic Assistance note under section
of this title.
Laws Covered by Initial Reports
Pub. L. 102–484
, div. A, title III, § 304(d),Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 2362
, provided that for purposes of subsec. (e) of this section, section 304 ofPub. L. 102–190
(105 Stat. 1333
) and the humanitarian relief laws referred to in section 304(f)(4) ofPub. L. 102–190
(as in effect on the day before Oct. 23, 1992) were to be considered as provisions of law that authorized appropriations for humanitarian assistance to be available for the purposes of this section.