(a) Authority To Make Transfer.— Subject to section
113 of title
40, the Secretary of the Navy may transfer, by gift or otherwise, any vessel stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, or any captured vessel, to—
(1)any State, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States or any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof;
(2)the District of Columbia; or
(3)any not-for-profit or nonprofit entity.
(b) Vessel To Be Maintained in Condition Satisfactory to Secretary.— An agreement for the transfer of a vessel under subsection (a) shall include a requirement that the transferee will maintain the vessel in a condition satisfactory to the Secretary.
(c) Transfers To Be at No Cost to United States.— Any transfer of a vessel under this section shall be made at no cost to the United States.
(d) Congressional Notice-and-Wait Period.—
(1)A transfer under this section may not take effect until—
(A)the Secretary submits to Congress notice of the proposed transfer; and
(B)30 days of a session of Congress have expired following the date on which the notice is sent to Congress.
(2)For purposes of paragraph (1)(B)—
(A)the period of a session of Congress is broken only by an adjournment of Congress sine die at the end of the final session of a Congress; and
(B)any day on which either House of Congress is not in session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a day certain, or because of an adjournment sine die at the end of the first session of a Congress, shall be excluded in the computation of such 30-day period.
A prior section
7306, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 452; Nov. 8, 1965, Pub. L. 89–348, § 1(10),
79 Stat. 1311; Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L. 89–718, § 42,
80 Stat. 1120; Nov. 29, 1989, Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title XVI, § 1616,103 Stat. 1602, related to use of vessels stricken from the Naval Vessel Register for experimental purposes, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–160, § 824(b). See section
7306a of this title.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–217substituted “section
113 of title
40” for “subsections (c) and (d) ofsection
602 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 474)”.
1999—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 106–65amended heading and text of subsec. (d) generally. Text read as follows:
“(1) No transfer under this section takes effect unless—
“(A) notice of the proposal to make the transfer is sent to Congress; and
“(B) 60 days of continuous session of Congress have expired following the date on which such notice is sent to Congress.
“(2) For purposes of paragraph (1)(B), the continuity of a session of Congress is broken only by an adjournment of the Congress sine die, and the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a day certain are excluded in the computation of such 60-day period.”
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