(a) In General.— Under such regulations and at such prices as the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe, the Secretary may provide for the sale of goods and services from ships’ stores to members of the naval service and to such other persons as provided by law.
(b) Incidental Services.— The Secretary of the Navy may provide financial services, space, utilities, and labor to ships’ stores on a nonreimbursable basis.
(c) Items Sold.— Merchandise sold by ship stores afloat may include items in the following categories:
(1)Health, beauty, and barber items.
(2)Prerecorded music and videos.
(3)Photographic batteries and related supplies.
(4)Appliances and accessories.
(5)Uniform items, emblematic and athletic clothing, and equipment.
A prior section
7604, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 471; Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L. 89–718, § 44,
80 Stat. 1120, related to profit on sales from ships’ stores, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 101–510, § 329(a)(1).
2011—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–81substituted “may” for “shall” in introductory provisions.
1993—Pub. L. 103–160designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title III, § 329(a)(3),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1534, provided that: “The regulations required to be prescribed under section
7604 of title
10, United States Code (as amended by paragraph (1)), shall be first prescribed not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 5, 1990].”
Conversion of Ships’ Stores to Operation as Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities; Transfer of Funds
Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title III, § 371(a), (b),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1634, 1635, as amended by Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title III, § 374(a),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2736, provided that not later than Dec. 31, 1995, Secretary of the Navy was to convert operation of all ships’ stores from operation as activity funded by direct appropriations to operation by Navy Exchange Service Command as activity funded from sources other than appropriated funds, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title III, § 340(a)(1),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 265.
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