22 U.S. Code § 5955 - Prior notice to Congress of obligation of funds
(a) Notice of proposed obligation
Not less than 15 days before obligation of any funds for programs under section 5952 of this title, the President shall transmit to the appropriate congressional committees as defined in section 5957 of this title a report on the proposed obligation. Each such report shall specify—
(b) Reports on demilitarization or conversion projects
Any report under subsection (a) of this section that covers proposed demilitarization or conversion projects under paragraph (5) or (6) of section 5952 (b) of this title shall contain additional information to assist the Congress in determining the merits of the proposed projects. Such information shall include descriptions of—
(2) the types of activities conducted at those facilities and of the types of nonmilitary activities planned for those facilities;
(3) the forms of assistance to be provided by the United States Government and by the private sector of the United States;
(4) the extent to which military activities and production capability will consequently be eliminated at those facilities; and
Source(Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title XII, § 1206,Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1781.)
Delegation of Functions
For delegation of certain authorities and duties of the President under this section to Secretary of Defense, see Memorandum of President of the United States, Jan. 29, 1994, 59 F.R. 5929, set out as a note under section 5952 of this title.
Russian Nonstrategic Nuclear Arms
Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title XIII, § 1312,Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 796, as amended by Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title XIII, § 1308(g)(3)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–343, provided that: “It is the sense of Congress that—
“(1) it is in the interest of Russia to fully implement the Presidential Nuclear Initiatives announced in 1991 and 1992 by then-President of the Soviet Union Gorbachev and then-President of Russia Yeltsin;
“(2) the President of the United States should call on Russia to match the unilateral reductions in the United States inventory of tactical nuclear weapons, which have reduced the inventory by nearly 90 percent; and
“(3) if the re-certification under section 1310 [113 Stat. 795] is made, the President should emphasize the continued interest of the United States in working cooperatively with Russia to reduce the dangers associated with Russia’s tactical nuclear arsenal.”
Congressional Reports on Cooperative Threat Reduction Programs
Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XII, §§ 1201, 1205, 1206,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 469, 470, 471, as amended by Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title XIV, § 1431,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2726; Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title X, § 1067(6), title XIII, § 1311,Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 774, 796; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title XIII, § 1308(g)(1)(C)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–343, provided that:“SEC. 1201. SPECIFICATION OF COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAMS.
“(a) In General.—For purposes of section 301 [110 Stat. 245] and other provisions of this Act [see Tables for classification], Cooperative Threat Reduction programs are the programs specified in subsection (b).
“(b) Specified Programs.—The programs referred to in subsection (a) are the following programs with respect to states of the former Soviet Union:
“(1) Programs to facilitate the elimination, and the safe and secure transportation and storage, of nuclear, chemical, and other weapons, fissile material suitable for use in nuclear weapons, and their delivery vehicles.
“(2) Programs to facilitate the safe and secure storage of fissile materials derived from the elimination of nuclear weapons.
“(3) Programs to prevent the proliferation of weapons, weapons components, and weapons-related technology and expertise.
“(4) Programs to expand military-to-military and defense contacts.“SEC. 1205. PRIOR NOTICE TO CONGRESS OF OBLIGATION OF FUNDS.
“(a) Annual Requirement.—(1) Not less than 15 days before any obligation of any funds appropriated for any fiscal year for a program specified under section 1201 as a Cooperative Threat Reduction program, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional committees specified in paragraph (2) a report on that proposed obligation for that program for that fiscal year.
“(2) The congressional committees referred to in paragraph (1) are the following:
“(A) The Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
“(B) The Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on International Relations [now Committee on Foreign Affairs], and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
“(b) Matters To Be Specified in Reports.—Each such report shall specify—
“(1) the activities and forms of assistance for which the Secretary of Defense plans to obligate funds;
“(2) the amount of the proposed obligation; and
“(3) the projected involvement (if any) of any department or agency of the United States (in addition to the Department of Defense) and of the private sector of the United States in the activities and forms of assistance for which the Secretary of Defense plans to obligate such funds.“[SEC. 1206. Repealed. Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title XIII, § 1308(g)(1)(C)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–343.]”
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