10 U.S. Code § 2561 - Humanitarian assistance
2013—Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 112–239 substituted “Committee on Foreign Affairs” for “Committee on International Relations”.
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–136 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
Subsec. (c)(3)(C). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1033(c)(1)], substituted “section 2557” for “section 2547”.
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), redesignated subsec. (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 2631 of this title and sections 901(b) and 901b of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 U.S.C. App. 1241(b) and 1241f).”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1312(4), redesignated subsec. (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), redesignated subsec. (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), redesignated subsec. (g) as (e).
For termination, effective Dec. 31, 2021, of provisions in subsec. (c) of this section requiring submittal of annual report to Congress, see section 1061 of Pub. L. 114–328, set out as a note under section 111 of this title.
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) of Pub. L. 103–160, set out in a Humanitarian and Civic Assistance note under section 401 of this title.
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 of Pub. L. 102–190 (105 Stat. 1333) and the humanitarian relief laws referred to in section 304(f)(4) of Pub. 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.
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