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10 U.S. Code § 3677 - Contracts for lease or use of vessels for a term of greater than two years but less than five years: prior notice to congressional committees

The Secretary of a military department may make a contract for the lease of a vessel or for the provision of a service through use by a contractor of a vessel, the term of which is for a period of greater than two years, but less than five years, only if—
(1) the Secretary has notified the congressional defense committees of the proposed contract and included in such notification—
a detailed description of the terms of the proposed contract and a justification for entering into the proposed contract rather than obtaining the capability provided for by the lease, charter, or services involved through purchase of the vessel;
a determination that entering into the proposed contract as a means of obtaining the vessel is the most cost-effective means of obtaining such vessel; and
a plan for meeting the requirement provided by the proposed contract upon completion of the term of the lease contract; and
a period of 60 days has expired following the date on which notice was received by such committees.
(Added and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1825(a), (i), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4206, 4208.)
Editorial Notes

The text of subsec. (h) of section 2401 of this title, which was transferred to this section and amended by Pub. L. 116–283, § 1825(i), was based on Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title X, § 1011, Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 303; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title VIII, § 821, title X, § 1076(f)(26), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1830, 1953.


2021—Pub. L. 116–283, § 1825(i), transferred subsec. (h) of section 2401 of this title to this section and struck out subsec. (h) designation at beginning.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section and amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as an Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note preceding section 3001 of this title.