Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 2.djvu/381

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PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 105 STAT. 1333 $57,651,000 for the operation of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, including the tJnited States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home and the Naval Home. SEC. 304. HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE. (a) PURPOSE.— (1) Funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization in section 301(a)(l'7) for humanitarian assistance shall be used for the purpose of providing transportation for humanitarian relief for persons displaced or who are refugees because of the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. (2) Of the funds authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1992 pursuant to such section for such purpose, not more than $3,000,000 shall be available for distribution of humanitarian relief supplies to displaced persons or refugees who are noncombatants, including those affiliated with the Cambodian non-Communist resistance, at or near the border between Thailand and Cambodia. (b) AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER FUNDS.—The Secretary of Defense may transfer to the Secretary of State not more than $3,000,000 of the funds appropriated pursuant to such section for fiscal year 1992 for humanitarian assistance, other than the funds described in subsection (a)(2), 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. (c) TRANSPORTATION UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. —Transportation for humanitarian relief provided with funds appropriated pursuant to such section for humanitarian assistance shall be provided under the direction of the Secretary of State. (d) MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO BE USED. —Transportation for humanitarian relief provided with funds appropriated pursuant to such section for humanitarian assistance 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 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 componente of the Armed Forces. (e) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. —Funds appropriated pursuant to such section for humanitarian assistance shall remain available until expended, to the extent provided in appropriation Acts. (f) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.— (1) The Secretary of Defense shall submit (at the times specified in paragraph (2)) to the Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the provision of humanitarian assistance under the humanitarian relief laws specified in paragraph (4). (2) A report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted— (A) not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act; (B) not later than June 1, 1992; and (C) not later than June 1 of each year thereafter until all funds available for humaniterian assistance under the humanitarian relief laws specified in paragraph (4) have been obligated. (3) A report required by paragraph (1) shall contain (as of the date on which the report is submitted) the following information: