[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 6649 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6649

    To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign 
                              recipients.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           December 11, 2012

Ms. Ros-Lehtinen (for herself and Mr. Berman) introduced the following 
      bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
    To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign 
                              recipients.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF NAVAL VESSELS TO CERTAIN FOREIGN RECIPIENTS.

    (a) Transfers by Grant.--The President is authorized to transfer 
vessels to foreign countries on a grant basis under section 516 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321j), as follows:
            (1) Mexico.--To the Government of Mexico, the OLIVER HAZARD 
        PERRY class guided missile frigates USS CURTS (FFG-38) and USS 
        MCCLUSKY (FFG-41).
            (2) Thailand.--To the Government of Thailand, the OLIVER 
        HAZARD PERRY class guided missile frigates USS RENTZ (FFG-46) 
        and USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48).
    (b) Transfer by Sale.--The President is authorized to transfer the 
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class guided missile frigates USS TAYLOR (FFG-50), 
USS GARY (FFG-51), USS CARR (FFG-52), and USS ELROD (FFG-55) to the 
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office of the United States 
(which is the Taiwan instrumentality designated pursuant to section 
10(a) of the Taiwan Relations Act (22 U.S.C. 3309(a))) on a sale basis 
under section 21 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2761).
    (c) Alternative Transfer Authority.--Notwithstanding the authority 
provided in subsections (a) and (b) to transfer specific vessels to 
specific countries, the President is authorized, subject to the same 
conditions that would apply for such country under this Act, to 
transfer any vessel named in this Act to any country named in this Act 
such that the total number of vessels transferred to such country does 
not exceed the total number of vessels authorized for transfer to such 
country by this Act.
    (d) Grants Not Counted in Annual Total of Transferred Excess 
Defense Articles.--The value of a vessel transferred to another country 
on a grant basis pursuant to authority provided by subsection (a) or 
(c) shall not be counted against the aggregate value of excess defense 
articles transferred in any fiscal year under section 516 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321j).
    (e) Costs of Transfers.--Any expense incurred by the United States 
in connection with a transfer authorized by this section shall be 
charged to the recipient notwithstanding section 516(e) of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321j(e)).
    (f) Repair and Refurbishment in United States Shipyards.--To the 
maximum extent practicable, the President shall require, as a condition 
of the transfer of a vessel under this section, that the recipient to 
which the vessel is transferred have such repair or refurbishment of 
the vessel as is needed, before the vessel joins the naval forces of 
that recipient, performed at a shipyard located in the United States, 
including a United States Navy shipyard.
    (g) Expiration of Authority.--The authority to transfer a vessel 
under this section shall expire at the end of the 3-year period 
beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.
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