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Mr. May, one bill is yours, H. R. 11324, relating to volunteer fire fighting organizations?

Do you want to be heard?

Mr. MAY. We have several people here who want to testify.

Mr. McCORMACK. There are several other bills, too, and all of the bills relating to the same subject matter will be made a part of the record that are introduced by the different members.

(H. R. 2552, H. R. 3406, H. R. 7929, H. R. 10377, H. R. 11115, H. R. 11324, H. R. 11516, H. R. 12025, and H. R. 12959 follow :)

[H. R. 2552, 85th Cong., 1st sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 203 (j) (1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (1)) is amended to read as follows: "Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Administrator is authorized in his discretion to donate for educational purposes or public health purposes, including research, or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, in any State, without cost (except for costs of care and handling), such equipment, materials, books, or other supplies (whether or not capitalized in a working-capital or similar fund) under the control of any executive agency as shall have been determined to be surplus property and as shall have been determined under paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection to be usable and necessary for any of such purposes."

SEC. 2. (a) The first sentence of section 203 (j) (2) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (2)) is amended to read as follows: "Determination whether such surplus property (except surplus property donated in conformity with paragraph (3) of this subsection) is usable or necessary for educational purposes or public health purposes (including research), or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, shall be made by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, who shall allocate such property on the basis of needs and utilization for transfer by the Administrator (1) to medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems, schools, colleges, and universities which are tax supported or have been held exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; (2) to State departments of education or health for distribution to the institutions and organizations described in clause (1), except that in any State where another agency is designated by State law for such purpose such transfer shall be made to such other agency for such distribution within the State; or (3) to any incorporated or unincorporated volunteer fire department, fire company, or other similar fire-fighting organization."

(b) The second sentence of such section 203 (j) (2) is amended by inserting "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations in the State," after "in the State,".

SEC. 3. Section 203 (m) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (m)) is amended by inserting after "educational purposes and health purposes" a comma and the

following: "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations,”.

SEC. 4. Section 203 (n) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (n)) is amended by inserting "or volunteer fire-fighting organizations" after "educational or public health institutions".

[H. R. 3406, 85th Cong., 1st sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 203 (j) (1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (1)) is amended to read as follows: "Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Administrator is authorized in his discretion to donate for educational purposes or public health purposes, including research, or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, in any State, without cost (except for costs of care and handling), such equipment, materials, books, or other supplies (whether or not capitalized in a working-capital or similar fund) under the control of any executive agency as shall have been determined to be surplus property and as shall have been determined under paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection to be usable and necessary for any of such purposes."

SEC. 2. (a) The first sentence of section 203 (j) (2) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (2)) is amended to read as follows: "Determination whether such surplus property (except surplus property donated in conformity with paragraph (3) of this subsection) is usable or necessary for educational purposes or public health purposes (including research), or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, shall be made by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, who shall allocate such property on the basis of need and utilization for transfer by the Administrator (1) to medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems, schools, colleges, and universities which are tax supported or have been held exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; (2) to State departments of education or health for distribution to the institutions and organizations described in clause (1), except that in any State where another agency is designated by State law for such purpose such transfer shall be made to such other agency for such distribution within the State; or (3) to any incorporated or unincorporated volunteer fire department, fire company, or other similar fire-fighting organization."

(b) The second sentence of such section 203 (j) (2) is amended by inserting "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations in the State," after "in the State,".

SEC. 3. Section 203 (m) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (m)) is amended by inserting after "educational purposes and health purposes" a comma and the following: "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations,”.

SEC. 4. Section 203 (n) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (n)) is amended by inserting "or volunteer fire-fighting organizations" after "educational or public health institutions".

[H. R. 7929, 85th Cong., 1st sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 203 (j) (1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (1)) is amended to read as follows: "Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Administrator is authorized in his discretion to donate for educational purposes or public health purposes, including research, or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, in any State, without cost (except for costs of care and handling), such equipment, materials, books, or other supplies (whether or not capitalized in a working-capital or similar fund) under the control of any executive agency as shall have been determined to be surplus property and as shall have been deter

mined under paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection to be usable and necessary for any of such purposes."

SEC. 2. (a) The first sentence of section 203 (j) (2) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (2)) is amended to read as follows: "Determination whether such surplus property (except surplus property donated in conformity with paragraph (3) of this subsection) is usuable or necessary for educational purposes or public health purposes (including research), or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, shall be made by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, who shall allocate such property on the basis of needs and utilization for transfer by the Administrator (1) to medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems, schools, colleges, and universities which are tax supported or have been held exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; (2) to State departments of education or health for distribution to the institutions and organizations described in clause (1), except that in any State where another agency is designated by State law for such purpose such transfer shall be made to such other agency for such distribution within the State; or (3) to any incorporated or unincorporated volunteer fire department, fire company, or other similar fire-fighting organization." (b) The second sentence of such section 203 (j) (2) is amended by inserting "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations in the State," after "in the State,".

SEC. 3. Section 203 (m) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (m)) is amended by inserting after "educational purposes and health purposes" a comma and the following: "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations,”.

SEC. 4. Section 203 (n) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (n)) is amended by inserting "or volunteer fire-fighting organizations" after "educational or public health institutions".

[H. R. 10377, 85th Cong., 2d sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 203 (j) (1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (1)) is amended to read as follows: "Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Administrator is authorized in his discretion to donate for educational purposes or public health purposes, including research, or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, in any State, without cost (except for costs of care and handling), such equipment, materials, books, or other supplies (whether or not capitalized in a working-capital or similar fund) under the control of any executive agency as shall have been determined to be surplus property and as shall have been determined under paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection to be usable and necessary for any of such purposes."

SEC. 2. (a) The first sentence of section 203 (j) (2) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (2)) is amended to read as follows: "Determination whether such surplus property (except surplus property donated in conformity with paragraph (3) of this subsection) is usable or necessary for educational purposes or public health purposes (including research), or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, shall be made by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, who shall allocate such property on the basis of needs and utilization for transfer by the Administrator (1) to medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems, schools, colleges, and universities which are tax supported or have been held exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; (2) to State department of education or health for distribution to the institutions and organizations described in clause (1), except that in any State where another agency is designated by State law for such purpose such transfer shall be made to such other agency for such distribution within the State; or (3) to any incorporated or unincorporated volunteer fire department, fire company, or other similar fire-fighting organization." (b) The second sentence of such section 203 (j) (2) is amended by inserting "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations in the State," after "in the State,".

SEC. 3. Section 203 (m) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (m)) is amended by inserting after "educational purposes and health purposes" a comma and the following: "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations,”.

SEC. 4. Section 203 (n) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (n)) is amended by inserting "or volunteer fire-fighting organizations" after "educational or public health institutions".

[H. R. 11115, 85th Cong., 2d sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 203 (j) (1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (1)) is amended to read as follows: "Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Administrator is authorized in his discretion to donate for educational purposes or public health purposes, including research, or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, in any State without cost (except for costs of care and handling), such equipment, materials, books, or other supplies (whether or not capitalized in a working-capital or similar fund) under the control of any executive agency as shall have been determined to be surplus property and as shall have been determined under paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection to be usable and necessary for any of such purposes."

SEC. 2. (a) The first sentence of section 203 (j) (2) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (2)) is amended to read as follows: "Determination whether such surplus property (except surplus property donated fn conformity with paragraph (3) of this subsection) is usable or necessary for educational purposes or public health purposes (including research), or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, shall be made by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, who shall allocate such property on the basis of needs and utilization for transfer by the Administrator (1) to medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems, schools, colleges, and universities which are tax supported or have been held exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; (2) to State departments of education or health for distribution to the institutions and organizations described in clause (1), except that in any State where another agency is designated by State law for such purpose such transfer shall be made to such other agency for such distribution within the State; or (3) to any incorporated or unincorporated volunteer fire department, fire company, or other similar fire-fighting organization."

(b) The second sentence of such section 203 (j) (2) is amended by inserting "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations in the State," after "in the State,”.

SEC. 3. Section 203 (m) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (m)) is amended by inserting after "educational purposes and health purposes" a comma and the following: "or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations,”.

SEC. 4. Section 203 (n) of such Act (40 U. S. C. 484 (n)) is amended by inserting "or volunteer fire-fighting organizations" after "educational or public health institutions".

[H. R. 11324, 85th Cong., 2d sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 203 (j) (1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U. S. C. 484 (j) (1) is amended to read as follows: "Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Administrator is authorized in his discretion to donate for educational purposes or public health purposes, including research, or for the purpose of aiding in the protection of life and property by volunteer fire-fighting organizations, in any State without cost (except for costs of care and handling), such equipment, materials, books, or other supplies (whether or not capitalized in a

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