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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 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 protec tion 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

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. 11516, 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 firefighting 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. 12025, 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 firefighting 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 Admin-. istrator (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 unnincorporated 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. 12959, 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 firefighting 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 pragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection to be usable and necessary for any such purposes."

SEC. 2. (a) The first sentence of section 208 (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 deparment, 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".

Mr. MAY. Mr. Chairman, I think this is an important bill and as I look around I see several others who have introduced similar bills and I would be happy in view of their attendance here to allow them to say a few words if they would like on behalf of this bill first. I see Mr. Nimtz from Indiana.

Mr. McCORMACK. Mr. Fogarty is also here.

John, will you come forward?

Mr. FOGARTY. Is it all right from here?

Mr. McCORMACK. This is Hon. John E. Fogarty, a Representative from the State of Rhode Island.

(H. R. 7929 introduced by Mr. Fogarty appears on p. 5.)

STATEMENT OF HON. JOHN E. FOGARTY, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

Mr. FOGARTY. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am happy to have the privilege of appearing before your committee this morning in behalf of this bill that so many of us have introduced.

It is to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to permit the donation of surplus property to volunteer fire-fighting organizations.

I introduced this bill in June 1957, and since that time have been doing my best with the Health, Education, and Welfare people to get a favorable report. But up to this time it has been impossible to get the Bureau of the Budget or the General Services Administration or

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