[USC02] 10 USC Ch. 143: PRODUCTION BY MILITARY AGENCIES
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10 USC Ch. 143: PRODUCTION BY MILITARY AGENCIES
From Title 10—ARMED FORCESSubtitle A—General Military LawPART IV—SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENT

CHAPTER 143—PRODUCTION BY MILITARY AGENCIES

Sec.
2421.
Plantations and farms: operation, maintenance, and improvement.
2422.
Bakery and dairy products: procurement outside the United States.
2423.
Laundry and dry cleaning services: procurement from facilities operated by the Navy Resale and Services Support Office.
2424.
Procurement of supplies and services from exchange stores outside the United States.

        

Amendments

1989Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title III, §§323(b), 324(b), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1414, 1415, added items 2423 and 2424.

1986Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title III, §312(b), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3852, added item 2422.

§2421. Plantations and farms: operation, maintenance, and improvement

(a) Appropriations for the subsistence of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps are available for expenditures necessary in the operation, maintenance, and improvement of any plantation or farm, outside the United States and under the jurisdiction of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be, for furnishing fresh fruits and vegetables to the armed forces. However, no land may be acquired under this subsection.

(b) Fruits and vegetables produced under subsection (a) that are over the amount furnished or sold to the armed forces or to civilians serving with the armed forces may be sold only outside the United States.

(c) Of the persons employed by the United States under subsection (a), only nationals of the United States are entitled to the benefits provided by laws relating to the employment, work, compensation, or other benefits of civilian employees of the United States.

(d) A plantation or farm covered by subsection (a) shall be operated, maintained, and improved by a private contractor or lessee, so far as practicable. Before using members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be, the Secretary concerned must make a reasonable effort to make a contract or lease with a person in civil life for his services for that operation, maintenance, or improvement, on terms advantageous to the United States. A determination by the Secretary as to the reasonableness of effort to make a contract or lease, and as to the advantageous nature of its terms, is final.

(e) Sunset.—The authority under this section shall terminate on September 30, 2018.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 138; Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title VIII, §833(a)(1), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2283.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
2421(a)

 

 

 

2421(b)

10:1213 (less 1st and 2d provisos).

34:555a (less 1st and 2d provisos).

10:1213 (2d proviso).

34:555a (2d proviso).

June 28, 1944, ch. 306; restated July 1, 1947, ch. 188, 61 Stat. 234; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, §3(2), 65 Stat. 708.
2421(c) 10:1213 (1st proviso).
  34:555a (1st proviso).
2421(d) 10:1214.
  34:555b.

In subsection (a), the word "management", in 10:1213 and 34:555a, is omitted as covered by the word "operation". The word "members" is substituted for the word "personnel". The word "may" is substituted for the word "shall". The words "any and all" and "the purpose of" are omitted as surplusage.

In subsections (a) and (b), the word "continental" is omitted, since section 101(1) of this title defines the United States to include the States and the District of Columbia.

In subsection (b), the words "of the United States" are omitted as surplusage. The words "Fruits and vegetables produced under subsection (a)" are substituted for the words "That surplus production".

In subsection (c), the words "nationals of the United States" are substituted for the words "American nationals". The words "civil-service laws and other * * * of the United States" and "rights * * * or obligations" are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (d), the words "after the termination of the present war" are omitted as executed. The word "by" is substituted for the words "through the instrumentality of". The words "partnership, association" are omitted as covered by the definition of "person" in section 1 of title 1. The words "United States" are substituted for the word "Government". The words "management", "for that purpose", and "or agreement" are omitted as surplusage.

Amendments

2016—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 114–328 added subsec. (e).

§2422. Bakery and dairy products: procurement outside the United States

(a) The Secretary of Defense may authorize any element of the Department of Defense that procures bakery and dairy products for use by the armed forces outside the United States to procure any products described in subsection (b) through the use of procedures other than competitive procedures.

(b) The products referred to in subsection (a) are bakery or dairy products produced by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in a facility outside the United States that began operating before July 1, 1986.

(Added Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title III, §312(a), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3851.)

§2423. Laundry and dry cleaning services: procurement from facilities operated by the Navy Resale and Services Support Office

(a) Authority.—The Secretary of Defense may authorize an element of the Department of Defense to enter into a contract (through the use of procedures other than competitive procedures) with a laundry and dry cleaning facility operated by the Navy Resale and Services Support Office to procure laundry and dry cleaning services for the armed forces outside the United States.

(b) Application.—Subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to a laundry and dry cleaning facility of the Navy Resale and Services Support Office that began operating before October 1, 1989.

(Added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title III, §323(a), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1414.)

§2424. Procurement of supplies and services from exchange stores outside the United States

(a) Authority.—The Secretary of Defense may authorize an element of the Department of Defense to enter into a contract (through the use of procedures other than competitive procedures) with an exchange store operated under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department outside the United States to procure supplies or services for use by the armed forces outside the United States.

(b) Limitations.—(1) A contract may not be entered into under subsection (a) in an amount in excess of $100,000.

(2) Supplies provided under a contract entered into under subsection (a) shall be provided from the stocks of the exchange store on hand as of the date the contract is entered into with that exchange store.

(3) A contract entered into with an exchange store under subsection (a) may not provide for the procurement of services not regularly provided by that exchange store.

(c) Exception.—Paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b) do not apply to contracts for the procurement of soft drinks that are manufactured in the United States. The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe in regulations the standards and procedures for determining whether a particular beverage is a soft drink and whether the beverage was manufactured in the United States.

(Added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title III, §324(a), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1414; amended Pub. L. 103–355, title III, §3066, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3337; Pub. L. 104–106, div. D, title XLIII, §4321(b)(17), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 673; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title VI, §671, Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3319.)

Amendments

2006—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–163 substituted "$100,000" for "$50,000".

1996—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–106 inserted heading and substituted "particular beverage" for "particular drink" and "beverage was" for "drink was".

1994—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–355 added subsec. (c).

Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

For effective date and applicability of amendment by Pub. L. 104–106, see section 4401 of Pub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 2302 of this title.

Operation of Stars and Stripes Bookstores Overseas by Military Exchanges

Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title III, §353, Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1627, provided that:

"(a) Requirement.—The Secretary of Defense shall provide for the commencement, not later than October 1, 1994, of the operation of Stars and Stripes bookstores outside of the United States by the military exchanges.

"(b) Regulations.—The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to carry out subsection (a)."