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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2634

PUBLIC LAW 100-526—OCT. 24, 1988 that House) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that House.

SEC. 209. DEFINITIONS

In this title: (1) The term "Account" means the Department of Defense Base Closure Account established by section 207(a)(1). (2) The term "appropriate committees of Congress" means the Committees on Armed Services and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives. (3) The terms "Commission on Base Realignment and Closure" and "Commission" mean the Commission established by the Secretary of Defense in the charter signed by the Secretary on May 3, 1988, and as altered thereafter with respect to the membership and voting. (4) The term "charter establishing such Commission" means the charter referred to in paragraph (3). (5) The term "initiate" includes any action reducing functions or civilian personnel positions but does not include studies, planning, or similar activities carried out before there is a reduction of such functions or positions. (6) The term "military installation" means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department. (7) The term "realignment" includes any action which both reduces and relocates functions and civilian personnel positions. (8) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Defense. (9) The term "United States" means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islemds, American Samoa, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States. Approved October 24, 1988.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2749 (H.R. 4264): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-1076 (Comm. of Conference); No. 100-563 (Comm. on Armed Services) and No. 100-753 (Comm. of Conference), both accompanying H.R. 4264. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Apr. 26-29, May 2-5, 11, H.R. 4264 considered and passed House. May 27, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 2355. July 14, House and Senate agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 24 (1988): Aug. 3, Presidential veto message of H.R. 4264. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Aug, 11, S. 2749 considered and passed Senate. Oct. 3, considered and passed House, amended. Oct. 12, Senate and House agreed to conference report to S. 2749.