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[83 STAT. 481]
[83 STAT. 481]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

83 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 91-171-DEC. 29, 1969


while sick in hospitals; (e) expenses of prisoners confined in nonmilitary facilities; (f) military courts, boards, and commissions; (g) utility services for buildings erected at private cost, as authorized by law, and buildings on military reservations authorized by regulations to be used for welfare and recreational purposes; (h) exchange fees, and losses in the accounts of disbursing officers or agents in accordance with law; (i) expenses of Latin-American cooperation as authorized for the Navy by law (10 U.S.C. 7208); and (j) expenses of appre- ^OA Stat. 443. hension and delivery of deserters, prisoners, and members absent without leave, including payment of rewards of not to exceed $25 in any one case. SEC. 609. Insofar as practicable, the Secretary of Defense shall assist sn^if tfusrH^sl" American small business to participate equitably in the furnishing of commodities and services financed with funds appropriated under this Act by making available or causing to be made available to suppliers in the United States, and particularly to small independent enterprises, information, as far in advance as possible, with respect to purchases proposed to be financed with funds appropriated under this Act, and by making available or causing to be made available to purchasing and contracting agencies of the Department of Defense information as to commodities and services produced and furnished by small independent enterprises in the United States, and by otherwise helping to give small business an opportunity to participate in the furnishing of commodities and services financed with funds appropriated by this Act. SEC. 610. No appropriation contained in this Act shall be available ^^^^^^ operafor expenses of operation of messes (other tlian organized messes the operating expenses of which are financed principally from nonappropriated funds) at which meals are sold to officers or civilians except under regulations approved by the Secretary of Defense, which shall (except under unusual or extraordinary circumstances) establish rates for such meals sufficient to provide reimbursement of operating expenses and food costs to the appropriations concerned: Provided. That officers and civilians in a travel status receiving a per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence shall be charged at the rate of not less than $2.50 per d a y: Provided, further. That for the purposes of this section payments for meals at the rates established hereunder may be made in cash or by deduction from the pay of civilian employees: Provided further, That members of organized nonprofit youth groups sponsored at either the national or local level, when extended the privilege of visiting a military installation and permitted to eat in the general mess by the commanding officer of the installation, shall pay the commuted ration cost of such meal or meals. SEC. 611. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall nmua'tro/^^'^ remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. SEC. 612. Appropriations of the Department of Defense available Reimbursable for operation and maintenance, may be reimbursed during the current ^PP°P"^*»°"^* fiscal year for all expenses involved in the preparation for disposal and for the disposal of military supplies, equipment, and materiel, and for all expenses of production of lumber or timber products pursuant to section 2665 of title 10, United States Code, from amounts °^ ^*^*- ^•9received as proceeds from the sale of any such property: Provided, That a report of receipts and disbursements under this limitation Report to shall be made quarterly to Congress: Provided further. That no funds °"^'"^®^available to agencies of the Department of Defense shall be used for the operation, acquisition, or construction of new facilities or equipment for new facilities in the continental limits of the United States