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SA 221. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC.__ . REDUCING THE NUMBER OF NON-ESSENTIAL NEW VEHICLES PURCHASED AND LEASED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
(a) REDUCTIONS IN NON-ESSENTIAL VEHICLE PURCHASES.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Office of Management and Budget shall coordinate with the heads of the relevant departments and agencies to--

(1) Determine the total dollar amount spent by each department and agency to purchase of civilian and non-tactical vehicles in Fiscal Year 2010;

(2) Determine the total dollar amount spent by each department and agency to lease civilian and non-tactical vehicles in Fiscal Year 2010;

(3) Determine the total number of civilian and non-tactical vehicles purchased by each department and agency in Fiscal Year 2010;

(4) Determine the total number of civilian and non-tactical vehicles leased by each department and agency in Fiscal Year 2010;

(5) Determine the dollar amounts that would be twenty percent less than (1) and (2);

(6) Reduce the dollar amounts spent to purchase and lease civilian and non-tactical vehicles by each department and agency by the dollar amounts identified by (5) in Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012; and

(7) Rescind the amounts identified from (5) from each department and agency in Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 and return those amounts to the Treasury.

(b) SHARING.--The General Services Administration shall ensure agencies may share excess or unused vehicles with agencies that may need temporary or long term use of additional vehicles through the Federal Fleet Management System.

(c) EXCEPTION.--This moratorium shall not apply to the purchase or procurement of any vehicle deemed essential for defense or security reasons or necessary for other reasons deemed as essential and approved by the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

(d) STUDY.-- The Inspector General of each department and agency shall review its respective agencies system for monitoring the use of motor vehicle owned or leased by the Government for non-official use, including a review of the "written authorizations within the agency" to monitor the use of motor vehicles in each agencies fleet, as required under 41 C.F.R. §102-34 and report the findings to Congress no later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)