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staff of the congressional committees of jurisdiction are granted easy access to the Department of State in the conduct of their duties.
(b) PARKING.–The Department of State shall also make available adequate parking for members and staff of the congressional committees of jurisdiction in order to facilitate attendance of meetings at the Department of State. SEC. 130. REPORT ON SAFETY AND SECURITY OF UNITED STATES
PERSONNEL IN SARAJEVO. Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall report to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on the steps taken to enhance the security and physical safety of United States diplomatic personnel in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. SEC. 131. PASSPORT SECURITY.
(a) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—The Congress strongly urges the Secretary of State to ensure that any new passport issuances should, to the maximum extent practicable
(1) be secure against counterfeiting, alteration, duplication, or simulation;
(2) be easily verifiable with appropriate inspection by public officials and private and commercial personnel; and
(3) contain only United States-sourced materials and technology. (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives detailing actions taken by the Department of State to accomplish the goals set forth in subsection (a). SEC. 132.36 RECORD OF PLACE OF BIRTH FOR TAIWANESE-AMERI.
CANS. For purposes of the registration of birth or certification of nationality or issuance of a passport 39 of a United States citizen born in Taiwan, the Secretary of State shall permit the place of birth to be recorded as Taiwan. SEC. 133. TERRORISM REWARDS AND REPORTS.
(a) REWARDS FOR INFORMATION ON ACTS OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM IN THE UNITED STATES.
(2) Notwithstanding section 36(g) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708), in addition to amounts otherwise available the Department of State may expend not more than $4,000,000 in fiscal years 1994 and 1995 to pay rewards pursuant to section 36(a) of such Act.
** 22 U.S.C. 2705 note. * Sec. 1(r) of Public Law 103–415 (108 Stat. 4302) inserted "or issuance of a passport" after nationality.
* Para. (1) amended sec. 36 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C.
(b) 41 ANNUAL REPORTS ON TERRORISM.—* * * SEC. 134.4 PROPERTY AGREEMENTS.
Whenever the Department of State enters into lease-purchase agreements involving property in foreign countries pursuant to section 1 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926 43 (22 U.S.C. 292), the Department shall account for such transactions in accordance with fiscal year obligations. SEC. 136.44 CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established within the Department of State a Capital Investment Fund to provide for the procurement of information technology and other related capital investments for the Department of State and to ensure the efficient management, coordination, operation, and utilization of such resources.
(b) FUNDING.–Funds otherwise available for the purposes of subsection (a) may be deposited in such Fund.
(c) AVAILABILITY.—Amounts deposited into the Fund are authorized to remain available until expended.
(d) EXPENDITURES FROM THE FUND.-Amounts deposited in the Fund shall be available for expenditure to procure capital equip ment and information technology.
(e) REPROGRAMMING PROCEDURES.–Funds credited to the Capital Investment Fund shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 34 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2710) and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures applicable to such reprogrammings.
SEC. 140.46 VISAS.
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State is authorized to charge a fee or surcharge for processing machine readable nonimmigrant visas and machine readable combined border crossing identification cards and nonimmigrant visas.
(2) Fees collected under the authority of paragraph (1) 47 shall be deposited as an offsetting collection to any Department of State appropriation, to recover the costs of providing consular services. Such fees shall remain available for obligation until expended.
(3) For fiscal years 1994 and 1995, fees deposited under the authority of paragraph (2) may not exceed a total of $107,500,000. For subsequent fiscal years, fees may be col
41 Subsec. (b) amended sec. 140/6X2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 26560; and sec. 304(a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138). 12 22 U.S.C. 292 note.
Sec. 1(z) of Public Law 103-415 (108 Slat. 4302) inserted ", 1926" after "Act". * 22 U.S.C. 2684a.
* Authority in this section delegated to the Secretary of State is further delegated to the Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Public Notice 2003, Delegation of Authority No. 212 (59 F.R. 26332; May 19, 1994). 48 U.S.C. 1351 note.
67 Sec. 1(bb) of Public Law 103-415 (108 Stat. 4302) struck out "subsection (a)" and inserted in lieu thereof "paragraph (1)".
lected under the authority of paragraph (1) only in such amounts as shall be prescribed in subsequent authorization Acts.
(4) The provisions of the Act of August 18, 1856 (Revised Statutes 1726–28; 22 U.S.C. 4212–14), concerning accounting for consular fees shall not apply to fees collected under this subsection.
(5) No fee or surcharge authorized under paragraph (1) may be charged to a citizen of a country that is a signatory as of the date of enactment of this Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement, except that the Secretary of State may charge such fee or surcharge to a citizen of such a country if the Secretary determines that such country charges a visa ap
plication or issuance fee to citizens of the United States. (b) 48 AUTOMATED VISA LOOKOUT SYSTEM.-Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall implement an upgrade of all overseas visa lookout operations to computerized systems with automated multiple-name search capabilities.
(c) 48 PROCESSING OF VISAS FOR ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES.
(1)(A) Beginning 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, whenever a United States consular officer issues a visa for admission to the United States, that official shall certify, in writing, that a check of the Automated Visa Lookout System, or any other system or list which maintains information about the excludability of aliens under the Immigration and Nationality Act, has been made and that there is no basis under such system for the exclusion of such alien.
(B) If, at the time an alien applies for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, the alien's name is included in the Department of State's visa lookout system and the consular officer to whom the application is made fails to follow the procedures in processing the application required by the inclusion of the alien's name in such system, the consular officer's failure shall be made a matter of record and shall be considered as a serious negative factor in the officer's annual performance evaluation.
(2) If an alien to whom a visa was issued as a result of a failure described in paragraph (1)(B) is admitted to the United States and there is thereafter probable cause to believe that the alien was a participant in a terrorist act causing serious injury, loss of life, or significant destruction of property 49 in the United States, the Secretary of State shall convene an Accountability Review Board under the authority of title III of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of
1986. (d) 48 ACCESS TO THE INTERSTATE IDENTIFICATION INDEX.
(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Department of State Consolidated Immigrant Visa Processing Center shall have on-line access, without payment of any fee or charge, to
488 U.S.C. 1182 note.
40 Sec. i(d) of Public Law 103-415 (108 Stat. 4299) struck out "serious loss of life or property and inserted in lieu thereof "serious injury, loss of life, or significant destruction of property". 30 Sec. 505 of the Department of State Appropriations Act, 1995 (title V of Public Law 103 317; 108 Stat. 1765), inserted subsec. (e) aller subsec. (dX3), redesignated paras. (4) and (6) of subsec. (d) as subsecs. (1) and (g), and further amended those paras. by striking out "procedure and inserting in lieu thereof "procedures", and by striking out “this subsection" and inserting in lieu thereof “subsections (d) and (e)".
obtain thuch access criminalupose of deta nal : Identifica.content of not entitley recordining when
the Interstate Identification Index of the National Crime Information Center solely for the purpose of determining whether a visa applicant has a criminal history record indexed in such Index. Such access does not entitle the Department of State to obtain the full content of automated records through the Interstate Identification Index. To obtain the full content of a criminal history record, the Department shall submit a separate request to the Identification Records Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and shall pay the appropriate fee as provided for in the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-162).
(2) The Department of State shall be responsible for all onetime start-up and recurring incremental non-personnel costs of establishing and maintaining the access authorized in paragraph (1).
(3) The individual primarily responsible for the day-to-day implementation of paragraph (1) shall be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation selected by the Department of State, and detailed to the Department on a fully reimbursable
basis. (e) 50 FINGERPRINT CHECKS.
(1) Effective not later than March 31, 1995, the Secretary of State shall in the ten countries with the highest volume of immigrant visa issuance for the most recent fiscal year for which data are available require the fingerprinting of applicants over sixteen years of age for immigrant visas. The Department of State shall submit records of such fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to ascertain whether such applicants previously have been convicted of a felony under State or Federal law in the United States, and shall pay all appropriate fees.
(2) The Secretary shall prescribe and publish such regulations as may be necessary to implement the requirements of this subsection, and to avoid undue processing costs and delays
for eligible immigrants and the United States Government. (f) 50 Not later than December 31, 1996, the Secretary of State and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall jointly submit to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate, a report on the effectiveness of the procedures authorized in subsections (d) and (e).
(g) 50 Subsections (d) and (e) shall cease to have effect after December 31, 1997.
SEC. 142. WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION.
(a) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—The Congress makes the following declarations:
(1) The State Department should designate a senior advisor to the appropriate Undersecretary to promote international women's human rights within the overall human rights policy of the United States Government.
(2) The purpose of assigning a special assistant on women's human rights issues is not 51 to segregate such issues, but rather to assure that they are considered along with other human rights issues in the development of United States foreign policy.
(3) A specifically designated special assistant is necessary because,51 within the human rights field and the foreign policy establishment, the issues of gender-based discrimination and violence against women have long been ignored or made invisible.
(4) The Congress believes that abuses against women would have greater visibility and protection of women's human rights would improve if the advocate were responsible for integrating women's human rights issues into United States foreign policy, bilateral assistance, multilateral diplomacy, trade policy, and
democracy promotion. (b) 52 CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall notify the Congress of the steps taken to fulfill the objectives detailed in subsection (a).
PART C-DEPARTMENT OF STATE ORGANIZATION SEC. 161. ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
(a) 53 * * *
(b) 54 APPLICATION.—The amendments made by this section and section 162 55 shall apply with respect to officials, offices, and bureaus of the Department of State when executive orders, regulations, or departmental directives implementing such amendments become effective, or 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, whichever comes earlier.
(c) 54,56 TRANSITION.—Any officer of the Department of State holding office on the date of the enactment of this Act shall not be required to be reappointed to any other office, at the Department of State at the same level performing similar functions, as determined by the President, by reason of the enactment of the amendments made by this section and section 162.
61 Sec. 1(e) of Public Law 103_415 (108 Stat. 4299) struck out a comma after "not" in para. (2), and in para. (3) inserted a comma after "because".
82 The Secretary of State delegated functions authorized under this subsection to the Under Secretary for Global Allairs (Department of State Public Notice 2086; sec. 5 of Delegation of Authority No. 214; 59 F.R. 50790)."
63 Sec. 161(a) amended and restated sec. 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2651a).
* 22 U.S.C. 2651a note.
66 Sec. 1(0x2) of Public Law 103-415 (108 Stat. 4300) struck out "133" and inserted in lieu thereof "162".
* Functions vested in the President in sec. 161(c) were delegated to the Secretary of State (Presidential memorandum of July 26, 1994; 59 F.R. 40205).