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(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. 132.25 RECORD OF PLACE OF BIRTH FOR TAIWANESE-AMERICANS.
For purposes of the registration of birth or certification of nationality 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.
(1) STATE DEPARTMENT BASIC AUTHORITIES ACT OF 1956.-Section 36 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708) 26 is amended in subsection (a) by striking "and is primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States".
(2) Notwithstanding section 36(g) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708),26 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. (b) 27 ANNUAL REPORTS ON TERRORISM.
25 22 U.S.C. 2705 note.
26 For text of sec. 36(a) and (g), see pages 48 and 50, respectively.
27 Subsec. (b) amended sec. 140(b)2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 2656f); and sec. 304(a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138).
SEC. 134.28 PROPERTY AGREEMENTS.
Whenever the Department of State enters into lease-purchase agreements involving property in foreign countries pursuant to sec-. tion 1 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act (22 U.S.C. 292), the Department shall account for such transactions in accordance with fiscal year obligations.
SEC. 135.29 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 equipment 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. 140.30 VISAS.
(a) 31 SURCHARGE FOR PROCESSING CERTAIN 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 subsection (a) 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 collected 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
28 22 U.S.C. 292 note.
29 22 U.S.C. 2684a.
30 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). 31 8 U.S.C. 1351 note.
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 application or issuance fee to citizens of the United States.
(b) 32 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) 32 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 loss of life or property 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) 32 ACCESS TO THE INTERSTATE IDENTIFICATION INDEX.—
(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Department of State Consolidated Immigrant Visa Processing Center shall have online access, without payment of any fee or charge, to 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
32 8 U.S.C. 1182 note.
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.
(4) 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 procedure authorized in this subsection.
(5) This subsection 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, 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 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) 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) 33 ORGANIZATION.-Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to read as follows:
(b) 34 APPLICATION.-The amendments made by this section and section 133 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) 34 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.
(d) 34 REFERENCES IN OTHER ACTS.-Except as specifically provided in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, a reference in any other provision of law to an official or office of the Department of State affected by the amendment made by subsection (a) (other than the Inspector General of the Department of State and the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of State) shall be deemed to be a reference to the Secretary of State or the Department of State, as may be appropriate.
(e) 34 OFFICE OF THE COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM.-Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, for not less than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act there shall be in the Department of State an Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism which shall be headed by a Coordinator for Counterterrorism. The office shall have the same responsibilities and functions as the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State had as of January 20, 1993.
(f) 34 DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR BURDENSHARING.—
(1) ESTABLISHMENT.-None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act shall be available for obligation or expenditure during fiscal year 1995 unless, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State has established within the Department of State the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Burdensharing, the incumbent of which shall be an official of ambassadorial rank, appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(2) RESPONSIBILITIES.-The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Burdensharing shall perform such duties and exercise such authorities as the Secretary of State shall prescribe, including the principal duty of negotiations for the following:
(A) Increased in-kind and financial support (including increased payment of basing costs) by countries allied to the United States for Department of Defense military units
33 For text of section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2651a), as amended by subsec. (a), see page 24.
34 22 U.S.C. 2651a note.