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6. International Center Act, as amended

Public Law 90-553 (H.R. 16175), 82 Stat. 958, approved October 8, 1968; as amend

ed by Public Law 93-40 [International Center for Foreign Chanceries—Appropriations; S. 1235), 87 Stat. 74, approved June 12, 1973; Public Law 97-186 (S. 1611) 99 Stat. 101, approved May 25, 1982; Public Law 99-93 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987; H.R. 2068), 99 Stat. 405, approved August 16, 1985; and by Public Law 101-246 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991; H.R. 3792), 104 Stat. 15, approved February 16, 1990

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AN ACT To authorize the transfer, conveyance, lease, and improvement of, and con-
struction on, certain property in the District of Columbia, for use as a headquar-
ters site for the Organization of American States, as sites for governments of for-
eign countries, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That: in order to
facilitate the conduct of foreign relations by the Department of
State in Washington, District of Columbia, through the creation of
a more propitious atmosphere for the establishment of foreign gov-
ernment and international organization offices and other facilities,
the Secretary of State is authorized to develop in coordination with
the Administrator of General Services for, or to sell, exchange, or
lease; to foreign governments and international organizations prop-
erty owned by the United States in the Northwest sections of the
District of Columbia bounded by Connecticut Avenue, Yuma Street,
36th Street, Reno Road, and Tilden Street, except that portion of
lot 802 in square 1964, the jurisdiction over which was transferred
to the District of Columbia for use as an educational facility, upon
such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe. Every
lease, contract of sale, deed, and other document of transfers shall
provide (a) that the foreign government shall devote the property
transferred to use for legation purposes, or (b) that the internation-
al organization shall devote the property transferred to its official
uses.

SEC. 2.1 Upon the request of any foreign government or international organization and with funds provided by such government or organization in advance, the Secretary of State in conjunction with the Administrator of General Services, is authorized to design, construct, and equip a headquarters building or related facilities on property conveyed described in the first section of this Act.

Sec. 3. The Act of June 20, 1938 (D.C. Code, secs. 5-413 to 5-428), shall not apply to buildings constructed on property transferred or conveyed pursuant to this Act including section 3 of this Act as in effect January 1, 1980. Plans showing the location, height, bulk,

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Sec. 12411) of Public Law 99-93 (99 Stat. 405), amended sec. 2 by striking out “Administrator of General Services” and inserting in lieu thereof “Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Administrator of General Services,”; and by striking out “conveyed pursuant to” and inserting in lieu thereof "described in".

number of stories, and size of, and the provisions for open space and offstreet parking in and around, such buildings shall be approved by the National Capital Planning Commission, and plans showing the height and appearance, color, and texture of the materials of exterior construction of such buildings shall be approved by the Commission of Fine Arts prior to the construction thereof.

SEC. 4.2 (a) The demolition or removal of existing structures, site preparation, and the construction, reconstruction, relocation, and rebuilding of (1) public streets and sidewalks, (2) public sewers and their appurtenances, (3) water mains, fire hydrants, and other parts of the public water supply and distribution system, (4) the fire alarm system, (5) other utilities, (6) facilities for security maintenance, and (7) related improvements necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act, which are within or contiguous to the area described in section 1 of this Act and which are occasioned in carrying out the provisions of this Act, shall be provided by the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Administrator of General Services and the government of the District of Columbia.

(b) The Secretary of State shall periodically advise the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on construction of facilities for security or maintenance under this section.

(c) 3 (1)(A) The Department of State is authorized to require the payment of a fee by other executive agencies of the United States for the lease or use of facilities located at the International Center which are used for the purposes of security and maintenance. Any payments received for lease or use of such facilities shall be credited to the account entitled “International Center, Washington, District of Columbia" and shall be available, without fiscal year limitation, to cover the operation and maintenance expenses of such facilities, including administration, maintenance, utilities, repairs, and alterations.

(B) The authority of subparagraph (A) shall be exercised only to such extent or in such amounts as a re provided in

advance in an appropriation Act. (2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term “Executive agencies” is used within the meaning of section 105 of title 5,

United States Code. SEC. 5. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, without fiscal year limitation, not to exceed $2,200,000 to carry out the purposes of section 5 of this Act: Provided, That such sums as may be appropriated hereunder shall be reimbursed to the Treasury from 4

2 Sec. 124(2) of Public Law 99-93 (99 Stat. 405), added the text of sec. 2(aX6) and the text of sec. 21b).

3 Sec. 120 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 26), added subsec. (c).

Under“Administration of Foreign Affairs; Diplomatic and Consular Programs”, the Depart. ment of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (title V of Public Law 103-121; 107 Stat. 1185) provided: * and in addition not to exceed $1,185,000 shall be derived from fees from other executive agencies for lease or use of facilities located at the International Center in accordance with section 4 of the International Center Act (Public Law 90-553, as amended by section 120 of Public Law 101-246),".

* The text from the beginning of the section to the footnote was added by Public Law 93-40 (87 Stat. 74).

proceeds of the sale, exchange, or lease of property to foreign governments and international organizations as provided for in this first section of this Act. All proceeds received from such sales, exchanges, or leases shall, notwithstanding the provisions of section 3617 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 484) or any other law, be paid into a special account with the Treasurer of the United States, such account to be administered by the Secretary of State for the purposes set out in section 5 of this Act. All sums remaining in such special account after completion of the projects authorized in section 5 shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.5 The Secretary may retain therefrom a reserve for maintenance and security of those public improvements authorized by this Act which have not been conveyed to a government or international organization under the first section of this Act, and for surveys and plans related to development of additional areas within the Nation's Capital for chancery and diplomatic purposes. Amounts in the reserve will be available only to the extent and in such amounts as provided in advance in appropriations Acts.

SEC. 6. This Act may be cited as the International Center Act.

5 The text from the footnote to the end of the Act was added by Public Law 97–186 (96 Stat.

state Resolution 314, 90th Congress (Repos 1 99-14

approved July 19, 1968

RESOLUTION ar verdi. That the Committee on Rules 2 tuministrations s alrcrized to grant approva., for tit Durys of an .: Tue 3, United States Cuae aut uns prescribes Funder of the acceptance, relentIUL 2 waring jy i

Ecer, or employee of the Senate Domination ten. * Tu foreign government in recogniuJU! con service i combat operations or awarato iu zasing or zzly meritorious service.

7. Foreign Gifts and Decorations a. Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of 1966, as amended Public Law 89-673 (S. 2463), 80 Stat. 592, approved October 15, 1966; as amended

by Public Law 90-83 (H.R. 5876), 81 Stat. 195, approved September 11, 1967 AN ACT To grant the consent of the Congress to the acceptance of certain gifts and

decorations from foreign governments, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of 1966". SEC. 2.1 In this Act

(1) The term “person” includes every person who occupies an office or a position in the Government of the United States, its territories and possessions, the Canal Zone government, and the government of the District of Columbia, or is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a member of the family and household of any such person.

(2) The term “foreign government” includes every foreign government and every official, agent, or representative thereof.

(3) The term “gift” includes any present or thing, other than a decoration, tendered by or received from a foreign government.

(4) The term "decoration” includes any order, device, medal, badge, insignia, or emblem tendered by or received from a for

eign government.
Sec. 3.2 [Repealed—1967)
SEC. 4.2 * * [Repealed-1967)
SEC. 5.2 *

[Repealed-1967) Sec. 6.3 Any gift or decoration on deposit with the Department of State on the date of enactment of this Act shall, when approved by the Secretary of State and the appropriate department, agency, office, or other entity, be released to the donee or his legal representative. Such donee may, if authorized, be entitled to wear any decoration so approved. A gift or decoration not approved for re lease, because of any special or unusual circumstances involved, shall be deemed a gift to the United States and shall be deposited by the donee in accordance with the rules and regulations issued pursuant to this Act.

Sec. 7.2 *** (Repealed-1967]
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1 22 U.S.C. 2621.

2 Secs. 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 were repealed by sec. 101b) of Public Law 90-83 (81 Stat. 224). They were superseded by sec. 1(45%c) of Public Law 90-83 (81 Stat. 200), as amended and restated by sec. 515 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1978 (Public Law 95-105; 91 Stat. 862).

3 22 U.S.C. 2625.

b. Senate Resolution 314, 90th Congress (Report No. 90-1427),

approved July 19, 1968

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RESOLUTION Resolved. That the Committee on Rules and Administration is hereby authorized to grant approval, for the purposes of section 7342 of title 5, United States Code, and regulations prescribed thereunder, of the acceptance, retention, and wearing by a Member, officer, or employee of the Senate of a decoration tendered by a foreign government in recognition of active field service in time of combat operations or awarded for other outstanding or unusually meritorious service.

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