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                                                       Calendar No. 519
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3707


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 29, 2000

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

                             April 20, 2000

Reported under authority of the order of the Senate of April 13, 2000, 
                    by Mr. Helms, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
To authorize funds for the construction of a facility in Taipei, Taiwan 
     suitable for the mission of the American Institute in Taiwan.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``American Institute in 
Taiwan Facilities Enhancement Act''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. FINDINGS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    The Congress finds that--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) in the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 (22 U.S.C. 
        3301 et seq.), the Congress established the American Institute 
        in Taiwan (hereafter in this Act referred to as ``AIT''), a 
        nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, 
        to carry out on behalf of the United States Government any and 
        all programs, transactions, and other relations with 
        Taiwan;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) the Congress has recognized AIT for the 
        successful role it has played in sustaining and enhancing 
        United States relations with Taiwan;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) the Taipei office of AIT is housed in 
        buildings which were not originally designed for the important 
        functions that AIT performs, whose location does not provide 
        adequate security for its employees, and which, because they 
        are almost 50 years old, have become increasingly expensive to 
        maintain;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) the aging state of the AIT office building in 
        Taipei is neither conducive to the safety and welfare of AIT's 
        American and local employees nor commensurate with the level of 
        contact that exists between the United States and 
        Taiwan;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) because of the unofficial character of United 
        States relations with Taiwan, the Department of State is not 
        responsible for funding the construction of a new office 
        building for the Taipei office of AIT;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) AIT has made a good faith effort to set aside 
        funds for the construction of a new office building, but these 
        funds will be insufficient to construct a building that is 
        large and secure enough to meet AIT's current and future needs; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) because the Congress established AIT and has a 
        strong interest in United States relations with Taiwan, the 
        Congress has a special responsibility to ensure that AIT's 
        requirements for safe and appropriate office quarters are 
        met.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated the sum of $75,000,000 to AIT--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) for plans for a new facility and, if 
        necessary, residences or other structures located in close 
        physical proximity to such facility, in Taipei, Taiwan, for AIT 
        to carry out its purposes under the Taiwan Relations Act; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) for acquisition by purchase or construction of 
        such facility, residences, or other structures.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Limitations.--Funds appropriated pursuant to 
subsection (a) may only be used if the new facility described in that 
subsection meets all requirements applicable to the security of United 
States diplomatic facilities, including the requirements in the Omnibus 
Diplomatic Security and Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986 (22 U.S.C. 4801 et 
seq.) and the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 
1999 (as enacted by section 1000(a)(7) of Public Law 106-113; 113 Stat 
1501A-451), except for those requirements which the Director of AIT 
certifies to the Committee on International Relations of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate 
are not applicable on account of the special status of AIT.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Availability of Funds.--Amounts appropriated pursuant 
to subsection (a) are authorized to remain available until 
expended.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``American Institute in Taiwan 
Facilities Enhancement Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (1) in the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 (22 U.S.C. 3301 et 
        seq.), the Congress established the American Institute in 
        Taiwan (hereafter in this Act referred to as ``AIT''), a 
        nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, 
        to carry out on behalf of the United States Government any and 
        all programs, transactions, and other relations with Taiwan;
            (2) the Congress has recognized AIT for the successful role 
        it has played in sustaining and enhancing United States 
        relations with Taiwan;
            (3) the Taipei office of AIT is housed in buildings which 
        were not originally designed for the important functions that 
        AIT performs, whose location does not provide adequate security 
        for its employees, and which, because they are almost 50 years 
        old, have become increasingly expensive to maintain;
            (4) the aging state of the AIT office building in Taipei is 
        neither conducive to the safety and welfare of AIT's American 
        and local employees nor commensurate with the level of contact 
        that exists between the United States and Taiwan;
            (5) AIT has made a good faith effort to set aside funds for 
        the construction of a new office building, but these funds will 
        be insufficient to construct a building that is large and 
        secure enough to meet AIT's current and future needs; and
            (6) because the Congress established AIT and has a strong 
        interest in United States relations with Taiwan, the Congress 
        has a special responsibility to ensure that AIT's requirements 
        for safe and appropriate office quarters are met.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated the sum of $75,000,000 to AIT--
            (1) for plans for a new facility and, if necessary, 
        residences or other structures located in close physical 
        proximity to such facility, in Taipei, Taiwan, for AIT to carry 
        out its purposes under the Taiwan Relations Act; and
            (2) for acquisition by purchase or construction of such 
        facility, residences, or other structures.
    (b) Limitations.--Funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) may 
only be used if the new facility described in that subsection meets all 
requirements applicable to the security of United States diplomatic 
facilities, including the requirements in the Omnibus Diplomatic 
Security and Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986 (22 U.S.C. 4801 et seq.) and 
the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (as 
enacted by section 1000(a)(7) of Public Law 106-113; 113 Stat 1501A-
451), except for those requirements which the Director of AIT certifies 
to the Committee on International Relations of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate 
are not applicable on account of the special status of AIT. In making 
such certification, the Director shall also certify that security 
considerations permit the exercise of the waiver of such requirements.
    (c) Availability of Funds.--Amounts appropriated pursuant to 
subsection (a) are authorized to remain available until expended.
                                                       Calendar No. 519

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 3707

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

To authorize funds for the construction of a facility in Taipei, Taiwan 
     suitable for the mission of the American Institute in Taiwan.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             April 20, 2000

                       Reported with an amendment

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