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H.R. 4661 (ih) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service at Tall Timbers Village Square, United States Route 19 South, in Thomasville, Georgia, as the ``Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper Station''. ...
105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4660 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 9 (legislative day, October 2), 1998 Received _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual for the commission of an act, or conspiracy to act, of international terrorism, narcotics related offenses, or for serious violations of international humanitarian law relating to the Former Yugoslavia, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CHANGES IN DEPARTMENT OF STATE REWARDS PROGRAM. (a) Increase in Maximum Amount of Award.--Section 36(c) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2708(c)) is amended by striking ``$2,000,000'' and inserting ``$5,000,000''. (b) Increase in Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 36(g) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2708(g)) is amended in the first sentence by striking ``$5,000,000'' and inserting ``$10,000,000''. SEC. 2. REWARDS FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING INDIVIDUALS SOUGHT FOR SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW RELATING TO THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA. The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended by adding after section 36 the following new section: ``SEC. 36A. REWARDS FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING INDIVIDUALS SOUGHT FOR SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW RELATING TO THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA. ``(a) Authority.--In the sole discretion of the Secretary of State (except as provided in subsection (b)(2)) and in consultation, as appropriate, with the Attorney General, the Secretary may pay a reward to any individual who furnishes information leading to-- ``(1) the arrest or conviction in any country, or ``(2) the transfer to, or conviction by, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, of any individual who is the subject of an indictment confirmed by a judge of such tribunal for serious violations of international humanitarian law as defined under the statute of such tribunal. ``(b) Procedures.-- ``(1) Subject to paragraph (3), the offering, administration, and payment of rewards under this section, including procedures for-- ``(A) identifying individuals, organizations, and offenses with respect to which rewards will be offered; ``(B) the publication of rewards; ``(C) the offering of joint rewards with foreign governments; ``(D) the receipt and analysis of data; and ``(E) the payment and approval of payment, shall be governed by procedures developed by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General. ``(2) Before making a reward under this section in a matter over which there is Federal criminal jurisdiction, the Secretary of State shall obtain the concurrence of the Attorney General. ``(3) Rewards under this section shall be subject to any requirements or limitations that apply to rewards under section 36 with respect to the ineligibility of government employees for rewards, maximum reward amount, and procedures for the approval and certification of rewards for payment. ``(c) Reference.--For the purposes of subsection (a), the statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia means the Annex to the Report of the Secretary General of the United Nations pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council Resolution 827 (1993) (S/ 25704). ``(d) Determination of the Secretary.--All determinations of the Secretary of State under this section shall be final and conclusive and shall not be subject to judicial review. ``(e) Funding.-- ``(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of State $1,000,000 for fiscal year 1999, $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2000, and $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2001 to carry out this section. ``(2) Amounts appropriated under paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended. ``(f) Priority.--In the administration and payment of rewards under the rewards program of section 36, the Secretary of State shall ensure that priority is given for payments to individuals described in section 36 and that funds paid under this section are paid only after any and all due and payable demands are met under section 36.''. SEC. 3. VIOLATIONS RELATING TO MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS. Section 38(g)(1)(A)(iii) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(g)(1)(A)(iii)) is amended by adding at the end before the comma the following: ``or section 2339A of such title (relating to providing material support to terrorists)''. Passed the House of Representatives October 8, 1997. Attest: ROBIN H. CARLE, Clerk.
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