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          FOREIGN RELATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT, FISCAL YEAR 2003

[[Page 116 STAT. 1350]]

Public Law 107-228
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 
2003, to authorize appropriations under the Arms Export Control Act and 
 the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for security assistance for fiscal 
   year 2003, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 30, 2002 -  [H.R. 
                                1646]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Foreign 
Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003.>> 

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 22 USC 2651 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Year 2003''.

SEC. 2. ORGANIZATION OF ACT INTO DIVISIONS; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Divisions.--This Act is organized into two divisions as follows:
            (1) Division a.--Department of State Authorization Act, 
        Fiscal Year 2003.
            (2) Division b.--Security Assistance Act of 2002.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.
Sec. 3. Definitions.

   DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AUTHORIZATION ACT, FISCAL YEAR 2003

Sec. 101. Short title.

                TITLE I--AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS

                     Subtitle A--Department of State

Sec. 111. Administration of foreign affairs.
Sec. 112. United States educational, cultural, and public diplomacy 
           programs.
Sec. 113. Contributions to international organizations.
Sec. 114. International Commissions.
Sec. 115. Migration and refugee assistance.
Sec. 116. Grants to The Asia Foundation.

     Subtitle B--United States International Broadcasting Activities

Sec. 121. Authorizations of appropriations.

        TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AUTHORITIES AND ACTIVITIES

              Subtitle A--Basic Authorities and Activities

Sec. 201. Emergency evacuation services.
Sec. 202. Special agent authorities.
Sec. 203. International Litigation Fund.
Sec. 204. State Department records of overseas deaths of United States 
           citizens from nonnatural causes.
Sec. 205. Foreign Relations Historical Series.

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Sec. 206. Expansion of eligibility for award of certain construction 
           contracts.
Sec. 207. International Chancery Center.
Sec. 208. Travel to Great Lakes fisheries meetings.
Sec. 209. Correction of Fishermen's Protective Act of 1967.
Sec. 210. Use of funds received by the International Boundary and Water 
           Commission.
Sec. 211. Fee collections relating to intercountry adoptions and 
           affidavits of support.
Sec. 212. Annual reports on compliance with The Hague Convention on the 
           Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Sec. 213. Repeal of provision regarding housing for Foreign Agricultural 
           Attaches.
Sec. 214. United States policy with respect to Jerusalem as the capital 
           of Israel.
Sec. 215. Report concerning efforts to promote Israel's diplomatic 
           relations with other countries.
Sec. 216. Continuation of reporting requirements.

   Subtitle B--Educational, Cultural, and Public Diplomacy Authorities

Sec. 221. Fulbright-Hays Act authorities.
Sec. 222. Extension of requirement for scholarships for Tibetans and 
           Burmese.
Sec. 223. Plan for achievement of public diplomacy objectives.
Sec. 224. Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy.
Sec. 225. Allocation of funds for ``American Corners'' in the Russian 
           Federation.
Sec. 226. Report relating to Commission on Security and Cooperation in 
           Europe.
Sec. 227. Amendments to the Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000.
Sec. 228. Ethical issues in international health research.
Sec. 229. Conforming amendments.

                    Subtitle C--Consular Authorities

Sec. 231. Report on visa issuance to inadmissible aliens.
Sec. 232. Denial of entry into United States of Chinese and other 
           nationals engaged in coerced organ or bodily tissue 
           transplantation.
Sec. 233. Processing of visa applications.
Sec. 234. Machine readable visas.

                   Subtitle D--Migration and Refugees

Sec. 241. Prohibition on funding the involuntary return of refugees.
Sec. 242. United States membership in the International Organization for 
           Migration.
Sec. 243. Report on overseas refugee processing.

    TITLE III--ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Subtitle A--Organizational Matters

Sec. 301. Comprehensive workforce plan.
Sec. 302. ``Rightsizing'' overseas posts.
Sec. 303. Qualifications of certain officers of the Department of State.

                      Subtitle B--Personnel Matters

Sec. 311. Thomas Jefferson Star for Foreign Service.
Sec. 312. Presidential rank awards.
Sec. 313. Foreign Service National Savings Fund.
Sec. 314. Clarification of separation for cause.
Sec. 315. Dependents on family visitation travel.
Sec. 316. Health education and disease prevention programs.
Sec. 317. Correction of time limitation for grievance filing.
Sec. 318. Training authorities.
Sec. 319. Unaccompanied air baggage.
Sec. 320. Emergency medical advance payments.
Sec. 321. Retirement credit for certain Government service performed 
           abroad.
Sec. 322. Computation of Foreign Service retirement annuities as if 
           Washington, D.C., locality-based comparability payments were 
           made to overseas-stationed Foreign Service members.
Sec. 323. Plan for improving recruitment of veterans into the Foreign 
           Service.
Sec. 324. Report concerning minority employment.
Sec. 325. Use of funds authorized for minority recruitment.
Sec. 326. Assignments and details of personnel to the American Institute 
           in Taiwan.
Sec. 327. Annual reports on foreign language competence.
Sec. 328. Travel of children of members of the Foreign Service assigned 
           abroad.

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                  TITLE IV--INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Sec. 401. Payment of third installment of arrearages.
Sec. 402. Limitation on the United States share of assessments for 
           United Nations peacekeeping operations in calendar years 2001 
           through 2004.
Sec. 403. Limitation on the United States share of assessments for 
           United Nations regular budget.
Sec. 404. Promotion of sound financial practices by the United Nations.
Sec. 405. Reports to Congress on United Nations activities.
Sec. 406. Use of secret ballots within the United Nations.
Sec. 407. Sense of Congress relating to membership of the United States 
           in UNESCO.
Sec. 408. United States membership on the United Nations Commission on 
           Human Rights and International Narcotics Control Board.
Sec. 409. Plan for enhanced Department of State efforts to place United 
           States citizens in positions of employment in the United 
           Nations and its specialized agencies.

      TITLE V--UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING ACTIVITIES

Sec. 501. Modification of limitation on grant amounts to RFE/RL, 
           Incorporated.
Sec. 502. Pay parity for senior executives of RFE/RL, Incorporated.
Sec. 503. Authority to contract for local broadcasting services outside 
           the United States.
Sec. 504. Personal services contracting pilot program.
Sec. 505. Travel by Voice of America correspondents.
Sec. 506. Report on broadcasting personnel.
Sec. 507. Conforming amendments.

                   TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

          Subtitle A--Middle East Peace Commitments Act of 2002

Sec. 601. Short title.
Sec. 602. Findings.
Sec. 603. Reports.
Sec. 604. Imposition of sanctions.

                        Subtitle B--Tibet Policy

Sec. 611. Short title.
Sec. 612. Statement of purpose.
Sec. 613. Tibet negotiations.
Sec. 614. Reporting on Tibet.
Sec. 615. Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of 
           China.
Sec. 616. Economic development in Tibet.
Sec. 617. Release of prisoners and access to prisons.
Sec. 618. Establishment of a United States branch office in Lhasa, 
           Tibet.
Sec. 619. Requirement for Tibetan language training.
Sec. 620. Religious persecution in Tibet.
Sec. 621. United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.

      Subtitle C--East Timor Transition to Independence Act of 2002

Sec. 631. Short title.
Sec. 632. Bilateral assistance.
Sec. 633. Multilateral assistance.
Sec. 634. Trade and investment assistance.
Sec. 635. Generalized System of Preferences.
Sec. 636. Authority for radio broadcasting.
Sec. 637. Security assistance for East Timor.
Sec. 638. Reporting requirement.

          Subtitle D--Clean Water for the Americas Partnership

Sec. 641. Short title.
Sec. 642. Definitions.
Sec. 643. Establishment of program.
Sec. 644. Environmental assessment.
Sec. 645. Establishment of Technology America Centers.
Sec. 646. Promotion of water quality, water treatment systems, and 
           energy efficiency.
Sec. 647. Grants for prefeasibility studies within a designated 
           subregion.
Sec. 648. Clean Water Technical Support Committee.
Sec. 649. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 650. Report.

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Sec. 651. Termination date.
Sec. 652. Effective date.

               Subtitle E--Freedom Investment Act of 2002

Sec. 661. Short title.
Sec. 662. Purposes.
Sec. 663. Human rights activities at the Department of State.
Sec. 664. Human Rights and Democracy Fund.
Sec. 665. Reports on actions taken by the United States to encourage 
           respect for human rights.

   Subtitle F--Elimination and Streamlining of Reporting Requirements

Sec. 671. Elimination of certain reporting requirements.
Sec. 672. Biennial reports on programs to encourage good governance.

                        Subtitle G--Other Matters

Sec. 681. Amendments to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
Sec. 682. Amendments to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence 
           Protection Act of 2000.
Sec. 683. Annual human rights country reports on child soldiers.
Sec. 684. Extension of authority for Caucus on International Narcotics 
           Control.
Sec. 685. Participation of South Asian countries in international law 
           enforcement.
Sec. 686. Payment of anti-terrorism judgments.
Sec. 687. Reports on participation by small businesses in procurement 
           contracts of USAID.
Sec. 688. Program to improve building construction and practices in 
           Latin American countries.
Sec. 689. Sense of Congress relating to HIV/AIDS and United Nations 
           peacekeeping operations.
Sec. 690. Sense of Congress relating to Magen David Adom Society.
Sec. 691. Sense of Congress regarding the location of Peace Corps 
           offices abroad.
Sec. 692. Sense of Congress relating to resolution of the Taiwan Strait 
           issue.
Sec. 693. Sense of Congress relating to display of the American flag at 
           the American Institute in Taiwan.
Sec. 694. Reports on activities in Colombia.
Sec. 695. Report on United States-sponsored activities in Colombia.
Sec. 696. Report on extradition policy and practice. 
Sec. 697. Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Sec. 698. United States Envoy for Peace in Sudan.
Sec. 699. Transfer of proscribed weapons to persons or entities in the 
           West Bank and Gaza.
Sec. 700. Sense of Congress relating to arsenic contamination in 
           drinking water in Bangladesh.

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