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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2208 5 USC 73b-l. New York.

Taxes. Contracts.

PUBLIC LAW 100-459—OCT. 1, 1988 1946, as amended by section 311 of the Oversesis Differentials and Allowances Act. "(2) Make available in New York to no more than 18 foreign service employees of the staff of the United States Mission to the United Nations, other representatives, and no more than two employees who serve at the pleasure of the Representative, living quarters leased or rented by the United States (for periods not exceeding ten years). The number of employees to which such quarters will be made available shall be determined by the Secretary and shall reflect a significant reduction over the number of persons eligible for housing benefits as of the date of enactment of this provision. No employee may occupy a unit under this provision if the unit is owned by the employee. The Secretary shall require that each employee occupying housing under this subsection contribute to the Department of State a percentage of his or her base salary, in an amount to be determined by the Secretary of State, toward the cost of such housing. The Secretary may reduce such payments to the extent of income taxes paid on the vsdue of the leased or rented quarters any pa5niients made by employees to the Department of State for occupancy by them of living quarters leased or rented under this section shall be credited to the appropriation, fund, or account utilized by the Secretary of State for such lease or rental or to the appropriation, fund, or account currently available for such purpose. "(4) The Inspector General shall review the program established by this section no later than December 1989 and periodically thereafter with a view to increasing cost savings and making other appropriate recommendations.'. (c) TRANSITION PROVISIONS.—

Effective date. 22 USC 287e-l note. Teixes. Termination date.

(1) Provisions set forth in this section shall be effective July 1, 1989. (2) In the event that taxes paid by an employee on the benefit provided under subsection (2) of section 9 exceed the contribution amount computed as a percentage of base salary under that subsection, the Department of State may reimburse the employee up to the amount of such differential for the period from the date of enactment of this Act through July 1, 1989. SEC. 305. Notwithstanding section 130 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988-89 and section 414 of the Diplomatic Security Act and any other provisions of law, such funds as are authorized, or that may be authorized, under the Diplomatic Security Act or any other statute, and appropriated to the Department of State under this or any other Act, may be hereafter obligated or expended for site acquisition, development, and construction of two new diplomatic facilities in Israel, Jerusalem, or the West Bank, provided that each facility (A) equally preserves the ability of the United States to locate its Ambassador or its Consul General at that site, consistent with United States policy; (B) shall not be denominated as the United States Embassy or Consulate until after construction of both facilities has begun, and construction of one facility has been completed, or is near completion; and (C) unless security considerations require otherwise, commences operation simultaneously. SEC. 306. (a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) The Senate in Public Law 99-399 and S. Res. 31 has twice called on the Secretary of State to review United States policy