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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-92 (b) Section 433(b)(5) (title 11, App. 433) is amended to read as follows: "(5) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation for services rendered in connection with their official duties on the Commission.". MuLTiYEAR CONTRACTS SEC. 134. Section 451 of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Grovernmental Reorganization Act of 1973, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 803; Public Law 93-198; D.C. Code, sec. 1-1130), is amended by adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows: "(c)(1) The District may enter into multiyear contracts to obtain goods and services for which funds would otherwise be available for obligation only within the fiscal year for which appropriated. "(2) If the funds are not made available for the continuation of such a contract into a subsequent fiscal year, the contract shall be cancelled or terminated, and the cost of cancellation or termination may be paid from— "(A) appropriations originally available for the performance of the contract concerned; "(B) appropriations currently available for procurement of the type of acquisition covered by the contract, and not otherwise obligated; or "(C) funds appropriated for those payments. "(3) No contract entered into under this section shall be valid unless the Mayor submits the contract to the Council for its approval and the Council approves the contract (in accordance with criteria established by act of the Council). The Council shall be required to take affii*mative action to approve the contract within 45 days. If no action is taken to approve the contract within 45 calendar days, the contract shall be deemed disapproved.". CALCULATED REAL PROPERTY TAX RATE RESCISSION AND REAL PROPERTY TAX FREEZE SEC. 135. The District of Columbia Real Property Tax Revision Act of 1974, approved September 3, 1974 (88 Stat. 1051; D.C. Code, sec. 47-801 et seq.), is amended as follows: (1) Section 412 (D.C. Code, sec. 47-812) is amended as follows: (A) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the third and fourth sentences and inserting the following sentences in their place: "If the Council does extend the time for establishing the rates of taxation on real property, it must establish those rates for the tax year by permanent legislation. If the Council does not establish the rates of taxation of real property by October 15, and does not extend the time for establishing rates, the rates of taxation applied for the prior year shall be the rates of taxation applied during the tax year.". (B) A new subsection (a-2) is added to read as follows: "(a-2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the real property tax rates for taxable real property in the District of Columbia for the tax year beginning October 1, 1995, and ending September 30, 1996, shall be the same rates