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PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 110 STAT. 2445 (4) The Secretary shall also submit an annual report to the Reports, committees specified in subsection (e)(1) on the design improvements proposed by the two shipbuilders under paragraph (1) for incorporation on any of the four submarines and on the degree to which design information on the base design and design improvements has been shared between the shipbuilders. Each annual report shall set forth each design improvement proposed and whether that proposal was— (A) reviewed, approved, and funded by the Navy; (B) reviewed and approved, but not funded; or (C) not approved, in which case the report shall include the reasons therefor and any views of the shipyard making the proposal. (5) The reports referred to in paragraphs (3) and (4) shall be submitted concurrently with the annual revisions to the Secretary of Defense's nuclear attack submarine plan required by section 131(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 110 Stat. 209). (h) SERIAL PRODUCTION. — The Secretary of Defense shall modify the plan relating to development of a program leading to production of a more capable and less expensive submarine than the New Attack Submarine that was submitted to Congress pursuant to section 131(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 in order to provide in such plan the option for selection of a design for a next submarine for serial production not earlier than fiscal year 2002 (rather than fiscal year 2003, as provided in paragraph (3)(B) of such section 131(c)). (i) REFERENCES TO SHIPBUILDERS.— For purposes of this section— (1) the shipbuilder referred to as "Electric Boat Division" is the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation; and (2) the shipbuilder referred to as "Newport News Shipbuilding" is the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Cj) SUBMARINES DEFINED BY REFERENCE TO FISCAL YEAR. — For purposes of this section— (1) the term "fiscal year 1998 submarine" means the submarine referred to in subsection (a)(1)(B); and (2) the term "fiscal year 1999 submarine" means the submarine referred to in subsection (a)(1)(C). SEC. 122. ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS DESTROYER PROGRAM. (a) FUNDING.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), funds authorized to be appropriated by section 102(a)(3) may be made available for contracts entered into during fiscal year 1996 under subsection (b)(1) of section 135 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 110 Stat. 211) for construction for the third of the three Arleigh Burke class destroyers covered by that subsection. Such funds are in addition to amounts made available for such contracts by the second sentence of subsection (a) of that section. (2) Subject to paragraph (3), funds authorized to be appropriated by section 102(a)(3) may be made available for contracts entered into during fiscal year 1997 under subsection (b)(2) of such section 135 for construction (including advance procurement) for the Arleigh Burke class destroyers covered by such subsection (b)(2).