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PUBLIC LAW 104-205—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 2979 section, positions shall be counted on a full-time-equivalent basis. (2) ENFORCEMENT. —The President, through the Office of President. Management and Budget, shall monitor each agency and take any action necessary to ensure that the requirements of this subsection are met. (g) EFFECTIVE DATE. —This section shall take effect October 1, 1996. SEC. 350. Treatment of Certain Pending Child Custody Cases in Superior Court of District of Columbia.— (a) IN GENERAL.— Subchapter II of chapter 9 of title 11, District of Columbia Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: §11-925. Rules regarding certain pending child custody cases. "(a) In any pending case involving custody over a minor child or the visitation rights of a parent of a minor child in the Superior Court which is described in subsection (b)— "(1) at anytime after the child attains 13 years of age, the party to the case who is described in subsection (b)(l) may not have custody over, or visitation rights with, the child without the child's consent; and "(2) if any person had actual or legal custody over the child or offered safe refuge to the child while the case (or other actions relating to the case) was pending, the court may not deprive the person of custody or visitation rights over the child or otherwise impose sanctions on the person on the grounds that the person had such custody or offered such refuge. "(b) A case described in this subsection is a case in which— "(1) the child asserts that a party to the case has been sexually abusive with the child; "(2) the child has resided outside of the United States for not less than 24 consecutive months; "(3) any of the parties to the case has denied custody or visitation to another party in violation of gin order of the court for not less than 24 consecutive months; and "(4) any of the parties to the case has lived outside of the District of Columbia during such period of denial of custody or visitation.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. — The table of sections for subchapter II of chapter 9 of title 11, D.C. Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "11-925. Rules regarding certain pending child custody cases.". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.— Applicability. (1) IN GENERAL. — The amendments made by this section shall apply to cases brought in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) CONTINUATION OF PROVISIONS UNTIL TERMINATION. — The provisions of section 11-925, District of Columbia Code (as added by subsection (a)), shall apply to any case described in paragraph (1) until the termination of the case. SEC. 351. Not later than December 31, 1997, the Administrator 49 USC 40110 of the Federal Aviation Administration shall— note.