PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007
121 STAT. 2335
stating that such parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes are fully paid. (b) Funds withheld from obligation pursuant to subsection (a) may be made available for other programs or activities funded by this Act, after consultation with and subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, provided that no such funds shall be made available for assistance for the central government of a foreign country that has not paid the total amount of the fully adjudicated parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes owed by such country. (c) Subsection (a) shall not include amounts that have been withheld under any other provision of law. (d)(1) The Secretary of State may waive the requirements set forth in subsection (a) with respect to parking fines and penalties no sooner than 60 days from the date of enactment of this Act, or at any time with respect to a particular country, if the Secretary determines that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so. (2) The Secretary of State may waive the requirements set forth in subsection (a) with respect to the unpaid property taxes if the Secretary of State determines that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so. (e) Not later than 6 months after the initial exercise of the waiver authority in subsection (d), the Secretary of State, after consultations with the City of New York, shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing a strategy, including a timetable and steps currently being taken, to collect the parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes and interest owed by nations receiving foreign assistance under this Act. (f) In this section: (1) The term ‘‘fully adjudicated’’ includes circumstances in which the person to whom the vehicle is registered— (A)(i) has not responded to the parking violation summons; or (ii) has not followed the appropriate adjudication procedure to challenge the summons; and (B) the period of time for payment of or challenge to the summons has lapsed. (2) The term ‘‘parking fines and penalties’’ means parking fines and penalties— (A) owed to— (i) the District of Columbia; or (ii) New York, New York; and (B) incurred during the period April 1, 1997, through September 30, 2007. (3) The term ‘‘unpaid property taxes’’ means the amount of unpaid taxes and interest determined to be owed by a foreign country on real property in the District of Columbia or New York, New York in a court order or judgment entered against such country by a court of the United States or any State or subdivision thereof.
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LIMITATION ON ASSISTANCE FOR THE PLO FOR THE WEST BANK AND GAZA
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SEC. 644. None of the funds appropriated under titles II through V of this Act may be obligated for assistance for the Palestine
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