|"JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT OF 1995"
US SENATE BILL "S. 1332"
|SECTION 4. FISCAL YEARS 1996 and 1997 FUNDING.
"(a) FISCAL YEAR 1996. Of the funds authorized to be appropriated for 'Acquisition and Maintenace of Buildings Abroad' for the Department of State in fiscal year 1996, not less than $25,000,000 should be made available until expended only for construction and other costs associated with the establishment of the United States Embassy in Israel in the capital of Jerusalem.
"SECTION 5. REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION.
"Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate detailing the Department of State's plan to imple-ment this Act. Such report shall include -
"(1) estimated dates of completion for each phase of the establishment of the United States Embassy, including site identification, land acquisition, architectural, engineering and construction surveys, site preparation, and construction, and
"(2) an estimate of the funding necessary to implement this Act, including all costs associated with establishing the United States Embassy in Israel in the capital of Jerusalem.
"SECTION 6. SEMIANNUAL REPORTS.
"At the time of the submission of the President's fiscal year 1997 budget request, and every six months thereafter, the Secretary of State shall report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on the progress made toward opening the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.
"SECTION 7. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.
"(a) WAIVER AUTHORITY.
"(1) Beginning on October 1, 1998, the President may suspend the limitation set forth in
section 3( b) for a period of six months if he determines and reports to Congress in advance
that such suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.
"(2) The President may suspend such limitation for an additional six month period at the
end of any period during which the suspension is in effect under this subsection if the
President determines and reports to Congress in advance of the additional suspension
that the additional suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the U.S.
"(3) A report under paragraph (1) or (2) shall include:
"(A) A statement of the interests affected by the limitation that the President seeks
to suspend, and
"(B) a discussion of the manner in which the limitation affects the interests.
"(b) APPLICABILITY OF WAIVER TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. If the President exercises the authority set forth in sub-section (a) in a fiscal year, the limitation set forth in section 3(b) shall apply to funds appropriated in the following fiscal year for the purpose set forth in such section 3(b) except to the extent that the limitation is suspended in such following fiscal year by reason of the exercise of the authority in subsection (a).
SECTION 8. DEFINITION.
"As used in this Act, the term 'United States Embassy' means the offices of the United States diplomatic mission and the residence of the United States chief of mission.