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(1) NEGOTIATIONS.—Nothing in this section shall affect the President's existing constitutional authority regarding the time, scope, and objectives of international negotiations.
(2) PRIVATIZATION.—Nothing in this section shall be construed as legislative authorization for the privatization of INTELSAT or Inmarsat, nor to increase the President's authority with respect to negotiations concerning such privatiza
tion. SEC. 6. (15 U.S.C. 78dd-1 note] ENFORCEMENT AND MONITORING.
(a) REPORTS REQUIRED.-Not later than July 1 of 1999 and each of the 5 succeeding years, the Secretary of Commerce shall submit to the House of Representatives and the Senate a report that contains the following information with respect to implementation of the Convention:
(1) RATIFICATION.-A list of the countries that have ratified the Convention, the dates of ratification by such countries, and the entry into force for each such country.
(2) DOMESTIC LEGISLATION.-A description of domestic laws enacted by each party to the Convention that implement commitments under the Convention, and assessment of the compatibility of such laws with the Convention.
(3) ENFORCEMENT.—As assessment of the measures taken by each party to the Convention during the previous year to fulfill its obligations under the Convention and achieve its object and purpose including
(A) an assessment of the enforcement of the domestic laws described in paragraph (2);
(B) an assessment of the efforts by each such party to promote public awareness of such domestic laws and the achievement of such object and purpose; and
(C) an assessment of the effectiveness, transparency, and viability of the monitoring process for the Convention, including its inclusion of input from the private sector and nongovernmental organizations.
(4) LAWS PROHIBITING TAX DEDUCTION OF BRIBES.—An explanation of the domestic laws enacted by each party to the Convention that would prohibit the deduction of bribes in the computation of domestic taxes.
(5) NEW SIGNATORIES.-A description of efforts to expand international participation in the Convention by adding new signatories to the Convention and by assuring that all countries which are or become members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are also parties to the Convention.
(6) SUBSEQUENT EFFORTS.—An assessment of the status of efforts to strengthen the Convention by extending the prohibitions contained in the Convention to cover bribes to political parties, party officials, and candidates for political office.
(7) ADVANTAGES.—Advantages, in terms of immunities, market access, or otherwise, in the countries or regions served by the organizations described in section 5(a), the reason for such advantages, and an assessment of progress toward fulfilling the policy described in that section.
(8) BRIBERY AND TRANSPARENCY.-An assessment of antibribery programs and transparency with respect to each of the international organizations covered by this Act.
(9) PRIVATE SECTOR REVIEW.-A description of the steps taken to ensure full involvement of United States private sector participants and representatives of nongovernmental organizations in the monitoring and implementation of the Convention.
(10) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—In consultation with the private sector participants and representatives of nongovernmental organizations described in paragraph (9), a list of additional means for enlarging the scope of the Convention and otherwise increasing its effectiveness. Such additional means shall include, but not be limited to, improved recordkeeping provisions and the desirability of expanding the applicability of the Convention to additional individuals and organizations and the impact on United States business of section 30A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and sections 104 and 104A of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.
(b) DEFINITION.- For purposes of this section, the term “Convention" means the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions adopted on November 21, 1997, and signed on December 17, 1997, by the United States and 32 other nations.
SEC. 3001. COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR SPECTRUM.
(a) COMMISSION OBLIGATION TO MAKE ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM AVAILABLE.—The Federal Communications Commission shall
(1) reallocate the use of frequencies at 2305–2320 megahertz and 2345–2360 megahertz to wireless services that are consistent with international agreements concerning spectrum allocations; and
(2) assign the use of such frequencies by competitive bidding pursuant to section 3096) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 309(j)).
(b) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.-In making the bands of frequencies described in subsection (a) available for competitive bidding, the Commission shall
(1) seek to promote the most efficient use of the spectrum; and
(2) take into account the needs of public safety radio seryices.
(c) EXPEDITED PROCEDURES.—The Commission shall commence the competitive bidding for the assignment of the frequencies described in subsection (a)(1) no later than April 15, 1997. The rules governing such frequencies shall be effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register notwithstanding section 553(d), 801(a)(3), and 806(a) of title 5, United States Code. Chapter 6 of such title, and sections 3507 and 3512 of title 44, United States Code, shall not apply to the rules and competitive bidding procedures governing such frequencies. Notwithstanding section 309(b) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 309(b)), no application for an instrument of authorization for such frequencies shall be granted by the Commission earlier than 7 days following issuance of public notice by the Commission of the acceptance for filing of such application or of any substantial amendment thereto. Notwithstanding section 309(d)(1) of such Act (47 U.S.C. 309(d)(1)), the Commission may specify a period (no less than 5 days following issuance of such public notice) for the filing of petitions to deny any application for an instrument of authorization for such frequencies.
1 This Act is Public Law 104–208, enacted Sept. 30, 1996 (110 Stat. 3009_499).