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S. 803 (106th): A bill to make the International Olympic Committee subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 14, 1999 (Introduced).


S 803 IS

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 803

To make the International Olympic Committee subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 14, 1999

Mr. MCCAIN (for himself and Mr. WYDEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


A BILL

To make the International Olympic Committee subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT OF FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT.

    Section 104(h)(2)(B) of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 U.S.C. 78dd-2(h)(2)(B)) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as clauses (ii) and (iii), respectively; and

      (2) by inserting before clause (ii), as redesignated, the following:

          ‘(i) the International Olympic Committee;’.

SEC. 2. CERTAIN PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES NOT AVAILABLE.

    Section 2 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288a) is amended--

      (1) by inserting after ‘International organizations’ in subdivision (b) the following: ‘(other than the International Olympic Committee)’;

      (2) by inserting after ‘organizations’ each place it appears in subdivisions (c) and (d) the following: ‘(other than the International Olympic Committee)’.

SEC. 3. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.

    The Congress finds that currently the International Olympic Committee embargoes the minutes of its general session meetings for 10 years and its executive session meetings for 20 years. It is the sense of the Congress that the Internationl Olympic Committee should make every effort--

      (1) to open its meetings; and

      (2) to release the minutes of its meetings in a timely fashion.