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Text of A bill granting the consent of the Congress to the amendments to the Susquehanna River Basin Compact.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 14, 1986. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 14, 1986 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

PUBLIC LAW 99-468—OCT. 14, 1986                                100 STAT. 1193

Public Law 99-468
99th Congress
                                  An Act
Granting the consent of the Congress to the amendments to the Susquehanna River     Oct. 14, 1986
                                 Basin Compact.                                      [H.R. 2971]
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS TO SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMPACT.
  (a) CONSENT OF CONGRESS.—The consent of the Congress is hereby                  New York.
given to the amendments, described in subsection OJ), to the Susque-              Pennsylvania.
hanna River Basin Compact, entered into by the States of New                      Maryland.
York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland and consented to by the Con-
gress in the Act of December 24,1970 (84 Stat. 1509).
  (b) DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENTS.—The amendments referred to
in subsection (a) have been ratified by the States described in such
subsection and have the effect of—
       (1) amending section 13.9 of Article 13 of the Susquehanna
     River Basin Compact (84 Stat. 1528) to read as follows:
       "13.9 Interest. Bonds shall bear interest at such rate as the              Securities.
     commission shall determine, payable annually and semi-an-
     nually."; and
       (2) amending section 13.13 of such article (84 Stat. 1528) to
     read as follows:
       "13.13 Sale. The commission may fix terms and conditions for
     the sale or other disposition of any authorized issue of bonds
     and may sell its bonds at less than their par or face value. All
     bonds issued or sold for cash pursuant to this compact shall be
     sold on sealed proposals to the highest bidder. Prior to such sale,
     the commission shall advertise for bids by publication of a
     notice of sale not less than ten days prior to the date of sale, at
     least once in a newspaper of general circulation printed and
     published in New York City carrying municipal bonds notices
     and devoted primarily to financial news. The commission may
     reject any and all bids submitted and may thereafter sell the
     bonds so advertised for sale at private sale to any financially
     responsible bidder under such terms and conditions as it deems

100 STAT. 1194 PUBLIC LAW 99-468—OCT. 14, 1986 most advantageous to the public interest, but the bonds shall not be sold at a net interest cost calculated upon the entire issue so advertised, greater than the lowest bid which was rejected. In the event the commission desires to issue its bonds in exchange for an existing facility or portion thereof, or in exchange for bonds secured by the revenues of an existing facility, it may exchange such bonds for the existing facility or portion thereof or for the bonds so secured, plus an additional amount of cash, without advertising such bonds for sale.". Approved October 14, 1986. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 2971 (S. 1421): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 99-596 (Coram, on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986): May 19, considered and passed House. Aug. 15, S. 1421 considered and passed Senate. Sept. 29, H.R. 2971 considered and passed Senate.