The text of the bill below is as of Oct 8, 1986 (Passed Congress).
100 STAT. 1138 PUBLIC LAW 99-451—OCT. 8, 1986 Public Law 99-451 99th Congress " ' ' ' An Act Oct. 8, 1986 To amend the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 to provide that the value [H.R. 5506] of claims be based on the fair market value of the property taken. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. DETERMINATION OF VALUE OF CLAIMS. Securities. (a) FAIR MARKET VALUE.—Section 4(a) of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 (22 U.S.C. 1623(a)) is amended by amending the second sentence to read as follows: "In the decision of claims under this title, the Commission shall apply the following in the following order: "(1) The provisions of the applicable claims agreement as provided in this subsection. "(2) The applicable principles of international law, justice, and equity. In determining the value of a claim under inter- national law, the Commission shall award the fair market value of the property as of the time of the taking by the foreign government involved (without regard to any action or event that occurs after the taking), except that the value of the claim shall not reflect any diminution in value attributable to actions which are carried out, or threats of action which are made, by the foreign government with respect to the property before the taking. Fair market value shall be ascertained in accordance with the method most appropriate to the property taken and equitable to the claimant, including— "(i) market value of outstanding equity securities; "(ii) replacement value; "(iii) going-concern value (which includes consideration of an enterprise's profitability); and "(iv) book value. In the case of any claim for losses in a service industry, the appropriate basis of valuation shall be presumed to be that referred to in clause (iii). For purposes of the preceding sen- tence, the term 'service' means economic activity the output of which is other than tangible goods.", (b) APPLICABILITY.—Section 4 of the International Claims Settle- ment Act of 1949 is amended by adding at the end the following: "(k) In exercising authority granted after the date of the enact- ment of this subsection under this or any other Act, the Commis- sion, in determining the value of claims of the Government of the United States or of nationals of the United States (as defined in this Act or such other Act) against any foreign government for losses arising from the nationalization or other taking of property, shall Supra. comply with the principles set forth in subsection (a)(2) of this section.". •^o
PUBLIC LAW 99-451—OCT. 8, 1986 100 STAT. 1139 SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. 22 USC 1623 The amendments made by this Act shall apply to any claim pending on the date of the enactment of this Act and to any other claim determined after such date. Approved October 8, 1986. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5506: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 99-837 (Comm. on Foreign Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986): Sept. 22, considered and passed House. Sept. 24, considered and passed Senate.