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116 STAT. 2404 PUBLIC LAW 107-306—NOV. 27, 2002 the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. TITLE V—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES SEC. 501. USE OF FUNDS FOR COUNTERDRUG AND COUNTERTERROMSM ACTIVITIES FOR COLOMBIA. (a) AUTHORITY. — Funds designated for intelligence or intelligence-related purposes for assistance to the Government of Colombia for counterdrug activities for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, and any unobligated funds available to any element of the intelligence community for such activities for a prior fiscal year, shall be available to support a unified campaign against narcotics traf- ficking and against activities by organizations designated as terrorist organizations (such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)), and to take actions to protect human health and welfare in emergency circumstances, including undertaking rescue operations. (b) REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATION.—(1) The authorities provided in subsection (a) shall not be exercised until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the Congress that the provisions of paragraph (2) have been complied with. (2) In order to ensure the effectiveness of United States support

for such a unified campaign, prior to the exercise of the authority

contained in subsection (a), the Secretary of State shall report to the appropriate committees of Congress that the newly elected President of Colombia has— (A) committed, in writing, to establish comprehensive policies to combat illicit drug cultivation, manufacturing, ". and trafficking (particularly with respect to providing economic opportunities that offer viable alternatives to illicit crops) and to restore government authority and respect for human rights in areas under the effective control of paramilitary and guerrilla organizations; (B) committed, in writing, to implement significant budgetary and personnel reforms of the Colombian Armed Forces; and (C) committed, in writing, to support substantial additional Colombian financial and other resources to implement such policies and reforms, particularly to meet the country's previous commitments under "Plan Colombia". In this paragraph, the term "appropriate committees of Congress" means the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services of the Senate. (c) TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.—The authority provided in subsection (a) shall cease to be effective if the Secretary of Defense has credible evidence that the Colombian Armed Forces are not conducting vigorous operations to restore government authority and respect for human rights in areas under the effective control of paramilitary and guerrilla organizations.