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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-606—DEC. 28, 1980

94 STAT. 3537

AWARD PAYMENT PROCEDURES

"SEC. 710. (a) The Commission shall certify to the Secretary of the 22 USC I645i. Treasury, in terms of United States currency, each award made pursuant to section 703 of this Act. ^"^^' P ^^^5"0))(1) Upon certification of each award made pursuant to section 703, the Secretary of the Treasury shall, out of the sums covered into the Claims Fund, make payments on account of such awards as follows, and in the following order of priority: "(A) Payment in the amount of $2,500 or the principal amount of the award, whichever is less. "(B) Thereafter, payments from time to time, in ratable proportions, on account of the unpaid balance of the principal amounts of all awards according to the proportions which the unpaid balance of such awards bear to the total amount in the Claims Fund available for distribution at the time such payments are made. "(2) After payment has been made in full of the principal amounts of all awards pursuant to paragraph (1), pro rata payments may be made on account of any interest that may be allowed on such awards. "(c) Payments or applications for payments under subsection (b) shall be made in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe. "SETTLEMENT PERIOD

"SEC. 711. The Commission shall complete its affairs in connection 22 USC I645j. with the settlement of claims pursuant to this title not later than three years after the final date for the filing of claims as provided in section 703 of this Act. TRANSFER OF RECORDS

"SEC. 712. The Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Defense shall transfer or otherwise make available to the Commission such records and documents relating to claims authorized by this title as may be required by the Commission in carrying out its functions under this title.

22 USC 1645k.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

"SEC. 713. There are authorized to be appropriated for any fiscal 22 USC 1645/. year beginning on or after October 1, 1980, such sums as may be necessary to enable the Commission and the Treasury Department to pay their respective administrative expenses incurred in carrying out their functions under this title. Amounts appropriated under this section may remain available until expended. FEES FOR SERVICES

"SEC. 714. No remuneration on account of services rendered on 22 USC I645m. behalf of any claimant, in connection with any claim filed with the Commission under this title, shall exceed 10 per centum of the total amount paid pursuant to any award certified under the provisions of this title on account of such claim. Any agreement to the contrary shall be unlawful and void. Whoever, in the United States or Violation elsewhere, demands or receives, on account of services so rendered, penalty. any remuneration in excess of the maximum permitted by this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof,