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PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 105 STAT. 655 "(b) POST CLOSING NOTIFICATION. —Not less than 45 days before the closing of any United States consular or diplomatic post abroad, the Secretary of State shall notify the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate. "(c) REPROGRAMMING TREATMENT.—Amounts made available to pay any expense related to the closing of a consular or diplomatic post abroad shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 34 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures applicable to such reprogramming. "(d) EXCEPTIONS.—The provisions of this section do not apply with respect to— "(1) any post closed because of a break or downgrading of diplomatic relations between the United States and the country in which the post is located; or "(2) any post closed because there is a real and present threat to United States diplomatic or consular personnel in the city where the post is located, and a travel advisory warning against travel by United States citizens to that city has been issued by the Department of State. "(e) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, the term 'consular or diplomatic post' does not include a post to which only personnel of agencies other than the Department of State are assigned.". (b) REPEAL.—Section 122 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, fiscal years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 2656 note) is repealed. SEC. 113. DENIAL OF PASSPORTS. The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended by adding after section 48 the following new section: " I MPE R MISSIBLE BASIS FOR DENIAL OF PASSPORTS "SEC. 49. A passport may not be denied issuance, revoked, 22 USC 2721. restricted, or otherwise limited because of any speech, activity, belief, affiliation, or membership, within or outside the United States, which, if held or conducted within the United States, would be protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States.". SEC. 114. EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE. Section 124 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, fiscal years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 2680 note) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "Items included in each such report concerning representation, official travel, and gifts shall be submitted in unclassified form.". SEC. 115. LEASE AUTHORITY. (a) INCREASE IN LEASE AUTHORITY.— Section 10 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926 (22 U.S.C. 300) is amended by striking 22 USC 301. out "$25,000," and inserting in lieu thereof "$50,000". (b) ADVANCE PAYMENTS.— Section 10 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926 is further amended— (1) by inserting "(a) LEASES.— " after "SEC. 10."; and (2) by adding after subsection (a) the following new subsection: "(b) ADVANCE PAYMENTS FOR LONG-TERM LEASES AND LEASE PUR- CHASE.— The Secretary may, subject to the availability of appropriations, make advance payments for long-term leases and lease-pur-