Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/728

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108 STAT. 3362 PUBLIC LAW 103-355—OCT. 13, 1994 "(9) providing for a Government-wide award to recognize and promote excellence in officers and employees of the Federal Government serving in procurement-related positions;". SEC. 5092. WAITING PERIOD FOR SIGNIFICANT CHANGES PROPOSED FOR ACQUISITION REGULATIONS. (a) INCREASED PERIOD. —Section 22(a) of the Office of Federal Procurement PoUcy Act (41 U.S.C. 418b) is amended— (1) by striking out "30 days" and inserting in lieu thereof "60 days"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, such a policy, regulation, procedure, or form may take effect earlier than 60 days after the publication date when there are compelling circumstances for the earlier effective date, but in no event may that effective date be less than 30 days after the publication date.". (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.— Section 22(d) of such Act is amended by designating the second sentence as paragraph (3). SEC. 5093. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING. (a) FINDINGS. — The Congress finds the following: (1) The use of negotiated rulemaking or similar policy discussion group techniques can be an appropriate tool for— (A) fostering effective implementation of, and compliance with, laws and regulations; (B) avoiding Utigation; and (C) achieving more productive and equitable relationships between the Federal Government and the regulated segments of the private sector. (2) The use of negotiated rulemaking or similar techni(][ue8 in Federal procurement regulations could be appropriate given the extreme complexity and intricate interactions between buyer and seller in Federal procurements. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.— It is the sense of Confess that, in prescribing acquisition regulations, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council should consider using negotiated rulemaking procedures in appropriate circumstances in accordance with sections 561 through 570 of title 5, United States Code, or similar techniques intended to achieve the benefits described in subsection (a)(1). TITLE VI—OTHER PROCUREMENT- RELATED MATTERS SEC. 600L POST-EMPLOYMENT RULES. (a) REPEAL. —(1) Section 801 of title 37, United States Code, is repealed. (2) The table of sections for chapter 15 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking out the item relating to section 801. 18 USC 281 note. (b) SUSPENSION OF EFFECT OF CERTAIN PROVISION OF LAW. — Section 281 of title 18, United States Code, shall not be effective during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending at the end of December 31, 1996. Such section shall not apply after that date to any relationship otherwise punishable under such section that existed during such period.