Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/135

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.

PUBLIC LAW 104-132—APR. 24, 1996 110 STAT. 1309 (C) A list of the regions of the world, types of financial institutions, and other entities included. (D) An estimate of the total amount of United States currency found in each region of the world. (E) The total amount of counterfeit United States currency and the total quantity of each counterfeit denomination found in each region of the world. (3) CLASSIFICATION OF INFORMATION.— (A) IN GENERAL.—To the greatest extent possible, each report submitted to the Congress under this subsection shall be submitted in an unclassified form. (B) CLASSIFIED AND UNCLASSIFIED FORMS. — If, in the interest of submitting a complete report under this subsection, the Secretary determines that it is necessary to include classified information in the report, the report shall be submitted in a classified and an unclassified form. (d) SUNSET PROVISION. —This section shall cease to be effective as of the end of the 10-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. (e) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. —No provision of this section shall be construed as authorizing any entity to conduct investigations of counterfeit United States currency. (f) FINDINGS. —The Congress hereby finds the following: (1) United States currency is being counterfeited outside the United States. (2) The One Hundred Third Congress enacted, with the approval of the President on September 13, 1994, section 470 of title 18, United States Code, making such activity a crime under the laws of the United States. (3) The expeditious posting of agents of the United States Secret Service to overseas posts, which is necessary for the effective enforcement of section 470 and related criminal provisions, has been delayed. (4) While section 470 of title 18, United States Code, provides for a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years as opposed to a maximum term of 15 years for domestic counterfeiting, the United States Sentencing Commission has failed to provide, in its sentencing guidelines, for an appropriate enhancement of punishment for defendants convicted of counterfeiting United States currency outside the United States. (g) TIMELY CONSIDERATION OF REQUESTS FOR CONCURRENCE IN CREATION OF OVERSEAS POSTS. — (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of State shall— (A) consider in a timely manner the request by the Secretary of the Treasury for the placement of such number of agents of the United States Secret Service as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate in posts in overseas embassies; and (B) reach an agreement with the Secretary of the Treasury on such posts as soon as possible and, in any event, not later than December 31, 1996. (2) COOPERATION OF TREASURY REQUIRED. —The Secretary of the Treasury shall promptly provide any information requested by the Secretary of State in connection with such requests.