110 STAT. 2378 PUBLIC LAW 104-194—SEPT. 9, 1996 water conservation performance contracts: Provided, That the terms of such contracts do not exceed twenty-five years; and (C) permit and encourage each department or agency and other instrumentality of the District of Columbia to participate in programs conducted by any gas, electric or water utility of the management of electricity or gas demand or for energy or water conservation. REDUCTION IN MINIMUM NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SEC. 150. The first section of the Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the American University", approved February 24, 1893, (27 Stat. 476), is amended by striking "forty" and inserting "twenty- five". WAIVER OF CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW FOR CERTAIN COUNCIL ACTS Effective date. SEC. 151. Notwithstanding section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, each of the following District of Columbia acts shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act: (1) The District of Columbia Real Property Tax Lien Assignment or Sale and Transfer Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-353). (2) The Telecommunications Competition Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-300). (3) The Mortgage Lenders and Brokers Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-309). This Act may be cited as the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1997. Approved September 9, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3845: HOUSE REPORTS: Nos. 104r-689 (Comm. on Appropriations) and 104-740 (Comm. of Conference). SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-328 (Comm. on Appropriations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996): July 22, considered and passed House. July 25, considered and passed Senate, amended. Aug. 1, House agreed to conference report. Sept. 5, Senate agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996): Sept. 9, Presidential statement.