Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 111 Part 2.djvu/993

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PUBLIC LAW 105-85—NOV. 18, 1997 111 STAT. 2073 SEC. 3546. APPOINTMENT OF NOTARIES PUBLIC. Section 1102a (22 U.S.C. 3612a) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following new subsection: "(g)(1) The Commission may appoint any United States citizen to have the general powers of a notary public to perform, on behalf of Commission employees and their dependents outside the United States, any notarial act that a notary public is required or authorized to perform within the United States. Unless an earlier expiration is provided by the terms of the appointment, any such appointment shall expire three months after the Canal Transfer Date. "(2) Every notarial act performed by a person acting as a notary under paragraph (1) shall be as valid, and of like force and effect within the United States, as if executed by or before a duly authorized and competent notary public in the United States. "(3) The signature of any person acting as a notary under paragraph (1), when it appears with the title of that person's office, is prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine, that the person holds the designated title, and that the person is authorized to perform a notarial act.". SEC. 3547. COMMERCIAL SERVICES. Section 1102b (22 U.S.C. 3612b) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e) The Commission may conduct and promote commercial activities related to the management, operation, or maintenance of the Panama Canal. Any such commercial activity shall be carried out consistent with the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 and related agreements.". SEC. 3548. TRANSFER FROM PRESIDENT TO COMMISSION OF CERTAIN REGULATORY FUNCTIONS RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION APPEALS. Sections 1221(a) and 1222(a) (22 U.S.C. 3661(a), 3662(a)) are amended by striking out "President" and inserting in lieu thereof "Commission". SEC. 3549. ENHANCED PRINTING AUTHORITY. Section 1306(a) (22 U.S.C. 3714b(a)) is amended by striking out "Section 501" and inserting in lieu thereof "Sections 501 through 517 and 1101 through 1123". SEC. 3550. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. (a) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS, —The table of contents in section 1 is amended— (1) by striking out the item relating to section 1210 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Sec. 1210. Air transportation."; (2) by striking out the items relating to sections 1215, 1219, and 1225; (3) by inserting after the item relating to section 1232 the following new item: "Sec. 1233. Transition separation incentive payments."; and