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Public Law No: 110-50 (07/30/2007)

 
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Public Law 110-50
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To enable the Department of State to respond to a critical shortage of 
passport processing personnel, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: July 30, 
                           2007 -  [S. 966]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Passport Backlog Reduction 
Act of 2007. 22 USC 3901 note.>> assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Passport Backlog Reduction Act of 
2007''.

SEC. 2. REEMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN SERVICE ANNUITANTS.

    Section 824(g) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 
4064(g)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``; or'' and 
                inserting a semicolon;
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at 
                the end and inserting ``; or''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                subparagraph--
                    ``(C)(i) to provide assistance to consular posts 
                with a substantial backlog of visa applications; or
                    ``(ii) to provide assistance to meet the demand 
                resulting from the passport and travel document 
                requirements set forth in section 7209(b) of the 
                Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 
                (Public Law 108-458; 8 U.S.C. 1185 note), including 
                assistance related to the investigation of fraud in 
                connection with an application for a passport.''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) by striking ``The authority'' and inserting 
                ``(A) The authority''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following new 
                subparagraphs:
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Waiver authority. Termination 
                date.>> The authority of the Secretary to waive the 
                application of subsections (a) through (d) for an 
                annuitant pursuant to subparagraph (C)(i) of paragraph 
                (1) shall terminate on September 30, 2008.
                    ``(C) <<NOTE: Waiver authority. Termination 
                date.>> The authority of the Secretary to waive the 
                application of subsections (a) through (d) for an 
                annuitant 


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                pursuant to subparagraph (C)(ii) of paragraph (1) shall 
                terminate on September 30, 2009.''.

    Approved July 30, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 966:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 110-109 (Comm. on Foreign Relations).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
            June 29, considered and passed Senate.
            July 16, considered and passed House, amended.
            July 17, Senate concurred in House amendment.

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