22 U.S. Code § 3650 - Air transportation

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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law (except subsection (b) of this section), the Commission may contract with Panamanian carriers registered under the laws of the Republic of Panama to provide air transportation to officials and employees of the Commission who are citizens of the Republic of Panama.
(b) An official or employee of the Commission who is a citizen of the Republic of Panama may elect, for security or other reasons, to travel by an air carrier holding a certificate under section 41102 of title 49.

Source

(Pub. L. 96–70, title I, § 1210, as added Pub. L. 99–223, § 5(b)(1),Dec. 28, 1985, 99 Stat. 1739; amended Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXV, § 3528,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2861; Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXV, § 3524(a)(1), (b),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2065.)
Amendments

1997—Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(b)(2), substituted “Air transportation” for “Travel and transportation” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(b)(1)(A), redesignatedsubsec. (d)(1) assubsec. (a) and substituted “subsection (b) of this section” for “paragraph (2)”.
Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(a)(1), struck out subsec. (a) which read as follows: “Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the Commission may pay travel and transportation expenses for employees in accordance with subchapter II of chapter 57 of title 5.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(b)(1)(B), redesignatedsubsec. (d)(2) assubsec. (b) and substituted “An official” for “Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an official” and “who is a citizen of the Republic of Panama” for “referred to in paragraph (1)”.
Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(a)(1), struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: “For an employee to whom section 3646 of this title applies, the Commission may pay travel and transportation expenses associated with vacation leave for the employee and the immediate family of the employee notwithstanding requirements regarding periods of service established by subchapter II of chapter 57 of title 5 or the regulations promulgated thereunder.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(a)(1), struck out subsec. (c) which read as follows: “For an employee to whom section 3646 of this title does not apply, the Commission may pay travel and transportation expenses associated with vacation leave for the employee and the immediate family of the employee notwithstanding requirements regarding a written agreement concerning the duration of a continuing service obligation established by subchapter II of chapter 57 of title 5 or the regulations promulgated thereunder.”
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(b)(1)(A), redesignatedsubsec. (d)(1) assubsec. (a).
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 105–85, § 3524(b)(1)(B), redesignatedsubsec. (d)(2) assubsec. (b).
1996—Pub. L. 104–201struck out “expenses” after “transportation” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Commission may pay the expenses of vacation leave travel for an employee of the Commission to whom section 3646 of this title applies and for transportation of employee’s family from the employee’s post of duty in Panama to the place of the employee’s actual residence at the time of appointment to the post of duty. The authorization of expenses under this section shall be in accordance with subchapter II of chapter 57 of title 5 and the regulations issued under that subchapter, except that the Commission may prescribe required periods of service notwithstanding section 5722 of title 5 and the regulations issued under subchapter II of chapter 57 of such title.”
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXV, § 3524(c),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2065, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and section 3664 of this title] shall take effect on January 1, 1999.”
Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1985, see section 8 ofPub. L. 99–223, set out as an Effective Date of 1985 Amendment note under section 3612 of this title.

 

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