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22 U.S. Code § 2717 - Defense trade controls registration fees

For each fiscal year, 100 percent of the registration fees collected by the Office of Defense Trade Controls of the Department of State shall be credited to a Department of State account, to be available without fiscal year limitation. Fees credited to that account shall be available only for payment of expenses incurred for—
contract personnel to assist in the evaluation of defense trade controls license applications, reduction in processing time for license applications, and improved monitoring of compliance with the terms of licenses;
the automation of defense trade controls functions, including compliance and enforcement activities, and the processing of defense trade controls license applications, including the development, procurement, and utilization of computer equipment and related software; and
the enhancement of defense trade export compliance and enforcement activities, including compliance audits of United States and foreign parties, the conduct of administrative proceedings, monitoring of end-uses in cases of direct commercial arms sales or other transfers, and cooperation in proceedings for enforcement of criminal laws related to defense trade export controls.
(Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 841, title I, § 45, as added Pub. L. 101–246, title I, § 118(2), Feb. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 25; amended Pub. L. 102–138, title I, § 126, Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 659; Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title XV, § 1513(b), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2174; Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. B, title XXII, § 2203, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–808.)
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 45 of act Aug. 1, 1956, was renumbered section 46 by section 118(1) of Pub. L. 101–246, and subsequently renumbered, and set out as a Short Title of 1956 Amendment note under section 2651 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–138, title I, § 111(1), Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 654.


1998—Pub. L. 105–277, which directed the amendment of subsec. (a) by striking out “and” at end of par. (1), substituting “functions, including compliance and enforcement activities,” for “functions” in par. (2), substituting “; and” for period at end of par. (2), and adding par. (3), was executed by making the amendments to text of section to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the amendment by Pub. L. 105–261. See below.

Pub. L. 105–261 designated subsec. (a) as entire section, struck out former subsec. (a) heading “Defense trade controls registration fees”, substituted “100 percent” for “$700,000”, and struck out heading and text of subsec. (b). Text read as follows: “The authority contained in subsection (a) of this section shall be exercised to such extent and in such amounts as are to be provided in an appropriation Act.”

1991—Pub. L. 102–138, § 126(1), substituted “Defense trade controls registration fees” for “Munitions control registration fees” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–138, § 126, substituted in heading “Defense trade controls registration fees” for “Munitions control registration fees” and in text “$700,000” for “$500,000”, “Defense Trade Controls” for “Munitions Control”, and “defense trade controls” for “munitions control” wherever appearing.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–261 effective as of Oct. 1, 1998, see section 1513(c)(2) of Pub. L. 105–261, set out in a Satellite Export Controls note under section 2778 of this title.

Authority of Secretary of State

Except as otherwise provided, Secretary of State to have and exercise any authority vested by law in any official or office of Department of State and references to such officials or offices deemed to refer to Secretary of State or Department of State, as appropriate, see section 2651a of this title and section 161(d) of Pub. L. 103–236, set out as a note under section 2651a of this title.