French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch says a proposed revision of the territory's autonomy statute will be tabled as an organic law in the French National Assembly before the end of the year.
Mr Fritch made the comment in Paris where is for talks with the overseas minister Ericka Bareigts.
Expected key changes are a formal recognition by France of the impact of its 193 nuclear weapons tests carried out on Morurua and Fangataufa - the two atolls excised from the territory which remain no-go zones controlled by the military.
The revision will formalise the annual payment of more than $US100 million of the autonomy fund which was originally conceived as a subsidy to help convert the territory's economy after the end of the tests in 1996.
It will also clarify the status of strategic raw materials.
Mr Fritch said he wouldn't ask for more power to be given to the territory, with France retaining regal powers such as defence, justice and foreign affairs.