H.R. 1281 (102nd): Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans ...

...Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991

102nd Congress, 1991–1992. Text as of Apr 10, 1991 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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105 STAT. 130                    PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991

                  Public Law 102-27
                  102d Congress
                                                    An Act
                  Making dire emergency supplemental appropriations for the consequences of Oper-
  Apr. 10, 1991    ation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, food stamps, unemployment compensation ad-
   [H.R. 1281]     ministration, veterans compensation and pensions, and other urgent needs for the
                   fiscal year ending September 30,1991, and for other purposes.

                    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Dire Emergency    United States of America in Congress assembled. That the following
Supplemental      sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not
Appropriations    otherwise appropriated, to provide dire emergency supplemental
for
Consequences of   appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30,1991, and for
Operation         other purposes, namely:
Desert
Shield/Desert
Storm, Food       TITLE I—EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS
Stamps,
Unemployment        All funds provided under this title are hereby designated to be
C!ompensation     "emergency requirements" for all purposes of the Bsdanced Budget
Administration,
Veterans          and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.
Compensation
and Pensions,
and Other                                          CHAPTER I
Urgent Needs
Act of 1991.                            DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Armed Forces.
                                     FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

                                            SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                    For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses" to provide
                  for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Desert
                  Storm, $4,633,000.

                                IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE

                                            SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                    For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses" to provide
                  for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Desert
                  Storm, $3,103,000.
                                       DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                                    ADMINISTRATION OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

                                            SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                    For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses" to provide
                  for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Oper-
                  ation Desert Storm, $39,700,000.

PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 131 EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE For an additional amount for "Emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service" to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $9,300,000, to remsdn available until expended. RELATED AGENCY UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses" to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Oper- ation Desert Storm, $5,800,000, of which $1,400,000 is to be derived by transfer from unobligated balances in "Radio Construction" subject to the Department of Defense waiving reimbursement for transportation, personnel, and related costs for establishing a tem- porary medium-wave broadcast facility for the Voice of America in Bahrain. CHAPTER II DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA For an additional amount for "Federal pajnnent to the District of Columbia" to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $3,565,000, to remain avail- able until expended. CHAPTER III FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT For an additional amount for "Operating Expenses of the Agency for International Development" to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $6,000,000 to remgdn available until September 30,1991, which shall be made available only for the costs of evacuating United States Government employees and Personal Services Contractors, their dependents, and for subsistence allowance payments. ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND For an additional amount for the "Economic Support Fund", $850,000,000, to provide for additional costs resulting from the con- flict in the Persian Gulf, of which $650,000,000 shall be made available only for Israel, and of which $200,000,000 may be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public Law 91-672 only for the Republic of Turkey: Provided, That such sums shall be made
106 STAT. 132 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 available on a grant basis as cash transfers and shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 1991: Provided further. That such sums may be used by Israel and the Republic of Turkey for incremental costs associated with the conflict in the Persian Gulf, notwithstanding section 531(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. CHAPTER IV LEGISLATIVE BRANCH JOINT ITEMS CAPITOL POUCE BOARD CAPITOL POUCE SALARIES For an additional amount for "Capitol Police Board, Salaries", to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $6,239,000, of which $3,143,000 is appropriated to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representa- tives, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House, and $3,096,000 is appropriated to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate. GENERAL EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Capitol Police Board, General expenses", to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $1,081,000, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and Expenses", $74,000. CHAPTER V PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION PANAMA CANAL REVOLVING FUND The fiscal year 1991 obligation limitation on nonadministrative and capital programs, as set forth in Public Law 101-516, is in- creased by $60,000,000 to meet the unexpectedly high traffic from disruptions in world markets caused by the Middle East crisis.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 133 CHAPTER VI ^ ; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCX), AND FIREARMS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and Expenses" to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Oper- ation Desert Storm, $2,028,000. UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE SALARIES A N D EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and Expenses" to pro- vide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/ Operation Desert Storm, $1,825,000. UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and Expenses" to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Oper- ation Desert Storm, $4,906,000. CHAPTER VII DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VETERANS HEALTH SERVICE AND RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CARE For an additional amount for "Medical care" to provide for unbudgeted medical expenses resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $25,000,000. DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES For an additional amount for "General operating expenses" to provide for unbudgeted Veterans Benefits Administration costs asso- ciated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $12,000,000. CHAPTER VIII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION Section 634 of the Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1991, Public Law 101-506, is hereby 104 Stat. 1349. repealed.
105 STAT. 134 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 TITLE II—SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS CHAPTER I DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS ^ : SALARIES AND E X P E N S E S (BY TRANSFER) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,000,000, to be derived by transfer from Periodic Censuses and Programs. EICONOMIC AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional Eimount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,000,000, to remain available until expended. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING FUND ' (RESCISSION) Of the unobligated balances in the Economic Development Revolv- ing Fund, $24,000,000 are rescinded. INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION For an additional amount for "Operations and administration", $1,500,000, to remain available until expended. EXPORT ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS A N D ADMINISTRATION For an additional amount for "Operations and administration", $1,400,000, to remain available until expended. UNITED STATES TRAVEL AND TOURISM ADMINISTRATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,100,000, to remain available until expended. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES For an additional amount for "Operations, research, and facili- ties", $3,000,000, to remain available until expended.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 135 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE—GENERAL PROVISION Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appro- priated to Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, ' Peri- odic censuses and programs" in Public Law 101-515, $750,000 shall be available to provide the Federated States of Micronesia technical assistance and training for census taking and other data collection efforts: Provided, That such assistance shall include but not be limited to statistical training in planning and data collection, processing and analysis, equipment and supplies, long-term train- ing, and subsistence expenses for trainees. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE LEGAL ACTIVITIES SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES I (BY TRANSFER) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses. General Legal Activities", $5,180,000, of which $2,000,000 shall remain avail- able until expended and of which $3,180,000 is to be derived by trguisfer from Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses. SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS (BY TRANSFER) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses, United States Attorneys", $1,903,000, to be derived by transfer from Sala- ries and Expenses, General Legal Activities. SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE (BY TRANSFER) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses. United States Marshals Service", $1,025,000, to be derived by transfer from Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses. FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES For an additional amount for "Fees and expenses of witnesses", $9,203,000. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE—GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 101. Section 524(cX9) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding the following new subsection: "(E) Subject to the notification procedures contained in sec- tion 606 of Public Law 101-515, and after reserving the amounts authorized in subparsigraph (D) above, any unobligated balances remaining in the Fund on September 30, 1991, and on Septem- ber 30,1992, shall be available to the Attorney General, without fiscal year limitation, to procure vehicles, equipment, and other capital investment items for the law enforcement, prosecution, and correctional activities of the Department of Justice.".
105 STAT. 136 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 28 use 1821 SEC. 102. Notwithstanding 28 U.S.C. 1821, no funds appropriated "°*®- to the Department of Justice in fiscal year 1991 or any prior Hscal year shall be obligated or expended to pay a fact witness fee to a person who is incarcerated testifying as a fact witness in a court of the United States, as defined in paragraph (a)(2) of section 1821, 28 United States Code: Provided, That the one exception to the preced- ing prohibition is the fact witness fee decided in United States Supreme Court case No. 89-5916, Richard Demarest, Petitioner v. James Manspeaker et al. on January 8,1991. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ADMINISTRATION OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SALARIES AND EXPENSES Funds made available under this heading in Public Law 101-515 shall be available to procure special purpose motor vehicles without regard to any price limitation established by law. INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS For an additional amount for "International fisheries commis- sions", $100,000, notwithstanding section 15(a) of the State Depart- ment Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended. THE JUDICIARY SUPREME COURT SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $54,000. UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $51,000. UNITED STATES COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE SALARIES A N D EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $36,000. COURTS OF APPEALS, DISTRICT COURTS, AND OTHER JUDICIAL SERVICES SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $68,730,000, of which $750,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992, shall be transferred to the National Commission on Ju- dicial Discipline and Removal, and of which $48,520,000 shall remain available until expended.
PUBLIC: LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 137 FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS For an additional amount for "Fees of jurors and commissioners", $5,600,000, to remain available until expended. COURT SECURITY For an additional amount for "Court security", $530,000. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $2,450,000. FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,633,000. RELATED AGENCIES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MARITIME ADMINISTRATION READY RESERVE FORCE For an additional amount for "Ready reserve force", $20,000,000, to remain available until expended. BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING GRANTS AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Grants and expenses", as au- thorized by 22 U.S.C. 2877, $8,000,000 to remain available until expended. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $3,630,000, to remain available until expended. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ^, S A L A R I E S AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,000,000. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries smd expenses", $2,000,000, to remain available until expended.
105 STAT. 138 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION For an additional amount for "Payment to the Legal Services Corporation", $1,000,000. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,600,000, to remain available until expended. In addition, any offsetting receipts deposited into the general fund of the Treasury under section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 between October 1, 1990, and the November 5, 1990, enactment date of Public Law 101-515 shall be recorded as an offsetting collection and be available for obligation and expenditure by the Securities and Exchange Commis- sion in accordance with the provisions governing the obligation and expenditure of offsetting collections under the above heading in Public Law 101-515. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES (BY TRANSFER) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $1,500,000, to be derived by transfer from the Disaster Loan Fund. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION—GENERAL PROVISION Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall not withhold disaster assistance under section 7 of the Small Business Act to nurseries or greenhouses which suffered damage as a result of disasters (as defined in the Small Business Act) that occurred between October 1, 1990 and March 1,1991. CHAPTER II DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE—MILITARY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY For an additional amount for "Operation and Maintenance, Army", $56,000,000. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, NAVY For an additional amount for "Operation and Maintenance, Navy", $62,000,000.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 139 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE For an additional amount for "Operation and Maintenance, Air Force", $32,000,000. GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 201. Restrictions provided under subsection (bX2) of section 301d of title 37, United States Code, as authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for 1991 shall not apply in the case of flag or general officers serving as practicing physicians. SEC. 201A. Of the funds made available to the Department of Defense for Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense, an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 shall be available only for an off- island leave program: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretaries concerned may, pursuant to uni- form regulations, prescribe travel and transportation allowances for travel performed by participants in the off-island leave program: Provided further. That funds appropriated for the off-island leave program shall remain available until expended. SEC. 202. Of the funds appropriated for fiscal year 1991 for the account "Aircraft Procurement, Navy", the amount of $987,936,000 provided for the F-14 remanufactured program shall be obligated for the twelve F-14 aircraft not later than thirty days after the enactment of this Act. SEC. 203. None of the funds available to the Department of Defense may be used for advance procurement of material and other efforts associated with the industrial availability of the U.S.S. Ken- nedy other than the service life extension program for the U.S.S. Kennedy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. SEC. 204. Of the funds appropriated in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (Public Law 100-463) for fiscal year 1989, $200,000,000 shall be made available to the Department of the Navy and shall be obligated not later than sixty days from the enactment of this Act for the V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft program: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, these funds shall remain available until such time as they are expended for the V-22 Osprey tilt rotor program. (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) SEC. 205. Upon enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall make the following trsmsfer of funds: Provided, That the amounts transferred shall be available for the same purposes as the appropriations to which transferred, and for the same time period of the appropriation from which transferred: Provided further. That funds shall be transferred between the following appropriations in the amounts specified: From: Under the heading, "Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1991/1995": AOE combat support ship program, $237,000,000; To: Under the heading, "Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1987/1991"; AOE combat support ship program, $77,000,000;
105 STAT. 140 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 Under the heading, "Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1989/1993"; AGE combat support ship program, $79,000,000; Under the heading, "Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1990/1994"; AOE combat support ship program, $81,000,000. SEC. 206. Section 8126 of the Department of Defense Appropria- tions Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-511; 104 Stat. 1907), is amended by Reports. inserting after "September 30, 1990", the following: ", unless the Secretary of Defense submits a report by May 31, 1991 to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate indicating what additional positions he intends to fill above those positions assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict as of September 30, 1990". SEC. 207. Of the amount appropriated in title II of Public Law 101- 165 (103 Stat. 1118) to the Department of Defense for the provision of logistical support and personnel services for the 1990 Goodwill Games, the amount of $500,000 shall be used to provide such serv- ices for the 1991 Special Olympics to be held in the State of Minnesota in July, 1991, and shall remain available for obligation for such purposes until September 30,1991. SEC. 208. The Secretary of Defense shall transfer $8,000,000 from the appropriation "Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense Agencies" appropriated in title IV of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-165) for the Center for Commerce and Industrial Expansion to appropriations available to the Department of Education which shall be obligated by that Department as a grant for the Center for Commerce and Industrial Expansion as authorized in section 4 of Public Law 101-600: Provided, That such funds shall remain available until expended. CHAPTER III DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA For an additional amount for "Federal payment to the District of Columbia" to provide for essential public safety, health and other municipal services in the face of a severe financial crisis, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That these funds shall remain in the United States Treasury and shall be transferred to the District of Columbia government immediately upon certification by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Rep- resentatives that spending reductions and revenue enhancements in amounts not less than $216,000,000 in the aggregate are being implemented and all approvals by the Council of the District of Columbia, as required by law, have been secured: Provided further. That these funds shall be transferred to the District of Columbia government no later than May 1,1991.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 141 CHAPTER IV DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE—CIVIL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS—CIVIL GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS Funds appropriated for "General investigations" in the Energy £uid Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101- 514, for the initiation of preconstruction engineering and design for the Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors, California, project may be used for completion of the feasibility study for that project: Pro- vided, That within funds appropriated for "Greneral investigations" in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, not less than $5,800,000 shall be available only for the Passaic River Mainstem, New Jersey, project. CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL Using funds appropriated for "Construction, general" in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to continue work during fiscal year 1991 which would be terminated solely for policy reasons as a result of the proposed phaseout of the sections 103,107, 111, and 208 Continu- ing Authorities Programs: Provided, That, from within funds appro- priated to "General investigations" by the Energy and Water Devel- opment Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, the Secretary shall make $300,000 available to implement the provisions of the "Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act" (Public Law 101-646). DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM For an additional amount for "Construction program" to meet the emergency needs for areas stricken by drought, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended. Of the amount appropriated under this heading in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-514), up to $11,930,000 shall be available for Buffalo Bill Dam Modifica- tion, Wyoming, as proposed in the United States Department of the Interior Budget Justifications, fiscal year 1991, for the Bureau of Reclamation. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE ACTIVITIES For an additional amount for "Atomic energy defense activities", $623,000,000, to remain available until expended.
105 STAT. 142 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 COMMUNITY IMPACT ASSISTANCE Of the funds provided to the Department of Energy for fiscal year 1991, not more than $10,000,000 shall be made available to the State of Colorado for community impact assistance payments to the cities of Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and Northglenn, Colorado. INDEPENDENT AGENCIES DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Sedaries and expenses", $39,000. SUSQUEHANNA RrvER BASIN COMMISSION I ;|- ,^, SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $39,000. CHAPTER V DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OPERATIONS For an additional amount for "State unemployment insurance and employment service operations", $150,000,000, which shall be expended from the Emplojonent Security Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund, to fund activities under title III of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 502-504): Provided, That all funds provided under this head are hereby designated to be "emergency requirements" for all purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION PENSION B E N E F I T GUARANTY CORPORATION FUND In the appropriations language under this heading in the Depart- ment of Labor Appropriations Act, 1991, delete the word "contrac- tual" and the words "for legal and financial services". DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING In addition to the amounts which are available for the Employ- ment Security Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund to carry out the provisions of sections 2001-10 and 2021-26, title 38, of the United States Code, not to exceed $4,000,000 may be derived from that account for unbudgeted costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm for carr3dng out the Transition Assistance Program under section 1144 of title 10, United States Code.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 143 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM OPERATIONS For an additional amount for "Program operations" for a targeted initiative to combat infant mortality, $25,000,000: Provided, That funds appropriated by the Department of Health and Human Serv- ices Appropriations Act, 1991, for rural hegilth outreach grants, may not be used to provide forward or multiyear funding: Provided further, That none of the funds available for ongoing activities within community health centers or maternal and child health block grant programs under Public Law 101-517 shall be re- programmed, redirected or reallocated for any other purposes. VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION For an additional amount for "Vaccine Injury Compensation" for pa5rment of claims incurred before October 1, 1988, $17,000,000 to remain available until expended; and for an additional amount for program operations associated with the Vaccine Injury Compensa- tion Program, $1,000,000 to be derived by transfer from the Vaccine Compensation Trust Fund and to remain available until expended. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM For an additional amount for the "Supplemental Security Income Program", $232,000,000, for payment to the Social Security trust funds for administrative expenses, to remain available until Septem- ber 30,1993. UMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Limitation on Administrative Ex- penses", $232,000,000 from any one or all of the Social Security trust funds as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, to remain available until September 30,1993. FAMILY SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION REFUGEE AND ENTRANT ASSISTANCE Amounts provided under this heading in the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1991, for cash and medical assistance may be used to provide grants to private non- profit agencies for private sector resettlement activities, as au- thorized by law. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION Funds appropriated in Public Law 101-517 for grants to tribally controlled postsecondary vocational institutions shall become avail- able for obligation on April 1, 1991, and such funds shall be awarded no later than June 1, 1991: Provided, That the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 and section 431 of the General
105 STAT. 144 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 Education Provisions Act are waived with regard to grants made with fiscal year 1991 appropriated funds under title III, part H of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Eind Applied Technology Act. EDUCATION RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND IMPROVEMENT In the appropriations language under this heading in the Depart- 104 Stat. 2215. ment of Education Appropriations Act, 1991, delete the words "if authorized," and the words "if such a grant is specifically authorized in law" and insert after "Standards" the following: ": Provided, That funding for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards shall be expended under the terms, conditions, and limitations provided for in part G of title IV of H.R. 5932 as passed the House of Representatives on October 26,1990". CHAPTER VI LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SENATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Section 3(fX3) under the heading "Administrative Provisions" in the appropriation for the Senate in the Legislative Branch Appro- priation Act, 1975 (Public Law 93-371; 2 U.S.C. 59(e)), as amended by Public Law 94-32, is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following: "(B) Either of the following inscriptions shall be clearly visi- ble on three sides of such mobile office in letters not less than three inches high: " 'UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT VEHICLE " ' F O R OFFICIAL USE ONLY'; "OR " 'MOBILE OFFICE OF SENATOR " 'FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY' ". 2 use 3la-2b. (a) Upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees and "Offices.of the Majority and Minority Leaders", such amount as either Leader shall specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, "Miscellaneous Items". (b) The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate are each authorized to incur such expenses as may be necessary or appro- priate. Expenses incurred by either such leader shall be paid from the amount transferred pursuant to subsection (a) by such leader and upon vouchers approved by such leader. (c) The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance such simis as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carr3dng out subsections (a) and (b).
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 145 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PAYMENTS TO WIDOWS AND HEIRS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS For payment to Corinne L. Conte, widow of Silvio O. Conte, late a Corinne L. Representative from the State of Mgissachusetts, $125,100. Ctonte. ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and subject to ap- proval by the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Rep- resentatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and subject to enactment of authorizing legislation, amounts may be transferred from the appropriation "Library of Congress, Salaries and expenses" to the appropriation "Architect of the Capitol, Li- brary buildings and grounds. Structural and mechanical care" for the purpose of rental, lease, or other agreement, of temporary storage and warehouse space for use by the Library of Congress during fiscal year 1991, and to incur incidental expenses in connec- tion with such use. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION Previously obligated funds appropriated to the account "Library Effective date, of Congress, Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Sala- ries and expenses" in Legislative Branch Appropriations Acts for prior fiscal years shall be exempt, effective as of March 5,1991, from the application of the provisions of sections 1405 03X4) and 03)(6) of Public Law 101-510 (104 Stat. 1679) and section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, and shall remain available until expended for the purposes for which originally obligated, in amounts as follows: From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1978 in Public Law 95-94, $223,000. From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1980 in Public Law 96-86, $393,000. From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1981 in Public Law 96-536, $4,905,426. From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1982 in Public Law 97-51, $1,960,000. From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1985 in Public Law 98-367, $2,226,243. From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1989 in Public Law 100-458, $1,391,280. CHAPTER VII DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MiuTARY CONSTRUCTION (DISAPPROVAL OF DEFERRALS) Effective April 16, 1991, in order to provide for urgently needed Effective date. military construction and family housing, the Congress disapproves
105 STAT. 146 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 the deferrals relating to the Department of Defense as set forth in the messages from the Comptroller General transmitted to the Congress on June 28, 1990 (H. Doc. 101-210), and February 5, 1991 (H. Doc. 102-40): Provided, That this section may not apply to projects at installations recommended for closure by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to title XXIX of Public Law 101-510: Provided further. That the budget authority subject to the deferrals dis- approved herein shall be made available for obligation effective April 16,1991. Missouri. LAND CONVEYANCE (a) CONVEYANCE.—Subject to the conditions set forth in paragraph OJ), the Secretary of the Army shall convey, at no cost, to the Missouri Housing Development Commission all right, title, and interest in the United States in and to the land known as the U.S. Army Charles Melvin Price Support Center Wherry Housing Annex in Pine Lawn, Missouri, comprising approximately 13.2 acres and all improvements thereon. (b) CONDITION.—The conveyance provided for in paragraph (a) may be made only on condition that the Missouri Housing Develop- ment Commission agrees to operate and maintain the property and to use it for low-income and transitionsJ housing for the homeless. The property shall revert to the Army if the Commission ceases to use the property for the described purpose. (c) DEADUNE FOR CONVEYANCE.—The conveyance under para- graph (a) shall be made no later than ninety days after the date of enactment of this section. CHAPTER VIII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH SERVICE Of the $62,867,000 provided in Public Law 101-506 for grants to States and other eligible recipients under the Cooperative State Research Service Buildings and Facilities account, $93,000 is trans- ferred to the Special Research Grants program of the Cooperative State Research Service for the University of Maine to purchase necessary scientific instrumentation to assist in carr3dng out agri- cultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i). ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE SALARIES AND EXPENSES ( I N C L U D I N G TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", not to exceed $13,000,000, to be derived from the Agricultural Quarantine Inspection User Fee Account, to be available to carry out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities. Of the amount previously made available under this account for the control of outbreaks of insects, plant diseases, animal diseases and for control of pest animals and birds to the extent necessary to meet emergency conditions, up to $1,000,000 shall be used to carry out, in coordination with the Maine Department of Agriculture, an
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 147 inspection, quarantine, eradication, and control program in the State of Maine concerning the necrotic strain of potato virus Y (PVY-N). FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE For an additional amount for necessary expenses to carry on services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, as amended, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, as amended, $8,000,000. AGRICULTURAL STABILIZATION AND CONSERVATION SERVICE SALARIES A N D EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $46,900,000. COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION For disaster payments as authorized by the Disaster Assistance Act of 1989 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note), as amended, $1,400,000: Provided, That such payments shall be available only for damages attributable to Hurricane Hugo and consistent with section 104(aX5) of such Act. FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION RURAL H O U S I N G INSURANCE FUND Of the loan funds previously made available under title V of the Housing Act of 1949, up to $35,000,000 shall be made available for section 502(g), Deferred Mortgage Demonstration. FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM For an additional amount for making benefit payments to individ- uals under the Food Stamp Act, for unanticipated costs incurred for the current fiscal year, $200,000,000, and in addition up to $1,300,000,000 shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, for a specific dollar amount, is transmitted to the Congress: Provided, That funds provided herein shall remain avEiilable until September 30,1992. PUBUC LAW 480 Title I of the Public Law 480 program allowed for the repajmient 7 USC I736e of loans for the sale of agricultural commodities in foreign or local '^°^' currencies until December 31, 1971. Since that time, until the law was changed in the 1985 farm bill, all sales have been on dollar credit terms. In view of the present financial situation, it is impos- sible for many countries to repay their loans in dollars. Therefore, the President may use the authority in section 411 and section 604 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 to renegotiate the payment on Public Law 480 debt in eligible countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.
105 STAT. 148 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 CHAPTER IX DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COAST GUARD RETIRED PAY For an additional amount for "Retired pay", $14,500,000. FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRADE E N H A N C E M E N T DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Funds made available under this head for fiscal year 1991 shall remain available until expended. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND) For payment of additional obligations incurred carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 408, to remain available until expended, $4,980,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act or any other Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1991 shall be available for the planning or execution of programs the total obligations for which are in excess of $19,980,000 for "Alcohol safety incentive grants" authorized under 23 U.S.C. 408. FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION MANDATORY PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE PAYMENTS Funds made available under this head for fiscal year 1991 shall remain available until expended. CHAPTER X GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Reports. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other Act, none of the funds made available to the General Services Adminis- tration may be obligated or expended for the award of a final contract for site acquisition or construction of the Naval Systems Commands headquarters project without (1) a written report that the new Solicitation for Offers for the project is in the best interests of the United States, and (2) advance approval in writing of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 149 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE V I C E PRESIDENT " ^' Of the funds provided under this heading in the Executive Office Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-509, $330,000 shall remain available until expended for the rehabilitation of the Official Residence of the Vice President. CHAPTER XI DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS For an additional amount for "Compensation and pensions", $712,584,000, to remain available until expended. READJUSTMENT BENEFITS For an additional amount for "Readjustment benefits", $250,000,000, to remain available until expended. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HOUSING PROGRAMS ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ASSISTED HOUSING (RESCISSION) Of the funds made available under this head in prior years for projects to be developed for the elderly and handicapped under section 202 of the United States Housing Act of 1959, as amended, $275,815,000 are rescinded. ASSISTANCE FOR THE RENEWAL OF EXPIRING SECTION 8 SUBSIDY CONTRACTS For an additional amount for "Assistance for the renewal of expiring section 8 subsidy contracts", $155,815,000, to remain avail- able until expended: Provided, That of the $7,734,985,400 provided for use in connection with section 8 expiring contracts in the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Develop- ment, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-507), is increased by the foregoing appropriation to $7,890,800,400, of which $4,234,500,400 shall be for existing certifi- cates, $671,300,000 shall be for housing vouchers, and $2,985,000,000 shall be for loan management and other project-based section 8 contracts. CONGREGATE SERVICES Funds appropriated under this head in Public Law 101-507 (104 Stat. 1362) and all unobligated balances of prior year appropriations under such head, shall be made available for the revised Congregate Housing Services program under section 802 of the Cranston-Gon- zalez National Affordable Housing Act euid shall remain available
105 STAT. 150 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 until expended: Provided, That any entity that receives assistance under a contract under the Congregate Housing Services Act of 1978 that expires in fiscal year 1991, and is otherwise eligible for assist- ance under such section 802, shall continue to receive assistance under such section 802: Provided further. That each such entity shall be provided such assistance for a 1-year term notwithstanding section 8020)X2), and the dollar amount of such assistance to such entity shall not be less than the dollar amount of assistance that would be indicated by the rate at which such assistance was made available to such entity in the contract that expires in fiscal year 1991: Provided further. That notwithstanding the last sentence of section 802(g), the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall expedite the processing of such entity's application for contin- ued assistance so that funding of the entity will continue without hiatus. PAYMENTS FOR OPERATION OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS For an additional amount for "Pa5mients for operation of low- income housing projects", $75,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That these funds shall be used by the Secretary for fiscal year 1991 requirements in accordance with section 9(a), notwithstanding section 9(d) of the United States Hous- ing Act of 1937, as amended. RENTAL REHABIUTATION GRANTS Effective date. Notwithstanding section 289(c) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), the unexpended bal- ances of the Rental rehabilitation grants program (account s3mibols 86/0182 and 86/0164), and any amounts recaptured under account sjonbol 86/0182 for such program, shall be added to and merged with the Revolving Fund (liquidating programs), established pursu- ant to title II of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1955, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701g-5), effective October 1,1991. PoucY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY Of the amount made available under this head in Public Law 101-507, $500,000 shall be made available for the National Commis- sion on Manufactured Housing as authorized by section 943 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625). ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.—Section 811(kX4) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8013(kX4)) is amended by striking "20 persons with disabilities" and inserting "24 persons with disabilities (or such higher number of persons as permitted under criteria that the S©ci*fitfl.rv sli9.ll TirftscriDfiV Section 17(f) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 14370(f)), as amended by Public Law 101-507 (104 Stat. 1369) is further £unended by striking "or City of West Hollywood, Califor- nia" and by inserting at the end thereof, the following new sentence: California. "This subsection shall also not apply to requirements relating to
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 151 rents imposed on a structure by the City of West HoUjrwood, Califor- nia.". Section 17(f) as amended by the immediate foregoing amend- 42 u s e 1437o ment shall apply retroactively to any structure assisted with section note. 17 rental rehabilitation funds in the City of West Hollywood, California. Section 837(c) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Hous- ing Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 42 u s e 11403h Any such amounts that shall not have been obligated by March note. 20,1991, shall be made available in accordance with the terms of the appropriation under the head 'Supplemental Assistance for Facili- ties to Assist the Homeless' in Public Law 101-507 (104 Stat. 1351, 1364).". All previously obligated funds appropriated to the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the respective heads "Community development grants" and "Urban development action grants" for prior fiscal years shall be exempt, effective as of March 5, 1991, from the application of the provisions of sections 1405 (b)(4) and (bX6) of Public Law 101-510 (104 Stat. 1679) and section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, and shall remain available until expended for the purposes for which originally obligated. In addition to any other rescission provided for in this Act, of the funds made available under the head "Annual contributions for assisted housing" in the Department of Housing and Urban Devel- opment in prior years, an additional $23,000,000 are rescinded: Provided, That $20,000,000 of such amount shall be from amounts for projects to be developed for the elderly and handicapped under section 202 of the United States Housing Act of 1959, as amended, and $3,000,000 of such amount shall be from amounts for section 8 voucher assistance for tenants affected by public housing relocation activities. TITLE III—GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 301. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. SEC. 302. Section 332 of the Department of Tr£insportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 is amended to delete the 104 Stat. 2184. period at the end of the section and insert in lieu thereof the following: Provided further. That for the purposes of this section, funds appropriated in this Act may be used to initiate a multiyear contract for the Medium Range Recovery Helicopter (HH-60J) pro- gram. SEC. 303. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds shall be expended by the Secretary of Labor to implement or administer the regulations published at 54 Federal Register 4234-44 (January 27, 1989) to be codified at 1.7(d), 5.2(n)(4), 5.5(a)(l)(ii)(A) and 5.5(a)(4)(iv) of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations or to implement or administer any other regulation that would have the same or similar effect. No funds shall be expended by the Secretary of Labor to implement or administer revisions to part 29 of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations published at 55 Federal Register 34868-34876 (August 24, 1990) to the extent such revisions affect apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. SEC. 304. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) United States and coalition armed forces devoted enor- mous human and financial resources to the successful effort to
105 STAT. 152 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 free Kuwait from illegal Iraqi occupations, enforce United Na- tions resolutions, and preserve the territorial integrity of the Gulf States; (2) Americans take great pride in the troops who won this historic victory and honor those who gave their lives to liberate Kuwait and turn back aggression; (3) major trading nations of the world will benefit substan- tially and directly from the coalition victory in this strategic area; (4) six nations have pledged $53,500,000,000 in contributions to help meet the costs of the coalition effort; (5) some nations have been slow to honor those commitments for 1990; and (6) the 1991 commitments are agreed to be due on March 31, 1991. 0)) Having appropriated significant supplemental funding for the United States Armed Forces in the Gulf region in a time of recession and budget deficits, it is the sense of the Congress that— (1) these pledges of financial support from the allied nations are appreciated; (2) nations that have made such pledges are urged to comply with them at the earliest possible time, with substantial com- pliance or an agreed upon pa3nnent schedule no later than April 15,1991; (3) these commitments shall be fulfilled; and (4) if these commitments are not met the Congress may consider appropriate action. Lawrence Welk. SEC. 305. Notwithstanding any provision of the Rural Develop- ment, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by that Act or by any other Act may be used for the restoration of the birthplace of Lawrence Welk. SEC. 306. (a) Section 5502(a) of title V, part E of Public Law 100- 25 u s e 2001 297, is amended to read as follows: note. President. "(a) the President shall call and conduct a White House Con- Indians. ference on Indian Education (hereinafter in this part referred to as the 'Conference') which shall be held not earlier than a date which shall be 9 months after the date of the initial meeting of the Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 5506 of this part and not later than 12 months after the date of said meeting." 25 u s e 2001 (b) Section 5506(b) of title V, part E of Public Law 100-297, is note. amended by adding the following new sentence: "The Advisory Committee shall be consulted on, and shall advise the Task Force and the Congress on, all aspects of the Conference and actions which are necessary for the conduct of the Conference.". SEC. 307. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds shall be expended by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce the March 18,1991, deadline contained in the regulations published in the Federal Register on November 16, 1990, (40 CFR, parts 122, 123, 124), pertaining to group applica- tions for stormwater discharges, until such deadline is extended to September 30,1991. SEC. 308. Section 533(c)(3XB) of the Foreign Operations, Export 22 u s e 262/. Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991, is amended by— (1) striking "industrial" and inserting in lieu thereof "commercial"; and
PUBLIC LAW 1 0 2 - 2 7 ~ A P R . 10, 1991 105 STAT. 153 (2) inserting "unless an environmental assessment: "(i) identifies potential impacts on biological diversity; "(ii) demonstrates that all timber extraction will be conducted according to an environmentally sound manage- ^^ ment system which maintains the ecological functions of the natursil forest and minimizes impacts on biological diversity; and "(iii) demonstrates that the activity will contribute to reducing deforestation" before the period at the end thereof. SEC. 309. PERSIAN GULF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. (a) INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK.—Congress strongly encourages the President to seek the establishment of an international frame- work agreement to— (1) provide for environmental monitoring, sissessment, remedi- ation and restoration in the Persian Gulf region of effects of the recent war; and (2) provide for the pa3mient, by the host country, of appro- priate Federal agencies utilized to establish or implement this agreement. (b) REPORTS.— (1) Within 60 days of enactment of this Act, the President President. shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives an unclassified report identifying the actions taken to implement these provisions and any costs and pa3mients, and (2) by March 1, 1992, and subject to the receipt of payment by the Environmental Protection Agency under subsection (aX2), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with appropriate agencies, shall submit to Con- gress an unclassified report providing a comprehensive eval- uation of environmental effects of the Persian Gulf conflict identified pursuant to this provision. SEC. 310. CHILD CARE BLOCK GRANT TECHNICAL AMENDMENT. Section 658J of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 is amended by striking out "expended" and inserting in lieu 42 u s e 9858h. thereof "obligated". SEC. 311. SYRIA. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) The successful conclusion of the war in the Persian Gulf provides an opportunity to begin building a lasting peace in the Middle East; (2) A crucial element of peace in this unstable region is the willingness of Arab states to negotiate with Israel, recognizing her right to live in peace; (3) The United States should continue to urge Arab states to negotiate peace with the State of Israel; (4) One of those Arab states, Sjnria, continues to undermine goodwill and peace in the region by depriving the 4,000 Jews living in Syria of the right to emigrate; (5) Sjrrian Jews continue to live in a climate of fear and insecurity, still denied fundamental civil and human rights;
105 STAT. 154 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 (6) A Jew living in Syria, in order to travel, must leave a large sum of money and members of his immediate family as insur- ance for his return; (7) Jews suspected of having traveled "illegally" or even of planning to do so have been arrested, interrogated, and sub- jected to lengthy imprisonment; Hafez Assad. (8) Sjn-ian President Hafez Assad continues to deny the basic right of free emigration, a violation of the Universal Declara- tion of Human Rights, to which Syria is a signatory. (b) The C!ongress— (1) condemns the Government of Syria for continuing to deny the basic human right of free emigration; (2) calls upon the Government of Syria— (A) to allow all Syrian Jews to emigrate freely, (B) to release from prison Jews suspected of having trav- elled "illegally" or of planning to do so; (3) urges the Administration to continue to make known to Syrian authorities the importance of respecting the human rights of the Jewish community, especially the right to emi- grate, in determining future policy toward Syria. Loans. ^EC. 312. REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURES. (a) Section 6 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (12 U.S.C. 2605) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(j) TRANSITION.— "(1) ORIGINATOR LIABIUTY.—A person who makes a federally related mortgage loan shall not be liable to a borrower because of a failure of such person to comply with subsection (a) with respect to an application for a loan made by the borrower before the regulations referred to in paragraph (3) take effect. "(2) SERVICER UABIUTY.—A servicer of a federally related mortgage loan shall not be liable to a borrower because of a failure of the servicer to perform any duty under subsection (b), (c), (d), or (e) that arises before the regulations referred to in paragraph (3) take effect. "(3) REGULATIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATE.—The Secretary shall, by regulations that shall take effect not later than April 20, 1991, establish any requirements necessary to carry out this section. Such regulations shall include the model disclosure statement required under subsection (a)(2).". TITLE IV—TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS SEC. 401. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. (a) The appropriation "Foreign Military Financing Program" as contained in the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related 104 Stat. 1997. Programs Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-513) is amend- ed by striking out "$4,663,420,800" and inserting in lieu thereof "$4,259,920,800". 2 use 904 note. (b) Upon the enactment of this Act, the order issued by the President on November 9, 1990, pursuant to sections 251 and 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is hereby rescinded. Any action taken to implement this order shall be reversed, and any sequestrable resource that has been reduced or sequestered by such order is hereby restored, revived, or
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 155 released and shall be available to the same extent and for the same purpose as if the order had not been issued. SEC. 402. MILITARY CONSTRUCTION. In Public Law 101-519, the Military CJonstruction Appropriations Act, 1991, sections 131 and 132 are hereby repealed. ^ ^ ^ iT2k note; 18 USC SEC. 403. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. 2331 et seg. In Public Law 101-509, the Treasury, Postal Service, and Greneral Government Appropriations Act, 1991, under the heading "General Services Administration, Real Property Activities, Federal Build- ings Fund, Limitations on Availability of Revenue, New Construc- tion" at the end of the listmg for the District of Columbia add the 104 Stat. 1404. following project: "General Services Administration, Southeast Federal Center, Headquarters, $148,500,000: Provided, That such funds shall be obligated only upon the advance approval of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works", and under the heading "Greneral Services Administration, Real Property Activities, Federal Build- ings Fund, Limitations on Availability of Revenue, New Construc- tion, Virginia, Northern Virginia Naval Systems Commands" strike "$273,000,000" and insert in lieu thereof "$240,000,000: Provided, That $10,000,000 in additional funds may be obligated upon the advance approval of the House and Senate Committees on Appro- priations and the House Committee on Public Works and Transpor- tation and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: Provided further. That no more than $250,000,000 shall be available for acquisition, through direct purchase and construction of 1,000,000 square feet of occupiable space: Provided further, That acquisition of an additional 1,000,000 square feet either through direct purchase, construction, or lease, shall only be permitted upon the advance approval of a prospectus by the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works". SEC. 404. REPEAL; RESTORATION OF OBLIGATION AUTHORITY. (a) Section 329 of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991, is repealed. 23 USC 104 note. (b) The Secretary of Transportation shall restore any reductions in 23 USC 104 note, obligation authority made under section 329 prior to its repeal. TITLE V—CERTAIN MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS BENEFITS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For emergency expenses necessary for the benefits provided in the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991, for fiscal year 1991 through fiscsd year 1995, not to exceed $655,000,000 appropriated, to be derived by transfer only by the Secretary of Defense, with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, from current and future balances in the Defense Cooperation Account to the following ac- counts in chapters I and II of this title in not to exceed the following amounts:
105 STAT. 156 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 CHAPTER I DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MiLTTARY P E R S O N N E L (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for the payment of special death gratu- ities for service members participating in the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance program, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel. Army, $15,000,000; Military personnel, Navy, $4,000,000; Military personnel, Marine Corps, $4,000,000; Military personnel, Air Force, $2,000,000. For an additional amount for the pajonent of death gratuities, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel, Army, $2,000,000; Military personnel. Navy, $1,360,000; Military personnel. Marine Corps, $570,000; Military personnel, Air Force, $1,070,000. For an additional amount for the payment of a temporary in- crease in the rate of special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger, for the following accounts in the amounts speci- fied: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel, Army, $101,000,000; Military personnel. Navy, $24,000,000; Military personnel. Marine Corps, $29,000,000; Military personnel. Air Force, $19,000,000. For an additional amount for the payment of special pay for health professionals recalled to active duty or involuntarily retained on active duty, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel, Army, $7,900,000; Military personnel. Navy, $400,000; Military personnel. Air Force, $1,700,000. For an additional amount for the pa3mient of increased amounts attributable to the removal of the sixty-day limitation on the amount of leave that may be paid to survivors of military members who die on active duty, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel. Army, $580,000; Military personnel. Navy, $140,000; Military personnel. Marine Corps, $160,000; Military personnel. Air Force, $100,000.
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 157 For an additional amount for the payment to retired members of the Armed Forces recalled to active duty during a war or national emergency at the highest grade previously held and to allow these members to retire in the highest grade held, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel, Army, $50,000; Military personnel, Navy, $14,000; Military personnel. Marine Corps, $17,000; Military personnel. Air Force, $10,000. For an additional amount for the payment of the basic allowance for quarters to military reservists without dependents, for the fol- lowing accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel. Army, $22,100,000; Military personnel, Navy, $3,200,000; Military personnel, Marine Corps, $5,500,000; Military personnel, Air Force, $5,200,000. For an additional amount for the payment of family separation allowances, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Military personnel, Army, $20,000,000; Military personnel, Navy, $16,900,000; Military personnel. Marine Corps, $5,900,000; Military personnel, Air Force, $8,200,000. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for the payment of increased costs of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Serv- ices, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Operation and maintenance, Army, $15,400,000; . Operation and maintenance. Navy, $17,700,000; Operation and maintenance. Air Force, $14,900,000. For an additional amount to provide transitional health care coverage upon deactivation for reservists on active duty during the Persian Gulf Conflict, for the following accounts in the amounts specified: FISCAL YEAR 1991 Operation and maintenance. Army, $15,900,000; Operation and maintenance, Navy, $6,370,000; Operation and maintenance. Air Force, $2,730,000.
105 STAT. 158 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUARANTEED STUDENT LOANS (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for "Guaranteed student loans", for fiscal year 1991, $3,106,000; for fiscal year 1992, $5,932,562; for fiscal year 1993, $2,262,250; for fiscal year 1994, $506,250; for fiscal year 1995, $506,250 as authorized in section 372: Provided, That if these amounts in any fiscal year are not sufficient to provide for the benefits authorized, any additional amounts necessary shall be available from otherwise appropriated funds from this account. STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for "Student financial assistance", for fiscal year 1991, $1,290,000; for fiscal year 1992, $3,165,000; for fiscal year 1993, $3,165,000; for fiscal year 1994, $3,165,000; for fiscal year 1995, $3,165,000 as authorized in section 372: Provided, That if these amounts in any fiscal year are not sufficient to provide for the benefits authorized, any additional amounts necessary shall be available from otherwise appropriated funds from this account. CHAPTER II DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS For an additional amount for "Compensation and pensions", for the following amounts and fiscal years specified: fiscal year 1991, $200,000; fiscal year 1992, $600,000; fiscal year 1993, $700,000; fiscal year 1994, $700,000; fiscal year 1995, $700,000, to remain available until expended. VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS For an additional amount for purposes of funding chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code, and chapter 106 of title 10, United States Code, for fiscal years 1991 through 1995, $655,000,000, less the total of the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1991 through 1995 in the preceding paragraphs of this title. CHAPTER III For an additional amount for emergency expenses not otherwise provided for in this Act, $50,000,000 of which $30,000,000 may be available for Family Education and Support Services as authorized in the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991 and of which $20,000,000 may be available for Child Care Assistance as authorized in the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits
PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 159 Act of 1991: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense may transfer these sums as necessary to the appropriate operation and mainte- nance appropriations to be merged with and made available for the same purposes and the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred: Provided further. That this transfer authority shall be in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this Act. GENERAL PROVISION SEC. 501. (a) The authority provided in this title to transfer funds from the Defense Cooperation Account is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this or any other Act making appro- priations for fiscal year 1991 through fiscal year 1995. (b) Amounts transferred from the Defense Cooperation Account shall be merged with and be available for the same purposes as the appropriations to which transferred. (c) The Secretary of Defense shall notify the Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives before making any transfer from the Defense Co- operation Account. No transfer may be made until the seventh day after such committees receive the notification required by this subsection to be submitted for such transfer. SEC. 502. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN ASSISTANCE FOR JORDAN. (a) PROHIBITION.—Except as otherwise provided in this section, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991, may be obligated or expended for assist- ance for Jordan. OJ) EXCEPTIONS.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to— (1) assistance for refugees; or (2) assistance to finance the training or studies outside Jordan of students whose course of study or training program began before the date of enactment of this Act. (c) WAIVER.—The prohibition contained in subsection (a) shall not apply if the President determines and certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the Government of Jordan has taken steps to advance the peace process in the Middle East, or that furnishing assistance to Jordan would be beneficial to the peace process in the Middle East. (d) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section, the term "appro- priate congressional committees" means the Committee on Appro- priations and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. (e) REPEALS.—(1) The ninth proviso under the heading "Economic Support Fund" of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991, is hereby repealed. 104 Stat. 1990. (2) The tenth proviso under the heading "Economic Support Fund" of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990, is hereby repealed. 102 Stat. 1206. (3) Any provision of law not repealed by this subsection that earmarks economic or military assistance for Jordan shall have no force or effect upon the date of enactment of this Act.
105 STAT. 160 PUBLIC LAW 102-27—APR. 10, 1991 This Act may be cited as the "Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991". Approved April 10, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1281: HOUSE REPORTS: Nos. 102-9 (Ctomm. on Appropriations) and 102-29 (Ck)mm. of SENATE REPORTS: No. 102-24 (Comm. on Appropriations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): Mar. 7, considered and passed House. Mar. 19, 20, considered and passed Senate, amended. Mar. 21, House disagreed to Senate, amendments. Mar. 22, House agreed to conference report; receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments, in others with amendments. Senate agreed to conference report; concurred in House amendments.