H.R. 4544 (103rd): To authorize the appropriations for construction projects under the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern ...

...Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, and for other purposes.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Jun 08, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4544 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4544

To authorize the appropriations for construction projects under the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 1994

Mr. DE LUGO (by request) (for himself and Mr. MILLER of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the appropriations for construction projects under the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of March 24, 1976 (Public Law 94-241, 90 Stat. 263), is amended by--

      (1) adding the following new section at the end thereof:

    ‘SEC. 6. There are authorized to be appropriated for the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands for capital infrastructure $18,000,000 to become available on October 1, 1994, and $9,000,000 to become available on October 1, 1995, notwithstanding the first paragraph of section A of Part II and section B of Part III of the Agreement of the Special Representatives on Future Federal Financial Assistance for the Northern Mariana Islands, executed on December 17, 1992: Provided, That such amounts shall become available only to the extent that matching funds are provided, on a project-by-project basis, by the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands in the amounts of $9,000,000 for fiscal year 1995 and $18,000,000 for fiscal year 1996. No funds are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this Act for any fiscal year thereafter. Such Federal assistance shall be provided through annual grants according to the remaining terms of such Agreement, except that the duration of the Agreement shall be 2 years.’; and

      (2) repealing section 4(b) upon enactment of appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands.