H.R. 1905 (106th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Jun 16, 1999 (Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment).

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HR 1905 EAS

In the Senate of the United States,

June 16, 1999.

Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 1905) entitled ‘An Act making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes’, do pass with the following

AMENDMENTS:

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SENATE

expense allowances

    For expense allowances of the Vice President, $10,000; the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Leader of the Senate, $10,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Whip of the Senate, $5,000; Minority Whip of the Senate, $5,000; and Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Conference Committees, $3,000 for each Chairman; in all, $56,000.

representation allowances for the majority and minority leaders

    For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; in all, $30,000.

Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation of officers, employees, and others as authorized by law, including agency contributions, $89,968,000, which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to the below limitations, as follows:

office of the vice president

    For the Office of the Vice President, $1,721,000.

office of the president pro tempore

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $437,000.

offices of the majority and minority leaders

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, $2,644,000.

offices of the majority and minority whips

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $1,634,000.

committee on appropriations

    For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, $6,525,000.

conference committees

    For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the Chairman of each such committee, $1,132,000 for each such committee; in all, $2,264,000.

offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the conference of the minority

    For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority, $590,000.

policy committees

    For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the Minority Policy Committee, $1,151,000 for each such committee; in all, $2,302,000.

office of the chaplain

    For Office of the Chaplain, $277,000.

office of the secretary

    For Office of the Secretary, $14,202,000.

office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, $34,794,000.

offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for the Minority, $1,246,000.

agency contributions and related expenses

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as authorized by law, and related expenses, $21,332,000.

Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, $3,901,000.

Office of Senate Legal Counsel

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, $1,035,000.

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority of the Senate

    For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, $3,000; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the Minority of the Senate, $3,000; in all, $12,000.

Contingent Expenses of the Senate

inquiries and investigations

    For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate, or conducted pursuant to section 134(a) of Public Law 601, Seventy-ninth Congress, as amended, section 112 of Public Law 96-304 and Senate Resolution 281, agreed to March 11, 1980, $71,604,000.

EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL

    For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, $370,000.

secretary of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, $1,511,000.

sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $66,261,000.

miscellaneous items

    For miscellaneous items, $8,655,000.

senators’ official personnel and office expense account

    For Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account, $245,703,000.

official mail costs

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the Senate, $300,000.

administrative provisions

    SECTION 1. Effective in the case of any fiscal year which begins on or after October 1, 1999, clause (iii) of paragraph (3)(A) of section 506(b) of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(iii) subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents Alabama, $184,476, Alaska, $252,784, Arizona, $200,830, Arkansas, $169,453, California, $474,426, Colorado, $189,246, Connecticut, $161,999, Delaware, $128,102, Florida, $305,664, Georgia, $213,982, Hawaii, $280,277, Idaho, $164,491, Illinois, $268,850, Indiana, $196,677, Iowa, $172,129, Kansas, $169,343, Kentucky, $179,294, Louisiana, $187,141, Maine, $148,779, Maryland, $173,860, Massachusetts, $197,265, Michigan, $238,866, Minnesota, $189,441, Mississippi, $169,570, Missouri, $200,277, Montana, $162,375, Nebraska, $161,164, Nevada, $173,159, New Hampshire, $143,378, New Jersey, $207,958, New Mexico, $167,622, New York, $329,562, North Carolina, $216,136, North Dakota, $150,545, Ohio, $261,920, Oklahoma, $182,009, Oregon, $191,432, Pennsylvania, $267,991, Rhode Island, $139,303, South Carolina, $172,723, South Dakota, $152,385, Tennessee, $194,539, Texas, $354,501, Utah, $170,413, Vermont, $136,826, Virginia, $196,177, Washington, $216,915, West Virginia, $148,814, Wisconsin, $193,708, Wyoming, $153,169, plus’.

    SEC. 2. Effective on and after October 1, 1999, each of the dollar amounts contained in the table under section 105(d)(1)(A) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1968 (2 U.S.C. 61-1(d)(1)(A)) shall be deemed to be the dollar amounts in that table, as increased by section 8 of Public Law 105-275, increased by an additional $50,000 each.

    SEC. 3. SENATE OFFICE SPACE ALLOCATIONS. Section 3 under the heading ‘ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS’ in the appropriation for the Senate in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1975 (2 U.S.C. 59; 88 Stat. 428) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (b)--

        (A) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) 5,000 square feet if the population of the State of the Senator is less than 3,000,000;’;

        (B) by striking ‘8,000’ in paragraph (13) and inserting ‘8,200’; and

        (C) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (13) as paragraphs (2) through (12), respectively; and

      (2) in subsection (c)(2)--

        (A) by striking ‘$30,000’ and inserting ‘$40,000’;

        (B) by striking ‘4,800’ and inserting ‘5,000’;

        (C) by striking ‘$734’ and inserting ‘$1,000’; and

        (D) by adding at the end the following: ‘Effective beginning with the 106th Congress, the aggregate amount in effect under this paragraph for any Congress shall be increased by the inflation adjustment factor for the calendar year in which the Congress begins. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the inflation adjustment factor for any calendar year is a fraction the numerator of which is the implicit price deflator for the gross domestic product as computed and published by the Department of Commerce for the preceding calendar year and the denominator of which is such deflator for the calendar year 1998.’.

    SEC. 4. Section 6(c) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-275; 2 U.S.C. 121b-1(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(3) The provisions of section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d), except for the provisions relating to solicitation, shall not apply to any activity carried out pursuant to this section, subject to approval of such activities by the Committee on Rules and Administration.’.

    SEC. 5. The first section of Public Law 87-82 (40 U.S.C. 174j-1) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘The provisions of section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d), except for the provisions relating to solicitation, shall not apply to any activity carried out pursuant to this section, subject to the approval of such activities by the Committee on Rules and Administration.’.

    SEC. 6. The Legislative Counsel may, subject to the approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, designate one of the Senior Counsels appointed under section 102 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 274 note; Public Law 95-391; 92 Stat. 771) as Deputy Legislative Counsel. The Deputy Legislative Counsel shall perform the functions of the Legislative Counsel during the absence or disability of the Legislative Counsel, or when the office is vacant.

    SEC. 7. Section 814(i) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 2291 note) is amended by striking ‘September 30, 1999’ and inserting ‘September 30, 2002’.

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JOINT ITEMS

    For Joint Committees, as follows:

Joint Economic Committee

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, $3,200,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Joint Committee on Taxation

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation, $6,456,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

Joint Committee on the Library

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on the Library, $500,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

    For other joint items, as follows:

Office of the Attending Physician

    For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his assistants, including: (1) an allowance of $1,500 per month to the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $500 per month each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of the Attending Physician; (3) an allowance of $500 per month to one assistant and $400 per month each not to exceed eleven assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such assistants; and (4) $1,002,600 for reimbursement to the Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be available for all the purposes thereof, $1,898,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

Capitol Police Board

Capitol Police

SALARIES

    For the Capitol Police Board for salaries of officers, members, and employees of the Capitol Police, including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, clothing allowance of not more than $600 each for members required to wear civilian attire, and Government contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee benefits, $80,783,000, of which $38,648,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House, and $42,135,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That, of the amounts appropriated under this heading, such amounts as may be necessary may be transferred between the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives and the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

general expenses

    For the Capitol Police Board for necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, forensic services, stenographic services, personal and professional services, the employee assistance program, not more than $2,000 for the awards program, postage, telephone service, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and $85 per month for extra services performed for the Capitol Police Board by an employee of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate or the House of Representatives designated by the Chairman of the Board, $7,913,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives: Provided, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the cost of basic training for the Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for fiscal year 2000 shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury from funds available to the Department of the Treasury.

Administrative Provision

    SEC. 101. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2000 for the Capitol Police Board for the Capitol Police may be transferred between the headings ‘SALARIES’ and ‘GENERAL EXPENSES’ upon the approval of--

      (1) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, in the case of amounts transferred from the appropriation provided to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives under the heading ‘SALARIES’;

      (2) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, in the case of amounts transferred from the appropriation provided to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate under the heading ‘SALARIES’; and

      (3) the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, in the case of other transfers.

Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

    For salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office, $2,336,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That no part of such amount may be used to employ more than forty-three individuals: Provided further, That the Capitol Guide Board is authorized, during emergencies, to employ not more than two additional individuals for not more than 120 days each, and not more than ten additional individuals for not more than six months each, for the Capitol Guide Service.

Statements of Appropriations

    For the preparation, under the direction of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, of the statements for the first session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress, showing appropriations made, indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, together with a chronological history of the regular appropriations bills as required by law, $30,000, to be paid to the persons designated by the chairmen of such committees to supervise the work.

OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $2,000,000.

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), including not more than $2,500 to be expended on the certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $26,221,000: Provided, That no part of such amount may be used for the purchase or hire of a passenger motor vehicle.

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Capitol Buildings and Grounds

CAPITOL BUILDINGS

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, the Assistant Architect of the Capitol, and other personal services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys and studies in connection with activities under the care of the Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol and electrical substations of the Senate and House office buildings under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol, including furnishings and office equipment, including not more than $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; for purchase or exchange, maintenance and operation of a passenger motor vehicle; and not to exceed $20,000 for attendance, when specifically authorized by the Architect of the Capitol, at meetings or conventions in connection with subjects related to work under the Architect of the Capitol, $48,195,000, of which $7,620,000 shall remain available until expended.

CAPITOL GROUNDS

    For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $5,627,000, of which $330,000 shall remain available until expended.

senate office buildings

    For all necessary expenses for maintenance, care and operation of Senate office buildings; and furniture and furnishings to be expended under the control and supervision of the Architect of the Capitol, $64,038,000, of which $22,305,000 shall remain available until expended.

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capitol power plant

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power (including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, the Union Station complex, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $45,006,000, of which $6,000,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That not more than $4,000,000 of the funds credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2000.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Congressional Research Service

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 203 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 166) and to revise and extend the Annotated Constitution of the United States of America, $71,244,000: Provided, That no part of such amount may be used to pay any salary or expense in connection with any publication, or preparation of material therefor (except the Digest of Public General Bills), to be issued by the Library of Congress unless such publication has obtained prior approval of either the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives or the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional Printing and Binding

    For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and the distribution of Congressional information in any format; printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (44 U.S.C. 902); printing and binding of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to Members of Congress; and printing, binding, and distribution of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed without charge to the recipient, $77,704,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for paper copies of the permanent edition of the Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident Commissioners or Delegates authorized under 44 U.S.C. 906: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any other Act for printing and binding and related services provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date that such document, report, or publication is authorized by Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United States Code.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2000’.

TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

BOTANIC GARDEN

Salaries and Expenses

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, $3,428,000.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance of the Union Catalogs; custody and custodial care of the Library buildings; special clothing; cleaning, laundering and repair of uniforms; preservation of motion pictures in the custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation and distribution of catalog records and other publications of the Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and expenses of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not properly chargeable to the income of any trust fund held by the Board, $250,491,000, of which not more than $6,500,000 shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2000, and shall remain available until expended, under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 2000 and shall remain available until expended for the development and maintenance of an international legal information database and activities related thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than the $6,850,000: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, $10,321,380 is to remain available until expended for acquisition of books, periodicals, newspapers, and all other materials including subscriptions for bibliographic services for the Library, including $40,000 to be available solely for the purchase, when specifically approved by the Librarian, of special and unique materials for additions to the collections: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, $2,347,000 is to remain available until expended for the acquisition and partial support for implementation of an Integrated Library System (ILS): Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, $600,000 is to remain available until expended for the purpose of digitizing archival materials relating to ethnic groups of California, including Japanese Americans, which amount shall be transferred to an educational archive able to conduct such a project as approved by the Library.

Copyright Office

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, including publication of the decisions of the United States courts involving copyrights, $37,628,000, of which not more than $20,800,000, to remain available until expended, shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2000 under 17 U.S.C. 708(d): Provided, That the Copyright Office may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under 17 U.S.C. 708(d), in excess of the amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, That not more than $5,454,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 2000 under 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 802(h), and 1005: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than $26,254,000: Provided further, That not more than $100,000 of the amount appropriated is available for the maintenance of an ‘International Copyright Institute’ in the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress for the purpose of training nationals of developing countries in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided further, That not more than $7,250 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for activities of the International Copyright Institute and for copyright delegations, visitors, and seminars.

Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $47,984,000, of which $14,019,000 shall remain available until expended.

Furniture and Furnishings

    For necessary expenses for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and repair of furniture, furnishings, office and library equipment, $5,415,000.

Administrative Provisions

    SEC. 201. Appropriations in this Act available to the Library of Congress shall be available, in an amount of not more than $198,390, of which $59,300 is for the Congressional Research Service, when specifically authorized by the Librarian, for attendance at meetings concerned with the function or activity for which the appropriation is made.

    SEC. 202. (a) No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used by the Library of Congress to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule which--

      (1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15; and

      (2) grants such manager or supervisor the right to not be at work for all or a portion of a workday because of time worked by the manager or supervisor on another workday.

    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ‘manager or supervisor’ means any management official or supervisor, as such terms are defined in section 7103(a)(10) and (11) of title 5, United States Code.

    SEC. 203. Appropriated funds received by the Library of Congress from other Federal agencies to cover general and administrative overhead costs generated by performing reimbursable work for other agencies under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536 shall not be used to employ more than 65 employees and may be expended or obligated--

      (1) in the case of a reimbursement, only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts; or

      (2) in the case of an advance payment, only--

        (A) to pay for such general or administrative overhead costs as are attributable to the work performed for such agency; or

        (B) to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts, with respect to any purpose not allowable under subparagraph (A).

    SEC. 204. Of the amounts appropriated to the Library of Congress in this Act, not more than $5,000 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for the incentive awards program.

    SEC. 205. Of the amount appropriated to the Library of Congress in this Act, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for the Overseas Field Offices.

    SEC. 206. (a) For fiscal year 2000, the obligational authority of the Library of Congress for the activities described in subsection (b) may not exceed $98,788,000.

    (b) The activities referred to in subsection (a) are reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.

    SEC. 207. The Library of Congress may use available funds, now and hereafter, to enter into contracts for the lease or acquisition of severable services for a period that begins in one fiscal year and ends in the next fiscal year and to enter into multi-year contracts for the acquisition of property and services pursuant to sections 303L and 304B, respectively, of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (41 U.S.C. 253l and 254c).

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Library Buildings and Grounds

STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE

    For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds, $17,327,000, of which $5,740,000 shall remain available until expended.

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Office of Superintendent of Documents

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of Government publications and their distribution to the public, Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated depository and international exchange libraries as authorized by law, $29,986,000: Provided, That travel expenses, including travel expenses of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, shall not exceed $150,000: Provided further, That amounts of not more than $2,000,000 from current year appropriations are authorized for producing and disseminating Congressional serial sets and other related publications for 1998 and 1999 to depository and other designated libraries.

Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    For payment to the ‘Government Printing Office revolving fund’, $5,000,000, to remain available until expended, for air-conditioning systems and elevator repair.

    The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in accord with the law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, United States Code, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs and purposes set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for the Government Printing Office revolving fund: Provided, That not more than $2,500 may be expended on the certification of the Public Printer in connection with official representation and reception expenses: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available for the hire or purchase of not more than twelve passenger motor vehicles: Provided further, That expenditures in connection with travel expenses of the advisory councils to the Public Printer shall be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available for temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title: Provided further, That the revolving fund and the funds provided under the heading ‘OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, SALARIES AND EXPENSES’ together may not be available for the full-time equivalent employment of more than 3,383 workyears: Provided further, That activities financed through the revolving fund may provide information in any format: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall not be used to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule which applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15: Provided further, That expenses for attendance at meetings shall not exceed $75,000.

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the General Accounting Office, including not more than $7,000 to be expended on the certification of the Comptroller General of the United States in connection with official representation and reception expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324; benefits comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), 901(6), and 901(8) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), 4081(6), and 4081(8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United States, rental of living quarters in foreign countries, $382,298,000: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 9105 hereafter amounts reimbursed to the Comptroller General pursuant to that section shall be deposited to the appropriation of the General Accounting Office then available and remain available until expended, and not more than $1,400,000 of such funds shall be available for use in fiscal year 2000: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or agency which is a member of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of JFMIP costs as determined by the JFMIP, including the salary of the Executive Director and secretarial support: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or agency which is a member of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a Regional Intergovernmental Audit Forum shall be available to finance an appropriate share of either Forum’s costs as determined by the respective Forum, including necessary travel expenses of non-Federal participants. Payments hereunder to either Forum or the JFMIP may be credited as reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved are initially financed: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or agency which is a member of the American Consortium on International Public Administration (ACIPA) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of ACIPA costs as determined by the ACIPA, including any expenses attributable to membership of ACIPA in the International Institute of Administrative Sciences.

TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    SEC. 301. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided under regulations relating to parking facilities for the House of Representatives issued by the Committee on House Administration and for the Senate issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

    SEC. 302. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 2000 unless expressly so provided in this Act.

    SEC. 303. Whenever in this Act any office or position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is appropriated for or the rate of compensation or designation of any office or position appropriated for is different from that specifically established by such Act, the rate of compensation and the designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act for the various items of official expenses of Members, officers, and committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect thereto.

    SEC. 304. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.

    SEC. 305. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds made available in this Act should be American-made.

    (b) In providing financial assistance to, or entering into any contract with, any entity using funds made available in this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to the greatest extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress.

    (c) If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a ‘Made in America’ inscription, or any inscription with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United States, such person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with funds provided pursuant to this Act, pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in section 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.

    SEC. 306. Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of Public Law 104-1 to pay awards and settlements as authorized under such subsection.

    SEC. 307. Amounts available for administrative expenses of any legislative branch entity which participates in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council (LBFMC) established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall be available to finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as determined by the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to be shared among all participating legislative branch entities (in such allocations among the entities as the entities may determine) may not exceed $1,500.

    SEC. 308. Section 316 of Public Law 101-302 is amended in the first sentence of subsection (a) by striking ‘1999’ and inserting ‘2000’.

    SEC. 309. For purposes of section 8147 of title 5, United States Code, the Government Printing Office is not considered an agency which is required by statute to submit an annual budget pursuant to or as provided by chapter 91 of title 31, United States Code, and is not required to pay an additional amount for the cost of administration.

    SEC. 310. Chapter 5 of title II of division B of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-569) is amended in the matter under the subheading ‘CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER’ under the heading ‘ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL’ by striking ‘the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives, the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and of the Senate, and other appropriate committees of the House of Representatives and of the Senate’ and inserting ‘the United States Capitol Preservation Commission established under section 801 of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (40 U.S.C. 188a)’.

    SEC. 311. (a) The National Park Service (in this section referred to as the ‘sponsor’) may during each of calendar years 1999 and 2000 sponsor a series of three concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra (in this section each concert referred to as an ‘event’) on the Capitol Grounds. Such concerts shall be held on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day of each such calendar year, or on such alternate dates during that calendar year as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate may jointly designate.

    (b)(1) Under conditions to be prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board, each event authorized by subsection (a)--

      (A) shall be free of admission charge and open to the public, with no preferential seating except for security purposes as determined in accordance with subsection (d), and

      (B) shall be arranged not to interfere with the needs of Congress.

    (2) The sponsor shall assume full responsibility for all expenses and liabilities incident to all activities associated with each event.

    (3) Pursuant to section 451 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 (40 U.S.C. 193m-l), the Comptroller General of the United States shall perform an annual audit of the events for each of calendar years 1999 and 2000 and provide a report on each audit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration not later than December 15 of the calendar year for which the audit was performed.

    (c)(1) Subject to the approval of the Architect of the Capitol, the sponsor may erect upon the Capitol Grounds such stage, sound amplification devices, and other related structures and equipment as may be required for each event.

    (2) Subject to the restrictions contained in subsection (d), the concerts held on Memorial Day and 4th of July (or their alternate dates) may be broadcast over radio, television, and other media outlets.

    (3) In order to permit the setting up and taking down of structures and equipment and the conducting of dress rehearsals, the Architect of the Capitol may permit the sponsor to use the West Central Front of the United States Capitol for each event for not more than--

      (A) six days if the concert is televised, and

      (B) four days if the concert is not televised.

    The Architect may not schedule any use under this paragraph if it would interfere with any concert to be performed by a military band of the United States.

    (4) The Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board are authorized to make any such additional arrangements as may be required to carry out each event.

    (d)(1) The Capitol Police Board shall for each event--

      (A) provide for all security related needs, and

      (B) provide for enforcement of the restrictions contained in section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d; 60 Stat. 718), concerning sales, displays, advertisements, and solicitations on the Capitol Grounds, as well as other restrictions applicable to the Capitol Grounds.

    (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), credits may be appropriately given to private sponsors of an event at the conclusion of any broadcast of the event.

    (3) The Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board shall enter into an agreement with the sponsor, and such other persons participating in an event as the Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board considers appropriate, under which the sponsor and such persons agree to comply with the requirements of this subsection. The agreement shall specifically prohibit the use for a commercial purpose of any photograph taken at, or broadcast production of, the event.

    SEC. 312. TRADE DEFICIT REVIEW COMMISSION. (a) APPROPRIATIONS- Section 127(i) of the Trade Deficit Review Commission Act (19 U.S.C. 2213 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence:

    ‘Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall remain available until the date which is 90 days after the date on which the Commission submits the final report described in subsection (e).’.

    (b) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PAY AUTHORITIES TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION- Section 127(g) of the Trade Deficit Review Commission Act is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(6) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PAY AUTHORITIES-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- An individual who is a member of the Commission and is an annuitant or otherwise covered by section 8344 or 8468 of title 5, United States Code, by reason of membership on the Commission is not subject to the provisions of section 8344 or 8468 (whichever is applicable) with respect to such membership.

        ‘(B) UNIFORMED SERVICE- An individual who is a member of the Commission and is a member or former member of a uniformed service is not subject to the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of section 5532, United States Code, with respect to membership on the Commission.’.

    (c) TERMINATION OF COMMISSION AND OTHER MATTERS- Section 127 of the Trade Deficit Review Commission Act is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections:

    ‘(j) FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT- The provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463; 5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Commission.

    ‘(k) TERMINATION- The Commission shall terminate 90 days after the date on which the Commission submits the final report under subsection (e).’.

    SEC. 313. CREDITABLE SERVICE WITH CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES. Section 8332(m)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(A) such employee has at least 4 years and 6 months of service on such committees as of December 12, 1980; and’.

    SEC. 314. Section 207(e) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by striking paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND ELECTED OFFICERS- Any person who is a Member of Congress or an elected officer of either House of Congress and who, within 2 years after that person leaves office, knowingly makes, with the intent to influence, any communication to or appearance before any Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, or any employee of any other legislative office of Congress, on behalf of any other person (except the United States) in connection with any matter on which such former Member of Congress or elected officer seeks action by a Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, in his or her official capacity, shall be punished as provided in section 216 of this title.

      ‘(2) CONGRESSIONAL EMPLOYEES- (A) Any person who is an employee of the Senate or an employee of the House of Representatives who, within 2 years after termination of such employment, knowingly makes, with the intent to influence, any communication to or appearance before any person described under subparagraph (B), on behalf of any other person (except the United States) in connection with any matter on which such former employee seeks action by a Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, in his or her official capacity, shall be punished as provided in section 216 of this title.

      ‘(B) The persons referred to under subparagraph (A) with respect to appearances or communications by a former employee are any Member, officer, or employee of the House of Congress in which such former employee served.’;

      (2) in paragraph (6)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘paragraphs (2), (3), and (4)’ and inserting ‘paragraph (2)’; and

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘paragraph (5)’ and inserting ‘paragraph (3)’;

      (3) in paragraph (7)(G), by striking ‘, (2), (3), or (4)’ and inserting ‘or (2)’; and

      (4) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (3), (4), and (5), respectively.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000’.

Attest:

Secretary.

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1905

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