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H.R. 2019 (113th): Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2013 (Introduced).


I

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2019

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 16, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Cole, Mr. Welch, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Hultgren, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Meehan, Mrs. Walorski, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Messer, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Webster of Florida, and Mr. Kline) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To eliminate taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Kids First Research Act of 2013 .

2.

Termination of taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns

(a)

Termination of designation of income tax payments

Section 6096 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Termination

This section shall not apply to taxable years ending on or after the date of the enactment of this subsection.

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(b)

Termination of fund and account

(1)

Termination of presidential election campaign fund

(A)

In general

Chapter 95 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

9014.

Termination

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply with respect to any presidential election (or any presidential nominating convention) after the date of the enactment of this section, or to any candidate in such an election.

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(B)

Conversion of fund to 10-Year pediatric research initiative fund

Section 9006 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Conversion to 10-Year pediatric research initiative fund

(1)

Conversion

Effective on the date of the enactment of the Kids First Research Act of 2013

(A)

the special fund established under this section shall be known and designated as the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund; and

(B)

all amounts in the fund as of such date shall be available only for the purpose provided in section 402A(a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, and only to the extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.

(2)

Termination

Any amounts in the fund that remain unobligated on October 1, 2024, shall be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury.

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(2)

Termination of account

Chapter 96 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

9043.

Termination

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any candidate with respect to any presidential election after the date of the enactment of this section.

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(c)

Clerical amendments

(1)

The table of sections for chapter 95 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

Sec. 9014. Termination.

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(2)

The table of sections for chapter 96 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

Sec. 9043. Termination.

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3.

10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative

(a)

Allocation of NIH funds in Common Fund for pediatric research

Paragraph (7) of section 402(b) of the Public Health Service Act ( 42 U.S.C. 282(b) ) is amended to read as follows:

(7)
(A)

shall, through the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives—

(i)

identify research that represents important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis and would benefit from conducting or supporting additional research that involves collaboration between 2 or more national research institutes or national centers, or would otherwise benefit from strategic coordination and planning;

(ii)

include information on such research in reports under section 403; and

(iii)

in the case of such research supported with funds referred to in subparagraph (B)

(I)

require as appropriate that proposals include milestones and goals for the research;

(II)

require that the proposals include timeframes for funding of the research; and

(III)

ensure appropriate consideration of proposals for which the principal investigator is an individual who has not previously served as the principal investigator of research conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health;

(B)
(i)

may, with respect to funds reserved under section 402A(c)(1) for the Common Fund, allocate such funds to the national research institutes and national centers for conducting and supporting research that is identified under subparagraph (A); and

(ii)

shall, with respect to funds appropriated to the Common Fund under section 402A(a)(2), allocate such funds to the national research institutes and national centers for making grants for pediatric research that is identified under subparagraph (A); and

(C)

may assign additional functions to the Division in support of responsibilities identified in subparagraph (A), as determined appropriate by the Director;

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(b)

Funding for 10-Year pediatric research initiative

Section 402A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282a) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)

(A)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (3) as subparagraphs (A) through (C), respectively, and moving the indentation of each such subparagraph 2 ems to the right;

(B)

by striking For purposes of carrying out this title and inserting the following:

(1)

This title

For purposes of carrying out this title

; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Funding for 10-year pediatric research initiative through common fund

For carrying out section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii), there is authorized to be appropriated, out of funds in the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund established by section 9006 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and in addition to amounts otherwise made available under paragraph (1) of this subsection and reserved under subsection (c)(1)(B)(i) of this section, $13,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2023.

; and

(2)

in subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(1)(D), and (d), by striking subsection (a) each place it appears and inserting subsection (a)(1) .

(c)

Supplement, not supplant; prohibition against transfer

Funds appropriated under section 402A(a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by subsection (b)

(1)

shall be used to supplement, not supplant, the funds otherwise allocated by the National Institutes of Health for pediatric research; and

(2)

notwithstanding any transfer authority in any appropriation Act, shall not be used for any purpose other than making grants as described in section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by subsection (a).