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Broadcasting Act of 1994, and section 15 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956.
This title may be cited as the “Department of State and Related Agency Appropriations Act, 2000".
TITLE V-RELATED AGENCIES
MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM For necessary expenses to maintain and preserve a U.S.-flag merchant fleet to serve the national security needs of the United States, $96,200,000, to remain available until expended.
OPERATIONS AND TRAINING For necessary expenses of operations and training activities authorized by law, $72,073,000. MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN (TITLE XI) PROGRAM
ACCOUNT For the cost of guaranteed loans, as authorized by the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, $6,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided further, that these funds are available to subsidize total loan principal, any part of which is to be guaranteed, not to erceed $1,000,000,000.
In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the guaranteed loan program, not to exceed $3,809,000, which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for Operations and Training. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS-MARITIME
ADMINISTRATION Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Maritime Administration is authorized to furnish utilities and services and make necessary repairs in connection with any lease, contract, or occupancy involving Government property under control of the Maritime Administration, and payments received therefore shall be credited to the appropriation charged with the cost thereof: Provided, That rental payments under any such lease, contract, or occupancy for items other than such utilities, services, or repairs shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
No obligations shall be incurred during the current fiscal year from the construction fund established by the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, or otherwise, in excess of the appropriations and limitations contained in this Act or in any prior appropriation Act. COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF
AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses for the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, $490,000, as authorized by section 1303 of Public Law 99– 83.
COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, $8,900,000: Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 may be used to employ consultants: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to employ in excess of four full-time individuals under Schedule C of the Excepted Service exclusive of one special assistant for each Commissioner: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to reimburse Commissioners for more than 75 billable days, with the exception of the chairperson, who is permitted 125 billable days. ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ELECTRONIC
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For the necessary expenses of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, as authorized by Public Law 105–277, $1,400,000.
COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, as authorized by Public Law 94-304, $1,182,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by section 3 of Public Law 99–7. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as authorized by title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (29 U.S.C. 206(d) and 621–634), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b); non-monetary awards to private citizens, and not to exceed $29,000,000 for payments to State and local enforcement agencies for services to the Commission pursuant to title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, sections 6 and 14 of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, $279,000,000: Provided, That the Commission is authorized to make available for official reception and representation expenses not to exceed $2,500 from available funds. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications Commission, as authorized by law, including uniforms and allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–02; not to exceed $600,000 for land and structure; not to exceed $500,000 for improvement and care of grounds and repair to buildings; not to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation expenses; purchase (not to exceed 16) and hire of motor vehicles, special counsel fees; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $210,000,000, of which not to exceed $300,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2001, for research and policy studies: Provided, That $185,754,000 of offsetting collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to section 9 of title I of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, that the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2000 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2000 appropriation estimated at $24,246,000: Provided further, That any offsetting collections received in excess of $185,754,000 in fiscal year 2000 shall remain available until expended, but shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 2000.
FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission as authorized by section 201(d) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (46 U.S.C. App. 1111), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b); and uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–02, $14,150,000: Provided, That not to exceed $2,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Trade Commission, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles, and not to exceed $2,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $104,024,000: Provided, That not to exceed $300,000 shall be available for use to contract with a person or persons for collection
services in accordance with the terms of 31 U.S.C. 3718, as amended: Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 3302(b) of title 31, United States Code, not to exceed $104,024,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees collected for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18(a)) shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated from the General Fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2000, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2000 appropriation from the General Fund estimated at not more than $0, to remain available until expended: Provided further, That none of the funds made available to the Federal Trade Commission shall be available for obligation for expenses authorized by section 151 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-242, 105 Stat. 2282–2285).
LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION
For payment to the Legal Services Corporation to carry out the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, as amended, $300,000,000, of which $289,000,000 is for basic field programs and required independent audits; $2,100,000 is for the Office of Inspector General, of which such amounts as may be necessary may be used to conduct additional audits of recipients; and $8,900,000 is for management and administration. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION-LEGAL SERVICES
CORPORATION None of the funds appropriated in this Act to the Legal Services Corporation shall be expended for any purpose prohibited or limited by, or contrary to any of the provisions of, sections 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 506 of Public Law 105-119, and all funds appropriated in this Act to the Legal Services Corporation shall be subject to the same terms and conditions set forth in such sections, except that all references in sections 502 and 503 to 1997 and 1998 shall be deemed to refer instead to 1999 and 2000, respectively.
MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Marine Mammal Commission as authorized by title II of Public Law 92–522, as amended, $1,270,000. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $173,800,000 from fees collected in fiscal year 2000 to remain available until expended, and from fees collected in fiscal year 1998, $194,000,000, to remain available until expended; of which not to exceed $10,000 may be used toward funding a permanent secretariat for the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for expenses for consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with foreign governmental and other regulatory officials, members of their delegations, appropriate representatives and staff to exchange views concerning developments relating to securities matters, development and implementation of cooperation agreements concerning securities matters and provision of technical assistance for the development of foreign securities markets, such expenses to include necessary logistic and administrative expenses and the expenses of Commission staff and foreign invitees in attendance at such consultations and meetings including: (1) such incidental expenses as meals taken in the course of such attendance;
(2) any travel and transportation to or from and Expenses for indirect administrative ex- projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent such meetings, and (3) any other related lodging penses shall be treated as a reprogramming of funding for any existing program, project, or acor subsistence: Provided, That fees and charges funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not tivity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as authorized by sections 6(b)(4) of the Securities be available for obligation or expenditure except approved by Congress, or (3) results from any Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77f(b)(4)) and 31(d) of the in compliance with the procedures set forth in general savings from a reduction in personnel Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. that section.
which would result in a change in existing pro78ee(d)) shall be credited to this account as off
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION-SMALL BUSINESS
grams, activities, or projects as approved by setting collections.
Congress, unless the Appropriations Committees SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation
of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days SALARIES AND EXPENSES made available for the current fiscal year for
in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
SEC. 606. None of the funds made available in For necessary expenses, not otherwise pro- the Small Business Administration in this Act
this Act may be used for the construction, repair vided for, of the Small Business Administration may be transferred between such appropria
(other than emergency repair), overhaul, conas authorized by Public Law 105-135, including tions, but no such appropriation shall be inhire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized
version, or modernization of vessels for the Nacreased by more than 10 percent by any such
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344, and not to exceed transfers: Provided, That any transfer pursuant
in shipyards located outside of the United $3,500 for official reception and representation to this paragraph shall be treated as a re
States. expenses, $246,300,000: Provided, That the Ad- programming of funds under section 605 of this
SEC. 607. (a) PURCHASE OF AMERICAN-MADE ministrator is authorized to charge fees to cover Act and shall not be available for obligation or
EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS.—It is the sense of the cost of publications developed by the Small expenditure except in compliance with the pro
the Congress that, to the greatest extent pracBusiness Administration, and certain loan serv- cedures set forth in that section.
ticable, all equipment and products purchased icing activities: Provided further, That, notwith
STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE
with funds made available in this Act should be standing 31 U.S.C. 3302, revenues received from
SALARIES AND EXPENSES
American-made. all such activities shall be credited to this ac
For necessary expenses of the State Justice In- (b) NOTICE REQUIREMENT.—In providing ficount, to be available for carrying out these stitute, as authorized by the State Justice Insti
nancial assistance to, or entering into any conpurposes without further appropriations: Pro
tute Authorization Act of 1992 (Public Law 102– tract with, any entity using funds made availvided further, That $84,500,000 shall be available 572 (106 Stat. 4515–4516)), $6,850,000, to remain
able in this Act, the head of each Federal agento fund grants for performance in fiscal year
available until expended: Provided, That not to cy, to the greatest extent practicable, shall pro2000 or fiscal year 2001 as authorized by section
exceed $2,500 shall be available for official re- vide to such entity a notice describing the state21 of the Small Business Act, as amended. ception and representation expenses.
ment made in subsection (a) by the Congress. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
(C) PROHIBITION OF CONTRACTS WITH PERSONS
TITLE VI–GENERAL PROVISIONS For necessary expenses of the Office of In
FALSELY LABELING PRODUCTS AS MADE IN
SEC. 601. No part of any appropriation conspector General in carrying out the provisions of
AMERICA.-If it has been finally determined by tained in this Act shall be used for publicity or the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5
a court or Federal agency that any person inpropaganda purposes not authorized by the U.S.C. App.), $11,000,000.
tentionally affixed a label bearing a "Made in Congress.
America” inscription, or any inscription with BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT
SEC. 602. No part of any appropriation conFor the cost of guaranteed loans, $131,800,000,
the same meaning, to any product sold in or tained in this Act shall remain available for obas authorized by 15 U.S.C. 631 note, of which
shipped to the United States that is not made in ligation beyond the current fiscal year unless $45,000,000 shall remain available until Sep
the United States, the person shall be ineligible expressly so provided herein. tember 30, 2001: Provided, That such costs, in
to receive any contract or subcontract made
SEC. 603. The expenditure of any appropriacluding the cost of modifying such loans, shall
with funds made available in this Act, pursuant tion under this Act for any consulting service be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional
to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility through procurement contract, pursuant to 5 Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided fur
procedures described in sections 9.400 through U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts ther, That during fiscal year 2000, commitments
9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations. where such expenditures are a matter of public to guarantee loans under section 503 of the
SEC. 608. None of the funds made available in record and available for public inspection, ex
this Act may be used to implement, administer, Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as cept where otherwise provided under existing amended, shall not exceed the amount of
or enforce any guidelines of the Equal Employlaw, or under existing Executive order issued
ment Opportunity Commission covering harassfinancings authorized under section pursuant to existing law.
ment based on religion, when it is made known 20(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Small Business Act, as
SEC. 604. If any provision of this Act or the
to the Federal entity or official to which such amended: Provided further, That during fiscal application of such provision to any person or
funds are made available that such guidelines year 2000, commitments for general business circumstances shall be held invalid, the remain
do not differ in any respect from the proposed loans authorized under section 7(a) of the Small der of the Act and the application of each provi
guidelines published by the Commission on OcBusiness Act, as amended, shall not exceed sion to persons or circumstances other than
tober 1, 1993 (58 Fed. Reg. 51266). $10,000,000,000 without prior notification of the those as to which it is held invalid shall not be SEC. 609. None of the funds made available by Committees on Appropriations of the House of affected thereby.
this Act may be used for any United Nations Representatives and Senate in accordance with
SEC. 605. (a) None of the funds provided under
undertaking when it is made known to the Fedsection 605 of this Act: Provided further, That this Act, or provided under previous appropria
eral official having authority to obligate or exduring fiscal year 2000, commitments to guar- tions Acts to the agencies funded by this Act
pend such funds: (1) that the United Nations antee loans under section 303(b) of the Small that remain available for obligation or expendi
undertaking is a peacekeeping mission; (2) that Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, ture in fiscal year 2000, or provided from any ac
such undertaking will involve United States shall not exceed the amount of guarantees of de- counts in the Treasury of the United States de- Armed Forces under the command or operbentures authorized under section 20(e)(1)(C)(ii)
rived by the collection of fees available to the ational control of a foreign national; and (3) of the Small Business Act, as amended. agencies funded by this Act, shall be available
that the President's military advisors have not In addition, for administrative expenses to for obligation or expenditure through a re
submitted to the President a recommendation carry out the direct and guaranteed loan pro- programming of funds which: (1) creates new
that such involvement is in the national secugrams, $129,000,000, which may be transferred to programs; (2) eliminates a program, project, or rity interests of the United States and the Presiand merged with the appropriations for Salaries activity; (3) increases funds or personnel by any dent has not submitted to the Congress such a and Expenses. means for any project or activity for which
recommendation. DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT
funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relo- SEC. 610. (a) None of the funds appropriated For the cost of direct loans authorized by sec- cates an office or employees; (5) reorganizes of- or otherwise made available by this Act shall be tion 7(b) of the Small Business Act, as amended, fices, programs, or activities; or (6) contracts out
expended for any purpose for which appropria$119,400,000 to remain available until expended: or privatizes any functions, or activities pres- tions are prohibited by section 609 of the DeProvided, That such costs, including the cost of ently performed by Federal employees; unless partments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the modifying such loans, shall be as defined in sec- the Appropriations Committees of both Houses Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations tion 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of Act, 1999. as amended. such reprogramming of funds.
(b) The requirements in subparagraphs (A) In addition, for administrative expenses to (b) None of the funds provided under this Act, and (B) of section 609 of that Act shall continue carry out the direct loan program, $136,000,000, or provided under previous appropriations Acts to apply during fiscal year 2000. which may be transferred to and merged with to the agencies funded by this Act that remain SEC. 611. Notwithstanding any other provision appropriations for Salaries and Expenses, of available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal of law, not more than 20 percent of the amount which $500,000 is for the Office of Inspector year 2000, or provided from any accounts in the allocated to any account from an appropriation General of the Small Business Administration Treasury of the United States derived by the made by this Act that is available for obligation for audits and reviews of disaster loans and the collection of fees available to the agencies fund- only in the current fiscal year may be obligated disaster loan program and shall be transferred ed by this Act, shall be available for obligation during the last two months of the fiscal year to and merged with appropriations for the Of- or expenditure for activities, programs, or unless the Committees on Appropriations of the fice of Inspector General: Provided, That any projects through a reprogramming of funds in House of Representatives and the Senate are noamount in excess of $20,000,000 to be transferred excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is tified prior to such obligation in accordance to and merged with appropriations for Salaries less, that: (1) augments existing programs, with section 605 of this Act: Provided, That this
section shall not apply to the obligation of funds under grant programs.
SEC. 612. None of the funds made available in this Act shall be used to provide the following amenities or personal comforts in the Federal prison system,
(1) in-cell television viewing except for prisoners who are segregated from the general prison population for their own safety;
(2) the viewing of R, X, and NC-17 rated movies, through whatever medium presented;
(3) any instruction (live or through broadcasts) or training equipment for boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, or other martial art, or any bodybuilding or weightlifting equipment of any sort;
(4) possession of in-cell coffee pots, hot plates or heating elements; or
(5) the use or possession of any electric or electronic musical instrument.
SEC. 613. None of the funds made available in title II for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the headings "Operations, Research, and Facilities" and "Procurement, Acquisition and Construction" may be used to implement sections 603, 604, and 605 of Public Law 102-567: Provided, That NOAA may develop a modernization plan for its fisheries research vessels that takes fully into account opportunities for contracting for fisheries surveys.
SEC. 614. Any costs incurred by a department or agency funded under this Act resulting from personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions included in this Act shall be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to such department or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities included elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
SEC. 615. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Federal Bureau of Prisons may be used to distribute or make available any commercially published information or material to a prisoner when it is made known to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such funds that such information or material is serually explicit or features nudity.
SEC. 616. Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the heading “Office of Justice Programs-State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance”, not more than 90 percent of the amount to be awarded to an entity under the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant shall be made available to such an entity when it is made known to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such funds that the entity that employs a public safety officer (as such term is defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968) does not provide such a public safety officer who retires or is separated from service due to injury suffered as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty while responding to an emergency situation or a hot pursuit (as such terms are defined by State law) with the same or better level of health insurance benefits at the time of retirement or separation as they received while on duty.
SEC. 617. None of the funds provided by this Act shall be available to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products, or to seek the reduction or removal by any foreign country of restrictions on the marketing of tobacco or tobacco products, except for restrictions which are not applied equally to all tobacco or tobacco products of the same type.
SEC. 618. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be expended for any purpose for which appropriations are prohibited by section 616 of the De
partments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999.
(6) Subsection (a)(1) of section 616 of that Act is amended
(1) by striking "and" after “Gonzalez"; and
(2) by inserting before the semicolon at the end of the subsection, “, Jean-Yvon Toussaint, and Jimmy Lalanne”.
(c) The requirements in subsections (b) and (c) of section 616 of that Act shall continue to apply during fiscal year 2000.
SEC. 619. None of the funds appropriated pursuant to this Act or any other provision of law may be used for (1) the implementation of any tax or fee in connection with the implementation of 18 U.S.C. 922(t); (2) any system to implement 18 U.S.C. 922(t) that does not require and result in the destruction of any identifying information submitted by or on behalf of any person who has been determined not to be prohibited from owning a firearm.
SEC. 620. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, amounts deposited in the Fund established under 42 U.S.C. 10601 in fiscal year 1999 in excess of $500,000,000 shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 2000.
SEC. 621. None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be used to propose or issue rules, regulations, decrees, or orders for the purpose of implementation, or in preparation for implementation, of the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted on December 11, 1997, in Kyoto, Japan at the Third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which has not been submitted to the Senate for advice and consent to ratification pursuant to article II, section 2, clause 2, of the United States Constitution, and which has not entered into force pursuant to article 25 of the Protocol.
SEC. 622. For an additional amount for “Small Business Administration, Salaries and Expenses”, $30,000,000, of which $2,500,000 shall be available for a grant to the NTTC at Wheeling Jesuit University to continue the outreach program to assist small business development; $2,000,000 shall be available for a grant for Western Carolina University to develop a facility to assist in small business and rural economic development; $3,000,000 shall be available for a grant to the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, to develop a facility; $750,000 shall be available for a grant to Soundview Community in Action for a technology access and business improvement project; $2,500,000 shall be available for a grant for the City of Hazard, Kentucky for a Center for Rural Law Enforcement Technology and Training; $1,000,000 shall be available for a grant to the State University of New York to develop a facility and operate the Institute of Entrepreneurship for small business and workforce development; $1,000,000 shall be available for a grant for Pikeville College, School of Osteopathic Medicine for a telemedicine and medical education network; $1,000,000 shall be available for a grant to Operation Hope in Maywood, California for a business incubator project; $1,900,000 shall be available for a grant to the Southern Kentucky Tourism Development Association to develop a facility for regional tourism promotion; $1,000,000 shall be available for a grant to the Southern Kentucky Economic Development Corporation to support a science and technology business loan fund; $500,000 shall be available for a grant for the Moundsville Economic Development Council to work in conjunction with the Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization for the establishment of the National Corrections and Law Enforcement Training and Technology Center, and for infrastructure improvements associated with this initiative; $8,550,000 shall be available for a grant to Somerset Community College to develop a facility to support workforce development and skills training; $200,000 shall be available for a grant for the Vandalia Heritage Foundation to fulfill its charter purposes; $2,000,000 shall be available for a grant
for the Illinois Coalition to establish and operate a national demonstration project in the DuPage County Research Park providing onestop access for technology startup businesses; $200,000 shall be available for a grant to Rural Enterprises, Inc., in Durant, Oklahoma to support a resource center for rural businesses; $500,000 shall be available for a grant for the City of Chicago to establish and operate a program for technology-based business growth; $500,000 shall be available for a grant for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs to develop strategic plans for technology-based business growth; $200,000 shall be available for a grant to the Long Island Bay Shore Aquarium to develop a facility; $150,000 shall be available for a grant to Miami-Dade Community College for an Entrepreneurial Education Center; $300,000 shall be available for a grant for the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund for a microenterprise loan program; and $250,000 shall be available for a grant for the Johnstown Area Regional Industries Center to develop a small business incubator facility.
SEC. 623. (a) PACIFIC SALMON RESTORATION FUND.
(1) There is hereby established a Pacific Salmon Restoration Fund (hereafter referred to as the “Fund”) to be held by the Pacific Salmon Commission. The Fund shall be invested in interest bearing accounts, bonds, securities, or other investments in order to achieve the highest annual yield consistent with protecting the principal of the Fund. The Fund shall be subdivided into a Northern Boundary Fund and a Southern Boundary Fund which shall be maintained as separate accounts within the Fund, and which shall receive $5,000,000 and $5,000,000, respectively, of the amounts authorized by this section. Income from investments made pursuant to this paragraph shall be available until expended, without appropriation or fiscal year limitation, for programs and activities relating to salmon restoration and enhancement, salmon research, the conservation of salmon habitat, and implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and related agreements. Amounts provided by grants under this subsection may be held in interest bearing accounts prior to the disbursement of such funds for program purposes, and any interest earned may be retained for program purposes without further appropriation. The Fund is subject to the laws governing federal appropriations and funds and to unrestricted circulars of the Office of Management and Budget. Recipients of amounts from the Fund shall keep separate accounts and such records as are reasonably necessary to disclose the use of the funds as well as facilitate effective audits.
(2) FUND MANAGEMENT.
(A) Amounts made available from the Northern Boundary Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be administered by a Northern Boundary Committee, which shall be comprised of three representatives of the Government of Canada, and three representatives of the United States. The three U.S. representatives shall be the United States Commissioner and Alternate Commissioner appointed (or designated) from a list submitted by the Governor of Alaska for appointment to the Pacific Salmon Commission and the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service for the Alaska Region. Only programs and activities consistent with the purposes in paragraph (1) which affect the geographic area from Cape Caution, Canada to Cape Suckling, Alaska may be approved for funding by the Northern Boundary Committee.
(B) Amounts made available from the Southern Boundary Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be administered by a Southern Boundary Committee, which shall be comprised of three representatives of Canada and three representatives of the United States. The United States representatives shall be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce: one shall be selected from a list of three qualified individuals submitted by the Governors of the States of Washington and
Oregon; one shall be selected from a list of three tion, not more than 3 percent of such funds qualified individuals submitted by the Pacific shall be available for administrative expenses, Coastal tribes (as defined by the Secretary of with the exception of funds used in Washington Commerce); and one shall be the Director of the State for the Forest and Fish Agreement. Northwest Region of the National Marine Fish- SEC. 624. Funds made available under Public eries Service. Only programs and activities con- Law 105–277 for costs associated with implemensistent with the purposes in paragraph (1) tation of the American Fisheries Act of 1998 (Diwhich affect the geographic area south of Cape vision C, title II, of Public Law 105–277) for vesCaution, Canada may be approved for funding sel documentation activities shall remain availby the Southern Boundary Committee.
able until expended. (3) If any of the agreements or revised agree
SEC. 625. Effective as of October 1, 1999, secments adopted under the June 30, 1999 Agree
tion 635 of Public Law 106-58 is amendedment of the United States and Canada on the
(1) in subsection (b)(2), by inserting "the carTreaty Between the Government of the United
rier for" after “if”; and States and the Government of Canada Con
(2) in subsection (c), by inserting “or othercerning Pacific Salmon, 1985 (hereafter referred
wise provide for” after “to prescribe”.
SEC. 626. None of the funds made available to to as the “1999 Agreement”) expire without being renewed, or if the United States deter
the Department of Justice in this Act may be mines that Canada has ceased to apply any
used to discriminate against, denigrate, or othsuch agreements, amounts made available from
erwise undermine the religious or moral beliefs
of students who participate in programs for the Fund may only be used for projects in areas under the jurisdiction of the United States until
which financial assistance is provided from the United States determines that such agree
those funds, or of the parents or legal guardians
of such students. ments or revised agreements are renewed and
SEC. 627. None of the funds appropriated in that the United States and Canada are applying
this Act shall be available for the purpose of such agreements or revised agreements.
processing or providing immigrant or non(6) PACIFIC SALMON TREATY IMPLEMENTA
immigrant visas to citizens, subjects, nationals, TION.- While the 1999 Agreement is in effect, the
or residents of countries that the Attorney Genincidental take in Alaska of salmon listed under
eral has determined deny or unreasonably delay Public Law 93–205, as amended, shall not be reg
accepting the return of citizens, subjects, naulated under such Act. Additionally, the fact
tionals, or residents under section 243(d) of the tho Alaska fisheries will be regulated according
Immigration and Nationality Act. to the management regimes in the 1999 Agree
SEC. 628. None of the funds made available to ment and not under Public Law 93–205, as
the Department of Justice in this Act may be amended, shall not serve as a basis to impose or
used for the purpose of transporting an indienhance any restriction under such Act on any
vidual who is a prisoner pursuant to conviction other activity.
for crime under State or Federal law and is clas(c) IMPROVED SALMON MANAGEMENT.-Section
sified as a maximum or high security prisoner, 3(g) of the Pacific Salmon Treaty Act of 1985, 16
other than to a prison or other facility certified U.S.C. 3632(g), is amended
by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as appro(1) in paragraph (1) by striking "The" and in
priately secure for housing such a prisoner. serting in lieu thereof "Except as provided in
SEC. 629. Beginning 60 days from the date of paragraph (2), the";
enactment of this Act, none of the funds appro(2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the fol- priated or otherwise made available by this Act lowing new paragraph:
may be made available for the participation by “(2) A decision of the United States Section
delegates of the United States to the Standing with respect to any salmon fishery, other than
Consultative Commission unless the President a Chinook salmon fishery, which occurs from
certifies and so reports to the Committees on ApCape Caution, Canada to Cape Suckling, Alas
propriations that the United States Government ka shall be taken upon the affirmative vote of
is not implementing the Memorandum of Underthe United States Commissioner appointed from
standing Relating to the Treaty Between the the list submitted by the Governor of Alaska United States of America and the Union of Sopursuant to subsection (a). A decision of the
viet Socialist Republics on the limitation of United States Section with respect to any salm- Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems of May 26, 1972, on fishery, other than a Chinook salmon fish
entered into in New York on September 26, 1997, ery, which occurs south of Cape Caution, Can
by the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, ada shall be taken upon the affirmative vote of
Belarus, and Ukraine, or until the Senate proboth the United States Commissioner appointed
vides its advice and consent to the Memorandum from the list submitted by the Governors of
of Understanding. Washington and Oregon pursuant to subsection
SEC. 630. None of the funds made available in (a) and the United States Commissioner ap- this Act may be used for any activity in support pointed from the list submitted by the treaty In- of adding or maintaining any World Heritage dian tribes of the States of Idaho, Oregon, or Site in the United States on the List of World Washington pursuant to subsection (a)."; and
Heritage in Danger as maintained under the (3) by renumbering the eristing paragraphs.
Convention Concerning the Protection of the (d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.- World Cultural and Natural Heritage. (1) For capitalizing the Pacific Salmon Res
TITLE VII-RESCISSIONS toration Fund, there is authorized to be appro
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE priated in fiscal year 2000, $10,000,000. (2) For salmon habitat restoration, salmon
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION stock enhancement, salmon research, and imple
DRUG DIVERSION CONTROL FEE ACCOUNT mentation of the Pacific Salmon treaty and re
(RESCISSION) lated agreements, there is authorized to be ap- Amounts otherwise available for obligation in propriated in fiscal year 2000, $46,000,000 to the fiscal year 2000 for the Drug Diversion Control States of California, Oregon, Washington, and Fee Account are reduced by $35,000,000. Alaska. The State of Alaska may allocate a por- IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE tion of any funds it receives under this sub
IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY FUND section to eligible activities outside Alaska.
(RESCISSION) (3) For salmon habitat restoration, salmon
Of the unobligated balances available under stock enhancement, salmon research, and implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and re
this heading, $1,137,000 are rescinded. lated agreements, there is authorized to be ap
DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED propriated $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2000 to the
AGENCY Pacific Coastal tribes (as defined by the Sec
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS retary of Commerce).
INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS Funds appropriated to the States under the au
(RESCISSION) thority of this section shall be subject to a 25 Of the unobligated balances available under percent non-federal match requirement. In addi- this heading, $15,516,000 are rescinded.
RELATED AGENCIES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT
(RESCISSION) Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, $13,100,000 are rescinded.
This Act may be cited as the “Departments of
ROBERT C. BYRD,
On demand of Mr. OBEY, pursuant to clause 8(d)(2), rule XXII,
Ordered, That time for debate be equally divided among Messrs. ROGERS, SERRANO, and OBEY.
When said conference report was considered.
By unanimous consent, the previous question was ordered on the conference report to its adoption or rejection.
The question being put,
Will the House agree to said conference report?
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. HASTINGS of Washington, announced that pursuant to clause 10 of rule xx the yeas and nays were ordered, and the call was taken by electronic device.
It was decided in the Yeas ....... 215 affirmative ...
Nays ... 213
Sensenbrenner Udall (NM)
Scarborough So the conference report was agreed to.
A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said conference report was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.
Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.
tronic voting on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 15 minutes. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
When said resolution was considered. After debate,
On motion of Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, the previous question was ordered on the resolution to its adoption or rejection and under the operation thereof, the resolution was agreed to.
A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said resolution was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.
(117.13 DOLLARS TO THE CLASSROOM
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, pursuant to House Resolution 336 and rule XVIII, declared the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to send more dollars to the classroom and for certain other purposes.
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, by unanimous consent, designated Mrs. EMERSON as Chairman of the Committee of the Whole; and after some time spent therein,
The Committee rose informally to receive a message from the President.
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. OSE, assumed the Chair.
(117.14 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
A message in writing from the President of the United States was communicated to the House by Mr. Sherman Williams, one of his secretaries.
The Committee resumed its sitting; and after some further time spent therein,
(117.12 PROVIDING FOR THE
CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 2 Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, by direction of the Committee on Rules, called up the following resolution (H. Res. 336):
Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to send more dollars to the classroom and for certain other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed 90 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule for a period not to exceed six hours. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee and shall be considered as read. The amendment numbered 5 shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment; and (2) reduce to five minutes the minimum time for elec
(117.15 RECORDED VOTE
A recorded vote by electronic device was ordered in the Committee of the Whole on the following amendment submitted by Mrs. MINK:
In section 1114(c)(1)(B)(ii)(III) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed to be amended by section 108 of the bill, insert “, including girls and women" after -underserved populations”.
In section 1114(c)(1)(B)(iii)(I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed to be amended by section 108 of the bill, insert “, which may include incorporation of gender-equitable methods and practices" after "schoolwide program".
In section 1119A(b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed to amended by section 116 of the bill
(1) at the end of subparagraph (I), strike "and";
(2) at the end of subparagraph (J), strike the period and insert "; and"; and