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                  In the Senate of the United States,

                                                        August 5, 1999.
      Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 
1833) entitled ``An Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 
2000 and 2001 for the United States Customs Service for drug 
interdiction and other operations, for the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative, for the United States International Trade 
Commission, and for other purposes.'', do pass with the following

                              AMENDMENTS:

            Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Customs Authorization Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.

  TITLE I--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMS 
     SERVICE FOR ENHANCED INSPECTION, TRADE FACILITATION, AND DRUG 
                              INTERDICTION

Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 102. Cargo inspection and narcotics detection equipment for the 
                            United States-Mexico border, United States-
                            Canada border, and Florida and Gulf Coast 
                            seaports; internal management improvements.
Sec. 103. Peak hours and investigative resource enhancement for the 
                            United States-Mexico and United States-
                            Canada borders, Florida and Gulf Coast 
                            seaports, and the Bahamas.
Sec. 104. Agent rotations; elimination of backlog of background 
                            investigations.
Sec. 105. Air and marine operation and maintenance funding.
Sec. 106. Compliance with performance plan requirements.
Sec. 107. Transfer of aerostats.
Sec. 108. Report on intelligence requirements.
Sec. 109. Authorization of appropriations for program to prevent child 
                            pornography and sexual exploitation of 
                            children.

                      TITLE II--CUSTOMS MANAGEMENT

Sec. 201. Term and salary of the Commissioner of Customs.
Sec. 202. Internal compliance.
Sec. 203. Report on personnel flexibility.
Sec. 204. Report on implementation of personnel allocation model.
Sec. 205. Report on detection and monitoring requirements along the 
                            southern tier and northern border.

                     TITLE III--MARKING VIOLATIONS

Sec. 301. Civil penalties for marking violations.

  TITLE I--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMS 
     SERVICE FOR ENHANCED INSPECTION, TRADE FACILITATION, AND DRUG 
                              INTERDICTION

SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Drug Enforcement and Other Noncommercial Operations.--
Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 301(b)(1) of the Customs 
Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 
2075(b)(1)(A) and (B)) are amended to read as follows:
                    ``(A) $1,029,608,384 for fiscal year 2000.
                    ``(B) $1,111,450,668 for fiscal year 2001.''.
    (b) Commercial Operations.--Clauses (i) and (ii) of section 
301(b)(2)(A) of such Act (19 U.S.C. 2075(b)(2)(A)(i) and (ii)) are 
amended to read as follows:
                            ``(i) $1,251,794,435 for fiscal year 2000.
                            ``(ii) $1,348,676,435 for fiscal year 
                        2001.''.
    (c) Air and Marine Interdiction.--Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of 
section 301(b)(3) of such Act (19 U.S.C. 2075(b)(3)(A) and (B)) are 
amended to read as follows:
                    ``(A) $229,001,000 for fiscal year 2000.
                    ``(B) $176,967,000 for fiscal year 2001.''.
    (d) Submission of Budget Projections.--Section 301(a) of such Act 
(19 U.S.C. 2075(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) By no later than the date on which the President 
        submits to Congress the budget of the United States Government 
        for a fiscal year, the Commissioner of Customs shall submit to 
        the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Ways and 
        Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
        Appropriations and the Committee on Finance of the Senate the 
        budget request submitted to the Secretary of the Treasury 
        estimating the amount of funds for that fiscal year that will 
        be necessary for the operations of the Customs Service as 
        provided for in subsection (b).''.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations for Modernizing Customs Service 
Computer Systems.--
            (1) Establishment of automation modernization working 
        capital fund.--There is established within the United States 
        Customs Service an Automation Modernization Working Capital 
        Fund (in this section referred to as the ``Fund''). The Fund 
        shall consist of the amounts authorized to be appropriated 
        under paragraph (2) and shall be used to implement a program 
        for modernizing the Customs Service computer systems, to 
        maintain the existing computer systems until a modernized 
        computer system is fully implemented, and for related computer 
        system modernization activities.
            (2) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
        to be appropriated for the Fund $242,000,000 for fiscal year 
        2000 and $336,000,000 for fiscal year 2001. The amounts 
        authorized to be appropriated under this paragraph shall remain 
        available until expended.
            (3) Report and audit.--
                    (A) Report.--The Commissioner of Customs shall, not 
                later than March 31 and September 30 of each year, 
                report to the Comptroller General of the United States, 
                the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on 
                Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
                Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on 
                Finance of the Senate regarding the progress being made 
                in the modernization of the Customs Service computer 
                systems. Each report shall--
                            (i) include explicit criteria used to 
                        identify, evaluate, and prioritize investments 
                        for computer systems modernization planned for 
                        the Customs Service for each of fiscal years 
                        2000 through 2004;
                            (ii) provide a schedule for mitigating any 
                        deficiencies identified by the General 
                        Accounting Office and for developing and 
                        implementing all computer systems modernization 
                        projects;
                            (iii) provide a plan for expanding the 
                        utilization of private sector sources for the 
                        development and integration of computer 
                        systems; and
                            (iv) contain timely schedules and resource 
                        allocations for implementing the modernization 
                        of the Customs Service computer systems.
                    (B) Audit.--Not later than 30 days after a report 
                described in subparagraph (A) is received, the 
                Comptroller General of the United States shall audit 
                the report and shall provide the results of the audit 
                to the Commissioner of Customs, to the Committee on 
                Appropriations and the Committee on Ways and Means of 
                the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on 
                Appropriations and the Committee on Finance of the 
                Senate.

SEC. 102. CARGO INSPECTION AND NARCOTICS DETECTION EQUIPMENT FOR THE 
              UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER, UNITED STATES-CANADA BORDER, 
              AND FLORIDA AND GULF COAST SEAPORTS; INTERNAL MANAGEMENT 
              IMPROVEMENTS.

    (a) Fiscal Year 2000.--Of the amounts made available for fiscal 
year 2000 under section 301(b)(1)(A) of the Customs Procedural Reform 
and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 2075(b)(1)(A)), as amended by 
section 101(a) of this Act, $116,436,000 shall be available until 
expended for acquisition and other expenses associated with 
implementation and deployment of narcotics detection equipment along 
the United States-Mexico border, the United States-Canada border, and 
Florida and the Gulf Coast seaports, and for internal management 
improvements as follows:
            (1) United states-mexico border.--For the United States-
        Mexico border, the following amounts shall be available:
                    (A) $6,000,000 for 8 Vehicle and Container 
                Inspection Systems (VACIS).
                    (B) $11,000,000 for 5 mobile truck x-rays with 
                transmission and backscatter imaging.
                    (C) $12,000,000 for the upgrade of 8 fixed-site 
                truck x-rays from the present energy level of 450,000 
                electron volts to 1,000,000 electron volts (1-MeV).
                    (D) $7,200,000 for 8 1-MeV pallet x-rays.
                    (E) $1,000,000 for 200 portable contraband 
                detectors (busters) to be distributed among ports where 
                the current allocations are inadequate.
                    (F) $600,000 for 50 contraband detection kits to be 
                distributed among all southwest border ports based on 
                traffic volume.
                    (G) $500,000 for 25 ultrasonic container inspection 
                units to be distributed among all ports receiving 
                liquid-filled cargo and to ports with a hazardous 
                material inspection facility.
                    (H) $2,450,000 for 7 automated targeting systems.
                    (I) $360,000 for 30 rapid tire deflator systems to 
                be distributed to those ports where port runners are a 
                threat.
                    (J) $480,000 for 20 portable Treasury Enforcement 
                Communications Systems (TECS) terminals to be moved 
                among ports as needed.
                    (K) $1,000,000 for 20 remote watch surveillance 
                camera systems at ports where there are suspicious 
                activities at loading docks, vehicle queues, secondary 
                inspection lanes, or areas where visual surveillance or 
                observation is obscured.
                    (L) $1,254,000 for 57 weigh-in-motion sensors to be 
                distributed among the ports with the greatest volume of 
                outbound traffic.
                    (M) $180,000 for 36 AM traffic information radio 
                stations, with 1 station to be located at each border 
                crossing.
                    (N) $1,040,000 for 260 inbound vehicle counters to 
                be installed at every inbound vehicle lane.
                    (O) $950,000 for 38 spotter camera systems to 
                counter the surveillance of customs inspection 
                activities by persons outside the boundaries of ports 
                where such surveillance activities are occurring.
                    (P) $390,000 for 60 inbound commercial truck 
                transponders to be distributed to all ports of entry.
                    (Q) $1,600,000 for 40 narcotics vapor and particle 
                detectors to be distributed to each border crossing.
                    (R) $400,000 for license plate reader automatic 
                targeting software to be installed at each port to 
                target inbound vehicles.
                    (S) $1,000,000 for a demonstration site for a high-
                energy relocatable rail car inspection system with an 
                x-ray source switchable from 2,000,000 electron volts 
                (2-MeV) to 6,000,000 electron volts (6-MeV) at a shared 
                Department of Defense testing facility for a two-month 
                testing period.
            (2) United states-canada border.--For the United States-
        Canada border, the following amounts shall be available:
                    (A) $3,000,000 for 4 Vehicle and Container 
                Inspection Systems (VACIS).
                    (B) $8,800,000 for 4 mobile truck x-rays with 
                transmission and backscatter imaging.
                    (C) $3,600,000 for 4 1-MeV pallet x-rays.
                    (D) $250,000 for 50 portable contraband detectors 
                (busters) to be distributed among ports where the 
                current allocations are inadequate.
                    (E) $300,000 for 25 contraband detection kits to be 
                distributed among ports based on traffic volume.
                    (F) $240,000 for 10 portable Treasury Enforcement 
                Communications Systems (TECS) terminals to be moved 
                among ports as needed.
                    (G) $400,000 for 10 narcotics vapor and particle 
                detectors to be distributed to each border crossing 
                based on traffic volume.
                    (H) $600,000 for 30 fiber optic scopes.
                    (I) $250,000 for 50 portable contraband detectors 
                (busters) to be distributed among ports where the 
                current allocations are inadequate.
                    (J) $3,000,000 for 10 x-ray vans with particle 
                detectors.
                    (K) $40,000 for 8 AM loop radio systems.
                    (L) $400,000 for 100 vehicle counters.
                    (M) $1,200,000 for 12 examination tool trucks.
                    (N) $2,400,000 for 3 dedicated commuter lanes.
                    (O) $1,050,000 for 3 automated targeting systems.
                    (P) $572,000 for 26 weigh-in-motion sensors.
                    (Q) $480,000 for 20 portable Treasury Enforcement 
                Communication Systems (TECS).
            (3) Florida and gulf coast seaports.--For Florida and the 
        Gulf Coast seaports, the following amounts shall be available:
                    (A) $4,500,000 for 6 Vehicle and Container 
                Inspection Systems (VACIS).
                    (B) $11,800,000 for 5 mobile truck x-rays with 
                transmission and backscatter imaging.
                    (C) $7,200,000 for 8 1-MeV pallet x-rays.
                    (D) $250,000 for 50 portable contraband detectors 
                (busters) to be distributed among ports where the 
                current allocations are inadequate.
                    (E) $300,000 for 25 contraband detection kits to be 
                distributed among ports based on traffic volume.
            (4) Internal management improvements.--For internal 
        management improvements, the following amounts shall be 
        available:
                    (A) $2,500,000 for automated systems for management 
                of internal affairs functions.
                    (B) $700,000 for enhanced internal affairs file 
                management systems.
                    (C) $2,700,000 for enhanced financial asset 
                management systems.
                    (D) $6,100,000 for enhanced human resources 
                information system to improve personnel management.
                    (E) $2,700,000 for new data management systems for 
                improved performance analysis, internal and external 
                reporting, and data analysis.
                    (F) $1,700,000 for automation of the collection of 
                key export data as part of the implementation of the 
                Automated Export system.
    (b) Textile Transshipment.--Of the amounts made available for 
fiscal years 2000 and 2001 under section 301(b)(1)(B) of the Customs 
Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 
2075(b)(1)(B)), as amended by section 101(a) of this Act, $3,364,435 
shall be available for each fiscal year for textile transshipment 
enforcement.

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