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H.R. 2267 (eh) Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes. ...


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                  In the Senate of the United States,

                                                       October 1, 1997.
      Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 
2267) entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.'', 
do pass with the following

                               AMENDMENT:

            Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies programs for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes, 
namely:

                     TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary for the administration of the Department of 
Justice, $79,373,000; of which not to exceed $3,317,000 is for the 
Facilities Program 2000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That not to exceed 43 permanent positions and 44 full-time equivalent 
workyears and $7,860,000 shall be expended for the Department 
Leadership Program exclusive of augmentation that occurred in these 
offices in fiscal year 1997: Provided further, That not to exceed 41 
permanent positions and 48 full-time equivalent workyears and 
$4,660,000 shall be expended for the Offices of Legislative Affairs and 
Public Affairs.

                         counterterrorism fund

    For necessary expenses, as determined by the Attorney General, 
$29,450,000 to remain available until expended, to reimburse any 
Department of Justice organization for (1) the costs incurred in 
reestablishing the operational capability of an office or facility 
which has been damaged or destroyed as a result of any domestic or 
international terrorist incident, (2) the costs of providing support to 
counter, investigate or prosecute domestic or international terrorism, 
including payment of rewards in connection with these activities, and 
(3) the costs of conducting a terrorism threat assessment of Federal 
agencies and their facilities: Provided, That funds provided under this 
section shall be available only after the Attorney General notifies the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate in accordance with section 605 of this Act.

                   administrative review and appeals

    For expenses necessary for the administration of pardon and 
clemency petitions and immigration related activities, $20,007,000.

  violent crime reduction programs, administrative review and appeals

    For activities authorized by section 130005 of the Violent Crime 
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as 
amended, $59,251,000, to remain available until expended, which shall 
be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.

                      office of inspector general

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as 
amended, $33,211,000; including not to exceed $10,000 to meet 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character, to be expended 
under the direction of, and to be accounted for solely under the 
certificate of, the Attorney General; and for the acquisition, lease, 
maintenance, and operation of motor vehicles, without regard to the 
general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year.

                    United States Parole Commission

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the United States Parole Commission as 
authorized by law, $5,009,000.

                            Legal Activities

            salaries and expenses, general legal activities

    For expenses, necessary for the legal activities of the Department 
of Justice, not otherwise provided for, including not to exceed $20,000 
for expenses of collecting evidence, to be expended under the direction 
of, and to be accounted for solely under the certificate of, the 
Attorney General; and rent of private or Government-owned space in the 
District of Columbia; $437,178,000; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 
for litigation support contracts shall remain available until expended: 
Provided, That of the funds available in this appropriation, not to 
exceed $24,555,000 shall remain available until expended for office 
automation systems for the legal divisions covered by this 
appropriation, and for the United States Attorneys, the Antitrust 
Division, and offices funded through ``Salaries and Expenses'', General 
Administration: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, not to exceed $1,000 shall be available to the United 
States National Central Bureau, INTERPOL, for official reception and 
representation expenses: Provided further, That not to exceed 4 
permanent positions and 5 full-time equivalent workyears and $470,000 
shall be expended for the Office of Legislative Affairs and Public 
Affairs: Provided further, That the latter two aforementioned offices 
shall not be augmented by personnel details, temporary transfers of 
personnel on either a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis or any 
other type of formal or informal transfer or reimbursement of personnel 
or funds on either a temporary or long-term basis.
    In addition, for reimbursement of expenses of the Department of 
Justice associated with processing cases under the National Childhood 
Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 as amended, not to exceed $4,028,000, to be 
appropriated from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

       violent crime reduction programs, general legal activities

    For the expeditious deportation of denied asylum applicants, as 
authorized by section 130005 of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as amended, $7,969,000, 
to remain available until expended, which shall be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.

               salaries and expenses, antitrust division

    For expenses necessary for the enforcement of antitrust and kindred 
laws, $82,447,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision 
of law, not to exceed $70,000,000 of offsetting collections derived 
from fees collected for pre-merger 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 1998, so as to 
result in a final fiscal year 1998 appropriation from the General Fund 
estimated at not more than $12,447,000: Provided further, That any fees 
received in excess of $70,000,000 in fiscal year 1998, shall remain 
available until expended, but shall not be available for obligation 
until October 1, 1998.

             salaries and expenses, united states attorneys

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the United States 
Attorneys, including intergovernmental and cooperative agreements, 
$986,404,000; of which not to exceed $2,500,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 1999, for (1) training personnel in debt 
collection, (2) locating debtors and their property, (3) paying the net 
costs of selling property, and (4) tracking debts owed to the United 
States Government: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, not 
to exceed $8,000 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses: Provided further, That not to exceed 
$10,000,000 of those funds available for automated litigation support 
contracts shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That 
not to exceed $8,000,000 for the design, development, and 
implementation of an information systems strategy for D.C. Superior 
Court shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That not 
to exceed $2,500,000 for the operation of the National Advocacy Center 
shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That not to 
exceed $10,000,000 shall remain available until expended to support 
Violent Crime Task Forces in United States Attorneys Offices, of which 
$5,000,000 shall be available for the expansion of several existing 
Task Forces into regionally-diverse demonstration projects, including 
inter-governmental, inter-local, cooperative, and task-force 
agreements, however denominated, and contracts with State and local 
prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies engaged in the investigation 
and prosecution of violent crimes, including bank robbery and 
carjacking, and drug trafficking: Provided further, That, in addition 
to reimbursable full-time equivalent workyears available to the Office 
of the United States Attorneys, not to exceed 8,652 positions and 8,936 
full-time equivalent workyears shall be supported from the funds 
appropriated in this Act for the United States Attorneys.

       violent crime reduction programs, united states attorneys

    For activities authorized by sections 40114, 130005, 190001(b), 
190001(d) and 250005 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement 
Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as amended, and section 815 of the 
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-
132), $46,128,000, to remain available until expended, which shall be 
derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, of which 
$11,408,000 shall be available for Southwest Border Control and 
$9,747,000 for expeditious deportation of denied asylum applicants.

                   united states trustee system fund

    For necessary expenses of the United States Trustee Program, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 589a(a), $116,721,000, to remain available 
until expended and to be derived from the United States Trustee System 
Fund: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
deposits to the Fund shall be available in such amounts as may be 
necessary to pay refunds due depositors: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, $116,721,000 of offsetting 
collections derived from fees collected pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 589a(b) 
shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation 
and remain available until expended: Provided further, That the sum 
herein appropriated from the Fund shall be reduced as such offsetting 
collections are received during fiscal year 1998, so as to result in a 
final fiscal year 1998 appropriation from the Fund estimated at $0: 
Provided further, That any such fees collected in excess of 
$116,721,000 in fiscal year 1998 shall remain available until expended, 
but shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 1998.

      salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission

    For expenses necessary to carry out the activities of the Foreign 
Claims Settlement Commission, including services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, $1,226,000.

         salaries and expenses, united states marshals service

    For necessary expenses of the United States Marshals Service; 
including the acquisition, lease, maintenance, and operation of 
vehicles and aircraft, and the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
police-type use, without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation for the current fiscal year, $471,786,000, as authorized by 
28 U.S.C. 561(i); of which not to exceed $6,000 shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses; and of which not to 
exceed $4,000,000 for development, implementation, maintenance and 
support, and training for an automated prisoner information system, and 
not to exceed $2,200,000 to support the Justice Prisoner and Alien 
Transportation System, shall remain available until expended: Provided, 
That, for fiscal year 1998 and thereafter, the service of maintaining 
and transporting State, local, or territorial prisoners shall be 
considered a specialized or technical service for purposes of 31 U.S.C. 
6505, and any prisoners so transported shall be considered persons 
(transported for other than commercial purposes) whose presence is 
associated with the performance of a governmental function for purposes 
of 49 U.S.C. 40102: Provided further, That not to exceed 6 permanent 
positions and 6 full-time equivalent workyears and $350,000 shall be 
expended for the Offices of Legislative Affairs and Public Affairs: 
Provided further, That the latter two aforementioned offices shall not 
be augmented by personnel details, temporary transfers of personnel on 
either a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis or any other type of 
formal or informal transfer or reimbursement of personnel or funds on 
either a temporary or long-term basis.

    violent crime reduction programs, united states marshals service

    For activities authorized by section 190001(b) of the Violent Crime 
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as 
amended, $25,553,000, to remain available until expended, which shall 
be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.

                       federal prisoner detention

    For expenses, related to United States prisoners in the custody of 
the United States Marshals Service as authorized in 18 U.S.C. 4013, but 
not including expenses otherwise provided for in appropriations 
available to the Attorney General, $405,262,000, as authorized by 28 
U.S.C. 561(i), to remain available until expended.

                     fees and expenses of witnesses

    For expenses, mileage, compensation, and per diems of witnesses, 
for expenses of contracts for the procurement and supervision of expert 
witnesses, for private counsel expenses, and for per diems in lieu of 
subsistence, as authorized by law, including advances, $75,000,000, to 
remain available until expended; of which not to exceed $4,750,000 may 
be made available for planning, construction, renovations, maintenance, 
remodeling, and repair of buildings, and the purchase of equipment 
incident thereto, for protected witness safesites; of which not to 
exceed $1,000,000 may be made available for the purchase and 
maintenance of armored vehicles for transportation of protected 
witnesses; and of which not to exceed $4,000,000 may be made available 
for the purchase, installation and maintenance of a secure, automated 
information network to store and retrieve the identities and locations 
of protected witnesses.

           salaries and expenses, community relations service

    For necessary expenses of the Community Relations Service, 
established by title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, $5,319,000: 
Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon a 
determination by the Attorney General that emergent circumstances 
require additional funding for conflict prevention and resolution 
activities of the Community Relations Service, the Attorney General may 
transfer such amounts to the Community Relations Service, from 
available appropriations for the current fiscal year for the Department 
of Justice, as may be necessary to respond to such circumstances: 

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