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H.R. 2670 (rds) Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. [Received in the Senate] ...


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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2670


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 8, 1999

    Ordered to be printed with the amendments of the Senate numbered

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and 
 State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
(1)<DELETED>That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money 
in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, namely:

                <DELETED>DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE</DELETED>

               <DELETED>General Administration</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For expenses necessary for the administration of the 
Department of Justice, $79,328,000, 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 $8,136,000 shall be expended for the 
Department Leadership Program exclusive of augmentation that occurred 
in these offices in fiscal year 1999: Provided further, That not to 
exceed 41 permanent positions and 48 full-time equivalent workyears and 
$4,811,000 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 non-reimbursable 
basis or any other type of formal or informal transfer or reimbursement 
of personnel or funds on either a temporary or long-term basis: 
Provided further, That the Attorney General is authorized to transfer, 
under such terms and conditions as the Attorney General shall specify, 
forfeited real or personal property of limited or marginal value, as 
such value is determined by guidelines established by the Attorney 
General, to a State or local government agency, or its designated 
contractor or transferee, for use to support drug abuse treatment, drug 
and crime prevention and education, housing, job skills, and other 
community-based public health and safety programs: Provided further, 
That any transfer under the preceding proviso shall not create or 
confer any private right of action in any person against the United 
States, and shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 605 of 
this Act.</DELETED>

                <DELETED>counterterrorism fund</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses, as determined by the Attorney 
General, $10,000,000, 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; and (2) the costs of providing 
support to counter, investigate or prosecute domestic or international 
terrorism, including payment of rewards in connection with these 
activities: Provided, That any Federal agency may be reimbursed for the 
costs of detaining in foreign countries individuals accused of acts of 
terrorism that violate the laws of the United States: Provided further, 
That funds provided under this paragraph 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.</DELETED>

     <DELETED>telecommunications carrier compliance fund</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For payments authorized by section 109 of the 
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (47 U.S.C. 1008), 
$15,000,000, to remain available until expended.</DELETED>

          <DELETED>administrative review and appeals</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For expenses necessary for the administration of pardon 
and clemency petitions and immigration related activities, 
$84,200,000.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    In addition, $50,363,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.</DELETED>

             <DELETED>office of inspector general</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as 
amended, $42,475,000; 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: 
Provided, That up to two-tenths of 1 percent of the Department of 
Justice's allocation from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund grant 
programs may be transferred at the discretion of the Attorney General 
to this account for the audit or other review of such grant programs, 
as authorized by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 
1994 (Public Law 103-322).</DELETED>

           <DELETED>United States Parole Commission</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the United States Parole 
Commission as authorized by law, $7,380,000.</DELETED>

                  <DELETED>Legal Activities</DELETED>

   <DELETED>salaries and expenses, general legal activities</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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, $355,691,000; 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 $18,166,000 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.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    In addition, $147,929,000, to be derived from the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund, to remain available until expended for such 
purposes.</DELETED>
<DELETED>     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 $3,424,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Trust Fund.</DELETED>

      <DELETED>salaries and expenses, antitrust division</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For expenses necessary for the enforcement of antitrust 
and kindred laws, $57,368,000: Provided, That, notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, not to exceed $57,368,000 of offsetting 
collections derived from fees collected in fiscal year 2000 for 
premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust 
Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18(a) note) 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.</DELETED>

   <DELETED>salaries and expenses, united states attorneys</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Offices of the United States 
Attorneys, including intergovernmental and cooperative agreements, 
$1,161,957,000; of which not to exceed $2,500,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2001, 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, in addition to reimbursable full-time equivalent workyears 
available to the Offices of the United States Attorneys, not to exceed 
9,044 positions and 9,360 full-time equivalent workyears shall be 
supported from the funds appropriated in this Act for the United States 
Attorneys.</DELETED>

          <DELETED>united states trustee system fund</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the United States Trustee 
Program, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 589a(a), $114,248,000, 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, $114,248,000 
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 
2000, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2000 appropriation from 
the Fund estimated at $0: Provided further, That 28 U.S.C. 589a is 
amended by striking ``and'' in subsection (b)(7); by striking the 
period in subsection (b)(8) and inserting in lieu thereof ``; and''; 
and by adding a new paragraph as follows: ``(9) interest earned on Fund 
investment.''.</DELETED>

       <DELETED>salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement 
                          commission</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For expenses necessary to carry out the activities of the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, including services as authorized 
by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $1,175,000.</DELETED>

        <DELETED>salaries and expenses, united states marshals 
                           service</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the United States Marshals 
Service; including the acquisition, lease, maintenance, and operation 
of vehicles, and the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for police-
type use, without regard to the general purchase price limitation for 
the current fiscal year, $329,289,000, 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; of which not to exceed 
$4,000,000 for development, implementation, maintenance and support, 
and training for an automated prisoner information system shall remain 
available until expended; and of which not less than $2,762,000 shall 
be for the costs of conversion to narrowband communications and for the 
operations and maintenance of legacy Land Mobile Radio systems: 
Provided, That such amount shall be transferred to and administered by 
the Department of Justice Wireless Management Office.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    In addition, $209,620,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.</DELETED>

                    <DELETED>construction</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For planning, constructing, renovating, equipping, and 
maintaining United States Marshals Service prisoner-holding space in 
United States courthouses and federal buildings, including the 
renovation and expansion of prisoner movement areas, elevators, and 
sallyports, $4,600,000, to remain available until expended.</DELETED>

<DELETED>justice prisoner and alien transportation system fund, united 
                   states marshals service</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Beginning in fiscal year 2000 and thereafter, payment 
shall be made from the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System 
Fund for necessary expenses related to the scheduling and 
transportation of United States prisoners and illegal and criminal 
aliens in the custody of the United States Marshals Service, as 
authorized in 18 U.S.C. 4013, including, without limitation, salaries 
and expenses, operations, and the acquisition, lease, and maintenance 
of aircraft and support facilities: Provided, That the Fund shall be 
reimbursed or credited with advance payments from amounts available to 
the Department of Justice, other Federal agencies, and other sources at 
rates that will recover the expenses of Fund operations, including, 
without limitation, accrual of annual leave and depreciation of plant 
and equipment of the Fund: Provided further, That proceeds from the 
disposal of Fund aircraft shall be credited to the Fund: Provided 
further, That amounts in the Fund shall be available without fiscal 
year limitation, and may be used for operating equipment lease 
agreements that do not exceed 5 years.</DELETED>

             <DELETED>federal prisoner detention</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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, $525,000,000, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 561(i), to remain available until 
expended.</DELETED>

           <DELETED>fees and expenses of witnesses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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, $95,000,000, to remain available until expended; of which not 
to exceed $6,000,000 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; and 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.</DELETED>

 <DELETED>salaries and expenses, community relations service</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Community Relations Service, 
established by title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, $7,199,000 and, 
in addition, up to $1,000,000 of funds made available to the Department 
of Justice in this Act may be transferred by the Attorney General to 
this account: 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: Provided further, That any transfer pursuant to the 
previous proviso shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 605 

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