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H.R. 2670 (rh) 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. [Reported in House] ...


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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2670


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 9, 1999

                                Received

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 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,
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:

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    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.

                         counterterrorism fund

    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.

               telecommunications carrier compliance fund

    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.

                   administrative review and appeals

    For expenses necessary for the administration of pardon and 
clemency petitions and immigration related activities, $84,200,000.
    In addition, $50,363,000, for such purposes, to remain available 
until expended, to 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, $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).

                    United States Parole Commission

                         salaries and expenses

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

                            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, $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.
    In addition, $147,929,000, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, to remain available until expended for such 
purposes.
     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.

               salaries and expenses, antitrust division

    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.

             salaries and expenses, united states attorneys

    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.

                   united states trustee system fund

    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.''.

      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, $1,175,000.

         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 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.
    In addition, $209,620,000, for such purposes, to remain available 
until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust 
Fund.

                              construction

    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.

 justice prisoner and alien transportation system fund, united states 
                            marshals service

    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.

                       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, $525,000,000, 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, $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.

           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, $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 
of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.

                         assets forfeiture fund

    For expenses authorized by 28 U.S.C. 524(c)(1) (A)(ii), (B), (F), 

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