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105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4104


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

             September 3 (legislative day, August 31), 1998

    Ordered to be printed with the amendments of the Senate numbered

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States 
  Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain 
 Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, 
                        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 Treasury Department, the United States 
Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain 
Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, 
and for other purposes, namely:

         <DELETED>TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY</DELETED>

                <DELETED>Departmental Offices</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Departmental Offices 
including operation and maintenance of the Treasury Buildings and 
Annex; hire of passenger motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and 
improvements of, and purchase of commercial insurance policies for, 
real properties leased or owned overseas, when necessary for the 
performance of official business; not to exceed $2,900,000 for official 
travel expenses; not to exceed $150,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; not to exceed $258,000 for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and expended 
under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury and to be 
accounted for solely on his certificate, $122,889,000: Provided, That 
the Office of Foreign Assets Control shall be funded at no less than 
$5,517,000: Provided further, That of the funds provided under this 
heading, $2,000,000 shall be available only for the provision of 
compensation for losses incurred due to the denial of entry into the 
United States of any firearms as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 
18, United States Code that: (1) as of the date of the enactment of 
this Act, could lawfully be manufactured and sold in the United States; 
(2) that is of a type that was determined by the Secretary of the 
Treasury on April 6, 1998, to be not importable into the United States; 
and (3) as of February 10, 1998, was conditionally released under bond 
to the importer by the United States Customs Service. The losses 
compensated under the preceding sentence shall be only for the cost of 
the weapons and any shipping, transportation, duty, and storage costs 
incurred by the importer, as determined by the Secretary of the 
Treasury.</DELETED>

        <DELETED>Office of Professional Responsibility</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Office of Professional 
Responsibility, including the purchase and hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, $1,250,000.</DELETED>

               <DELETED>Automation Enhancement</DELETED>

            <DELETED>(including transfer of funds)</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For the development and acquisition of automatic data 
processing equipment, software, and services for the Department of the 
Treasury, $31,190,000: Provided, That these funds shall remain 
available until September 30, 2000: Provided further, That these funds 
shall be transferred to accounts and in amounts as necessary to satisfy 
the requirements of the Department's offices, bureaus, and other 
organizations: Provided further, That this transfer authority shall be 
in addition to any other transfer authority provided in this Act: 
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated shall be used to 
support or supplement Internal Revenue Service appropriations for 
Information Systems: Provided further, That no funds may be obligated 
for the Automated Commercial Environment project until the Commissioner 
of Customs has submitted to the Committees on Appropriations an 
enterprise information systems architecture plan for the U.S. Customs 
Service consistent with the Treasury Information Systems Architecture 
Framework and approved by the Treasury Investment Review 
Board.</DELETED>

             <DELETED>Office of Inspector General</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, 
not to exceed $2,000,000 for official travel expenses; including hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $100,000 for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and expended 
under the direction of the Inspector General of the Treasury, 
$30,678,000.</DELETED>

 <DELETED>Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the 
Treasury Building and Annex, $27,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That these funds shall not be available for 
obligation until September 30, 1999.</DELETED>

        <DELETED>Financial Crimes Enforcement Network</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel expenses of 
non-Federal law enforcement personnel to attend meetings concerned with 
financial intelligence activities, law enforcement, and financial 
regulation; not to exceed $14,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; and for assistance to Federal law enforcement 
agencies, with or without reimbursement, $24,000,000: Provided, That 
funds appropriated in this account may be used to procure personal 
services contracts.</DELETED>

          <DELETED>Violent Crime Reduction Programs</DELETED>

            <DELETED>(including transfer of funds)</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For activities authorized by Public Law 103-322, to remain 
available until expended, which shall be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, as follows:</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (1) As authorized by section 190001(e), $122,000,000; of 
which $3,000,000 shall be available to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms for administering the Gang Resistance Education and 
Training program; of which $14,528,000 shall be available to the United 
States Secret Service, including $6,700,000 for vehicle replacement, 
$5,000,000 for investigations of counterfeiting, and $2,828,000 for 
forensic and related support of investigations of missing and exploited 
children, of which $828,000 shall be available not earlier than 
September 30, 1999, as a grant for activities related to the 
investigations of exploited children and shall remain available until 
expended; of which $66,472,000 shall be available for the United States 
Customs Service, including $54,000,000 for narcotics detection 
technology, $9,500,000 for the passenger processing initiative, 
$972,000 for construction of canopies for inspection of outbound 
vehicles along the Southwest border, and $2,000,000 for the Customs 
Cyber-Smuggling Center in support of the anti-child pornography 
program; of which $14,000,000 shall be available to the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy, including $13,000,000 to the Counter-Drug 
Technology Assessment Center to continue the program to transfer 
technology to State and local law enforcement agencies, and $1,000,000 
for Model State Drug Law Conferences; and of which $24,000,000 shall be 
available for Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (2) As authorized by section 32401, $10,000,000 to the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for disbursement through 
grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts to local governments for 
Gang Resistance Education and Training: Provided, That notwithstanding 
sections 32401 and 310001, such funds shall be allocated to State and 
local law enforcement and prevention organizations.</DELETED>

       <DELETED>Federal Law Enforcement Training Center</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center, as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, 
including materials and support costs of Federal law enforcement basic 
training; purchase (not to exceed 52 for police-type use, without 
regard to the general purchase price limitation) and hire of passenger 
motor vehicles; uniforms without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation for the current fiscal year; the conducting of and 
participating in firearms matches and presentation of awards; for 
public awareness and enhancing community support of law enforcement 
training; not to exceed $9,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
$71,923,000, of which up to $13,843,000 for materials and support costs 
of Federal law enforcement basic training shall remain available until 
September 30, 2001: Provided, That the Center is authorized to accept 
and use gifts of property, both real and personal, and to accept 
services, for authorized purposes, including funding of a gift of 
intrinsic value which shall be awarded annually by the Director of the 
Center to the outstanding student who graduated from a basic training 
program at the Center during the previous fiscal year, which shall be 
funded only by gifts received through the Center's gift authority: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
students attending training at any Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center site shall reside in on-Center or Center-provided housing, 
insofar as available and in accordance with Center policy: Provided 
further, That funds appropriated in this account shall be available, at 
the discretion of the Director, for the following: training United 
States Postal Service law enforcement personnel and Postal police 
officers; State and local government law enforcement training on a 
space-available basis; training of foreign law enforcement officials on 
a space-available basis with reimbursement of actual costs to this 
appropriation, except that reimbursement may be waived by the Secretary 
for law enforcement training activities in foreign countries undertaken 
pursuant to section 801 of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death 
Penalty Act of 1996, Public Law 104-32; training of private sector 
security officials on a space-available basis with reimbursement of 
actual costs to this appropriation; travel expenses of non-Federal 
personnel to attend course development meetings and training at the 
Center; for expenses for student athletic and related activities; and 
room and board for student interns: Provided further, That the Center 
is authorized to obligate funds in anticipation of reimbursements from 
agencies receiving training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, except that total obligations at the end of the fiscal year 
shall not exceed total budgetary resources available at the end of the 
fiscal year: Provided further, That the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center is authorized to provide short-term medical services 
for students undergoing training at the Center.</DELETED>

     <DELETED>acquisition, construction, improvements, and related 
                           expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For expansion of the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, for acquisition of necessary additional real property and 
facilities, and for ongoing maintenance, facility improvements, and 
related expenses, $28,360,000, to remain available until 
expended.</DELETED>

             <DELETED>Interagency Law Enforcement</DELETED>

       <DELETED>interagency crime and drug enforcement</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For expenses necessary for the detection and investigation 
of individuals involved in organized crime drug trafficking, including 
cooperative efforts with State and local law enforcement, $51,900,000, 
of which $7,827,000 shall remain available until expended.</DELETED>

            <DELETED>Financial Management Service</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Financial Management 
Service, $198,510,000, of which not to exceed $13,235,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2001 for information systems 
modernization initiatives.</DELETED>

       <DELETED>Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms</DELETED>

                <DELETED>salaries and expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms, including purchase of not to exceed 812 vehicles for 
police-type use, of which 650 shall be for replacement only, and hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; hire of aircraft; services of expert 
witnesses at such rates as may be determined by the Director; for 
payment of per diem and/or subsistence allowances to employees where a 
major investigative assignment requires an employee to work 16 hours or 
more per day or to remain overnight at his or her post of duty; not to 
exceed $20,000 for official reception and representation expenses; for 
training of State and local law enforcement agencies with or without 
reimbursement, including training in connection with the training and 
acquisition of canines for explosives and fire accelerants detection; 
and provision of laboratory assistance to State and local agencies, 
with or without reimbursement, $530,624,000; of which $2,206,000 shall 
not be available until September 30, 1999; of which not to exceed 
$1,000,000 shall be available for the payment of attorneys' fees as 
provided by 18 U.S.C. 924(d)(2); and of which $1,000,000 shall be 
available for the equipping of any vessel, vehicle, equipment, or 
aircraft available for official use by a State or local law enforcement 
agency if the conveyance will be used in joint law enforcement 
operations with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and for the 
payment of overtime salaries, travel, fuel, training, equipment, 
supplies, and other similar costs of State and local law enforcement 
personnel, including sworn officers and support personnel, that are 
incurred in joint operations with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms: Provided, That no funds made available by this or any other 
Act may be used to transfer the functions, missions, or activities of 
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to other agencies or 
Departments in fiscal year 1999: Provided further, That no funds 
appropriated herein shall be available for salaries or administrative 
expenses in connection with consolidating or centralizing, within the 
Department of the Treasury, the records, or any portion thereof, of 
acquisition and disposition of firearms maintained by Federal firearms 
licensees: Provided further, That no funds appropriated herein shall be 
used to pay administrative expenses or the compensation of any officer 
or employee of the United States to implement an amendment or 
amendments to 27 CFR 178.118 or to change the definition of ``Curios or 
relics'' in 27 CFR 178.11 or remove any item from ATF Publication 
5300.11 as it existed on January 1, 1994: Provided further, That none 
of the funds appropriated herein shall be available to investigate or 
act upon applications for relief from Federal firearms disabilities 
under 18 U.S.C. 925(c): Provided further, That such funds shall be 
available to investigate and act upon applications filed by 
corporations for relief from Federal firearms disabilities under 18 
U.S.C. 925(c): Provided further, That no funds in this Act may be used 
to provide ballistics imaging equipment to any State or local authority 
who has obtained similar equipment through a Federal grant or subsidy 
unless the State or local authority agrees to return that equipment or 
to repay that grant or subsidy to the Federal Government: Provided 
further, That no funds under this Act may be used to electronically 
retrieve information gathered pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(4) by name 
or any personal identification code.</DELETED>

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