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H.R. 4516 (pp) Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Public Print] ...


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                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 107. (a) Congressional Printing and Binding Through Clerk of 
House and Secretary of Senate.--
            (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any provision of title 44, 
        United States Code, or any other law, there are authorized to 
        be appropriated to the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
        and the Secretary of the Senate such sums as may be necessary 
        for congressional printing and binding services.
            (2) Preparation of estimates.--Estimated expenditures and 
        proposed appropriations for congressional printing and binding 
        services shall be prepared and submitted by the Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in 
        accordance with title 31, United States Code, in the same 
        manner as estimates and requests are prepared for other 
        legislative branch services under such title, except that such 
        requests shall be based upon the results of the study conducted 
        under subsection (b) (with respect to any fiscal year covered 
        by such study).
            (3) Effective date.--This subsection shall apply with 
        respect to fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year.
    (b) Study.--
            (1) In general.--During fiscal year 2001, the Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate shall 
        conduct a comprehensive study of the needs of the House and 
        Senate for congressional printing and binding services during 
        fiscal year 2003 and succeeding fiscal years (including 
        transitional issues during fiscal year 2002), and shall include 
        in the study an analysis of the most cost-effective program or 
        programs for providing printed or other media-based 
        publications for House and Senate uses.
            (2) Submission to committees.--The Clerk and the Secretary 
        shall submit the study conducted under paragraph (1) to the 
        Committee on House Administration of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration 
        of the Senate, who shall review the study and prepare such 
        regulations or other materials (including proposals for 
        legislation) as each considers appropriate to enable the Clerk 
        and the Secretary to carry out congressional printing and 
        binding services in accordance with this section.
    (c) Definition.--In this section, the term ``congressional printing 
and binding services'' means the following services:
            (1) Authorized printing and binding for the Congress and 
        the distribution of congressional information in any format.
            (2) Printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol.
            (3) Preparing the semimonthly and session index to the 
        Congressional Record.
            (4) Printing and binding of Government publications 
        authorized by law to be distributed to Members of Congress.
            (5) Printing, binding, and distribution of Government 
        publications authorized by law to be distributed without charge 
        to the recipient.
    This title may be cited as the ``Congressional Operations 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

                             BOTANIC GARDEN

                         salaries and expenses

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, grounds, and 
collections; and purchase and exchange, maintenance, repair, and 
operation of a passenger motor vehicle; all under the direction of the 
Joint Committee on the Library, $3,216,000.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not otherwise 
provided for, including development and maintenance of the Union 
Catalogs; custody and custodial care of the Library buildings; special 
clothing; cleaning, laundering and repair of uniforms; preservation of 
motion pictures in the custody of the Library; operation and 
maintenance of the American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation 
and distribution of catalog records and other publications of the 
Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and expenses 
of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not properly chargeable to 
the income of any trust fund held by the Board, $269,864,000, of which 
not more than $6,500,000 shall be derived from collections credited to 
this appropriation during fiscal year 2001, and shall remain available 
until expended, under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 
480; 2 U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2001 and shall remain available until 
expended for the development and maintenance of an international legal 
information database and activities related thereto: Provided, That the 
Library of Congress may not obligate or expend any funds derived from 
collections under the Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount 
authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: 
Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall 
be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than the 
$6,850,000: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$10,459,575 is to remain available until expended for acquisition of 
books, periodicals, newspapers, and all other materials including 
subscriptions for bibliographic services for the Library, including 
$40,000 to be available solely for the purchase, when specifically 
approved by the Librarian, of special and unique materials for 
additions to the collections: Provided further, That of the total 
amount appropriated, $2,506,000 is to remain available until expended 
for the acquisition and partial support for implementation of an 
Integrated Library System (ILS): Provided further, That of the total 
amount appropriated, $5,957,800 is to remain available until expended 
for the purpose of teaching educators how to incorporate the Library's 
digital collections into school curricula, which amount shall be 
transferred to the educational consortium formed to conduct the 
``Joining Hands Across America: Local Community Initiative'' project as 
approved by the Library: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $404,000 is to remain available until expended for a 
collaborative digitization and telecommunications project with the 
United States Military Academy and any remaining balance is available 
for other Library purposes.

                            Copyright Office

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, $38,771,000, of 
which not more than $26,000,000, to remain available until expended, 
shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during 
fiscal year 2001 under 17 U.S.C. 708(d): Provided, That the Copyright 
Office may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections 
under 17 U.S.C. 708(d), in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, 
That not more than $5,783,000 shall be derived from collections during 
fiscal year 2001 under 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 802(h), and 
1005: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation 
shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than 
$31,783,000: Provided further, That not more than $100,000 of the 
amount appropriated is available for the maintenance of an 
``International Copyright Institute'' in the Copyright Office of the 
Library of Congress for the purpose of training nationals of developing 
countries in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided further, 
That not more than $4,250 may be expended, on the certification of the 
Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and 
reception expenses for activities of the International Copyright 
Institute and for copyright delegations, visitors, and seminars.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 1931 
(chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $48,507,000, of which 
$14,135,000 shall remain available until expended.

                       Furniture and Furnishings

    For necessary expenses for the purchase, installation, maintenance, 
and repair of furniture, furnishings, office and library equipment, 
$5,394,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 201. Appropriations in this Act available to the Library of 
Congress shall be available, in an amount of not more than $199,630, of 
which $59,300 is for the Congressional Research Service, when 
specifically authorized by the Librarian of Congress, for attendance at 
meetings concerned with the function or activity for which the 
appropriation is made.
    Sec. 202. (a) No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall 
be used by the Library of Congress to administer any flexible or 
compressed work schedule which--
            (1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the 
        grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15; and
            (2) grants such manager or supervisor the right to not be 
        at work for all or a portion of a workday because of time 
        worked by the manager or supervisor on another workday.
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``manager or 
supervisor'' means any management official or supervisor, as such terms 
are defined in section 7103(a)(10) and (11) of title 5, United States 
Code.
    Sec. 203. Appropriated funds received by the Library of Congress 
from other Federal agencies to cover general and administrative 
overhead costs generated by performing reimbursable work for other 
agencies under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536 shall not be 
used to employ more than 65 employees and may be expended or 
obligated--
            (1) in the case of a reimbursement, only to such extent or 
        in such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts; or
            (2) in the case of an advance payment, only--
                    (A) to pay for such general or administrative 
                overhead costs as are attributable to the work 
                performed for such agency; or
                    (B) to such extent or in such amounts as are 
                provided in appropriations Acts, with respect to any 
                purpose not allowable under subparagraph (A).
    Sec. 204. Of the amounts appropriated to the Library of Congress in 
this Act, not more than $5,000 may be expended, on the certification of 
the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation 
and reception expenses for the incentive awards program.
    Sec. 205. Of the amount appropriated to the Library of Congress in 
this Act, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on the certification 
of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official 
representation and reception expenses for the Overseas Field Offices.
    Sec. 206. (a) For fiscal year 2001, the obligational authority of 
the Library of Congress for the activities described in subsection (b) 
may not exceed $92,845,000.
    (b) The activities referred to in subsection (a) are reimbursable 
and revolving fund activities that are funded from sources other than 
appropriations to the Library in appropriations Acts for the 
legislative branch.
    Sec. 207. Section 1 of an Act to authorize acquisition of certain 
real property for the Library of Congress, and for other purposes, 
approved December 15, 1997 (2 U.S.C. 141 note) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new subsection:
    ``(c) Transfer Payment by Architect.--Notwithstanding the 
limitation on reimbursement or transfer of funds under subsection (a) 
of this section, the Architect of the Capitol may, not later than 90 
days after acquisition of the property under this section, transfer 
funds to the entity from which the property was acquired by the 
Architect of the Capitol. Such transfers may not exceed a total of 
$16,500,000.''.
    Sec. 208. The Librarian of Congress may convert to permanent 
positions 84 indefinite, time-limited positions in the National Digital 
Library Program authorized in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act 
for Fiscal Year 1996 for the Library of Congress under the heading 
``Salaries and Expenses'' (Public Law 104-53). Notwithstanding any 
other provision of law regarding qualifications and methods of 
appointment of employees of the Library of Congress, the Librarian may 
fill these permanent positions through the non-competitive conversion 
of the incumbents in the ``indefinite-not-to-exceed'' positions to 
``permanent'' positions.
    Sec. 209. During fiscal year 2001 and fiscal years thereafter, the 
Librarian of Congress may transfer among available accounts amounts 
appropriated to the Library and amounts appropriated to the Architect 
of the Capitol for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and 
operation of Library buildings and grounds, with the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives. Amounts so transferred shall be merged with and be 
available for the same purpose for the same period as the appropriation 
or account to which transferred. This transfer authority is in addition 
to any other transfer authority provided by law. The Librarian shall 
consult with the Architect of the Capitol before proposing transfers 
involving amounts appropriated to the Architect.
    Sec. 210. The Library of Congress may for such employees as it 
deems appropriate authorize a payment to employees who voluntarily 
separate before January 1, 2001, whether by retirement or resignation, 
which payment shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of 
section 5597(d) of title 5, United States Code.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

                     structural and mechanical care

    For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural 
maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds, 
$15,837,000, of which $5,000,000 shall remain available until expended.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents necessary 
to provide for the cataloging and indexing of Government publications 
and their on-line access to the public, Members of Congress, other 
Government agencies, and designated depository and international 
exchange libraries as authorized by law, $25,652,000: Provided, That 
travel expenses, including travel expenses of the Depository Library 
Council to the Public Printer, shall not exceed $175,000: Provided 
further, That amounts of not more than $2,000,000 from current year 
appropriations are available for the cost of publications distributed 
in prior years: Provided further, That any unobligated or unexpended 
balances in this account or accounts for similar purposes for preceding 
fiscal years may be transferred to the Government Printing Office 
revolving fund for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject 
to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make such 
expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in accord with 
the law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to 
fiscal year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, United 
States Code, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs and 
purposes set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for the 
Government Printing Office revolving fund: Provided, That not more than 
$2,500 may be expended on the certification of the Public Printer in 
connection with official representation and reception expenses: 
Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available for the 
hire or purchase of not more than 12 passenger motor vehicles: Provided 
further, That expenditures in connection with travel expenses of the 
advisory councils to the Public Printer shall be deemed necessary to 
carry out the provisions of title 44, United States Code: Provided 
further, That the revolving fund shall be available for temporary or 
intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States 
Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent 
of the annual rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule 
under section 5316 of such title: Provided further, That the revolving 
fund and the funds provided under the headings ``Office of 

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