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H.R. 4850 (ih) To provide a cost-of-living adjustment in rates of compensation paid to veterans with service-connected disabilities, to enhance programs providing compensation and life insurance benefits for veterans, and for other purposes. [Introduced i...


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        H.R.4850

                       One Hundred Eighth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
           the twentieth day of January, two thousand and four


                                 An Act


 
Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and 
other activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said 
 District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, 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 District of Columbia and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes, namely:

                         TITLE I--FEDERAL FUNDS

              Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, to be deposited 
into a dedicated account, for a nationwide program to be administered 
by the Mayor, for District of Columbia resident tuition support, 
$25,600,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such 
funds, including any interest accrued thereon, may be used on behalf of 
eligible District of Columbia residents to pay an amount based upon the 
difference between in-State and out-of-State tuition at public 
institutions of higher education, or to pay up to $2,500 each year at 
eligible private institutions of higher education: Provided further, 
That the awarding of such funds may be prioritized on the basis of a 
resident's academic merit, the income and need of eligible students and 
such other factors as may be authorized: Provided further, That the 
District of Columbia government shall maintain a dedicated account for 
the Resident Tuition Support Program that shall consist of the Federal 
funds appropriated to the Program in this Act and any subsequent 
appropriations, any unobligated balances from prior fiscal years, and 
any interest earned in this or any fiscal year: Provided further, That 
the account shall be under the control of the District of Columbia 
Chief Financial Officer, who shall use those funds solely for the 
purposes of carrying out the Resident Tuition Support Program: Provided 
further, That the Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall provide a 
quarterly financial report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and Senate for these funds showing, by object 
class, the expenditures made and the purpose therefor: Provided 
further, That not more than $1,200,000 of the total amount appropriated 
for this program may be used for administrative expenses.

   Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in the 
                          District of Columbia

    For necessary expenses, as determined by the Mayor of the District 
of Columbia in written consultation with the elected county or city 
officials of surrounding jurisdictions, $15,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, to reimburse the District of Columbia for the 
costs of providing public safety at events related to the presence of 
the national capital in the District of Columbia and for the costs of 
providing support to respond to immediate and specific terrorist 
threats or attacks in the District of Columbia or surrounding 
jurisdictions: Provided, That any amount provided under this heading 
shall be available only after notice of its proposed use has been 
transmitted by the President to Congress and such amount has been 
apportioned pursuant to chapter 15 of title 31, United States Code.

           Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts

    For salaries and expenses for the District of Columbia Courts, 
$190,800,000, to be allocated as follows: for the District of Columbia 
Court of Appeals, $8,952,000, of which not to exceed $1,500 is for 
official reception and representation expenses; for the District of 
Columbia Superior Court, $84,948,000, of which not to exceed $1,500 is 
for official reception and representation expenses; for the District of 
Columbia Court System, $40,699,000, of which not to exceed $1,500 is 
for official reception and representation expenses; and $56,201,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2006, for capital improvements for 
District of Columbia courthouse facilities: Provided, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, a single contract or 
related contracts for development and construction of facilities may be 
employed which collectively include the full scope of the project: 
Provided further, That the solicitation and contract shall contain the 
clause ``availability of Funds'' found at 48 CFR 52.232-18: Provided 
further, That funds made available for capital improvements shall be 
expended consistent with the General Services Administration master 
plan study and building evaluation report: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, all amounts under this 
heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and 
Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal agencies, with 
payroll and financial services to be provided on a contractual basis 
with the General Services Administration (GSA), and such services shall 
include the preparation of monthly financial reports, copies of which 
shall be submitted directly by GSA to the President and to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
Senate, the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives, and the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
Senate: Provided further, That 30 days after providing written notice 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
Senate, the District of Columbia Courts may reallocate not more than 
$1,000,000 of the funds provided under this heading among the items and 
entities funded under this heading for operations, and not more than 4 
percent of the funds provided under this heading for facilities.

            Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts

    For payments authorized under section 11-2604 and section 11-2605, 
D.C. Official Code (relating to representation provided under the 
District of Columbia Criminal Justice Act), payments for counsel 
appointed in proceedings in the Family Court of the Superior Court of 
the District of Columbia under chapter 23 of title 16, D.C. Official 
Code, or pursuant to contractual agreements to provide guardian ad 
litem representation, training, technical assistance and such other 
services as are necessary to improve the quality of guardian ad litem 
representation, payments for counsel appointed in adoption proceedings 
under chapter 3 of title 16, D.C. Code, and payments for counsel 
authorized under section 21-2060, D.C. Official Code (relating to 
representation provided under the District of Columbia Guardianship, 
Protective Proceedings, and Durable Power of Attorney Act of 1986), 
$38,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
funds provided in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts'' (other than the $56,201,000 provided 
under such heading for capital improvements for District of Columbia 
courthouse facilities) may also be used for payments under this 
heading: Provided further, That in addition to the funds provided under 
this heading, the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the 
District of Columbia shall use funds provided in this Act under the 
heading ``Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts'' (other 
than the $56,201,000 provided under such heading for capital 
improvements for District of Columbia courthouse facilities), to make 
payments described under this heading for obligations incurred during 
any fiscal year: Provided further, That funds provided under this 
heading shall be administered by the Joint Committee on Judicial 
Administration in the District of Columbia: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, this appropriation shall be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and 
obligated and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for 
expenses of other Federal agencies, with payroll and financial services 
to be provided on a contractual basis with the General Services 
Administration (GSA), and such services shall include the preparation 
of monthly financial reports, copies of which shall be submitted 
directly by GSA to the President and to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, the 
Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

 Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
                      for the District of Columbia


                      (including transfer of funds)

    For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire of motor 
vehicles, of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia and the Public Defender Service for the District 
of Columbia, as authorized by the National Capital Revitalization and 
Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, $180,000,000, of which not to 
exceed $2,000 is for official reception and representation expenses 
related to Community Supervision and Pretrial Services Agency programs; 
of which not to exceed $25,000 is for dues and assessments relating to 
the implementation of the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
Agency Interstate Supervision Act of 2002; of which $110,853,000 shall 
be for necessary expenses of Community Supervision and Sex Offender 
Registration, to include expenses relating to the supervision of adults 
subject to protection orders or the provision of services for or 
related to such persons; of which $39,314,000 shall be available to the 
Pretrial Services Agency; and of which $29,833,000 shall be transferred 
to the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia: Provided, 
That notwithstanding any other provision of law, all amounts under this 
heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and 
Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal agencies: 
Provided further, That the Director is authorized to accept and use 
gifts in the form of in-kind contributions of space and hospitality to 
support offender and defendant programs, and equipment and vocational 
training services to educate and train offenders and defendants: 
Provided further, That the Director shall keep accurate and detailed 
records of the acceptance and use of any gift or donation under the 
previous proviso, and shall make such records available for audit and 
public inspection: Provided further, That the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency Director is authorized to accept and use 
reimbursement from the D.C. Government for space and services provided 
on a cost reimbursable basis: Provided further, That the Public 
Defender Service is authorized to charge fees to cover costs of 
materials distributed to attendees of educational events, including 
conferences, sponsored by the Public Defender Service, and 
notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, said fees 
shall be credited to the Public Defender Service account to be 
available for use without further appropriation.

 Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer 
Authority, $4,800,000, to remain available until expended, to continue 
implementation of the Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Plan: Provided, 
That the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority provides a 100 
percent match for this payment.

        Federal Payment for the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Department of 
Transportation, $3,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2006, for design and construction of a continuous pedestrian and 
bicycle trail system from the Potomac River to the District's border 
with Maryland.

      Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

    For a Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 
$1,300,000, to remain available until expended, to support initiatives 
related to the coordination of Federal and local criminal justice 
resources in the District of Columbia.

         Federal Payment for the Unified Communications Center

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, $6,000,000, to 
remain available until expended, for the Unified Communications Center.

             Federal Payment for Transportation Assistance

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Department of 
Transportation, $2,500,000, of which $1,000,000 shall be allocated to 
implement a downtown circulator transit system, and of which $1,500,000 
shall be to offset a portion of the District of Columbia's allocated 
operating subsidy payment to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority.

              Federal Payment for Public School Libraries

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Public Schools, 
$6,000,000, to remain available until expended, for a public school 
library enhancement program: Provided, That the District of Columbia 
Public Schools provides a 100 percent match for this payment: Provided 
further, That the Federal portion is for the acquisition of library 
resources: Provided further, That the matching portion is for any 
necessary facilities upgrades.

            Federal Payment for the Family Literacy Program

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, $1,000,000, for 
a Family Literacy Program to address the needs of literacy-challenged 
parents while endowing their children with an appreciation for literacy 
and strengthening familial ties: Provided, That the District of 
Columbia shall provide a 100 percent match with local funds as a 
condition of receiving this payment.

    Federal Payment for Foster Care Improvements in the District of 
                                Columbia

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia for foster care 
improvements, $5,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That $3,250,000 shall be for the Child and Family Services Agency, of 
which $2,000,000 shall be for the early intervention program to provide 
intensive and immediate services for foster children; of which $750,000 
shall be for the emergency support fund to purchase services or 
technology necessary to allow children to remain in the care of an 
approved and licensed family member; of which $500,000 shall be for 
technology upgrades: Provided further, That $1,250,000 shall be for the 
Department of Mental Health to provide all court-ordered or agency-
required mental health screenings, assessments and treatments for 
children under the supervision of the Child and Family Services Agency: 
Provided further, That $500,000 shall be for the Washington 
Metropolitan Council of Governments, to continue a program in 
conjunction with the Foster and Adoptive Parents Advocacy Center, to 
provide respite care for and recruitment of foster parents: Provided 
further, That these Federal funds shall supplement and not supplant 
local funds for the purposes described under this heading.

  Federal Payment to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the 
                          District of Columbia

    For a Federal payment to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer 
of the District of Columbia, $32,500,000: Provided, That these funds 
shall be available for the projects and in the amounts specified in the 
statement of the managers on the conference report accompanying this 
Act: Provided further, That each entity that receives funding under 
this heading shall submit to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer 
of the District of Columbia and the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and Senate a report on the activities to be 
carried out with such funds no later than March 15, 2005.

                 Federal Payment for School Improvement

    For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in the 
District of Columbia, $40,000,000, to be allocated as follows: for the 
District of Columbia Public Schools, $13,000,000 to improve public 
school education in the District of Columbia; for the State Education 
Office, $13,000,000 to expand quality public charter schools in the 

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