| Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 499 (ih) To amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to require an employer which is terminating its business to offer its employees an employee stock ownership plan. [Introduced in House] ...
H.R. 499 (ih) To amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to require an employer which is terminating its business to offer its employees an employee stock ownership plan. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4999 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 20, 2000 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To control crime by providing law enforcement block grants. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Local Government Law Enforcement Block Grants Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. (a) Payment and Use.-- (1) Payment.--The Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance shall pay to each unit of local government which qualifies for a payment under this Act an amount equal to the sum of any amounts allocated to such unit under this Act for each payment period. The Director shall pay such amount from amounts appropriated to carry out this Act. (2) Use.--Amounts paid to a unit of local government under this section shall be used by the unit for reducing crime and improving public safety, including but not limited to, one or more of the following purposes: (A)(i) Hiring, training, and employing on a continuing basis new, additional law enforcement officers and necessary support personnel. (ii) Paying overtime to presently employed law enforcement officers and necessary support personnel for the purpose of increasing the number of hours worked by such personnel. (iii) Procuring equipment, technology, and other material directly related to basic law enforcement functions. (B) Enhancing security measures-- (i) in and around schools; and (ii) in and around any other facility or location which is considered by the unit of local government to have a special risk for incidents of crime. (C) Establishing crime prevention programs that may, though not exclusively, involve law enforcement officials and that are intended to discourage, disrupt, or interfere with the commission of criminal activity, including neighborhood watch and citizen patrol programs, sexual assault and domestic violence programs, and programs intended to prevent juvenile crime. (D) Establishing or supporting drug courts. (E) Establishing early intervention and prevention programs for juveniles to reduce or eliminate crime. (F) Enhancing the adjudication process of cases involving violent offenders, including the adjudication process of cases involving violent juvenile offenders. (G) Enhancing programs under subpart 1 of part E of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. (H) Establishing cooperative task forces between adjoining units of local government to work cooperatively to prevent and combat criminal activity, particularly criminal activity that is exacerbated by drug or gang-related involvement. (I) Establishing a multijurisdictional task force, particularly in rural areas, composed of law enforcement officials representing units of local government, that works with Federal law enforcement officials to prevent and control crime. (3) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection-- (A) the term ``violent offender'' means a person charged with committing a part I violent crime; and (B) the term ``drug courts'' means a program that involves-- (i) continuing judicial supervision over offenders with substance abuse problems who are not violent offenders; and (ii) the integrated administration of other sanctions and services, which shall include-- (I) mandatory periodic testing for the use of controlled substances or other addictive substances during any period of supervised release or probation for each participant; (II) substance abuse treatment for each participant; (III) probation, or other supervised release involving the possibility of prosecution, confinement, or incarceration based on noncompliance with program requirements or failure to show satisfactory progress; and (IV) programmatic, offender management, and aftercare services such as relapse prevention, vocational job training, job placement, and housing placement. (b) Prohibited Uses.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a unit of local government may not expend any of the funds provided under this Act to purchase, lease, rent, or otherwise acquire-- (1) tanks or armored personnel carriers; (2) fixed wing aircraft; (3) limousines; (4) real estate; (5) yachts; (6) consultants; or (7) vehicles not primarily used for law enforcement, unless the Attorney General certifies that extraordinary and exigent circumstances exist that make the use of funds for such purposes essential to the maintenance of public safety and good order in such unit of local government. (c) Timing of Payments.--The Director shall pay each unit of local government that has submitted an application under this Act not later than-- (1) 90 days after the date that the amount is available; or (2) the first day of the payment period if the unit of local government has provided the Director with the assurances required by section 4(c), whichever is later. (d) Adjustments.-- (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the Director shall adjust a payment under this Act to a unit of local government to the extent that a prior payment to the unit of local government was more or less than the amount required to be paid. (2) Considerations.--The Director may increase or decrease under this subsection a payment to a unit of local government only if the Director determines the need for the increase or decrease, or if the unit requests the increase or decrease, not later than 1 year after the end of the payment period for which a payment was made. (e) Reservation for Adjustment.--The Director may reserve a percentage of not more than 2 percent of the amount under this section for a payment period for all units of local government in a State if the Director considers the reserve is necessary to ensure the availability of sufficient amounts to pay adjustments after the final allocation of amounts among the units of local government in the State. (f) Repayment of Unexpended Amounts.-- (1) Repayment required.--A unit of local government shall repay to the Director, by not later than 27 months after receipt of funds from the Director, any amount that is-- (A) paid to the unit from amounts appropriated under the authority of this section; and (B) not expended by the unit within 2 years after receipt of such funds from the Director. (2) Penalty for failure to repay.--If the amount required to be repaid is not repaid, the Director shall reduce payment in future payment periods accordingly. (3) Deposit of amounts repaid.--Amounts received by the Director as repayments under this subsection shall be deposited in a designated fund for future payments to units of local government. Any amounts remaining in such designated fund after 5 years following the enactment of the Local Government Law Enforcement Block Grants Act of 2000 shall be applied to the Federal deficit or, if there is no Federal deficit, to reducing the Federal debt. (g) Nonsupplanting Requirement.--Funds made available under this Act to units of local government shall not be used to supplant State or local funds, but shall be used to increase the amount of funds that would, in the absence of funds made available under this Act, be made available from State or local sources. (h) Matching Funds.-- (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Federal share of a grant received under this Act may not exceed 90 percent of the costs of a program or proposal funded under this Act. (2) Exception for financial hardship.--The Director may increase the Federal share under paragraph (1) up to 100 percent for a unit of local government upon a showing of financial hardship by such unit. SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act-- (1) $2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2001; (2) $2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2002; (3) $2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; (4) $2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; and (5) $2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2005. (b) Oversight Accountability and Administration.--Not more than 3 percent of the amount authorized to be appropriated under subsection (a) for each of the fiscal years 2001 through 2005 shall be available to the Attorney General for studying the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the provisions of this Act, and assuring compliance with the provisions of this Act and for administrative costs to carry out the purposes of this Act. The Attorney General shall establish and execute an oversight plan for monitoring the activities of grant recipients. Such sums are to remain available until expended. (c) Technology Assistance.--The Attorney General shall reserve 1 percent in each of fiscal years 2001 through 2003 of the amount authorized to be appropriated under subsection (a) for use by the National Institute of Justice in assisting local units to identify, select, develop, modernize, and purchase new technologies for use by law enforcement. (d) Availability.--The amounts authorized to be appropriated under subsection (a) shall remain available until expended. SEC. 4. QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT. (a) In General.--The Director shall issue regulations establishing procedures under which a unit of local government is required to provide notice to the Director regarding the proposed use of funds made available under this Act. (b) Program Review.--The Director shall establish a process for the ongoing evaluation of projects developed with funds made available under this Act. (c) General Requirements for Qualification.--A unit of local government qualifies for a payment under this Act for a payment period only if the unit of local government submits an application to the Director and establishes, to the satisfaction of the Director, that-- (1) the unit of local government has established a local advisory board that-- (A) includes, but is not limited to, a representative from-- (i) the local police department or local sheriff's department; (ii) the local prosecutor's office; (iii) the local court system; (iv) the local public school system; and (v) a local nonprofit, educational, religious, or community group active in crime prevention or drug use prevention or treatment; (B) has reviewed the application; and (C) is designated to make nonbinding recommendations to the unit of local government for the use of funds received under this Act; (2) the chief executive officer of the State has had not less than 20 days to review and comment on the application prior to submission to the Director; (3)(A) the unit of local government will establish a trust fund in which the government will deposit all payments received under this Act; and (B) the unit of local government will use amounts in the trust fund (including interest) during a period not to exceed 2 years from the date the first grant payment is made to the unit of local government; (4) the unit of local government will expend the payments received in accordance with the laws and procedures that are applicable to the expenditure of revenues of the unit of local government; (5) the unit of local government will use accounting, audit, and fiscal procedures that conform to guidelines which shall be prescribed by the Director after consultation with the Comptroller General and as applicable, amounts received under this Act shall be audited in compliance with the Single Audit Act of 1984; (6) after reasonable notice from the Director or the Comptroller General to the unit of local government, the unit of local government will make available to the Director and the Comptroller General, with the right to inspect, records that the Director reasonably requires to review compliance with this Act or that the Comptroller General reasonably requires to review compliance and operation; (7) a designated official of the unit of local government shall make reports the Director reasonably requires, in addition to the annual reports required under this Act; (8) the unit of local government will spend the funds made available under this Act only for the purposes set forth in section 2(a)(2); (9) the unit of local government will achieve a net gain in the number of law enforcement officers who perform nonadministrative public safety service if such unit uses funds received under this Act to increase the number of law enforcement officers as described under subparagraph (A) of section 2(a)(2); (10) the unit of local government-- (A) has an adequate process to assess the impact of any enhancement of a school security measure that is undertaken under subparagraph (B) of section 2(a)(2), or any crime prevention programs that are established under subparagraphs (C) and (E) of section 2(a)(2), on the incidence of crime in the geographic area where the enhancement is undertaken or the program is established; (B) will conduct such an assessment with respect to each such enhancement or program; and (C) will submit an annual written assessment report to the Director; and (11) the unit of local government has established procedures to give members of the Armed Forces who, on or after
Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.|
Supreme Court Decisions
104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents
1994 Presidential Documents