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Passed Senate amended (09/30/1987)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #291 (76-23))

District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1988 - Title I: Fiscal Year 1988 Appropriations - Appropriates specified sums to the District of Columbia for FY 1988 for: (1) the Federal payment to the District of Columbia, provided there are a specified number of metropolitan police officers; (2) a Federal payment for water and sewer services; (3) a Federal contribution to retirement funds; and (4) a Federal contribution for the operating cost of Saint Elizabeths Hospital.

Rescinds specified sums previously appropriated for the design and construction of a prison in the District of Columbia. Appropriates specified sums for the design and construction of such a prison, with a prohibition of construction at certain locations without previous approval by the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Retains in the Treasury specified sums appropriated previously and in this Act for the design and construction of such a prison, pending certain conditions.

Appropriates specified sums out of the District of Columbia general fund for the current fiscal year for: (1) governmental direction and support; (2) economic development and regulation; (3) public safety and justice; (4) public education; (5) human support services; (6) public works; (7) the Washington Convention Center Fund; (8) repayments of specified loans and interest; (9) repayment of the general fund deficit; (10) short-term borrowing; (11) nonunion employees' optical and dental benefits; (12) capital outlay; (13) the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund and water construction projects; (14) the Lottery and Charitable Games Enterprise Fund; and (15) the Cable Television Enterprise Fund.

Requires the District of Columbia to establish a telephone hotline for Lorton-area residents to receive information concerning escapes, fires, and riots at Lorton prison in Virginia. Allots a certain amount of funding for public safety and justice to reimburse Fairfax and Prince William Counties in Virginia for expenses incurred during FY 1988 relating to the Lorton prison complex.

Directs the Mayor to reduce energy appropriations and expenditures by a specified sum.

Sets forth restrictions on the expenditure of appropriations made by this Act.

Makes funds available for: (1) transportation allowances for official duties; (2) travel expenses and the payment of dues for organizations concerned with the work of the District of Columbia government; (3) refunds and the payment of judgments entered against the District of Columbia government; (4) the payment of public assistance; (5) the cost of overtime or temporary positions; and (6) payments authorized by the District of Columbia Revenue Recovery Act of 1977.

Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) the compensation of any permanent employee of the District of Columbia government appointed during any month in which the number of employees exceeds the number of positions authorized by this Act; (2) activities which permit or encourage partisan political activities (3) the salary of any District of Columbia government employee whose work and salary history are not available for inspection by specified congressional committees; (4) publicity or propaganda purposes; (5) implementation of a personnel lottery for the hiring of firefighters or police officers; (6) reprogramming, unless the reprogramming was approved according to specified procedures; (7) the provision of personal servants for any District of Columbia employee; or (8) the purchase of passenger automobiles with an estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per gallon with certain exceptions. Prohibits the use of the Federal funds provided in this Act to perform abortions, except where the life of the mother is endangered or in promptly reported cases of rape or incest. Permits payments for: (1) drugs or devices to prevent implantation of the fertilized ovum; and (2) medical procedures necessary for the termination of an ectopic pregnancy.

Requires that the annual budget for the District of Columbia government for FY 1989 be transmitted to the Congress by April 15, 1988.

Requires the Mayor to develop an annual plan for capital outlay borrowings.

Prohibits the Mayor from: (1) borrowing funds for capital projects without the prior approval of the District of Columbia Council; or (2) using money borrowed for capital projects for operating expenses of the District of Columbia government.

Sets forth requirements with respect to the compensation of the City Administrator, the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, and District of Columbia employees generally.

Authorizes the Department of Administrative Services to pay rentals, and alter and repair rented premises.

Directs the Mayor to submit to the D.C. Council, no later than 30 days after the end of the first quarter of FY 1988, the FY 1988 revenue estimate.

Amends the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act to extend, for one year, the District's authority to sell its general obligation bonds through negotiated sales.

Prohibits the renewal or extension of any sole source contract with the District of Columbia government without opening that contract to the competitive bidding process.

Prohibits the use of funds provided by this or any other Act to condemn, vacate, or raze a specified building, unless adequate monetary consideration has been agreed to by the Federal Government and the District of Columbia government.

Amends Federal law to increase the amount authorized for appropriation from the Treasury of the District of Columbia for the reception of eminent persons, as the Mayor and the Council deem necessary. (Current law authorizes appropriations from the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District of Columbia, for reception of eminent persons as the Council deems necessary.) Requires records to be public, audited, and itemized.

Prohibits funds appropriated by this Act for payment to the District of Columbia from being obligated or expended after December 31, 1987, if on that date the City Council of the District of Columbia has not repealed a District of Columbia law concerning discrimination in the provision of insurance relating to acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Title II: Fiscal Year 1987 Supplemental - Appropriates additional amounts and rescinds specified sums previously appropriated for FY 1987 for: (1) governmental direction and support; (2) economic development and regulation; (3) public education; (4) human support services; and (5) public works.

Appropriates additional amounts for: (1) public safety and justice; (2) personal services; and (3) capital outlay.

Rescinds specified sums previously appropriated for repayment of loans and interest.

Appropriates additional amounts for repayment of the general fund deficit, provided that appropriations are required to be established in FY 1987 and made wholly available for expenditure or obligation for the Public Education System.