Summary: H.R.5257 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/19/1990)

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 - Title I: Department of Labor - Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1991 - Makes appropriations for FY 1991 for the following agencies within the Department of Labor: (1) Employment and Training Administration; (2) Labor-Management Services; (3) Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; (4) Employment Standards Administration; (5) Occupational Safety and Health Administration; (6) Mine Safety and Health Administration; (7) Bureau of Labor Statistics; and (8) Departmental Management.

Prohibits the use of funds to grant variances, interim orders, or letters of clarification to employers which will allow exposure of workers to chemicals or other workplace hazards in excess of existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for the purpose of conducting experiments on workers' health and safety.

Title II: Department of Health and Human Services - Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1991 - Makes appropriations for FY 1991 for the following agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services: (1) Health Resources and Services Administration; (2) Centers for Disease Control; (3) National Institutes of Health; (4) Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (including the Federal subsidy for Saint Elizabeths Hospital); (5) Assistant Secretary for Health; (6) Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; (7) Health Care Financing Administration; (8) Social Security Administration; (9) Family Support Administration; (10) Assistant Secretary for Human Development Services; and (11) Office of the Secretary.

Prohibits the use of funds to perform abortions except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make available through assignment not more than 60 employees of the Public Health service to assist in child survival activities and to work in AIDS programs through and with funds provided by the Agency for International Development, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, or the World Health Organization.

Prohibits the use of funds by the National Institutes of Health, or any other Federal agency, or recipient of Federal funds on any project that entails the capture or procurement of chimpanzees obtained from the wild.

Prohibits the use of funds to pay for any experiment, or other activity that presents a danger to the physical, mental, or emotional well-being of a human participant or subject without the written, informed consent of the participant or subject (or their parents or legal guardian, if they are under 18 years old).

Prohibits any of the funds appropriated in this title for the National Institutes of Health and the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration from being used to pay the salary of an individual, through a grant or extramural mechanism, at a rate in excess of $120,000 per year.

Declares that AIDS education programs that receive assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and other education curricula dealing with sexual activity that receive assistance under this Act: (1) shall not be designed to promote or encourage, directly, intravenous drug abuse or sexual activity, homosexual or heterosexual; (2) shall be designed to reduce exposure to and transmission of the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome by providing accurate information; and (3) shall provide information on the health risks of promiscuous sexual activity and intravenous drug abuse.

Title III: Department of Education - Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1991 - Makes appropriations for FY 1991 for the following purposes and agencies within the Department of Education: (1) compensatory education for the disadvantaged; (2) impact aid; (3) school improvement programs; (4) bilingual and immigrant education; (5) education for the handicapped; (6) rehabilitation services and handicapped research (including the Helen Keller National Center); (7) special institutions for the handicapped (including the American Printing House for the Blind, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Gallaudet University); (8) vocational and adult education; (9) student financial assistance; (10) guaranteed student loans (liquidation of contract authority); (11) higher education; (12) Howard University; (13) higher education facilities loans; (14) college housing and academic facilities loans; (15) college housing loans; (16) education research, statistics, and improvement; (17) libraries; and (18) Departmental Management.

Sets forth general provisions relating to auditing of certain institutions and to prohibitions on use of funds for certain forms of busing, other transportation, or transfers of students for purposes of desegregation.

Prohibits the use of funds to prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer and meditation in the public schools.

Title IV: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1991 for the following agencies: (1) ACTION; (2) Corporation for Public Broadcasting; (3) Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; (4) Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission; (5) National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; (6) National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; (7) National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality; (8) National Council on Disability; (9) National Labor Relations Board; (10) National Mediation Board; (11) Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; (12) Physician Payment Review Commission; (13) Prospective Payment Assessment Commission; (14) Railroad Retirement Board; and (15) United States Institute of Peace.

Title V: General Provisions - Prohibits the use of funds to pay student assistance or any remuneration to an applicant for admission, student, teacher, or other employee of an institution of higher education if such individual has engaged in conduct on or after August 1, 1969, which involves the use of force (or assistance to others in such use) or the threat of force or the seizure of any property under the control of an institution of higher education, to require or prevent the availability of certain curricula, or to prevent such institution's faculty, administrative officials, or students from engaging in their duties or pursuing their studies.

Requires that sums necessary for FY 1991 pay raises for programs funded by this Act be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

Prohibits the use of funds to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug unless the President certifies that such programs are effective in stopping the spread of HIV and do not encourage the use of illegal drugs.