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Introduced in Senate (06/10/1999)

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 - Makes appropriations for the legislative branch for FY 2000.

Title I: Congressional Operations - Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2000 - Makes appropriations for the Senate for: (1) expense allowances; (2) representation allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; (3) salaries of specified officers, employees, and committees (including the Committee on Appropriations); (4) agency contributions for employee benefits; (5) inquiries and investigations; (6) the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; (7) the Offices of the Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper of the Senate; (8) miscellaneous items; (9) the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account; and (10) official mail costs.

(Sec. 1) Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 to raise the limit on authorized mail, telegraph, telephone, stationery, office supplies, and home State office and travel expenses for Senators.

(Sec. 2) Increases by $50,000 the allowance for administrative and clerical assistance.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1975 to revise office space and furniture allocations.

(Sec. 4) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999 and other Federal law to exempt the Senate Restaurants and the Senate Hair Care Services from advertising restrictions, subject to approval of the Rules Committee.

(Sec. 6) Authorizes the Senate Legislative Counsel, subject to the approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, to designate one of the Senior Counsels as Deputy Legislative Counsel.

(Sec. 7) Amends the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 to reauthorize the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control through September 30, 2002.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the Joint Economic and Taxation Committees, and the Joint Committee on the Library; (2) the Office of the Attending Physician; (3) the Capitol Police Board; (4) the Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office; (5) the Office of Compliance; (6) the Congressional Budget Office; (7) the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) for salaries and expenses, Capitol buildings and grounds, Senate and House office buildings, and the Capitol power plant; (8) the Library of Congress for Congressional Research Service (CRS) salaries and expenses; and (9) the Government Printing Office (GPO) for congressional printing and binding.

Title II: Other Agencies - Appropriates funds for salaries and expenses for: (1) the Botanic Garden; and (2) the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses, the Copyright Office, Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and furniture and furnishings.

Specifies administrative provisions for the Library of Congress identical or similar to corresponding provisions of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.

(Sec. 206) Reduces the obligational authority of the Library from FY 1999 levels for reimbursable and revolving fund activities funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in appropriation Acts for the legislative branch.

(Sec. 207) Authorizes the Library of Congress to use funds, now and hereafter, to enter into: (1) contracts for the lease or acquisition of severable services for a period that begins in one fiscal year and ends in the next fiscal year; and (2) multi-year contracts for the acquisition of property and services under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the AOC for Library buildings and grounds; and (2) salaries and expenses of the GPO's Office of Superintendent of Documents and for the General Accounting Office.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth authorized or prohibited uses of funds appropriated by this Act identical or similar to corresponding provisions of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.

(Sec. 305) Sets forth Buy American requirements.

(Sec. 308) Amends Federal law to extend for one year the availability of funds for the Senate art collection.

(Sec. 309) Declares that GPO is not required to pay an additional amount into the Employees' Compensation Fund for the cost of administration.

(Sec. 310) Amends the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 to transfer approval authority for the Capitol Visitor Center from specified congressional committees to the U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission.

(Sec. 311) Authorizes the National Park Service to sponsor a series of three concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra on the Capitol Grounds on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, 1999 and 2000.

(Sec. 312) Amends the Trade Deficit Review Commission Act to extend the availability of funds for the Trade Deficit Review Commission until its termination.