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[113th Congress Public Law 94]
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Public Law 113-94
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and 
reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative 
   through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of 
 Health, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Apr. 3, 2014 -  [H.R. 2019]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Gabriella Miller 
Kids First Research Act. 26 USC 1 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Gabriella Miller Kids First Research 
Act''.
SEC. 2. TERMINATION OF TAXPAYER FINANCING OF POLITICAL PARTY 
                    CONVENTIONS; USE OF FUNDS FOR PEDIATRIC 
                    RESEARCH INITIATIVE.

    (a) Termination of Payments for Conventions; Use of Funds for 
Pediatric Research.--Section 9008 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 <<NOTE: 26 USC 9008.>>  is amended by adding at the end the 
following new subsection:

    ``(i) Termination of Payments for Conventions; Use of Amounts for 
Pediatric Research Initiative.--Effective on the date of the enactment 
of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act--
            ``(1) the entitlement of any major party or minor party to a 
        payment under this section shall terminate; and
            ``(2) all amounts in each account maintained for the 
        national committee of a major party or minor party under this 
        section shall be transferred to a fund in the Treasury to be 
        known as the `10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund', which 
        shall be available only for the purpose provided in section 
        402A(a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, and only to the 
        extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance in 
        appropriation Acts.''.

    (b) Continuation of Priority of Payments From Accounts Over Payments 
to Candidates.--
            (1) Availability of payments to candidates.--The third 
        sentence of section 9006(c) of such Code is amended by striking 
        ``section 9008(b)(3),'' and inserting ``section 9008(i)(2),''.
            (2) Availability of payments from presidential primary 
        matching payment account.--The second sentence of section 
        9037(a) of such Code is amended by striking ``section 
        9008(b)(3)'' and inserting ``section 9008(i)(2)''.

    (c) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Elimination of reports by federal election commission.--
        Section 9009(a) of such Code is amended--
                    (A) by adding ``and'' at the end of paragraph (2);

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                    (B) by striking the semicolon at the end of 
                paragraph (3) and inserting a period; and
                    (C) by striking paragraphs (4), (5), and (6).
            (2) Elimination of penalties.--Section 9012 <<NOTE: 26 USC 
        9012.>>  of such Code is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (a)(1), by striking the second 
                sentence;
                    (B) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (2) and 
                redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);
                    (C) in subsection (e)(1), by striking the second 
                sentence; and
                    (D) in subsection (e)(3), by striking ``, or in 
                connection with any expense incurred by the national 
                committee of a major party or minor party with respect 
                to a presidential nominating convention''.
SEC. 3. 10-YEAR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH INITIATIVE.

    (a) Allocation of NIH Funds in Common Fund for Pediatric Research.--
Paragraph (7) of section 402(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 282(b)) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(7)(A) shall, through the Division of Program 
        Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives--
                    ``(i) identify research that represents important 
                areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising 
                public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve 
                special emphasis and would benefit from conducting or 
                supporting additional research that involves 
                collaboration between 2 or more national research 
                institutes or national centers, or would otherwise 
                benefit from strategic coordination and planning;
                    ``(ii) include information on such research in 
                reports under section 403; and
                    ``(iii) in the case of such research supported with 
                funds referred to in subparagraph (B)--
                          ``(I) require as appropriate that proposals 
                      include milestones and goals for the research;
                          ``(II) require that the proposals include 
                      timeframes for funding of the research; and
                          ``(III) ensure appropriate consideration of 
                      proposals for which the principal investigator is 
                      an individual who has not previously served as the 
                      principal investigator of research conducted or 
                      supported by the National Institutes of Health;
            ``(B)(i) may, with respect to funds reserved under section 
        402A(c)(1) for the Common Fund, allocate such funds to the 
        national research institutes and national centers for conducting 
        and supporting research that is identified under subparagraph 
        (A); and
            ``(ii) shall, with respect to funds appropriated to the 
        Common Fund pursuant to section 402A(a)(2), allocate such funds 
        to the national research institutes and national centers for 
        making grants for pediatric research that is identified under 
        subparagraph (A); and
            ``(C) may assign additional functions to the Division in 
        support of responsibilities identified in subparagraph (A), as 
        determined appropriate by the Director;''.

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    (b) Funding for 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative.--Section 402A 
of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282a) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (3) as 
                subparagraphs (A) through (C), respectively, and moving 
                the indentation of each such subparagraph 2 ems to the 
                right;
                    (B) by striking ``For purposes of carrying out this 
                title'' and inserting the following:
            ``(1) This title.--For purposes of carrying out this 
        title''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Funding for 10-year pediatric research initiative 
        through common fund.--For the purpose of carrying out section 
        402(b)(7)(B)(ii), there is authorized to be appropriated to the 
        Common Fund, out of the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative 
        Fund described in section 9008 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
        1986, and in addition to amounts otherwise made available under 
        paragraph (1) of this subsection and reserved under subsection 
        (c)(1)(B)(i) of this section, $12,600,000 for each of fiscal 
        years 2014 through 2023.''; and
            (2) in subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(1)(D), and (d), by 
        striking ``subsection (a)'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``subsection (a)(1)''.

    (c) <<NOTE: 42 USC 282a note.>>  Supplement, Not Supplant; 
Prohibition Against Transfer.--Funds appropriated pursuant to section 
402A(a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by subsection 
(b)--
            (1) shall be used to supplement, not supplant, the funds 
        otherwise allocated by the National Institutes of Health for 
        pediatric research; and
            (2) notwithstanding any transfer authority in any 
        appropriation Act, shall not be used for any purpose other than 
        allocating funds for making grants as described in section 
        402(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by 
        subsection (a).

    Approved April 3, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2019:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 159 (2013):
                                    Dec. 11, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 160 (2014):
                                    Mar. 11, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.
DAILY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (2014):
            Apr. 3, Presidential remarks.

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