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Conference report filed in House (09/15/1976)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 94-1555)

Department of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act - =Title I: Department of Labor - Department of Labor Appropriation Act= - Appropriates to the Department of Labor for fiscal year 1977, specified funds for: (1) the Employment and Training Administration; (2) the Labor-Management Services Administration; (3) the Employment Standards Administration; (4) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (provided, that none of such funds shall be obligated or expended for the assessment of civil penalties issued for first instance violations of any rule or regulation promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 resulting from the inspection of any establishment or workplace subject to the Act; and, provided further, that none of the funds provided by this Act shall be obligated or expended to prescribe, administer, or enforce any rule, regulation, or order under such Act which is applicable to any person who is engaged in a farming operation and employs ten or fewer employees; (5) the Bureau of Labor Statistics; and (6) departmental management.

=Title II: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare= - Appropriates to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for fiscal year 1977 specified funds for: (1) the Health Services Administration; (2) the Center for Disease Control; (3) the National Institutes for Health; (4) the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration; (5) the Health Resources Administration; (6) the Assistant Secretary for Health; (7) the Office of Education; (8) the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education; (9) the Social and Rehabilitation Service; (10) the Social Security Administration; (11) special institutions; (12) the Assistant Secretary for Human Development; and (13) departmental management.

Prohibits the withholding of funds appropriated by this Act from State agencies which have by law a merit system of personnel management because of the method of personnel selection or any disapproval of such system by their personnel.

Prohibits using funds appropriated by this Act to employ more persons in permanent positions in the Washington area than existed at the end of fiscal year 1966.

Prohibits using funds appropriated by this Act to perform abortions except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act for the transportation of students or teachers in order to overcome racial imbalance in any school or school system.

=Title III: Related Agencies= - Appropriates specified sums for fiscal year 1977 for: (1) Action; (2) the Community Services Administration; (3) the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; (provided, that such funds shall not be used to aid any program excluding or discriminating against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex; and shall not be used to pay for receptions or parties for government officials or employees); (4) the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; (5) the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; (6) the National Labor Relations Board; (7) the National Mediation Board; (8) the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; (9) the Railroad Retirement Board; and (10) the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.

=Title IV: General Provisions= - Sets forth provisions applicable to all appropriations made by this Act. Prohibits use of funds for experiments involving human participants exposing such participants to danger without the informed written consent of such participants.