Summary: H.R.4392 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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House receded and concurred with amendment (08/02/1979)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments with amendments)

Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1980 - =Title I: Department of State= - Department of State Appropriation Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 within the Department of State for the following: (1) the administration of Foreign Affairs for: salaries and expenses; representation allowances; acquisition, operation, and maintenance of buildings abroad (including provisions for payments in foreign currencies); emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service; payment to the American Institute in Taiwan; and payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (2) International Organizations and Conferences for contributions to international organizations; contributions for international peacekeeping activities; missions to international organizations; and international conferences and contingencies; (3) International Commission for: the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico; American Sections, International Commissions; and International Fisheries Commissions; and (4) the United States-Yugoslavia Bilateral Science and Technology Agreement. Prohibits the use of appropriations to promote or assist an organization which promotes the principle of one world government or citizenship.

=Title II: Department of Justice= - Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 within the Department of Justice for the following: (1) general administration, for salaries and expenses (provided the Attorney General has the authority to make such provisions as are necessary for administration of funds for State and local strike forces); (2) the United States Parole Commission for salaries and expenses; (3) Legal Activities for: salaries and expenses, general legal activities (including a transfer from the Alien Property Fund, World War II); salaries and expenses, Antitrust Division; salaries and expenses, United States Attorneys and Marshals; Support of United States Prisoners; fees and expenses of witnesses; and salaries and expenses, Community Relations Service; (4) the Federal Bureau of Investigation for salaries and expenses; (5) the Immigration and Naturalization Service for salaries and expenses; (6) the Drug Enforcement Administration for salaries and expenses; (7) the Federal Prison System for: salaries and expenses, Bureau of Prisons; and the National Institute of Corrections; buildings and facilities. Authorizes the Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated, to make such expenditures, contracts and commitments as may be necessary to carry out the fiscal year 1980 program of such corporation. Establishes a limitation on the use of funds of such corporation for administrative expenses and vocational training of prisoners. Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 for the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics provided such funds shall be available only upon the enactment of the Law Enforcement Assistance Reform Act of 1979, or similar legislation.

=Title III: Department of Commerce= - Department of Commerce Appropriation Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 within the Department of Commerce for the following: (1) general administration for salaries and expenses; (2) the Bureau of the Census for salaries and expenses and periodic censuses and programs; (3) Economic and Statistical Analysis for salaries and expenses; (4) the Industry and Trade Administration for operations and administration; (5) Minority Business Enterprise for minority business development; (6) United States Travel Service for salaries and expenses; (7) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for: operations, research, and facilities (including a funds transfer); coastal zone management; the Coastal Energy Impact Fund; the Fishing Vessel and Gear Damage Compensation Fund; and the Fishermen's Contingency Fund; (8) the Patent and Trademark Office for salaries and expenses; (9) Science and Technical Research and Services; (10) the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for salaries and expenses and public telecommunications facilities, planning and construction; and (11) the Maritime Administration for: ship construction; operating-differential subsidies; research and development; and operations and training. Prohibits any of the funds made available to the Bureau of Census from being expended for the prosecution of any person for the failure to return specified 1978 Agricultural Census forms, or for the preparation of any similar forms for future agricultural census.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for: (1) constructing any ship in a foreign country; and (2) promoting or conducting trade relations with Cuba.

=Title IV: The Judiciary= - Judiciary Appropriations Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations to the Judiciary for fiscal year 1980 for the following: (1) the Supreme Court of the United States for salaries and expenses and care of the building and grounds; (2) the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals for salaries and expenses; (3) the Customs Court for salaries and expenses; (4) the Court of Claims for salaries and expenses; (5) the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other judicial services for: salaries of Judges; salaries of supporting personnel; defender services; fees and expenses and refreshments of jurors and compensation of commissioners; travel and miscellaneous expenses; salaries and expenses of magistrates; Bankruptcy Courts, salaries and expenses; services for drug dependent offenders; and space and facilities; (6) the Administrative Office of the United States Courts for salaries and expenses; and (7) the Federal Judicial Center for salaries and expenses. Limits the expenditure of funds for the study of rules of practice and procedure.

=Title V: Related Agencies= - Makes appropriations to the following agencies for fiscal year 1980: (1) the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for arms control and disarmament activities; (2) the Board for International Broadcasting for grants and expenses; (3) the Commission on Civil Rights for salaries and expenses; (4) the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe for salaries and expenses; (5) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for salaries and expenses; (6) the Federal Communications Commission for salaries and expenses; (7) the Federal Maritime Commission for salaries and expenses; (8) the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission for salaries and expenses through a transfer of funds from the account for Payment of Vietnam Prisoners of War Claims; (9) the International Communication Agency for: salaries and expenses (including provisions for payments in foreign currency); the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West; and acquisition and construction of radio facilities; (10) the International Trade Commission for salaries and expenses; (11) the Japan-United States Friendship Commission for the Japan-United States Friendship Trust Fund; (12) the Legal Services Corporation for payment to the Legal Services Corporation; (13) the Marine Mammal Commission for salaries and expenses; (14) the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations for salaries and expenses; (15) the Presidential Commission on World Hunger for salaries and expenses; (16) the Securities and Exchange Commission for salaries and expenses; (17) the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy for salaries and expenses; (18) the Small Business Administration for: salaries and expenses (including transfer of funds from the "Disaster Loan Fund") ; revolving funds under the Small Business Administration; the Business Loan and Investment Fund; the Disaster Loan Fund; and the Lease Guarantees Revolving Fund; and (19) the United States Metric Board for salaries and expenses.

=Title VI: General Provisions= - Prohibits the use of appropriations for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by Congress. Prohibits unauthorized payments in foreign currencies. States that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided. Restricts the use of funds for advisory committees on the Bureau of the Census.

=Title VII: Supplemental Appropriations, 1979= Makes additional amounts for fiscal year 1979 available immediately to the Department of Justice for legal activities for salaries and expenses of United States Attorneys and Marshals (including the transfer of funds).