Summary: H.J.Res.599 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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House receded and concurred with amendment (10/01/1982)

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

Appropriates such amounts as may be necessary in FY 1983 for projects or activities in specified appropriations Acts. Funds such activities to the extent and in the manner which would be provided by the pertinent appropriation Act. States that if the Senate and the House of Representatives have both passed appropriations for an activity but in differing amounts, the lesser amount or more restrictive authority shall apply in the continuing appropriations. States that where an activity is included in only one version of an Act as passed by both Houses the pertinent project or activity shall be continued under the appropriations, fund, or authority granted by the one House, but at a rate for operations of the current rate or the rate permitted by the one House, whichever is lower. Declares that if an appropriation Act has been reported to a House but not passed by that House as of October 1, 1981, it shall be deemed as having passed that House.

States that if an appropriation Act has been passed by only the House the pertinent project or activity shall be continued at a rate for operations of the current rate or the rate as passed, whichever is lower.

Provides for continued funding of activities in other specified legislative circumstances.

Provides continuing appropriations for activities conducted in FY 1982, at the current rate to maintain current operating levels and provided in: (1) Public Law 97-92 under the purview of the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1982; and (2) the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1982 (prohibits any programs or facilities funded therein from being terminated unless such termination is specifically approved in the appropriations process, including reprograming).

Provides for continuing appropriations, pending passage of the regular Department of Defense Appropriation Act for FY 1983, for activities for which provision was made in the Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1982. Limits such activities for new obligational authority.

Provides for continuing appropriations for activities of the Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act of 1982 at the existing level, or the 1983 request level, whichever is lower.

Provides that economic and military assistance shall be available to Israel at the rate provided by law.

Provides continuing appropriations as necessary for projects or activities as provided for in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1983, as reported September 22, 1982. Specifies amounts deemed appropriated by such Act for certain congressional committees, offices, and agencies.

Provides continuing appropriations as necessary for projects or activities provided for in the Military Construction Act, 1983, as set out in the conference report filed September 30, 1982.

Provides continuing appropriations as necessary for continuing activities which were conducted in FY 1982 and provided for in the Energy and Water Development Act, 1982, at the current rate of operations,

Declares that appropriations and funds made available and authority granted under this joint resolution shall be available from October 1, 1982, until December 17, 1982, unless the appropriations Acts are enacted earlier.

Declares that any appropriation for FY 1983, required to be apportioned for certain civilian and military pay increases, may be apportioned on a need basis for a supplemental or deficiency estimate of appropriation.

Provides appropriations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to process fingerprint identification records for noncriminal employment and licensing services.

Declares that the New England Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers shall be maintained as a Division with all of the duties and functions of a Division retained and shall not be redesignated a District of or any other type office.

Makes a specified amount of funds appropriated for the Water Resources Council, Water Resources Planning available for work performed before FY 1982 in support of the Columbia River Estuary Data Development Program, if such work is accepted by the Water Resources Council.

Limits the rate of pay for prevailing rate United States employees for specified periods during FY 1983.

Declares that such limitations shall not apply to any increase in a wage schedule or rate which is required by the terms of a contract entered into before enactment of this Act.

Prohibits any part of any appropriation from being made available for any agency to pay the Administrator of the General Services Administration a higher rate per square foot for rental space and services than the rate established for the space and services by the General Services Administration for the current fiscal year and for which appropriations were granted.

Prohibits the obligation of any of the funds provided by this Act to dispose of any large public land tracts, real estate holdings, and lands with national environmental or economic value until: (1) they are specifically identified as no longer being needed by the Federal Government and inventoried as to their public values; and (2) there have been opportunities for public review and notice to Congress of the property proposed for disposal and of disposal plans.

Makes moneys deposited into the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act available, subject to limitations, for the acquisition of strategic and critical materials. Earmarks certain funds for the purchase of domestic copper mined and melted in the United States after September 30, 1982.

Permits funds made available to the Federal Building Fund to be used to initiate new construction, purchase, advance design, and repairs and alteration line-item projects which are included in the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriation Act, 1983, as reported to the House or Senate.

Requires funds provided for the implementation of the District of Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiative to be applied first toward ensuring voter education on the proposed constitution.

Amends the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1982, to permit revenues generated from lottery and charitable games activities to be used to: (1) permit the payment of fees to ticket agents and contractors supplying gambling paraphernalia or services; and (2) allow for the payment of prizes from revenues generated by these services.

Permits the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to continue to operate the Volunteer Attorney Program and the Community Workers Program, and to implement the hearing commissioner program.

Permits the Washington Convention Center to proceed at a specified annual rate of operation.

Provides continuing appropriations to the Postal Service fund in sufficient amounts so that postal rates for all preferred-rate mailers are continued at the rates in effect on July 28, 1982. Requires that overseas voting and mail for the blind continue to be free and that six-day delivery and rural delivery of mail continue at the 1982 level.

Makes funds appropriated to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for construction and anadromous fish and to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund Available until expended.

Specifies the annual rate of funds available for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Extends AID/afr-C-1414, Agency for International Development for an additional three years.

Makes continuing appropriations to the Smithsonian Institution to construct a building for the Museum of African Art and a gallery for Eastern art.

Makes appropriations to the Department of Energy to carry out the provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 concerning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Allocates a specified amount of Small Business Administration appropriations to grants for Small Business Development Centers only.

Prohibits any of the funds provided for the Legal Services Corporation from being expended: (1) for any purpose prohibited or limited by specified sections of H. R. 3480, as passed the House; (2) to provide legal assistance for any alien who does not meet specified criteria; (3) to make grants or enter into contracts for legal assistance unless the recipient is either a private attorney or a qualified nonprofit organization; or (4) to bring a class action suit against the Federal or any State or local government except in accordance with policies or regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

Declares that no provision in any appropriation Act for FY 1983 that makes the availability of any appropriation dependent upon the enactment of additional authorizing or other legislation shall be effective before December 17, 1982.

Permits, in the case of any employee of the Federal government indebted to the United States, the amount of the indebtedness to be collected in monthly installments, or at officially established regular pay period intervals, by deduction in reasonable amounts from the individual's current pay account.

Makes specified amounts made available under this joint resolution for the exchange programs of the United States Information Agency available for the: (1) Fulbright and International Visitor Programs; (2) Humphrey Fellowship Program; and (3) Private Sector Programs.

Prohibits the use of any of the funds provided in this joint resolution for any aspect of the processing or issuance of permits or leases pertaining to exploration for or development of coal, oil, gas, or geothermal resources on Federal lands within any component of the National Wilderness Preservation System or within any Forest Service RARE II areas recommended for wilderness designation or allocated to further planning, or within any lands designated by Congress as wilderness study areas. Exempts certain lands from such prohibition, including any land in Alaska.

Prohibits any reduction in the amount payable to any State under title IV of the Social Security Act with respect to any of the fiscal years 1977 through 1982 before the date on which this resolution expires.

Makes continuing appropriations for the special supplemental food program as authorized by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 as provided for in H.R. 7072 as passed the Senate on September 28, 1982.

Permits the President to allocate funds among those International Financial Institutions referred to in title I of the Foreign Assistance and Related Program Appropriations Act, 1982, in a manner which does not exceed the limits established in authorizing legislation.

Authorizes appropriations for payments to air carriers as determined by the Civil Aeronautics Board.

Provides for military service reenlistment bonuses through December 17, 1982.

Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1983 for preventive health service programs to immunize children against immunizable diseases under the Public Health Service Act.

Prohibits the reduction of any allotment, grant, loan, or loan guarantee under the Public Health Service Act or the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 during the period beginning on October 1, 1982, and ending on December 17, 1982.

Transfers such amounts as may be necessary from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds to support specified operating levels for Medicare claims processing activities.

Prohibits any payments to reimburse State or local expenditures made before October 1, 1978, under specified titles of the Social Security Act, unless a request for reimbursement had been officially transmitted to the Federal government by the State within one year after the fiscal year in which the expenditure occurred.

Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1983 to carry out the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Sets forth limitations on the use of funds appropriated for FY 1983 to carry out the Community Services Block Grant Act of 1981.

Makes unobligated funds from FY 1982 appropriations provided for closeout activities of the Community Services Administration available through September 30, 1983.

Sets forth the formula to be used by the Secretary of Education for payment of impact aid to local education agencies.

Appropriates funds for the establishment of the General Daniel James Memorial Health Education Center at the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, under the Education Amendments of 1980.

Authorizes appropriations for nursing research activities under the United States Public Health Service Act.

Authorizes the Commandant of the Coast Guard to provide eligible personnel with medical and dental care, including care in private facilities.

Makes funds available for the United States Travel and Tourism Administration.

Requires the head of any Federal department or agency, in carrying out any loan guarantee or insurance program, to enter into commitments to guarantee or insure loans in the full amount provided by law.

Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to seek public review and comment on specified proposed regulations.

Requires that appropriations for urban and nonurban formula grants authorized by the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 be apportioned and allocated using data from the 1970 and 1980 decennial census.

Makes available until expended specified funds for expenses for the National Oceanic and and Atmospheric Administration to operate the civilian land remote sensing satellite system.

Makes a specified amount of the funds appropriated to the Department of State for the purposes of "Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities" available for expenses necessary for contributions to a United Nations Transition Assistance Group. Conditions obligation of such funds on achievement of an agreement on the independence of Namibia.

Authorizes appropriations to the National Security Council for operations of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the President's Intelligence Oversight Board.

Transfers to matching grants specified funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities for salaries and expenses.

Permits the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pay an individual training to be an air traffic controller the applicable rate of basic pay for the hours of training officially ordered or approved in excess of forty hours in an administrative workweek.

Prohibits the retired or retainer pay of a former member of a uniformed service from being reduced while such person is temporarily employed under the administrative authority of the Administrator, FAA, to perform duties in the operation of the air traffic control system or to train others to perform such duties.

Permits the Administrator of the FAA to pay premium pay to certain FAA employees.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out specified provisions of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission Act.

Permits the Secretary of the Treasury, upon receipt of a request by the President and by a foreign government or customs union, to require the presentation of a valid export license or other documents as a condition for entry into the United States of steel mill products specified in the request.

Amends the Tariff Schedules of the United States to provide that importation of steam will be duty free.

Declares Tessie and Enrique Marfori lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, upon payment of the required visa fee.

Makes continuing appropriations for the Department of Transportation Interstate Transfer grants-Highways, and Transit.

Declares the sense of the Senate that the Congress should reject any proposal to impose a "means test" on eligibility for the Medicare program or for Medicare benefits.

Declares the sense of the Senate that October 10, 1982, should be designated National Peace Day.

Extends the construction deadline for financial adjustment factor eligible housing units from October 1, 1982, to January 1, 1983.

Ratifies and confirms all obligations incurred in anticipation of the appropriations and authority provided in this joint resolution for the purposes of maintaining the minimum level of essential activities necessary to protect life and property and bring about orderly termination of other functions.

Extends the expiration date of the International Coffee Agreement Act of 1980 until December 17, 1982.

Makes specified funds available to continue activities under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 available to continue such activities under the provisions of the conference report on S. 2036.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement an apportionment and staffing plan to specifically phase down the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Makes funds provided for the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research by the Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1982, available until December 31, 1982.

Authorizes the Sergeant at Arms and the Doorkeeper of the Senate to pay certain telephone mileage charges.

Prohibits the use of funds for any studies relating to the possibility of changing to a "market rate" method for the pricing of hydroelectric power by the six Federal public power authorities.

Amends the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 to provide for the use of certain apportioned funds for discretionary purposes. Limits the amount of funds available for FY 1982 and FY 1983 for grants-in-aid for airport planning, noise compatibility planning and programs, and development.