Summary: H.R.3222 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Senate receded and concurred with amendment (11/15/1983)

(Senate receded and concurred in certain of its amendment with an amendment)

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 - Title I: Department of Commerce and Related Agencies - Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 - Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for activities of the Department of Commerce and related agencies, including: (1) general administration and the special foreign currency program; (2) the Bureau of Census; (3) economic and statistical analysis; (4) the Economic Development Administration; (5) the International Trade Administration; (6) the Minority Business Development Agency; (7) the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration; (8) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; (9) coastal zone management (including a transfer of funds); (10) the Fishing Vessel and Gear Damage Compensation Fund; (11) the Fishermen's Contingency Fund; (12) the Foreign Fishing Observer Fund; (13) the Fishermen's Guaranty Fund; (14) the Fisheries Loan Fund; (15) the Patent and Trademark Office; (16) the National Bureau of Standards; (17) the National Telecommunications and Information Service; and (18) public telecommunications facilities, planning, and construction.

Appropriates funds as necessary for FY 1984 for the provision of specified supplies and services for employees and dependents of Federal agencies in Alaska and other remote, nonforeign localities. Makes appropriations available for hiring passenger motor vehicles, uniforms, and other services. Prohibits the sale to private interests of loans made under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 or the Trade Act of 1974, except as specified.

Permits the United States Postal Service, during FY 1984, to furnish the Secretary of Commerce any list of names and addresses requested in order to improve the Bureau of the Census list methodology. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress concerning the use of such list.

Encourages the Secretary to acquire lists of names and addresses from a representative sample of sources other than the Postal Service in order to ensure a meaningful comparison.

Prohibits the use of any funds by: (1) the Source Evaluation Board for Civil Space Remote Sensing to develop or issue a request for proposal to transfer the ownership or lease the use of any meteorological satellite or associated ground system to any private entity; or (2) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to transfer the ownership of any meteorological satellite or associated ground system to any private entity.

Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for: (1) the Maritime Administration of the Department of Transportation for operating-differential subsidies, research and development, and operations, and training. Authorizes the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities, services, and repair to Government property it controls. Prohibits obligations from the construction fund established by the Merchant Marine Act. Prohibits the use of funds for the enforcement of certain repayment of construction differential subsidy regulations.

Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for: (1) administrative expenses of the Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Program of the Department of the Treasury; (2) the Federal Communications Commission; (3) the Federal Maritime Commission; (4) the Federal Trade Commission; (5) the International Trade Commission; (6) the Marine Mammal Commission; (7) the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; (8) the Securities and Exchange Commission; and (9) the Small Business Administration (including a transfer of funds).

Title II: Department of Justice and Related Agencies - Department of Justice and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 - Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for activities of the Department of Justice and related agencies, including: (1) general administration; (2) the Parole Commission; (3) general legal activities (including specified amounts for asbestos litigation support contracts and for reimbursement of private parties for legal fees in a New Mexico water litigation suit); (4) the Antitrust Division; (5) the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission; (6) U.S. Attorneys, Marshals, and Trustees; (7) support of U.S. prisoners in non-Federal institutions; (8) fees and expenses of witnesses; (9) the Community Relations Service (including specified funds for programs relating to Cuban and Haitian entrants); (10) Interagency organized crime drug enforcement; (11) the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (12) the Drug Enforcement Administration (requires allocation of specified funds to Drug Enforcement Administration offices in specified land border States for the purchase of information and evidence); (13) the Immigration and Naturalization Service (including funds for payment of allowances to aliens for work performed while held in custody under immigration laws and funds for programs relating to Cuban and Haitian entrants); (14) the Federal Prison System; (15) National Institute of Corrections; and (16) the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics.

Makes a specified amount of funds appropriated in this title available for official reception and representation expenses in accordance with distributions, procedures, and regulations established by the Attorney General.

Permits materials produced by convict labor to be used in construction on Federal-aid highway systems.

Permits funds appropriated to the Department of Justice in this title to be expended for specified assistance to Cuban-Haitian entrants.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated in this title for the Department of Justice to represent the Tennessee Valley Authority in litigation in which the Authority is a party unless the Department is so requested by the Authority.

Provides that authorities contained in the Department of Justice Appropriation Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1980, shall remain in effect until the termination date of this Act or until the effective date of a Department of Justice appropriation authorization Act, whichever is earlier.

Sets forth reporting requirements and other conditions with respect to use of funds by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for undercover investigative operations to detect and prosecute crimes against the United States or to collect foreign intelligence or counterintelligence.

Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for: (1) the Commission on Civil Rights; (2) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and (3) the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Sets forth an order of distribution for, and restrictions and limitations on, the use of LSC funds.

Title III: Department of State and Related Agencies - Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1984 - Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for activities of the Department of State and related agencies, including: (1) administration of foreign affairs and the reopening of consulates; (2) representation allowances for the U.S. missions to the United Nations and the Organization of American States; (3) acquisition, operation, and maintenance of buildings abroad; (4) special foreign currency program; (5) emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service; (6) payment to the American Institute in Taiwan; (7) payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (8) international organizations and conferences; (9) contributions for international peacekeeping activities; (10) international conferences and contingencies; (11) International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico; (12) American sections, international commissions; (13) international fisheries commissions; (14) U.S. bilateral science and technology agreements; and (15) the Asia Foundation.

Sets forth certain conditions relating to such appropriations for the U.S. Section of the United States and Mexico International Boundary and Water Commission. Subjects expenditures for the Rio Grande bank protection program to specified conditions. Prohibits operation of the Anzalduas diversion dam for irrigation or water supply purposes in the United States unless suitable arrangements have been made with the prospective water users for repayment of specified costs. Requires that specified amounts from the funds appropriated to the Commission be available to the cities of San Diego, California and Nogales, Arizona for expenses incurred in treating domestic sewage received from Mexican cities.

Prohibits the use of any of the funds appropriated in this title for: (1) paying the U.S. contribution to any international organization which engages in the direct or indirect promotion of the principle or doctrine of one world government or of one world citizenship; or (2) the promotion by any means of such principle or doctrine.

Requires that funds appropriated under this title be available for: (1) expenses of international arbitrations arising under treaties or other international agreements; and (2) salaries and expenses of personnel and dependents as authorized by the Foreign Service Act of 1980.

Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for: (1) the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; (2) the Board for International Broadcasting; (3) the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; (4) Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission; and (5) the U.S. Information Agency for salaries and expenses, radio broadcasting to Cuba, educational and cultural exchange programs, the National Endowment for Democracy, the special foreign currency program, activities under the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West Act of 1960, and the acquisition and construction of radio facilities.

Title IV: The Judiciary - Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1984 - Appropriates funds for FY 1984 for activities of the Judiciary, including: (1) the Supreme Court; (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; (3) the U.S. Court of International Trade; (4) the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Judicial Services; (5) public defender services; (6) fees of jurors and commissioners; (7) expenses of operation and maintenance of the courts; (8) Bankruptcy courts; (9) services for drug dependent offenders; (10) space and facilities; (11) court security; (12) the Administrative Office of the United States Courts; and (13) the Federal Judicial Center.

Makes appropriations in this title available for salaries and expenses of the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals.

Declares that the position of trustee coordinator in the Bankruptcy Courts of the United States shall not be limited to persons with formal legal training.

Prohibits any Federal agency from restricting solely to staff of the Clerks of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts the issuance of notices to creditors and other interested parties. Directs the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to permit and encourage the preparation and mailing of such notices to be performed by or at the expense of the debtors, trustees, or other interested parties as the Court may direct and approve.

Title V: General Provisions - Prohibits the use of any appropriation for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by the Congress.

Prohibits the use of any appropriation to administer any program funded in whole or in part from foreign currencies or credits for which specific dollar appropriation has not been made.

Prohibits any part of any appropriation from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided in this Act.

Limits any expenditure for consulting services through procurement contract to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection.

Prohibits the use of any of the funds appropriated under this Act for: (1) the implementation, administration, or enforcement of any regulation which has been disapproved pursuant to a resolution of disapproval; or (2) any action by the Attorney General or by the Secretary of State which is not in compliance with the provisions of the Refugee Act of 1980.

Provides that none of the funds in this Act shall be available for payment of that portion of the Standard Level User Charges (SLUC) that are in excess of a seven percent increase over the amounts paid for such charges in FY 1983.

Provides that none of the funds provided under this Act shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprograming of funds which has any of specified effects, unless the Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprograming.

Provides that none of the funds appropriated in title I and II of this Act may be used for any activity with the purpose of overturning or altering the per se prohibition on resale price maintenance in effect under Federal antitrust laws, but permits presentation of testimony to congressional committees on such matter by any employee of a department or agency for which funds are provided in titles I and II of this Act.