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Conference report filed in House (12/05/1985)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 99-419)

District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1986 - Appropriates specified sums to the District of Columbia for FY 1986 for: (1) the Federal payment to the District of Columbia, provided there are a specified number of Metropolitan police officers; (2) a Federal contribution for the operating cost of Saint Elizabeths Hospital; (3) a Federal contribution for criminal justice initiatives, including the design and construction of a prison facility; (4) a Federal contribution for a student dropout prevention initiative; (5) a Federal contribution for a job training initiative; and (6) a Federal contribution for a court study.

Appropriates specified sums out of the District of Columbia general fund for the current fiscal year for: (1) governmental direction and support; (2) economic development and regulation; (3) public safety and justice; (4) public education; (5) human support services, with limitations on reimbursement of operating costs of Saint Elizabeths Hospital; (6) public works; (7) the Washington Convention Center Fund; (8) repayments of specified loans and interest; (9) repayment of the general fund deficit; (10) short-term borrowing; (11) capital outlay; (12) the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund and water construction projects; (13) the Lottery and Charitable Games Enterprise Fund; and (14) the Cable Television Enterprise Fund.

Sets forth restrictions on the expenditure of appropriations made by this Act.

Makes funds available for: (1) transportation allowances for official duties; (2) travel expenses and the payment of dues for organizations concerned with the work of the District of Columbia government; (3) refunds and the payment of judgments entered against the District of Columbia government; (4) the payment of public assistance; (5) the cost of overtime or temporary positions; and (6) payments authorized by the District of Columbia Revenue Recovery Act of 1977.

Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) the implementation of Public Service Commission regulations requiring the installation of meters in taxicabs; (2) the compensation of a permanent employee of the District of Columbia government appointed during any month in which the number of employees exceeds the number of positions authorized by this Act; (3) activities which permit or encourage partisan political activities; (4) the salary of any District of Columbia government employee whose work and salary history are not available for inspection by specified congressional committees; (5) publicity or propaganda purposes; (6) abortions, except where the life of the mother is endangered or in cases of rape or incest or for drugs or devises to prevent implantation of the fertilized ovum, or for the termination of an ectopic pregnancy; (7) the implementation of a personnel lottery for the hiring of firefighters or police officers; (8) reprogramming, unless the reprogramming was approved according to specified procedures; (9) the provision of personal servants for any District of Columbia employee; (10) the purchase of passenger automobiles with an estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per gallon; or (11) the transportation of municipal waste of the District of Columbia for disposal at landfills other than currently utilized landfills in Maryland and Virginia until the appropriate permits have been issued.

Requires that the annual budget for the District of Columbia government for FY 1987 be transmitted to the Congress by April 15, 1986.

Requires the Mayor to develop an annual plan for capital outlay borrowings. Prohibits the Mayor from: (1) borrowing funds for capital projects without the prior approval of the District of Columbia Council; or (2) using money borrowed for capital projects for operating expenses of the District of Columbia government.

Sets forth requirements with respect to the compensation of the City Administrator, the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, and District of Columbia employees generally.

Authorizes the Department of Administrative Services to pay rentals on and alter and repair rented premises.

Ratifies the Public Service Commission's deregulation of street-lighting service to the District of Columbia.

Prohibits a State or locality from imposing a property tax on motor vehicles owned by Members of the Congress and used to attend sessions of the Congress if such members do not represent that State or locality.

Designates a portion of a specified street in the District of Columbia as Raoul Wallenberg Place.

Directs the Mayor to submit to the D.C. Council, no later than 60 days after the beginning of FY 1986, a revised revenue estimate.

Limits the funds available to the District of Columbia government in FY 1986 for certain contracted professional services.

Authorizes the expenditure of sums, otherwise available to the District of Columbia, for the District's participation in a student loan revenue bond program. Sets no fiscal year limitation on the availability of such funds for that program. Amends the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act to extend, for one year, the District's authority to sell its general obligation bonds through negotiated sales.

Waives the period of Congressional review for certain District of Columbia Acts authorizing the issuance, sale, and delivery of revenue bonds. Makes such Acts effective upon enactment of this Act.