Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
House receded and concurred with amendment (12/05/1985)

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

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986 - Title I: Department of Labor - Department of Labor Appropriation Act, 1986 - Makes appropriations to the Department of Labor for FY 1986 for: (1) the Employment and Training Administration for program administration, training and employment services, community service employment for older Americans, Federal unemployment benefits and allowances, State unemployment insurance and employment service operations, and advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and other Funds; (2) the Labor-Management Services Administration for salaries and expenses; (3) the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; (4) the Employment Standards Administration for special benefits, salaries and expenses, and the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund; (5) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for salaries and expenses; (6) the Mine Safety and Health Administration for salaries and expenses; (7) the Bureau of Labor Statistics for salaries and expenses; and (8) departmental management for salaries and expenses, the Assistant Secretary for Veterans Employment and Training, the Office of the Inspector General, and the special foreign currency program.

Makes appropriations which are available for salaries and expenses available for supplies, services, and rental of conference space within the District of Columbia, as deemed necessary for the settlement of labor-management disputes.

Prohibits such funds from being used to grant variances, interim orders, or letters of clarification to employers which will allow exposure of workers to workplace hazards in excess of existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for the purpose of conducting experiments on worker health or safety.

Sets aside funds for the Secretary of Labor to study the status of automation in the labor exchange process throughout the employment service system. Requires the results of such study to be submitted to Congress by June 1, 1986, and to include recommendations and cost estimates necessary to ensure the most efficient and effective job matching program within each State and among the States (known as the Interstate Job Bank System).

Title II: Department of Health and Human Services - Department of Health and Human Services Appropriation Act, 1986 - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Health and Human Services for the following agencies: (1) the Health Resources and Services Administration for health resources and services, for the Medical Facilities Guarantee and Loan Fund and the Health Maintenance Organization Loan and Loan Guarantee Fund; (2) the Centers for Disease Control for disease control; (3) the National Institutes of Health for the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Dental Research, the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute on Aging, research resources, the John E. Fogarty International Center, the National Library of Medicine, buildings and facilities, and the Office of the Director; (4) the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health programs and Saint Elizabeths Hospital; (5) the Office of Assistant Secretary for Health for public health service management and retirement pay and medical benefits for commissioned officers of the Public Health Service; (6) the Health Care Financing Administration for grants to States for Medicaid, payments to health care trust funds, and program management; (7) the Social Security Administration for payments to Social Security trust funds, special benefits for disabled coal miners, the supplemental security income program, assistance payments program, child support enforcement, and low income home energy assistance; (8) the Office of Human Development Services for social services block grants, human development services, family social services, and work incentives; (9) the Office of Community Services for community services block grants; (10) departmental management; (11) the Office of the Inspector General; (12) the Office for Civil Rights; and (13) policy research.

Makes specified funds available for expenses for active commissioned officers in the Public Health Service Reserve Corps and for a limited number of commissioned officers in the Regular Corps. Makes such funds also available for specified activities of the Corps.

Makes funds advanced to the National Institutes of Health Management Fund available for the expenses of sharing medical care facilities and resources under the Public Health Service Act.

Makes funds appropriated for the Social Security Administration and the Office of Child Support Enforcement available for official reception and representation expenses related to income maintenance or child support enforcement activities.

Makes funds appropriated for the Health Care Financing Administration available for official reception and representation expenses.

Prohibits the use of any funds for basic pay, special pay, basic allowances for subsistence and basic allowances for quarters of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service above a specified level.

Prohibits the use of any funds to transfer the general administration of programs authorized under the Native American Programs Act from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of the Interior.

Authorizes the use of funds for one-year contracts which are to be performed in two fiscal years, if the total amount for such contracts is obligated in the year for which the funds are appropriated.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under the Public Health Service Act to award grants to, enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, or otherwise assist a State to administer, operate, or monitor any program concerning migrant health, community health centers, or primary care block grants.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into commitments to guarantee loans during FY 1986 under the Federal program of insured loans to graduate students in health professions schools.

Makes funds available to the Centers for Disease Control for the purchase and distribution of drugs.

Makes funds available for a toll-free 24-hour telephone hotline which provides general information concerning acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), including information on counseling services.

Makes funds available to study designer or synthetic drug use.

Authorizes, under the Public Health Service Act, the use of funds for projects to demonstrate the delivery of health care services to victims of AIDS.

Authorizes the use of funds for construction of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in West Virginia.

Makes funds available for assistance to two-year schools of medicine or osteopathy under the Public Health Service Act, including grants and construction of and equipment for outpatient medical facilities.

Provides funds for the development and establishment of an Alzheimer's disease registry.

Prohibits the use of funds to perform abortions except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term.

Makes funds available for carrying out activities for protection and advocacy for mentally ill persons.

Makes funds available for Indian and migrant Head Start programs for FY 1986.

Prohibits withholding of funds appropriated by this title for grants-in-aid to cover State agency operating expenses because of any disapproval of their personnel or manner of personnel selection if a merit system and classification and compensation plan is in operation.

Requires funds appropriated for the National Institutes of Health to be used to support no fewer than 6,100 new and competing research projects.

Permits the use of funds for research into the causes and transmission of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) to close or quarantine bathhouses or massage parlors determined to facilitate the spread of the disease.

Title III: Department of Education - Department of Education Appropriation Act, 1986 - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Education for: (1) compensatory education for the disadvantaged; (2) impact aid; (3) special programs; (4) bilingual education; (5) education for the handicapped; (6) rehabilitation services and handicapped research; (7) vocational and adult education; (8) student financial assistance; (9) guaranteed student loans; (10) higher education; (11) higher education facilities loans and insurance; (12) college housing loans; (13) educational research and statistics; (14) libraries; (15) special institutions (American Printing House for the Blind, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Gallaudet College, and Howard University); and (16) departmental management for salaries and expenses, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Office of the Inspector General.

Prohibits withholding of funds appropriated by this title for grants-in-aid to cover State agency operating expenses because of any disapproval of their personnel or manner of personnel selection if a merit system and classification and compensation plan is in operation.

Subjects the funds appropriated in this Act to the American Printing House for the Blind, Howard University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Gallaudet College to an audit by the Secretary of Education.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to: (1) force any school or school district which is desegregated to take any action to force the busing of students, to force on account of race, creed, or color the abolishment of any such school, or to force the transfer or assignment of any student attending such a school to or from a particular school over the protest of the student's parents; (2) transport students or teachers in order to overcome racial imbalance or to carry out a plan of racial desegregation of any school or school system; or (3) transport any student to a school other than the school which is nearest the student's home.

Amends the Housing Act of 1950 to extend until October 1, 1986, the authority of the Secretary of Education to provide a discount on the repayment of a loan for educational institution housing and facilities.

Earmarks rehabilitation services and handicapped research funds to pay the full cost of: (1) construction of the Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, South Carolina; and (2) research activities of the Oregon Hearing Institute, Portland, Oregon.

Prohibits using funds appropriated under this Act to prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer and meditation in the public schools.

Title IV: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 to: (1) ACTION for operating expenses; (2) the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for salaries and expenses; (3) the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for salaries and expenses; (4) the National Council on the Handicapped for salaries and expenses; (5) the National Labor Relations Board for salaries and expenses; (6) the National Mediation Board for salaries and expenses; (7) the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for salaries and expenses; (8) the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission for salaries and expenses; (9) the Railroad Retirement Board for the dual benefits payments account, for the Federal payment to the railroad retirement accounts, for the expenses of the Railroad Retirement Board, including the administration of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act; (10) the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home for operation and maintenance and capital outlay; (11) the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the Public Broadcasting Fund; (12) the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for salaries and expenses; and (13) the National Center for the Study of Afro-American History and Culture.

Title V: General Provisions - Limits the expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive Order issued pursuant to existing law.

Sets forth limitations on the use of funds appropriated for salaries and expenses under this Act.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act for any loan, loan guarantee, grant, salary, or other remuneration for any individual applying for admission, attending, employed by, teaching at, or doing research at an institution of higher education who has engaged in conduct on or after August 1, 1969, which involves the use of (or the assistance to others in the use of) force or the threat of force or the seizure of property under the control of an institution of higher education, to require or prevent the availability of certain curricula, or to prevent the faculty, administrative officials, or students in such institution from engaging in their duties or pursuing their studies at such institution.

Authorizes the Secretaries of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services to transfer unexpended balances of prior appropriations to accounts corresponding to current appropriations provided in this Act, provided that such transferred balances are used for the same purposes, and for the same periods of time, for which they were originally appropriated.

Prohibits any part of any appropriation contained in this Act from: (1) remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless expressly so provided; (2) being used for publicity or propaganda to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress, except in presentation to the Congress itself or for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships; (3) being used to pay for activities by grant or contract recipients or their agents designed to influence legislation or appropriations pending before the Congress; or (4) being used for research, experimental, or other activities presenting a danger to participants or subjects, without their written, informed consent (or that of parents or legal guardians, in the case of minors).

Authorizes the Secretaries to make available a specified amount, respectively, from funds available for salaries and expenses under titles I, II, and III, for official reception and representation expenses. Authorizes the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the Chairman of the National Mediation Board to make available specified amounts for such expenses.

Prohibits the use of funds to pay for the transportation of any officer or employee of a department or agency between his domicile and his place of employment, except for the Secretaries of Labor, of Health and Human Services, and of Education, and certain health personnel on out-patient medical service.

Prohibits using funds appropriated by this Act to carry out a contract with a nongovernmental entity to administer a Civilian Conservation Center of the Job Corps which was not under such a contract as of September 1, 1984.

Declares that upon enactment of the Compact of Free Association, amounts appropriated under this Act for financial assistance to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands shall be available only for the Republic of Palau in amounts such Republic would have received had the Compact not been enacted.