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Passed Senate amended, 2nd occurrence (09/16/1986)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1987 - Title I: Fiscal Year 1987 Appropriations - Appropriates specified sums to the District of Columbia for FY 1987 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 payment for water and sewer services; (4) a Federal contribution to retirement funds; and (5) a Federal payment for the design and construction of a prison facility within the District of Columbia.

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.

Requires the District of Columbia to establish a telephone hotline for Lorton-area residents to receive information concerning escapes, fires, and riots at Lorton prison. Prohibits the District of Columbia from increasing the prison bed space at the Lorton prison beyond the number which were damaged during the fire on July 25, 1986.

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 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; (2) activities which permit or encourage partisan political activities; (3) the salary of any District of Columbia government employee whose work and salary history are not available for inspection by specified congressional committees; (4) publicity or propaganda purposes; (5) abortions except where the life of the mother is endangered or in cases of rape or incest or for drugs or devices to prevent implantation of the fertilized ovum, or for medical procedures necessary for the termination of an ectopic pregnancy; (6) implementation of a personnel lottery for the hiring of firefighters or police officers; (7) reprogramming, unless the reprogramming was approved according to specified procedures; (8) the provision of personal servants for any District of Columbia employee; (9) the purchase of passenger automobiles with an estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per gallon; or (10) 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 1988 be transmitted to the Congress by April 15, 1987.

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, and alter and repair rented premises.

Amends the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1986 to exempt Members of the Congress from State and local property taxes on vehicles leased (currently, such exemption is limited to owned vehicles) and used by such Members to attend sessions of the Congress if such Members do not represent that State or locality.

Directs the Mayor to submit to the D.C. Council, no later than 30 days after the end of the first quarter of FY 1987, the FY 1987 revenue estimate.

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.

Requires the placement of signs identifying the property located at 1125 16th Street, Northwest, in the District of Columbia, as Andrei Sakharov Plaza.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that construction should be completed as soon as possible on the new prison proposed to be built in the District of Columbia.

Title II: Fiscal Year 1986 Supplemental District of Columbia Funds - Makes supplemental funds available for: (1) governmental direction and support; (2) economic development and regulation; (3) public safety and justice; (4) public education; (5) human support services; (6) public works; (7) the Washington Convention Center Fund; (8) personal services; (9) repayment of the general fund deficit; (10) capital outlay; and (11) the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund. Rescinds portions of funds previously allotted for specified projects.

Prohibits the use of specified FY 1986 continuing appropriations for extraordinary evictions from District-owned housing based solely on excessive occupancy, unless the Mayor submits a reprogramming request to the District of Columbia Council as well as certain information regarding proposed evictions.