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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                    104-378
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  MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND 
 STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 
               SEPTEMBER 30, 1996, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______


                December 1, 1995.--Ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Rogers, from the committee of conference, submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2076]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
2076) ``making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 1996, and for other 
purposes,'' having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an 
amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said 
amendment, insert: That the following sums are appropriated, 
out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996, and for other 
purposes, namely:

                     TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses necessary for the administration of the 
Department of Justice, $74,282,000; including not to exceed 
$3,317,000 for the Facilities Program 2000, and including 
$5,000,000 for management and oversight of Immigration and 
Naturalization Service activities, both sums to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 45 
permanent positions and 51 full-time equivalent workyears and 
$7,477,000 shall be expended for the Department Leadership 
Program only for the Offices of the Attorney General and the 
Deputy Attorney General, exclusive of augmentation that 
occurred in these offices in fiscal year 1995: Provided 
further, That not to exceed 76 permanent positions and 90 full-
time equivalent workyears and $9,487,000 shall be expended for 
the Executive Support program for the Offices of Legislative 
Affairs, Public Affairs and Policy Development: Provided 
further, That the latter three aforementioned offices shall not 
be augmented by personnel details, temporary transfers of 
personnel on either a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis or 
any other type of formal or informal transfer or reimbursement 
of personnel or funds on either a temporary or long-term basis.


                         counterterrorism fund


      For necessary expenses, as determined by the Attorney 
General, $16,898,000, to remain available until expended, to 
reimburse any Department of Justice organization for (1) the 
costs incurred in reestablishing the operational capability of 
an office or facility which has been damaged or destroyed as a 
result of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 
in Oklahoma City or any domestic or international terrorist 
incident, (2) the costs of providing support to counter, 
investigate or prosecute domestic or international terrorism, 
including payment of rewards in connection with these 
activities, and (3) the costs of conducting a terrorism threat 
assessment of Federal agencies and their facilities: Provided, 
That funds provided under this section shall be available only 
after the Attorney General notifies the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
in accordance with section 605 of this Act.


                   administrative review and appeals


      For expenses necessary for the administration of pardon 
and clemency petitions and immigration related activities, 
$38,886,000: Provided, That the obligated and unobligated 
balances of funds previously appropriated to the General 
Administration, Salaries and Expenses appropriation for the 
Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Office of the 
Pardon Attorney shall be merged with this appropriation.


  violent crime reduction programs, administrative review and appeals


      For activities authorized by sections 130005 and 130007 
of Public Law 103-322, $47,780,000, to remain available until 
expended, which shall be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund: Provided, That the obligated and 
unobligated balances of funds previously appropriated to the 
General Administration, Salaries and Expenses appropriation 
under Title VIII of Public Law 103-317 for the Executive Office 
for Immigration Review shall be merged with this appropriation.


                      office of inspector general


      For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended, $28,960,000; including not to exceed $10,000 
to meet unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character, to 
be expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for 
solely under the certificate of, the Attorney General; and for 
the acquisition, lease, maintenance and operation of motor 
vehicles without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation.

                    United States Parole Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the United States Parole 
Commission as authorized by law, $5,446,000.

                            Legal Activities


            salaries and expenses, general legal activities


                     (including transfer of funds)


      For expenses necessary for the legal activities of the 
Department of Justice, not otherwise provided for, including 
not to exceed $20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence, to 
be expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for 
solely under the certificate of, the Attorney General; and rent 
of private or Government-owned space in the District of 
Columbia; $401,929,000; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 for 
litigation support contracts shall remain available until 
expended: Provided, That of the funds available in this 
appropriation, not to exceed $22,618,000 shall remain available 
until expended for office automation systems for the legal 
divisions covered by this appropriation, and for the United 
States Attorneys, the Antitrust Division, and offices funded 
through ``Salaries and Expenses'', General Administration: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not to 
exceed $1,000 shall be available to the United States National 
Central Bureau, INTERPOL, for official reception and 
representation expenses: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
31 U.S.C. 1342, the Attorney General may accept on behalf of 
the United States and credit to this appropriation, gifts of 
money, personal property and services, for the purpose of 
hosting the International Criminal Police Organization's 
(INTERPOL) American Regional Conference in the United States 
during fiscal year 1996.
      In addition, for reimbursement of expenses of the 
Department of Justice associated with processing cases under 
the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, not to 
exceed $4,028,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Trust Fund, as authorized by section 6601 of the 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, 1989, as amended by Public 
Law 101-512 (104 Stat. 1289).
      In addition, for Salaries and Expenses, General Legal 
Activities, $12,000,000 shall be made available to be derived 
by transfer from unobligated balances of the Working Capital 
Fund in the Department of Justice.


       violent crime reduction programs, general legal activities


      For the expeditious deportation of denied asylum 
applicants, as authorized by section 130005 of Public Law 103-
322, $7,591,000, to remain available until expended, which 
shall be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.


               salaries and expenses, antitrust division


      For expenses necessary for the enforcement of antitrust 
and kindered laws, $65,783,000: Provided, That notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, not to exceed $48,262,000 of 
offsetting collections derived from fees collected for 
premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino 
Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18(a)) shall be 
retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, 
and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, 
That the sum herein appropriated from the General Fund shall be 
reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
fiscal year 1996, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1996 
appropriation from the General Fund estimated at not more than 
$17,521,000: Provided further, That any fees received in excess 
of $48,262,000 in fiscal year 1996, shall remain available 
until expended, but shall not be available for obligation until 
October 1, 1996.


             salaries and expenses, united states attorneys


      For necessary expenses of the Office of the United States 
Attorneys, including intergovernmental agreements, 
$895,509,000, of which not to exceed $2,500,000 shall be 
available until September 30, 1997 for the purposes of (1) 
providing training of personnel of the Department of Justice in 
debt collection, (2) providing services to the Department of 
Justice related to locating debtors and their property, such as 
title searches, debtor skiptracing, asset searches, credit 
reports and other investigations, (3) paying the costs of the 
Department of Justice for the sale of property not covered by 
the sale proceeds, such as auctioneers' fees and expenses, 
maintenance and protection of property and businesses, 
advertising and title search and surveying costs, and (4) 
paying the costs of processing and tracking debts owed to the 
United States Government: Provided, That of the total amount 
appropriated, not to exceed $8,000 shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $10,000,000 of those funds 
available for automated litigation support contracts and 
$4,000,000 for security equipment shall remain available until 
expended: Provided further, That in addition to reimbursable 
full-time equivalent workyears available to the Office of the 
United States Attorneys, not to exceed 8,595 positions and 
8,862 full-time equivalent workyears shall be supported from 
the funds appropriated in this Act for the United States 
Attorneys.


       violent crime reduction programs, united states attorneys


      For activities authorized by sections 190001(d), 40114 
and 130005 of Public Law 103-322, $30,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, which shall be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, of which $20,269,000 shall 
be available to help meet increased demands for litigation and 
related activities, $500,000 to implement a program to appoint 
additional Federal Victim's Counselors, and $9,231,000 for 
expeditious deportation of denied asylum applicants.


                   united states trustee system fund


      For necessary expenses of the United States Trustee 
Program, $102,390,000, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 589a(a), to 
remain available until expended, for activities authorized by 
section 115 of the Bankruptcy Judges, United States Trustees, 
and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-554), 
which shall be derived from the United States Trustee System 
Fund: Provided, That deposits to the Fund are available in such 
amounts as may be necessary to pay refunds due depositors: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, not to exceed $44,191,000 of offsetting collections 
derived from fees collected pursuant to section 589a(f) of 
title 28, United States Code, as amended, shall be retained and 
used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided 
further, That the $102,390,000 herein appropriated from the 
United States Trustee System Fund shall be reduced as such 
offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 1996, so 
as to result in a final fiscal year 1996 appropriation from 
such Fund estimated at not more than $58,199,000: Provided 
further, That any of the aforementioned fees collected in 
excess of $44,191,000 in fiscal year 1996 shall remain 
available until expended, but shall not be available for 
obligation until October 1, 1996.


      salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission


      For expenses necessary to carry out the activities of the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, including service as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $830,000.


         salaries and expenses, united states marshals service


      For necessary expenses of the United States Marshals 
Service; including the acquisition, lease, maintenance, and 
operation of vehicles and aircraft, and the purchase of 
passenger motor vehicles for police-type use without regard to 
the general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal 
year; $423,248,000, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 561(i), of which 
not to exceed $6,000 shall be available for official reception 
and representation expenses.


    violent crime reduction programs, united states marshals service


      For activities authorized by section 190001(b) of Public 
Law 103-322, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended, 
which shall be derived from Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.


                       federal prisoner detention


                     (including transfer of funds)


      For expenses related to United States prisoners in the 
custody of the United States Marshals Service as authorized in 
18 U.S.C. 4013, but not including expenses otherwise provided 
for in appropriations available to the Attorney General; 
$252,820,000, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 561(i), to remain 
available until expended.
      In addition, for Federal Prisoner Detention, $9,000,000 
shall be made available until expended to be derived by 
transfer from unobligated balances of the Working Capital Fund 
in the Department of Justice.


                     fees and expenses of witnesses


      For expenses, mileage, compensation, and per diems of 
witnesses, for expenses of contracts for the procurement and 
supervision of expert witnesses, for private counsel expenses, 
and for per diems in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law, 
including advances, $85,000,000, to remain available until 
expended; of which not to exceed $4,750,000 may be made 
available for planning, construction, renovations, maintenance, 
remodeling, and repair of buildings and the purchase of 
equipment incident thereto for protected witness safesites; of 
which not to exceed $1,000,000 may be made available for the 
purchase and maintenance of armored vehicles for transportation 
of protected witnesses; and of which not to exceed $4,000,000 
may be made available for the purchase, installation and 
maintenance of a secure automated information network to store 
and retrieve the identities and locations of protected 
witnesses.

                      Community Relations Service


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Community Relations 
Service, established by title X of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, $5,319,000.


                        assets forfeitures fund


      For expenses authorized by 28 U.S.C. 524(c)(1)(A)(ii), 
(B), (C), (F), and (G), as amended, $30,000,000 to be derived 
from the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund.

                    Radiation Exposure Compensation


                        administrative expenses


      For necessary administrative expenses in accordance with 
the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, $2,655,000.


         payment to radiation exposure compensation trust fund


      For payments to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust 
Fund, $16,264,000, to become available on October 1, 1996.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 interagency crime and drug enforcement


      For necessary expenses for the detection, investigation, 
and prosecution of individuals involved in organized crime drug 
trafficking not otherwise provided for, to include 
intergovernmental agreements with State and local law 
enforcement agencies engaged in the investigation and 
prosecution of individuals involved in organized crime drug 
trafficking, $359,843,000, of which $50,000,000 shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That any amounts obligated 
from appropriations under this heading may be used under 
authorities available to the organizations reimbursed from this 
appropriation: Provided further: That any unobligated balances 
remaining available at the end of the fiscal year shall revert 
to the Attorney General for reallocation among participating 
organizations in succeeding fiscal years, subject to the 
reprogramming procedures described in section 605 of this Act.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         salaries and expenses


                     (including transfer of funds)


      For expenses necessary for detection, investigation, and 
prosecution of crimes against the United States; including 
purchase for police-type use of not to exceed 1,815 passenger 
motor vehicles of which 1,300 will be for replacement only, 
without regard to the general purchase price limitation of the 
current fiscal year, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
acquisition, lease, maintenance and operation of aircraft; and 
not to exceed $70,000 to meet unforeseen emergencies of a 
confidential character, to be expended under the direction of, 
and to be accounted for solely under the certificate of, the 
Attorney General; $2,189,183,000, of which not to exceed 
$50,000,000 for automated data processing and 
telecommunications and technical investigative equipment and 
$1,000,000 for undercover operations shall remain available 
until September 30, 1997; of which not less than $102,345,000 
shall be for counterterrorism investigations, foreign 
counterintelligence, and other activities related to our 
national security; of which not to exceed $98,400,000 shall 
remain available until expended; of which not to exceed 
$10,000,000 is authorized to be made available for making 
payments or advances for expenses arising out of contractual or 
reimbursable agreements with State and local law enforcement 
agencies while engaged in cooperative activities related to 
violent crime, terrorism, organized crime, and drug 
investigations; and of which $1,500,000 shall be available to 
maintain an independent program office dedicated solely to the 
relocation of the Criminal Justice Information Services 
Division and the automation of fingerprint identification 
services: Provided, That not to exceed $45,000 shall be 
available for official reception and representation expenses: 
Provided further, That $58,000,000 shall be made available for 
NCIC 2000; of which not less than $35,000,000 shall be derived 
from ADP and Telecommunications unobligated balances; and of 
which $22,000,000 shall be derived by transfer and available 
until expended from unobligated balances in the Working Capital 
Fund of the Department of Justice.


                    violent crime reduction programs


      For activities authorized by Public Law 103-322, 
$218,300,000, to remain available until expended, which shall 
be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, of 
which $208,800,000 shall be for activities authorized by 
section 190001(c); $4,000,000 for Training and Investigative 
Assistance authorized by section 210501(c)(2); and $5,500,000 
for establishing DNA quality assurance and proficiency testing 
standards, establishing an index to facilitate law enforcement 
exchange of DNA identification information, and related 
activities authorized by section 210306.


                              construction


      For necessary expenses to construct or acquire buildings 
and sites by purchase, or as otherwise authorized by law 
(including equipment for such buildings); conversion and 
extension of federally-owned buildings; and preliminary 
planning and design of projects; $97,589,000 to remain 
available until expended.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Drug Enforcement 
Administration, including not to exceed $70,000 to meet 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character, to be 
expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for solely 
under the certificate of, the Attorney General; expenses for 
conducting drug education and training programs, including 
travel and related expenses for participants in such programs 
and the distribution of items of token value that promote the 
goals of such programs; purchase of not to exceed 1,208 
passenger motor vehicles, of which 1,178 will be for 
replacement only, for police-type use without regard to the 
general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year; 
and acquisition, lease, maintenance, and operation of aircraft; 
$745,668,000, of which not to exceed $1,800,000 for research 
and $15,000,000 for transfer to the Drug Diversion Control Fee 
Account for operating expenses shall remain available until 
expended, and of which not to exceed $4,000,000 for purchase of 
evidence and payments for information, not to exceed $4,000,000 
for contracting for ADP and telecommunications equipment, and 
not to exceed $2,000,000 for technical and laboratory equipment 
shall remain available until September 30, 1997, and of which 
not to exceed $50,000 shall be available for official reception 
and representation expenses.


                    violent crime reduction programs


      For activities authorized by sections 180104 and 
190001(b) of Public Law 103-322, $60,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, which shall be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for 
the administration and enforcement of the laws relating to 
immigration, naturalization, and alien registration, including 
not to exceed $50,000 to meet unforeseen emergencies of a 
confidential character, to be expended under the direction of, 
and to be accounted for solely under the certificate of, the 
Attorney General; purchase for police-type use (not to exceed 
813 of which 177 are for replacement only) without regard to 
the general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal 
year, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; acquisition, lease, 
maintenance and operation of aircraft; and research related to 
immigration enforcement; $1,394,825,000; of which $506,800,000 
is available for the Border Patrol, of which $12,100,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 1997; of which not to 
exceed $400,000 for research shall remain available until 
expended; and of which not to exceed $10,000,000 shall be 
available for costs associated with the training program for 
basic officer training: Provided, That none of the funds 
available to the Immigration and Naturalization Service shall 
be available for administrative expenses to pay any employee 
overtime pay in an amount in excess of $25,000 during the 
calendar year beginning January 1, 1996: Provided further, That 
uniforms may be purchased without regard to the general 
purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $5,000 shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses: Provided 
further, That the Attorney General may transfer to the 
Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration not 
to exceed $10,000,000 for programs to verify the immigration 
status of persons seeking employment in the United States: 
Provided further, That none of the funds provided in this or 
any other Act shall be used for the continued operation of the 
San Clemente and Temecula checkpoints unless: (1) the 
checkpoints are open and traffic is being checked on a 
continuous 24-hour basis and (2) the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service undertakes a commuter lane facilitation 
pilot program at the San Clemente checkpoint within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act: Provided further, That the Immigration 
and Naturalization Service shall undertake the renovation and 
improvement of the San Clemente checkpoint, to include the 
addition of two to four lanes, and which shall be exempt from 
Federal procurement regulations for contract formation, from 
within existing balances in the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service Construction account: Provided further, That if 
renovation of the San Clemente checkpoint is not completed by 
July 1, 1996, the San Clemente checkpoint will close until such 
time as the renovations and improvements are completed unless 
funds for the continued operation of the checkpoint are 
provided and made available for obligation and expenditure in 
accordance with procedures set forth in section 605 of this 
Act, as the result of certification by the Attorney General 
that exigent circumstances require the checkpoint to be open 
and delays in completion of the renovations are not the result 
of any actions that are or have been in the control of the 
Department of Justice: Provided further, That the Office of 
Public Affairs at the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
shall conduct its business in areas only relating to its 
central mission, including: research, analysis, and 
dissemination of information, through the media and other 
communications outlets, relating to the activities of the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service: Provided further, That 
the Office of Congressional Relations at the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service shall conduct business in areas only 
relating to its central mission, including: providing services 
to Member of Congress relating to constituent inquiries and 
requests for information; and working with the relevant 
congressional committees on proposed legislation affecting 
immigration matters: Provided further, That in addition to 
amounts otherwise made available in this title to the Attorney 
General, the Attorney General is authorized to accept and 
utilize, on behalf of the United States, the $100,000 
Innovation in American Government Award for 1995 from the Ford 
Foundation for the Immigration and Naturalization Service's 
Operation Jobs program.


                    violent crime reduction programs


      For activities authorized by sections 130005, 130006, and 
130007 of Public Law 103-322, $316,198,000, to remain available 
until expended, which shall be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, of which $44,089,000 shall be for 
expeditious deportation of denied asylum applicants, 
$231,570,000 for improving border controls, and $40,539,000 for 
expanded special deportation proceedings: Provided, That of the 
amounts made available, $78,000,000 shall be for the Border 
Patrol.


                              construction


      For planning, construction, renovation, equipping and 
maintenance of buildings and facilities necessary for the 
administration and enforcement of the laws relating to 
immigration, naturalization, and alien registration, not 
otherwise provided for, $25,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                         Federal Prison System


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses necessary for the administration, operation, 
and maintenance of Federal penal and correctional institutions, 
including purchase (not to exceed 853, of which 559 are for 
replacement only) and hire of law enforcement and passenger 
motor vehicles; and for the provision of technical assistance 
and advice on corrections related issues to foreign 
governments; $2,567,578,000: Provided, That there may be 
transferred to the Health Resources and Services Administration 
such amounts as may be necessary, in the discretion of the 
Attorney General, for direct expenditures by that 
Administration for medical relief for inmates of Federal penal 
and correctional institutions: Provided further, That the 
Director of the Federal Prison System (FPS), where necessary, 
may enter into contracts with a fiscal agent/fiscal 
intermediary claims processor to determine the amounts payable 
to persons who, on behalf of the FPS, furnish health services 
to individuals committed to the custody of the FPS: Provided 
further, That uniforms may be purchased without regard to the 
general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year: 
Provided further, That not to exceed $6,000 shall be available 
for official reception and representation expenses: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $50,000,000 for the activation of 
new facilities shall remain available until September 30, 1997: 
Provided further, That of the amounts provided for Contract 
Confinement, not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain available 
until expended to make payments in advance for grants, 
contracts and reimbursable agreements and other expenses 
authorized by section 501(c) of the Refugee Education 
Assistance Act of 1980 for the care and security in the United 
States of Cuban and Haitian entrants: Provided further, That no 
funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to privatize any 
Federal prison facilities located in Forrest City, Arkansas, 
and Yazoo City, Mississippi.


                    violent crime reduction programs


      For substance abuse treatment in Federal prisons as 
authorized by section 32001(e) of Public Law 103-322, 
$13,500,000, to remain available until expended, which shall be 
derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.


                        buildings and facilities


      For planning, acquisition of sites and construction of 
new facilities; leasing the Oklahoma City Airport Trust 
Facility; purchase and acquisition of facilities and remodeling 
and equipping of such facilities for penal and correctional 
use, including all necessary expenses incident thereto, by 
contract or force account; and constructing, remodeling, and 
equipping necessary buildings and facilities at existing penal 
and correctional institutions, including all necessary expenses 
incident thereto, by contract or force account; $334,728,000, 
to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed 
$14,074,000 shall be available to construct areas for inmate 
work programs: Provided, That labor of United States prisoners 
may be used for work performed under this appropriation: 
Provided further, That not to exceed 10 percent of the funds 
appropriated to ``Buildings and Facilities'' in this Act or any 
other Act may be transferred to ``Salaries and Expenses,'' 
Federal Prison System upon notification by the Attorney General 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate in compliance with provisions 
set forth in section 605 of this Act: Provided further, That of 
the total amount appropriated, not to exceed $22,351,000 shall 
be available for the renovation and construction of United 
States Marshals Service prisoner holding facilities.


                federal prison industries, incorporated


      The Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated, is hereby 
authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of 
funds and borrowing authority available, and in accord with the 
law, and to make such contracts and commitments, without regard 
to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 
31, United States Code, as may be necessary in carrying out the 
program set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for 
such corporation, including purchase of (not to exceed five for 
replacement only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles.


   limitation on administrative expenses, federal prison industries, 
                              incorporated


      Not to exceed $3,559,000 of the funds of the corporation 
shall be available for its administrative expenses, and for 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, to be computed on an 
accrual basis to be determined in accordance with the 
corporation's current prescribed accounting system, and such 
amounts shall be exclusive of depreciation, payment of claims, 
and expenditures which the said accounting system requires to 
be capitalized or charged to cost of commodities acquired or 
produced, including selling and shipping expenses, and expenses 
in connection with acquisition, construction, operation, 
maintenance, improvement, protection, or disposition of 
facilities and other property belonging to the corporation or 
in which it has an interest.

                       Office of Justice Programs


                           justice assistance


      For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other 
assistance authorized by title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and the Missing 
Children's Assistance Act, as amended, including salaries and 
expenses in connection therewith, and with the Victims of Crime 
Act of 1984, as amended, $99,977,000, to remain available until 
expended, as authorized by section 1001 of title I of the 
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, as amended by 
Public Law 102-534 (106 Stat. 3524).


          violent crime reduction programs, justice assistance


      For assistance (including amounts for administrative 
costs for management and administration, which amounts shall be 
transferred to and merged with the ``Justice Assistance'' 
account) authorized by the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322 (``the 1994 Act''); 
the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as 
amended (``the 1968 Act''); and the Victims of Child Abuse Act 
of 1990, as amended (``the 1990 Act''); $202,400,000, to remain 
available until expended, which shall be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund; of which $6,000,000 shall 
be for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, as 
authorized by section 218 of the 1990 Act; $750,000 for Child 
Abuse Training Programs for Judicial Personnel and 
Practitioners, as authorized by section 224 of the 1990 Act; 
$130,000,000 for Grants to Combat Violence Against Women to 
States, units of local governments and Indian tribal 
governments, as authorized by section 1001(a)(18) of the 1968 
Act; $28,000,000 for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies to 
States, units of local governments and Indian tribal 
governments, as authorized by section 1001(a)(19) of the 1968 
Act; $7,000,000 for Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse 
Enforcement Assistance Grants, as authorized by section 40295 
of the 1994 Act; $1,000,000 for training programs to assist 
probation and parole officers who work with released sex 
offenders, as authorized by section 40152(c) of the Violent 
Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; $50,000 for 
grants for televised testimony, as authorized by section 
1001(a)(7) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
1968; $200,000 for the study of State databases on the 
incidence of sexual and domestic violence, as authorized by 
section 40292 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement 
Act of 1994; $1,500,000 for national stalker and domestic 
violence reduction, as authorized by section 40603 of the 1994 
Act; $27,000,000 for grants for residential substance abuse 
treatment for State prisoners authorized by section 1001(a)(17) 
of the 1968 Act; and $900,000 for the Missing Alzheimer's 
Disease Patient Alert Program, as authorized by section 
240001(d) of the 1994 Act: Provided, That any balances for 
these programs shall be transferred to and merged with this 
appropriation.


               state and local law enforcement assistance


      For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other 
assistance authorized by part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, for State and 
Local Narcotics Control and Justice Assistance Improvements, 
notwithstanding the provisions of section 511 of said Act, 
$388,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized 
by section 1001 of title I of said Act, as amended by Public 
Law 102-534 (106 Stat. 3524), of which $60,000,000 shall be 
available to carry out the provisions of chapter A of subpart 2 
of part E of title I of said Act, for discretionary grants 
under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement 
Assistance Programs: Provided, That balances of amounts 
appropriated prior to fiscal year 1995 under the authorities of 
this account shall be transferred to and merged with this 
account.


   violent crime reduction programs, state and local law enforcement 
                               assistance


      For assistance (including amounts for administrative 
costs for management and administration, which amounts shall be 
transferred to and merged with the ``Justice Assistance'' 
account) authorized by the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322 (``the 1994 Act''); 
the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as 
amended (``the 1968 Act''); and the Victims of Child Abuse Act 
of 1990, as amended (``the 1990 Act''); $3,005,200,000, to 
remain available until expended, which shall be derived from 
the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund; of which $1,903,000,000 
shall be for Local Law Enforcement Block Grants, pursuant to 
H.R. 728 as passed by the House of Representatives on February 
14, 1995 for the purposes set forth in paragraphs (A), (B), 
(D), (F), and (I) of section 101(a)(2) of H.R. 728 and for 
establishing crime prevention programs involving cooperation 
between community residents and law enforcement personnel in 
order to control, detect, or investigate crime or the 
prosecution of criminals: Provided, That recipients are 
encouraged to use these funds to hire additional law 
enforcement officers: Provided further, That funds may also be 
used to defray the costs of indemnification insurance for law 
enforcement officers: Provided further, That $10,000,000 of 
this amount shall be available for educational expenses as set 
forth in section 200103 of the 1994 Act; $25,000,000 for grants 
to upgrade criminal records, as authorized by section 106(b) of 
the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, as amended, 
and section 4(b) of the National Child Protection Act of 1993; 
$147,000,000 as authorized by section 1001 of title I of the 
1968 Act, which shall be available to carry out the provisions 
of subpart 1, part E of title I of the 1968 Act, 
notwithstanding section 511 of said Act, for the Edward Byrne 
Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs; 
$300,000,000 for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, 
as authorized by section 242(j) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, as amended; $617,500,000 for Violent Offender 
Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing Incentive Grants pursuant 
to subtitle A of title II of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994 (as amended by section 114 of this 
Act), of which $200,000,000 shall be available for payments to 
states for incarceration of criminal aliens, and of which 
$12,500,000 shall be available for the Cooperative Agreement 
Program; $1,000,000 for grants to States and units of local 
government for projects to improve DNA analysis, as authorized 
by section 1001(a)(22) of the 1968 Act; $9,000,000 for Improved 
Training and Technical Automation Grants, as authorized by 
section 210501(c)(1) of the 1994 Act; $1,000,000 for Law 
Enforcement Family Support Programs, as authorized by section 
1001(a)(21) of the 1968 Act; $500,000 for Motor Vehicle Theft 
Prevention Programs, as authorized by section 220002(h) of the 
1994 Act; $1,000,000 for Gang Investigation Coordination and 
Information Collection, as authorized by section 150006 of the 
1994 Act; $200,000 for grants as authorized by section 
32201(c)(3) of the 1994 Act: Provided further, That funds made 
available in fiscal year 1996 under subpart 1 of part E of 
title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
1968, as amended, may be obligated for programs to assist 
States in the litigation processing of death penalty Federal 
habeas corpus petitions: Provided further, That any 1995 
balances for these programs shall be transferred to and merged 
with this appropriation: Provided further, That if a unit of 
local government uses any of the funds made available under 
this title to increase the number of law enforcement officers, 
the unit of local government will achieve a net gain in the 
number of law enforcement officers who perform 
nonadministrative public safety service.


                       weed and seed program fund


      For necessary expenses, including salaries and related 
expenses of the Executive Office for Weed and Seed, to 
implement ``Weed and Seed'' program activities, $28,500,000, 
which shall be derived from discretionary grants provided under 
the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement 
Assistance Programs, to remain available until expended for 
intergovernmental agreements, including grants, cooperative 
agreements, and contracts, with State and local law enforcement 
agencies engaged in the investigation and prosecution of 
violent crimes and drug offenses in ``Weed and Seed'' 
designated communities, and for either reimbursements or 
transfers to appropriation accounts of the Department of 
Justice and other Federal agencies which shall be specified by 
the Attorney General to execute the ``Weed and Seed'' program 
strategy: Provided, That funds designated by Congress through 
language for other Department of Justice appropriation accounts 
for ``Weed and Seed'' program activities shall be managed and 
executed by the Attorney General through the Executive Office 
for Weed and Seed: Provided further, That the Attorney General 
may direct the use of other Department of Justice funds and 
personnel in support of ``Weed and Seed'' program activities 
only after the Attorney General notifies the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
in accordance with section 605 of this Act.


                       juvenile justice programs


      For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other 
assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, including salaries and 
expenses in connection therewith to be transferred to and 
merged with the appropriations for Justice Assistance, 
$144,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized 
by section 299 of part I of title II and section 506 of title V 
of the Act, as amended by Public Law 102-586, of which: (1) 
$100,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by 
parts A, B, and C of title II of the Act; (2) $10,000,000 shall 
be available for expenses authorized by sections 281 and 282 of 
part D of title II of the Act for prevention and treatment 
programs relating to juvenile gangs; (3) $10,000,000 shall be 
available for expenses authorized by section 285 of part E of 
title II of the Act; (4) $4,000,000 shall be available for 
expenses authorized by part G of title II of the Act for 
juvenile mentoring programs; and (5) $20,000,000 shall be 
available for expenses authorized by title V of the Act for 
incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs.
      In addition, for grants, contracts, cooperative 
agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Victims of 
Child Abuse Act of 1990, as amended, $4,500,000, to remain 
available until expended, as authorized by section 214B, of the 
Act: Provided, That balances of amounts appropriated prior to 
fiscal year 1995 under the authorities of this account shall be 
transferred to and merged with this account.


                    public safety officers benefits


      For payments authorized by part L of title I of the 
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
3796), as amended, such sums as are necessary, to remain 
available until expended, as authorized by section 6093 of 
Public Law 100-690 (102 Stat. 4339-4340), and, in addition, 
$2,134,000, to remain available until expended, for payments as 
authorized by section 1201(b) of said Act.

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

      Sec. 101. In addition to amounts otherwise made available 
in this title for official reception and representation 
expenses, a total of not to exceed $45,000 from funds 
appropriated to the Department of Justice in this title shall 
be available to the Attorney General for official reception and 
representation expenses in accordance with distributions, 
procedures, and regulations established by the Attorney 
General.
      Sec. 102. Subject to section 102(b) of the Department of 
Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993, as 
amended by section 112 of this Act, authorities contained in 
Public Law 96-132, ``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.
      Sec. 103. None of the funds appropriated by this title 
shall be available to pay for an abortion, except where the 
life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were 
carried to term, or in the case of rape: Provided, That should 
this prohibition be declared unconstitional by a court of 
competent jurisdiction, this section shall be null and void.
      Sec. 104. None of the funds appropriated under this title 
shall be used to require any person to perform, or facilitate 
in any way the performance of, any abortion.
      Sec. 105. Nothing in the preceding section shall remove 
the obligation of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to 
provide escort services necessary for a female inmate to 
receive such service outside the Federal facility: Provided, 
That nothing in this section in any way diminishes the effect 
of section 104 intended to address the philosophical beliefs of 
individual employees of the Bureau of Prisons.
      Sec. 106. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not 
to exceed $10,000,000 of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used to establish and publicize a program under which 
publicly-advertised, extraordinary rewards may be paid, which 
shall not be subject to spending limitations contained in 
sections 3059 and 3072 of title 18, United States Code: 
Provided, That any reward of $100,000 or more, up to a maximum 
of $2,000,000, may not be made without the personal approval of 
the President or the Attorney General and such approval may not 
be delegated.
      Sec. 107. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
made available for the current fiscal year for the Department 
of Justice in this Act, including those derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, may be transferred between 
such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as 
otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more 
than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any 
transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
      Sec. 108. For fiscal year 1996 and each fiscal year 
thereafter, amounts in the Federal Prison System's Commissary 
Fund, Federal Prisons, which are not currently needed for 
operations, shall be kept on deposit or invested in obligations 
of, or guaranteed by, the United States and all earnings on 
such investment shall be deposited in the Commissary Fund.
      Sec. 109. Section 524(c)(9) of title 28, United States 
Code, is amended by adding subparagraph (E), as follows:
      ``(E) Subject to the notification procedures contained in 
section 605 of Public Law 103-121, and after satisfying the 
transfer requirement in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, any 
excess unobligated balance remaining in the Fund on September 
30, 1995 shall be available to the Attorney General, without 
fiscal year limitation, for any Federal law enforcement, 
litigative/prosecutive, and correctional activities, or any 
other authorized purpose of the Department of Justice. Any 
amounts provided pursuant to this subparagraph may be used 
under authorities available to the organization receiving the 
funds.''.
      Sec. 110. Hereafter, notwithstanding any other provision 
of law--
            (1) no transfers may be made from Department of 
        Justice accounts other than those authorized in this 
        Act, or in previous or subsequent appropriations Acts 
        for the Department of Justice, or in part II of title 
        28 of the United States Code, or in section 10601 of 
        title 42 of the United States Code; and
            (2) no appropriation account within the Department 
        of Justice shall have its allocation of funds 
        controlled by other than an apportionment issued by the 
        Office of Management and Budget or an allotment advice 
        issued by the Department of Justice.
      Sec. 111. (a) Section 1930(a)(6) of title 28, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``a plan is confirmed or''.
      (b) Section 589a(b)(5) of such title is amended by 
striking ``;'' and inserting, ``until a reorganization plan is 
confirmed;''.
      (c) Section 589a(f) of such title is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2) by striking ``.'' and 
        inserting, ``until a reorganization plan is 
        confirmed;'', and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following 
        new paragraph:
            ``(3) 100 percent of the fees collected under 
        section 1930(a)(6) of this title after a reorganization 
        plan is confirmed.''.
      Sec. 112. Public Law 102-395, section 102 is amended as 
follows: (1) in subsection (b)(1) strike ``years 1993, 1994, 
and 1995'' and insert ``year 1996''; (2) in subsection 
(b)(1)(C) strike ``years 1993, 1994, and 1995'' and insert 
``year 1996''; and (3) in subsection (b)(5)(A) strike ``years 
1993, 1994, and 1995'' and insert ``year 1996''.
      Sec. 113. Public Law 101-515 (104 Stat. 2112; 28 U.S.C. 
534 note) is amended by inserting ``and criminal justice 
information'' after ``for the automation of fingerprint 
identification''.
      Sec. 114. (a) Grant Program.--Subtitle A of title II of 
the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 is 
amended to read as follows:

 ``Subtitle A--Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing 
                            Incentive Grants

``SEC. 20101. DEFINITIONS.

      ``As used in this subtitle--
            ``(1) the term `indeterminate sentencing' means a 
        system by which--
                    ``(A) the court may impose a sentence of a 
                range defined by statute; and
                    ``(B) an administrative agency, generally 
                the parole board, or the court, controls 
                release within the statutory range;
            ``(2) the term `part 1 violent crime' means murder 
        and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, 
        and aggravated assault as reported to the Federal 
        Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the Uniform 
        Crime Reports; and
            ``(3) the term `State' means a State of the United 
        States, the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth, 
        territory, or possession of the United States.

``SEC. 20102. AUTHORIZATION OF GRANTS.

      ``(a) In General.--The Attorney General shall provide 
grants to eligible States--
            ``(1) to build or expand correctional facilities to 
        increase the prison bed capacity for the confinement of 
        persons convicted of a part 1 violent crime or 
        adjudicated delinquent for an act which if committed by 
        an adult, would be a part 1 violent crime;
            ``(2) to build or expand temporary or permanent 
        correctional facilities, including facilities on 
        military bases, prison barges, and boot camps, for the 
        confinement of convicted nonviolent offenders and 
        criminal aliens, for the purpose of freeing suitable 
        existing prison space for the confinement of persons 
        convicted of a part 1 violent crime; and
            ``(3) to build or expand jails.
      ``(b) Regional Compacts.--
            ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), States 
        may enter into regional compacts to carry out this 
        subtitle. Such compacts shall be treated as States 
        under this subtitle.
            ``(2) Requirement.--To be recognized as a regional 
        compact for eligibility for a grant under section 20103 
        or 20104, each member State must be eligible 
        individually.
            ``(3) Limitation on receipt of funds.--No State may 
        receive a grant under this subtitle both individually 
        and as part of a compact.
      ``(c) Limitations.--
            ``(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), an 
        eligible State may receive either a general grant under 
        section 20103 or a truth-in-sentencing incentive grant 
        under section 20104.
            ``(2) Exception.--An eligible State may receive a 
        grant under both sections 20103 and 20104 if the amount 
        that such State is eligible to receive under section 
        20103 in a year equals or exceeds the amount that such 
        State is eligible to receive under section 20104 for 
        that year.
      ``(d) Applicability.--Notwithstanding the eligibility 
requirements of sections 20103 and 20104, a State that 
certifies to the Attorney General that, as of the date of 
enactment of the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 
1996, such State has enacted legislation in reliance on 
subtitle A of title II of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act, as enacted on September 13, 1994, and would in 
fact qualify under those provisions, shall be eligible to 
receive a grant for fiscal year 1996 as though such State 
qualifies under sections 20103 or 20104 of this subtitle.

``SEC. 20103. GENERAL GRANTS.

      ``(a) In General.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, a State shall submit an application to the 
Attorney General that provides assurances that such State has, 
since 1993--
            ``(1) increased the percentage of persons convicted 
        of a part 1 violent crime sentenced to prison;
            ``(2) increased the average prison time actually to 
        be served in prison by persons convicted of a part 1 
        violent crime sentenced to prison; and
            ``(3) increased the average percentage of time of 
        the sentence to be actually served in prison by persons 
        convicted of a part 1 violent crime and sentenced to 
        prison.
      ``(b) Indeterminate Sentencing Exception.--
Notwithstanding subsection (a), a State shall be eligible for a 
grant under this section if such State submits an application 
to the Attorney General that provides assurances that the State 
on the date of the enactment of the Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1996--
            ``(1) practices indeterminate sentencing with 
        regard to any part 1 violent crime; and
            ``(2) since 1993 the State has increased--
                    ``(A) the percentage of persons convicted 
                of a part 1 violent crime sentenced to prison; 
                and
                    ``(B) the average time served in the State 
                for the offenses of murder, rape, and robbery 
                under the State's sentencing and release 
                guidelines for such offenses.

``SEC. 20104. TRUTH-IN-SENTENCING INCENTIVE GRANTS.

      ``(a) Eligibility.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, a State shall submit an application to the 
Attorney General that provides assurances that--
            ``(1) such State has implemented truth-in-
        sentencing laws that require persons convicted of a 
        part 1 violent crime to serve not less than 85 percent 
        of the sentence imposed (not counting time not actually 
        served, such as administrative or statutory incentives 
        for good behavior);
            ``(2) such State has truth-in-sentencing laws that 
        have been enacted, but not yet implemented, that 
        require such State, not later than 3 years after such 
        State submits an application to the Attorney General, 
        to provide that persons convicted of a part 1 violent 
        crime serve not less than 85 percent of the sentence 
        imposed; or
            ``(3) if, in the case of a State that on the date 
        of enactment of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
        and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations Act, 1996, practices indeterminate 
        sentencing with regard to any part 1 violent crime, 
        such State demonstrates that the average time served 
        for part 1 violent crimes in the State equals at least 
        85 percent of the sentences established for such crimes 
        under the State's sentencing and release guidelines 
        (not counting time not actually served, such as 
        administrative or statutory incentives for good 
        behavior).
      ``(b) Exception.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), a State 
may provide that the Governor of the State may allow for the 
earlier release of--
            ``(1) a geriatric prisoner; or
            ``(2) a prisoner whose medical condition precludes 
        the prisoner from posing a threat to the public, but 
        only after a public hearing in which representatives of 
        the public and the prisoner's victims have had an 
        opportunity to be heard regarding a proposed release.

``SEC. 20105. SPECIAL RULES.

      ``(a) Sharing of Funds With Counties and Other Units of 
Local Government.--
            ``(1) Reservation.--Each State shall reserve not 
        more than 15 percent of the amount of funds allocated 
        in a fiscal year pursuant to section 20106 for counties 
        and units of local government to construct, develop, 
        expand, modify, or improve jails and other correctional 
        facilities.
            ``(2) Factors for determination of amount.--To 
        determine the amount of funds to be reserved under this 
        subsection, a State shall consider the burden placed on 
        a county or unit of local government that results from 
        the implementation of policies adopted by the State to 
        carry out sections 20103 and 20104.
      ``(b) Additional Requirement.--To be eligible to receive 
a grant under section 20103 or 20104, a State shall provide 
assurances to the Attorney General that the State has 
implemented or will implement not later than 18 months after 
the date of the enactment of this subtitle policies that 
provide for the recognition of the rights and needs of crime 
victims.
      ``(c) Funds for Juvenile Offenders.--Notwithstanding any 
other provision of this subtitle, if a State, or unit of local 
government located in a State that otherwise meets the 
requirements of sections 20103 or 20104, certifies to the 
Attorney General that exigent circumstances exist that require 
the State to expend funds to confine juvenile offenders, the 
State may use funds received under this subtitle to build or 
expand juvenile correctional facilities or pretrial detention 
facilities for juvenile offenders.
      ``(d) Private Facilities.--A State may use funds received 
under this subtitle for the privatization of facilities to 
carry out the purposes of section 20102.

``SEC. 20106. FORMULA FOR GRANTS.

      ``In determining the amount of funds that may be granted 
to each State eligible to receive a grant under section 20103 
or 20104, the Attorney General shall apply the following 
formula:
            ``(1) Minimum amount for grants under section 
        20103.--Of the amount set aside for grants for section 
        20103, 0.6 percent shall be allocated to each eligible 
        State, except that the United States Virgin Islands, 
        American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealths of Puerto 
        Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands shall each be 
        allocated 0.05 percent.
            ``(2) Minimum amount for grants under section 
        20104.--Of the amount set aside for grants for section 
        20104--
                    ``(A) if less than 20 States are awarded 
                grants under section 20104, 2.5 percent of the 
                amounts paid shall be allocated to each 
                eligible State, except that the United States 
                Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the 
                Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern 
                Mariana Islands shall each be allocated 0.05 
                percent; and
                    ``(B) if 20 or more States are awarded 
                grants under section 20104, 2.0 percent of the 
                amounts awarded shall be allocated to each 
                eligible State in a fiscal year for a grant 
                under section 20104, except that the United 
                States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, 
                and the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the 
                Northern Mariana Islands shall each be 
                allocated 0.04 percent.
            ``(3) Additional amounts based on number of part 1 
        violent crimes.--
                    ``(A) Distribution of remaining amounts.--
                The amounts remaining after the application of 
                paragraph (1) or (2) shall be allocated to each 
                eligible State in the ratio that the average 
                annual number of part 1 violent crimes reported 
                by such State to the Federal Bureau of 
                Investigation for the 3 years preceding the 
                year in which the determination is made bears 
                to the average annual number of part 1 violent 
                crimes reported by all such States to the 
                Federal Bureau of Investigation for the 3 years 
                preceding the year in which the determination 
                is made.
                    ``(B) Unavailable data.--If data regarding 
                part 1 violent crimes in any State is 
                unavailable for the 3 years preceding the year 
                in which the determination is made or 
                substantially inaccurate, the Attorney General 
                shall utilize the best available comparable 
                data regarding the number of violent crimes for 
                the previous year for the State for the 
                purposes of allocation of funds under this 
                subtitle.
            ``(4) Regional compacts.--In determining the funds 
        that States organized as a regional compact may 
        receive, the Attorney General shall first apply the 
        formula in either paragraph (1) or (2) and (3) of this 
        section to each member State of the compact. The States 
        organized as a regional compact may receive the sum of 
        the amounts so determined.

``SEC. 20107. ACCOUNTABILITY.

      ``(a) Fiscal Requirements.--A State that receives funds 
under this subtitle shall use accounting, audit, and fiscal 
procedures that conform to guidelines prescribed by the 
Attorney General, and shall ensure that any funds used to carry 
out the programs under section 20102(a) shall represent the 
best value for the State governments at the lowest possible 
cost and employ the best available technology.
      ``(b) Administrative Provisions.--The administrative 
provisions of sections 801 and 802 of the Omnibus Crime Control 
and Safe Streets Act of 1968 shall apply to the Attorney 
General under this subtitle in the same manner that such 
provisions apply to the officials listed in such sections.

``SEC. 20108. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

      ``(a) In General.--
            ``(1) Authorizations.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this subtitle--
                    ``(A) $997,500,000 for fiscal year 1996;
                    ``(B) $1,330,000,000 for fiscal year 1997;
                    ``(C) $2,527,999,000 for fiscal year 1998;
                    ``(D) $2,660,000,000 for fiscal year 1999; 
                and
                    ``(E) $2,753,100,000 for fiscal year 2000.
            ``(2) Distribution.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Subject to section 
                20109, and except as provided in subparagraph 
                (B), of the amount appropriated pursuant to 
                paragraph (1)--
                            ``(i) one-third of such amount 
                        shall be allocated pursuant to section 
                        20106 to eligible States under section 
                        20103; and
                            ``(ii) two-thirds of such amount 
                        shall be allocated pursuant to section 
                        20106 to eligible States under section 
                        20104.
                    ``(B) Additional funds.--Subject to section 
                20109, if the amount appropriated pursuant to 
                paragraph (1) exceeds $750,000,000--
                            ``(i) half of such amount shall be 
                        allocated pursuant to section 20106 to 
                        eligible States under section 20103; 
                        and
                            ``(ii) half of such amount shall be 
                        allocated pursuant to section 20106 to 
                        eligible States under section 20104.
      ``(b) Limitations on Funds.--
            ``(1) Uses of funds.--Except as provided in section 
        20111, funds made available pursuant to this section 
        shall be used only to carry out the purposes described 
        in section 20102(a).
            ``(2) Nonsupplanting requirement.--Funds made 
        available pursuant to this section shall not be used to 
        supplant State funds, but shall be used to increase the 
        amount of funds that would, in the absence of Federal 
        funds, be made available from State sources.
            ``(3) Administrative costs.--Not more than 3 
        percent of the funds made available pursuant to this 
        section shall be used for administrative costs.
            ``(4) Carryover of appropriations.--Funds 
        appropriated pursuant to this section during any fiscal 
        year shall remain available until expended.
            ``(5) Matching funds.--The Federal share of a grant 
        received under this subtitle may not exceed 90 percent 
        of the costs of a proposal as described in an 
        application approved under this subtitle.

``SEC. 20109. PAYMENTS FOR INCARCERATION ON TRIBAL LANDS.

      ``(a) Reservation of Funds.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of this subtitle, from amounts appropriated under 
section 20108 to carry out sections 20103 and 20104, the 
Attorney General shall reserve, to carry out this section--
            ``(1) 0.3 percent in each of fiscal years 1996 and 
        1997; and
            ``(2) 0.2 percent in each of fiscal years 1998, 
        1999, and 2000.
      ``(b) Grants to Indian Tribes.--From the amounts reserved 
under subsection (a), the Attorney General may make grants to 
Indian tribes for the purposes of constructing jails on tribal 
lands for the incarceration of offenders subject to tribal 
jurisdiction.
      ``(c) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
under this section, an Indian tribe shall submit to the 
Attorney General an application in such form and containing 
such information as the Attorney General may by regulation 
require.

``SEC. 20110. PAYMENTS TO ELIGIBLE STATES FOR INCARCERATION OF CRIMINAL 
                    ALIENS.

      ``(a) In General.--The Attorney General shall make a 
payment to each State which is eligible under section 242(j) of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act and which meets the 
eligibility requirements of section 20104, in such amount as is 
determined under section 242(j) and for which payment is not 
made to such State for such fiscal year under such section.
      ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Notwithstanding 
any other provision of this subtitle, there are authorized to 
be appropriated to carry out this section from amounts 
authorized under section 20108, an amount which when added to 
amounts appropriated to carry out section 242(j) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act for fiscal year 1996 equals 
$500,000,000 and for each of the fiscal years 1997 through 2000 
does not exceed $650,000,000.
      ``(c) Report to Congress.--Not later than May 15, 1999, 
the Attorney General shall submit a report to the Congress 
which contains the recommendation of the Attorney General 
concerning the extension of the program under this section.

``SEC. 20111. SUPPORT OF FEDERAL PRISONERS IN NONFEDERAL INSTITUTIONS.

      ``(a) In General.--The Attorney General may make payments 
to States and units of local government for the purposes 
authorized in section 4013 of title 18, United States Code.
      ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Notwithstanding 
any other provision of this subtitle, there are authorized to 
be appropriated from amounts authorized under section 20108 for 
each of fiscal years 1996 through 2000 such sums as may be 
necessary to carry out this section.

``SEC. 20112. REPORT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

      ``Beginning on July 1, 1996, and each July 1 thereafter, 
the Attorney General shall report to the Congress on the 
implementation of this subtitle, including a report on the 
eligibility of the States under sections 20103 and 20104, and 
the distribution and use of funds under this subtitle.''.
      (b) Preference in Payments.--Section 242(j)(4) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1252(j)(4)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(C) in carrying out paragraph (1)(A), the 
                Attorney General shall give preference in 
                making payments to States and political 
                subdivisions of States which are ineligible for 
                payments under section 20110 of the Violent 
                Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 
                1994.''.
      (c) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Omnibus crime control and safe streets act of 
        1968.--
                    (A) Part v.--Part V of title I of the 
                Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
                1968 is repealed.
                    (B) Funding.--
                            (i) Section 1001(a) of the Omnibus 
                        Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
                        1968 is amended by striking paragraph 
                        (20).
                            (ii) Notwithstanding the provisions 
                        of subparagraph (A), any funds that 
                        remain available to an applicant under 
                        paragraph (20) of title I of the 
                        Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
                        Act of 1968 shall be used in accordance 
                        with part V of such Act as if such Act 
                        was in effect on the day preceding the 
                        date of enactment of this Act.
            (2) Violent crime control and law enforcement act 
        of 1994.--
                    (A) Table of contents.--The table of 
                contents of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
                Enforcement Act of 1994 is amended by striking 
                the matter relating to title V.
                    (B) Compliance.--Notwithstanding the 
                provisions of paragraph (1), any funds that 
                remain available to an applicant under title V 
                of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
                Enforcement Act of 1994 shall be used in 
                accordance with such subtitle as if such 
                subtitle was in effect on the day preceding the 
                date of enactment of this Act.
                    (C) Truth-in-sentencing.--The table of 
                contents of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
                Enforcement Act of 1994 is amended by striking 
                the matter relating to subtitle A of title II 
                and inserting the following:

                ``Subtitle A--Truth-in-Sentencing Grants

``Sec. 20101.  Definitions.
``Sec. 20102.  Authorization of Grants.
``Sec. 20103.  General Grants.
``Sec. 20104.  Truth-in-sentencing incentive grants.
``Sec. 20105.  Special rules.
``Sec. 20106.  Formula for grants.
``Sec. 20107.  Accountability.
``Sec. 20108.  Authorization of appropriations.
``Sec. 20109.  Payments for Incarceration on Tribal Lands.
``Sec. 20110.  Payments to States for Incarceration of Criminal Aliens.
``Sec. 20111.  Report by the Attorney General.''

      Sec. 115. Notwithstanding provisions of 41 U.S.C. 353 or 
any other provision of law, the Federal Prison System may enter 
into contracts and other agreements with private entities for a 
period not to exceed 3 years and 7 additional option years for 
the confinement of Federal prisoners.
      Sec. 116. (a) In General.--Subsection (b) of section 4 of 
the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 1973gg-
2(b)) is amended by striking ``March 11, 1993'' each place it 
appears and inserting ``August 1, 1994''.
      (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection 
(a) shall take effect as if included in the provisions of the 
National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
      Sec. 117. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a 
Federal, State, or local government agency may not use a voter 
registration card (or other related document) that evidences 
registration for an election for Federal office, as evidence to 
prove United States citizenship.
      Sec. 118. Section 1344(b)(6) of title 31, United States 
Code, is amended to read as follows:
            ``(6) the Director of the Central Intelligence 
        Agency, the Director of the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation, and the Administrator of the Drug 
        Enforcement Administration;''.
      Sec. 119. (a) Authority of the Foreign Claims Settlement 
Commission.--The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the 
United States (the ``Commission'') is authorized to receive and 
determine the validity and amount of claims by nationals of the 
United States against the Federal Republic of Germany covered 
by Article 2(2) of the Agreement Between the Government of the 
Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of the United 
States of America Concerning Final Benefits to Certain United 
States Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist 
Measures of Persecution, entered into force September 19, 1995 
(the ``Agreement''). In deciding such claims, the Commission 
shall be guided by the criteria applied by the Department of 
State in determining the validity and amount of the claims 
covered by and settled under Article 2(1) of the Agreement.
      (b) Application of Other Laws.--Except to the extent 
inconsistent with the provisions of this section, the 
provisions of title I of the International Claims Settlement 
Act of 1949 (22 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), except for section 7(b) 
(22 U.S.C. 1626 (b)), shall apply with respect to claims under 
this section. Any reference in such provisions to ``this 
title'' shall be deemed to refer to those provisions and to 
this section.
      (c) Certification and Payment--
            (1) Not later than two years after the entry into 
        force of the Agreement, the Commission shall certify to 
        the Secretary of State, in writing, its determinations 
        as to the validity and amount of the claims authorized 
        for decision under subsection (a).
            (2) In the case of claims found to be compensable 
        under subsection (a), the Commission shall certify the 
        awards entered in the claims to the Secretary of the 
        Treasury in accordance with section 5 of Title 1 of the 
        International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 (22 U.S.C. 
        1624). Such awards shall be paid in accordance with 
        subsections (a) and (c)-(f) of section 7 of such title 
        (22 U.S.C. 1626) out of a special fund established in 
        accordance with section 8 of such title (22 U.S.C. 
        1627), following conclusion of the negotiations 
        provided for in Article 2(2) of the Agreement.
      (d) Confidentiality of Records.--Records pertaining to 
the claims received by the Commission pursuant to subsection 
(a) shall not be publicly disclosed and shall not be required 
to be disclosed pursuant to section 552 of title 5, United 
States Code.
      (e) Separability.--If any provision of this section or 
the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held 
invalid, the remainder of this section or the application of 
such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be 
affected.
      This title may be cited as the ``Department of Justice 
Appropriations Act, 1996''.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

                  Trade and Infrastructure Development

                            RELATED AGENCIES

            Office of the United States Trade Representative


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative, including the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles and the employment of experts and consultants as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $20,889,000, of which $2,500,000 
shall remain available until expended: Provided, That not to 
exceed $98,000 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                     International Trade Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the International Trade 
Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed 
$2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, 
$40,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                   International Trade Administration


                     operations and administration


      For necessary expenses for international trade activities 
of the Department of Commerce provided for by law, and engaging 
in trade promotional activities abroad, including expenses of 
grants and cooperative agreements for the purpose of promoting 
exports of United States firms, without regard to 44 U.S.C. 
3702 and 3703; full medical coverage for dependent members of 
immediate families of employees stationed overseas and 
employees temporarily posted overseas; travel and 
transportation of employees of the United States and Foreign 
Commercial Service between two points abroad, without regard to 
49 U.S.C. 1517; employment of Americans and aliens by contract 
for services; rental of space abroad for periods not exceeding 
ten years, and expenses of alteration, repair, or improvement; 
purchase or construction of temporary demountable exhibition 
structures for use abroad; payment of tort claims, in the 
manner authorized in the first paragraph of 28 U.S.C. 2672 when 
such claims arise in foreign countries; not to exceed $327,000 
for official representation expenses abroad; purchase of 
passenger motor vehicles for official use abroad, not to exceed 
$30,000 per vehicle; obtain insurance on official motor 
vehicles; and rent tie lines and teletype equipment; 
$264,885,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That the provisions of the first sentence of section 105(f) and 
all of section 108(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall 
apply in carrying out these activities without regard to 15 
U.S.C. 4912; and that for the purpose of this Act, 
contributions under the provisions of the Mutual Educational 
and Cultural Exchange Act shall include payment for assessments 
for services provided as part of these activities.

                         Export Administration


                     operations and administration


      For necessary expenses for export administration and 
national security activities of the Department of Commerce, 
including costs associated with the performance of export 
administration field activities both domestically and abroad; 
full medical coverage for dependent members of immediate 
families of employees stationed overseas; employment of 
Americans and aliens by contract for services abroad; rental of 
space abroad for periods not exceeding ten years, and expenses 
of alteration, repair, or improvement; payment of tort claims, 
in the manner authorized in the first paragraph of 28 U.S.C. 
2672 when such claims arise in foreign countries; not to exceed 
$15,000 for official representation expenses abroad; awards of 
compensation to informers under the Export Administration Act 
of 1979, and as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 401(b); purchase of 
passenger motor vehicles for official use and motor vehicles 
for law enforcement use with special requirement vehicles 
eligible for purchase without regard to any price limitation 
otherwise established by law; $38,604,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That the provisions of the first 
sentence of section 105(f) and all of section 108(c) of the 
Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall apply in carrying out these 
activities: Provided further, That payments and contributions 
collected and accepted for materials or services provided as 
part of such activities may be retained for use in covering the 
cost of such activities, and for providing information to the 
public with respect to the export administration and national 
security activities of the Department of Commerce and other 
export control programs of the United States and other 
governments.

                  Economic Development Administration


                economic development assistance programs


      For grants for economic development assistance as 
provided by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 
1965, as amended, Public Law 91-304, and such laws that were in 
effect immediately before September 30, 1982, and for trade 
adjustment assistance, $328,500,000: Provided, That none of the 
funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this 
heading may be used directly or indirectly for attorneys' or 
consultants' fees in connection with securing grants and 
contracts made by the Economic Development Administration: 
Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, the Secretary of Commerce may provide financial assistance 
for projects to be located on military installations closed or 
scheduled for closure or realignment to grantees eligible for 
assistance under the Public Works and Economic Development Act 
of 1965, as amended, without it being required that the grantee 
have title or ability to obtain a lease for the property, for 
the useful life of the project, when in the opinion of the 
Secretary of Commerce, such financial assistance is necessary 
for the economic development of the area: Provided further, 
That the Secretary of Commerce may, as the Secretary considers 
appropriate, consult with the Secretary of Defense regarding 
the title to land on military installations closed or scheduled 
for closure or realignment.


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of administering the economic 
development assistance programs as provided for by law, 
$20,000,000: Provided, That these funds may be used to monitor 
projects approved pursuant to title I of the Public Works 
Employment Act of 1976, as amended, title II of the Trade Act 
of 1974, as amended, and the Community Emergency Drought Relief 
Act of 1977.

                  Minority Business Development Agency


                     minority business development


      For necessary expenses of the Department of Commerce in 
fostering, promoting, and developing minority business 
enterprise, including expenses of grants, contracts, and other 
agreements with public or private organizations, $32,000,000.

            United States Travel and Tourism Administration


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the United States Travel and 
Tourism Administration, $2,000,000, to remain available until 
December 31, 1995: Provided, That none of the funds 
appropriated by this paragraph shall be available to carry out 
the provisions of section 203(a) of the International Travel 
Act of 1961, as amended.

   Economic and Information Infrastructure Economic and Statistical 
                                Analysis


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses, as authorized by law, of economic 
and statistical analysis programs of the Department of 
Commerce, $45,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 
1997.


         economics and statistics administration revolving fund


      The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to disseminate 
economic and statistical data products as authorized by 15 
U.S.C. 1525-1527 and, notwithstanding 15 U.S.C. 4912, charge 
fees necessary to recover the full costs incurred in their 
production. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, receipts received 
from these data dissemination activities shall be credited to 
this account, to be available for carrying out these purposes 
without further appropriation.

                          Bureau of the Census


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses necessary for collecting, compiling, 
analyzing, preparing, and publishing statistics, provided for 
by law, $133,812,000.


                     periodic censuses and programs


      For expenses necessary to collect and publish statistics 
for periodic censuses and programs provided for by law, 
$150,300,000, to remain available until expended.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses, as provided for by law, of the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
$17,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1535(d), the Secretary of Commerce is 
authorized to retain and use as offsetting collections all 
funds transferred, or previously transferred, from other 
Government agencies for spectrum management, analysis, and 
operations and for all costs incurred in telecommunications 
research, engineering, and related activities by the Institute 
for Telecommunication Sciences of the NTIA in furtherance of 
its assigned functions under this paragraph and such funds 
received from other Government agencies shall remain available 
until expended.


       public broadcasting facilities, planning and construction


      For grants authorized by section 392 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, $15,500,000, to remain 
available until expended as authorized by section 391 of the 
Act, as amended: Provided, That not to exceed $2,200,000 shall 
be available for program administration as authorized by 
section 391 of the Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
the provisions of section 391 of the Act, the prior year 
unobligated balances may be made available for grants for 
projects for which applications have been submitted and 
approved during any fiscal year.


                   information infrastructure grants


      For grants authorized by section 392 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, $21,500,000, to remain 
available until expended as authorized by section 391 of the 
Act, as amended: Provided, That not to exceed $3,000,000 shall 
be available for program administration and other support 
activities as authorized by section 391 of the Act including 
support of the Advisory Council on National Information 
Infrastructure: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated herein, not to exceed 5 percent may be available 
for telecommunications research activities for projects related 
directly to the development of a national information 
infrastructure: Provided further, That notwithstanding the 
requirements of section 392(a) and 392(c) of the Act, these 
funds may be used for the planning and construction of 
telecommunications networks for the provision of educational, 
cultural, health care, public information, public safety or 
other social services.

                      Patent and Trademark Office


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Patent and Trademark Office 
provided for by law, including defense of suits instituted 
against the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks; 
$82,324,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
the funds made available under this heading are to be derived 
from deposits in the Patent and Trademark Office Fee Surcharge 
Fund as authorized by law: Provided further, That the amounts 
made available under the Fund shall not exceed amounts 
deposited; and such fees as shall be collected pursuant to 15 
U.S.C. 1113 and 35 U.S.C. 41 and 376, shall remain available 
until expended.

                         Science and Technology

             National Institute of Standards and Technology


             scientific and technical research and services


      For necessary expenses of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, $259,000,000, to remain available 
until expended, of which not to exceed $8,500,000 may be 
transferred to the ``Working Capital Fund''.


                     industrial technology services


      For necessary expenses of the Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, $80,000,000, to remain available until expended, of 
which not to exceed $500,000 may be transferred to the 
``Working Capital Fund'': Provided, That none of the funds made 
available under this heading in this or any other Act may be 
used for the purposes of carrying out additional program 
competitions under the Advanced Technology Program: Provided 
further, That any unobligated balances available from carryover 
of prior year appropriations under the Advanced Technology 
Program may be used only for the purposes of providing 
continuation grants.


                  construction of research facilities


      For construction of new research facilities, including 
architectural and engineering design, and for renovation of 
existing facilities, not otherwise provided for the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, as authorized by 15 
U.S.C. 278c-278e, $60,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


                  operations, research, and facilities


                     (including transfer of funds)


      For necessary expenses of activities authorized by law 
for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
including acquisition, maintenance, operation, and hire of 
aircraft; not to exceed 358 commissioned officers on the active 
list; grants, contracts, or other payments to nonprofit 
organizations for the purposes of conducting activities 
pursuant to cooperative agreements; and alteration, 
modernization, and relocation of facilities as authorized by 33 
U.S.C. 883i; $1,795,677,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302 but 
consistent with other existing law, fees shall be assessed, 
collected, and credited to this appropriation as offsetting 
collections to be available until expended, to recover the 
costs of administering aeronautical charting programs: Provided 
further, That the sum herein appropriated from the general fund 
shall be reduced as such additional fees are received during 
fiscal year 1996, so as to result in a final general fund 
appropriation estimated at not more than $1,792,677,000: 
Provided further, That any such additional fees received in 
excess of $3,000,000 in fiscal year 1996 shall not be available 
for obligation until October 1, 1996: Provided further, That 
fees and donations received by the National Ocean Service for 
the management of the national marine sanctuaries may be 
retained and used for the salaries and expenses associated with 
those activities, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302: Provided 
further, That in addition, $63,000,000 shall be derived by 
transfer from the fund entitled ``Promote and Develop Fishery 
Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries'': 
Provided further, That grants to States pursuant to sections 
306 and 306(a) of the Coastal Zone Management Act, as amended, 
shall not exceed $2,000,000.


                      coastal zone management fund


      Of amounts collected pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 1456a, not to 
exceed $7,800,000, for purposes set forth in 16 U.S.C. 
1456a(b)(2)(A), 16 U.S.C. 1456a(b)(2)(B)(v), and 16 U.S.C. 
1461(e).


                              construction


      For repair and modification of, and additions to, 
existing facilities and construction of new facilities, and for 
facility planning and design and land acquisition not otherwise 
provided for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, $50,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.


            fleet modernization, shipbuilding and conversion


      For expenses necessary for the repair, acquisition, 
leasing, or conversion of vessels, including related equipment 
to maintain and modernize the existing fleet and to continue 
planning the modernization of the fleet, for the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $8,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.


            fishing vessel and gear damage compensation fund


      For carrying out the provisions of section 3 of Public 
Law 95-376, not to exceed $1,032,000, to be derived from 
receipts collected pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 1980 (b) and (f), to 
remain available until expended.


                      fishermen's contingency fund


      For carrying out the provisions of title IV of Public Law 
95-372, not to exceed $999,000, to be derived from receipts 
collected pursuant to that Act, to remain available until 
expended.


                     foreign fishing observer fund


      For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the 
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975, as amended (Public Law 
96-339), the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended (Public Law 100-627) and the American 
Fisheries Promotion Act (Public Law 96-561), there are 
appropriated from the fees imposed under the foreign fishery 
observer program authorized by these Acts, not to exceed 
$196,000, to remain available until expended.


                 fishing vessel obligations guarantees


      For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Federal 
Credit Reform Act of 1990, of guaranteed loans authorized by 
the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended, $250,000: 
Provided, That none of the funds made available under this 
heading may be used to guarantee loans for any new fishing 
vessel that will increase the harvesting capacity in any United 
States fishery.

                       Technology Administration

       Under Secretary for Technology/Office of Technology Policy


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses for the Under Secretary for 
Technology/Office of Technology Policy, $5,000,000.

                         General Administration


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses necessary for the general administration of 
the Department of Commerce provided for by law, including not 
to exceed $3,000 for official entertainment, $29,100,000.


                      office of inspector general


      For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1-11 as amended by Public Law 
100-504), $19,849,000.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology


                  construction of research facilities


                              (rescission)


      Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$75,000,000 are rescinded.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

      Sec. 201. During the current fiscal year, applicable 
appropriations and funds made available to the Department of 
Commerce by this Act shall be available for the activities 
specified in the Act of October 26, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 1514), to 
the extent and in the manner prescribed by the Act, and, 
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3324, may be used for advanced 
payments not otherwise authorized only upon the certification 
of officials designated by the Secretary that such payments are 
in the public interest.
      Sec. 202. During the current fiscal year, appropriations 
made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act for 
salaries and expenses shall be available for hire of passenger 
motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and uniforms or 
allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902).
      Sec. 203. None of the funds made available by this Act 
may be used to support the hurricane reconnaissance aircraft 
and activities that are under the control of the United States 
Air Force or the United States Air Force Reserve.
      Sec. 204. None of the funds provided in this or any 
previous Act, or hereinafter made available to the Department 
of Commerce shall be available to reimburse the Unemployment 
Trust Fund or any other fund or account of the Treasury to pay 
for any expenses paid before October 1, 1992, as authorized by 
section 8501 of title 5, United States Code, for services 
performed after April 20, 1990, by individuals appointed to 
temporary positions within the Bureau of the Census for 
purposes relating to the 1990 decennial census of population.
      Sec. 205. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
made available for the current fiscal year for the Department 
of Commerce in this Act may be transferred between such 
appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by 
more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any 
transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
      Sec. 206. (a) Should legislation be enacted to dismantle 
or reorganize the Department of Commerce, the Secretary of 
Commerce, no later than 90 days thereafter, shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate a plan 
for transferring funds provided in this Act to the appropriate 
successor organizations: Provided, That the plan shall include 
a proposal for transferring or rescinding funds appropriated 
herein for agencies or programs terminated under such 
legislation: Provided further, That such plan shall be 
transmitted in accordance with section 605 of this Act.
      (b) The Secretary of Commerce or the appropriate head of 
any successor organization(s) may use any available funds to 
carry out legislation dismantling or reorganizing the 
Department of Commerce to cover the costs of actions relating 
to the abolishment, reorganization or transfer of functions and 
any related personnel action, including voluntary separation 
incentives if authorized by such legislation: Provided, That 
the authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts 
that may be necessary to carry out this section is provided in 
addition to authorities included under section 205 of this Act: 
Provided further, That use of funds to carry out this section 
shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 
of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in that section.
      Sec. 207. None of the funds appropriated under this Act 
or any other law shall be used to implement subsections (a), 
(b), (c), (e), (g), or (i) of section 4 of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533), until such time as 
legislation reauthorizing the Act is enacted or until the end 
of fiscal year 1996, whichever is earlier, except that monies 
appropriated under this Act may be used to delist or reclassify 
species pursuant to subsections 4(a)(2)(B), 4(c)(2)(B)(i), and 
4(c)(2)(B)(ii) of the Act.
      Sec. 208. Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
(including any regulation and including the Public Works and 
Economic Development Act of 1965), the transfer of title to the 
Rutland City Industrial Complex to Hilinex, Vermont (as related 
to Economic Development Administration Project Number 01-11-
01742) shall not require compensation to the Federal Government 
for the fair share of the Federal Government of that real 
property.
      Sec. 209. (a) In General.--The Secretary of Commerce, 
acting through the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development 
of the Department of Commerce, shall--
            (1) not later than January 1, 1996, commence the 
        demolition of the structures on, and the cleanup and 
        environmental remediation on, the parcel of land 
        described in subsection (b);
            (2) not later than March 31, 1996, complete the 
        demolition, cleanup, and environmental remediation 
        under paragraph (1); and
            (3) not later than April 1, 1996, convey the parcel 
        of land described in subsection (b), in accordance with 
        the requirements of section 120(h) of the Comprehensive 
        Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
        of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)), to the Tuscaloosa County 
        Industrial Development Authority, on receipt of payment 
        of the fair market value for the parcel by the 
        Authority, as agreed on by the Secretary and the 
        Authority.
      (b) Land Parcel.--The parcel of land referred to in 
subsection (a) is the parcel of land consisting of 
approximately 41 acres in Holt, Alabama (in Tuscaloosa County), 
that is generally known as the ``Central Foundry Property'', as 
depicted on a map, and as described in a legal description, 
that the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for 
Economic Development, determines to be satisfactory.
      Sec. 210. Any costs incurred by a Department or agency 
funded under this title resulting from personnel actions taken 
in response to funding reductions included in this title shall 
be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to 
such Department or agency: Provided, That the authority to 
transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be 
necessary to carry out this provision is provided in addition 
to authorities included elsewhere in this Act: Provided 
further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall be 
treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this 
Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.
      This title may be cited as the ``Department of Commerce 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996''.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses necessary for the operation of the Supreme 
Court, as required by law, excluding care of the building and 
grounds, including purchase or hire, driving, maintenance and 
operation of an automobile for the Chief Justice, not to exceed 
$10,000 for the purpose of transporting Associate Justices, and 
hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 
1343 and 1344; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; and for miscellaneous expenses, to be 
expended as the Chief Justice may approve, $25,834,000.


                    care of the building and grounds


      For such expenditures as may be necessary to enable the 
Architect of the Capitol to carry out the duties imposed upon 
him by the Act approved May 7, 1934 (40 U.S.C. 13a-13b), 
$3,313,000, of which $500,000 shall remain available until 
expended.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         salaries and expenses


      For salaries of the chief judge, judges, and other 
officers and employees, and for necessary expenses of the 
court, as authorized by law, $14,288,000.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         salaries and expenses


      For salaries of the chief judge and eight judges, 
salaries of the officers and employees of the court, services 
as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and necessary expenses of the 
court, as authorized by law, $10,859,000.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         salaries and expenses


      For the salaries of circuit and district judges 
(including judges of the territorial courts of the United 
States), justices and judges retired from office or from 
regular active service, judges of the United States Court of 
Federal Claims, bankruptcy judges, magistrate judges, and all 
other officers and employees of the Federal Judiciary not 
otherwise specifically provided for, and necessary expenses of 
the courts, as authorized by law, $2,433,141,000 (including the 
purchase of firearms and ammunition); of which not to exceed 
$13,454,000 shall remain available until expended for space 
alteration projects; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 shall 
remain available until expended for furniture and furnishings 
related to new space alteration and construction projects; and 
of which $500,000 is to remain available until expended for 
acquisition of books, periodicals, and newspapers, and all 
other legal reference materials, including subscriptions.
      In addition, for expenses of the United States Court of 
Federal Claims associated with processing cases under the 
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, not to exceed 
$2,318,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Trust Fund.


                    violent crime reduction programs


      For activities of the Federal Judiciary as authorized by 
law, $30,000,000, to remain available until expended, which 
shall be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, 
as authorized by section 190001(a) of Public Law 103-322.


                           defender services


      For the operation of Federal Public Defender and 
Community Defender organizations, the compensation and 
reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to represent 
persons under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as amended, the 
compensation and reimbursement of expenses of persons 
furnishing investigative, expert and other services under the 
Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. 3006A(e)), the compensation (in 
accordance with Criminal Justice Act maximums) and 
reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to assist the 
court in criminal cases where the defendant has waived 
representation by counsel, the compensation and reimbursement 
of travel expenses of guardians ad litem acting on behalf of 
financially eligible minor or incompetent offenders in 
connection with transfers from the United States to foreign 
countries with which the United States has a treaty for the 
execution of penal sentences, and the compensation of attorneys 
appointed to represent jurors in civil actions for the 
protection of their employment, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 
1875(d), $267,217,000, to remain available until expended as 
authorized by 18 U.S.C. 3006A(i): Provided, That none of the 
funds provided in this Act shall be available for Death Penalty 
Resource Centers or Post-Conviction Defender Organizations 
after April 1, 1996.


                    fees of jurors and commissioners


      For fees and expenses of jurors as authorized by 28 
U.S.C. 1871 and 1876; compensation of jury commissioners as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1863; and compensation of commissioners 
appointed in condemnation cases pursuant to rule 71A(h) of the 
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 U.S.C. Appendix Rule 
71A(h)); $59,028,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That the compensation of land commissioners shall not 
exceed the daily equivalent of the highest rate payable under 
section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.


                             court security


      For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, 
incident to the procurement, installation, and maintenance of 
security equipment and protective services for the United 
States Courts in courtrooms and adjacent areas, including 
building ingress-egress control, inspection of packages, 
directed security patrols, and other similar activities as 
authorized by section 1010 of the Judicial Improvement and 
Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100-702); $102,000,000, to be 
expended directly or transferred to the United States Marshals 
Service which shall be responsible for administering elements 
of the Judicial Security Program consistent with standards or 
guidelines agreed to by the Director of the Administrative 
Office of the United States Courts and the Attorney General.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Administrative Office of 
the United States Courts as authorized by law, including travel 
as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1345, hire of a passenger motor 
vehicle as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b), advertising and 
rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $47,500,000, of 
which not to exceed $7,500 is authorized for official reception 
and representation expenses.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Federal Judicial Center, as 
authorized by Public Law 90-219, $17,914,000; of which 
$1,800,000 shall remain available through September 30, 1997, 
to provide education and training to Federal court personnel; 
and of which not to exceed $1,000 is authorized for official 
reception and representation expenses.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    payment to judiciary trust funds


      For payment to the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 377(o), $24,000,000, to the Judicial 
Survivors' Annuities Fund, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 376(c), 
$7,000,000, and to the United States Court of Federal Claims 
Judges' Retirement Fund, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 178(l), 
$1,900,000.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For the salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the 
provisions of chapter 58 of title 28, United States Code, 
$8,500,000, of which not to exceed $1,000 is authorized for 
official reception and representation expenses.

                   General Provisions--The Judiciary

      Sec. 301. Appropriations and authorizations made in this 
title which are available for salaries and expenses shall be 
available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
      Sec. 302. Appropriations made in this title shall be 
available for salaries and expenses of the Special Court 
established under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, 
Public Law 93-236.
      Sec. 303. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
made available for the current fiscal year for the Judiciary in 
this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no 
such appropriation, except ``Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and other Judicial Services, Defender Services'', shall 
be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: 
Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be 
treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this 
Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.
      Sec. 304. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
salaries and expenses appropriation for district courts, courts 
of appeals, and other judicial services shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses of the Judicial 
Conference of the United States: Provided, That such available 
funds shall not exceed $10,000 and shall be administered by the 
Director of the Administrative Office of the United States 
Courts in his capacity as Secretary of the Judicial Conference.
      Sec. 305. Section 333 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in the first paragraph by striking, ``shall'' 
        the first, second, and fourth place it appears and 
        inserting ``may''; and
            (2) in the second paragraph--
                    (A) by striking ``shall'' the first place 
                it appears and inserting ``may''; and
                    (B) by striking ``, and unless excused by 
                the chief judge, shall remain throughout the 
                conference''.
      This title may be cited as ``The Judiciary Appropriations 
Act, 1996''.

           TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCIES

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    diplomatic and consular programs


      For necessary expenses of the Department of State and the 
Foreign Service not otherwise provided for, including expenses 
authorized by the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 
1956, as amended; representation to certain international 
organizations in which the United States participates pursuant 
to treaties, ratified pursuant to the advice and consent of the 
Senate, or specific Acts of Congress; acquisition by exchange 
or purchase of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 
U.S.C. 1343, 40 U.S.C. 481(c) and 22 U.S.C. 2674; and for 
expenses of general administration, $1,708,800,000: Provided, 
That, notwithstanding section 140(a)(5) and the second sentence 
of section 140(a)(3) of the Foreign Relations Authorization 
Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236), not to 
exceed $125,000,000 of fees may be collected during fiscal year 
1996 under the authority of section 140(a)(1) of that Act: 
Provided further, That all fees collected under the preceding 
proviso shall be deposited in fiscal year 1996 as an offsetting 
collection to appropriations made under this heading to recover 
the costs of providing consular services and shall remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That the preceding 
two provisos shall remain in effect through April 1, 1996: 
Provided further, That starting in fiscal year 1997, a system 
shall be in place that allocates to each department and agency 
the full cost of its presence outside of the United States.
      Of the funds provided under this heading, $24,856,000 
shall be available only for the Diplomatic Telecommunications 
Service for operation of existing base services and not to 
exceed $17,144,000 shall be available only for the enhancement 
of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service and shall remain 
available until expended. Of the latter amount, $9,600,000 
shall not be made available until expiration of the 15 day 
period beginning on the date when the Secretary of State and 
the Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service 
submit the pilot program report required by section 507 of 
Public Law 103-317.
      In addition, not to exceed $700,000 in registration fees 
collected pursuant to section 38 of the Arms Export Control 
Act, as amended, may be used in accordance with section 45 of 
the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, 22 U.S.C. 
2717; and in addition not to exceed $1,223,000 shall be derived 
from fees from other executive agencies for lease or use of 
facilities located at the International Center in accordance 
with section 4 of the International Center Act (Public Law 90-
553, as amended by section 120 of Public Law 101-246); and in 
addition not to exceed $15,000 which shall be derived from 
reimbursements, surcharges, and fees for use of Blair House 
facilities in accordance with section 46 of the State 
Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2718(a)).
      Notwithstanding section 402 of this Act, not to exceed 20 
percent of the amounts made available in this Act in the 
appropriation accounts, ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' 
and ``Salaries and Expenses'' under the heading 
``Administration of Foreign Affairs'' may be transferred 
between such appropriation accounts: Provided, That any 
transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
      For an additional amount for security enhancements to 
counter the threat of terrorism, $9,720,000, to remain 
available until expended.


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses necessary for the general administration of 
the Department of State and the Foreign Service, provided for 
by law, including expenses authorized by section 9 of the Act 
of August 31, 1964, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3721), and the State 
Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended, 
$363,276,000.
      For an additional amount for security enhancements to 
counter the threat of terrorism, $1,870,000, to remain 
available until expended.


                        capital investment fund


      For necessary expenses of the Capital Investment Fund, 
$16,400,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized 
in Public Law 103-236: Provided, That section 135(e) of Public 
Law 103-236 shall not apply to funds appropriated under this 
heading.


                      office of inspector general


      For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), $27,369,000, notwithstanding 
section 209(a)(1) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-
465), as it relates to post inspections: Provided, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, (1) the Office of 
the Inspector General of the United States Information Agency 
is hereby merged with the Office of the Inspector General of 
the Department of State; (2) the functions exercised and 
assigned to the Office of the Inspector General of the United 
States Information Agency before the effective date of this Act 
(including all related functions) are transferred to the Office 
of the Inspector General of the Department of State; and (3) 
the Inspector General of the Department of State shall also 
serve as the Inspector General of the United States Information 
Agency.


                       representation allowances


      For representation allowances as authorized by section 
905 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended (22 U.S.C. 
4085), $4,500,000.


              protection of foreign missions and officials


      For expenses, not otherwise provided, to enable the 
Secretary of State to provide for extraordinary protective 
services in accordance with the provisions of section 214 of 
the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 
4314) and 3 U.S.C. 208, $8,579,000.


           security and maintenance of united states missions


      For necessary expenses for carrying out the Foreign 
Service Buildings Act of 1926, as amended (22 U.S.C. 292-300), 
and the Diplomatic Security Construction Program as authorized 
by title IV of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and 
Antiterrorism Act of 1986 (22 U.S.C. 4851), $385,760,000, to 
remain available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 
2696(c): Provided, That none of the funds appropriated in this 
paragraph shall be available for acquisition of furniture and 
furnishings and generators for other departments and agencies.


           emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service


      For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary of State 
to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and 
Consular Service pursuant to the requirement of 31 U.S.C. 
3526(e), $6,000,000, to remain available until expended as 
authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2696(c), of which not to exceed 
$1,000,000 may be transferred to and merged with the 
Repatriation Loans Program Account, subject to the same terms 
and conditions.


                   repatriation loans program account


      For the cost of direct loans, $593,000, as authorized by 
22 U.S.C. 2671: Provided, That such costs, including the cost 
of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. In addition, for 
administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan 
program, $183,000 which may be transferred to and merged with 
the Salaries and Expenses account under Administration of 
Foreign Affairs.


              payment to the american institute in taiwan


      For necessary expenses to carry out the Taiwan Relations 
Act, Public Law 96-8 (93 Stat. 14), $15,165,000.


     payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund


      For payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund, as authorized by law, $125,402,000.

              International Organizations and Conferences


              contributions to international organizations


      For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to 
meet annual obligations of membership in international 
multilateral organizations, pursuant to treaties ratified 
pursuant to the advice and consent of the Senate, conventions 
or specific Acts of Congress, $700,000,000: Provided, That any 
payment of arrearages shall be directed toward special 
activities that are mutually agreed upon by the United States 
and the respective international organization: Provided 
further, That 20 percent of the funds appropriated in this 
paragraph for the assessed contribution of the United States to 
the United Nations shall be withheld from obligation and 
expenditure until a certification is made under section 401(b) 
of Public Law 103-236 for fiscal year 1996: Provided further, 
That certification under section 401(b) of Public Law 103-236 
for fiscal year 1996 may only be made if the Committees on 
Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the 
Committees on Appropriations and International Relations of the 
House of Representatives are notified of the steps taken, and 
anticipated, to meet the requirements of section 401(b) of 
Public Law 103-236 at least 15 days in advance of the proposed 
certification: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall be available for a United 
States contribution to an international organization for the 
United States share of interest costs made known to the United 
States Government by such organization for loans incurred on or 
after October 1, 1984, through external borrowings.


        contributions for international peacekeeping activities


      For necessary expenses to pay assessed and other expenses 
of international peacekeeping activities directed to the 
maintenance or restoration of international peace and security, 
$225,000,000: Provided, That none of the funds made available 
under this Act may be used, and shall not be available, for 
obligation or expenditure for any new or expanded United 
Nations peacekeeping mission unless, at least fifteen days in 
advance of voting for the new or expanded mission in the United 
Nations Security Council (or in an emergency, as far in advance 
as is practicable), (1) the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate and other appropriate 
committees of the Congress are notified of the estimated cost 
and length of the mission, the vital national interest that 
will be served, and the planned exit strategy; and (2) a 
reprogramming of funds pursuant to section 605 of this Act is 
submitted, and the procedures therein followed, setting forth 
the source of funds that will be used to pay for the cost of 
the new or expanded mission: Provided further, That funds shall 
be available for peacekeeping expenses only upon a 
certification by the Secretary of State to the appropriate 
committees of the Congress that American manufacturers and 
suppliers are being given opportunities to provide equipment, 
services and material for United Nations peacekeeping 
activities equal to those being given to foreign manufacturers 
and suppliers.


              international conferences and contingencies


      For necessary expenses authorized by section 5 of the 
State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, in addition to 
funds otherwise available for these purposes, contributions for 
the United States share of general expenses of international 
organizations and conferences and representation to such 
organizations and conferences as provided for by 22 U.S.C. 2656 
and 2672 and personal services without regard to civil service 
and classification laws as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5102, 
$3,000,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 
22 U.S.C. 2696(c), of which not to exceed $200,000 may be 
expended for representation as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 4085.

                       International Commissions

      For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to 
meet obligations of the United States arising under treaties, 
or specific Acts of Congress, as follows:


 international boundary and water commission, united states and mexico


      For necessary expenses for the United States Section of 
the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States 
and Mexico, and to comply with laws applicable to the United 
States Section, including not to exceed $6,000 for 
representation; as follows:


                         salaries and expenses


      For salaries and expenses, not otherwise provided for, 
$12,058,000.


                              construction


      For detailed plan preparation and construction of 
authorized projects, $6,644,000, to remain available until 
expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2696(c).


              american sections, international commissions


      For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for the 
International Joint Commission and the International Boundary 
Commission, United States and Canada, as authorized by treaties 
between the United States and Canada or Great Britain, and for 
the Border Environment Cooperation Commission as authorized by 
Public Law 103-182; $5,800,000, of which not to exceed $9,000 
shall be available for representation expenses incurred by the 
International Joint Commission.


                  international fisheries commissions


      For necessary expenses for international fisheries 
commissions, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by law, 
$14,669,000: Provided, That the United States' share of such 
expenses may be advanced to the respective commissions, 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324.

                                 Other


                     payment to the asia foundation


      For a grant to the Asia Foundation, as authorized by 
section 501 of Public Law 101-246, $5,000,000 to remain 
available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2696(c).

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  Arms Control and Disarmament Agency


                arms control and disarmament activities


      For necessary expenses not otherwise provided, for arms 
control, nonproliferation, and disarmament activities, 
$35,700,000, of which not to exceed $50,000 shall be for 
official reception and representation expenses as authorized by 
the Act of September 26, 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2551 et 
seq.).

                    United States Information Agency


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to 
enable the United States Information Agency, as authorized by 
the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), the United States Information 
and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 
1431 et seq.) and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (91 Stat. 
1636), to carry out international communication, educational 
and cultural activities; and to carry out related activities 
authorized by law, including employment, without regard to 
civil service and classification laws, of persons on a 
temporary basis (not to exceed $700,000 of this appropriation), 
as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 1471, and entertainment, including 
official receptions, within the United States, not to exceed 
$25,000 as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 1474(3); $445,645,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $1,400,000 may be used for 
representation abroad as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 1452 and 4085: 
Provided further, That not to exceed $7,615,000 to remain 
available until expended, may be credited to this appropriation 
from fees or other payments received from or in connection with 
English teaching, library, motion pictures, and publication 
programs as authorized by section 810 of the United States 
Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended: 
Provided further, That not to exceed $1,700,000 to remain 
available until expended may be used to carry out projects 
involving security construction and related improvements for 
agency facilities not physically located together with 
Department of State facilities abroad.


                            technology fund


      For expenses necessary to enable the United States 
Information Agency to provide for the procurement of 
information technology improvements, as authorized by the 
United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, 
as amended (22 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), the Mutual Educational and 
Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2451 et 
seq.), and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (91 Stat. 1636), 
$5,050,000, to remain available until expended.


               educational and cultural exchange programs


      For expenses of educational and cultural exchange 
programs, as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), and 
Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (91 Stat. 1636), 
$200,000,000, to remain available until expended as authorized 
by 22 U.S.C. 2455.


           eisenhower exchange fellowship program trust fund


      For necessary expenses of Eisenhower Exchange 
Fellowships, Incorporated as authorized by sections 4 and 5 of 
the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990 (20 U.S.C. 5204-
05), all interest and earnings accruing to the Eisenhower 
Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund on or before September 
30, 1996, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
none of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay any 
salary or other compensation, or to enter into any contract 
providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the rate 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376; or for purposes which are not in 
accordance with OMB Circulars A-110 (Uniform Administrative 
Requirements) and A-122 (Cost Principles for Non-profit 
Organizations), including the restrictions on compensation for 
personal services.


                    israeli arab scholarship program


      For necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab Scholarship 
Program as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (22 U.S.C. 2452), 
all interest and earnings accruing to the Israeli Arab 
Scholarship Fund on or before September 30, 1996, to remain 
available until expended.


              american studies collections endowment fund


      For necessary expenses of American Studies Collections as 
authorized by section 235 of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, all interest and 
earnings accruing to the American Studies Collections Endowment 
Fund on or before September 30, 1996, to remain available until 
expended.


                 international broadcasting operations


      For expenses necessary to enable the United States 
Information Agency, as authorized by the United States 
Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended, 
the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994, as 
amended, and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977, to carry out 
international communication activities; $325,191,000, of which 
$5,000,000 shall remain available until expended, not to exceed 
$16,000 may be used for official receptions within the United 
States as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 1474(3), not to exceed 
$35,000 may be used for representation abroad as authorized by 
22 U.S.C. 1452 and 4085, and not to exceed $39,000 may be used 
for official reception and representation expenses of Radio 
Free Europe/Radio Liberty; and in addition, not to exceed 
$250,000 from fees as authorized by section 810 of the United 
States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as 
amended, to remain available until expended for carrying out 
authorized purposes; and in addition, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, not to exceed $1,000,000 in monies received 
(including receipts from advertising, if any) by or for the use 
of the United States Information Agency from or in connection 
with broadcasting resources owned by or on behalf of the 
Agency, to be available until expended for carrying out 
authorized purposes.


                          broadcasting to cuba


      For expenses necessary to enable the United States 
Information Agency to carry out the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba 
Act, as amended, the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act, and 
the International Broadcasting Act of 1994, including the 
purchase, rent, construction, and improvement of facilities for 
radio and television transmission and reception, and purchase 
and installation of necessary equipment for radio and 
television transmission and reception, $24,809,000 to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That not later than April 
1, 1996, the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting 
shall be relocated from Washington, D.C. to south Florida, and 
that any funds available under the headings ``International 
Broadcasting Operations'', ``Broadcasting to Cuba'', and 
``Radio Construction'' may be available to carry out this 
relocation.


                           radio construction


      For an additional amount for the purchase, rent, 
construction, and improvement of facilities for radio 
transmission and reception and purchase and installation of 
necessary equipment for radio and television transmission and 
reception as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 1471, $40,000,000, to 
remain available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 
1477b(a).


                            east-west center


      To enable the Director of the United States Information 
Agency to provide for carrying out the provisions of the Center 
for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West 
Act of 1960 (22 U.S.C. 2054-2057), by grant to the Center for 
Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West in the 
State of Hawaii, $11,750,000: Provided, That none of the funds 
appropriated herein shall be used to pay any salary, or enter 
into any contract providing for the payment thereof, in excess 
of the rate authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376.


                           north/south center


      To enable the Director of the United States Information 
Agency to provide for carrying out the provisions of the North/
South Center Act of 1991 (22 U.S.C. 2075), by grant to an 
educational institution in Florida known as the North/South 
Center, $2,000,000, to remain available until expended.


                    national endowment for democracy


      For grants made by the United States Information Agency 
to the National Endowment for Democracy as authorized by the 
National Endowment for Democracy Act, $30,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.

      General Provisions--Department of State and Related Agencies

      Sec. 401. Funds appropriated under this title shall be 
available, except as otherwise provided, for allowances and 
differentials as authorized by subchapter 59 of 5 U.S.C.; for 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and hire of passenger 
transportation pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1343(b).
      Sec. 402. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
made available for the current fiscal year for the Department 
of State in this Act may be transferred between such 
appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise 
specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 
percent by any such transfers: Provided, That not to exceed 5 
percent of any appropriation made available for the current 
fiscal year for the United States Information Agency in this 
Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such 
appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall 
be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: 
Provided further, That any transfer pursuant to this section 
shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 
of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in that section.
      Sec. 403. Funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
under this Act or any other Act may be expended for 
compensation of the United States Commissioner of the 
International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada, 
only for actual hours worked by such Commissioner.
      Sec. 404. (a) No later than 90 days after enactment of 
legislation consolidating, reorganizing or downsizing the 
functions of the Department of State, the United States 
Information Agency, and the Arms Control and Disarmament 
Agency, the Secretary of State, the Director of the United 
States Information Agency and the Director of the Arms Control 
and Disarmament Agency shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and the Senate a proposal for 
transferring or rescinding funds appropriated herein for 
functions that are consolidated, reorganized or downsized under 
such legislation: Provided, That such plan shall be transmitted 
in accordance with section 605 of this Act.
      (b) The Secretary of State, the Director of the United 
States Information Agency, and the Director of the Arms Control 
and Disarmament Agency, as appropriate, may use any available 
funds to cover the costs of actions to consolidate, reorganize 
or downsize the functions under their authority required by 
such legislation, and of any related personnel action, 
including voluntary separation incentives if authorized by such 
legislation: Provided, That the authority to transfer funds 
between appropriations accounts that may be necessary to carry 
out this section is provided in addition to authorities 
included under section 402 of this Act: Provided further, That 
use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
      Sec. 405. (a) Funds appropriated by this Act for the 
United States Information Agency, the Arms Control and 
Disarmament Agency, and the Department of State may be 
obligated and expended notwithstanding section 701 of the 
United States Information and Educational Exchanges Act of 1948 
and section 313 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, section 53 of the Arms Control and 
Disarmament Act, and section 15 of the State Department Basic 
Authorities Act of 1956.
      (b) Subsection (a) shall cease to be in effect after 
April 1, 1996.
      Sec. 406. Section 36(a)(1) of the State Department 
Authorities Act of 1956, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2708), is 
amended to delete ``may pay a reward'' and insert in lieu 
thereof ``shall establish and publicize a program under which 
rewards may be paid''.
      Sec. 407. Section 8 of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship 
Act of 1990 is amended in the last sentence by striking 
``fiscal year 1995'' and inserting ``fiscal year 1999''.
      Sec. 408. Sections 6(a) and 6(b) of Public Law 101-454 
are repealed.
      Sec. 409. It is the sense of the Senate that none of the 
funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to this 
Act should be used for the deployment of combat-equipped forces 
of the Armed Forces of the United States for any ground 
operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina unless--
            (1) Congress approves in advance the deployment of 
        such forces of the Armed Forces; or
            (2) the temporary deployment of such forces of the 
        Armed Forces of the United States into Bosnia and 
        Herzegovina is necessary to evacuate United Nations 
        peacekeeping forces from a situation of imminent 
        danger, to undertake emergency air rescue operations, 
        or to provide for the airborne delivery of humanitarian 
        supplies, and the President reports as soon as 
        practicable to Congress after the initiation of the 
        temporary deployment, but in no case later than 48 
        hours after the initiation of the deployment.
      Sec. 410. Any costs incurred by a Department or agency 
funded under this title resulting from personnel actions taken 
in response to funding reductions included in this title shall 
be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to 
such Department or agency: Provided, That the authority to 
transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be 
necessary to carry out this provision is provided in addition 
to authorities included elsewhere in this Act: Provided 
further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall be 
treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this 
Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.
      This title may be cited as the ``Department of State and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996''.

                       TITLE V--RELATED AGENCIES

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        Maritime Administration


                    operating-differential subsidies


                  (liquidation of contract authority)


      For the payment of obligations incurred for operating-
differential subsidies as authorized by the Merchant Marine 
Act, 1936, as amended, $162,610,000, to remain available until 
expended.


                   maritime national security program


      For necessary expenses to maintain and preserve a U.S.-
flag merchant fleet to serve the national security needs of the 
United States as determined by the Secretary of Defense in 
consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, $46,000,000, 
to remain available until expended: Provided, That these funds 
will be available only upon enactment of an authorization for 
this program.


                        operations and training


      For necessary expenses of operations and training 
activities authorized by law, $66,600,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the Secretary of Transportation may use 
proceeds derived from the sale or disposal of National Defense 
Reserve Fleet vessels that are currently collected and retained 
by the Maritime Administration, to be used for facility and 
ship maintenance, modernization and repair, conversion, 
acquisition of equipment, and fuel costs necessary to maintain 
training at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and State 
maritime academies and may be transferred to the Secretary of 
the Interior for use as provided in the National Maritime 
Heritage Act (P.L. 103-451): Provided further, That 
reimbursements may be made to this appropriation from receipts 
to the ``Federal Ship Financing Fund'' for administrative 
expenses in support of that program in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated.


          maritime guaranteed loan (title xi) program account


      For the cost of guaranteed loans, as authorized by the 
Merchant Marine Act of 1936, $40,000,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That such costs, including the cost 
of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided 
further, That these funds are available to subsidize total loan 
principal, any part of which is to be guaranteed, not to exceed 
$1,000,000,000.
      In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
guaranteed loan program, not to exceed $3,500,000, which shall 
be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for 
Operations and Training.


           administrative provisions--maritime administration


      Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the 
Maritime Administration is authorized to furnish utilities and 
services and make necessary repairs in connection with any 
lease, contract, or occupancy involving Government property 
under control of the Maritime Administration, and payments 
received therefor shall be credited to the appropriation 
charged with the cost thereof: Provided, That rental payments 
under any such lease, contract, or occupancy for items other 
than such utilities, services, or repairs shall be covered into 
the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
      No obligations shall be incurred during the current 
fiscal year from the construction fund established by the 
Merchant Marine Act, 1936, or otherwise, in excess of the 
appropriations and limitations contained in this Act or in any 
prior appropriation Act, and all receipts which otherwise would 
be deposited to the credit of said fund shall be covered into 
the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad


                         salaries and expenses


      For expenses for the Commission for the Preservation of 
America's Heritage Abroad, $206,000, as authorized by Public 
Law 99-83, section 1303.

                       Commission on Civil Rights


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights, 
including hire of passenger motor vehicles, $8,750,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 may be used to employ 
consultants: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to employ in 
excess of four full-time individuals under Schedule C of the 
Excepted Service exclusive of one special assistant for each 
Commissioner: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to reimburse 
Commissioners for more than 75 billable days, with the 
exception of the Chairperson who is permitted 125 billable 
days.

                    Commission on Immigration Reform


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Commission on Immigration 
Reform pursuant to section 141(f) of the Immigration Act of 
1990, $1,894,000, to remain available until expended.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Commission on Security and 
Cooperation in Europe, as authorized by Public Law 94-304, 
$1,090,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 
section 3 of Public Law 99-7.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission as authorized by title VII of the Civil 
Rights Act of 1964, as amended (29 U.S.C. 206(d) and 621-634), 
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil 
Rights Act of 1991, including services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 
31 U.S.C. 1343(b); nonmonetary awards to private citizens; not 
to exceed $26,500,000, for payments to State and local 
enforcement agencies for services to the Commission pursuant to 
title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, sections 
6 and 14 of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights 
Act of 1991; $233,000,000: Provided, That the Commission is 
authorized to make available for official reception and 
representation expenses not to exceed $2,500 from available 
funds.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications 
Commission, as authorized by law, including uniforms and 
allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-02; not to 
exceed $600,000 for land and structures; not to exceed $500,000 
for improvement and care of grounds and repair to buildings; 
not to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation 
expenses; purchase (not to exceed sixteen) and hire of motor 
vehicles; special counsel fees; and services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109; $175,709,000, of which not to exceed $300,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 1997, for research 
and policy studies: Provided, That $116,400,000 of offsetting 
collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to section 
9 of title I of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and 
shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this 
appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: 
Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated shall be 
reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
fiscal year 1996 so as to result in a final fiscal year 1996 
appropriation estimated at $59,309,000: Provided further, That 
any offsetting collections received in excess of $116,400,000 
in fiscal year 1996 shall remain available until expended, but 
shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 1996.

                      Federal Maritime Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission 
as authorized by section 201(d) of the Merchant Marine Act of 
1936, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 1111), including services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles 
as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b); and uniforms or allowances 
therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-02; $14,855,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $2,000 shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Federal Trade Commission, 
including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 5901-5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $2,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses; $79,568,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $300,000 shall be available for 
use to contract with a person or persons for collection 
services in accordance with the terms of 31 U.S.C. 3718, as 
amended: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, not to exceed $48,262,000 of offsetting 
collections derived from fees collected for premerger 
notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust 
Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18(a)) shall be retained 
and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and 
shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That 
the sum herein appropriated from the General Fund shall be 
reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
fiscal year 1996, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1996 
appropriation from the General Fund estimated at not more than 
$31,306,000, to remain available until expended: Provided 
further, That any fees received in excess of $48,262,000 in 
fiscal year 1996 shall remain available until expended, but 
shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 1996: 
Provided further, That none of the funds made available to the 
Federal Trade Commission shall be available for obligation for 
expenses authorized by section 151 of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-
242, 105 Stat. 2282-2285).

               Japan-United States Friendship Commission


               japan-united states friendship trust fund


      For expenses of the Japan-United States Friendship 
Commission as authorized by Public Law 94-118, as amended, from 
the interest earned on the Japan-United States Friendship Trust 
Fund, $1,247,000; and an amount of Japanese currency not to 
exceed the equivalent of $1,420,000 based on exchange rates at 
the time of payment of such amounts as authorized by Public Law 
94-118.

                       Legal Services Corporation


               payment to the legal services corporation


      For payment to the Legal Services Corporation to carry 
out the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, 
as amended, $278,000,000, of which $265,000,000 is for basic 
field programs; $7,000,000 is for the Office of the Inspector 
General, of which $5,500,000 shall remain available until 
expended and be used to contract with independent public 
accountants for financial audits of all recipients in 
accordance with the requirements of section 509 of this Act; 
and $6,000,000 is for management and administration: Provided, 
That $198,750,000 of the total amount provided under this 
heading for basic field programs shall not be available except 
for the competitive award of grants and contracts under section 
503 of this Act.


         administrative provisions--legal services corporation


      Sec. 501. (a) Funds appropriated under this Act to the 
Legal Services Corporation for basic field programs shall be 
distributed as follows:
            (1) The Corporation shall define geographic areas 
        and make the funds available for each geographic area 
        on a per capita basis relative to the number of 
        individuals in poverty determined by the Bureau of the 
        Census to be within the geographic area, except as 
        provided in paragraph (2)(B). Funds for such a 
        geographic area may be distributed by the Corporation 
        to 1 or more persons or entities eligible for funding 
        under section 1006(a)(1)(A) of the Legal Services 
        Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 2996e(a)(1)(A)), subject to 
        sections 502 and 504.
            (2) Funds for grants from the Corporation, and 
        contracts entered into by the Corporation for basic 
        field programs, shall be allocated so as to provide--
                    (A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
                an equal figure per individual in poverty for 
                all geographic areas, as determined on the 
                basis of the most recent decennial census of 
                population conducted pursuant to section 141 of 
                title 13, United States Code (or, in the case 
                of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States 
                of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall 
                Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, and the United States 
                Virgin Islands, on the basis of the adjusted 
                population counts historically used as the 
                basis for such determinations); and
                    (B) an additional amount for Native 
                American communities that received assistance 
                under the Legal Services Corporation Act for 
                fiscal year 1995, so that the proportion of the 
                funds appropriated to the Legal Services 
                Corporation for basic field programs for fiscal 
                year 1996 that is received by the Native 
                American communities shall be not less than the 
                proportion of such funds appropriated for 
                fiscal year 1995 that was received by the 
                Native American communities.
      (b) As used in this section:
            (1) The term ``individual in poverty'' means an 
        individual who is a member of a family (of 1 or more 
        members) with an income at or below the poverty line.
            (2) The term ``poverty line'' means the poverty 
        line (as defined by the Office of Management and 
        Budget, and revised annually in accordance with section 
        673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 
        U.S.C. 9902(2)) applicable to a family of the size 
        involved.
      Sec. 502. None of the funds appropriated in this Act to 
the Legal Services Corporation shall be used by the Corporation 
to make a grant, or enter into a contract, for the provision of 
legal assistance unless the Corporation ensures that the person 
or entity receiving funding to provide such legal assistance 
is--
            (1) a private attorney admitted to practice in a 
        State or the District of Columbia;
            (2) a qualified nonprofit organization, chartered 
        under the laws of a State or the District of Columbia, 
        that--
                    (A) furnishes legal assistance to eligible 
                clients; and
                    (B) is governed by a board of directors or 
                other governing body, the majority of which is 
                comprised of attorneys who--
                            (i) are admitted to practice in a 
                        State or the District of Columbia; and
                            (ii) are appointed to terms of 
                        office on such board or body by the 
                        governing body of a State, county, or 
                        municipal bar association, the 
                        membership of which represents a 
                        majority of the attorneys practicing 
                        law in the locality in which the 
                        organization is to provide legal 
                        assistance;
            (3) a State or local government (without regard to 
        section 1006(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Legal Services 
        Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 2996e(a)(1)(A)(ii)); or
            (4) a substate regional planning or coordination 
        agency that serves a substate area and whose governing 
        board is controlled by locally elected officials.
      Sec. 503. (a)(1) Not later than April 1, 1996, the Legal 
Services Corporation shall implement a system of competitive 
awards of grants and contracts for all basic field programs, 
which shall apply to all such grants and contracts awarded by 
the Corporation after March 31, 1996, from funds appropriated 
in this Act.
      (2) Any grant or contract awarded before April 1, 1996, 
by the Legal Services Corporation to a basic field program for 
1996--
            (A) shall not be for an amount greater than the 
        amount required for the period ending March 31, 1996;
            (B) shall terminate at the end of such period; and
            (C) shall not be renewable except in accordance 
        with the system implemented under paragraph (1).
      (3) The amount of grants and contracts awarded before 
April 1, 1996, by the Legal Services Corporation for basic 
field programs for 1996 in any geographic area described in 
section 501 shall not exceed an amount equal to \3/12\ of the 
total amount to be distributed for such programs for 1996 in 
such area.
      (b) Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Legal Services Corporation shall promulgate 
regulations to implement a competitive selection process for 
the recipients of such grants and contracts.
      (c) Such regulations shall specify selection criteria for 
the recipients, which shall include--
            (1) a demonstration of a full understanding of the 
        basic legal needs of the eligible clients to be served 
        and a demonstration of the capability of serving the 
        needs;
            (2) the quality, feasibility, and cost 
        effectiveness of a plan submitted by an applicant for 
        the delivery of legal assistance to the eligible 
        clients to be served; and
            (3) the experience of the Legal Services 
        Corporation with the applicant, if the applicant has 
        previously received financial assistance from the 
        Corporation, including the record of the applicant of 
        past compliance with Corporation policies, practices, 
        and restrictions.
      (d) Such regulations shall ensure that timely notice 
regarding an opportunity to submit an application for such an 
award is published in periodicals of local and State bar 
associations and in at least 1 daily newspaper of general 
circulation in the area to be served by the person or entity 
receiving the award.
      (e) No person or entity that was previously awarded a 
grant or contract by the Legal Services Corporation for the 
provision of legal assistance may be given any preference in 
the competitive selection process.
      (f) For the purposes of the funding provided in this Act, 
rights under sections 1007(a)(9) and 1011 of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(9) and 42 U.S.C. 2996j) 
shall not apply.
      Sec. 504. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act 
to the Legal Services Corporation may be used to provide 
financial assistance to any person or entity (which may be 
referred to in this section as a ``recipient'')--
            (1) that makes available any funds, personnel, or 
        equipment for use in advocating or opposing any plan or 
        proposal, or represents any party or participates in 
        any other way in litigation, that is intended to or has 
        the effect of altering, revising, or reapportioning a 
        legislative, judicial, or elective district at any 
        level of government, including influencing the timing 
        or manner of the taking of a census;
            (2) that attempts to influence the issuance, 
        amendment, or revocation of any executive order, 
        regulation, or other statement of general applicability 
        and future effect by any Federal, State, or local 
        agency;
            (3) that attempts to influence any part of any 
        adjudicatory proceeding of any Federal, State, or local 
        agency if such part of the proceeding is designed for 
        the formulation or modification of any agency policy of 
        general applicability and future effect;
            (4) that attempts to influence the passage or 
        defeat of any legislation, constitutional amendment, 
        referendum, initiative, or any similar procedure of the 
        Congress or a State or local legislative body;
            (5) that attempts to influence the conduct of 
        oversight proceedings of the Corporation or any person 
        or entity receiving financial assistance provided by 
        the Corporation;
            (6) that pays for any personal service, 
        advertisement, telegram, telephone communication, 
        letter, printed or written matter, administrative 
        expense, or related expense, associated with an 
        activity prohibited in this section;
            (7) that initiates or participates in a class 
        action suit;
            (8) that files a complaint or otherwise initiates 
        or participates in litigation against a defendant, or 
        engages in a precomplaint settlement negotiation with a 
        prospective defendant, unless--
                    (A) each plaintiff has been specifically 
                identified, by name, in any complaint filed for 
                purposes of such litigation or prior to the 
                precomplaint settlement negotiation; and
                    (B) a statement or statements of facts 
                written in English and, if necessary, in a 
                language that the plaintiffs understand, that 
                enumerate the particular facts known to the 
                plaintiffs on which the complaint is based, 
                have been signed by the plaintiffs, are kept on 
                file by the recipient, and are made available 
                to any Federal department or agency that is 
                auditing or monitoring the activities of the 
                Corporation or of the recipient, and to any 
                auditor or monitor receiving Federal funds to 
                conduct such auditing or monitoring, including 
                any auditor or monitor of the Corporation:
        Provided, That upon establishment of reasonable cause 
        that an injunction is necessary to prevent probable, 
        serious harm to such potential plaintiff, a court of 
        competent jurisdiction may enjoin the disclosure of the 
        identity of any potential plaintiff pending the outcome 
        of such litigation or negotiations after notice and an 
        opportunity for a hearing is provided to potential 
        parties to the litigation or the negotiations: Provided 
        further, That other parties to the litigation or 
        negotiation shall have access to the statement of facts 
        referred to in subparagraph (B) only through the 
        discovery process after litigation has begun;
            (9) unless--
                    (A) prior to the provision of financial 
                assistance--
                            (i) if the person or entity is a 
                        nonprofit organization, the governing 
                        board of the person or entity has set 
                        specific priorities in writing, 
                        pursuant to section 1007(a)(2)(C)(i) of 
                        the Legal Services Corporation Act (42 
                        U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2)(C)(i)), of the types 
                        of matters and cases to which the staff 
                        of the nonprofit organization shall 
                        devote time and resources; and
                            (ii) the staff of such person or 
                        entity has signed a written agreement 
                        not to undertake cases or matters other 
                        than in accordance with the specific 
                        priorities set by such governing board, 
                        except in emergency situations defined 
                        by such board and in accordance with 
                        the written procedures of such board 
                        for such situations; and
                    (B) the staff of such person or entity 
                provides to the governing board on a quarterly 
                basis, and to the Corporation on an annual 
                basis, information on all cases or matters 
                undertaken other than cases or matters 
                undertaken in accordance with such priorities;
            (10) unless--
                    (A) prior to receiving the financial 
                assistance, such person or entity agrees to 
                maintain records of time spent on each case or 
                matter with respect to which the person or 
                entity is engaged;
                    (B) any funds, including Interest on 
                Lawyers Trust Account funds, received from a 
                source other than the Corporation by the person 
                or entity, and disbursements of such funds, are 
                accounted for and reported as receipts and 
                disbursements, respectively, separate and 
                distinct from Corporation funds; and
                    (C) the person or entity agrees 
                (notwithstanding section 1009(d) of the Legal 
                Services Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 2996h(d)) 
                to make the records described in this paragraph 
                available to any Federal department or agency 
                that is auditing or monitoring the activities 
                of the Corporation or of the recipient, and to 
                any independent auditor or monitor receiving 
                Federal funds to conduct such auditing or 
                monitoring, including any auditor or monitor of 
                the Corporation;
            (11) that provides legal assistance for or on 
        behalf of any alien, unless the alien is present in the 
        United States and is--
                    (A) an alien lawfully admitted for 
                permanent residence as defined in section 
                101(a)(20) of the Immigration and Nationality 
                Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20));
                    (B) an alien who--
                            (i) is married to a United States 
                        citizen or is a parent or an unmarried 
                        child under the age of 21 years of such 
                        a citizen; and
                            (ii) has filed an application to 
                        adjust the status of the alien to the 
                        status of a lawful permanent resident 
                        under the Immigration and Nationality 
                        Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), which 
                        application has not been rejected;
                    (C) an alien who is lawfully present in the 
                United States pursuant to an admission under 
                section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality 
                Act (8 U.S.C. 1157) (relating to refugee 
                admission) or who has been granted asylum by 
                the Attorney General under such Act;
                    (D) an alien who is lawfully present in the 
                United States as a result of withholding of 
                deportation by the Attorney General pursuant to 
                section 243(h) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1253(h));
                    (E) an alien to whom section 305 of the 
                Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8 
                U.S.C. 1101 note) applies, but only to the 
                extent that the legal assistance provided is 
                the legal assistance described in such section; 
                or
                    (F) an alien who is lawfully present in the 
                United States as a result of being granted 
                conditional entry to the United States before 
                April 1, 1980, pursuant to section 203(a)(7) of 
                the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
                1153(a)(7)), as in effect on March 31, 1980, 
                because of persecution or fear of persecution 
                on account of race, religion, or political 
                calamity;
            (12) that supports or conducts a training program 
        for the purpose of advocating a particular public 
        policy or encouraging a political activity, a labor or 
        antilabor activity, a boycott, picketing, a strike, or 
        a demonstration, including the dissemination of 
        information about such a policy or activity, except 
        that this paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit 
        the provision of training to an attorney or a paralegal 
        to prepare the attorney or paralegal to provide--
                    (A) adequate legal assistance to eligible 
                clients; or
                    (B) advice to any eligible client as to the 
                legal rights of the client;
            (13) that claims (or whose employee claims), or 
        collects and retains, attorneys' fees pursuant to any 
        Federal or State law permitting or requiring the 
        awarding of such fees;
            (14) that participates in any litigation with 
        respect to abortion;
            (15) that participates in any litigation on behalf 
        of a person incarcerated in a Federal, State, or local 
        prison;
            (16) that initiates legal representation or 
        participates in any other way, in litigation, lobbying, 
        or rulemaking, involving an effort to reform a Federal 
        or State welfare system, except that this paragraph 
        shall not be construed to preclude a recipient from 
        representing an individual eligible client who is 
        seeking specific relief from a welfare agency if such 
        relief does not involve an effort to amend or otherwise 
        challenge existing law in effect on the date of the 
        initiation of the representation;
            (17) that defends a person in a proceeding to evict 
        the person from a public housing project if--
                    (A) the person has been charged with the 
                illegal sale or distribution of a controlled 
                substance; and
                    (B) the eviction proceeding is brought by a 
                public housing agency because the illegal drug 
                activity of the person threatens the health or 
                safety of another tenant residing in the public 
                housing project or employee of the public 
                housing agency;
            (18) unless such person or entity agrees that the 
        person or entity, and the employees of the person or 
        entity, will not accept employment resulting from in-
        person unsolicited advice to a nonattorney that such 
        nonattorney should obtain counsel or take legal action, 
        and will not refer such nonattorney to another person 
        or entity or an employee of the person or entity, that 
        is receiving financial assistance provided by the 
        Corporation; or
            (19) unless such person or entity enters into a 
        contractual agreement to be subject to all provisions 
        of Federal law relating to the proper use of Federal 
        funds, the violation of which shall render any grant or 
        contractual agreement to provide funding null and void, 
        and, for such purposes, the Corporation shall be 
        considered to be a Federal agency and all funds 
        provided by the Corporation shall be considered to be 
        Federal funds provided by grant or contract.
    (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit 
a recipient from using funds from a source other than the Legal 
Services Corporation for the purpose of contacting, 
communicating with, or responding to a request from, a State or 
local government agency, a State or local legislative body or 
committee, or a member thereof, regarding funding for the 
recipient, including a pending or proposed legislative or 
agency proposal to fund such recipient.
    (c) Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Legal Services Corporation shall promulgate a 
suggested list of priorities that boards of directors may use 
in setting priorities under subsection (a)(9).
    (d)(1) The Legal Services Corporation shall not accept any 
non-Federal funds, and no recipient shall accept funds from any 
source other than the Corporation, unless the Corporation or 
the recipient, as the case may be, notifies in writing the 
source of the funds that the funds may not be expended for any 
purpose prohibited by the Legal Services Corporation Act or 
this title.
    (2) Paragraph (1) shall not prevent a recipient from--
            (A) receiving Indian tribal funds (including funds 
        from private nonprofit organizations for the benefit of 
        Indians or Indian tribes) and expending the tribal 
        funds in accordance with the specific purposes for 
        which the tribal funds are provided; or
            (B) using funds received from a source other than 
        the Legal Services Corporation to provide legal 
        assistance to a covered individual if such funds are 
        used for the specific purposes for which such funds 
        were received, except that such funds may not be 
        expended by recipients for any purpose prohibited by 
        this Act or by the Legal Services Corporation Act.
    (e) As used in this section:
            (1) The term ``controlled substance'' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 102 of the Controlled 
        Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802).
            (2) The term ``covered individual'' means any 
        person who--
                    (A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
                meets the requirements of this Act and the 
                Legal Services Corporation Act relating to 
                eligibility for legal assistance; and
                    (B) may or may not be financially unable to 
                afford legal assistance.
            (3) The term ``public housing project'' has the 
        meaning as used within, and the term ``public housing 
        agency'' has the meaning given the term, in section 3 
        of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 
        1437a).
      Sec. 505. None of the funds appropriated in this Act to 
the Legal Services Corporation or provided by the Corporation 
to any entity or person may be used to pay membership dues to 
any private or nonprofit organization.
      Sec. 506. None of the funds appropriated in this Act to 
the Legal Services Corporation may be used by any person or 
entity receiving financial assistance from the Corporation to 
file or pursue a lawsuit against the Corporation.
      Sec. 507. None of the funds appropriated in this Act to 
the Legal Services Corporation may be used for any purpose 
prohibited or contrary to any of the provisions of 
authorization legislation for fiscal year 1996 for the Legal 
Services Corporation that is enacted into law. Upon the 
enactment of such Legal Services Corporation reauthorization 
legislation, funding provided in this Act shall from that date 
be subject to the provisions of that legislation and any 
provisions in this Act that are inconsistent with that 
legislation shall no longer have effect.
      Sec. 508. (a) The requirements of section 504 shall apply 
to the activities of a recipient described in section 504, or 
an employee of such a recipient, during the provision of legal 
assistance for a case or matter, if the recipient or employee 
begins to provide the legal assistance on or after the date of 
enactment of this Act.
      (b) If the recipient or employee began to provide legal 
assistance for the case or matter prior to the date of 
enactment of this Act--
            (1) each of the requirements of section 504 (other 
        than paragraphs (7), (11), and (15) of subsection (a) 
        of such section) shall, beginning on the date of 
        enactment of this Act, apply to the activities of the 
        recipient or employee during the provision of legal 
        assistance for the case or matter; and
            (2) the requirements of paragraphs (7), (11), and 
        (15) of section 504(a) shall apply--
                    (A) beginning on the date of enactment of 
                this Act, to the activities of the recipient or 
                employee during the provision of legal 
                assistance for any additional related claim for 
                which the recipient or employee begins to 
                provide legal assistance on or after such date; 
                and
                    (B) beginning July 1, 1996, to all other 
                activities of the recipient or employee during 
                the provision of legal assistance for the case 
                or matter.
      (c) The Legal Services Corporation shall, every 60 days, 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
House of Representatives a report setting forth the status of 
cases and matters referred to in subsection (b)(2).
      Sec. 509. (a) An audit of each person or entity receiving 
financial assistance from the Legal Services Corporation under 
this Act (referred to in this section as a ``recipient'') shall 
be conducted in accordance with generally accepted government 
auditing standards and shall report whether--
            (1) the financial statements of the recipient 
        present fairly its financial position and the results 
        of its financial operations in accordance with 
        generally accepted accounting principles;
            (2) the recipient has internal control systems to 
        provide reasonable assurance that it is managing funds, 
        regardless of source, in compliance with Federal laws 
        and regulations; and
            (3) the recipient has complied with Federal laws 
        and regulations applicable to funds received, 
        regardless of source.
      (b) In carrying out the requirements of subsection 
(a)(3), the auditor shall select and test a representative 
number of transactions. Any noncompliance found by the auditor 
during the audit under this section shall be reported within 30 
days to the Office of the Inspector General.
      (c) Audits conducted in accordance with this section 
shall be in lieu of the financial audits otherwise required by 
section 1009(c) of the Legal Services Corporation Act (42 
U.S.C. 2996h(c)).
      (d) Notwithstanding section 1006(b)(3) of the Legal 
Services Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 2996e(b)(3)), the Legal 
Services Corporation shall have access to financial records, 
time records, retainer agreements, client trust fund and 
eligibility records, and client names, for each recipient, 
except for reports or records subject to the attorney-client 
privilege.
      (e) The Legal Services Corporation shall not disclose any 
name or document referred to in subsection (d), except to--
            (1) a Federal, State, or local law enforcement 
        official; or
            (2) an official of an appropriate bar association 
        for the purpose of enabling the official to conduct an 
        investigation of a rule of professional conduct.
      (f) The requirements of this section shall apply to a 
recipient for its first fiscal year beginning on or after 
January 1, 1996.

                        Marine Mammal Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Marine Mammal Commission as 
authorized by title II of Public Law 92-522, as amended, 
$1,190,000.

           Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Federal Holiday Commission, as authorized by Public Law 98-399, 
as amended, $350,000: Provided, That this shall be the final 
Federal payment to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday 
Commission for operations and necessary closing costs.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the 
District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed $3,000 
for official reception and representation expenses, 
$287,738,000, of which $3,000,000 is for the Office of Economic 
Analysis, to be headed by the Chief Economist of the 
Commission, and of which not to exceed $10,000 may be used 
toward funding a permanent secretariat for the International 
Organization of Securities Commissions, and of which not to 
exceed $100,000 shall be available for expenses for 
consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with 
foreign governmental and other regulatory officials, members of 
their delegations, appropriate representatives and staff to 
exchange views concerning developments relating to securities 
matters, development and implementation of cooperation 
agreements concerning securities matters and provision of 
technical assistance for the development of foreign securities 
markets, such expenses to include necessary logistic and 
administrative expenses and the expenses of Commission staff 
and foreign invitees in attendance at such consultations and 
meetings including: (i) such incidental expenses as meals taken 
in the course of such attendance, (ii) any travel and 
transportation to or from such meetings, and (iii) any other 
related lodging or subsistence: Provided, That immediately upon 
enactment of this Act, the rate of fees under section 6(b) of 
the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77f(b)) shall increase 
from one-fiftieth of one percentum to one-twenty-ninth of one 
percentum, and such increase shall be deposited as an 
offsetting collection to this appropriation, to remain 
available until expended, to recover costs of services of the 
securities registration process: Provided further, That the 
total amount appropriated for fiscal year 1996 under this 
heading shall be reduced as such fees are deposited to this 
appropriation so as to result in a final total fiscal year 1996 
appropriation from the General Fund estimated at not more than 
$103,445,000: Provided further, That any such fees collected in 
excess of $184,293,000 shall remain available until expended 
but shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 
1996: Provided further, That $1,000,000 of the funds 
appropriated for the Commission shall be available for the 
enforcement of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 in addition 
to any other appropriated funds designated by the Commission 
for enforcement of such Act.

                     Small Business Administration


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of 
the Small Business Administration as authorized by Public Law 
103-403, including hire of passenger motor vehicles as 
authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344, and not to exceed $3,500 
for official reception and representation expenses, 
$219,190,000: Provided further, That the Administrator is 
authorized to charge fees to cover the cost of publications 
developed by the Small Business Administration, and certain 
loan servicing activities: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, revenues received from all such 
activities shall be credited to this account, to be available 
for carrying out these purposes without further appropriations.


                      office of inspector general


      For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1-11 as amended by Public Law 
100-504, $8,500,000.


                     business loans program account


      For the cost of direct loans, $4,500,000, and for the 
cost of guaranteed loans, $156,226,000, as authorized by 15 
U.S.C. 631 note, of which $1,216,000, to be available until 
expended, shall be for the Microloan Guarantee Program, and of 
which $40,510,000 shall remain available until September 30, 
1997: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of 
modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That during 
fiscal year 1996, commitments to guarantee loans under section 
503 of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, 
shall not exceed the amount of financings authorized under 
Section 20(n)(2)(B) of the Small Business Act, as amended.
      In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $92,622,000, which may be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriations for Salaries 
and Expenses.


                     disaster loans program account


      For the cost of direct loans authorized by section 7(b) 
of the Small Business Act, as amended, $34,432,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That such costs, including 
the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in 
section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
      In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
direct loan program, $71,578,000, which may be transferred to 
and merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses.


                 surety bond guarantees revolving fund


      For additional capital for the ``Surety Bond Guarantees 
Revolving Fund'', authorized by the Small Business Investment 
Act, as amended, $2,530,000, to remain available without fiscal 
year limitation as authorized by 15 U.S.C. 631 note.


        administrative provision--small business administration


      Sec. 510. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
made available for the current fiscal year for the Small 
Business Administration in this Act may be transferred between 
such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be 
increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: 
Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be 
treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this 
Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.

                        State Justice Institute


                         salaries and expenses


      For necessary expenses of the State Justice Institute, as 
authorized by The State Justice Institute Authorization Act of 
1992 (Public Law 102-572 (106 Stat. 4515-4516)), $5,000,000 to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 
$2,500 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Sec. 601. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not 
authorized by the Congress.
      Sec. 602. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
      Sec. 603. The expenditure of any appropriation under this 
Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts 
where such expenditures are a matter of public record and 
available for public inspection, except where otherwise 
provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order 
issued pursuant to existing law.
      Sec. 604. If any provision of this Act or the application 
of such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held 
invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of each 
provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to 
which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby.
      Sec. 605. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act, 
or provided under previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies 
funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or 
expenditure in fiscal year 1996, or provided from any accounts 
in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection 
of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be 
available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming 
of funds which (1) creates new programs; (2) eliminates a 
program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel 
by any means for any project or activity for which funds have 
been denied or restricted; (4) relocates an office or 
employees; (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or 
(6) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities 
presently performed by Federal employees; unless the 
Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress are 
notified fifteen days in advance of such reprogramming of 
funds.
      (b) None of the funds provided under this Act, or 
provided under previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies 
funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or 
expenditure in fiscal year 1996, or provided from any accounts 
in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection 
of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be 
available for obligation or expenditure for activities, 
programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds in 
excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that (1) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) 
reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, 
project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as 
approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general savings 
from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in 
existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by 
Congress; unless the Appropriations Committees of both Houses 
of Congress are notified fifteen days in advance of such 
reprogramming of funds.
      Sec. 606. None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used for the construction, repair (other than emergency 
repair), overhaul, conversion, or modernization of vessels for 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 
shipyards located outside of the United States.
      Sec. 607. (a) Purchase of American-Made Equipment and 
Products.--It is the sense of the Congress that, to the 
greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products 
purchased with funds made available in this Act should be 
American-made.
      (b) Notice Requirement.--In providing financial 
assistance to, or entering into any contract with, any entity 
using funds made available in this Act, the head of each 
Federal agency, to the greatest extent practicable, shall 
provide to such entity a notice describing the statement made 
in subsection (a) by the Congress.
      Sec. 608. None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used to implement, administer, or enforce any guidelines 
of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission covering 
harassment based on religion, when it is made known to the 
Federal entity or official to which such funds are made 
available that such guidelines do not differ in any respect 
from the proposed guidelines published by the Commission on 
October 1, 1993 (58 Fed. Reg. 51266).
      Sec. 609. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
made available by this Act may be obligated or expended to pay 
for any cost incurred for (1) opening or operating any United 
States diplomatic or consular post in the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam that was not operating on July 11, 1995; (2) expanding 
any United States diplomatic or consular post in the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam that was operating on July 11, 1995; or (3) 
increasing the total number of personnel assigned to United 
States diplomatic or consular posts in the Socialist Republic 
of Vietnam above the levels existing on July 11, 1995, unless 
the President certifies within 60 days, based upon all 
information available to the U.S. Government that the 
Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is fully 
cooperating with the United States in the following four areas:
            (1) resolving discrepancy cases, live sightings and 
        field activities,
            (2) recovering and repatriating American remains,
            (3) accelerating efforts to provide documents that 
        will help lead to fullest possible accounting of POW/
        MIA's,
            (4) providing further assistance in implementing 
        trilateral investigations with Laos.
      Sec. 610. None of the funds made available by this Act 
may be used for any United Nations undertaking when it is made 
known to the Federal official having authority to obligate or 
expend such funds (1) that the United Nations undertaking is a 
peacekeeping mission, (2) that such undertaking will involve 
United States Armed Forces under the command or operational 
control of a foreign national, and (3) that the President's 
military advisors have not submitted to the President a 
recommendation that such involvement is in the national 
security interests of the United States and the President has 
not submitted to the Congress such a recommendation.
      Sec. 611. None of the funds made available in this Act 
shall be used to provide the following amenities or personal 
comforts in the Federal prison system--
            (1) in-cell television viewing except for prisoners 
        who are segregated from the general prison population 
        for their own safety;
            (2) the viewing of R, X, and NC-17 rated movies, 
        through whatever medium presented;
            (3) any instruction (live or through broadcasts) or 
        training equipment for boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, 
        or other martial art, or any bodybuilding or 
        weightlifting equipment of any sort;
            (4) possession of in-cell coffee pots, hot plates, 
        or heating elements; or
            (5) the use or possession of any electric or 
        electronic musical instrument.
      Sec. 612. None of the funds made available in title II 
for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under 
the heading ``Fleet Modernization, Shipbuilding and 
Conversion'' may be used to implement sections 603, 604, and 
605 of Public Law 102-567.
      Sec. 613. None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used for ``USIA Television Marti Program'' under the 
Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act or any other program of 
United States Government television broadcasts to Cuba, when it 
is made known to the Federal official having authority to 
obligate or expend such funds that such use would be 
inconsistent with the applicable provisions of the March 1995 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting Reinventing Plan of the United 
States Information Agency.
      Sec. 614. (a)(1) Section 5002 of title 18, United States 
Code, is repealed.
      (2) The table of sections for chapter 401 of title 18, 
United States Code, is amended by striking out the item 
relating to the Advisory Corrections Council.
      (b) This section shall take effect 30 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act.
      Sec. 615. Any costs incurred by a Department or agency 
funded under this Act resulting from personnel actions taken in 
response to funding reductions included in this Act shall be 
absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to such 
Department or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer 
funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to 
carry out this provision is provided in addition to authorities 
included elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of 
funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.

                         TITLE VII--RESCISSIONS

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration


                          working capital fund


                              (rescission)


      Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$65,000,000 are rescinded.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


            acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad


                              (rescission)


      Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$60,000,000 are rescinded.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                    United States Information Agency


                           radio construction


                              (rescission)


      Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$7,400,000 are rescinded.

                  TITLE VIII--PRISON LITIGATION REFORM

SEC. 801. SHORT TITLE.

      This title may be cited as the ``Prison Litigation Reform 
Act of 1995''.

SEC. 802. APPROPRIATE REMEDIES FOR PRISON CONDITIONS.

      (a) In General.--Section 3626 of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended to read as follows:

``Sec. 3626. Appropriate remedies with respect to prison conditions

      ``(a) Requirements for Relief.--
            ``(1) Prospective relief.--(A) Prospective relief 
        in any civil action with respect to prison conditions 
        shall extend no further than necessary to correct the 
        violation of the Federal right of a particular 
        plaintiff or plaintiffs. The court shall not grant or 
        approve any prospective relief unless the court finds 
        that such relief is narrowly drawn, extends no further 
        than necessary to correct the violation of the Federal 
        right, and is the least intrusive means necessary to 
        correct the violation of the Federal right. The court 
        shall give substantial weight to any adverse impact on 
        public safety or the operation of a criminal justice 
        system caused by the relief.
            ``(B) The court shall not order any prospective 
        relief that requires or permits a government official 
        to exceed his or her authority under State or local law 
        or otherwise violates State or local law, unless--
                    ``(i) Federal law permits such relief to be 
                ordered in violation of State or local law;
                    ``(ii) the relief is necessary to correct 
                the violation of a Federal right; and
                    ``(iii) no other relief will correct the 
                violation of the Federal right.
            ``(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed to 
        authorize the courts, in exercising their remedial 
        powers, to order the construction of prisons or the 
        raising of taxes, or to repeal or detract from 
        otherwise applicable limitations on the remedial powers 
        of the courts.
            ``(2) Preliminary injunctive relief.--In any civil 
        action with respect to prison conditions, to the extent 
        otherwise authorized by law, the court may enter a 
        temporary restraining order or an order for preliminary 
        injunctive relief. Preliminary injunctive relief must 
        be narrowly drawn, extend no further than necessary to 
        correct the harm the court finds requires preliminary 
        relief, and be the least intrusive means necessary to 
        correct that harm. The court shall give substantial 
        weight to any adverse impact on public safety or the 
        operation of a criminal justice system caused by the 
        preliminary relief and shall respect the principles of 
        comity set out in paragraph (1)(B) in tailoring any 
        preliminary relief. Preliminary injunctive relief shall 
        automatically expire on the date that is 90 days after 
        its entry, unless the court makes the findings required 
        under subsection (a)(1) for the entry of prospective 
        relief and makes the order final before the expiration 
        of the 90-day period.
            ``(3) Prisoner release order.--(A) In any civil 
        action with respect to prison conditions, no prisoner 
        release order shall be entered unless--
                    ``(i) a court has previously entered an 
                order for less intrusive relief that has failed 
                to remedy the deprivation of the Federal right 
                sought to be remedied through the prisoner 
                release order; and
                    ``(ii) the defendant has had a reasonable 
                amount of time to comply with the previous 
                court orders.
            ``(B) In any civil action in Federal court with 
        respect to prison conditions, a prisoner release order 
        shall be entered only by a three-judge court in 
        accordance with section 2284 of title 28, if the 
        requirements of subparagraph (E) have been met.
            ``(C) A party seeking a prisoner release order in 
        Federal court shall file with any request for such 
        relief, a request for a three-judge court and materials 
        sufficient to demonstrate that the requirements of 
        subparagraph (A) have been met.
            ``(D) If the requirements under subparagraph (A) 
        have been met, a Federal judge before whom a civil 
        action with respect to prison conditions is pending who 
        believes that a prison release order should be 
        considered may sua sponte request the convening of a 
        three-judge court to determine whether a prisoner 
        release order should be entered.
            ``(E) The three-judge court shall enter a prisoner 
        release order only if the court finds by clear and 
        convincing evidence that--
                    ``(i) crowding is the primary cause of the 
                violation of a Federal right; and
                    ``(ii) no other relief will remedy the 
                violation of the Federal right.
            ``(F) Any State or local official or unit of 
        government whose jurisdiction or function includes the 
        appropriation of funds for the construction, operation, 
        or maintenance of program facilities, or the 
        prosecution or custody of persons who may be released 
        from, or not admitted to, a prison as a result of a 
        prisoner release order shall have standing to oppose 
        the imposition or continuation in effect of such relief 
        and to seek termination of such relief, and shall have 
        the right to intervene in any proceeding relating to 
        such relief.
    ``(b) Termination of Relief.--
            ``(1) Termination of prospective relief.--(A) In 
        any civil action with respect to prison conditions in 
        which prospective relief is ordered, such relief shall 
        be terminable upon the motion of any party or 
        intervener--
                    ``(i) 2 years after the date the court 
                granted or approved the prospective relief;
                    ``(ii) 1 year after the date the court has 
                entered an order denying termination of 
                prospective relief under this paragraph; or
                    ``(iii) in the case of an order issued on 
                or before the date of enactment of the Prison 
                Litigation Reform Act, 2 years after such date 
                of enactment.
            ``(B) Nothing in this section shall prevent the 
        parties from agreeing to terminate or modify relief 
        before the relief is terminated under subparagraph (A).
            ``(2) Immediate termination of prospective 
        relief.--In any civil action with respect to prison 
        conditions, a defendant or intervener shall be entitled 
        to the immediate termination of any prospective relief 
        if the relief was approved or granted in the absence of 
        a finding by the court that the relief is narrowly 
        drawn, extends no further than necessary to correct the 
        violation of the Federal right, and is the least 
        intrusive means necessary to correct the violation of 
        the Federal right.
            ``(3) Limitation.--Prospective relief shall not 
        terminate if the court makes written findings based on 
        the record that prospective relief remains necessary to 
        correct a current or ongoing violation of the Federal 
        right, extends no further than necessary to correct the 
        violation of the Federal right, and that the 
        prospective relief is narrowly drawn and the least 
        intrusive means to correct the violation.
            ``(4) Termination or modification of relief.--
        Nothing in this section shall prevent any party or 
        intervener from seeking modification or termination 
        before the relief is terminable under paragraph (1) or 
        (2), to the extent that modification or termination 
        would otherwise be legally permissible.
      ``(c) Settlements.--
            ``(1) Consent decrees.--In any civil action with 
        respect to prison conditions, the court shall not enter 
        or approve a consent decree unless it complies with the 
        limitations on relief set forth in subsection (a).
            ``(2) Private settlement agreements.--(A) Nothing 
        in this section shall preclude parties from entering 
        into a private settlement agreement that does not 
        comply with the limitations on relief set forth in 
        subsection (a), if the terms of that agreement are not 
        subject to court enforcement other than the 
        reinstatement of the civil proceeding that the 
        agreement settled.
            ``(B) Nothing in this section shall preclude any 
        party claiming that a private settlement agreement has 
        been breached from seeking in State court any remedy 
        available under State law.
      ``(d) State Law Remedies.--The limitations on remedies in 
this section shall not apply to relief entered by a State court 
based solely upon claims arising under State law.
      ``(e) Procedure for Motions Affecting Prospective 
Relief.--
            ``(1) Generally.--The court shall promptly rule on 
        any motion to modify or terminate prospective relief in 
        a civil action with respect to prison conditions.
            ``(2) Automatic stay.--Any prospective relief 
        subject to a pending motion shall be automatically 
        stayed during the period--
                    ``(A)(i) beginning on the 30th day after 
                such motion is filed, in the case of a motion 
                made under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection 
                (b); or
                    ``(ii) beginning on the 180th day after 
                such motion is filed, in the case of a motion 
                made under any other law; and
                    ``(B) ending on the date the court enters a 
                final order ruling on the motion.
      ``(f) Special Masters.--
            ``(1) In general.--(A) In any civil action in a 
        Federal court with respect to prison conditions, the 
        court may appoint a special master who shall be 
        disinterested and objective and who will give due 
        regard to the public safety, to conduct hearings on the 
        record and prepare proposed findings of fact.
            ``(B) The court shall appoint a special master 
        under this subsection during the remedial phase of the 
        action only upon a finding that the remedial phase will 
        be sufficiently complex to warrant the appointment.
            ``(2) Appointment.--(A) If the court determines 
        that the appointment of a special master is necessary, 
        the court shall request that the defendant institution 
        and the plaintiff each submit a list of not more than 5 
        persons to serve as a special master.
            ``(B) Each party shall have the opportunity to 
        remove up to 3 persons from the opposing party's list.
            ``(C) The court shall select the master from the 
        persons remaining on the list after the operation of 
        subparagraph (B).
            ``(3) Interlocutory appeal.--Any party shall have 
        the right to an interlocutory appeal of the judge's 
        selection of the special master under this subsection, 
        on the ground of partiality.
            ``(4) Compensation.--The compensation to be allowed 
        to a special master under this section shall be based 
        on an hourly rate not greater than the hourly rate 
        established under section 3006A for payment of court-
        appointed counsel, plus costs reasonably incurred by 
        the special master. Such compensation and costs shall 
        be paid with funds appropriated to the Judiciary.
            ``(5) Regular review of appointment.--In any civil 
        action with respect to prison conditions in which a 
        special master is appointed under this subsection, the 
        court shall review the appointment of the special 
        master every 6 months to determine whether the services 
        of the special master continue to be required under 
        paragraph (1). In no event shall the appointment of a 
        special master extend beyond the termination of the 
        relief.
            ``(6) Limitations on powers and duties.--A special 
        master appointed under this subsection--
                    ``(A) may be authorized by a court to 
                conduct hearings and prepare proposed findings 
                of fact, which shall be made on the record;
                    ``(B) shall not make any findings or 
                communications ex parte;
                    ``(C) may be authorized by a court to 
                assist in the development of remedial plans; 
                and
                    ``(D) may be removed at any time, but shall 
                be relieved of the appointment upon the 
                termination of relief.
      ``(g) Definitions.--As used in this section--
            ``(1) the term `consent decree' means any relief 
        entered by the court that is based in whole or in part 
        upon the consent or acquiescence of the parties but 
        does not include private settlements;
            ``(2) the term `civil action with respect to prison 
        conditions' means any civil proceeding arising under 
        Federal law with respect to the conditions of 
        confinement or the effects of actions by government 
        officials on the lives of persons confined in prison, 
        but does not include habeas corpus proceedings 
        challenging the fact or duration of confinement in 
        prison;
            ``(3) the term `prisoner' means any person subject 
        to incarceration, detention, or admission to any 
        facility who is accused of, convicted of, sentenced 
        for, or adjudicated delinquent for, violations of 
        criminal law or the terms and conditions of parole, 
        probation, pretrial release, or diversionary program;
            ``(4) the term `prisoner release order' includes 
        any order, including a temporary restraining order or 
        preliminary injunctive relief, that has the purpose or 
        effect of reducing or limiting the prison population, 
        or that directs the release from or nonadmission of 
        prisoners to a prison;
            ``(5) the term `prison' means any Federal, State, 
        or local facility that incarcerates or detains 
        juveniles or adults accused of, convicted of, sentenced 
        for, or adjudicated delinquent for, violations of 
        criminal law;
            ``(6) the term `private settlement agreement' means 
        an agreement entered into among the parties that is not 
        subject to judicial enforcement other than the 
        reinstatement of the civil proceeding that the 
        agreement settled;
            ``(7) the term `prospective relief' means all 
        relief other than compensatory monetary damages;
            ``(8) the term `special master' means any person 
        appointed by a Federal court pursuant to Rule 53 of the 
        Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or pursuant to any 
        inherent power of the court to exercise the powers of a 
        master, regardless of the title or description given by 
        the court; and
            ``(9) the term `relief' means all relief in any 
        form that may be granted or approved by the court, and 
        includes consent decrees but does not include private 
        settlement agreements.''.
      (b) Application of Amendment.--
            (1) In general.--Section 3626 of title 18, United 
        States Code, as amended by this section, shall apply 
        with respect to all prospective relief whether such 
        relief was originally granted or approved before, on, 
        or after the date of the enactment of this title.
            (2) Technical amendment.--Subsections (b) and (d) 
        of section 20409 of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
        Enforcement Act of 1994 are repealed.
      (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of subchapter C of chapter 229 of title 18, United 
States Code, is amended to read as follows:

``3626. Appropriate remedies with respect to prison conditions.''.

SEC. 803. AMENDMENTS TO CIVIL RIGHTS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS ACT.

      (a) Initiation of Civil Actions.--Section 3(c) of the 
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (42 U.S.C. 
1997a(c)) (referred to in this section as the ``Act'') is 
amended to read as follows:
      ``(c) The Attorney General shall personally sign any 
complaint filed pursuant to this section.''.
      (b) Certification Requirements.--Section 4 of the Act (42 
U.S.C. 1997b) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``he'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``the Attorney General''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``his'' and inserting ``the 
                Attorney General's''; and
            (2) by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
      ``(b) The Attorney General shall personally sign any 
certification made pursuant to this section.''.
      (c) Intervention in Actions.--Section 5 of the Act (42 
U.S.C. 1997c) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``he'' 
                each place it appears and inserting ``the 
                Attorney General''; and
                    (B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as 
                follows:
      ``(2) The Attorney General shall personally sign any 
certification made pursuant to this section.''; and
            (2) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
      ``(c) The Attorney General shall personally sign any 
motion to intervene made pursuant to this section.''.
      (d) Suits by Prisoners.--Section 7 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 
1997e) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 7. SUITS BY PRISONERS.

      ``(a) Applicability of Administrative Remedies.--No 
action shall be brought with respect to prison conditions under 
section 1979 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (42 
U.S.C. 1983), or any other Federal law, by a prisoner confined 
in any jail, prison, or other correctional facility until such 
administrative remedies as are available are exhausted.
      ``(b) Failure of State To Adopt or Adhere to 
Administrative Grievance Procedure.--The failure of a State to 
adopt or adhere to an administrative grievance procedure shall 
not constitute the basis for an action under section 3 or 5 of 
this Act.
      ``(c) Dismissal.--(1) The court shall on its own motion 
or on the motion of a party dismiss any action brought with 
respect to prison conditions under section 1979 of the Revised 
Statutes of the United States (42 U.S.C. 1983), or any other 
Federal law, by a prisoner confined in any jail, prison, or 
other correctional facility if the court is satisfied that the 
action is frivolous, malicious, fails to state a claim upon 
which relief can be granted, or seeks monetary relief from a 
defendant who is immune from such relief.
      ``(2) In the event that a claim is, on its face, 
frivolous, malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief 
can be granted, or seeks monetary relief from a defendant who 
is immune from such relief, the court may dismiss the 
underlying claim without first requiring the exhaustion of 
administrative remedies.
      ``(d) Attorney's Fees.--(1) In any action brought by a 
prisoner who is confined to any jail, prison, or other 
correctional facility, in which attorney's fees are authorized 
under section 2 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
(42 U.S.C. 1988), such fees shall not be awarded, except to the 
extent that--
            ``(A) the fee was directly and reasonably incurred 
        in proving an actual violation of the plaintiff's 
        rights protected by a statute pursuant to which a fee 
        may be awarded under section 2 of the Revised Statutes; 
        and
            ``(B)(i) the amount of the fee is proportionately 
        related to the court ordered relief for the violation; 
        or
            ``(ii) the fee was directly and reasonably incurred 
        in enforcing the relief ordered for the violation.
      ``(2) Whenever a monetary judgment is awarded in an 
action described in paragraph (1), a portion of the judgment 
(not to exceed 25 percent) shall be applied to satisfy the 
amount of attorney's fees awarded against the defendant. If the 
award of attorney's fees is not greater than 150 percent of the 
judgment, the excess shall be paid by the defendant.
      ``(3) No award of attorney's fees in an action described 
in paragraph (1) shall be based on an hourly rate greater than 
150 percent of the hourly rate established under section 3006A 
of title 18, United States Code, for payment of court-appointed 
counsel.
      ``(4) Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a 
prisoner from entering into an agreement to pay an attorney's 
fee in an amount greater than the amount authorized under this 
subsection, if the fee is paid by the individual rather than by 
the defendant pursuant to section 2 of the Revised Statutes of 
the United States (42 U.S.C. 1988).
      ``(e) Limitation on Recovery.--No Federal civil action 
may be brought by a prisoner confined in a jail, prison, or 
other correctional facility, for mental or emotional injury 
suffered while in custody without a prior showing of physical 
injury.
      ``(f) Hearings.--(1) To the extent practicable, in any 
action brought with respect to prison conditions in Federal 
court pursuant to section 1979 of the Revised Statutes of the 
United States (42 U.S.C. 1983), or any other Federal law, by a 
prisoner confined in any jail, prison, or other correctional 
facility, pretrial proceedings in which the prisoner's 
participation is required or permitted shall be conducted by 
telephone, video conference, or other telecommunications 
technology without removing the prisoner from the facility in 
which the prisoner is confined.
      ``(2) Subject to the agreement of the official of the 
Federal, State, or local unit of government with custody over 
the prisoner, hearings may be conducted at the facility in 
which the prisoner is confined. To the extent practicable, the 
court shall allow counsel to participate by telephone, video 
conference, or other communications technology in any hearing 
held at the facility.
      ``(g) Waiver of Reply.--(1) Any defendant may waive the 
right to reply to any action brought by a prisoner confined in 
any jail, prison, or other correctional facility under section 
1979 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (42 U.S.C. 
1983) or any other Federal law. Notwithstanding any other law 
or rule of procedure, such waiver shall not constitute an 
admission of the allegations contained in the complaint. No 
relief shall be granted to the plaintiff unless a reply has 
been filed.
      ``(2) The court may require any defendant to reply to a 
complaint brought under this section if it finds that the 
plaintiff has a reasonable opportunity to prevail on the 
merits.
      ``(h) Definition.--As used in this section, the term 
`prisoner' means any person incarcerated or detained in any 
facility who is accused of, convicted of, sentenced for, or 
adjudicated delinquent for, violations of criminal law or the 
terms and conditions of parole, probation, pretrial release, or 
diversionary program.''.
      (e) Report to Congress.--Section 8 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 
1997f) is amended by striking ``his report'' and inserting 
``the report''.
      (f) Notice to Federal Departments.--Section 10 of the Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1997h) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``his action'' and inserting ``the 
        action''; and
            (2) by striking ``he is satisfied'' and inserting 
        ``the Attorney General is satisfied''.

SEC. 804. PROCEEDINGS IN FORMA PAUPERIS.

      (a) Filing Fees.--Section 1915 of title 28, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``(a) Any'' and inserting 
                ``(a)(1) Subject to subsection (b), any'';
                    (B) by striking ``and costs'';
                    (C) by striking ``makes affidavit'' and 
                inserting ``submits an affidavit that includes 
                a statement of all assets such prisoner 
                possesses'';
                    (D) by striking ``such costs'' and 
                inserting ``such fees'';
                    (E) by striking ``he'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``the person'';
                    (F) by adding immediately after paragraph 
                (1), the following new paragraph:
      ``(2) A prisoner seeking to bring a civil action or 
appeal a judgment in a civil action or proceeding without 
prepayment of fees or security therefor, in addition to filing 
the affidavit filed under paragraph (1), shall submit a 
certified copy of the trust fund account statement (or 
institutional equivalent) for the prisoner for the 6-month 
period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint or 
notice of appeal, obtained from the appropriate official of 
each prison at which the prisoner is or was confined.''; and
                    (G) by striking ``An appeal'' and inserting 
                ``(3) An appeal'';
            (2) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), and 
        (e) as subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f), 
        respectively;
            (3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following 
        new subsection:
      ``(b)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (a), if a prisoner 
brings a civil action or files an appeal in forma pauperis, the 
prisoner shall be required to pay the full amount of a filing 
fee. The court shall assess and, when funds exist, collect, as 
a partial payment of any court fees required by law, an initial 
partial filing fee of 20 percent of the greater of--
            ``(A) the average monthly deposits to the 
        prisoner's account; or
            ``(B) the average monthly balance in the prisoner's 
        account for the 6-month period immediately preceding 
        the filing of the complaint or notice of appeal.
      ``(2) After payment of the initial partial filing fee, 
the prisoner shall be required to make monthly payments of 20 
percent of the preceding month's income credited to the 
prisoner's account. The agency having custody of the prisoner 
shall forward payments from the prisoner's account to the clerk 
of the court each time the amount in the account exceeds $10 
until the filing fees are paid.
      ``(3) In no event shall the filing fee collected exceed 
the amount of fees permitted by statute for the commencement of 
a civil action or an appeal of a civil action or criminal 
judgment.
      ``(4) In no event shall a prisoner be prohibited from 
bringing a civil action or appealing a civil or criminal 
judgment for the reason that the prisoner has no assets and no 
means by which to pay the initial partial filing fee.'';
            (4) in subsection (c), as redesignated by paragraph 
        (2), by striking ``subsection (a) of this section'' and 
        inserting ``subsections (a) and (b) and the prepayment 
        of any partial filing fee as may be required under 
        subsection (b)''; and
            (5) by amending subsection (e), as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2), to read as follows:
      ``(e)(1) The court may request an attorney to represent 
any person unable to afford counsel.
      ``(2) Notwithstanding any filing fee, or any portion 
thereof, that may have been paid, the court shall dismiss the 
case at any time if the court determines that--
            ``(A) the allegation of poverty is untrue; or
            ``(B) the action or appeal--
                    ``(i) is frivolous or malicious;
                    ``(ii) fails to state a claim on which 
                relief may be granted; or
                    ``(iii) seeks monetary relief against a 
                defendant who is immune from such relief.''.
      (b) Exception to Discharge of Debt in Bankruptcy 
Proceeding.--Section 523(a) of title 11, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (16), by striking the period at 
        the end and inserting ``; or''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(17) for a fee imposed by a court for the filing 
        of a case, motion, complaint, or appeal, or for other 
        costs and expenses assessed with respect to such 
        filing, regardless of an assertion of poverty by the 
        debtor under section 1915 (b) or (f) of title 28, or 
        the debtor's status as a prisoner, as defined in 
        section 1915(h) of title 28.''.
      (c) Costs.--Section 1915(f) of title 28, United States 
Code (as redesignated by subsection (a)(2)), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(f) Judgment'' and inserting 
        ``(f)(1) Judgment'';
            (2) by striking ``cases'' and inserting 
        ``proceedings''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new 
        paragraph:
      ``(2)(A) If the judgment against a prisoner includes the 
payment of costs under this subsection, the prisoner shall be 
required to pay the full amount of the costs ordered.
      ``(B) The prisoner shall be required to make payments for 
costs under this subsection in the same manner as is provided 
for filing fees under subsection (a)(2).
      ``(C) In no event shall the costs collected exceed the 
amount of the costs ordered by the court.''.
      (d) Successive Claims.--Section 1915 of title 28, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
      ``(g) In no event shall a prisoner bring a civil action 
or appeal a judgment in a civil action or proceeding under this 
section if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, 
while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an 
action or appeal in a court of the United States that was 
dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or 
fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless 
the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical 
injury.''.
      (e) Definition.--Section 1915 of title 28, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
      ``(h) As used in this section, the term `prisoner' means 
any person incarcerated or detained in any facility who is 
accused of, convicted of, sentenced for, or adjudicated 
delinquent for, violations of criminal law or the terms and 
conditions of parole, probation, pretrial release, or 
diversionary program.''.

SEC. 805. JUDICIAL SCREENING.

      (a) In General.--Chapter 123 of title 28, United States 
Code, is amended by inserting after section 1915 the following 
new section:

``Sec. 1915A. Screening

      ``(a) Screening.--The court shall review, before 
docketing, if feasible or, in any event, as soon as practicable 
after docketing, a complaint in a civil action in which a 
prisoner seeks redress from a governmental entity or officer or 
employee of a governmental entity.
      ``(b) Grounds for Dismissal.--On review, the court shall 
identify cognizable claims or dismiss the complaint, or any 
portion of the complaint, if the complaint--
            ``(1) is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a 
        claim upon which relief may be granted; or
            ``(2) seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is 
        immune from such relief.
      ``(c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term 
`prisoner' means any person incarcerated or detained in any 
facility who is accused of, convicted of, sentenced for, or 
adjudicated delinquent for, violations of criminal law or the 
terms and conditions of parole, probation, pretrial release, or 
diversionary program.''.
      (b) Technical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 123 of 
title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 1915 the following new item:

``1915A. Screening.''.

SEC. 806. FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS.

      Section 1346(b) of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``(b)'' and inserting ``(b)(1)''; 
        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
      ``(2) No person convicted of a felony who is incarcerated 
while awaiting sentencing or while serving a sentence may bring 
a civil action against the United States or an agency, officer, 
or employee of the Government, for mental or emotional injury 
suffered while in custody without a prior showing of physical 
injury.''.

SEC. 807. PAYMENT OF DAMAGE AWARD IN SATISFACTION OF PENDING 
                    RESTITUTION ORDERS.

      Any compensatory damages awarded to a prisoner in 
connection with a civil action brought against any Federal, 
State, or local jail, prison, or correctional facility or 
against any official or agent of such jail, prison, or 
correctional facility, shall be paid directly to satisfy any 
outstanding restitution orders pending against the prisoner. 
The remainder of any such award after full payment of all 
pending restitution orders shall be forwarded to the prisoner.

SEC. 808. NOTICE TO CRIME VICTIMS OF PENDING DAMAGE AWARD.

      Prior to payment of any compensatory damages awarded to a 
prisoner in connection with a civil action brought against any 
Federal, State, or local jail, prison, or correctional facility 
or against any official or agent of such jail, prison, or 
correctional facility, reasonable efforts shall be made to 
notify the victims of the crime for which the prisoner was 
convicted and incarcerated concerning the pending payment of 
any such compensatory damages.

SEC. 809. EARNED RELEASE CREDIT OR GOOD TIME CREDIT REVOCATION.

      (a) In General.--Chapter 123 of title 28, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
section:

``Sec. 1932. Revocation of earned release credit

      ``In any civil action brought by an adult convicted of a 
crime and confined in a Federal correctional facility, the 
court may order the revocation of such earned good time credit 
under section 3624(b) of title 18, United States Code, that has 
not yet vested, if, on its own motion or the motion of any 
party, the court finds that--
            ``(1) the claim was filed for a malicious purpose;
            ``(2) the claim was filed solely to harass the 
        party against which it was filed; or
            ``(3) the claimant testifies falsely or otherwise 
        knowingly presents false evidence or information to the 
        court.''.
      (b) Technical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 123 of 
title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 1931 the following:

``1932. Revocation of earned release credit.''.

      (c) Amendment of Section 3624 of Title 18.--Section 
3624(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by striking the first sentence;
                    (B) in the second sentence--
                            (i) by striking ``A prisoner'' and 
                        inserting ``Subject to paragraph (2), a 
                        prisoner'';
                            (ii) by striking ``for a crime of 
                        violence,''; and
                            (iii) by striking ``such'';
                    (C) in the third sentence, by striking ``If 
                the Bureau'' and inserting ``Subject to 
                paragraph (2), if the Bureau'';
                    (D) by striking the fourth sentence and 
                inserting the following: ``In awarding credit 
                under this section, the Bureau shall consider 
                whether the prisoner, during the relevant 
                period, has earned, or is making satisfactory 
                progress toward earning, a high school diploma 
                or an equivalent degree.''; and
                    (E) in the sixth sentence, by striking 
                ``Credit for the last'' and inserting ``Subject 
                to paragraph (2), credit for the last''; and
            (2) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:
            ``(2) Notwithstanding any other law, credit awarded 
        under this subsection after the date of enactment of 
        the Prison Litigation Reform Act shall vest on the date 
        the prisoner is released from custody.''.

SEC. 810. SEVERABILITY.

      If any provision of this title, an amendment made by this 
title, or the application of such provision or amendment to any 
person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the 
remainder of this title, the amendments made by this title, and 
the application of the provisions of such to any person or 
circumstance shall not be affected thereby.
      This act may be cited as the ``Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1996''.
    And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   Harold Rogers,
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Charles H. Taylor,
                                   Ralph Regula,
                                   Mike Forbes,
                                   Bob Livingston,
                                   Alan B. Mollohan,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Judd Gregg,
                                   Mark O. Hatfield,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Pete V. Domenici,
                                   Mitch McConnell,
                                   James M. Jeffords,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Ernest F. Hollings (with 
                                       reservations),
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and Senate at the 
conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2076) making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and 
State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 1996, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      Senate Amendment: The Senate deleted the entire House 
bill after the enacting clause and inserted the Senate bill. 
The conference agreement includes a revised bill.

                           overseas staffing

      The conferees agree with the concern expressed in the 
House report concerning the lack of a system for determining 
overall allocation of resources and costs among agencies for 
operations outside of the U.S. Expansion of staffing or 
presence overseas is to be brought to the attention of the 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees at the outset of the 
planning process, well in advance of the proposed use of any 
appropriated funds, preferably through the annual budget 
submission. The conferees are intent upon finding the proper 
way to assure control of the deployment of personnel and 
resources outside of the U.S.

                     TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $74,282,000 for General 
Administration as provided in both the House and Senate bills. 
The conference agreement also includes a provision that limits 
the number of positions and amounts expended for the Department 
Leadership and Executive Support programs as included by the 
Senate, but modifies the provision to permit augmentation of 
the Department Leadership program by reimbursable and non-
reimbursable personnel and to allow for continuation of 
reimbursable positions for the Office of Freedom of Information 
and Privacy Appeals. The House bill did not contain a provision 
on this matter.
      The conference agreement also assumes elimination of the 
Office of the Associate Attorney General.

                         counterterrorism fund

      The conference agreement includes $16,898,000 for the 
Counterterrorism Fund, instead of $26,898,000 as proposed by 
both the House and Senate bills. The conferees understand that 
balances of $24,445,000 remain available from the 1995 
Supplemental Appropriation, Public Law 104-19, for authorized 
purposes of this Fund.

                   administrative review and appeals

      The conference agreement includes $86,666,000 for 
Administrative Review and Appeals as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $87,516,000 as proposed by the House. Of this 
amount, the conference agreement provides that $47,780,000 will 
be provided from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) 
for both expedited asylum and deportation hearings as proposed 
by the House, instead of providing $14,347,000 from the VCRTF 
only for expedited deportation hearings as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees agree that of the total amount provided, 
$85,252,000 is included for the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review and $1,414,000 is included for the Office of 
the Pardon Attorney.
      The conference agreement also includes technical bill 
language that allows outstanding balances for these programs 
from prior years to be merged with this new appropriation 
account.

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conference agreement includes $28,960,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General, instead of $30,484,000 as proposed 
by the House and $27,436,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                    United States Parole Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $5,446,000 for the U.S. 
Parole Commission as proposed by both the House and Senate 
bills.

                            Legal Activities

            salaries and expenses, general legal activities

                     (including transfer of funds)

      The conference agreement includes a direct appropriation 
of $409,520,000 for General Legal Activities, as proposed by 
both the House and Senate bills. Of this amount, the conference 
agreement provides that $7,591,000 will be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) as proposed by the 
House, instead of $2,991,000 from the VCRTF as proposed by the 
Senate, to support immigration initiatives. In addition to this 
amount, the conferees agreed to provide $12,000,000 by 
transferring balances available in the Department of Justice 
Working Capital Fund. Thus, the total amount provided for 
General Legal Activities is $421,520,000.
      Both the House and Senate bills assumed a transfer of 
General Legal Activities resources to the U.S. Attorneys 
program. The conference agreement does not include this 
transfer of resources. However, the conferees agree that the 
Attorney General should report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both the House and Senate by March 1, 1996, 
on the transfer of attorneys to field locations of the 
Environment and Tax Divisions and offices that are co-located 
with U.S. Attorneys.
      The conferees have also agreed that funding for the 
Community Relations Service activities will not be provided 
from funds available under the General Legal Activities 
account, as proposed by the House.

               the national childhood vaccine injury act

      The conference agreement includes a reimbursement of 
$4,028,000 for fiscal year 1996 from the Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Trust Fund to the Department of Justice, as 
proposed by both the House and Senate bills.

               salaries and expenses, antitrust division

      The conference agreement provides $85,143,000 for the 
Antitrust Division as proposed by both the House and Senate 
bills. Of the amount provided, the conference agreement 
assumes, based on latest estimates, that $19,360,000 will be 
derived from unobligated offsetting collections from the prior 
year, instead of $16,000,000 as assumed in both the House and 
Senate bills.

             salaries and expenses, united states attorneys

      The conference agreement includes $925,509,000 for the 
U.S. Attorneys, instead of $911,556,000 as proposed by the 
House and $939,463,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this 
amount, the conference agreement provides that $30,000,000 will 
be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) 
as proposed by the Senate, instead of $14,731,000 from the 
VCRTF as proposed by the House. The conferees agree that 
amounts provided from the VCRTF shall be used to support 
expedited deportation of denied asylum applicants, Federal 
Victim's Counselors under the Violence Against Women Act, and 
increased demands for criminal prosecution and related 
activities.
      The conference agreement provides for the following: (1) 
requested adjustments to base, including restoration of 
absorption of the 1996 pay raise; (2) $10,000,000 for security 
upgrades at U.S. Attorneys offices; (3) $2,158,000 for 
increased prosecution of violators of immigration laws; (4) 
$9,231,000 from the VCRTF for expedited deportation of denied 
asylum applicants; (5) $48,083,000 to maintain attorney and 
support personnel hired in fiscal year 1995 and for additional 
attorneys and support for violent crime prosecution; and (6) 
$500,000 to implement a program to appoint Federal Victim's 
Counselors. The conference agreement does not assume a transfer 
of resources from the General Legal Activities account to the 
U.S. Attorneys program, as proposed by the House. In addition, 
the conferees agree that to the extent possible within the 
resources provided, the Department of Justice should expand the 
pilot debt collection program, as stated in the Senate report.
      The conference agreement also includes bill language to 
reflect the total number of positions and full-time equivalent 
(FTE) employment expected to be supported by the level of 
resources provided for the U.S. Attorneys in fiscal year 1996. 
Within the FTE provided, the conferees assume 300 FTE will 
support student interns. The conferees agree that this language 
is necessary as a result of the U.S. Attorneys mismanagement 
which led to the hiring of more employees in 1995 than could be 
sustained by the resource level provided in fiscal year 1995. 
The conferees' strong support for the mission of the U.S. 
Attorneys does not extend to careless hiring and fiscal 
management practices.

                   United States Trustee System Fund

      The conference agreement provides $102,390,000 in budget 
(obligational) authority for the U.S. Trustees, instead of 
$101,596,000 as proposed by the House and $103,183,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, the conference 
agreement provides that $44,191,000 will be derived from 
anticipated offsetting collections. In addition, under section 
111, the conferees agree to include an extension of post-
confirmation quarterly fee payments made under Chapter 11 as 
proposed in both the House and Senate bills and expect that 
these fees will apply to all pending Chapter 11 cases with 
confirmed reorganization plans.

      salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission

      The conference agreement provides $830,000 for the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission as proposed by the House, 
instead of $905,000 as proposed by the Senate.

         salaries and expenses, united states marshals service

      The conference agreement includes $448,248,000 for the 
U.S. Marshals Service, instead of $443,973,000 as proposed by 
the House and $454,639,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this 
amount, the conference agreement provides that $25,000,000 will 
be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) 
as proposed by the House, instead of $15,000,000 from the VCRTF 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides for the following: (1) 
requested adjustments to base; (2) $10,000,000 for security 
upgrades at existing courthouses; (3) $18,209,000 for 
additional security personnel to staff new and expanded 
courthouses scheduled to open in 1996; and (4) $11,066,000 for 
equipment and communications expenses in new courthouse 
locations. The conferees understand that the Marshals Service 
funded a number of requirements by reprogramming resources at 
the end of fiscal year 1995 and thus have not provided funding 
increases for requested items. The conferees agree that any 
additional funding for these items, if necessary, should be 
requested through a reprogramming of resources in fiscal year 
1996.

                       federal prisoner detention

                     (Including Transfer of Funds)

      The conference agreement provides $252,820,000 for 
Federal Prisoner Detention, instead of $295,331,000 as proposed 
by the Senate and $250,331,000 as proposed by the House. In 
addition to this amount, the conferees understand, that based 
on the latest carryover estimates, an additional $33,511,000 is 
available for this program from unobligated balances from the 
prior year. The conferees have also agreed to provide an 
additional $9,000,000 by transferring balances available in the 
Department of Justice Working Capital Fund. Thus, total funding 
provided for this account is $295,331,000.
      The conferees have also agreed to change the name of this 
appropriation from ``Support of U.S. Prisoners'' to ``Federal 
Prisoner Detention''.

                     fees and expenses of witnesses

      The conference agreement includes $85,000,000 for Fees 
and Expenses of Witnesses as proposed by both the House and 
Senate bills.

                      community relations service

      The conference agreement provides $5,319,000 for the 
Community Relations Service (CRS) instead of $10,638,000 as 
proposed by the Senate and elimination of this program as a 
separate account as proposed by the House. The conferees agree 
that if emergent circumstances require additional funding for 
Conflict Prevention and Resolution activities of the CRS, the 
Attorney General may provide resources for these activities 
within transfer authorities provided under Section 605 of this 
Act.
      The conferees have also agreed that the activities 
related to the resettlement of Cubans and Haitians should be 
transferred to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and 
that the costs of these activities should be supported by the 
Immigration Examinations Fee account.

                         Assets Forfeiture Fund

      The conference agreement provides $30,000,000 for the 
Assets Forfeiture Fund instead of $35,000,000 as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills. This reduction is based on a 
revised estimate of revenue from forfeited assets that will be 
available in fiscal year 1996.

                    Radiation Exposure Compensation

                        administrative expenses

      The conference agreement includes $2,655,000 for 
administrative expenses in accordance with the Radiation 
Exposure Compensation Act, as proposed by both the House and 
Senate bills.

         payment to radiation exposure compensation trust fund

      The conference agreement includes an advance 
appropriation of $16,264,000 for fiscal year 1997 for payments 
to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund, as proposed 
by both the House and Senate bills.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement

                 interagency crime and drug enforcement

      The conference agreement includes $359,843,000 for 
Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement as proposed by the 
Senate, instead of $374,943,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conferees recognize that over $76,000,000 of funds 
requested for this account are for agencies other than 
Department of Justice (DOJ) agencies and while the conferees 
have agreed to the level proposed by the Senate they have not 
allocated the reduction solely to non-DOJ agencies, as proposed 
by the Senate. Instead, the conferees expect the Office of 
Investigative Agencies Policy at the Department of Justice to 
allocate these resources based on current task force 
requirements and to notify the Committees on Appropriations of 
both the House and Senate of the proposed distribution of these 
resources pursuant to the reprogramming requirements in Section 
605 of this Act. In addition, the conferees direct the 
Administration to submit the budget requirements of non-DOJ 
agencies for fiscal year 1997 within the budgets proposed for 
those agencies.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

      The conference agreement includes $2,407,483,000 for the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), instead of 
$2,332,081,000 as proposed by the House and $2,506,671,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, the conference 
agreement provides that $218,300,000 will be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF), instead of 
$80,600,000 as proposed by the House and $202,500,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. In addition, the conferees agree that 
of the amounts provided, not less than $102,345,000 shall be 
used for counterterrorism investigations, foreign 
counterintelligence, and other activities related to national 
security, instead of $121,345,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides for the following 
program increase: (1) $1,400,000 for personnel to staff the FBI 
Command Center; (2) $3,450,000 for FBI Legal Attaches; (3) 
$25,000,000 for tactical operations development and acquisition 
program; (4) $8,470,000 for 125 additional FBI staff; (5) 
$12,500,000 for FBI forensic services, including $9,900,000 to 
modernize FBI forensic laboratory equipment and $2,600,000 for 
75 forensic examiners, technicians and support personnel; (6) 
$2,900,000 for equipment for Emergency Response Teams; (7) 
$5,000,000 to upgrade and develop FBI databases on gangs and 
hostage/barricade situations; (8) $4,000,000 for State, Indian 
Tribal and local training; (9) $33,400,000 only for research 
efforts and engineering services to develop new techniques and 
equipment to perform court-approved wiretaps and interceptions 
of communications and shall not be used for deployment of any 
technology that may be developed without authorizing 
legislation; (10) $3,000,000 for aviation maintenance and 
equipment; (11) $10,000,000 for wireless radio communications 
and leasing of antenna sites; (12) $5,000,000 for Safe Street 
Task Forces; (13) $4,200,000 for FBI's DRUGFIRE program, 
including equipping of State and local laboratories; and (14) 
$15,000,000 for FBI's Combined DNA Index System, including 
$9,500,000 to equip State and local laboratories with this 
technology.
      The conference agreement does not include $28,737,000 
requested to fully annualize positions approved in fiscal year 
1995 because the FBI failed to hire personnel to fill these 
additional positions.
      FBI international operations.--The conference agreement 
provides an increase of $3,450,000 for FBI Legal Attache 
offices. However, the conferees are concerned that the FBI has 
not adequately presented its short and long term plan for 
expansion of its international operations and activities. 
Therefore, the conferees agree that the additional funds 
provided in this Act may not be expended until a plan for FBI 
international operations has been developed jointly by the 
Department of Justice and the Department of State, and has been 
presented to and approve by the Committees on Appropriations of 
both the House and Senate consistent with the reprogramming 
requirements in Section 605 of this Act.
      NCIC 2000.--The conferees agree that one of the highest 
priority projects of Federal, State and local law enforcement 
is the completion of NCIC 2000. The conferees are aware of 
delays in the scheduled completion and additional resource 
requirements that are necessary to bring this vital system on 
line. The conference agreement therefore ensures that funds 
will be available for completion of this project by directing 
balances available in the FBI ADP and Telecommunications 
account and the Department of Justice Working Capital Fund to 
be applied to this project. Furthermore, the conferees are 
aware that the FBI has an additional $34,548,000 in unobligated 
balances to be transferred into the Department of Justice 
Working Capital Fund and directs the FBI to transfer this 
entire amount immediately to the Working Capital Fund to 
support the NCIC 2000 project and other needs of the Department 
of Justice.
      The conferees direct the Attorney General and the FBI to 
make oversight of the management of this project and the 
contractor a top management priority. Upon receiving 
information that the contract was severely behind schedule and 
that the cost for completion of the NCIC 2000 project had 
escalated to almost double the initial cost estimates, the 
Committees on Appropriations of both the House and Senate urged 
the FBI to consider a ``firm-fixed'' contract in its 
renegotiation process. The conferees are concerned that the FBI 
has entered into another ``cost-plus'' contract for this 
project. Congress has made completion of this project on time 
and within the resources provided a priority. The Department of 
Justice and the FBI should do the same. The conferees direct 
the FBI to provide a quarterly status report on this project 
and the performance of the contractor.
      Similarly, the conferees are concerned about schedule 
delays within the Integrated Automated Fingerprint 
Identification System (IAFIS) project. The conferees are 
particularly concerned that while the FBI will have entered 
into contracts on each of the four IAFIS segments by the end of 
this calendar year, it does not appear that the issues related 
to integration of these component systems have been adequately 
addressed. Again, the conferees direct the Attorney General and 
the FBI to make management of this important project a top 
priority and expect to receive quarterly status reports on the 
IAFIS project.

                              construction

      The conference agreement includes $97,589,000 for 
Construction for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 
instead of $98,400,000 as proposed by the House and $98,800,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides for the following: (1) 
$10,000,000 for renovations, equipment and telecommunications 
upgrades to the FBI Headquarters Command Center; (2) 
$57,089,000 for architectural design, site planning and the 
first phase of construction for a new FBI Forensic Laboratory 
Facility to be located at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; and (3) 
$30,500,000 for upgrades to the FBI Training Academy at 
Quantico, Virginia, including $21,350,000 to fully complete the 
modernization of the outdoor firing range and the tactical 
firearms training center and $9,150,000 for necessary 
maintenance.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $805,668,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Drug Enforcement Administration 
(DEA) instead of $793,488,000 as proposed by the House, and 
$850,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, the 
conference agreement provides that $60,000,000 will be derived 
from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) as proposed 
by the Senate, instead of $12,000,000 as proposed by the House. 
The conferees also agree that in addition to amounts 
appropriated, $47,241,000 will be available from the Diversion 
Control Fund for diversion control activities.
      The conference agreement includes the following program 
increases: (1) $580,000 for DEA's legal attache program; (2) 
$5,000,000 for contract linguist support; (3) $1,650,000 for 
advanced telephony; (4) $7,400,000 for office automation; (5) 
$3,965,000 for 30 new agents for domestic heroin enforcement; 
(6) $4,950,000 for mobile enforcement teams, including teams to 
address illicit drug activities in rural areas; (7) $2,000,000 
for wireless radio communications; and (8) $2,000,000 for 
DRUGFIRE systems.
      The conference agreement does not include $15,400,000 
requested to fully annualize positions approved in fiscal year 
1995 because the DEA has failed to hire personnel to fill these 
additional positions.
      The conferees understand that the funding provided for an 
additional DEA Legal Attache office is a portion of funds 
necessary to establish a joint FBI/DEA Legal Attache office in 
Beijing, China. Consistent with funding provided for FBI Legal 
Attache Offices, the conferees agree that these funds should 
not be expended by DEA until the Committees on Appropriations 
have approved the plan for FBI international operations.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,711,023,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service (INS), including the Border Patrol, instead of 
$1,725,023,000 as proposed by the House, and a total of 
$1,735,796,000 as proposed by the Senate ($1,119,296,000 for 
INS and $616,500,000 for the Border Patrol). Of the amounts 
provided, the conference agreement provides $316,198,000 from 
the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF), instead of 
$303,542,000 as proposed by the House and $175,662,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees also agree that in 
addition to amounts appropriated, $821,447,000 will be 
available from offsetting fee collections for the purposes 
outlined in the House and Senate reports. The conferees agree 
not to include funding for border control activities by 
doubling the current fee for 245(i) applications. Furthermore, 
the conferees agree not to implement a border crossing toll as 
proposed by the Administration.
      The conference agreement provides for requested 
adjustments to base, including the full cost of the pay raise 
and the following program increases to support enhanced border 
control, detention and removal of criminal and other deportable 
aliens, and worksite enforcement and verification:
      Border control.--The conference agreement includes 1,420 
positions, 614 FTE and $152,172,000 for enhanced border control 
activities, of which $30,872,000 is from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, including (1) $83,500,000 for 800 new 
border patrol agents and 160 support personnel and the 
reallocation of 200 border patrol agent positions from interior 
stations to the front lines of the border; (2) $7,100,000 for 
border technology and an additional helicopter; (3) $20,000,000 
for 400 new land border inspectors for the Southern border; (4) 
$6,000,000 for anti-smuggling units; (5) $4,700,000 for a pilot 
interior repatriation effort; and (6) $30,872,000 for automated 
border lookout systems, including a pilot exit control system.
      Detention and removal of deportable aliens.--The 
conference agreement includes an increase of 1,400 positions, 
702 FTE and $128,716,000, of which $33,116,000 is from the 
VCRTF, to apprehend, locate, detain and deport illegal aliens, 
including: (1) $46,116,000 to fully support the Institutional 
Hearing Program; (2) $42,700,000 for 418 detention personnel 
and for over 2,800 additional detention beds; (3) $26,315,000 
for 279 deportation personnel to remove abscondees, criminal 
aliens and illegal aliens who have been denied asylum or 
apprehended from worksites; (4) $5,200,000 to add warrants for 
arrest into NCIC 2000 for aliens who are repeat offenders to 
reentry after deportation; and (5) $8,385,000 for the purchase 
of new vehicles and transportation costs.
      Worksite enforcement and verification.--The conference 
agreement includes an increase of 384 positions, 192 FTE and of 
$50,444,000, including $40,444,000 for investigations personnel 
to enhance employer sanctions activities and backfill 200 
border patrol agent positions that will be reallocated to 
border patrol stations along the immediate border, and 
$10,000,000 to improve the accuracy of INS records and develop 
pilots for verification systems, including the expansion of the 
current INS telephone verification system.
      Border control systems modernization.--Within total 
amounts provided in the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, 
$153,570,000 is recommended to continue the border systems 
modernization effort started last year. The conferees agree 
that within this effort, the INS should conduct a pilot program 
to collect records of departing passengers and should also 
extend fingerprint-based identification systems and automated 
case tracking systems to the entire Southwest border, as stated 
in the House and Senate reports.
      Resource deployment.--The conferees expect that INS will 
deploy border patrol agent and inspector positions to the 
Southwest border to support the greatest areas of illegal 
traffic. The conferees direct INS to assign these new positions 
as ``front-line'' employees on the immediate border and to 
staff inspection lanes for the facilitation of traffic across 
the border. In addition, as mentioned in the House and Senate 
reports, the conferees expect INS to ensure that staffing 
levels at the Miami and Hawaii airports are consistent with 
past years INS staffing models plus projected passenger 
increases for fiscal year 1996 and that INS participates in the 
Unified Port Management Pilot Project. The conferees also 
expect INS to review the requirements of States and localities 
in the central region of the country in its allocation of 
additional personnel for interior enforcement initiatives. The 
conferees direct INS to consult with the Appropriations 
Committees of both the House and Senate before a final 
allocation of all of these positions is determined.
      INS Offices of Congressional and Public Affairs.--The 
conferees have agreed to include language that clarifies the 
activities to be performed by the INS Offices of Congressional 
and Public Affairs, as proposed by the Senate.

                             border patrol

      The conference agreement for the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service includes $584,800,000 for the Border 
Patrol, including $78,000,000 to be provided from the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF). For the past two years, the 
conferees agree that the Congress has made resources to hire 
additional Border Patrol agents a top priority. The conferees 
are concerned that despite clear guidance from Congress, those 
resources have in some instances been diverted to other 
activities within INS. At a time when budgetary resources are 
scarce and Congress has made difficult choices in order to 
ensure that funding is provided to maintain the integrity of 
our Nation's borders, mismanagement of resources by INS cannot 
be tolerated. To ensure that the funding provided by Congress 
is used for its intended purpose, the conferees have agreed to 
add bill language which directs INS to provide the level of 
funding for the Border Patrol assumed by the conferees in their 
determination of total funding levels for the INS.
      The resource level provided by the conference agreement 
provides for an additional 1,000 border patrol agents on the 
front lines of the border by hiring 800 new border patrol 
agents and reallocating 200 border patrol positions from 
interior border patrol stations to stations that are on the 
immediate border. The conferees understand that INS must 
undertake a significant recruitment and training process in 
order to hire and train the new agents in addition to over 
2,000 other INS employees. Therefore, the conferees expect INS 
to report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and 
Senate on a quarterly basis, its progress and plans in meeting 
the hiring goals for new border patrol agents. In addition, the 
conferees urge the Department to seek, on behalf of INS, the 
allowable waivers from the Office of Personnel Management that 
would allow INS to reemploy retired (with no loss of retirement 
pay) Border Patrol agents and investigators, if feasible, in 
order to meet training and hiring requirements.
      The resource level provided by the conference agreement 
includes $12,000,000 for the reallocation of 200 border patrol 
agent positions from interior stations to the front lines of 
the border. The conferees agree that effective border control 
is the most important means of controlling illegal immigration 
and that the INS must utilize its border patrol resources in a 
way that ensures that apprehension of illegal aliens at the 
border is its first priority. The conferees also agree that INS 
can no longer use border patrol resources on functions not 
directly related to border control. However, the conferees 
recognize the importance of an INS enforcement presence in 
parts of the country that have significant populations of 
illegal immigrants. Rather than close any of these offices, the 
conferees direct INS to restaff these offices with criminal 
investigative positions in order to ensure that the interior 
enforcement activities currently performed in these locations 
can continue. The conferees also recognize that some of the 
border patrol agents in these offices may opt to convert to the 
investigator positions and encourage INS management to consider 
personnel and relocation issues in implementing this action.
      California checkpoints.--The conferees have agreed to 
eliminate the provision in the House bill that would have 
closed the border patrol traffic checkpoints in San Clemente 
and Temecula, California. However, the conferees agree that the 
current operation of these checkpoints is unacceptable. The 
conferees agree that the effectiveness of these checkpoints is 
contingent on full operation of these checkpoints on a 
continuous 24-hour basis and improvements to the current San 
Clemente checkpoint to reduce delays and increase the safety of 
agents, the persons being checked, and nearby communities. 
Therefore, the conferees have included language that prohibits 
operation of the checkpoints if the checkpoints are not 
operated on a continuous 24-hour basis and a commuter lane 
pilot program to expedite commuter traffic is not established. 
In addition, the conferees direct INS to immediately make the 
needed improvements, with $7,500,000 currently available in 
construction resources, to the San Clemente checkpoint and 
expect the procurements required to complete these improvements 
to be made on an expedited basis. The conferees further 
stipulate that if INS fails to complete these improvements by 
July 1, 1996, the checkpoint will close immediately until the 
improvements are completed. However, funds will be available, 
subject to the reprogramming requirements in section 605 of 
this Act, to reopen the checkpoint if the Attorney General 
certifies that exigent circumstances exist. The conferees also 
expect that INS continue its policy that eliminates high speed 
pursuits at these checkpoints and direct INS to seek approval 
by the Committees on Appropriations of both the House and 
Senate prior to any change in this policy. Furthermore, the 
conferees direct INS to assign staff to these checkpoints at 
the full authorized strength and provide additional permanent 
interior enforcement personnel to Oceanside, Vista, and 
Carlsbad, California in order to address the problem of alien 
smuggling operations and related criminal activity in the 
communities surrounding these checkpoints.

                              construction

      The conference agreement includes $25,000,000 for 
construction for INS, instead of $11,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $35,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides for the following: (1) 
$7,000,000 for border infrastructure improvements; (2) 
$4,300,000 for a triple fencing pilot project along the San 
Diego border; (3) $2,700,000 to renovate Charleston Naval Base 
for a satellite training facility for the Border Patrol; and 
(4) $11,000,000 for construction costs for the planned joint 
INS/U.S. Marshals detention facility to be located in Batavia, 
New York.
      Border Patrol training facility.--The Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate approved a reprogramming 
for $2,300,000 submitted by the Department of Justice on August 
11, 1995, to upgrade and modify facilities at the Charleston 
Naval Base to meet additional training requirements of the 
Border Patrol which exceed the capacity of the Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, Georgia. The selection 
of Charleston Naval Base as the new Border Patrol training 
center was announced by the Department of Justice on July 28, 
1995, following a competitive evaluation of several active and 
former Department of Defense facilities.
      Justice Department officials recently informed the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committees of their desire to 
establish two INS training facilities, instead of the single 
Border Patrol facility at Charleston. Their latest proposal 
would establish a new training facility for INS personnel, 
other than the border patrol, at Charleston, and a new, 
separate Border Patrol training facility to be constructed at 
another location.
      The conferees have reviewed the most recent Department of 
Justice proposal and agree that only one additional training 
facility is necessary to meet INS training requirements for the 
Border Patrol and that INS should prioritize its remaining 
training requirements and accommodate this training at the 
FLETC and through exported training in INS field locations. The 
conferees have reviewed cost estimates submitted by the Naval 
Facilities Command and are confident of the accuracy of the 
Navy's cost estimates and schedule. The conferees question 
whether a training facility at another location can be 
constructed more expeditiously and for less cost and believe 
that the Department has already delayed the process needlessly. 
Accordingly, the conferees have agreed that construction and 
modifications at the Charleston Naval Base for the new Border 
Patrol Training Facility, the site already approved by both the 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees, should proceed 
without further delay.

                       immigration emergency fund

      The conferees have included language in section 605 of 
this Act, which applies reprogramming requirements to the 
unobligated balances from prior years of all agencies covered 
in this Act, including all unobligated balances available in 
the Immigration Emergency Fund.

                         Federal Prison System

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $2,581,078,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Prison System, instead of 
$2,588,078,000 as proposed by both the House and Senate. Of 
this amount, the conference agreement provides that $13,500,000 
will be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund 
(VCRTF), as proposed by both the House and Senate. The 
conferees also agree that in addition to amounts appropriated, 
$47,000,000 will be available from unobligated balances from 
the prior year, instead of $40,000,000 as assumed in both the 
House and Senate bills. The amount provided is the full amount 
requested to activate all facilities that are scheduled to open 
in 1996 and is to be used for the purposes set forth in the 
House and Senate reports, including activations and expansions 
of prisons at the following locations: Beaumont, Texas; Taft, 
California; Forrest City, Arkansas; Tallahassee, Florida; 
Milan, Michigan; Lompac, California; Fort Worth, Texas; and 
Lexington, Kentucky. In addition the conferees agree that 
funding should also be provided so that facilities located in 
Yazoo City, Mississippi, and Brooklyn, New York are prepared 
for activation and to ensure that security is not compromised.
      The conferees also agreed to include bill language 
prohibiting the privatization of Federal prison facilities 
located in Forrest City, Arkansas and Yazoo City, Mississippi, 
which were included as part of the Administration's proposal to 
privatize most future pretrial, minimum, and low security 
prisons.
      National Institute of Corrections.--The conferees 
recognize the value of and support the continuation of 
activities and programs of the National Institute of 
Corrections (NIC). Beginning in fiscal year 1996, funding for 
NIC shall be included in the Bureau of Prisons Salaries and 
Expenses budget, Contract Confinement program. The conferees 
have include $8,000,000 for this purpose. The NIC shall 
continue to carry out all functions currently performed by the 
NIC as outlined in sections 4351-5353 of title 18 United States 
Code, with the exception of its grant program. Because these 
activities are primarily performed on behalf of State and local 
entities, the conferees expect the Bureau of Prisons, When 
practical and to the maximum extent possible, to pursue 
reimbursement from State and local entities for their services 
and to present a plan to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both the House and Senate by June 30, 1996, that outlines a 
reimbursement structure that will fully support these 
activities.
      Health care privatization demonstration project.--The 
conferees understand that health care costs are one of the 
fastest growing components of the Bureau of Prisons budget. The 
conferees agree that the Bureau of Prisons should develop and 
provide a plan to the Committees on Appropriations of both the 
House and Senate by March 1, 1996, to utilize private and other 
contracts to provide medical care for inmates, including the 
use of telemedicine and electronic media. The conferees agree 
that the Bureau of Prisons should conduct a demonstration 
project at a minimum of one Federal correctional complex 
beginning in fiscal year 1996 and for the duration of not less 
than three years as outlined in the Senate report.

                        Buildings and Facilities

      The conference agreement includes $334,728,000 for 
construction, modernization, maintenance and repair of prison 
and detention facilities housing Federal prisoners, instead of 
$323,728,000 as proposed by the House and $349,410,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement provides for 
the following program enhancements:

Beaumont, TX, Medium Security Facility..................     $64,500,000
Western Region, Architectural/Engineering design........      11,000,000
Mid-Atlantic Region, Site/Planning and design...........      12,350,000
Lee County, VA, Medium Security Facility and Camp.......      96,550,000
Hawaii, Detention Space Site/Planning...................      14,253,000
Marshals Service Holding Facilities.....................      20,051,000
Health and Safety Renovations...........................       4,526,000

      The conferees have agreed to provide funding for one 
facility in the Western Region, as proposed by the 
Administration. The conferees direct the Bureau of Prisons to 
select one of the two sites considered in their long range plan 
and to notify the Committees on Appropriations of both the 
House and Senate of this decision, with appropriate 
justification, by January 15, 1996.

                Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated

                (limitation on administrative expenses)

      The conference agreement includes a limitation on 
administrative expenses of $3,559,000 for the Federal Prison 
Industries, as proposed by both the House and Senate bills.

                       Office of Justice Programs

                           justice assistance

      The conference agreement includes $302,377,000 for 
Justice Assistance, instead of $250,377,000 as proposed by the 
House and $345,245,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this 
amount, the conference agreement provides that $202,400,000 
shall be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund 
(VCRTF), instead of $152,400,000 as proposed by the House and 
$242,900,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides for the following 
programs from direct appropriations and the VCRTF:

Direct Appropriation:
    National Institute of Justice.......................    $30,000,000 
        Defense/Law Enforcement Technology Network......     (7,800,000)
    Bureau of Justice Statistics........................     21,379,000 
    Missing Children....................................      5,971,000 
    Regional Information Sharing System.................     14,500,000 
    White Collar Crime Information Center...............      3,850,000 
    Management and Administration.......................     24,277,000 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Direct Appropriation.......................     99,977,000 
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund:
    Violence Against Women Act Programs:
        General Grants..................................    130,000,000 
        Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program........      6,000,000 
        Child Abuse Training Programs for Judicial 
          Personnel.....................................        750,000 
        Grants for Televised Testimony..................         50,000 
        Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies.............     28,000,000 
        Rural Domestic Violence.........................      7,000,000 
        National Stalker and Domestic Violence Reduction      1,500,000 
        Federal Victims Counselors (included under U.S. 
          Attorneys)....................................       (500,000)
        Training Programs...............................      1,000,000 
        Study of State databases........................        200,000 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
          Total, Violence Against Women Act.............    174,500,000 
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
    Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners.......     27,000,000 
    Safe Return Program.................................        900,000 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.........    202,400,000 

      Defense/law enforcement technology transfer.--The 
conferees support the efforts of the Departments of Justice and 
Defense to identify defense and other advanced technologies for 
law enforcement purposes. The conference agreement provides 
$7,800,000 to assist the National Institute of Justice in its 
efforts to adopt technologies for law enforcement purposes. 
Within this amount, $5,000,000 is provided for continuation of 
the law enforcement technology network, as proposed by the 
Senate, and $2,800,000 is to expand the technology 
commercialization initiative, as proposed by the House.
      Missing children.--The conference agreement provides 
$5,971,000 for the Missing Children Program as proposed by both 
the House and Senate. The conferees agree that within this 
amount, consideration be given to the establishment of an 
exploited child unit within the National Center of Missing and 
Exploited Children to assist in the nationwide investigation of 
child sex offenses.
      National White Collar Crime Center.--The conference 
agreement includes $3,850,000 for the National White Collar 
Crime Center as proposed by the House, instead of $2,100,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of the amount provided, $2,100,000 is 
for the ongoing operations of the NWCCC and $1,750,000 is for 
the establishment of a State and local law enforcement support 
capability for computer crimes.
      Management and administration.--The conference agreement 
provides $24,277,000 for Management and Administration expenses 
of the Office of Justice Programs. In addition, the budget 
assumes that up to one percent of the total appropriation for 
each program under the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund may 
be used for management and administration expenses of those 
programs. The conferees agree with that assumption. Further, if 
one percent is insufficient to support the administration of 
these programs, the Attorney General may request an increase in 
that percentage in accordance with the reprogramming 
requirements in section 605 of this Act.
      Violence Against Women Act Programs.--The conference 
agreement provides $175,000,000 for Violence Against Women Act 
programs as proposed by the Senate, instead of $125,000,000 as 
proposed by the House. Of the total provided, $500,000 is 
included under the U.S. Attorneys appropriation for Federal 
Victim's Counselors. The conference agreement also includes 
language as proposed by the Senate, to clarify that funds 
provided for Grants to Combat Violence Against Women and to 
Encourage Arrest Policies are provided to States, units of 
local governments and Indian Tribal governments.

               state and local law enforcement assistance

      The conference agreement includes $3,393,200,000 for 
State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, instead of 
$3,333,343,000 as proposed by the House and $3,487,100,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, the conference 
agreement provides that $3,005,200,000 shall be derived from 
the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF), instead of 
$3,283,343,000 as proposed by the House and $3,147,100,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides for the following 
programs from direct appropriations and the VCRTF:

Direct Appropriation:
    Byrne Discretionary Grants..........................    $60,000,000 
    Byrne Formula Grants................................    328,000,000 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total Direct Appropriations.......................    388,000,000 
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund:
    Byrne Formula Grants................................    147,000,000 
    Local Law Enforcement Block Grant...................  1,903,000,000 
    Upgrade Criminal History Records (Brady Bill).......     25,000,000 
    State Prison Grants.................................    617,500,000 
        Alien Incarceration.............................   (200,000,000)
        Cooperative Agreement Program...................    (12,500,000)
    State Criminal Alien Incarceration Program..........    300,000,000 
    DNA Identification Grants...........................      1,000,000 
    Information Technology Grants.......................      9,000,000 
    Law Enforcement Family Support Programs.............      1,000,000 
    Tuberculosis in Prisons.............................        200,000 
    Gang Information System.............................      1,000,000 
    Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention......................        500,000 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.........  3,005,200,000 

      Edward Byrne grants to States.--The conference agreement 
provides $535,000,000 for the Edward Byrne Memorial State and 
Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program, of which $60,000,000 
is for discretionary grants and $475,000,000 is provided under 
the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund for formula grants under 
this program.
      Byrne discretionary grants.--The conference agreement 
provides $60,000,000 for discretionary grants under Chapter A 
of the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Assistance 
Program, instead of $50,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$80,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the amount 
provided, the conferees expect the Bureau of Justice Assistance 
(BJA) to provide:
            $28,500,000 for the Weed and Seed program;
            $4,000,000 for State and local law enforcement 
        activities related to the 1996 Olympic Games;
            $3,000,000 for the National Crime Prevention 
        Council to continue and expand the National Citizens 
        Crime Prevention Campaign (McGruff);
            $1,750,000 to continue and expand the Drug Abuse 
        Resistance Education (DARE) program;
            $2,000,000 for continued funding for the Washington 
        Metropolitan Area Drug Enforcement Task Force;
            $1,000,000 for continued funding for the National 
        Judicial College;
            $4,350,000 for a grant to the Boys and Girls Clubs 
        of America; and
            $1,000,000 to SEARCH Group, Inc. to continue and 
        expand the National Technical Assistance Program, which 
        provides support to State and local criminal justice 
        agencies to improve their use of computers and 
        information technology.
      Within the available resources the conferees also urge 
BJA to favorably consider funding for the Centers of Excellence 
on Violence Prevention; the National Night Out Program; and the 
Center of Advanced Support in Technology for Law Enforcement 
(CASTLE), as stated in the Senate report.
      State identification grants.--The conference agreement 
does not include $60,000,000 or authorize a new State 
Technology Grant program as proposed by the Senate under 
section 119. The conferees understand the intent of the program 
is to grant funds to State and local governments to upgrade 
their criminal justice identification systems for linkage to 
national databases such as the Integrated Automated Fingerprint 
Identification System (IAFIS), NCIC 2000, ballistics testing 
systems, and DNA Identification Systems. However, the conferees 
also understand that the two primary systems, IAFIS and NCIC 
2000, are not scheduled to be on-line until 1998. Thus, 
providing funding for State linkages to these systems at this 
time is premature. However, the conferees recognize that State 
and local governments could benefit from systems upgrades and 
linkages for ballistics testing and DNA identification and 
analysis. Therefore, the conference agreement provides a total 
of $21,000,000 under the FBI and DEA for the FBI's DNA CODIS 
system and DRUGFIRE system, including funding for State systems 
upgrades. In addition, $10,000,000 is provided under the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund for Information Technology 
and DNA identification grants and $25,000,000 is provided to 
upgrade criminal history records in order to implement the 
National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), 
resulting from the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

              violent crime reduction trust fund programs

      Local law enforcement block grant.--The conference 
agreement includes $1,903,000,000 for a Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant program, as proposed by the House, instead of 
$1,690,000,000 for the Community Policing Program, $100,000,000 
for Drug Courts, $10,000,000 for rural law enforcement, 
$2,000,000 for the Ounce of Prevention Council and $30,000,000 
for crime prevention programs, as proposed by the Senate.
      The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant will provide 
resources directly to local communities to permit them to 
combat violent crime according to their local needs and 
priorities. This includes putting more police on America's 
streets. The conferees have included language encouraging 
localities to use funding provided under this block grant to 
hire additional police and to build on the police hiring 
initiative funded in fiscal year 1995. The block grant requires 
a local match of 10 percent, as compared to 25 percent under 
the Community Policing Program, thereby enabling more 
communities to hire police.
      The conference agreement provides that the funding will 
be distributed for this block grant to local governments by 
using the outline provided in H.R. 728, as passed by the House 
of Representatives on February 14, 1995, with some 
modifications, and may be used at the discretion of local 
governments for the following purposes:
            (1) Hiring, training, and employing on a continuing 
        basis new, additional law enforcement officers and 
        necessary support personnel;
            (2) Paying overtime to presently employed law 
        enforcement officers and necessary support personnel;
            (3) Procuring equipment, technology, and other 
        material directly related to basic law enforcement 
        functions;
            (4) Enhancing security measures in and around 
        schools and any other facility or location which is 
        considered by the unit of local government to have a 
        special risk for incidents of crime;
            (5) Establishing or supporting drug courts;
            (6) Enhancing the adjudication process of cases 
        involving violent juvenile offenders; and
            (7) Establishing multi-jurisdictional task forces, 
        particularly in rural areas, composed of Federal and 
        local law enforcement officials to prevent and control 
        crime.
      The conferees have also included language that clarifies 
that the types of prevention programs allowed under the law 
enforcement block grant are programs that involve cooperation 
between community residents and law enforcement in order to 
control, detect, or investigate crime or to prosecute 
criminals. Examples of these programs currently used in many 
local communities which have high rates of success include the 
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, National 
McGruff Network programs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and 
other direct police-sponsored programs such as neighborhood 
watch programs. The conferees have also included as an 
allowable use under the block grant the purchase of insurance 
to indemnify sworn law enforcement officers subjected to legal 
action as a result of the discharge of their duty, in cases 
where the officer acted in good faith and in a manner in which 
the officer reasonably believed to be in the best interest of 
public safety. In addition, the conference agreement provides 
that $10,000,000 of the total amount provided will be available 
for educational expenses under the Police Corps program.
      National instant criminal background check system.--The 
conference agreement provides $25,000,000 for States to upgrade 
criminal history records as required under the Brady Bill and 
for the FBI to complete development of the national instant 
criminal background check system, as proposed by both the House 
and Senate.
      State prison grants.--The conference agreement provides 
$617,500,000 for State Prison Grants pursuant to section 114 of 
this Act which amends the Prison Grant program included in the 
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Of this 
amount, $200,000,000 is provided for reimbursement to States 
for the incarceration of criminal aliens and $12,500,000 is 
provided for the Cooperative Agreement Program. The remaining 
$405,000,000 is intended for General Grants and Truth-in-
Sentencing Grants and administration of the program and 
includes a $1,215,000 set-aside for Indian Tribes to build 
corrections facilities.
      State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.--The conference 
agreement provides $300,000,000 for the State Criminal Alien 
Assistance Program for reimbursement to States for the costs of 
incarceration of criminal aliens, as proposed by both the House 
and Senate. In addition to this amount the conferees have also 
agreed to provide $200,000,000 for this purpose under the State 
Prison Grants program, as proposed by the House. Thus, the 
conferees recommend a total of $500,000,000 for reimbursement 
to States for alien incarceration, as proposed by the House. 
The conferees have also agreed to provide this funding pursuant 
to section 242(j) of the Immigration and Nationality Act as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of pursuant to section 501 of 
the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as proposed by 
the House, so that funds will also be available for political 
subdivisions of the State.
      Youthful offender incarceration grants.--The conference 
agreement provides funding for youthful offender incarceration 
grants as an allowable use under the State Prison Grant 
program. Therefore, funding is not included under this separate 
program as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      DNA identification State grants.--The conference 
agreement includes $1,000,000 for DNA Identification State 
Grants, as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      Improved training and technology/automation grants.--The 
conference agreement provides $9,000,000 for Improved Training 
and Technical Automation Grants, as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by the House. As stated in 
the House report, the conferees expect that within the overall 
amounts recommended, the Office of Justice Programs will 
examine the following proposals, provide grants if warranted, 
and report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and 
Senate on its intentions for each proposal: (1) North Carolina 
fingerprint system, and (2) San Francisco communication system.
      Law Enforcement Family Support Programs.--The conference 
agreement includes $1,000,000 for law enforcement family 
support programs, as proposed by the House, instead of 
$1,200,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Treatment of tuberculosis in correctional institutions.--
The conference agreement provides $200,000 for treatment of 
tuberculosis in State and Federal Correctional institutions, as 
proposed by the House.
      Gang investigation coordination and information 
collection.--The conference agreement includes $1,000,000 for 
improved information collection on gang investigations as 
proposed by both the House and Senate. The conferees are aware 
that the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) is 
developing gang databases for use by State and local law 
enforcement agencies and encourage the Office of Justice 
Programs to utilize the RISS network to enhance the collection 
of gang investigative information.
      Motor vehicle theft prevention.--The conference agreement 
includes $500,000 for grants to combat motor vehicle theft as 
proposed by the House, instead of $1,100,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                       weed and seed program fund

      The conference agreement includes $28,500,000 for the 
Weed and Seed program, instead of $23,500,000 as proposed by 
the House and $43,500,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees agree that the total amount provided shall be derived 
from discretionary grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial State 
and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs. Within the 
amounts provided, the conferees expect that $270,000 will be 
provided to the Gospel Mission of Washington, D.C., for the 
purpose of renovating the former Fulton Hotel and converting it 
into a drug treatment center for women.

                       juvenile justice programs

      The conference agreement includes $148,500,000 for 
Juvenile Justice programs as proposed by the House, instead of 
$168,500,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees have 
agreed to eliminate a provision proposed by the House that 
provided $10,000,000 of discretionary grants under this program 
to be used for the Weed and Seed program. The conferees suggest 
that these funds be used to enhance grants addressing youth 
gangs and related violence and have therefore agreed to also 
eliminate a provision proposed by the Senate that provided an 
additional $20,000,000 for youth gang prevention from 
discretionary grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and 
Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs.
      Juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.--Of the 
total amount provided, $144,000,000 is for grants and 
administrative expenses for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention (JJDP) programs including:
            1. $5,000,000 for the Office of Juvenile Justice 
        and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Part A).
            2. $70,000,000 for Formula Grants for assistance to 
        State and local programs (Part B).
            3. $25,000,000 for Discretionary Grant for National 
        Programs and Special Emphasis Programs (Part C). Within 
        the amount provided for Part C discretionary grants, 
        the conferees expect the OJJDP to provide:
                    $2,300,000 to continue and expand the 
                National Council of Juvenile and Family Courts 
                which provides continuing legal education in 
                family and juvenile law;
                    $1,000,000 for the Teens, Crime and the 
                Community program; and
                    $250,000 for the Low Country Children's 
                Center.
      In addition, the conferees also expect OJJDP to examine 
each of the following proposals included in the House and 
Senate reports, to provide grants if warranted, and to report 
to the Committees on Appropriations of both the House and 
Senate on its intentions for each proposal:
            A grant to the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club;
            A grant to the Mable Dodge Lujan Foundation in 
        Taos, New Mexico;
            A grant to the Kids Peace National Center for Kids 
        for its Intensive Treatment Family Program;
            A grant to Parents Anonymous Inc.;
            A grant to continue funding for an Institute for 
        Families in Society Study; and
            A grant to the Institute on Violence and 
        Destructive Behavior.
            4. $10,000,000 to expand the Youth Gangs (Part D) 
        program which provides grants to public and private 
        nonprofit organizations to prevent and reduce the 
        participation of at-risk youth in the activities of 
        gangs that commit crimes.
            5. $10,000,000 for Discretionary Grants for State 
        Challenge Activities (Part E) to increase the amount of 
        a State's formula grant by up to 10 percent, if that 
        State agrees to undertake some or all of the ten 
        challenge activities designed to improve various 
        aspects of a State's juvenile justice and delinquency 
        prevention program.
            6. $4,000,000 for the Juvenile Mentoring Program 
        (Part G) to reduce juvenile delinquency, improve 
        academic performance, and reduce the drop-out rate 
        among at-risk youth through the use of mentors by 
        bringing together young people in high crime areas with 
        law enforcement officers and other responsible adults 
        who are willing to serve as long-term mentors.
            7. $20,000,000 for Incentive Grants for Local 
        Delinquency Prevention Programs (Title V), to units of 
        general local government for delinquency prevention 
        programs and other activities for at-risk youth.
      Victims of Child Abuse Act.--The conference includes 
$4,500,000 for the various programs authorized under the 
Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA). In addition, funding of 
$6,750,000 is provided for Victims of Child Abuse programs 
under the Violence Against Women Programs funded by the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund. The following programs are included 
in the recommendation:
            $4,500,000 to Improve Investigations and 
        Prosecutions (Subtitle A) as follows:
                    $500,000 to establish Regional Children's 
                Advocacy Centers, as authorized by section 213 
                of VOCA.
                    $2,000,000 to establish local Children's 
                Advocacy Centers, as authorized by section 214 
                of VOCA.
                    $1,500,000 for a continuation grant to the 
                National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse 
                for specialized technical assistance and 
                training programs to improve the prosecution of 
                child abuse cases, as authorized by section 
                214a of VOCA.
                    $500,000 for a continuation grant to the 
                National Network of Child Advocacy Centers for 
                technical assistance and training, as 
                authorized by section 214a of VOCA.

                    PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS BENEFITS

      The conference agreement includes $2,134,000 for Public 
Safety Officers benefits as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate bills.

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

      The conference agreement includes the following general 
provisions for the Department of Justice:
      Section 101.--The conference agreement includes section 
101 as proposed by both the House and Senate, which makes up to 
$45,000 of the funds appropriated to the Department of Justice 
available for reception and representation expenses.
      Sec. 102.--The conference agreement includes section 102 
as proposed by both the House and Senate, which continues 
certain authorities for the Justice Department in fiscal year 
1996 that were contained in the Department of Justice 
Authorization Act, fiscal year 1980.
      Sec. 103.--The conference agreement includes section 103 
as proposed by both the House and Senate, which prohibits the 
use of funds to perform abortions in the Federal Prison System.
      Sec. 104.--The conference agreement includes section 104 
as proposed by both the House and Senate, which prohibits use 
of the funds in this bill to require any person to perform, or 
facilitate the performance of, an abortion.
      Sec. 105.--The conference agreement includes section 105 
as proposed by both the House and Senate, which states that 
nothing in the previous section removes the obligation of the 
Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort services to 
female inmates who seek to obtain abortions outside a Federal 
facility.
      Sec. 106.--The conferees have agreed to modify section 
106 as proposed by both the House and Senate, which allows the 
Department of Justice to spend up to $10,000,000 for rewards 
for information regarding acts of terrorism against a United 
States person or property at levels not to exceed $2,000,000 
per award, in order to clarify that the provision relates to 
rewards that are publicly-advertised and offered to the general 
public.
      Sec. 107.--The conference agreement includes section 107 
as proposed in the Senate bill, which allows the Department of 
Justice, subject to reprogramming procedures, to transfer up to 
5 percent between any appropriation, but limits to 10 percent 
the amount that can be transferred into any one appropriation. 
The House bill excluded the Office of Justice Programs, Justice 
Assistance account from this authority.
      Sec. 108.--The conference agreement includes section 108 
as proposed in the House and Senate bills, which allows the 
Federal Prison System's Commissary Fund to invest amounts not 
needed for operations in obligations of the United States.
      Sec. 109.--The conference agreement includes section 109 
as proposed in the House and Senate bills, that allows balances 
remaining in the Assets Forfeiture Fund after September 30, 
1995 to be available to the Attorney General for any authorized 
purpose of the Department of Justice.
      Sec. 110.--The conference agreement includes section 110 
as proposed in the Senate bill, which prohibits the transfer of 
Justice Department funds in fiscal year 1996 and hereafter, to 
other Departments and the Office of Management and Budget. The 
House bill prohibited this transfer only for fiscal year 1996.
      Sec. 111.--The conference agreement includes section 111 
as proposed in the House and Senate bills, which extends the 
quarterly fee payments for debtors under Chapter 11 of the 
Bankruptcy Code to include the period from when a 
reorganization plan is confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court until 
the case is converted or dismissed. The conferees intend that 
this fee will apply to both pending and new cases.
      Sec. 112.--The conference agreement includes section 112 
as proposed in the House and Senate bills, that continues the 
undercover operations authorities for the FBI and DEA for one 
year. No new authorities are provided.
      Sec. 113.--The conference agreement includes section 113 
as proposed in the House and Senate bills, that allows the user 
fee surcharge currently collected by the FBI to defray 
automation costs related to the development of the NCIC 2000 
and Uniform Crime Report systems in addition to costs of the 
fingerprint identification system.
      Sec. 114.--The conferees have agreed to include section 
114 and have revised the language proposed in the Senate bill 
which authorizes a new Violent Offender Incarceration and 
Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grants program to replace the 
program currently authorized in Title II of the Violent Crime 
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The House bill 
referenced the Prison Grant program authorized under H.R. 667 
as passed by the House on February 10, 1995, for resources 
provided for this grant program under the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement 
Assistance.
      The conferees agree that the Prison Grant program should 
reward and provide an incentive to States that are taking the 
necessary steps to keep violent criminals off the streets. The 
conferees further agree that the program currently authorized 
in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 
fails to provide an adequate incentive because it allows fifty 
percent of the funds to be awarded to States even if they have 
not moved toward truth-in-sentencing and even if they have not 
increased the percentage of convicted violent offenders 
sentenced to prison or the time served.
      The revised language included in this section authorizes 
$10,270,000,000 for fiscal years 1996 through 2000 for States 
to build or expand correctional facilities for the purpose of 
incarcerating criminals convicted of Part I violent crimes, or 
persons adjudicated delinquent for an act which if committed by 
an adult, would be a Part I violent crime. It does not allow 
funds to be used to operate prisons as provided in the current 
program and it requires a ten percent match by the State 
instead of a 25 percent match as included in the current 
program. The conferees agree that in developing criteria for 
determining the eligibility for funding to build or expand 
bedspace, the Department of Justice should include a 
requirement that States demonstrate the ability to fully 
support, operate and maintain the prison for which the State is 
seeking construction funds.
      The provision would establish two grant programs to 
States: (1) General grants which will receive one-third of the 
funds, and (2) Truth-in-Sentencing grants which will receive 
two-thirds of the funds; except when the appropriation exceeds 
$750,000,000 for the Prison Grant program in which case each 
grant program will receive 50 percent of the funds. The 
conference agreement increases the minimum grant award to 0.6 
percent for General grants and to 2.0 percent or 2.5 percent 
for Truth-in-Sentencing grants (depending on the number of 
States qualifying for Truth-in-Sentencing grants). A State 
would qualify for a General grant if it practices indeterminate 
sentencing and since 1993 has increased the percentage of 
persons convicted of a Part I violent crime sentenced to prison 
and increased the average time served in the State for offenses 
of murder, rape, and robbery under the State's sentencing and 
release guidelines for such offenses. A State also would 
qualify for a General grant if it does not practice 
indeterminate sentencing but since 1993 it has increased the 
percentage of convicted violent offenders sentenced to prison, 
increased the average length of such offenders given sentences, 
and required that such offenders actually serve a higher 
percentage of their sentences. A State would qualify for a 
Truth-in-Sentencing grant if it has enacted truth-in-sentencing 
laws which require criminals convicted of Part I violent crimes 
to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences. A State also 
would qualify for Truth-in-Sentencing grants if it practices 
indeterminate sentencing and it can demonstrate that the 
average time served for Part I violent crimes in the State 
equals at least 85 percent of the sentence established under 
the State's sentencing and release guidelines.
      Other provisions of the new authorization require that 
States share up to 15 percent of the funds received with 
counties and other units of local government for the 
construction and expansion of correctional facilities, 
including jails, to the extent that such units of local 
government house State prisoners due to States carrying out the 
policies of the Act. In addition, under exigent circumstances, 
States may also use funds to expand juvenile correctional 
facilities, including pretrial detention facilities and 
juvenile boot camps. States are also required to implement 
policies that provide for the recognition of the rights and 
needs of crime victims to be eligible for grants. The 
authorization also includes the availability of appropriations 
to reimburse States that satisfy truth-in-sentencing 
requirements for the incarceration of criminal aliens. In 
addition, funds are available, to the extent they are 
appropriated, for the Cooperative Agreement Program for the 
short-term housing of Federal prisoners in State institutions 
and a set-aside program has been included for Indian tribes to 
build correctional facilities.
      Sec. 115.--The conference agreement includes section 115 
as proposed by the Senate which allows the Federal Prison 
System to enter into contracts and other agreements with 
private entities for a multi-year period for the confinement of 
Federal prisoners.
      The conferees have agreed not to include section 116 as 
proposed by the Senate, which would have provided the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation with the same overseas danger pay 
authority currently provided to the Drug Enforcement 
Administration.
      The conferees have agreed not to include section 117 as 
proposed by the Senate, which would have removed restrictions 
on the commercial sale of goods and services produced or 
provided by the Federal Prison Industries if the President 
certified that the sale of such goods or services would not 
result in the loss of jobs in the private sector or adversely 
affect the sale of private sector goods or services sold on a 
local or regional basis.
      Sec. 116.--The conference agreement includes section 118 
as proposed by the Senate and changes the number to section 
116, which amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 
to exempt States which have adopted same-day registration laws 
prior to August 1, 1994, rather than March 11, 1993, as in 
current law.
      The conferees have agreed not to include section 119 as 
proposed in the Senate bill which would have provided 
authorization for a new State grant program for identification 
systems and would have appropriated $60,000,000 for this 
program under the Office of Justice Programs.
      The conferees have agreed not to include section 120 as 
proposed in the Senate bill which would have required the 
Attorney General to reserve not less than two percent, but not 
more than three percent of the funds appropriated for the Local 
Crime Prevention Block Grant program, the Weed and Seed 
program, and the Youth Gang program under Juvenile Justice, to 
conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of 
these programs.
      However, the conferees are aware that there is a diverse 
group of programs funded by the Department of Justice to assist 
State and local law enforcement and communities in preventing 
crime. The conferees are concerned that there has not been a 
recent comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of all of 
these programs and expects that nine months after enactment of 
this Act, the Attorney General shall provide to the Committees 
on Appropriations of both House and Senate, a thorough 
evaluation of the crime programs funded by the Office of 
Justice Programs, with special emphasis on factors that relate 
to juvenile crime and the effect of these programs on youth 
violence.
      The conferees further expect that research for this 
evaluation will (1) be provided directly or through grants and 
contracts, (2) be independent in nature, and (3) employ 
rigorous and scientifically recognized standards and 
methodologies. It is further expected that the evaluation will 
measure, but shall not be limited to: (a) reductions in 
delinquency, juvenile crime, youth gang activity, youth 
substance abuse, and other high risk factors; (b) reductions in 
the risk factors in the community, schools, and family 
environments that contribute to juvenile violence; and (c) 
increases in the protective factors that reduce the likelihood 
of delinquency and criminal behavior.
      Sec. 117.--The conference agreement includes section 121 
as proposed by the Senate and changes the number to section 
117, which prohibits the use of voter registration cards by any 
Federal agency as proof of citizenship.
      The conferees have agreed not to include section 122 as 
proposed by the Senate which would have required the 
reimbursement of localities for the incarceration of criminal 
aliens for both 1996 and 1995 expenses. However, the conferees 
have agreed to provide funding for the State Criminal Alien 
Assistance Program pursuant to section 242(j) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act as proposed by the Senate, so 
that funds provided in 1996 will be available for political 
subdivisions of the State. This change is included under 
Violent Crime Reduction Programs, State and Local Law 
Enforcement Assistance.
      Sec. 118.--The conference agreement includes section 123 
as proposed by the Senate and changes the number to section 
118, which gives the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement 
Administration the same authority provided to the Director of 
the Central Intelligence Agency and the Director of the FBI to 
use a government vehicle for home to work transportation.
      Sec. 119.--The conference agreement includes new language 
that authorizes the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission 
to receive and determine the validity and amounts of claims by 
U.S. nationals against the Federal Republic of Germany covered 
by article 2(2) of the Agreement Between the United States and 
Germany Concerning Final Benefits to Certain United States 
Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of 
Persecution, which became enforceable September 19, 1995. In 
deciding claims under subsection (a) of this section, the 
conferees intend that the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission 
consider on the merits the claim of any person who has not 
benefited from the compensation provided under article 2(1) of 
the agreement. In applying the criteria set forth in article 1 
of the agreement, the conferees expect the Commission will 
determine whether an institution should be considered a 
``concentration camp'' based on whether the institution is 
recognized by relevant authorities as a concentration camp or 
whether conditions at the institution in question were 
comparable to conditions at a recognized concentration camp.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

                  trade and infrastructure development

                            RELATED AGENCIES

            Office of the United States Trade Representative

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $20,889,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, the amount proposed in the Senate bill, and 
$60,000 below the amount proposed in the House bill.

                     International Trade Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $40,000,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the International Trade Commission 
(ITC) for fiscal year 1996, instead of $42,500,000 as proposed 
by the House and $34,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees expect ITC to apply any necessary staffing 
reductions proportionately to all agency offices, including 
program as well as administrative support offices.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                   International Trade Administration

                     operations and administration

      The conference agreement includes $264,885,000 for the 
operations and administration of the International Trade 
Administration for fiscal year 1996 as proposed by the House, 
instead of $266,079,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
following table reflects the distribution of these funds by 
activity agreed to by the conferees:

Trade Development.......................................     $56,485,000
Int'l Economic Policy...................................      18,400,000
Import Administration...................................      29,200,000
U.S. & F.C.S............................................     162,800,000
Carryover...............................................      -2,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, ITA........................................     264,885,000

      The conferees intend that this distribution be used as 
the basis for any proposed reprogramming of funds under this 
account.
      The conferees concur with the language included in the 
House report regarding the Office of Textiles and Apparels, the 
National Textile Center, and the Textile/Clothing Technology 
Corporation. Amounts provided for Trade Development include 
funding for each of these items in accordance with the House 
report. The conference agreement includes $1,500,000 for the 
Market Development Cooperator Program under Trade Development. 
Therefore, Trade Development operations are maintained at 
current services levels.
      The conferees expect the funds provided for the Import 
Administration to support a personnel level sufficient to 
support the enforcement of trade laws.
      The conferees intend that amounts provided above the base 
for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service are for domestic 
field restructuring and expansion of the Commercial Service in 
the big emerging markets.

                         Export Administration

                     operations and administration

      The conference agreement includes $38,604,000 for the 
Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) as proposed by the 
Senate, instead of $38,644,000 as proposed by the House. In 
addition, the conference agreement includes a new proviso, not 
in either bill, allowing payments and contributions collected 
and accepted for materials or services provided to support 
export administration activities to be retained for use in 
covering the cost of such activities.
      The conferees understand that BXA maintains carryover 
balances of approximately $3,000,000, and expect the Department 
to submit a notification of the proposed use of these carryover 
amounts in accordance with section 605 of this Act.

                  Economic Development Administration

                economic development assistance programs

      The conference agreement includes $328,500,000 for the 
Economic Development Administration grant programs as proposed 
by the House instead of $89,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The following table shows the distribution of these funds 
by activity as agreed to by the conferees:

Public Works (Title I)..................................    $165,200,000
Planning................................................      24,400,000
Technical Assistance....................................       9,900,000
Defense Conversion......................................      90,000,000
Economic Adjustment (Title IX)..........................      30,000,000
Trade Adjustment Assistance.............................       8,500,000
Research and Evaluation.................................         500,000

      The conference agreement increases amounts for Economic 
Adjustment (Title IX) above the request in order to provide 
assistance to communities impacted by economic dislocations 
such as reduced timber harvests on Bureau of Land Management 
and Forest Service lands and coal industry downswings. 
Expenditure of funds provided over the amount of the request 
for this activity shall be subject to the reprogramming 
procedures outlined in section 605 of the accompanying Act.

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 for 
salaries and expenses for the EDA as proposed by the House 
instead of $11,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
expect EDA to use either the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation or the revolving fund (under 42 U.S.C. 3143) to 
pay the salaries and expenses of the EDA Liquidation Division.

                  Minority Business Development Agency

                     minority business development

      The conference agreement includes $32,000,000 for the 
programs of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) as 
proposed by the House instead of $32,789,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. In addition, the conferees have deleted language 
included in the Senate bill which would have transferred 
$1,000,000 of prior year unobligated balances under this 
account to a new Commerce Reorganization Transition Fund.
      The conferees endorse language included in the House 
report regarding funding for programs that further minority 
business participation in technology commercialization. 
Further, the conferees expect MBDA to reduce FTE in order to 
achieve an appropriate ratio of support staff to total program 
level.

            United States Travel and Tourism Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the U.S. Travel and Tourism 
Administration as proposed by the House instead of $12,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate. These funds are to remain available 
through December 31, 1995.

                economic and information infrastructure

                   economic and statistical analysis

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees have provided $45,900,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the activities funded under the Economic and 
Statistical Analysis account instead of $40,000,000 as proposed 
by the House and $46,896,000 as proposed by the Senate.

         economics and statistics administration revolving fund

      The conference agreement includes language allowing the 
dissemination of economic and statistical data products at full 
cost as proposed in both the House and Senate bills.

                          Bureau of the Census

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $133,812,000 for the 
Bureau of the Census Salaries and Expenses account as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $136,000,000 as proposed by the House. 
Within the amounts provided, the conferees expect the Bureau to 
continue the initiative to restructure standard industrial 
codes.

                     periodic censuses and programs

      The conferees have provided $150,300,000 for the Census 
Bureau's Periodic Censuses and Programs account instead of 
$135,000,000 as proposed by the House and $193,450,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have included the following amounts for 
Census programs:

Economic Censuses.......................................     $25,000,000
Census of governments...................................       2,000,000
Census of agriculture...................................      10,000,000
Intercensal Demographic estimates.......................       5,000,000
Decennial Census........................................      50,000,000
Continuous measurement..................................       9,000,000
Sample redesign.........................................       3,000,000
CASIC...................................................       4,000,000
Geographic support......................................      36,000,000
Data processing systems.................................      12,000,000
    Less Deobligations..................................      -3,100,000
    Less carryover......................................      -2,600,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     150,300,000

      The conferees intend that this distribution be used as 
the basis for any proposed reprogramming of funds in accordance 
with section 605 of this Act.
      The amount provided under this account reflects the 
conferees' continuing concerns with the inability of the Census 
Bureau to recognize budgetary realities. The Bureau is 
preparing to undertake the Year 2000 decennial census during a 
time of severe budget constraints within the Federal 
government. It is critical that the Bureau act now to 
reprioritize statistical needs and to streamline operations in 
order to function within these fiscal constraints. The 
conferees are concerned that the Bureau and the Department have 
failed to submit a proposal, requested in the House report, on 
reprioritization of statistical programs and possible program 
eliminations. The conferees believe that this review is 
critical, and expect the Department to submit this proposal to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations no later than 
January 15, 1996.
      Further, the conferees are disturbed that the Bureau 
continues to exceed its full-time equivalent employment (FTE) 
ceiling. While the conferees understand the cyclical nature of 
the Bureau's programs, this continuing overage is of particular 
concern since it has occurred during the Bureau's low point in 
the ten year census cycle. According to the National Research 
Council's report on census modernization, between 1970 and 1990 
the cost of Bureau headquarters management increased from 
$30,000,000 to $105,000,000, a 350 percent increase, and 
headquarters staff increased by almost 3,000 FTE, a 67 percent 
increase. The conferees believe that there are areas which can 
and must be streamlined and reduced. The conferees expect the 
Bureau to include in the aforementioned report an explanation 
of the cause, cost, and duration of the FTE ceiling overage and 
its plans to remedy this situation.
      Census 2000.--The conferees continue to be concerned 
about progress related to the next decennial census. The 
Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate have for 
several years cautioned the Bureau that the cost of the Year 
2000 Census had to be kept in check, and that only through 
early planning and decision making could costs be controlled.
      The conferees recognize that fiscal year 1996 is a 
critical year in planning for the decennial census, and that 
numerous decisions will be made and preparations taken which 
will have a significant bearing on the overall cost of 
conducting the census, as well as the design selected. In light 
of the impact these decisions will have on future 
appropriations in an era of shrinking resources, the conferees 
expect the Bureau to consult with the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations, as well as the appropriate 
authorizing committees, and to submit a notification in 
accordance with section 605 of the accompanying Act before 
implementing plans for the Year 2000 Census final design, 
methodology, content, and pre-census and post-census 
operations.
      In addition, the conferees expect the Bureau to include 
in its report to the Committees, as described above, a response 
to the serious issues raised by the National Research Council 
concerning cost increases surrounding the 1990 Census and its 
plans to avoid such increases in the Year 2000 Census. The 
specific concerns raised by the NRC to be addressed in this 
report include: (1) dramatic increases in census headquarters 
staffing and costs; (2) data collection cost increases; (3) 
data processing cost increases; (4) data dissemination costs; 
and (5) census testing costs.
      Finally, the conferees are disappointed that the Bureau 
has failed to act on the stipulation included in the fiscal 
year 1995 House report directing the Bureau to work to obtain 
reimbursement from other Federal agencies for the costs 
associated with obtaining information on the decennial census. 
The conferees expect the Bureau to include in its report to the 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees an explanation of 
its progress in implementing this action.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $17,000,000 for the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
salaries and expenses instead of $19,709,000 as proposed by the 
House. The Senate bill included a total of $17,000,000 for NTIA 
salaries and expenses, of which $8,000,000 was provided through 
direct appropriations and $9,000,000 was provided by transfer 
from the Department of Justice Working Capital Fund for 
spectrum management. The conference agreement does not include 
a specific transfer of funds from the Justice Working Capital 
Fund into this account.
      The conference agreement also includes language, as 
proposed by the Senate, expanding the purposes for which funds 
may be transferred to NTIA from other government agencies to 
include spectrum management, analysis and operations. The House 
bill addressed only funds transferred from other agencies for 
costs incurred in telecommunications research engineering and 
related activities by NTIA's Institute for Telecommunications 
Sciences. This language will allow NTIA to receive funds from 
other agencies to offset the cost of spectrum management, 
particularly those costs related to national security and law 
enforcement. The conferees expect NTIA, working with the Office 
of Management and Budget, to develop a proposal allowing for 
the reimbursement of spectrum management costs by the other 
agency users and to provide a report on this proposal to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate no 
later than January 15, 1996.

       Public Broadcasting facilities, Planning and Construction

      The conference agreement includes $15,500,000 for Public 
Broadcasting Facilities, Planning and Construction grants 
instead of $19,000,000 as proposed by the House and $10,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement allows up 
to $2,200,000 of this amount to be used for program 
administration, as provided in both the House and Senate bills.

                   information infrastructure grants

      The conferees have provided $21,500,000 for NTIA's 
Information Infrastructure Grant program instead of $40,000,000 
as proposed by the House and $18,900,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within the amount provided, the conference agreement 
designates $3,000,000 for program administration, instead of 
$4,000,000 as proposed by the House and $900,000 as proposed by 
the Senate.
      The conferees have not included bill language proposed by 
the Senate requiring NTIA to add certain criteria to the 
factors taken into consideration in selecting projects funded 
under this program, including the extent to which a proposal is 
consistent with State plans and priorities and the extent to 
which particular applications have been coordinated with 
telecommunications and information entities within the State. 
However, the conferees support NTIA's use of such criteria as 
additional factors to be considered when selecting grants under 
this program.

                      Patent and Trademark Office

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees have provided $82,324,000 for the Patent 
and Trademark Office as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$90,000,000 as proposed by the House.

                         Science and Technology

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

             Scientific and Technical Research and Services

      The conference agreement includes $259,000,000 for the 
internal (core) research account of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology instead of $263,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $222,737,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees concur with the House and Senate position 
that the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Program be funded under this 
account. The conferees expect the remaining funds provided to 
be distributed proportionately to the activities delineated in 
the House report.
      The conference agreement deletes language proposed by the 
Senate which would have earmarked $1,200,000 within the amount 
provided under this account for continuation of the ``green 
buildings'' program. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

                     industrial technology services

      The conference agreement includes $80,000,000 for the 
NIST external research account instead of $81,100,000 as 
proposed by the House and $101,600,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees have provided this amount to fund only 
the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program as proposed by 
the House. The Senate bill would have allowed up to $25,300,000 
to be used to support continuation grants for prior year 
Advanced Technology Program awards.
      The conferees have provided $80,000,000 for the 
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program instead of 
$81,100,000 as proposed by the House and $76,300,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees intend that these funds 
be applied in accordance with the direction given in the House 
report.
      The conference agreement retains language included in 
both the House and Senate bills directing that no additional 
grants be awarded with carryover funds under the Advanced 
Technology Program, and that any remaining unobligated balances 
be used to fund continuation costs of ATP grants awarded in 
prior fiscal years.

                  construction of research facilities

      The conference agreement includes $60,000,000 for the 
NIST Construction account as proposed by the House instead of 
$27,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees have 
included the House language allowing these funds to be used for 
both construction of new facilities and renovation of existing 
facilities rather than the Senate language which would have 
limited use of the funds to renovation of existing facilities 
only.
      The conference agreement also includes, in a later 
section, the rescission of $75,000,000 of prior year carryover 
amounts from this account. The result of the conference action 
will allow NIST to obligate $79,000,000 under this account for 
fiscal year 1996. The conferees intend that these funds be used 
for the purpose of proceeding with the construction of a new 
Chemistry building at the NIST Gaithersburg campus, with the 
remaining $9,000,000 to be applied to routine maintenance and 
repair of structures at both the Gaithersburg and Boulder 
campuses. The conferees are also concerned about the obligation 
of more than $50,000,000 from this account late in fiscal year 
1995, and expect NIST to submit no later than January 15, 1996, 
a full accounting of funds obligated under this account during 
fiscal year 1995. The conferees are particularly concerned 
about the obligation of $22,150,000 of funds against an 
existing contract for ``conservative estimates''. The conferees 
expect NIST to submit a reprogramming of funds in accordance 
with section 605 of this Act for any amounts subsequently 
deobligated under any NIST construction contract.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  operations, research and facilities

                     (including transfer of funds)

      The conferees have provided an appropriation of 
$1,795,677,000 for the Operations, Research, and Facilities 
account of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA) instead of $1,724,452,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,809,092,000 as proposed by the Senate. In addition, the 
conference agreement allows $3,000,000 in offsetting fees 
related to the aeronautical charting program to be collected to 
offset this amount, resulting in a final direct appropriation 
of $1,792,677,000 instead of $1,721,452,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,806,092,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      In addition to the new budget authority provided, the 
conference agreement allows a transfer of $63,000,000 from 
balances in the account titled ``Promote and Develop Fishery 
Products and Research Related to American Fisheries'', instead 
of $57,500,000 as proposed by the House and $62,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate requiring the National Weather Service 
to expend not more than $700,000 to operate and maintain 
agricultural weather service centers. The House bill contained 
no similar provision. Funding for agricultural weather offices 
is addressed later in this report.
      The conferees concur with instructions contained in the 
House and Senate reports regarding the development of a revised 
budget structure for NOAA in consultation with the House and 
Senate Appropriations Committees, and expect the submission of 
the fiscal year 1997 budget request to conform to this new 
structure.
      The conferees are aware that, during the recent shutdown 
of Federal activities, NOAA utilized carryover funds from 
various programs, projects and activities to continue 
operating, without following standard notification procedures 
required under section 605 of the Appropriations Act. Upon 
enactment of the accompanying Act, the conferees expect NOAA to 
submit to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees a 
detailed accounting of the carryover funds utilized for this 
purpose, including a plan for restoring those activities from 
which funds were redirected.
      The conferees expect NOAA to use the Federal Ship 
Financing Fund to cover administrative expenses related to that 
account.
      Unless specifically stated otherwise in this Statement of 
the Committee of the Conference, the conferees intend that 
amounts expended from the NOAA Operations, Research and 
Facilities account be allocated as previously described in the 
Committee reports of the House and Senate.
      The following table reflects the distribution of the 
funds provided in this conference agreement:


      The following narrative provides additional information 
related to certain items included in the preceding table.

                         national ocean service

      The conferees have provided a total of $175,301,000 under 
this account for the activities of the National Ocean Service.
      Mapping and charting.--The conferees have provided 
$34,000,000 for NOAA's mapping and charting programs for the 
purposes as described in the House report, with additional 
guidance given under the Fleet Modernization account addressed 
later in this report. In addition, the conferees would be 
willing to entertain a proposal to reprogram up to $1,000,000 
of these amounts for observation and prediction activities to 
maintain tide and sea level measurements.
      Coastal Ocean Program.--The conferees have provided 
$11,500,000 for the Coastal Ocean Program, of which $700,000 is 
for the continuation of research on high-salinity estuaries as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the total amount provided, the 
conferees expect the Coastal Ocean Program managers to respond 
to the algae bloom in the Peconic Estuary system and adjacent 
Long Island waters that have devastated the commercial fishing 
industry. In addition to a concentrated research effort to 
understand the physiology of the brown tide organism, a 
systematic and comprehensive mapping of the bottom of the 
Peconic system should be conducted as soon as possible to 
identify contaminants and profile the problems being 
experienced by the shellfish industry. This action would 
supplement current efforts to maintain the health and integrity 
of the entire Peconic system through the Peconic Estuary 
Program.
      Coastal zone management.--The conference agreement 
includes $46,200,000 for CZM program grants. An additional 
$1,000,000 is provided for the National Estuarine Research 
Reserve program, in addition to $3,300,000 provided under the 
Coastal Zone Management Fund described later in this report. 
The conferees have agreed to provide $500,000 to complete NOAA 
support for the special area management plan.
      Marine Sanctuary Program.--The conference agreement 
includes $11,685,000 for the National Marine Sanctuary Program. 
The conferees are aware of concerns related to the proposal to 
designate a new marine sanctuary site in Puget Sound, 
Washington. The conferees also recognize the efforts being made 
by State and local officials, through existing programs, to 
manage the unique resources in Puget Sound. The conferees 
expect NOAA to continue the designation process without final 
designation of the Northwest Straits National Marine Sanctuary 
in the waters of Puget Sound prior to January 1, 1997 or until 
all of the county legislative bodies within or bordering the 
proposed marine sanctuary boundaries vote in the affirmative to 
ask for final designation.
      Other.--Within the amounts provided for geodesy, the 
conferees have included $500,000 for continuation of geodetic 
survey work as described in the Senate report, and $1,000,000 
for continuation of the land information system as described in 
the House report. Of the latter amount, $500,000 is included 
for the Orleans Parish and $500,000 is for the City of Sulphur 
to complete the Calcasieu Parish project. The conferees expect 
NOAA to provide a report within 30 days to enactment of the 
accompanying Act on the status of unobligated balances 
available under this program and a proposal to restore amounts 
previously appropriated for this program in order to complete 
this activity as soon as possible.
      The conference agreement includes a total of $10,000,000 
for NOAA's Coastal Services Center as requested in the budget 
and provided by the Senate.
      Deep Ocean Isolation Study.--The conferees have been made 
aware of an innovative deep ocean waste handling and disposal 
system, featuring a patented tethered delivery technology, that 
could identify an environmentally safe method of subaqueous 
capping in isolated areas of the deepest ocean. The conferees 
expect NOAA to evaluate this proposal, and to develop a funding 
plan for an engineering analysis and preliminary design work on 
systems to transport dredge soil to a deposit site, transfer 
the material to a receiving platform, and deploy the tethered 
delivery system to safely conduct deep ocean waste isolation. 
The conferees expect NOAA to provide a report on its evaluation 
of this proposal to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations and the appropriate authorizing committees, 
including an estimate of the cost to conduct an initial test of 
this new system, by April 1, 1996.

                   national marine fisheries service

      The conference agreement includes a total of $281,642,000 
for the National Marine Fisheries Service.
      Within the amounts provided in the above table for base 
fisheries resource information programs, the conference 
agreement includes funding at the fiscal year 1995 level for 
conservation engineering, marine mammal research and protected 
species research.
      The conferees are concerned that the operations of the 
hatcheries funded in the NOAA Operations, Research and 
Facilities (ORF) and Construction accounts be performed in a 
manner to best support the Northwest Salmon plan. The conferees 
further understand that the current designation of use of the 
construction funds for screen diversions may be overly 
restrictive. The conferees intend that some of these 
Construction funds, not to exceed $3,500,000, may be available 
for operations and maintenance provided that the use of funds 
for such a purpose are subject to a reprogramming notification 
under the general provisions of this Act, and provided further 
that NOAA and the States can demonstrate that such a use would 
maximize the implementation of the Endangered Species Act 
requirements. The conferees further stipulate that such a plan 
anticipate no more than the fiscal year 1996 level of funding 
for these purposes in subsequent years.
      Pursuant to the original intent of the Mitchell Act, it 
is the intent of the conferees that the hatcheries rearing or 
releasing fish at or below the Bonneville Dam include a program 
in fiscal year 1996 to release fish above the dam to rebuild 
upriver natural runs.
      Within the funding provided for the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act, the conferees intend that NOAA provide 
$1,500,000 for marine resource observers in the North Pacific, 
$550,000 for harbor seal research by the State of Alaska, 
$250,000 to the State of Alaska to assist in the implementation 
of marine mammal take reduction plans in the fisheries off 
Alaska, and $350,000 to be allocated to the Alaska Eskimo 
Whaling Commission for the following purposes: (1) scientific 
research; (2) International Whaling Commission representation; 
and (3) implementation of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission 
and NOAA cooperative agreement. The conferees also expect NOAA 
to complete a detailed cost-benefit analysis for the Atlantic 
and Gulf of Mexico menhaden fisheries which may be re-
classified from Category III to either Category II or I before 
any final rule is implemented regarding the incidental taking 
of marine mammals by commercial fishermen as published in the 
Federal Register of June 16, 1995.
      The conferees concur with the language included in the 
Senate report regarding RECFIN and MARFIN programs. The 
conferees also agree with the designations given in the Senate 
report, within the total amounts available for NMFS, for 
experimental bycatch research and funding for the Newport 
Marine Science Center.
      The conferees have included funds for the implementation 
of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act, 
and strongly support the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries 
Commission (ASMFC) actions to improve the management of coastal 
fisheries. However, the conferees are concerned that in several 
areas involving public participation, the ASMFC's deliberative 
process has been inadequate. The conferees expect ASMFC to 
specifically improve: (1) the public hearing process; (2) the 
method by which the public is informed to Commission 
activities; and (3) the effectiveness of ASMFC's advisory 
committees in the fishery management process. Finally, the 
conferees expect ASMFC to implement a process for the peer 
review of fish population models upon which fishery management 
decisions are based.
      Because the Endangered Species Act has not been 
reauthorized since 1992, the conferees find it inappropriate to 
fund the application of this law to new prelisting or listing 
activities associated with threatened or endangered species. 
These activities include designation of critical habitat, 
review of petitions to list species and/or revise critical 
habitat, or other activities the agency conducts as part of its 
prelisting and listing actions, except for activities 
associated with the development and/or implementation of 
habitat conservation plans. The conference agreement does, 
however, include funds for species currently listed under the 
law in order to avoid disruption of ongoing programs for these 
species as well as impacts on the activities of private 
parties. Section 207 of the accompanying Act also addresses the 
issue of ESA activities to be conducted by NOAA within the 
amounts provided.
      The conferees concur with the House and Senate direction 
regarding the NMFS Sea Turtle/Shrimp Fishery Emergency Response 
Plan (ERP) except that it is the conferees' firm intent that 
the peer review requirements and revisions required by the 
House and Senate reports regarding the March 14, 1995 Emergency 
Response Plan shall also apply to the November 14, 1994 
Biological Opinion which led to the Emergency Response Plan. 
The conferees expect NMFS and the Department of Commerce not to 
implement any shrimp fishery closures that may result from the 
March 14, 1995 ERP prior to October 1, 1996.
      Any funding provided in this conference agreement for 
endangered species recovery plans are not to be used by NOAA 
for any sea turtle, shrimp fishery emergency response plan 
activities or sea turtle protection and Kemp Ridley recovery 
activities, except those activities, studies and recovery 
actions specifically outlined in the House and Senate reports 
and this statement of conferees. The increases provided for 
these activities in this conference agreement are intended to 
enhance salmon conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest.
      The conferees endorse the House and Senate direction 
regarding an independent survey and analysis of the red snapper 
stock and red snapper management plan and expect these to be 
conducted within the total amounts available for NMFS at the 
level provided in the Senate report. However, since passage of 
the House and Senate appropriations bills, the Commerce 
Department has approved an individual transferable quota (ITQ) 
system for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, despite recent 
House passage of authorizing legislation prohibiting ITQs. The 
conferees direct the Secretary of Commerce and the 
Administrator of NOAA not to expend any funds to implement or 
enforce an ITQ system in the Gulf of Mexico until the 
independent assessment and analysis of red snapper stock is 
completed. The conferees also direct the Secretary and the 
Administrator to immediately study the feasibility of 
establishing a commercial bycatch season allowing red snapper 
endorsed vessels to land restricted catch of red snapper that 
will utilize an amount of fish commensurate with current 
estimates of bycatch mortality during the closed directed 
harvest season. This relief quota for commercial harvesters 
should be evaluated and compared to the quota averages 
attributed to the recreational fishery in terms of its 
biological stock impact.
      The conferees expect NOAA to include as a priority under 
the Saltonstall-Kennedy and MARFIN grant programs, proposals 
for research and education efforts directed at the protection 
of high-risk consumers from naturally occurring bacteria 
associated with raw molluscan shellfish. Specifically, the 
conferees expect these programs to support ongoing efforts by 
the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference and the Gulf of 
Mexico Oyster industry in addressing concerns associated with 
Vibrio vulnificus.
      The statement of the managers accompanying the fiscal 
year 1995 appropriation for NOAA included a designation of 
$500,000 in Saltonstall-Kennedy funds for a comprehensive 
education program for at-risk consumers who consume raw 
molluscan shellfish. The conferees expect NMFS to transfer the 
remaining $250,000 of this amount to the Interstate Shellfish 
Sanitation Conference (ISSC) to continue implementation of the 
multi-year education program. The conferees expect the ISSC to 
manage the program in order to fully utilize its extensive 
network to ensure balanced participation between Federal and 
state agencies, the oyster industry and other affected parties 
in continuing this education program.
      The conferees support the NMFS proposal to create an 
office to address issues related to the marine recreational 
fishing industry, within available resources. The conferees 
expect NMFS, as co-chair of the National Recreational Fisheries 
Coordination Council, to provide the expected guidance and 
leadership in the effort to conserve, restore, and enhance 
aquatic systems to provide for increased recreational fishing 
opportunities nationwide.
      Within amounts provided for fisheries management 
programs, the conferees expect NMFS to maintain a program for 
fisheries trade promotion.

                    Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

      The conference agreement includes a total of $213,944,000 
for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research activities.
      Interannual and seasonal climate research.--The conferees 
have provided $65,500,000 for interannual and seasonal climate 
research under the structure proposed by the House, of which 
$57,500,000 is to continue the basic Climate and Global Change 
program. The remaining $8,000,000 is to carry out the base 
interannual and seasonal research programs.
      Marine prediction research.--The conference agreement 
provides $10,226,000 for marine prediction research. Within 
this amount, the conferees intend that Lake Champlain and 
Southeast fisheries studies be funded according to the Senate 
report.
      GLERL.--Within the $5,200,000 provided for the Great 
Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, the conferees expect 
NOAA to continue to support the Great Lakes nearshore research 
and GLERL zebra mussel research programs.
      Sea grant.--The conferees have included $53,300,000 for 
the National Sea Grant program, and expect NOAA to continue to 
fund oyster disease research, zebra mussel research and the 
National Coastal Research and Development Institute within 
these amounts. The conferees urge NOAA to fund proposals 
related to the Vibrio vulnificus issue and the education of at-
risk consumers regarding raw molluscan shellfish.
      NURP.--The conferees have provided $12,000,000 for the 
National Undersea Research Program, and direct that each NURP 
center receive at least $1,560,000 of these funds. The 
conferees direct that priority be given to the NURP centers 
which have received the greatest reductions from rescissions in 
the previous fiscal year in allocating excess funds after each 
center has received the minimum $1,560,000.

                        National Weather Service

      The conference agreement includes a total of $606,045,000 
for the National Weather Service.
      The amount provided includes $405,300,000 for local 
warnings and forecasts, including the staffing related to the 
modernization of the weather service, data buoy maintenance, 
Pacific and Alaska regional headquarters, and specialized 
weather services.
      The conferees expect that any reductions required within 
the amounts provided in this conference agreement be applied 
first to staffing levels at NWS central headquarters. Further, 
the conferees concur with language included in the House report 
regarding notification prior to NWS office closures.
      While the conference agreement assumes the privatization 
of specialized weather services, the conferees recognized that 
it may be necessary, within the funds available, for the 
National Weather Service to continue to provide agricultural 
weather, fruit frost, and fire related services for a limited 
time in areas where private sector entities are not yet 
available to provide these services. The conferees expect NOAA 
to submit a report by April 30, 1996, on the status of these 
privatization proposals. The conferees expect NWS to continue 
the marine facsimile weather service program within funds 
provided under local warnings and forecasts.

     National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service

      The conference agreement includes $471,536,000 for NOAA's 
satellite and data management programs.
      The conferees have included $10,000,000 for NOAA's 
participation in the LANDSAT program. The conferees are 
concerned that NOAA's participation in this program will take 
critical funding away from operational satellites crucial to 
the National Weather Service. The conferees encourage NOAA to 
continue to work with other Federal agencies participating in 
the LANDSAT program to obtain funds for operating LANDSAT 
ground systems. Should other funding be obtained, the conferees 
would consider a proposal to reprogram these funds toward other 
NOAA satellite requirements. The conferees expect these funds 
not to be obligated prior to enactment of authorization 
legislation endorsing NOAA's participation in this program.
      The conference agreement includes $29,865,000 for data 
management systems within the amount provided for NESDIS. The 
conferees have provided an increase in this account to support 
initiatives aimed at converting NOAA's aging paper and 
microfilm records into intelligent data formats.
      The conferees recognize that, in general, the most cost-
effective means of procurement is open competition. While there 
has been discussion within NOAA of providing a sole source 
procurement for the next buy of Geostationary Operational 
Environmental Stationary (GOES) satellites, the conferees 
believe that this procurement should be subject to competition 
and a fixed price contract, if practicable. The conferees are 
in agreement that the next buy of GOES satellites should be for 
``clones'' of the current GOES I-M satellites (or ``GOES-
NEXT''), requiring no new sensors or any other change calling 
for additional research and development. The goals for the GOES 
program should be to provide continuity in coverage and to 
reduce unit costs.

                            Program Support

      The conference agreement provides $132,459,000 for NOAA 
program support.
      Marine services.--The conference agreement includes 
$61,100,000 for marine services. The conferees expect funds 
made available under this account and the NOAA Fleet 
Modernization account, including prior year carryover funds, 
for mapping, charting, and geodesy services to be used to 
acquire such services through contracts entered into with 
qualified private sector contractors. The conferees expect that 
contracts for hydrographic, geodetic, and photogrammetric 
surveying and mapping services shall be awarded in accordance 
with title IX of the Federal Property and Administrative 
Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C 541 et seq.), as proposed in the 
House report. Further, the conferees intend that no funds 
provided under this account, in this Act or in any prior year 
appropriation, be used to procure equipment that replaces or 
modernizes NOAA's in-house measurement capabilities when 
similar services may be obtained by contract through the 
private sector. The conferees believe that it is inappropriate 
for NOAA to use its limited resources to acquire specialized 
equipment for the NOAA fleet, considering the uncertainty of 
the future of the fleet as well as the availability of such 
equipment among potential private sector contractors for 
mapping and charting activities.

                      Coastal zone management fund

      The conference agreement includes an appropriation of 
$7,800,000, as provided in both the House and Senate bills, 
from the Coastal Zone Management Fund for the purposes 
designated by the Senate. The conferees intend that amounts 
provided will be available as follows: $4,000,000 for program 
administration, $500,000 for State development grants, and 
$3,300,000 for the National Estuarine Research Reserve Program. 
The conferees have provided an additional $1,000,000 in direct 
appropriations under the NOAA Operations, Research, and 
Facilities account for the National Estuarine Research Reserve 
Program.

                              Construction

      The conference agreement includes a total of $50,000,000 
for the NOAA Construction account as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $42,731,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees 
have provided these funds for the purposes described in the 
following paragraphs.
      The conference agreement includes funding for the 
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, as proposed in 
both the House and Senate reports. The conferees have provided 
$3,700,000 for general facilities maintenance, $1,500,000 for 
the Sandy Hook lease, $2,000,000 for environmental compliance, 
$2,000,000 for above-standard costs at the Boulder laboratory, 
and $1,800,000 for NOAA research facilities.
      The conferees have included a total of $19,300,000 for 
NEXRAD weather office construction and maintenance.
      The conferees have included $4,700,000 for Columbia River 
facilities in accordance with the language included under the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) addressed in the 
Operations, Research and Facilities account.
      The conference agreement includes funds for NMFS Honolulu 
laboratory renovations and the Newport Science Center 
architectural and engineering studies in accordance with the 
Senate report. The conferees have provided $3,000,000 for the 
NMFS Southeast laboratory.
      As provided by both the House and Senate, the conferees 
have included $10,000,000 for Pribilof Island cleanup. In 
addition to direction given in both the House and Senate 
reports, the conferees expect NOAA to use a portion of these 
funds to stabilize to an appropriate building condition the 
historic seal processing plant located on the island of Saint 
George.
      The conferees are aware of current shortfalls that exist 
at the NMFS Tiburon Lab. The conferees expect the NOAA 
Administrator to prepare a plan of action outlining the most 
cost-effective approach to address these shortfalls in order to 
maintain the current research mission. This plan should be 
submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
by March 15, 1996. Funds provided in prior years for the 
Tiburon replacement are made available for this planning 
effort.

            fleet modernization, shipbuilding and conversion

      The conference agreement includes $8,000,000 for the NOAA 
Fleet Modernization account, as provided in both the House and 
Senate bills, and language identical to that included in the 
House bill. In addition, the conference agreement retains 
language included in section 612 of the House and Senate bills 
further clarifying the uses of these funds.

           fishing vessels and gear damage compensation fund

      The conference agreement includes $1,032,000 for an 
appropriation to the Fishing Vessel and Gear Damage Fund as 
provided in both the House and Senate versions of the bill.

                      fishermen's contingency fund

      The conference agreement includes $999,000 for the 
Fishermen's Contingency Fund, as provided in both the House and 
Senate versions of the bill.

                     foreign fishing observer fund

      The conference agreement includes $196,000 for the 
expenses related to the Foreign Fishing Observer Fund, as 
provided in both the House and Senate versions of the bill.

                 fishing vessel obligations guarantees

      The conference agreement provides $250,000 in subsidy 
amounts for Fishing Vessel Obligations Guarantees as proposed 
by the Senate. The House bill contained no similar provision. 
In addition, the conference agreement makes a technical 
language change to clarify that no loans may be made to 
purchase any new vessel that would increase the harvesting 
capacity of any U.S. fishery.

                       Technology Administration

       Under Secretary for Technology/Office of Technology Policy

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for the 
Technology Administration as provided in both the House and 
Senate versions of the bill. The conferees concur with language 
included in the House report regarding this account.

                         General Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $29,100,000 for the 
general administration of the Commerce Department as provided 
in both the House and Senate versions of the bill.

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conference agreement includes $19,849,000 for the 
Commerce Department Inspector General as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $21,849,000 as proposed by the House.

                Commerce Reorganization Transition Fund

      The conference agreement does not include an 
appropriation of $20,000,000 for a new Commerce Reorganization 
Transition Fund as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
contained no similar provision. The conference agreement 
includes a new general provision (section 210) requiring that 
any costs resulting from reorganization or consolidations be 
absorbed within the total budget authority available to the 
Department.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

                  construction of research facilities

                              (rescission)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$75,000,000 from the NIST Construction account under title II 
of the Act instead of a rescission of $152,993,000 from 
projected end-of-year carryover balances as proposed by the 
Senate in title VII of the Act. The House bill contained no 
similar rescission. This rescission of $75,000,000 reduces the 
carryover appropriation under this account to $19,000,000. Uses 
of the remaining funds are addressed in the description of the 
fiscal year 1996 appropriation under this account.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

      The conference agreement includes the following general 
provisions for the Department of Commerce:
      Section 201.--The conference agreement includes section 
201, identical in both versions of the bill, regarding 
certifications of advanced payments.
      Sec. 202.--The conference agreement includes section 202, 
identical in both versions of the bill, allowing funds to be 
used for hire of passenger motor vehicles.
      Sec. 203.--The conference agreement includes section 203, 
identical in both bills, prohibiting reimbursement to the Air 
Force for hurricane reconnaissance planes.
      Sec. 204.--The conference agreement includes section 204, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, 
prohibiting funds from being used to reimburse the Unemployment 
Trust Fund for temporary census workers.
      Sec. 205.--The conference agreement includes section 205, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, 
regarding transfer authority between Commerce Department 
appropriation accounts.
      Sec. 206.--The conference agreement includes a new 
section 206 providing for the notification of the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations of a plan for transferring 
funds to appropriate successor organizations within 90 days of 
enactment of any legislation dismantling or reorganizing the 
Department of Commerce, should such legislation be enacted. 
This section also includes language allowing the Secretary of 
Commerce or the appropriate head of any successor organization 
to use available funds to cover the costs of actions relating 
to the abolishment, reorganization, or transfer of functions 
and to transfer funds between appropriations accounts in order 
to cover these costs, should such actions be necessary.
      The Senate bill included under section 206 language 
entitled ``Consolidation of Functions of Commerce Department'' 
which: (1) provided broad authority to the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to abolish, reorganize, 
consolidate or transfer functions within the Department of 
Commerce in accordance with the provisions of the Senate bill, 
to terminate or transfer associated personnel as considered 
appropriate by OMB; (2) authorized employee buyouts through 
December 15, 1995; and (3) established a Commerce 
Reorganization Transition Fund to cover the costs of 
consolidation and employee buyouts. The House bill contained no 
provision on this matter.
      The conferees have included new language for section 206 
in order to conform the actions taken in this Act to any 
subsequently enacted legislation dismantling or reorganizing 
the Department of Commerce.
      The conference agreement does not include the language 
under section 207 as proposed by the Senate, requiring the 
Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study of the Doppler weather 
surveillance radar to assess the impact on property owners in 
the immediate area of the radar sites, as well as the costs of 
relocating these radars. However, the conferees expect the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, upon enactment 
of an authorization and to the extent funds are available, to 
identify an alternative site for the relocation of the NEXRAD 
radar tower presently located at Sulphur Mountain in Ventura 
County, California.
      Sec. 207.--The conference agreement includes section 207 
requiring that no funds provided in this Act, or under any 
other law, be used to implement certain subsections of the 
Endangered Species Act until reauthorizing legislation is 
enacted. This language is identical to that included in the 
Senate bill as section 208. The House bill contained no similar 
provision. This language prohibits the Secretary of Commerce, 
through the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), from 
proposing the listing of new species under the Endangered 
Species Act, designation of critical habitat, or final listing 
determinations, pending reauthorization of that Act. NMFS may 
use funds for delisting, or for the reclassification of a 
species from endangered to threatened, and funds may be used 
for prelisting conservation and other activities that will help 
prevent future listings of species, and implementation of 
section 4(d) rules.
      Sec. 208.--The conference agreement includes section 208, 
included in the Senate bill under section 209, allowing the 
transfer of title of a project in Hilinex, Vermont, originally 
funded under the Economic Development Administration. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.
      Sec. 209.--The conference agreement includes section 209, 
included in the Senate bill as section 210, providing for the 
demolition of structures, environmental cleanup and conveyance 
of land by the Economic Development Administration to the 
Tuscaloosa (AL) County Industrial Development Authority. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.
      Sec. 210.--The conference agreement includes a new 
section 210, not included in either bill, requiring that any 
costs related to personnel actions incurred by a Department or 
agency funded in title II of the accompanying Act as a result 
of funding levels provided in this Act, be absorbed within the 
total budgetary resources available to such Department or 
agency.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

                   Supreme Court of the United States

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $25,834,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Supreme Court as provided in both 
the House and Senate bills.

                    Care of the building and grounds

      The conference agreement includes $3,313,000 for the 
Supreme Court Care of the Buildings and Grounds account, as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills. The conference 
agreement also provides that $500,000 of the amount 
appropriated shall be available until expended as proposed by 
the House, instead of $565,000 as proposed by the Senate.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $14,288,000 for the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of $14,070,000 as proposed by the House. 
The conferees have provided the higher amount to fund 
additional court security officers requested by the Court.

               United States Court of International Trade

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $10,859,000 for the 
U.S. Court of International Trade as provided in both the House 
and Senate bills.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees have provided $2,433,141,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Judiciary, instead of 
$2,409,024,000 as proposed by the House and $2,446,194,665 as 
proposed by the Senate. Including amounts provided under the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, addressed below, the total 
amount available in this conference agreement for the salaries 
and expenses of the courts is $2,463,141,000 rather than 
$2,450,524,000 as proposed by the House and $2,476,194,665 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the overall funding available for fiscal year 
1996, the conferees expect the Judiciary to fund its highest 
program priorities, including additional magistrate judges to 
eliminate existing backlogs in caseloads.
      The conference agreement also appropriates $2,318,000 
from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund for expenses 
associated with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 
1986, as provided in both the House and Senate bills.
      Optimal utilization of judicial resources.--The conferees 
are concerned about the ability to sustain the current 
appropriations level for the Judicial Branch in the context of 
the need to balance the budget and reduce the deficit. The 
conferees want to ensure that the Judiciary maintains its 
current high standards for the delivery of justice in our 
courts and the public's confidence in the court system. 
Particularly in this time of budgetary constraints, this must 
be done in the most cost-effective way possible.
      In order to provide the Congress with the means to better 
evaluate the operations of the courts, the conferees expect the 
Judicial Conference to continue its effort to identify ways to 
make the courts more efficient and less costly. As part of this 
effort, the conferees request that the Judiciary undertake a 
review, to be performed by an independent, nonpartisan, 
professional organization outside the Judiciary, but with the 
complete cooperation and support of the Judiciary. A report of 
its findings should be submitted by no later than November 30, 
1996, with an interim report on the findings to be submitted by 
April 1, 1996. While the report may address possible 
improvements in any aspect of the Judiciary and its functions, 
the conferees expect the report to emphasize the following:
            The extent to which the current judicial workload 
        corresponds to the distribution of judicial resources.
            The extent to which underutilized court facilities 
        could be closed, or the sharing of courtroom space 
        expanded, without appreciably affecting the delivery of 
        justice, and the potential for savings in space costs 
        that could be realized.
            The extent to which the use of contract services 
        might be substituted for non-judge employees in the 
        courts and what, if any, savings could be realized.
            The extent to which savings and efficiencies can be 
        realized through enhanced use of automation and other 
        high technology initiatives.
      Violent crime reduction trust fund.--The conference 
agreement includes an appropriation of $30,000,000 from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, the same amount provided in 
the Senate bill. The House bill included an appropriation of 
$41,500,000 from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund for the 
Judiciary. The conferees intend that these funds be used to 
offset workload requirements of the Federal Judiciary related 
to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 
and any increased workload requirements related to title VIII 
of this Act.

                           defender services

      The conferees have included $267,217,000 for the Federal 
Judiciary's Defender Servcies account, instead of $260,000,000 
as proposed by the House and $274,433,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The amount provided is for the operation of Federal 
public defender and community defender organizations and the 
compensation, reimbursement, and expenses of attorneys 
appointed to represent persons under the Criminal Justice Act, 
as amended.
      The conference agreement also includes language proposed 
by the Senate establishing April 1, 1996 as the date by which 
no funds provided under this account may be expended for Death 
Penalty Resource Centers (Post-Conviction Defender 
Organizations). The House bill included no specific date, but 
would have terminated these centers upon enactment of this Act. 
The conferees agree that establishing April 1, 1996 as the 
termination date will allow for a more orderly and efficient 
close-out of this program.
      The conferees recognize the concerns expressed by the 
Judiciary that the cost of panel attorney representation in 
Federal capital habeas cases be kept to an appropriate level. 
Therefore, the conferees expect the Judiciary to initiate a 
study of approaches to reducing panel attorney costs and the 
feasibility of conducting a pilot project to assess flat-fee 
contracts as one such approach. The conferees expect a report 
on the results of this study to be submitted to the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House and the Senate within one year 
of enactment of this Act.

                    fees of jurors and commissioners

      The conference agreement includes $59,028,000 for Fees of 
Jurors and Commissioners as provided in both the House and 
Senate bills.

                             Court Security

      The conference agreement includes $102,000,000 for the 
Federal Judiciary's Court Security account as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $109,724,000 as proposed by the House.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $47,500,000 for the 
Administrative Office of the United States Courts as provided 
in both the House and Senate bills.

                        Federal Judicial Center

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $17,914,000 for the 
fiscal year 1996 salaries and expenses of the Federal Judicial 
Center instead of $18,828,000 as proposed by the House and 
$17,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees agree that 
education and training functions performed by the Center should 
be maintained at current levels.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds

                  Payment to the Judiciary Trust Funds

      The conference agreement includes $32,900,000 for payment 
to the various Judicial retirement funds as provided in both 
the House and Senate bills.

                  United States Sentencing Commission

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees have included $8,500,000 for the U.S. 
Sentencing Commission as provided in both the House and Senate 
bills.

                             The Judiciary

                           General Provisions

      Section 301.--The conference agreement includes section 
301 as provided in both the House and Senate bills allowing 
appropriations to be used for services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109.
      Sec. 302.--The conference agreement includes section 302 
as provided in both the House and Senate bills which allows 
appropriations to be available to the Special Court established 
under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973.
      Sec. 303.--The conference agreement includes section 303, 
included in both the House and Senate bills, providing the 
Judiciary with the authority to transfer funds between 
appropriations accounts. The conference agreement also includes 
new language exempting the Judiciary's Defender Services 
account from the 10 percent increase ceiling set by this 
provision. The conferees have included this exemption because 
of concerns expressed by the Federal Judiciary that the total 
requirements for the Defender Services account will exceed 
$295,000,000. Because the demands for Federal defender services 
fluctuate, the conferees have included this provision which 
will allow additional funds to be transferred to this account 
from other budgetary resources available to the Judiciary, 
should additional resources be required, subject to the 
reprogramming guidelines set forth in section 605 of this Act.
      Sec. 304.--The conference agreement includes section 304, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, 
allowing up to $10,000 of salaries and expenses funds provided 
in this title to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses of the Judicial Conference of the 
United States.
      Sec. 305.--The conference agreement deletes section 305 
as proposed by the Senate, which would have required (1) that 
judicial circuit conferences or meetings authorized under 
section 333 of title 28, United States Code, be held within the 
geographic boundaries of the court over which the chief judge 
presides, and (2) that no circuit would receive more than 
$100,000 for such conferences. The House bill contained no 
similar provision. The conferees strongly agree that the 
Judiciary should make every effort to hold down the cost of 
judicial circuit conferences, including the use of new 
communications technologies such as video teleconferencing.
      The conference agreement includes a new section 305, 
similar to section 306 included in the Senate bill, revising 
section 333 of title 28 of the United States Code to make the 
holding of judicial conferences optional and to make attendance 
by judges at these conferences discretionary. Section 306 of 
the Senate bill included these provisions, as well as a sense 
of the Senate that the Federal Judiciary should use new 
communications technologies to conduct judicial conferences and 
a provision making this section applicable only to contracts 
entered into after the date of enactment of this Act. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement deletes section 308 regarding 
the National Fine Center, as proposed by the Senate. The House 
bill contained no provision on this matter. The conferees 
understand that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts 
has committed to conducting a time-out and review of the 
National Fine Center program. The conferees expect the 
Administrative Office to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and the Senate a report on the 
results of this independent review by March 1, 1996.

           TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCIES

                          Department of State

                   administration of foreign affairs

                    diplomatic and consular programs

      The conference agreement includes a total of 
$1,719,220,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, instead of 
$1,727,298,000 as proposed by the House, and $1,698,220,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement includes 
$9,720,000 for security enhancements and $700,000 to be derived 
from registration fees, as proposed in both the House and 
Senate bills.
      The conference agreement includes language that allows, 
through April 1, 1996, continued collection of Machine Readable 
Visa (MRV) fees as an offsetting collection for the cost of 
consular services. The Senate bill provided this authority for 
the full fiscal year, and the House bill contained no similar 
provision. The conference agreement also allows MRV fees to be 
collected from North American Free Trade Agreement countries 
during the same time period, which was not proposed in either 
bill, consistent with the pending House and Senate foreign 
affairs authorization bills.
      The conference agreement also provides $24,856,000 from 
within this account for the Diplomatic Telecommunications 
Service, as proposed by the House and the Senate. The 
conference agreement modifies the language to make the funds 
available until expended, and to allow $7,544,000 of 
enhancement funds to be expended prior to submission of the 
pilot project report. Both the House and Senate bills withheld 
all enhancement funds until submission of the report.
      The conference agreement also includes language relating 
to fees from the operation of the International Center and the 
use of Blair House facilities, and allowing transfers between 
the Diplomatic and Consular Programs and the Salaries and 
Expenses accounts, as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement also includes language that was 
included in both the House and Senate bills requiring that in 
fiscal year 1997, a system be in place that allocates to each 
department and agency the full cost of its presence outside the 
United States. To carry out this provision, the conferees 
direct the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that in 
the President's budget requests for fiscal year 1997, the full 
cost of each Federal agency's overseas presence is clearly 
reflected within its budget request to Congress.
      The conference agreement deletes language included by the 
Senate, requiring the State Department to report to the 
President and the Congress on potential cost savings generated 
by extending foreign service officer tours of duty in nations 
that require two-year language study programs. The conferees 
note that some overseas missions, such as those in China and 
Japan, require lengthy language preparation and extended tours 
in such countries may be justified. Longer tours may yield 
significant savings and improve personnel management. 
Accordingly, the Department of State is directed to conduct the 
study called for in the Senate bill and to submit the study to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations not later 
than May 15, 1996.
      The conferees agree that the language in both the House 
and Senate reports under this heading is to be followed in 
expending fiscal year 1996 funds. The continuations noted in 
the House report can be provided through either a grant or 
contract mechanism.
      The conferees believe that U.S. economic and commercial 
interests are an integral component of our diplomatic 
relations, and in many overseas diplomatic posts, the 
cornerstone of our bilateral and multilateral relationships. It 
is critical that these interests be actively promoted at the 
highest level. The conferees note that while foreign service 
officers from other non-State Department agencies have been 
elevated to ambassadorial rank, no senior officer from the U.S. 
and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS;) has been selected as an 
ambassador. The conferees believe that senior officers of the 
US&FCS; have the understanding and skills necessary to 
effectively represent U.S. interests at the highest level, 
particularly in posts of strategic commercial interest to the 
United States. Therefore, the conferees expect the 
Administration to nominate at least one senior officer of the 
US&FCS; to ambassadorial rank as soon as possible.

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes a total of $365,146,000 
for Salaries and Expenses, as proposed by the House, instead of 
$369,870,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conference 
agreement includes $1,870,000 for security enhancements, as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.

             Foreign affairs reorganization transition fund

      The conference agreement does not include $5,000,000 for 
the Foreign Affairs Reorganization Transition Fund, as proposed 
by the Senate. The disposition of the Fund is discussed under 
section 404.

                        capital investment fund

      The conference agreement includes $16,400,000 for the 
Capital Investment Fund, as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conference agreement includes $27,369,000 for the 
combined State and United States Information Agency Inspector 
General, instead of $27,669,000 for the combined office, as 
proposed by the House, and $24,350,000 for the combined office, 
as proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement includes 
new language exempting the Inspector General from the existing 
requirement to inspect all posts every five years. This 
language is intended to result in budget savings that will help 
the Office carry out its mission within the funding level 
provided in the conference agreement.
      Upon enactment of this legislation, the Inspector General 
of the Department of State will have responsibility for 
preparing semi-annual reports for three separate 
organizations--the Department of State, the Arms Control and 
Disarmament Agency, and the United States Information Agency--
and international broadcasting programs. The Inspector General 
should consult with the House Committee on Government Reform 
and Oversight, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the format 
and content of the Inspector General's semi-annual report prior 
to submitting that report to Congress. This consolidated report 
will comply with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 
and will allow the State Department Inspector General to 
achieve cost savings and efficiencies in the preparation of 
these reports.

                       representation allowances

      The conference agreement includes $4,500,000 for 
Representation Allowances, as proposed by the Senate, instead 
of $4,780,000 as proposed by the House.

              protection of foreign missions and officials

      The conference agreement includes $8,579,000 for 
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials, as proposed by 
both the House and the Senate.

           security and maintenance of united states missions

      The conference agreement includes $385,760,000 for this 
account, instead of $391,760,000, as proposed by the House, and 
$369,860,000, as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have agreed to rename this account from 
``Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad'' to 
``Security and Maintenance of United States Missions''. The 
conferees believe this name more accurately reflects the 
activities funded by this account, which are primarily related 
to the management of over $10,000,000,000 of U.S. Government 
real property located overseas and used in carrying out the 
mission not only of the Department of State, but of the 
approximately 35 Departments and agencies that carry out 
programs overseas, including the Department of Justice, the 
Department of Treasury, and the Department of Defense, to name 
just a few. These properties include housing for all U.S. 
Government employees overseas, both U.S. owned and leased. 
Substantial funds are expended for security upgrades, providing 
security on all construction projects, and for assuring the 
safety of U.S. Government employees and their families at their 
workplace and in their living quarters.
      Of the recommended funds, $369,800,000 are required to 
maintain current activities. The additional $15,900,000 may be 
used to address the backlog in maintenance projects estimated 
in excess of $400,000,000. No funding for any new construction 
projects is provided.
      Under title VII of the bill, the conferees have included 
a rescission of $60,000,000 from carryover balances in this 
account.
      The Department's ability to address housing and facility 
needs in the least costly manner possible is potentially 
limited by the current inability to use lease-purchase 
agreements. As called for in the House report, the Department 
is expected to report back on the benefits of the lease-
purchase option in managing overseas property needs. Within 
funds appropriated under this account or carryover from any 
source, the conferees expect that $3,500,000 will be made 
available for architectural and engineering plans associated 
with a consolidated chancery complex in Kingston. These 
operations are currently housed in five leased facilities. The 
conferees believe that consolidation of existing U.S. 
Government owned property should result in lower operating 
costs. On-site housing should yield additional savings of up to 
$2,000,000 per year in residential security. The plans should 
be compatible with either a standard construction or with a 
lease-purchase option. The Department should report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on the relative costs and benefits 
of these two options by March 1, 1996.

           emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service

      The conference agreement includes $6,000,000 for 
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service account, as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills.

                   repatriation loans program account

      The conference agreement includes a total appropriation 
of $776,000 for the Repatriation Loans Program Account, as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills.

              payment to the american institute in taiwan

      The conference agreement includes $15,165,000 for the 
payment to the American Institute in Taiwan account, as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills.

     payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund

      The conference agreement includes $125,402,000 for the 
payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund 
account, as provided in both the House and Senate bills.

              International Organizations and Conferences

              contributions to international organizations

      The conference agreement includes $700,000,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations to pay the costs 
assessed to the United States for membership in fifty 
international organizations, compared to $858,000,000, as 
provided in the House bill, and $550,000,000, as provided in 
the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed in the Senate bill to permit funding for the 
International Labor Organization. The House bill had no similar 
provision. Funding for the International Labor Organization 
will be decided by the Administration as part of its overall 
allocation of funds.
      The conference agreement includes language contained in 
both the House and Senate bills regarding withholding of 20 
percent of the contribution to the United Nations until a 
certification is made relating to the establishment of an 
independent Office of Inspector General at the United Nations, 
a prohibition on use of funds for interest payments, and 
limiting the payment of arrearages to uses agreed upon by the 
United States and the respective international organizations.
      The conferees are agreed that no funds are provided for 
assessments to be paid to the United Nations International 
Development Organization.
      The conferees have agreed, with respect to the 
Interparliamentary Union (IPU), that no funds should be 
provided until the IPU adjusts the schedule of IPU meetings to 
accommodate U.S. participation, and until the IPU reverses its 
decision to increase the U.S. assessment level from 12.8 
percent to 15 percent. In so doing, the IPU should make such 
adjustments as necessary to ensure that the U.S. is not held 
accountable for any arrearage resulting from the aforementioned 
increase. In addition, funds should be provided on the 
condition that measurable steps are taken to reduce the budget 
and expenses of IPU. The final decision whether or not to 
provide funds for continued U.S. membership in IPU should be 
made by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore 
of the Senate, in consultation with the President and Vice 
President of the U.S. Group of the IPU.
      Funding for the U.S. assessment for the Chemical Weapons 
Convention, should it be ratified by the U.S., is to be 
considered under this account, as provided in the House report.
      Allocation of the funds included in the conference 
agreement is to be made in conjunction with an assessment of 
the importance of the fifty international organizations to the 
national interest of the United States. The Department is 
expected to report the results of its review of these 
organizations to the Appropriations Committees no later than 
January 30, 1996.

        contributions for international peacekeeping activities

      The conference agreement provides $225,000,000 for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities, as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of $425,000,000 as proposed by 
the House. The overall conference 602(b) allocation of funds to 
the Subcommittee was not sufficient to permit funding at any 
other level.
      The conference agreement includes language included in 
both the House and Senate bills requiring a 15 day advance 
notice of votes in the United Nations Security Council for new 
or expanded peacekeeping missions and requiring a certification 
that American businesses are being given equal procurement 
opportunities.

              International Conferences and Contingencies

      The conference agreement includes $3,000,000 for 
International Conferences and Contingencies, as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills.

                       International Commissions

 International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $12,058,000 for 
Salaries and Expenses of the International Boundary and Water 
Commission (IBWC), instead of $12,358,00 as proposed by the 
House and $11,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                              Construction

      The conference agreement includes $6,644,000 for the 
Construction account of the IBWC, as proposed by the House, 
instead of $8,000,000, as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees note that both House and Senate reports 
contain identical language calling on the IBWC to fulfill its 
existing agreements to reimburse local governments and to 
provide a report within 60 days of enactment of this 
legislation.

              American Sections, International Commissions

      The conference agreement includes $5,800,000 for the U.S. 
share of expenses of the International Boundary Commission, the 
International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, and 
the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills.

                  International Fisheries Commissions

      The conference agreement includes $14,669,000 for the 
U.S. share of the expenses of the International Fisheries 
Commissions and related activities, as proposed by the House, 
instead of $15,119,000, as proposed by the Senate. Allocation 
of funds is to be made as provided in the House report.

                                 Other

                     Payment to the Asia Foundation

      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for the 
payment to the Asia Foundation account, instead of $10,000,000, 
as proposed by the House and no funding, as proposed by the 
Senate.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

                Arms Control and Disarmament Activities

      The conference agreement includes $35,700,000 for the 
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), instead of 
$40,000,000 as proposed by the House and $22,700,000, as 
proposed by the Senate. To the maximum extent possible, 
reductions should be taken from administrative functions, 
rather than from programmatic staff involved in technical 
aspects of ACDA's activities, including monitoring functions. 
The conferees note that ACDA also has the option of seeking to 
change the status of its considerable number of detailees from 
other agencies from a reimbursable to a nonreimbursable status.

                    United States Information Agency

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $445,645,000 for 
Salaries and Expenses of the United States Information Agency 
(USIA), as proposed by the House, instead of $429,000,000, as 
proposed by the Senate. All other bill language, which is 
identical in the House and Senate bills, is included in the 
conference agreement.
      The conferees note that even at the higher House level, 
substantial reductions will be required, including a reduction 
approaching 600 positions, and the closing of up to 20 posts 
and installations, reducing USIA's field presence by 
approximately 10 percent. Both House and Senate reports 
included a recommendation that operations in western Europe and 
Canada be looked at for further reductions, because these are 
parts of the world that have the greatest access to information 
and are most likely to be exposed to the American point of view 
from other sources. In addition, USIA will need to reexamine 
all of its major operations and downsize those posts where 
staffing is not in accord with USIA's resource allocation 
grouping model.
      The conference agreement includes sufficient funding for 
the phase out of the Latin America data base, as provided in 
the Senate report.

                            technology fund

      The conference agreement includes $5,050,000 for the 
Technology Fund, as provided in both the House and Senate 
bills.

               educational and cultural exchange programs

      The conference agreement includes $200,000,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs, instead of 
$192,090,000, as proposed by the House, and $210,000,000, as 
proposed by the Senate. Of the total, the conferees intend that 
$102,500,000 be allocated for the Fulbright program, and 
$97,500,000 be allocated for other programs, including 
$5,000,000 for international exchange events involving 
disability issues associated with the Tenth Paralympiad to be 
held in 1996.
      To the maximum extent possible, the conferees urge that 
the following exchange programs be supported: the International 
Visitors Program, the Pepper Scholarships, including the 
Executive Education Program for Central European Business and 
Professional Leaders, the Muskie Fellowships, the Humphrey 
Fellowships, the Disability Exchange Clearinghouse, the 
Congress Bundestag Exchanges, the South Pacific Exchanges, the 
East Timorese Scholarships, the Cambodian Scholarships, the 
Tibetan Exchanges, the United States/Mexico Conflict Resolution 
Center, the Institute for Representative Government, the 
American Institute of Indian Studies and the British 
Parliamentarian Exchange.
      Within the total amount of funding provided, funding for 
exchange support activities is included.
      The conferees expect that a proposal for the distribution 
of the available resources among exchange programs, as well as 
proposed enhancements for exchanges with the Newly Independent 
States, will be submitted through the normal reprogramming 
process prior to final decisions being made.
      The USIA should disburse funds in the amount of 
$1,800,000 to the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs to cover 
the Center's costs in fully implementing the Mike Mansfield 
Fellowships including the posting of seven 1995 fellows and 
their immediate families in Japan in order that the fellows may 
work in a Japanese government agency for one year, preparation 
and training for ten 1996 fellows, the recruitment and 
selection of the ten 1997 fellows, and attendant administrative 
costs.

           eisenhower exchange fellowship program trust fund

      The conference agreement includes language as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills, allowing all interest and 
earnings accruing to the Trust Fund in fiscal year 1996 to be 
used for necessary expenses of the Eisenhower Exchange 
Fellowships. Further issues with respect to this program are 
dealt with under section 412.

                    israeli arab scholarship program

      The conference agreement includes language as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills, allowing all interest and 
earnings accruing to the Scholarship Fund in fiscal year 1996 
to be used for necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab 
Scholarship Program.

              american studies collections endowment fund

      The conference agreement includes language as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills, allowing all interest and 
earnings accruing to the Endowment Fund in fiscal year 1996 to 
be used for necessary expenses of American Studies Collections.

                 international broadcasting operations

      The conference agreement includes $325,191,000 for 
International Broadcasting Operations, instead of $341,000,000 
as proposed by the House and $294,191,000, as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement does not include funds for 
Broadcasting to Cuba under this account, as proposed by the 
House, but rather includes it in under a separate account, as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate that would have limited funding for 
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) to $29,000,000. The 
House had no similar provision. Under current law, funding for 
RFE/RL programming cannot exceed $75,000,000.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the House to allow funds to be used for equipment 
and transmission facilities for Broadcasting to Cuba, but 
similar language is included under the Broadcasting to Cuba 
account.
      The conference agreement includes language, not in either 
the House or Senate bill, which allows USIA to use not to 
exceed $1,000,000 in funds received in connection with its 
broadcasting resources, including receipts from advertising, 
for authorized purposes.
      All other language, identical in both House and Senate 
bills, is included in the conference agreement.
      The conference agreement assumes $5,000,000 in funding 
for Radio Free Asia, under this account, as did both the House 
and Senate bills.
      The exact distribution of funds under this account for 
broadcasting operations, associated technical activities and 
administration is to be decided upon by USIA under the new 
administrative structure for international broadcasting, 
authorized by the United States International Broadcasting Act 
of 1994. The conferees understand that the new Broadcasting 
Board of Governors has been confirmed. Clarification appears to 
be required as to how the Broadcasting Board of Governors will 
operate, how it will interact with USIA, and where ultimate 
operating authority for international broadcasting lies. All 
relevant House and Senate Committees should be provided that 
clarification as soon as possible.
      The conferees expect that the Committees will be notified 
of the final distribution of funding among the activities under 
this account pursuant to the normal reprogramming procedures.

                          broadcasting to Cuba

      The conference agreement includes $24,809,000 for 
Broadcasting to Cuba under a separate account, as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of within the total for International 
Broadcasting Operations, as proposed by the House.
      The agreement also includes language requiring the 
relocation of the headquarters of the Office of Cuba 
Broadcasting from Washington, D.C., to south Florida by April 
1, 1996, and permits funds from three accounts, International 
Broadcasting Operations, Broadcasting to Cuba, and Radio 
Construction, to be used to carry out the relocation. The 
Senate bill proposed the relocation, but allowed any USIA funds 
to be used to carry out the relocation. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes language permitting use 
of funds under this account for equipment and transmission 
facilities, as proposed by the Senate, and similar to language 
proposed by the House under International Broadcasting 
Operations.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate to allow funds to be used to purchase or 
lease, maintain and operate aircraft, including aerostats, 
required to house and operate television broadcasting 
equipment.

                           Radio Construction

      The conference agreement includes $40,000,000 for Radio 
Construction, instead of $70,164,000, as proposed by the House, 
and $22,000,000, as proposed by the Senate. This account 
provides funding for the following activities: maintenance, 
improvements, replacements and repairs; satellite and 
terrestrial program feeds; engineering support activities; and 
broadcast facility leases and land rentals.
      The conferees reiterate that Congress has made clear its 
intent on a number of occasions that, to the maximum extent 
possible, contracts for radio construction projects should be 
awarded on the basis of a strong preference to American firms 
and content.
      The conferees expect USIA to report on the expected 
distribution of funds in fiscal year 1996, including carryover.
      The conference agreement also includes a rescission of 
funds from this account under title VII.

                            east-west center

      The conference agreement includes $11,750,000 for 
operations of the East-West Center, instead of no funds, as 
proposed by the House, and $18,000,000, as proposed by the 
Senate.

                           north/south center

      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for 
operations of the North/South Center, instead of no funds, as 
proposed by the House, and $4,000,000, as proposed by the 
Senate.

                    national endowment for democracy

      The conference agreement includes $30,000,000 for the 
National Endowment for Democracy, as provided in both the House 
and Senate bills.

      General Provisions--Department of State and Related Agencies

      The conference agreement includes General Provisions for 
title IV in this location, as provided in the Senate bill, 
instead of immediately after the State Department funding 
paragraphs, as provided in the House bill. The General 
Provisions heading is retitled to include reference to Related 
Agencies.
      Section 401.--The conference agreement includes section 
401, as provided in both the House and Senate bills, permitting 
use of funds for allowances, differentials, and transportation.
      Sec. 402.--The conference agreement includes section 402, 
as provided in both the House and Senate bills, dealing with 
transfer authority.
      Sec. 403.--The conference agreement includes section 403, 
as provided in both the House and Senate bills, dealing with 
the compensation of the United States Commissioner of the 
International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada.
      Sec. 404.--The conference agreement includes a provision: 
a) requiring that 90 days after enactment of any legislation 
consolidating, reorganizing, or downsizing the functions of the 
Department of State, the United States Information Agency 
(USIA), and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), the 
heads of those agencies are to submit proposals for 
transferring or rescinding funds appropriated in this bill for 
functions that are affected by such legislation; and b) 
providing those agencies with transfer authority to cover the 
costs of actions to consolidate, reorganize or downsize the 
functions under their authority required by such legislation, 
and of any related personnel action, including voluntary 
separation incentives, if authorized by such legislation. These 
actions are subject to reprogramming authority.
      The Senate bill contained a provision giving the Director 
of the Office of Management and Budget broad authority to 
eliminate redundancies and consolidate functions among the 
State Department, USIA and ACDA; authorizing employee buy-outs 
through December 15, 1995; and establishing a Foreign Affairs 
Reorganization Transition Fund to cover the costs of 
consolidation and employee buy-outs. The House bill contained 
no similar provision.
      Sec. 405.--The conference agreement includes a provision 
waiving, through April 1, 1996, provisions of existing 
legislation that require authorizations to be in place for 
State Department, United States Information Agency, including 
International Broadcasting Operations, and Arms Control and 
Disarmament Agency activities prior to the expenditure of any 
appropriated funds. The Senate bill included a provision 
waiving, through December 1, 1995, the authorization 
requirement for State Department activities. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed in the Senate bill as section 406 to earmark 
$5,000,000 for the Tenth Paralympiad Games out of amounts 
provided under three United States Information Agency (USIA) 
accounts. This issue is addressed under the USIA Educational 
and Cultural Exchange Programs account. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      Sec. 406.--The conference agreement includes a provision 
proposed by the Senate as section 408, renumbered as section 
406, to amend the State Department Authorities Act of 1956 with 
respect to reward authority, to mandate the Department to 
establish and publicize its reward program. Under current law, 
the reward program is discretionary. The House bill contained 
no similar provision.
      Sec. 407.--The conference agreement includes a provision 
proposed by the Senate as section 411, renumbered as section 
407, to extend the authorization for the Au Pair program 
through fiscal year 1999. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.
      Sec. 408.--The conference agreement includes a provision 
that expands the authorization for the Eisenhower Exchange 
Fellowship Program to permit the program to extend its 
activities to areas of the world other than emerging 
democracies in Europe. The Senate bill contained this 
provision, proposed as section 412, as well as a proposal to 
allow the program to use any earned but unused trust income 
from the period 1992 through 1995, which is not included in the 
conference agreement. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.
      Sec. 409.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
proposed in the Senate bill as section 413, renumbered to read 
section 409, that states the sense of the Senate that none of 
the funds in this Act should be used for the deployment of U.S. 
forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina unless approved in advance by 
Congress, with certain exceptions in case of emergency. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision, 
proposed in the Senate bill as section 414, stating the sense 
of the Senate that the President should insist on full 
compliance of the Russian Federation with the terms of the 
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and seek the 
advice and consent of the Senate for any treaty modifications. 
The conferees consider compliance with the terms of the Treaty 
to be a high priority in U.S. relations with the Russian 
Federation, and further understand that there are ongoing 
negotiations relating to Russian compliance, which are the 
subject of ongoing meetings involving the Russian Federation, 
the U.S., and the Treaty's 30 signatories, and therefore 
reserve judgment until the conclusion of these events. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision, 
proposed by the Senate as section 415, requiring sanctions on 
Serbia and Montenegro to remain in effect until the President 
certified that certain conditions had been met. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      Sec. 410.--The conference agreement includes a new 
section, not proposed in either the House or Senate bill, 
providing that any personnel costs incurred by any Department 
or agency funded under this title as a result of funding 
reductions be absorbed within the total budgetary resources 
available to the Department or agency, and providing authority 
to transfer funds between appropriations accounts for that 
purpose. Transfers are to be subject to standard reprogramming 
procedures. The Senate bill proposed to establish a Foreign 
Affairs Reorganization Transition Fund under section 404, with 
a separate appropriation, to pay for consolidation costs. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

                       TITLE V--RELATED AGENCIES

                        Maritime Administration

                    operating-differential subsidies

                  (liquidation of contract authority)

      The conference agreement includes $162,610,000 for 
payment of obligations incurred for the Maritime Administration 
(MARAD) operating differential subsidy program as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills.

                   maritime national security program

      The conference agreement includes $46,000,000, available 
upon enactment of an authorization, for a new Maritime National 
Security Program to provide payments to maintain and preserve a 
U.S.-flag merchant fleet to serve the national security needs 
of the United States as determined by the Secretary of Defense 
in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation. The 
Senate bill included $46,000,000 for necessary expenses of 
maritime security services as authorized by law. The House bill 
contained no provision on this matter. This program is funded 
under the allocation for national security programs. The 
conferees expect MARAD to submit a notification of the proposed 
distribution of these funds to the House and Senate Committees 
on Appropriations by April 1, 1996.

                        operations and training

      The conference agreement includes $66,600,000 for the 
Maritime Administration Operations and Training account instead 
of $64,600,000 as proposed by the House and instead of 
$68,600,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees intend 
that these funds will be distributed as follows: $30,900,000 
for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, $6,700,000 for State 
maritime academies, and $29,000,000 for additional training, 
operating programs and general administration of the Maritime 
Administration.
      The conference agreement also includes language proposed 
by the Senate, allowing proceeds from the sale or disposal of 
National Defense Reserve Vessels to be transferred to the 
Secretary of the Interior for use as provided in the National 
Maritime Heritage Act (Public Law 103-451). The House bill 
contained no similar provision.

          maritime guaranteed loan (title xi) program account

      The conference agreement provides $40,000,000 in subsidy 
appropriations for the Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program instead 
of $48,000,000 as proposed by the House and $25,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This amount will subsidize a program 
level of not more than $1,000,000,000 as proposed by the House 
instead of $500,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have also included $3,500,000 for 
administrative expenses associated with the Maritime Guaranteed 
Loan Program instead of $4,000,000 as proposed by the House. 
The Senate bill included no funds for this purpose. These 
amounts may be transferred to and merged with amounts under the 
MARAD Operations and Training account.

           Administrative Provisions--Maritime Administration

      The conference agreement includes provisions contained in 
both the House and Senate bills involving Government property 
controlled by MARAD, the accounting for certain funds received 
by MARAD, and a prohibition on obligations from the MARAD 
construction fund.

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides $206,000 of the 
Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad as provided in both 
the House and Senate bills.

                       Commission on Civil Rights

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $8,750,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights instead 
of $8,500,000 as proposed by the House and $9,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                    Commission on Immigration Reform

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,894,000 as proposed 
by the Senate, instead of $2,377,000 as proposed by the House.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees provide $1,090,000 for the Commission on 
Security and Cooperation in Europe as proposed by both the 
House and Senate.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $233,000,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission, as proposed by both the House and Senate.

                   Federal Communications Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides a total of $175,709,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Communications 
Commission instead of $185,232,000 as proposed by the House and 
$166,185,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conference 
agreement also provides for the collection and retention of 
$116,400,000 in offsetting fee collections, as provided in both 
the House and Senate bills.
      Within the amount provided, the conferees intend that the 
FCC continue the restructuring proposal initiated in June, 
1995, including the closure of certain field offices as 
proposed by the Commission to the House and Senate Committees 
on Appropriations on October 20, 1995. The conferees have 
included, within the amount provided, $3,000,000 to begin to 
acquire the equipment necessary to carry out these proposed 
field office reductions.
      The conferees expect remaining reductions to be carried 
out within FCC headquarters operations through the streamlining 
and elimination of redundant offices and functions. The 
conferees expect the FCC to consider first for reductions those 
offices which have experienced significant growth in recent 
years, but to hold harmless those activities supported by fees. 
The FCC should submit a notification in accordance with section 
605 of this Act prior to implementing these reductions.
      The conferees are aware that concerns have been expressed 
about actions taken by the FCC to challenge radio license 
applications or renewals for religious broadcasters on the 
grounds that requiring religious knowledge, training, or 
expertise for employees is discriminatory. These concerns have 
arisen because of the potential impact of such actions on 
legitimate religious free speech. The conferees expect the FCC 
not to deny any license application or renewal on these grounds 
inconsistent with the right to exercise this free speech in 
recruitment and hiring practices, and to report to the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committees by not later than March 1, 
1996 on the Commission's policy in these cases, and its 
intention to follow such a policy that recognizes and preserves 
such religious freedom. If the FCC does move to deny a license 
application or renewal for a religious broadcaster according to 
its policy, it shall report to the Committees to demonstrate 
that it is not abridging the free speech of religious 
broadcasters.

                      Federal Maritime Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $14,855,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of $15,000,000 as proposed by 
the House.

                        Federal Trade Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement allows a total operating level 
of $98,928,000 for the Federal Trade Commission as proposed by 
the House instead of $89,035,000 as proposed by the Senate, and 
includes language provided in both bills allowing $48,262,000 
in offsetting collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino Act premerger 
filing fees. The conference agreement also assumes the 
availability of carryover fee balances of $19,360,000 to offset 
the appropriations level instead of $16,000,000 as assumed in 
both the House and Senate bills. This amount is based on actual 
carryover balances identified by the FTC. These actions result 
in a final appropriated level of $31,306,000 instead of 
$34,666,000 as proposed by the House and $24,773,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement also includes language proposed 
by the Senate allowing the FTC to use up to $300,000 of 
available funds to contract for debt collection services. The 
House contained no similar provision.
      The conferees concur with House language regarding FTC's 
involvement in areas more appropriately addressed by States and 
localities.

               Japan-United States Friendship Commission

               japan-united states friendship trust fund

      The conference agreement provides $1,247,000 for the 
expenses of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission from 
the US currency account, and provides for an amount from the 
Japanese currency account not to exceed the equivalent of 
$1,420,000 as provided in both the House and Senate Bills.

                       Legal Services Corporation

               payment to the legal services corporation

      The conference agreement includes $278,000,000 for 
payment to the Legal Services Corporation, the same level 
proposed by the House bill, instead of $340,000,000 as proposed 
by the Senate.
      The conference agreement designates $198,750,000 of the 
amount provided for basic field programs to be used only for 
competitively awarded grants and contracts, instead of 
$115,000,000 as proposed by the Senate, reflecting a provision 
in the conference agreement setting April 1, 1996 as the 
deadline for implementation of competition, rather than 
September 1, 1996 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides $13,000,000 for the 
management and oversight functions of the program and 
designates $6,000,000 for management and administration, and 
$7,000,000 for the Office of the Inspector General, of which 
$5,500,000 is to be used to contract with independent external 
auditors for financial and compliance audits. The conference 
agreement reflects the transfer of functions and the 
corresponding resources for compliance monitoring and 
enforcement to the Inspector General, while retaining the 
administration of the grant program within the Corporation, as 
proposed by the House. The Senate did not designate funding for 
each activity.
      The following table shows a funding distribution by 
activity:

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                                                    Fiscal year                                                 
                                                       1995            House          Senate        Conference  
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Basic field programs............................    $345,903,013    $265.000,000    $327,000,000    $265,000,000
                                                 ===============================================================
Supplemental programs:                                                                                          
    Native American \1\.........................       8,867,000               0               0               0
    Migrant.....................................      12,759,000               0               0               0
    National support............................       8,109,000               0               0               0
    State support...............................       9,373,000               0               0               0
    Supplemental field..........................       1,274,000               0               0               0
    Regional training centers...................         711,000               0               0               0
    Computer assisted legal research............         582,000               0               0               0
    Clearinghouse...............................         985,000               0               0               0
    Law schools.................................         726,000               0               0               0
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................      43,386,000               0               0               0
                                                 ===============================================================
Administration and oversight:                                                                                   
    Management and administration...............       9,710,987       5,000,000  ..............       6,000,000
    Inspector General...........................       1,000,000       2,250,000  ..............       1,500,000
    External auditing...........................               0       5,750,000  ..............       5,500,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................      10,710,987      13,000,000      13,000,000      13,000,000
                                                 ===============================================================
      Total.....................................     400,000,000     278,000,000     340,000,000     278,000,000
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\1\ The conference agreement addresses service for Native American communities through adjustments in the basic 
  field program, included under Administrative Provisions.                                                      

                       Legal Services Corporation

                       administrative Provisions

      The conference agreement provides for the continuance of 
funding for basic legal services to ensure that poor 
individuals have access to the civil justice system. This 
program has been unauthorized for a number of years, which has 
required these issues to be dealt with through the inclusion of 
a number of administrative provisions in Appropriations Acts. 
The conferees hope that an authorization will be enacted 
obviating the need for this practice. In the interim, and in 
keeping with past practices, the conference agreement includes 
numerous administrative provisions, as proposed by both the 
House and Senate, governing the allowable use of the funds 
provided, in many cases significantly strengthening current law 
provisions, and in all cases applying the provisions to all 
funds, Federal and non-Federal, received by a grantee.
      The conference agreement includes language, as proposed 
by the House, that upon enactment of an authorization, all 
contradictory provisions will supersede the provisions in this 
Act. The Senate bill contained no provision on this matter.
      As proposed by both the House and Senate, the conference 
agreement distributes funding for basic field programs by 
formula, based on the number of poor people residing in an 
area. A provision is included, as proposed by the Senate, to 
continue current practice of making certain adjustments to the 
formula for certain isolated states and territories. The House 
bill contained no provision on this matter.
      The conference agreement provides that funding shall be 
used only for basic field programs, as proposed by the House, 
instead of the Senate proposal which may have allowed funding 
for uses other than basic field programs. The conference 
agreement also includes a provision, as proposed by the Senate, 
to mitigate disproportionate funding reductions for services to 
Native American communities due to the elimination of the 
supplemental programs which had previously served Native 
Americans. The conferees have taken this action because of the 
unique relationship between the U.S. government and Native 
American tribes through longstanding treaty obligations, the 
complexity of Indian tribal law, and the unique challenges 
facing programs which must provide representation in both U.S. 
and tribal court systems. The House bill contained no provision 
on this matter.
      The conference agreement extends the deadline for 
implementation of competition to April 1, 1996, and allows 
interim funding for grants to basic field programs prior to 
that date. The House proposed that all grants be awarded 
competitively on January 1, 1996, and did not propose any 
interim funding mechanism. The Senate proposed that a portion 
of basic field programs be awarded competitively by September 
1, 1996, and allowed the remaining basic field program grants 
to be distributed to basic field programs in existence prior to 
that date.
      The conference agreement includes provisions as proposed 
by the House that: (1) the Corporation be considered a Federal 
agency, (2) all funds provided be considered Federal funds, and 
(3) all grantees be subject to all Federal laws regarding the 
proper use of Federal funds, and that any violations of Federal 
laws shall result in termination of the contract. The Senate 
bill contained no provision on this matter.
      Both the House and Senate bills proposed many similar 
requirements and restrictions on funds provided to the LSC 
grantees from Federal, non-Federal, and private sources. As 
proposed in both the House and Senate bills, the conference 
agreement requires that an LSC grantee, must agree not to 
engage in litigation and related activities with respect to (1) 
abortion; (2) redistricting; (3) welfare reform; (4) political 
activities, including union organizing and strikes; (5) 
representation of illegal aliens; (6) representation of Federal 
and state prisoners in civil actions; and (7) representation of 
individuals charged with drug-trafficking in eviction 
proceedings brought by a public housing authority. In addition, 
the grantee must agree to submit to timekeeping requirements 
proposed by both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement incorporates a provision, 
proposed by the Senate, to require that the Corporation and its 
grantees provide written notification to non-Federal funding 
sources, of the restrictions in this Act or other Acts, prior 
to accepting non-Federal funding. The conference agreement 
provides an exception to this and certain other requirements in 
this Act with respect to the uses of Indian tribal funds. In 
addition, the conference agreement deletes a provision included 
in the Senate bill which could have allowed non-Federal funds 
to be used by LSC grantees to represent prisoners, illegal 
aliens, and individuals charged with drug-trafficking and 
facing eviction from public housing.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes the 
following additional items:
      The conference agreement includes language, as proposed 
by the Senate, to prohibit LSC grantees from participating in 
or bringing any class action suits. The House bill proposed to 
prohibit LSC grantees from bringing class action suits against 
Federal, State, and local governments.
      The conference agreement allows LSC grantees to represent 
clients in fee-generating and fee-shifting cases if no private 
attorney is available to accept such cases, but prohibits LSC 
grantees from claiming or accepting any attorneys' fees. The 
House proposed to prohibit LSC grantees from any involvement in 
such cases, while the Senate proposed to allow LSC grantees, 
under very limited circumstances, to represent such cases and 
collect attorneys' fees.
      The conference agreement prohibits LSC grantees from 
collecting any attorneys' fees for all pending and future 
cases, as proposed by the House. The Senate proposed to 
prohibit attorneys' fees for all cases initiated after January 
1, 1996.
      The conference agreement includes provisions, proposed by 
both the House and Senate, prohibiting LSC grantees from 
engaging in any activities related to legislative or 
administrative lobbying or rulemaking.
      The conference agreement prohibits LSC grantees from 
soliciting clients, as proposed by the House. The Senate 
proposed a similar provision.
      The conference agreement adopts a provision, proposed by 
the Senate, to permit LSC grantees to use non-LSC funds to 
communicate with State or local entities regarding funding by 
State or local entities. The House bill contained no provision 
on this matter.
      The conference agreement includes language clarifying 
that grantees are permitted to receive funding from non-Federal 
sources designated for programs serving specific populations, 
such as people with disabilities, provided that the clients 
served are not otherwise ineligible, and the purposes for which 
the funding is provided are allowable under this Act, and the 
underlying statute and regulations.
      In addition, the conference agreement incorporates a 
provision, as proposed by the House to prohibit funds provided 
in this Act from being used to pursue lawsuits against the 
Corporation.
      The conference agreement applies all restrictions and 
requirements in this Act to all new cases undertaken after 
enactment of this Act and to additional actions on pending 
cases which are initiated after the enactment of this Act. The 
agreement allows LSC grantees up to six months to dispose of 
all pending cases, initiated prior to enactment of this Act, 
which are in violation of the provisions of this Act. The 
Senate proposed to apply the restrictions in this Act only to 
new cases undertaken or additional matters addressed in pending 
cases after January 1, 1996. The House proposed to apply the 
restrictions to all pending and new cases effective upon 
enactment. To ensure that clients are adequately represented, 
and to allow attorneys to maintain their ethical and 
professional responsibilities, the conferees have agreed to 
provide a limited amount of additional time for LSC-funded 
grantees to withdraw from cases and matters which would now be 
restricted under this Act. The Corporation shall report to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations every sixty days 
as to the status of the disposition of pending cases. Further, 
while the conference agreement has provided for a transition 
period for disposition of pending cases, the agreement applies 
all requirements of disclosure and timekeeping to all 
activities.
      The conference agreement includes language to clarify 
financial audit requirements to LSC-funded grantees, and ensure 
that auditors have appropriate access to necessary records. 
These provisions will ensure that LSC-funded grantees are 
subject to auditing requirements similar to other non-profit 
entities receiving Federal funding. Neither the House nor 
Senate bills contained these provisions.
      The conferees understand the importance of proper 
training of attorneys and paralegals. Such training, which is 
technical in nature and necessary to ensure attorneys and 
paralegals have access to current information pertaining to 
statutes, regulations, and case law, is permitted. However, the 
conference agreement prohibits grantees from conducting 
training programs, or providing training materials, which are 
designed to facilitate or advocate particular public policies 
or political activities.

                        Marine Mammal Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,190,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Marine Mammal Commission instead 
of $1,000,000 as proposed by the House, and instead of 
$1,384,000 as proposed by the Senate.

           Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $350,000 for the Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission for fiscal year 
1996 as proposed by the Senate instead of $250,000 as proposed 
by the House. Bill language has been added, consistent with the 
Commission's vote on May 23, 1995 to sunset operations at the 
end of fiscal year 1996, stating that this represents the final 
year of Federal funding for the Commission.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes a direct appropriation 
of $103,445,000 for the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(SEC), as proposed by the House, instead of $134,997,000, as 
proposed by the Senate. It also includes an extension of 
registration fees under section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 
1933 at one twenty-ninth of one percent, expected to generate 
$184,293,000, as proposed by the House, instead of one thirty-
fourth of one percent, expected to generate $123,000,000, as 
proposed by the Senate. Together with carryover from fiscal 
year 1995 estimated at $9,667,000, this is estimated to provide 
an overall operating level of $297,405,000, as proposed by the 
House, instead of $267,664,000 as proposed by the Senate.


1996 Funding Summary

Net General Fund Appropriation..........................    $103,445,000
Offsetting Collections--Section 6(b)....................     184,293,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total Appropriation...............................     287,738,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Carry-over from Prior Year..............................       9,667,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total Funding.....................................     297,405,000

      The conference agreement includes technical language, not 
in either the House or Senate bill, which appropriates a total 
of $287,738,000 to the SEC, and then requires the appropriation 
to be reduced as registration fees are collected, to the level 
of $103,445,000 that the conferees have agreed to provide. Any 
fees collected in excess of $184,293,000 are to remain 
available until expended and are not available for obligation 
until October 1, 1996.
      The conference agreement includes language earmarking 
$3,000,000 for the Office of Economics, to be headed by the 
Chief Economist of the Commission, instead of $3,600,000, as 
proposed by the Senate, and no language, as proposed by the 
House.
      The conference agreement includes language earmarking 
$1,000,000 for Investment Advisers Act enforcement, instead of 
$1,500,000 as proposed by the Senate, and no language, as 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate to prohibit funds from being used for 
the Office of Investor Education and Assistance. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.

                     Small Business Administration

      The conference agreement provides a total of $589,578,000 
for the Small Business Administration, instead of $590,369,000 
as proposed by the House and $588,091,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The distribution of these funds by account is detailed 
below.
      The conference agreement deletes a provision contained in 
the Senate bill which appropriated $30,000,000, in addition to 
sums provided elsewhere in the bill, for the Small Business 
Administration. The House bill contained no similar provision. 
The conferees have addressed these additional funds within the 
context of each individual account.

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides an appropriation of 
$219,190,000 for the SBA Salaries and Expenses account, instead 
of $222,325,000 as provided in the House bill and $211,881,000 
as provided by the Senate. In addition, the conference 
agreement allows for the collection of $3,300,000 in offsetting 
fees to offset this appropriation, as provided by both the 
House and the Senate, making $222,490,000 available under this 
account.
      In addition to amounts made available under this heading, 
the conference agreement includes $92,622,000 for 
administrative expenses under the Business Loans Program 
Account and $71,578,000 for administrative provisions under the 
Disaster Loans Program Account. These amounts may be 
transferred to and merged with amounts available under Salaries 
and Expenses, resulting in a total level of $386,690,000 for 
SBA operating program and noncredit initiatives rather than 
$396,247,000 as provided by the House and $370,203,000 as 
provided by the Senate.
      The conferees understand that funding levels provided for 
SBA operating programs will require additional office 
downsizing and closures, and expect SBA to continue to work 
with the House and Senate Appropriations and Small Business 
Committees in a consultative manner to develop criteria for 
determining further headquarters and field office reductions.
      The conferees note that the SBA has proposed to 
centralize LowDoc application processing by establishing one to 
four centers. While centralized processing may warrant further 
consideration, the conferees believe that it is inappropriate 
at this time to establish four centers without further study. 
Therefore, the conferees would consider a proposal to establish 
two pilot centers designed to achieve long-term cost savings, 
taking into account concerns previously expressed by the 
conferees, subject to the reprogramming procedures in section 
605 of this Act.
      The conference agreement includes the following amounts 
for noncredit programs:


    SBDCs...............................................     $73,500,000
    Section 7(j) grants.................................       2,570,000
    SCORE...............................................       3,250,000
    Women's outreach....................................       4,000,000
    Women's council.....................................         200,000
    Microloan Tech. Asst................................       9,000,000
    EZ One Stop Shops...................................       2,767,000
    Export Asst. Centers................................       3,202,000
    Business Info. Cts..................................         500,000


      The amounts provided for EZ One Stop Shops include 
funding for staffing, equipment, rent, and related overhead 
expenses.
      The conferees encourage the SBA to continue to work with 
the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences toward 
implementation of section 303 of Public Law 103-403.
      The conferees expect the Administrator to allocate 
sufficient funds in order to implement biennial examinations of 
small business development centers as mandated by P.L. 103-403.
      Within the amounts provided under this account, the 
conferees expect the SBA to continue the existing pilot project 
designed to help small businesses adapt to a paperless 
procurement environment.
      The conferees agree with the emphasis in the Senate 
report regarding elimination of duplication and the need to 
study moving toward privatization of certain functions 
currently undertaken by the SBA.

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conferees have provided $8,500,000 for the SBA Office 
of Inspector General as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$8,750,000 as proposed by the House.

                     business loans program account

      The conference agreement includes a total of $160,726,000 
in subsidy appropriations under the SBA Business Loans Program 
Account, of which $4,500,000 is for the direct loan program 
(for the Microloan direct program only) instead of $5,000,000 
as proposed by the House and $1,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate, and a total of $156,226,000 is for various guaranteed 
loan programs. The conference agreement further designates that 
$1,216,000 of the guaranteed subsidy is for the Microloan 
guarantee program and is available until expended, as proposed 
by the Senate. The House bill provided $1,700,000 for the 
Microloan guarantee program. The conference agreement also 
designates that $40,510,000 of the total amount provided shall 
be available until September 30, 1997, as provided in both the 
House and Senate bills.
      The conference agreement includes $114,500,000 for the 
SBA 7(a) general business loan program, instead of $104,500,000 
as proposed by the House and $133,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Along with prior year carryover balances, this amount 
will subsidize almost $11,000,000,000 in new small business 
loan activity under recently enacted changes in the subsidy 
rate for this account. The conference agreement includes a 
total of $40,510,000 for the small business investment 
corporation (SBIC) debenture and participating securities 
programs as proposed by both the House and the Senate. In an 
effort to minimize the impact of budget cutbacks on popular SBA 
programs, the conferees intend that no funds provided in this 
Act be used for the specialized SBIC (SSBIC) program, which has 
a credit subsidy rate of 30 percent and costs the taxpayers 
more than twice as much to support as the regular SBIC program.
      The conference agreement includes new language, not in 
either bill, allowing SBA to make up to $2,500,000,000 in loans 
under the 504 Development Company program, in accordance with 
recently enacted authorizing legislation requiring no subsidy 
amounts to be appropriated. Both the House and the Senate bills 
had assumed that such legislation would be enacted, and 
language was included in the House and Senate reports that 
would allow a 504 Development Company program level of up to 
$2,500,000,000.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes 
$92,622,000 for administrative expenses to carry out the direct 
and guaranteed loan programs as provided in the House bill. The 
Senate bill included a total of $92,622,000 for administrative 
expenses to carry out the guaranteed loan program only, of 
which $77,600,000 was provided under this account and the 
remaining $15,022,000 was designated under the separate 
$30,000,000 appropriation discussed above. The amount provided 
for administrative expenses is available to be transferred to 
and merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses.

                     Disaster Loans Program Account

      The conference agreement includes $34,432,000 for subsidy 
costs associated with the SBA Disaster Loans Program as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills. The conferees note 
that this subsidy amount assumes enactment of changes to the 
SBA disaster loan program that have not yet been considered by 
the Congress and urge expeditious consideration of the proposed 
changes to this program so that additional appropriations for 
this program will not be required.
      In addition, the conferees have included $71,578,000 for 
administrative expenses under this account, instead of 
$78,000,000 as proposed by the House and $62,400,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. These amounts are to be merged with 
amounts provided for SBA salaries and expenses.

                 Surety Bond Guarantees Revolving Fund

      The conference agreement includes $2,530,000 for 
additional capital for the SBA Surety Bond Guarantees Revolving 
Fund as provided in both the House and Senate versions of the 
bill.

        Administrative Provision--Small Business Administration

      The conference agreement includes section 510, providing 
SBA with the authority to transfer funds between appropriations 
accounts, as provided in both the House and Senate bills.

                        State Justice Institute

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement provides $5,000,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the State Justice Institute as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of no funds as proposed by the 
House.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      The conference agreement includes the following general 
provisions:
      Section 601.--The conference agreement includes section 
601, identical in both the House and Senate versions of the 
bill, regarding the use of appropriations for publicity or 
propaganda purposes.
      Sec. 602.--The conference agreement includes section 602, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, 
regarding the availability of appropriations for obligation 
beyond the current fiscal year.
      Sec. 603.--The conference agreement includes section 603, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, 
regarding the use of funds for consulting services.
      Sec. 604.--The conference agreement includes section 604, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, 
providing that should any provision of the Act be held to be 
invalid, the remainder of the Act would not be affected.
      Sec. 605.--The conference agreement includes section 605, 
identical in both the House and Senate versions of the bills, 
establishing the policy by which funding available to the 
agencies funded under this Act may be reprogrammed for other 
purposes.
      Sec. 606.--The conference agreement includes section 606, 
proposed by the House but deleted by the Senate, regarding the 
construction, repair of modification of National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration vessels in overseas shipyards.
      Sec. 607.--The conference agreement includes section 607 
regarding the purchase of American-made products as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills.
      Sec. 608.--The conference agreement includes section 608 
which prohibits funds in the bill from being used to implement, 
administer, or enforce any guidelines of the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission covering harassment based on religion 
similar to proposed guidelines published by the EEOC in 
October, 1993, as provided in both the House and Senate bills.
      Sec. 609.--The conferees have added language to the 
provision proposed by the House to limit the use of funds to 
expand the U.S. diplomatic presence in the Socialist Republic 
of Vietnam, which provides a waiver of the provision if the 
President certifies that Vietnam is fully cooperating with the 
U.S. in four areas relating to POW/MIA's. The Senate bill 
included no provision on this matter.
      Sec. 610.--The conference agreement includes a provision 
that prohibits the use of funds for any United Nations 
peacekeeping mission that involves U.S. Armed Forces under the 
command or operational control of a foreign national, unless 
the President certifies that the involvement is in the national 
security interest. This provision was included as section 610 
in the House bill and as section 609 in the Senate bill.
      Sec. 611.--The conference agreement includes section 611 
which prohibits the use of funds to provide certain amenities 
for Federal prisoners as provided for in both the House bill as 
section 611 and in the Senate bill as section 610.
      Sec. 612.--The conference agreement includes section 612 
restricting the use of funds provided under the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fleet Modernization 
account included in the House bill as section 612 and in the 
Senate bill as section 611.
      Sec. 613.--The conference agreement includes section 613 
imposing a limitation on funding for TV Marti, as proposed by 
the House as section 613 and the Senate as section 612.
      Sec. 614.--The conference agreement includes section 614 
repealing the authorization for the Advisory Corrections 
Council, making changes in the table of sections for chapter 
401 of title 18 of the United States Code to reflect the repeal 
of that council, and making this section effective 30 days 
after enactment of this Act. The Senate bill proposed this 
repeal as section 613, and also proposed termination of the 
Regulatory Coordination Advisory Committee for the Commodities 
Future Trading Commission and the repeal of section 5(h) of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979, which have not been agreed 
to. The House bill included no provision on this matter.
      The conference agreement deletes section 614 as proposed 
by the Senate, which stated the sense of the Senate that a 
joint United States-Canadian technical committee should be 
established to review the impact of creating an outlet from 
Devils Lake, N.D. under the Boundary Water Treaty of 1909. The 
House bill included no provision on this matter.
      The conference agreement deletes section 615 proposed by 
the Senate which would have required competitive bidding to 
determine the disposition of certain portions of the spectrum 
related to the assignment of DBS licenses. The House bill 
contained no similar provision. The conferees have dropped this 
language because the Federal Communications Commission has 
taken action to require a competitive bidding process for the 
portions of the spectrum addressed in this amendment. The 
conferees support this decision by the FCC since it should 
result in the maximum return to the Treasury.
      The conference agreement deletes section 616, as proposed 
by the Senate, which would have given direction to the head of 
each agency for which funds are directed under this Act, to 
take all necessary actions to achieve a 5-percent reduction 
from fiscal year 1995 levels in the energy costs of facilities 
used by the agency. A government-wide policy on this issue was 
established in the FY 1996 Treasury-Postal Appropriation Act.
      Sec. 615.--The conference agreement includes a new 
general provision, not in either the House or Senate bill, 
requiring agencies and Departments funded in this Act to absorb 
any necessary costs related to downsizing or consolidations 
within the amounts provided to the agency or Department.

                         TITLE VII--RESCISSIONS

                         Department of Justice

                         general administration

                          working capital fund

                              (rescission)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$65,000,000 from unobligated balances under this heading, 
instead of $55,000,000, as proposed by the Senate, and no 
rescission, as proposed by the House.

                         Department of Commerce

       national telecommunications and information administration

                   information infrastructure grants

                              (rescission)

      The conference agreement does not include the proposed 
rescission of $36,769,000 proposed by the Senate from 
anticipated unobligated balances under the NTIA Information 
Infrastructure Grant program. Prior to the end of fiscal year 
1995, these funds were obligated and are no longer available 
for rescission. The House bill did not include a rescission of 
funds under this program.

                          Department of State

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

            Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad

                              (Rescission)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$60,000,000 from unobligated balances available under this 
heading, instead of $140,000,000, as proposed by the Senate, 
and no rescission, as proposed by the House. The conferees 
intend that this rescission be applied against any 
unanticipated carryover funds that are not associated with a 
specific project, or against the lowest priority projects for 
which the remainder of the carryover in currently reserved. The 
conferees expect the Department to report on the manner in 
which it intends to apply this rescission.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                    United States Information Agency

                           Radio Construction

                              (Rescission)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$7,400,000 against unobligated balances available under the 
Radio Construction account, as proposed by the Senate, instead 
of no rescission, as proposed by the House.
      The conferees expect the United States Information Agency 
to report on the manner in which it intends to apply this 
rescission.

                  TITLE VIII--PRISON LITIGATION REFORM

      The conference agreement includes a separate title 
containing legislative language to carry out prison litigation 
reform and is similar to the language proposed by the Senate 
bill to limit the remedies for prison condition lawsuits and 
discourage frivolous and abusive prison lawsuits.
      Section 801 contains the short title of the bill, the 
``Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995'', as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Prison conditions remedies.--Section 802 amends 18 U.S.C. 
3626 to require that prison condition remedies do not go beyond 
the measures necessary to remedy federal rights violations and 
that public safety and criminal justice needs are given 
appropriate weight in framing such remedies. Specifically, the 
section places limits on the type of prospective relief 
available to inmate litigants. The relief is generally limited 
to the minimum necessary to correct the violation of a federal 
right. Measures limiting prison population such as prison caps 
or prison release orders can only be imposed as last resort 
measures after less drastic remedies had proven ineffective. A 
prison cap in federal proceedings can be ordered only by a 
three-judge court. These same limitations on prospective relief 
are applied to preliminary injunctive relief and such relief 
would expire after a ninety-day period. Prior consent decrees 
are made terminable upon the motion of either party, and can be 
continued only if the court finds that the imposed relief is 
necessary to correct the violation of the federal right. The 
section also permits the appointment of a disinterested special 
master to monitor the imposed relief. The special master is 
intended to assist the court in finding facts and is to place 
those findings in the record. In addition, the conference 
agreement contains language, not included in the Senate bill, 
that provides standing to State legislators to intervene in 
prison lawsuits.
      Prisoner litigation.--The conference agreement includes 
language proposed by the Senate, with the addition of 
provisions relating to victim notification and restitution 
requirements for monetary awards and severability. Section 803 
amends the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (42 
U.S.C. 1997a(c)) to require that administrative remedies be 
exhausted prior to any prison conditions action being brought 
under any federal law by an inmate in federal court. It also 
directs the courts to dismiss suits if they are frivolous, 
malicious, or fail to state a claim and permits the State to 
waive its right of reply to any action brought by a prisoner.
      Section 804 amends 28 U.S.C. 1915 to require the prisoner 
to list all assets when filing in forma pauperis suits. Section 
805 adds a new section 1915A to 28 U.S.C. to require early 
judicial screening and prompt dismissal of clearly meritless 
suits against governmental entities or employees. Section 806 
amends 28 U.S.C. 1346(b) to limit prisoner suits against the 
Federal government for mental or emotional injury under the 
Federal Tort Claims Act to instances where the prisoner shows 
physical injury as well. The legislation also includes new 
language in Sections 807 and 808, not included in the Senate 
bill, that mandates that restitution payments must be taken 
from any award won by the prisoner and that requires victims to 
be notified whenever a prisoner receives a monetary award from 
the State. Section 809 adds a new section 1932 to 28 U.S.C. to 
allow the court to revoke the prisoner's ``good time'' credit 
if he files repetitive frivolous, or malicious suits designed 
to misuse the justice system. The conference agreement also 
includes a provision on severability in Section 810, which was 
not included in the Senate bill.
      The conferees also understand that approximately eight 
percent, or 800,000 of the 10.1 million admittances to jails 
annually, suffer from severe mental illness such as 
schizophrenia and manic depressive illness. Most of these 
individuals have not committed violent or serious felonies but 
rather misdemeanors, or other non-violent offenses. The 
conferees further understand that eight percent, or 80,000 of 
the approximately one million people currently incarcerated in 
our nation's prisons, suffer from severe mental illness. The 
conferees agree that the care and treatment provided to these 
individuals is essential to their health and do not intend for 
any of the provisions in this title to impact adversely on the 
availability of this care and treatment.

                   Conference Total--With Comparisons

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 1996 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 1995 amount, the 1996 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 1996 
follows:

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1995... $26,698,336,000
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 1996...........................................  31,158,679,000
House bill, fiscal year 1996............................  27,585,240,000
Senate bill, fiscal year 1996...........................  27,033,679,665
Conference agreement, fiscal year 1996..................  27,287,525,000
Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      1995..............................................    +589,189,000
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 1996..................................  -3,871,154,000
    House bill, fiscal year 1996........................    -297,715,000
    Senate bill, fiscal year 1996.......................    +253,845,335

                                   Harold Rogers,
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Charles H. Taylor,
                                   Ralph Regula,
                                   Mike Forbes,
                                   Bob Livingston,
                                   Alan B. Mollohan,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Judd Gregg,
                                   Mark O. Hatfield,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Pete V. Domenici,
                                   Mitch McConnell,
                                   James M. Jeffords,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Ernest F. Hollings (with 
                                       reservations),
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.