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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    106-249

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             DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2000

                                _______
                                

 July 22, 1999.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______


Mr. Istook of Oklahoma, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2587]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the District of Columbia for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

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                                                               Page

                                                            Bill Report
Summary of estimates and recommendations...................
                                                                      2
Federal Funds..............................................     2
                                                                      2
District of Columbia Funds.................................     7
                                                                      3
Comparative Summary of Bill................................
                                                                      3
General Statement..........................................
                                                                      7
Operating Expenses:
        Governmental Direction and Support.................     8
                                                                     40
        Economic Development and Regulation................     8
                                                                     46
        Public Safety and Justice..........................     9
                                                                     50
        Public Education System............................    11
                                                                     55
        Human Support Services.............................    14
                                                                     62
        Public Works.......................................    15
                                                                     67
        Receivership Programs..............................    16
                                                                     70
        Workforce Investments..............................    16
                                                                     75
        Buyouts............................................    60
                                                                     75
        Reserve............................................    16
                                                                     75
        DC Financial Responsibility and Management 
            Assistance Authority...........................    16
                                                                     75
        Repayment of Loans and Interest....................    17
                                                                     78
        Repayment of General Fund Recovery Debt............    18
                                                                     78
        Interest on Short-Term Borrowing...................    18
                                                                     79
        Certificates of Participation......................    18
                                                                     79
        Optical and Dental Payments........................    18
                                                                     79
        Productivity Bank..................................    18
                                                                     79
        Productivity Bank Savings..........................    19
                                                                     80
        Procurement and Management Savings.................    20
                                                                     80
        Water and Sewer Authority..........................    20
                                                                     84
        Washington Aqueduct................................    20
                                                                     84
        Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.........    21
                                                                     84
        Sports and Entertainment Commission (Starplex).....    22
                                                                     84
        Public Benefit Corporation.........................    22
                                                                     84
        Retirement Board...................................    23
                                                                     85
        Correctional Industries............................    24
                                                                     85
        Washington Convention Center.......................    24
                                                                     85
        Capital Outlay.....................................    24
                                                                     86
General Provisions.........................................    25
                                                                     90
Rescissions of Funds.......................................
                                                                     96
Constitutional Authority...................................
                                                                     96
Comparison of Budget Resolution............................
                                                                     96
Fire-year Projection of Outlays............................
                                                                     97
Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments........
                                                                     97
Transfer of Funds..........................................
                                                                     97
Changes in the Application of Existing Law.................
                                                                     98
Appropriations Not Authorized by Law.......................
                                                                    105
Compliance with Clause 3--Rule XIII........................
                                                                    105
Committee votes............................................
                                                                    109
Comparative table..........................................
                                                                    114

                SUMMARY OF ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS


                             Federal Funds

    Budget estimates for Federal funds were submitted in the 
Budget of the United States for fiscal year 2000 on February 1, 
1999 (House Document No. 106-3) and totalled $393,740,000. 
Included in the request is a Federal payment of $176,000,00 for 
payment to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee 
Operations, $137,440,000 for payment to the Joint Committee on 
Judicial Administration, of which not to exceed $128,440,000 
shall be for the District of Columbia Courts operation, 
including $7,403,000 for the Court of Appeals, $78,561,000 for 
the District of Columbia Superior Court, and $42,476,000 for 
the District of Columbia Court System, and $9,000,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2001 for capital 
improvements for the District of Columbia courthouse 
facilities. Included in the amounts available for District of 
Columbia Courts operation, $6,900,000 shall be for the Counsel 
for Child Abuse and Neglect program and $26,036,000 for the 
representation of indigents in criminal cases under the 
Criminal Justice Act and $80,300,000 for payment to the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia.
    The Committee recommends a total of $453,000,000 in Federal 
funds for fiscal year 2000, including $183,000,000 for the 
Corrections Trustee Operations, $100,714,000 for the District 
of Columbia Courts, $105,500,000 for the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency, $33,336,000 for Defender Services 
in D.C. Courts, $17,000,000 for a District of Columbia Resident 
Tuition Support program, $8,500,000 for incentives for Adoption 
of Foster Children, $1,200,000 for a Citizens Complaint Review 
Board, $3,500,000 for the Children's National Medical Center, 
and $250,000 for the Department of Human Services. Included in 
the $105,500,000 for the Court Services and Offender 
Supervision Agency are $13,200,000 for drug testing and 
treatment, $10,000,000 for parole and probation officers, and 
$2,000,000 for computer systems.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    A total of $6,745,278,500 was requested in the budget of 
the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2000 which was 
received by the Congress on July 12, 1999 and printed as House 
Document No. 106-92. The budget was a consensus budget agreed 
to by the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and 
Management Assistance Authority, the Council of the District of 
Columbia and the Mayor.
    The Committee recommends a total of $6,785,832,500 for 
fiscal year 2000 for all funds consisting of $5,370,026,000 in 
operating expenses and $1,415,806,500 in capital outlay funds.

                      Comparative Summary of Bill

    The following table summarizes the amounts recommended in 
the bill compared with appropriations enacted for fiscal year 
1999 and budget estimates presented for fiscal year 2000:

                                                                COMPARATIVE SUMMARY OF BILL
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                                                                                                                            Committee recommendation
                                                                                                          Committee          compared with (+ or -)
                                                                     FY 1999 enacted  FY 2000 request   recommendation ---------------------------------
                                                                                                                        FY 1999 enacted  FY 2000 request
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                           FEDERAL FUNDS

Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support.......................               0                0       17,000,000       17,000,000       17,000,000
Federal Payment for Incentives for Adoption of Children............               0                0        8,500,000        8,500,000        8,500,000
Federal Payment to the Citizen Complaint Review Board..............               0                0        1,200,000        1,200,000        1,200,000
Federal Payment for Human Services.................................               0                0          250,000          250,000          250,000
Metrorail improvements and expansion...............................      25,000,000                0                0      (25,000,000)               0
Federal payment for management reform..............................      25,000,000                0                0      (25,000,000)               0
Federal payment for Boys Town U.S.A................................       7,100,000                0                0       (7,100,000)               0
Nation's Capital Infrastructure Fund...............................      18,778,000                0                0      (18,778,000)               0
Environmental Study and Related Activities at Lorton Correctional         7,000,000                0                0       (7,000,000)               0
 Complex...........................................................
Federal payment to the District of Columbia corrections trustee         184,800,000      176,000,000      183,000,000       (1,800,000)       7,000,000
 operations........................................................
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Courts.................     128,000,000      137,440,000      100,714,000      (27,286,000)     (36,726,000)
Defender Services in D.C. Courts...................................               0                0       33,336,000       33,336,000       33,336,000
Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision           59,400,000       80,300,000      105,500,000       46,100,000       25,200,000
 Agency for D.C....................................................
Federal payment for Metropolitan Police Department.................       1,200,000                0                0       (1,200,000)               0
Federal payment for Fire Department................................       3,240,000                0                0       (3,240,000)  ...............
Federal payment for Georgetown Waterfront..........................       1,000,000                0                0       (1,000,000)               0
Federal payment to Historical Society for City Museum..............       2,000,000                0                0       (2,000,000)               0
Federal payment for a National Museum of American Music and                 700,000                0                0         (700,000)               0
 Downtown Revitalization...........................................
United States Park Police..........................................       8,500,000                0                0       (8,500,000)               0
Federal payment for waterfront improvement.........................       3,000,000                0                0       (3,000,000)               0
Federal payment for mentoring services.............................         200,000                0                0         (200,000)               0
Federal payment for hotline services...............................          50,000                0                0          (50,000)               0
Federal payment for public charter schools.........................      15,622,000                0                0      (15,622,000)               0
Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration Project....................       3,000,000                0                0       (3,000,000)               0
Federal payment for Children's National Medical Center.............       1,000,000                0        3,500,000        2,500,000        3,500,000
National Revitalization Financing:
    Economic Development...........................................      25,000,000                0                0      (25,000,000)               0
    Special Education..............................................      30,000,000                0                0      (30,000,000)               0
    Year 2000 Information Technology...............................      20,000,000                0                0      (20,000,000)               0
    Infrastructure and Economic Development........................      50,000,000                0                0      (50,000,000)               0
Y2K Conversion emergency funding (Courts)..........................       2,249,000                0                0       (2,249,000)               0
Y2K Conversion emergency funding...................................      61,800,000                0                0      (61,800,000)               0
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      Total, Federal Funds.........................................     683,639,000      393,740,000      453,000,000     (230,639,000)      59,260,000
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                     District of Columbia Funds

Operating Expenses:
    Governmental Direction and Support.............................     164,144,000      174,667,000      162,356,000       (1,788,000)     (12,311,000)
    Economic Development and Regulation............................     159,039,000      190,335,000      190,335,000       31,296,000                0
    Public Safety and Justice......................................     755,786,000      778,670,000      785,670,000       29,884,000        7,000,000
    Public Education System........................................     788,956,000      850,411,000      867,411,000       78,455,000       17,000,000
    Human Support Services.........................................   1,514,751,000    1,525,996,000    1,526,361,000       11,610,000          365,000
    Public Works...................................................     266,912,000      271,395,000      271,395,000        4,483,000                0
    Receivership Programs..........................................     318,979,000      337,077,000      345,577,000       26,598,000        8,500,000
    Workforce Investments..........................................               0        8,500,000        8,500,000        8,500,000                0
    Buyouts and Management Reforms.................................               0                0       20,000,000       20,000,000       20,000,000
    Reserve........................................................               0      150,000,000      150,000,000      150,000,000                0
    D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance               7,840,000        3,140,000        3,140,000       (4,700,000)               0
     Authority.....................................................
    Financing and Other............................................     451,623,000      384,948,000      384,948,000      (66,675,000)               0
    Procurement and Management Savings.............................     (10,000,000)     (21,457,000)     (21,457,000)     (11,457,000)               0
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, operating expenses, general fund......................   4,418,030,000    4,653,682,000    4,694,236,000      276,206,000       40,554,000
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Enterprise Funds:
    Water and Sewer Authority and Washington Aqueduct..............     273,314,000      279,608,000      279,608,000        6,294,000                0
    Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.....................     225,200,000      234,400,000      234,400,000        9,200,000                0
    Office of Cable Television.....................................       2,108,000                0                0       (2,108,000)               0
    Public Service Commission......................................       5,026,000                0                0       (5,026,000)               0
    Office of People's Counsel.....................................       2,501,000                0                0       (2,501,000)               0
    Office of Insurance and Securities Regulation..................       7,001,000                0                0       (7,001,000)               0
    Office of Banking and Financial Institutions...................         640,000                0                0         (640,000)               0
    Sports and Entertainment Commission............................       8,751,000       10,846,000       10,846,000        2,095,000                0
    Public Benefit Corporation.....................................      66,764,000       89,008,000       89,008,000       22,244,000                0
    D.C. Retirement Board..........................................      18,202,000        9,892,000        9,892,000       (8,310,000)               0
    Correctional Industries Fund...................................       3,332,000        1,810,000        1,810,000       (1,522,000)               0
    Washington Convention Center...................................      48,139,000       50,226,000       50,226,000        2,087,000                0
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Enterprise Funds......................................     660,978,000      675,790,000      675,790,000       14,812,000                0
                                                                    ====================================================================================
    Total, operating expenses......................................   5,079,008,000    5,329,472,000    5,370,026,000      291,018,000       40,554,000
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Capital Outlay:
    General fund...................................................   1,711,160,737    1,218,637,500    1,218,637,500     (492,523,237)               0
    Water and sewer fund...........................................               0      197,169,000      197,169,000      197,169,000                0
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, capital outlay........................................   1,711,160,737    1,415,806,500    1,415,806,500     (295,354,237)               0
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, District of Columbia funds............................   6,790,168,737    6,745,278,500    6,785,832,500       (4,336,237)      40,554,000
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                           GENERAL STATEMENT

    On November 5, 1998, the citizens of the District of 
Columbia elected a new Mayor, ushering in a promising and 
exciting time for the District of Columbia. With this election 
came the hopes of a reemergence of the District to its desired 
place as a model city, befitting its role as the Nation's 
Capital. This reemergence of the District was reflected in the 
FY2000 consensus budget submitted to Congress for its 
consideration. Initiatives in the budget such as income tax and 
property tax reductions, managed competition and improved 
efficiency and responsiveness, demonstrate the District's 
renewed commitment to the needs of its residents and its 
commitment to the improvement of its financial condition. The 
myriad problems of Washington D.C. have been well documented 
and have become common knowledge across America. Its recent and 
strong efforts at improvement deserve equal attention. The 
District has many great obstacles yet to overcome, but its 
recent efforts merit accentuating the positive, and not the 
negative. This budget process also saw the revitalization of 
the role of the elected City Council, whose active 
participation and commitment provided the District with much 
needed tax relief to enable citizens to keep more of what they 
earn. The Committee applauds this action to help relieve the 
heavy burden of the DC taxpayer and to promote new business 
opportunities needed to continue the District's economic 
revival. This year's process also reflected the changes that 
are occurring in the operation of the District of Columbia 
Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as 
an oversight and guidance agency. This is a marked difference 
from its early mission of involvement in the day-to-day 
management of the city. This is also a positive change, 
reflecting the Control Board's desire for less oversight in the 
process of the governing of the District of Columbia.
    One of the primary concerns in reviewing this budget was to 
address the public safety concerns of the District's residents 
and visitors. Although we are pleased to report that violent 
crime has gone down in the District, the overall crime rate is 
still high and the perception of the city's residents remains 
that they are still highly vulnerable. To combat this crime 
problem, Congress recognized that the major underlying reason 
for much of the crime in the District is still illegal drug 
use, and the attitudes that foster and accept that illegal drug 
use. A recent study revealed that an overwhelming number of 
these crimes are committed by individuals who are abusing 
drugs. At the present time, approximately 30,000 individuals 
are on probation, parole or other form of supervision, after 
having been convicted of a crime. Many of these individuals 
continue to commit crime because of continued drug use. This 
cycle has to be broken. To that end, the Committee has provided 
funding for the regular and frequent drug testing of all 
individuals under the jurisdiction of the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency. This increase in drug testing and 
drug treatment is the backbone of an overall program to reduce 
crime in the District. Identifying those persons on supervision 
who are still abusing drugs, coupled with the immediate issuing 
of sanctions (including incarceration, via revocation of parole 
or probation) and coupled with the availability of treatment we 
believe will measurably reduce the crime rate being fueled in 
large part by these repeat offenders. Another provision in the 
bill is the increased funding in the area of child adoption. 
The need for a child to be quickly placed into a safe, loving, 
and permanent home is of the utmost importance. It is without 
debate that children need to be raised by caring and 
responsible parents and not remain in the custody of a 
government agency, nor endlessly shuttled between well-meaning 
but temporary foster homes. Congress has increased the funding 
of the Child and Family Services Agency to provide new 
incentives and to help speed up the process of transferring 
children from government custody to permanent responsible homes 
by adoption when the birth parents cannot or will not fill the 
child's needs. The Committee has also acted to improve both the 
traditional public schools and the emerging charter schools. 
The welfare of the District's residents, their educational 
opportunities and their economic health, and most of all their 
right to live without fear are the primary concerns of this 
bill. The House District of Columbia Sub-committee on 
Appropriations was pleased to receive this budget and we look 
forward to the continued cooperation between Congress and the 
District of Columbia.

                Mayor's Leadership in Improving Services

    The Committee commends the Mayor for his leadership and 
efforts to make improvements quickly in the operations of the 
District government. A significant improvement reported 
recently in the press involved a basic and long overdue service 
that has frustrated many District residents and others in their 
efforts to receive city services. With a relatively small 
investment of $500,000, the District government has established 
a central phone number for information connecting callers to 
any city agency. The new service is staffed by courteous and 
well-trained individuals and allows District officials to keep 
track of each call and how quickly it is addressed. Another 
major improvement is the new customer service center operated 
by the Office of Tax and Revenue that has practically 
eliminated the waiting time for service.
    The Mayor and those involved in improving the operations of 
the District government with better, more efficient and 
courteous service delivery to residents and visitors are 
showing that the ``can do'' spirit in the Nation's Capital is 
alive and well.

                        Mayor's Gateway Program

    The Mayor's Gateway Program is an initiative to clean and 
beautify the gateway or entrances to the Nation's Capital. The 
District's gateways are the visitors' first impression of the 
Nation's Capital and should be a source of inspiration and 
confidence not only to visitors but also to local residents. It 
is important that these gateways offer inviting attractive 
first impressions of our city.
    8th Street SE.--One of the city's gateways is the 8th 
Street SE corridor between Pennsylvania Avenue and the 
Washington Navy Yard. The Washington Navy Yard is one of the 
largest economic development projects on the East Coast 
representing 10,000 jobs and $200,000,000 in direct 
construction. (This amount does not include the vast amount of 
economic activity that will take place as a result of the Navy 
contractors who are expected to move into nearby buildings.) 
The Navy Yard offers the District a rare opportunity to merge 
the affluent portions of Capitol Hill with the other areas. 
Success depends on a sound infrastructure with safe, attractive 
and pleasant streets and streetscapes. The Committee, however, 
is extremely concerned with the slow progress that has been 
made in upgrading the transportation and infrastructure in the 
vicinity of the Navy Yard.
    The Committee encourages the Mayor to negotiate and 
transfer to the U.S. Naval Facilities Command $21,000,000 in 
Federal Highway Trust Funds and local matching funds for 
design, engineering and construction of the 8th Street SE 
corridor between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Navy Yard and the 
M Street SE corridor between 12th Street SE and South Capitol 
Street. It should be noted that efforts by District officials 
to participate in a positive and constructive manner could 
result in additional Federal funds for the project.
    Other gateways.--The Nation's Capital is fortunate to have 
gateway corridors that have the capacity to enhance the 
surrounding community while at the same time provide visitors 
as well as residents with a positive feeling about the city. 
Other gateways that have been neglected and are in need of 
attention include--
          Georgia Avenue NW from the District/Maryland border 
        to Florida Avenue NW;
          New York Avenue from the District/Maryland border to 
        the White House; and
          South Capitol Street from the District/Maryland 
        border to the Capitol.
    The Committee requests the Mayor to submit conceptual 
designs and plans with timelines for completing improvements of 
the above three corridors to the Congress by December 31, 1999.

                         Medicaid DSH Payments

    The Committee is aware of the District government's 
proposed pilot program that would use $6,000,000 of the 
District's Federal Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) 
allotment to expand Medicaid coverage to 2,400 childless 
adults. An 11-member health care commission has been created to 
develop recommendations and an implementation plan to expand 
the city's health care system. The Committee intends to follow 
the implementation of this pilot program closely and requests 
quarterly reports by the 15th day of the month following each 
quarter starting with the quarter ending December 31, 1999.

         Home to Work Driving Authority for District Employees

    The Committee recommends that the Mayor's office be 
responsible for the strict enforcement of the law banning 
certain District employees from taking District vehicles home 
in violation of the law. It has come to the attention of the 
Committee that District employees continue to violate this ban. 
The Committee therefore directs that District officials 
institute a policy requiring District employees, who use 
District vehicles in the course of their duties, to sign a 
document which outlines the current policy as well as the 
penalties for violations of that policy and that this form 
become a permanent part of the employee's file. District 
officials must enforce the current policy.

                 Motor Vehicle Fleet Comparative Costs

    The Committee requests a report from the Mayor by November 
30, 1999, comparing the cost of operating the District of 
Columbia's motor vehicle fleet (including initial purchase) 
with the cost of obtaining the vehicles from the Federal fleet. 
The Federal cost data should be obtained from the General 
Services Administration and should be based on GSA's cost for 
providing the fleet and related contract support.

                         Budget Justifications

    The Committee requests that the fiscal year 2001 and future 
budgets provide information at the agency, control center and 
responsibility center levels by object class and full-time 
equivalent positions and provide information on programs funded 
within the agency, control center and responsibility center. In 
order to arrive at the request for the budget year the 
justifications should start with the appropriation for the 
previous year and then explain changes from that amount to the 
budget request. Requests for increases should show base amounts 
and FTEs as well as an explanation for the increase. In 
addition, increases should be categorized and identifiable by 
department or agency as well as District-wide as to whether 
they are based on statutory requirements, increased workload, 
improvements in current programs, or new programs or 
initiatives.
    By providing this information in the budget submission, 
valuable time will be saved by the Committee as well as the 
District and everyone will be better informed.

                   Monitoring of Real Property Leases

    The District of Columbia has accumulated large holdings of 
government buildings and real property. These properties are 
used to conduct and perform governmental functions and for 
economic development purposes. Historically, these holdings 
have not been treated as assets. As a group they represent a 
potential drain on the scarce resources available to the 
District of Columbia as well as development opportunities. Many 
of the properties have deteriorated because funding for 
maintenance and repair is extremely difficult to obtain.
    Government real property should be performing assets by 
recognizing the value they represent. District agencies use the 
space they are allocated with little or no recognition of the 
true cost. Accordingly, the space they use is more than they 
require or it sits vacant and unused. In order for real 
property to be a performing asset for government, it must be 
utilized in a responsible and cost effective manner. A 
government's real property should come under the custody and 
control of a single organization that is responsible for the 
assignment and reassignment of the space and property for 
government use, economic development of the property and 
disposition of surplus property. With these basic principles in 
place, buildings and real property can begin to be recognized 
as assets that can perform to their full potential. The 
District of Columbia must plan an organizational and budget 
structure to carry out these principles, including the 
consolidation of real property functions and establishment of a 
real property fund. The organizational structure should reflect 
a central management structure. The budget structure would 
create a fund to receive user charges, disposal proceeds, 
grants, and other related real property income using sound 
financial management practices. The proceeds would be available 
for all buildings and real property management, as well as real 
property economic redevelopment activities. Proceeds in the 
fund would be authorized for use in a manner that is acceptable 
to both the District of Columbia and the Congress.
    The bill requires the Mayor to submit a report within 60 
days of enactment of the real property activities of the 
District of Columbia and provide an analysis of the 
organizational structure and budget structure. Recommendations 
of actions necessary to improve management of the entire 
municipal real property portfolio for all entities of the 
District of Columbia should include: a plan to develop and 
maintain an inventory of government-owned and leased property; 
a management regime in which control accountability are clearly 
defined; clear policy guidance; systems that assure open and 
fair transactions; reports that provide visible cost of 
operations; centrally controlled capital and operating budgets 
managed on a multi-year life cycle basis; an inventory that 
matches operational requirements; management structures that 
reflect best practices; and guidance for development of public/
private partnerships.
    In passing Public Law 106-1 Congress restored the Mayor's 
authority for asset management for all entities of the District 
of Columbia. The Mayor is expected to use all existing 
authority to improve the District's asset management as soon as 
possible.

    National Children's Alliance and D.C. Children's Advocacy Center

    The Committee understands that the Mayor of the District of 
Columbia has accepted a proposal from the National Children's 
Alliance (NCA) to purchase the Firehouse located at 439 New 
Jersey Avenue, NW, for the purpose of co-locating the NCA 
Headquarters and the District of Columbia Children's Advocacy 
Center (also known as Safe Shores). The Committee strongly 
supports these efforts. The Committee believes this action will 
greatly enhance the services provided to physically and 
sexually abused children and their families in the District of 
Columbia. Therefore, the Committee strongly urges the District 
of Columbia to finalize this agreement expeditiously.

               FINANCIAL PLANS SUBMITTED BY THE DISTRICT

    The District government submits financial plans for various 
entities, including the General Fund, which presents estimates 
of resources available to finance operating expenses. The plans 
are of limited usefulness, however, because of the different 
basis on which they are prepared and presented. For example, 
the General Fund financial plan is prepared on a budgetary 
basis, whereas the Water and Sewer Authority is prepared on a 
cash basis. This incomparability prohibits the reader from 
properly analyzing the flow of funds and expenses between the 
General Fund and the various departments and agencies.
    For those financial plans that are prepared on the same 
basis there are problems because there are amounts that do not 
agree between the plans. For example, while the transfers in 
and out between the funds agree, the amounts of revenue and 
expenditures reported between the funds do not. For instance, 
the transfer of excess Lottery Board funds to the General Fund 
agree, but the amount of revenue and expenditures reported by 
the Board do not agree with the amounts presented in the 
General Fund financial plan. This and other inconsistencies 
raise many questions from the reader and severely diminish the 
reliability of the financial plans.
    The Committee strongly recommends that the financial plans 
submitted by the District government be prepared on a 
consistent basis (with a statement disclosing that basis), and 
that the amounts presented agree between the plans.

                            TOTAL RESOURCES

    Based on recommendations in the bill, a total of 
$6,785,832,500 and 32,719 full-time equivalent positions will 
be available to the District government during the next fiscal 
year. Included in this figure are appropriations from local 
funds, Federal grants, and private and other funds. The 
financing of appropriations from District funds is revenues 
from various local taxes, fees, charges and other collections 
received by the District government.
    A summary of the total resources by appropriation title 
follows:

                                                                             GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
                                                        TOTAL ESTIMATED RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FISCAL YEAR 2000
                                                                                      [Amount in thousands]
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                                                                        Local funds         Federal grants     Private and other     Subtotal FY 2000      Intra-District       FY 2000 total
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      resources
                                                      Code                                                                                                                  --------------------
                                                                      FTE      Amount      FTE      Amount      FTE      Amount      FTE      Amount      FTE      Amount      FTE      Amount
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Governmental Direction and Support:
    Council of the District of Columbia....  AB                         153     10,471         0           0        0           6      153     10,477         0           0      153     10,477
    Office of the D.C. Auditor.............  AC                          14      1,183         0           0        0           0       14      1,183         0           0       14      1,183
    Advisory Neighborhood Commissions......  DX                           0        623         0           0        0           0        0        623         0           0        0        623
    Office of the Mayor....................  AA                          67      4,207         0           0        0           0       67      4,207         0           0       67      4,207
    Office of the Secretary................  BA                          25      1,737         0           0        2          79       27      1,816         0           0       27      1,816
    Office of the City Administrator.......  AE                          36      2,064        17      10,757        0           0       53     12,821         4         246       57     13,067
    Office of Personnel....................  BE                         126      9,204         0           0       21       1,241      147     10,445        24       1,179      171     11,624
    Human Resource Development.............  HD                          10      3,766         0           0        0           0       10      3,766         0           0       10      3,766
    Office of Finance and Resource           AS                          11        778         0           0        0           0       11        778        12       1,205       23      1,983
     Management.
    Office of Contracting and Procurement..  PO                         223     14,150         0           0        0           0      223     14,150         0           0      223     14,150
    Office of the Chief Technology Officer.  TO                          42      3,740         0           0        0           0       42      3,740        13       1,771       55      5,511
    Office of Property Management..........  AM                          77      7,229         0           0        2       1,923       79      9,152       199      21,956      278     31,108
    Contract Appeals Board.................  AF                           6        687         0           0        0           0        6        687         0           0        6        687
    Board of Elections and Ethics..........  DL                          50      3,238         0           0        0           0       50      3,238         0           0       50      3,238
    Office of Campaign Finance.............  CJ                          15        978         0           0        0           0       15        978         0           0       15        978
    Public Employee Relations Board........  CG                           4        632         0           0        0           0        4        632         0           0        4        632
    Office of Employee Appeals.............  CH                          15      1,337         0           0        0           0       15      1,337         0           0       15      1,337
    Metropolitan Washington Council of       EA                           0        367         0           0        0           0        0        367         0           0        0        367
     Governments.
    Office of Inspector General............  AD                          60      6,827         0           0        0           0       60      6,827         0           0       60      6,827
    Office of the Chief Financial Officer..  AT                         919     63,916         5         913       41      10,303      965     75,132       104       6,439    1,069     81,571
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Governmental Direction and      .....................    1,853    137,134        22      11,670       66      13,552    1,941    162,356       356      32,796    2,297    195,152
       Support.
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Economic Development and Regulation:
    Business Services & Economic             EB                          55      7,515         0           0        0      15,000       55     22,515         0           0       55     22,515
     Development.
    Office of Zoning.......................  BJ                          16      1,275         0           0        0           0       16      1,275         0           0       16      1,275
    Department of Housing & Community        DB                           7      3,889       125      48,388        0       4,462      132     56,739         0       1,200      132     57,939
     Development.
    Department of Employment Services......  CF                          71     11,489       391      35,867      174      16,334      636     63,690         0           0      636     63,690
    Board of Appeals and Review............  DK                           3        240         0           0        0           0        3        240         0           0        3        240
    Board of Real Property Assessments and   DA                           3        291         0           0        0           0        3        291         0           0        3        291
     Appeals.
    Department of Consumer and Regulatory    CR                         373     25,523         4         392        6       1,210      383     27,125         0       1,500      383     28,625
     Affairs.
    Office of Banking and Financial          BI                           5        381         0           0        5         489       10        870         0           0       10        870
     Institutions.
    Public Service Commission..............  DH                           0          0         2         104       56       5,223       58      5,327         0           0       58      5,327
    Office of People's Counsel.............  DJ                           0          0         0           0       28       2,823       28      2,823         0           0       28      2,823
    Department of Insurance and Securities   SR                           0          0         0           0       89       6,990       89      6,990         0           0       89      6,990
     Regulation.
    Office of Cable Television and           CT                          11      2,308         0           0        3         142       14      2,450        12         436       26      2,886
     Telecommunications.
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Economic Development and        .....................      544     52,911       522      84,751      361      52,673    1,427    190,335        12       3,136    1,439    193,471
       Regulation.
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Public Safety and Justice:
    Metropolitan Police Department.........  FA                       4,622    281,792        24      13,695        0       5,087    4,646    300,574         2       3,454    4,648    304,028
    Fire and Emergency Medical Services      FB                       1,828    111,861         0           0        0           9    1,828    111,870         0          72    1,828    111,942
     Department.
    Police and Fire Retirement System......  FD                           0     39,900         0           0        0           0        0     39,900         0           0        0     39,900
    Office of the Corporation Counsel......  CB                         297     28,801       180      13,554       12       4,070      489     46,425        24       1,900      513     48,325
    Settlements and Judgments..............  ZH                           0     26,900         0           0        0           0        0     26,900         0           0        0     26,900
    Department of Corrections..............  FL                         979     69,696         0         800    1,197     182,081    2,176    252,577         0         300    2,176    252,877
    National Guard.........................  FK                          30      1,748         0           0        0           0       30      1,748         0           0       30      1,748
    Office of Emergency Preparedness.......  BN                          26      1,678        13         963        0           0       39      2,641         0           0       39      2,641
    Commission on Judicial Disabilities and  DQ                           2        143         0           0        0           0        2        143         0           0        2        143
     Tenure.
    Judicial Nomination Commission.........  DV                           1         85         0           0        0           0        1         85         0           0        1         85
    Citizen Complaint Review Board.........  FH                          21      2,100         0           0        0           0       21      2,100         0           0       21      2,100
    Advisory Commission on Sentencing......  FZ                           6        707         0           0        0           0        6        707         0           0        6        707
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Safety and Justice.....                           7,812    565,411       217      29,012    1,209     191,247    9,238    785,670        26       5,726    9,264    791,396
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Public Education System:
    Public Schools.........................  GA                       8,864    600,936       869     106,213       77       6,048    9,810    713,197        33       4,091    9,843    717,288
    D.C. Resdient Tutition Support.........  .....................        0     17,000         0           0        0           0        0     17,000         0           0        0     17,000
    Teachers' Retirement System............  GX                           0     10,700         0           0        0           0        0     10,700         0           0        0     10,700
    Public Charter Schools.................  GC                           0     27,885         0           0        0           0        0     27,885         0           0        0     27,885
    University of the District of Columbia.  GF                         581     40,491       167      13,536      189      18,320      937     72,347       162       9,677    1,099     82,024
    Public Library.........................  CE                         400     23,128         8         798        0         245      408     24,171         0           0      408     24,171
    Commission on the Arts and Humanities..  BX                           2      1,707         7         404        0           0        9      2,111         0           0        9      2,111
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Education System.......                           9,847    721,847     1,051     120,951      266      24,613   11,164    867,411       195      13,768   11,359    881,179
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Human Support Services:
    Department of Human Services...........  JA                         821    199,643     1,126     189,742        7       4,306    1,954    393,691        27       1,653    1,981    395,344
    Department of Health...................  HC                         363    319,720       689     676,115       53       8,278    1,105  1,004,113         2         183    1,107  1,004,296
    Department of Recreation and Parks.....  HA                         477     24,029         0          34       19       2,133      496     26,196        93       3,954      589     30,150
    Office on Aging........................  BY                          14     13,316         9       5,300        0           0       23     18,616         3         648       26     19,264
    Public Benefit Corporation Subsidy.....  JC                           0     44,435         0           0        0           0        0     44,435         0           0        0     44,435
    Unemployment Compensation Fund.........  BH                           0      7,200         0           0        0           0        0      7,200         0           0        0      7,200
    Disability Compensation Fund...........  BG                           0     25,150         0           0        0           0        0     25,150         0         100        0     25,250
    Office of Human Rights.................  HM                          16      1,000         0         221        0           0       16      1,221         0           0       16      1,221
    Office on Latino Affairs...............  BZ                           4        880         0           0        0           0        4        880         0          30        4        910
    Energy Office..........................  JF                           0          0        13       4,402        6         457       19      4,859         0           0       19      4,859
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Human Support Services........                           1,695    635,373     1,837     875,814       85      15,174    3,617  1,526,361       125       6,568    3,742  1,532,929
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Public Works:
    Department of Public Works.............  KA                       1,044     96,646        14       3,099       47       6,464    1,105    106,209       267      18,872    1,372    125,081
    Department of Motor Vehicles...........  KV                         191     22,336         0           0       66       3,057      257     25,393        48         510      305     25,903
    Taxicab Commission.....................  TC                           6        296         0           0        3         434        9        730         0           0        9        730
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit     KC                           0         81         0           0        0           0        0         81         0           0        0         81
     Commission.
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit     KE                           0    135,532         0           0        0           0        0    135,532         0           0        0    135,532
     Authority.
    School Transit Subsidy.................  KD                           0      3,450         0           0        0           0        0      3,450         0           0        0      3,450
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Works..................  .....................    1,241    258,341        14       3,099      116       9,955    1,371    271,395       315      19,382    1,686    290,777
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Receivership Programs:
    Child and Family Services Agency.......  RL                         321     75,556       196      43,799        0           0      517    119,355         0       1,200      517    120,555
    Incentives for Adoption of Children....  .....................        0      8,500         0           0        0           0        0      8,500         0           0        0      8,500
    Commission on Mental Health Services...  RM                       1,568    123,750       660      62,312        0      18,360    2,228    204,422         0           0    2,228    204,422
    Corrections Medical Receiver...........  RR                          10     13,300         0           0        0           0       10     13,300         0           0       10     13,300
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Receivership Programs.........  .....................    1,899    221,106       856     106,111        0      18,360    2,755    345,577         0       1,200    2,755    346,777
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Workforce Investments......................  UP                           0      8,500         0           0        0           0        0      8,500         0           0        0      8,500
Buyouts and Other Management Reforms.......  .....................        0          0         0           0        0      20,000        0     20,000         0           0        0     20,000
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Reserve....................................  RD                           0    150,000         0           0        0           0        0    150,000         0           0        0    150,000
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
D.C. Financial Responsibility and            XB                          33      3,140         0           0        0           0       33      3,140         0           0       33      3,140
 Management Assistance Authority.
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Financing and Other:
    Repayment of Loans and Interest........  DS                           0    328,417         0           0        0           0        0    328,417         0           0        0    328,417
    Repayment of General Fund Deficit......  ZD                           0     38,286         0           0        0           0        0     38,286         0           0        0     38,286
    Interest on Short-Term Borrowing.......  ZA                           0      9,000         0           0        0           0        0      9,000         0           0        0      9,000
    Certificates of Participation..........  CP                           0      7,950         0           0        0           0        0      7,950         0           0        0      7,950
    Optical and Dental Insurance Payments..  DI                           0      1,295         0           0        0           0        0      1,295         0           0        0      1,295
    Productivity Bank......................  PB                           0     20,000         0           0        0           0        0     20,000         0           0        0     20,000
    Productivity Bank Savings..............  PY                           0    (20,000)        0           0        0           0        0    (20,000)        0           0        0    (20,000)
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Financing and Other...........  .....................        0    384,948         0           0        0           0        0    384,948         0           0        0    384,948
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Procurement and Management Savings:
    General Supply Schedule Savings........  PS                           0    (14,457)        0           0        0           0        0    (14,457)        0           0        0    (14,457)
    Management Reform Savings..............  PS                           0     (7,000)        0           0        0           0        0     (7,000)        0           0        0     (7,000)
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Procurement and Management      .....................        0    (21,457)        0           0        0           0        0    (21,457)        0           0        0    (21,457)
       Savings.
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
      Total, General Fund--Operating         .....................   24,924  3,117,254     4,519   1,231,408    2,103     345,574   31,546  4,694,236     1,029      82,576   32,575  4,776,812
       Expenses.
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Enterprise and Other Funds:
    Water and Sewer Authority..............  LA                           0          0         0           0        0     236,075        0    236,075         0           0        0    236,075
    Washington Aqueduct....................  LB                           0          0         0           0        0      43,533        0     43,533         0           0        0     43,533
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Water and Sewer Fund..........  .....................        0          0         0           0        0     279,608        0    279,608         0           0        0    279,608
Lottery and Charitable Games Board.........  DC                           0          0         0           0      100     234,400      100    234,400         0           0      100    234,400
Sports and Entertainment Commission........  SC                           0          0         0           0        0      10,846        0     10,846         0           0        0     10,846
Public Benefit Corporation.................  JB                           0          0         0           0        0      89,008        0     89,008         0      66,327        0    155,335
Retirement Board...........................  DY                           0          0         0           0       13       9,892       13      9,892         0           0       13      9,892
Correctional Industries Fund...............  FP                           0          0         0           0        8       1,810        8      1,810        23       3,850       31      5,660
Washington Convention Center...............  ES                           0          0         0           0        0      50,226        0     50,226         0           0        0     50,226
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Enterprise and Other Funds....  .....................        0          0         0           0      121     675,790      121    675,790        23      70,177      144    745,967
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
  Total, Operating Expenses................  .....................   24,891  3,117,254     4,519   1,231,408    2,224   1,021,364   31,634  5,370,026     1,052     152,753   32,686  5,522,779
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
Capital Outlay:
    General Fund...........................  .....................        0    941,614         0     277,024        0           0        0  1,218,638         0           0        0  1,218,638
    Water and Sewer........................  .....................        0          0         0           0        0     197,169        0    197,169         0           0        0    197,169
                                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capital Outlay................  .....................        0    941,614         0     277,024        0     197,169        0  1,415,807         0           0        0  1,415,807
                                            ====================================================================================================================================================
      Grand Total..........................  .....................   24,924  4,058,868     4,519   1,508,432    2,224   1,218,533   31,667  6,785,833     1,052     152,753   32,719  6,938,586
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                TITLE I--FISCAL YEAR 2000 APPROPRIATIONS


                             FEDERAL FUNDS

    A total of $1,957,682,000 in Federal funds will be 
available to the District of Columbia government during fiscal 
year 2000. Included in this total are the Federal contribution 
to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee, its Courts, 
and the Offender Supervision, Defender and Court Services 
Agencies.
    The following table summarizes the various Federal funds 
estimated to be available to the District government during 
fiscal year 2000:

Federal payment to the District of Columbia Corrections 
    Trustee.............................................     183,000,000
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Courts......     100,714,000
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Offender 
    Supervision, Defender and Court Services Agencies...     105,500,000
Defender Services in D.C. Courts........................      33,336,000
Incentives for Adoption of Foster Children..............       8,500,000
Citizens Complaint Review Board.........................       1,200,000
District of Columbia Resident Tuition Support...........      17,000,000
Federal payment to the Department of Human Services.....         250,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Federal funds in bill......................     449,500,000
Federal grants..........................................   1,508,432,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Federal funds..............................   1,957,682,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

                            Federal Payment

    A table showing the Federal payment and its relationship to 
general fund local revenue collections for fiscal years 1951 
through 2000 follows:

             FEDERAL PAYMENT COMPARED TO DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GENERAL FUND LOCAL REVENUE COLLECTIONS
                                          [Dollar amounts in thousands]
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                                                                                                Federal payment
                                                          Federal payment      General fund     as a percentage
                                                            appropriated      local revenue     of general fund
                                                           (general fund)      collections     local collections
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1951...................................................              9,800             97,866               10.0
1952...................................................             10,400            102,398               10.2
1953...................................................             10,000            104,823                9.5
1954...................................................             11,000            105,456               10.4
1955...................................................             20,000            114,808               17.4
1956...................................................             18,000            122,302               14.7
1957...................................................             20,000            137,280               14.6
1958...................................................             20,000            144,745               13.8
1959...................................................             25,000            149,751               16.7
1960...................................................             25,000            162,888               15.3
1961...................................................             25,000            167,986               14.9
1962...................................................             30,000            181,615               16.5
1963...................................................             30,000            205,298               14.6
1964...................................................             37,500            215,804               17.4
1965...................................................             37,500            230,995               16.2
1966...................................................             44,250            256,398               17.3
1967...................................................             58,000            272,906               21.3
1968...................................................             70,000            301,767               23.2
1969...................................................             89,365            341,033               26.2
1970...................................................         \1\116,166            388,523               29.9
1971...................................................         \2\131,000            432,010               30.3
1972...................................................            173,654            458,523               37.9
1973...................................................            181,500            505,276               35.9
1974...................................................            187,450            534,253               35.1
1975...................................................            226,200            554,222               40.8
1976...................................................            248,949            628,245               39.6
Transition quarter.....................................             66,138            199,652               33.1
1977...................................................            276,000            754,447               36.6
1978...................................................            276,000            880,699               31.3
1979...................................................         \3\250,000            953,697               26.2
1980...................................................            276,500          1,082,209               25.5
1981...................................................            300,000          1,190,596               25.2
1982...................................................            336,600          1,271,727               26.5
1983...................................................         \4\361,000          1,402,409               25.7
1984...................................................         \5\386,000          1,522,875               25.3
1985...................................................         \6\425,000          1,692,804               25.1
1986...................................................            412,388          1,862,043               22.1
1987...................................................            444,500          2,042,444               21.8
1988...................................................            430,500          2,221,290               19.4
1989...................................................            430,500          2,419,603               17.8
1990...................................................         \7\430,500          2,502,883               17.2
1991...................................................         \8\530,500          2,603,560               20.4
1992...................................................         \9\630,500          2,665,101               23.7
1993...................................................        \10\624,854          2,808,647               22.2
1994...................................................        \11\630,603          2,738,840               23.0
1995...................................................            660,000          2,672,692               24.7
1996...................................................        \12\660,000          2,656,115               24.8
1997...................................................        \13\660,000          2,772,765               23.8
1998...................................................        \14\198,000          3,048,336                6.5
1999...................................................        \15\279,640          3,065,546                9.1
2000...................................................        \16\ 26,950          3,090,350                0.9
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\1\ Includes $5,000,000 as provided in Public Law 91-106 for law enforcement activities in fiscal year 1970 only
  and $8,000,000 as provided in Public Law 91-287 for use in defraying the cost of the retroactive pay increase
  for policemen, firemen, and teachers.
\2\ Includes $5,000,000 as provided in Public Law 91-358 for purposes of the D.C. Court Reform and Criminal
  Procedures Act of 1970.
\3\ Excludes one-time special payment of $9,900,000 for the Federal share of the RFK stadium bond repayment.
\4\ Excludes one-time payment of $2,342,600 for special crime initiative.
\5\ Excludes one-time special payment of $31,221,600 for crime initiative. Saint Elizabeths Hospital and
  education.
\6\ Excludes $20,000,000 one-time special Federal payment for Saint Elizabeths Hospital and $9,873,000 for
  criminal justice initiative.
\7\ Excludes $15,000,000 special Federal payment for Saint Elizabeths Hospital and $31,772,000 for Drug
  Emergency.
\8\ Excludes $10,000,000 special Federal payment for Saint Elizabeths Hospital $26,708,000 for Drug Emergency
  $20,300,000 for new correctional treatment facility, $1,000,000 for Commission on Budget and Financial
  Priorities, $14,080,000 for Board of Education, $1,141,000 for the Fire Department $160,000 for the Superior
  Court, $5,000,000 for D.C. General Hospital, and $3,041,000 for the Department of Human Services.
\9\ Excludes $75,000 for the Metropolitan Police Department, $3,205,000 for the Board of Education, $9,500,000
  for D.C. General Hospital, and $500,000 for the Department of Human Services.
\10\ Reflects 24 percent of fiscal year 1991 revenues (two years prior) to budget year. Also, excludes
  $5,514,000 for inaugural activities and $5,561,600 for a trauma care fund.
\11\ Excludes $17,327,000 for crime and youth initiative.
\12\ Excludes $15,000,000 authorized in the Department of Justice appropriations for fiscal year 1996, Violent
  Crime Reduction Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance.
\13\ Excludes $5,702,000 for Inaugural Expenses.
\14\ Excludes $169,000,000 payment to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee for operations, $302,000,000
  payment to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee for Correctional Facilities, Construction and Repair,
  $123,000,000 for District of Columbia Courts. $23,000,000 for judicial related agencies, $5,400,000 for police
  pay raise, $2,600,000 for fire fighter pay raises, $2,000,000 for the Inspector General, and $1,000,000 for
  District Education and Learning Technologies Advancement (DELTA) Council.
\15\ Excludes $184,800,000 for D.C. Corrections Trustee for Operations, $128,000,000 for D.C. Courts, and
  $59,400,000 for Offender Supervision, Defender, and Court Services Agency and $10,259,000 for payment to other
  Federal agencies and private entities.
\16\ Excludes $183,000,000 for D.C. Corrections Trustee for Operations, $100,714,000 for D.C. Courts,
  $105,500,000 for Offender Supervision, Defender Court Service Agencies and $33,336,000 for Defender Services
  in D.C. Courts.

                 District of Columbia Local Collections

    The District estimates it will collect a total of 
$3,090,350,000 in local revenues in fiscal year 2000 from 
various taxes, fees, and charges. These collections are 
expected to be $83,754,000 higher than the fiscal year 1999 
revised estimated collections but only by $24,804,000 after 
giving effect to the fiscal year 2000 Tax Parity Act.
    A summary of these revenues comparing fiscal years 1999 and 
2000 by source follows:

                           DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GENERAL FUND LOCAL REVENUE COLLECTIONS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                           Fiscal Year--
                                                                 --------------------------------    Increase/
                                                                       1999            2000         (Decrease)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revenues:
    Local sources:
        Property taxes..........................................         683,500        693,700          10,200
        Sales taxes.............................................         598,800        620,000          21,200
        Income taxes............................................       1,150,400      1,185,100          34,700
        Gross receipts..........................................         212,000        226,400          14,400
        Other taxes.............................................         129,100        122,100          (7,000)
        Licenses and permits....................................          47,803         48,498             695
        Fines and forfeitures...................................          56,771         56,771               0
        Charges/services........................................          33,863         34,173             310
        Miscellaneous...........................................          84,309         93,558           9,249
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, local revenues..............................       2,996,546      3,080,300          83,754
                                                                 ===============================================
Other financing sources:
    Tax Parity Act..............................................               0        (58,950)        (58,950)
    Lottery transfer............................................          69,000         69,000               0
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total, other financing sources............................          69,000         10,050         (58,950)
                                                                 ===============================================
Total, general fund revenue collections.........................       3,065,546      3,090,350          24,804
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                       History of Federal Payment

    The Committee is including the usual history of the Federal 
payment and its relationship to the District's appropriated 
budget going back to fiscal year 1921. Figures for fiscal years 
1921 through 1975 reflect general fund appropriations only, 
while appropriations from 1976 through 1980 are for operating 
expenses from all sources which include the general fund as 
well as the water and sewer fund. Appropriations for 1981 
through 2000 estimates include operating expenses from the 
general fund only.
    The history referred to follows:

                  FEDERAL PAYMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE APPROPRIATED GENERAL FUND BUDGET
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            Total           District of                         U.S. share as a
             Fiscal year                appropriations     Columbia share       U.S. share      percent of total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1921................................         21,474,271         12,256,178          9,218,093              42.93
1922................................         22,977,411         13,784,648          9,192,763              40.01
1923................................         23,833,043         14,430,265          9,402,778              39.45
1924................................         23,903,755         14,463,330          9,440,425              39.49
1925................................         31,175,672         22,030,317          9,145,355              29.33
1926................................         31,139,730         22,139,638          9,000,092              28.90
1927................................         33,951,478         24,950,987          9,000,491              26.51
1928................................         34,894,148         25,892,358          9,001,790              25.80
1929................................         35,957,970         26,957,753          9,000,217              25.03
1930................................         40,694,306         31,694,306          9,000,000              22.12
1931................................         45,625,286         36,125,252          9,500,034              20.82
1932................................         43,840,022         34,339,911          9,500,111              21.67
1933................................         39,626,998         31,851,847          7,775,151              19.62
1934................................         29,700,737         24,000,708          5,700,029              19.19
1935................................         34,620,004         30,080,709          4,539,295              13.11
1936................................         38,295,953         32,588,424          5,707,529              14.90
1937................................         40,182,768         35,177,768          5,005,000              12.46
1938................................         41,143,818         36,118,792          5,025,026              12.21
1939................................         40,494,451         35,494,451          5,000,000              12.35
1940................................         41,777,885         35,777,768          6,000,117              14.36
1941................................         43,136,909         37,136,909          6,000,000              13.91
1942................................         47,401,269         41,401,269          6,000,000              12.66
1943................................         49,422,932         43,422,932          6,000,000              12.14
1944................................         54,642,247         48,642,247          6,000,000              10.98
1945................................         62,599,125         56,599,125          6,000,000               9.58
1946................................         64,728,423         58,728,423          6,000,000               9.27
1947................................         72,584,314         64,584,314          8,000,000              11.02
1948................................         81,744,086         70,744,086         11,000,000              13.46
1949................................         86,017,985         75,017,985         11,000,000              12.79
1950................................         98,331,275         87,331,275         11,000,000              11.19
1951................................        103,924,822         94,124,822          9,800,000               9.43
1952................................        121,265,978        110,865,978         10,400,000               8.58
1953................................        113,589,327        103,589,327         10,000,000               8.80
1954................................        129,111,304        118,111,304         11,000,000               8.52
1955................................        139,578,760        119,578,760         20,000,000              14.33
1956................................        143,179,303        125,179,303         18,000,000              12.57
1957................................        155,579,025        135,579,025         20,000,000              12.86
1958................................        166,096,999        146,096,999         20,000,000              12.04
1959................................        185,915,914        160,915,914         25,000,000              13.45
1960................................        199,806,074        174,806,074         25,000,000              12.51
1961................................    \1\ 199,522,707        174,522,707         25,000,000              12.53
1962................................        209,571,780        179,571,780         30,000,000              14.31
1963................................        224,594,494        194,594,494         30,000,000              13.36
1964................................        240,934,361        203,434,361         37,500,000              15.56
1965................................        265,062,212        227,562,212         37,500,000              14.15
1966................................        285,093,147        240,843,147         44,250,000              15.52
1967................................        318,057,766        260,057,766         58,000,000              18.24
1968................................        371,269,747        301,269,747         70,000,000              18.85
1969................................        435,474,907        346,109,907         89,365,000              20.52
1970................................        528,960,521        412,794,521    \2\ 116,166,000              21.96
1971................................        591,262,769        460,262,769    \3\ 131,000,000              22.16
1972................................        641,466,600        467,812,600        173,654,000              27.07
1973................................        718,091,300        536,591,300        181,500,000              25.28
1974................................        777,764,647        590,314,647        187,450,000              24.10
1975................................        845,616,600        619,416,600        226,200,000              26.75
1976................................      1,042,142,700        793,194,000        248,948,700              23.89
1977................................      1,130,505,900        854,505,900        276,000,000              24.41
1978................................      1,260,791,300        984,791,300        276,000,000              21.89
1979................................      1,335,746,400      1,085,746,400    \4\ 250,000,000              18.72
1980................................      1,426,093,300      1,149,593,300        276,500,000              19.39
1981................................      1,457,886,500      1,157,886,500        300,000,000              20.58
1982................................      1,586,298,000      1,249,698,000        336,600,000              21.22
1983................................      1,792,104,300      1,431,104,300    \5\ 361,000,000              20.14
1984................................      1,897,285,000      1,511,285,000    \6\ 386,000,000              20.34
1985................................      2,076,246,000      1,651,246,000    \7\ 425,000,000              20.47
1986................................      2,247,906,000      1,835,517,650        412,388,350              18.35
1987................................      2,461,113,000      2,016,613,000        444,500,000              18.06
1988................................      2,701,265,000      2,270,765,000        430,500,000              15.94
1989................................      2,862,130,000      2,431,630,000        430,500,000              15.04
1990................................      3,107,833,000      2,677,333,000    \8\ 430,500,000              13.85
1991................................      3,204,698,000      2,674,198,000    \9\ 530,500,000              16.55
1992................................      3,301,426,000      2,670,926,000   \10\ 630,500,000              19.10
1993................................      3,286,294,000      2,661,439,600   \11\ 624,854,400              19.01
1994................................      3,352,102,000      2,721,499,000   \12\ 630,603,000              18.81
1995................................      3,254,904,000      2,594,904,000        660,000,000              20.28
1996 with unallocated...............      3,449,037,000      2,789,037,000   \13\ 660,000,000              19.14
1997................................      3,399,927,000      2,739,927,000   \14\ 660,000,000              19.41
1998................................      2,850,545,000      2,652,545,000   \15\ 198,000,000               6.95
1999................................      2,865,763,000      2,586,123,000   \16\ 279,640,000               9.76
2000................................      3,090,304,000      3,063,604,000    \17\ 26,950,000               0.87
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\1\ Excludes appropriations for capital outlay beginning with fiscal year 1961.
\2\ Includes $5,000,000 as provided in Public Law 91-106 for law enforcement activities in fiscal year 1970 only
  and $8,000,000 as provided in Public Law 91-287 for use in defraying the cost of the retroactive pay increase
  for policemen, and firemen, and teachers.
\3\ Excludes $5,000,000 as provided in Public Law 91-358 for purposes of the D.C. Court Reform and Criminal
  Procedures Act of 1970.
\4\ Excludes one-time special payment of $9,900,000 for the Federal share of the RFK stadium bond repayment.
\5\ Excludes one-time payment of $2,342,600 for special crime initiative.
\6\ Excludes one-time special payment of $31,221,600 for crime initiative, Saint Elizabeths Hospital and
  education.
\7\ Excludes $20,000,000 one-time special Federal payment for Saint Elizabeths Hospital and $9,873,000 for
  criminal justice initiative.
\8\ Excludes $15,000,000 special Federal payment for Saint Elizabeths Hospital and $31,772,000 for Drug
  Emergency.
\9\ Excludes $10,000,000 special Federal payment for Saint Elizabeths Hospital $26,708,000 for Drug Emergency,
  $20,300,000 for new correctional treatment facility, $1,000,000 for Commission on Budget and Financial
  Priorities, $14,080,000 for Board of Education, $1,141,000 for the Fire Department, $160,000 for the Superior
  Court, $5,000,000 for D.C. General Hospital, and $3,041,000 for the Department of Human Services.
\10\ Excludes $75,000 for the Metropolitan Police Department, $3,205,000 for the Board of Education, $9,500,000
  for D.C. General Hospital, and $500,000 for the Department of Human Services.
\11\ Excludes $5,514,000 for inaugural activities and $5,561,600 for a trauma care fund.
\12\ Excludes $17,327,000 for crime youth initiative.
\13\ Excludes $15,000,000 authorized in the Department of Justice appropriations for fiscal year 1996, Violent
  Crime Reduction Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance.
\14\ Excludes $5,702,000 for Inaugural Expenses.
\15\ Excludes $169,000,000 payment to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee for operations, $302,000,000
  payment to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee for Correctional Facilities, Construction and Repair,
  $123,000,000 payment to the District of Columbia Courts, $23,000,000 for judicial related agencies, $5,400,000
  for police pay raise, $2,600,000 for fire fighter pay raises, $2,000,000 for the Inspector General, and
  $1,000,000 for District Education and Learning Technologies Advancement (DELTA) Council.
\16\ Excludes $184,800,000 for D.C. Corrections Trustee for Operations, $128,000,000 for D.C. Courts, and
  $59,400,000 Offender Supervision, Defender and Court Services Agency and $10,259,000 for payment to other
  Federal agencies and private entities.
\17\ Excludes $183,000,000 for D.C. Corrections Trustee for Operations, $100,714,000 for D.C. Courts,
  $105,500,000 for Offender Supervision, Defender and Court Service Agencies and $33,336,000 for Defender
  Services in D.C. Courts.

   Federal Contribution for Tuition Assistance for District Graduates

    The Committee recommends the requested $17,000,000 in 
Federal funds for a new tuition assistance program to 
compensate for the difference between in-state and out-of-state 
tuition. It would be usable at both public and private 
institutions of higher education throughout the country for 
eligible District of Columbia residents. The appropriation of 
these funds is contingent upon the enactment of authorizing 
legislation which passed the House on May 24, 1999 (H.R. 974) 
and is currently pending in the Senate. The District of 
Columbia is not a state or part of a state and therefore lacks 
a university system of higher education as that concept is 
known in all 50 states. District high school graduates have few 
choices in seeking to continue their education in public 
colleges or universities, and private institutions are 
financially out of reach for many. This program is intended to 
provide District high school graduates with opportunities that 
exist for students in the 50 States and thus contribute to 
stabilizing the city's population and tax base.
    The Committee is aware that all 50 states offer a tuition 
assistance grant program. Forty-five states allow these grants 
to pay students to attend private colleges and 13 allow the 
grants to pay for out of state colleges. A state-by-state chart 
follows:

                                              STATE BY STATE COLLEGE GRANT AVAILABILITY ANALYSIS 1996-1997
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                                     Educational and                                                                         Maximum educational award
               State                vocational grants     In state public       In state private        Out of state                 1996-1997
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................          $6,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           5,116.67  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Alaska............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $1,500
Arizona...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
Arkansas..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $624
    Maximum.......................           4,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             624.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,156.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
California........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $8,574
    Maximum.......................           8,574.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,890.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           6,456.40  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Colorado..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,000
Connecticut.......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,000
    Maximum.......................           2,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           7,700.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,850.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Delaware..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,200
Florida...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           4,589.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,819.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Georgia...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,000
    Maximum.......................           5,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,345.83  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Hawaii............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  Federal limit
Idaho.............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,000
    Maximum.......................           5,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,750.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Illinois..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $4,000
    Maximum.......................           4,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             160.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,332.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Indiana...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $7,412
    Maximum.......................           7,412.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,692.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Iowa..............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $3,150
    Maximum.......................           3,150.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             400.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,287.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Kansas............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,700
    Maximum.......................           1,700.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             400.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Kentucky..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................          1,500.000  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,250.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Louisiana.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,000
    Maximum.......................           3,867.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             400.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,990.80  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Maine.............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $1,000
    Maximum.......................           5,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Maryland..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $8,300
    Maximum.......................           8,300.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,595.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Massachusetts.....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,021.80  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Michigan..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,300
    Maximum.......................           2,300.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             600.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,050.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Minnesota.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,932
    Maximum.......................           8,489.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           4,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,205.25  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Mississippi.......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           8,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,750.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Missouri..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           2,900.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,265.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Montana...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $900
Nebraska..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  Up to cost tuition
Nevada............................  .................  yes..................  no..................  no..................  Varies
New Hampshire.....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $1,000
New Jersey........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,570
    Maximum.......................           5,570.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,675.14  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
New Mexico........................  .................  yes..................  no..................  no..................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................           7,200.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,850.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
New York..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $3,900 or 90% of tuition
    Maximum.......................          15,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             450.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           5,185.56  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
North Carolina....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................          36,198.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,300.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................          13,419.67  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
North Dakota......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $600
    Maximum.......................           2,110.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             600.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,355.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Ohio..............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $3,750
    Maximum.......................           3,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             882.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,776.40  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Oklahoma..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,000
    Maximum.......................           6,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,495.56  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Oregon............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,518
    Maximum.......................           1,710.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,518.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,614.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Pennsylvania......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,632
    Maximum.......................          39,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,200.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................          11,394.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Rhode Island......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,000
South Carolina....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  3,678
South Dakota......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $600
Tennessee.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,482
    Maximum.......................           6,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,482.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,058.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Texas.............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $3,980
    Maximum.......................           3,980.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,620.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Utah..............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................          19,900.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           9,133.33  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Vermont...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $5,200
    Maximum.......................           5,200.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             100.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,475.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Virginia..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $6,550
    Maximum.......................          10,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,750.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           5,455.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Washington........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,875
    Maximum.......................           3,266.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,528.20  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
West Virginia.....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,216
Wisconsin.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,172
    Maximum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,100.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,990.25  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Wyoming...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
Puerto Rico.......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................  .................  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................  .................  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................  .................  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
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      Federal Contribution for Incentives for Adoption of Children

    The Committee has included a Federal contribution of 
$8,500,000 to create incentives for the adoption of children in 
the District of Columbia foster care system. The District's 
Child and Family Services Agency is responsible for assisting 
parents and families to protect and promote the health and 
welfare of the children of the District of Columbia. One of 
their missions is to promote and facilitate the adoption of 
those children in their custody. Congress has recognized that 
the quick placement of children from government custody to 
caring and responsible homes is of the utmost importance. The 
undue delay in this process only serves as a huge detriment to 
the well-being and future of the child. The number of cases 
handled by the agency on a monthly basis has risen from 
approximately 2,600 cases in December of 1997 to approximately 
3,300 in September of 1998. So far in FY 1999, 142 adoptions 
have been completed and an additional 60 children have been 
recommended for adoption. Those adoptions have not been 
finalized. The need to move this process along quickly has been 
recognized by the Committee and $8,500,000 has been provided to 
create and provide special new incentives for this purpose.

                    Citizens Complaint Review Board

    The Committee recommends $1,200,000 in Federal funds for 
the initial startup and operations of the newly reconstituted 
Citizens Complaint Review Board for the District of Columbia. 
The Board will provide the citizens of the District with an 
independent and impartial review and adjudication process for 
their complaints against officers of the Metropolitan Police 
Department and Special Police Officers employed by the 
District.

          Federal Payment to the Department of Human Services

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $250,000 to 
the District's Department of Human Services to fund a mentoring 
program for at-risk children and a resource hotline for low-
income individuals in the District of Columbia.

    Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Corrections Trustee 
                               Operations

    The Committee recommends $183,000,000 in Federal funds for 
fiscal year 2000 for the operations of the District of Columbia 
Corrections Trustee that was established by the National 
Capital Revitalization Act of 1997. The Corrections Trustee 
exercises financial oversight over all aspects of the 
District's Department of Corrections and assists the department 
in its own reformation and long-term stabilization. The Trustee 
is also charged with facilitating the closure of the Lorton 
complex and the transfer of sentenced prisoners from the 
District to the Federal Bureau of Prisons by 2001.
    The recommended amount of $183,000,000 is $1,800,000 below 
the fiscal year 1999 appropriation and $7,000,000 above the 
budget request. This increase over the request will assist the 
Corrections Trustee with the sharp, rather unexpected increase 
in the overall inmate population. It is also intended to assist 
in providing space for persons whose parole or probation is 
revoked due to use of illegal drugs, as determined by the 
expanded drug-testing program of such offenders. The Trustee 
testified that the recent increase breaks a five-year pattern 
of decline followed by relative stability. The 1990 count of 
over 12,300 inmates was reduced to 9,300 by the end of 1997. 
However, in the past 15 months the count has grown from 9,300 
to over 10,500 with no sign of abating. The Trustee further 
testified that the inmate population growth does not appear to 
be the result of increased arrests or conviction, but rather 
the increase in the number of parole violators and changes in 
certain processes of delaying the release of felons from the 
system. Additionally, since the U.S. Parole Commission took 
over the responsibility from the local parole board for release 
decisions for most District inmate cases, there is a strong 
indication that the Commission's new, more stringent decision-
making procedures have altered the pace of releases on parole, 
which in turn adds to the count. Most or all of the growth 
appears to have taken place in the felon population for which 
the Federal government has assumed the responsibility of 
funding through the Trustee's office, rather than among the 
pre-trial and misdemeanor populations, which are the financial 
responsibility of the District government. According to the 
Trustee, one related factor which bears comment is the 
revolving door phenomenon in the District. An extremely high 
number of released felons are being returned to prison due 
directly or indirectly to substance abuse, whether on new 
criminal charges or on administrative parole violation charges. 
The accelerated crackdown on these drug abusers will likely 
further increase this trend, until the ``zero-tolerance'' 
policy and expanded drug treatment programs result in 
behavioral changes among the offenders in release programs.
    The Committee does not expect the U.S. Treasury to make any 
advance or lump sum payments to the Trustee for the purpose of 
holding those funds in a private bank account. The Committee 
expects the funds to remain in the U.S. Treasury as they are 
for other Federal agencies and be disbursed only when checks 
issued by the U.S. Treasury based on vouchers signed by the 
Trustee's certifying officers to pay for goods and services 
clear through the banking system.

           Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts

    A Federal payment of $100,714,000 is recommended for the 
operation of the District of Columbia courts in fiscal year 
2000. This amount consists of $91,714,000 for court operations 
and $9,000,000 for capital improvements to courthouse 
facilities. The Committee's recommendation of $91,714,000 for 
operating costs is $3,390,000 below the requested appropriation 
after adjusting for the transfer to a separate account of 
$33,336,000 for defender services. The court operations consist 
of the Court of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court 
System. The National Capital Revitalization Act of 1997 (Public 
Law 105-33, approved August 5, 1997), shifted the funding of 
the local courts, whose judges are nominated by the President 
and confirmed by the Senate, to the Federal government.
    The Committee recommends that the pay raise requested by 
the DC Superior Court, Court of Appeals and Court System be 
denied at this time. This denial will reflect a deduction of 
$2,700,000 from the Courts' overall budget. The primary reason 
provided by the court for the pay raise is to reach parity with 
the Courts' counterparts in the Federal System. While the 
Committee does not seek to deny parity, the Committee desires a 
more comprehensive job-to-job comparison. Other factors such as 
``benefits'' and the Courts' inability to recruit qualified 
applicants should be noted in this study to provide a more 
balanced look at the pay discrepancies.
    The Committee does not expect the U.S. Treasury to make any 
lump sum payments to the Courts, or to the General Services 
Administration on behalf of the Courts, for the purpose of 
holding those funds in a private bank account. The Committee 
expects the funds to remain in the U.S. Treasury as they are 
for other Federal agencies and be disbursed only when checks 
issued by the U.S. Treasury based on vouchers certified by 
Court disbursing officers to pay for goods and services clear 
through the banking system.
    Funding for Attorney Programs.--Funding of $33,336,000 
requested by the Courts for attorneys under the Criminal 
Justice Act program, the Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect 
program, and the Guardianship program is provided under a 
separate appropriation heading. In past years this amount was 
included within the appropriation for the Courts.
    The Committee is greatly disappointed in the Courts' 
actions with respect to the payment of attorneys for indigents 
and the Courts' misuse of language included in annual 
appropriations acts to allow the Courts to pay obligations 
incurred in previous fiscal years. A provision provided in good 
faith by Congress to ensure that attorneys would be paid 
promptly out of current year funds when they submitted vouchers 
late or in a year subsequent to the year in which the 
obligations were incurred was not intended to allow the Courts 
to defer legitimate attorney payments and use the funds for 
other purposes. The Courts have used this provision of law 
contrary to the express intent of Congress and contrary to the 
Courts' justification of the need for the language in 1976. The 
Courts have, in effect, used this provision of law to create a 
``slush fund'' and avoid making difficult management decisions 
that other governmental entities must make when funds are 
insufficient. The Courts' spending plan for FY 1998 updated 
September 15, 1998 showed a 75 percent reduction in attorney 
payments for July 1998 with no payments scheduled for August 
and September 1998 even though the amount budgeted of $25.8 
million was more than adequate to pay the $5.4 million in 
pending payments. Instead, it appears that the Courts were 
using the funds budgeted for attorneys for indigents for other 
purposes. Likewise, the Courts' spending plan for FY 1999 
``revised through 3/31/99'' shows asterisks instead of amounts 
in monthly columns from June to September. The asterisk 
footnote explained that ``Funding requirements will be provided 
either through reprogrammings or the use of refunds and 
reimbursements . . .'' even though the conference agreement on 
the FY 1999 DC Appropriations Act (H. Rept. 105-825, page 1106) 
states ``Accordingly, to avoid a similar situation this year, 
the courts are directed to use the FY 1999 allocation of 
$32,936,000 for court appointed attorneys for that purpose and 
for that purpose only.''. When confronted with the situation 
the Courts submitted a revised spending plan that reflected the 
conference report directive. It is difficult to understand why 
the Courts misinterpreted the directive, especially after the 
problems created by their similar actions in FY 1998 which 
resulted in the Committee requesting the General Accounting 
Office to review the Courts' financial and other operations.
    The Courts must take action immediately to improve and 
upgrade their financial operations and their accountability to 
taxpayers funds. Taxpayers expect no less. While the Committee 
recognizes the need for financial flexibility by the Courts, 
the definition of flexibility does not include ``shell games'' 
or misleading information or ignorance of congressional 
directives.

                    CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND

    The Crime Victims Fund which is administered by the Court 
system of the District of Columbia, was established to 
compensate the victims of crime. The fund currently spends 
approximately $2,000,000 for this compensation and is funded by 
fines and penalties collected by the court system. The current 
revenues of the court total approximately $8,000,000 per year. 
Under the Revitalization Act the Courts are required to 
transfer all their revenues to either the Crime Victims Fund or 
the U.S. Treasury. Since revenues collected far exceed what is 
needed for the Crime Victims Fund, the Committee recommends to 
the Court that any revenue in excess of what is needed for the 
Crime Victims Compensation Fund be returned to the U.S. 
Treasury.

                    Defender Services in D.C. Courts

    The Committee recommends a new appropriation account and 
the request of $33,336,000 requested in the President's Budget 
for attorney programs for indigent defendants, child abuse and 
guardianship cases administered by the District of Columbia 
Courts. The Committee recommends the new account because of 
problems that attorneys were having receiving payments from the 
Courts during the last few months of a fiscal year. These 
problems are discussed on page 28 of this report. The General 
Accounting Office is reviewing the Courts' financial and other 
operations and is expected to issue a report in the near 
future. The request of $33,336,000 consists of (1) $26,036,000 
for the Criminal Justice Act program; (2) $6,900,000 for the 
Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect program, and (3) $400,000 
for the Guardianship program. The Committee has included 
language in the bill requiring this appropriation to be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget. 
The Committee does not expect the U.S. Treasury to make any 
advance or lump sum payments to the Courts for the purpose of 
holding those funds in a private bank account. The Committee 
expects the funds to remain in the U.S. Treasury as they are 
for other Federal agencies and be disbursed only when checks 
issued by the U.S. Treasury based on vouchers signed by the 
Courts' disbursing officers to pay for salaries and expenses 
clear through the banking system.

             Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

    This bill includes $105,500,000 or an increase of 
$46,100,000 for fiscal year 2000 for this agency, which was 
established by the National Capital Revitalization Act of 1997 
to reorganize and operate the functions of pretrial services, 
defense services, parole, adult probation, and offender 
supervision in the District of Columbia.
    The Committee has included language in the bill requiring 
this appropriation to be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget. The Committee does not expect the U.S. 
Treasury to make any advance or lump sum payments to the 
Trustee for the purpose of holding those funds in a private 
bank account. The Committee expects the funds to remain in the 
U.S. Treasury as they are for other Federal agencies and be 
disbursed only when checks issued by the U.S. Treasury based on 
vouchers signed by the Trustee's disbursing officers to pay for 
salaries and expenses clear through the banking system.
    The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) 
is an agency committed to the prevention of crime and 
rehabilitation of individuals on pretrial release, probation 
and parole supervision. As part of their work, the agency 
initiates drug testing of individuals under their supervision. 
However, due to a lack of personnel and funding less than 5 
percent of all individuals on probation and parole are subject 
to regular drug testing.Numerous studies conducted have proven 
that drug abuse is the underlying cause of a majority of crimes 
committed. The current lack of drug testing of all those on supervision 
and the lack of follow-up treatment permits many of those individuals 
under supervision to continue to commit crimes. The cost to the 
District because of this recidivism is tremendous. CSOSA is committed 
to reversing this trend and provide for testing of all those under 
their supervision. Use of drugs is a violation of USPC, Parole Board, 
or court-imposed conditions for these offenders to remain free from 
incarceration. Positive test results can and will result in revocation 
of probation or parole, to enforce a zero-tolerance policy. However, 
the Committee recognizes it is unrealistic to expect such a large group 
of habitual users to go ``cold turkey'' successfully on their own. The 
universal drug testing program must be accompanied by a major expansion 
of drug treatment made available to this group. Therefore, direct 
federal funding has been appropriated to provide for drug testing of 
all those on supervision and to provide for the treatment of those in 
need. Although it can be expected that significant numbers will be 
reincarcerated for drug violations, the ultimate goal is that they be 
both drug-free and crime-free. The Committee feels strongly that the 
benefit to the community in getting these supervised individuals either 
off drugs or off the streets will reduce the crime rate and all the 
associated costs, both to public safety and the public treasury. In 
1998, approximately 70 percent of all those arrested tested positive 
for drugs, while fewer than 10 percent received treatment. At least 
two-thirds of District homicides appear to be alcohol or drug related. 
Cocaine and heroin use rates among District residents are twice the 
national average. In 1996, thirty-seven percent of defendants charged 
with drug offenses had previous drug convictions, as did 31 percent of 
those charged with property offenses, 25 percent of those charged with 
public disorder offenses and 11 percent of those charged with violent 
crimes. The need to expand testing and identify those still using drugs 
and get them treatment is essential. It is estimated that the cost of 
incarcerating drug offenders is approximately $164 million annually. 
This does not account for the costs of the additional crimes that are 
being committed by these repeat offenders and the associated criminal 
justice and health costs. The model envisioned by CSOSA calls for 
universal drug testing, immediate intervention for all those who fail 
the tests, immediate sanctions (including revocation of their probation 
or parole) for the violators and treatment. This model is expected to 
have a major impact in preventing crime in the District of Columbia. 
The Committee is therefore recommending an additional $25,200,000 in 
direct federal funding for the purpose of increased drug testing, 
intervention and treatment. Of this amount $13,245,000 will provide 
over 3,500 more treatment slots and $10 million will be used for an 
additional 175 supervision officers and related program support to 
increase monitoring of those under Court supervision.

                   Children's National Medical Center

    The Committee recommends $3,500,000 in federal funds for 
Children's National Medical Center in the District of Columbia 
for construction, renovation, re-location and information 
technology infrastructure costs associated with the completion 
of its community pediatric health initiative for high risk 
children in medically under-served areas of the District of 
Columbia.

                             Federal Grants

    The District of Columbia participates as a State, county 
and city in the various Federal grant programs. At the time the 
fiscal year 2000 budget was submitted the city estimated that 
it would receive a total of $1,508,432,000 in Federal grants 
during the coming fiscal year.
    The following table shows the amount of Federal grants the 
city expects to receive and the office or agency that expects 
to receive them:

Summary of Federal grant assistance to the District of Columbia

        Agency                                          FY 2000 estimate
Governmental Direction and Support:
    Office of the City Administrator....................      10,757,000
    Office of the Chief Financial Officer...............         913,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Governmental Direction and Support.........      11,670,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Economic Development and Regulation:
    Department of Housing and Community Development.....      48,388,000
    Department of Employment Services...................      35,867,000
    Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.......         392,000
    Public Service Commission...........................         104,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Economic Development and Regulation........      84,751,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Public Safety and Justice:
    Metropolitan Police Department......................      13,695,000
    Office of the Corporation Counsel...................      13,554,000
    Department of Corrections...........................         800,000
    Office of Emergency Preparedness....................         963,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Public Safety and Justice..................      29,012,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Public Education System:
    Public Schools......................................     106,213,000
    University of the District of Columbia..............      13,536,000
    Public Library......................................         798,000
    Commission on the Arts and Humanities...............         404,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Public Education System....................     120,951,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Human Support Services:
    Department of Human Services........................     189,742,000
    Department of Health................................     676,115,000
    Department of Recreation and Parks..................          34,000
    Office on Aging.....................................       5,300,000
    Department of Human Rights..........................         221,000
    Energy Office.......................................       4,402,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Human Support Services.....................     875,814,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Public Works:
    Department of Public Works..........................       3,099,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Receivership Programs:
    Child and Family Services Agency....................      43,799,000
    Commission on Mental Health Services................      62,312,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Receivership Programs......................     106,111,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Federal grants--operating expenses.........   1,231,408,000
Capital outlay--grants..................................     277,024,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Grand Total, federal grants.......................   1,508,432,000
                    ========================================================
                      __________________________________________________

                      Balanced Budget Recommended

    The Committee is recommending a balanced budget in 
accordance with the District government's request. It is 
estimated that sufficient resources will be available from 
current revenue authority and pending authority to finance the 
operating expenses. A financial plan for each of the eight 
categories of operating expenses--(1) general fund, (2) 
University of the District of Columbia and D.C. School of Law, 
(3) Water and Sewer Authority, (4) Lottery and Charitable Games 
fund, (5) Cable Television fund, (6) D.C. Sports and 
Entertainment Commission (7) D.C. General Hospital fund, and 
(8) Washington Convention Center follows:

                                        FISCAL YEAR 2000 FINANCIAL PLANS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Grants and
                                                                Local funds     other revenue      Gross funds
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          REVENUE

Local sources, current authority:
    Property taxes.........................................          693,700                 0          693,700
    Sales taxes............................................          620,000                 0          620,000
    Income taxes...........................................        1,185,100                 0        1,185,100
    Other taxes............................................          348,500                 0          348,500
    Licenses, permits......................................           48,498                 0           48,498
    Fines, forfeitures.....................................           56,771                 0           56,771
    Service charges........................................           34,173                 0           34,173
    Miscellaneous..........................................           93,558           325,574          419,132
    Tax Parity Act.........................................          (58,950)                0          (58,950)
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, local revenues.............................        3,021,350           325,574        3,346,924
                                                            ====================================================
Federal sources:
    Federal payment........................................           26,950                 0           26,950
    Grants.................................................                0         1,231,408        1,231,408
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal sources............................           26,950         1,231,408        1,258,358
                                                            ====================================================
Other financing sources:
    Transfer from Interest Income Control Board............                0            20,000           20,000
    Lottery transfer.......................................           69,000                 0           69,000
    Starplex transfer......................................                0                 0                0
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, other financing sources....................           69,000            20,000           89,000
                                                            ====================================================
      Total, general fund revenues.........................        3,117,300         1,576,982        4,694,282
                                                            ====================================================
                        EXPENDITURES

Current operating:
    Governmental Direction and Support.....................          137,134            25,222          162,356
    Economic Development and Regulation....................           52,911           137,424          190,335
    Public Safety and Justice..............................          565,411           220,259          785,670
    Public Education System................................          681,356           113,708          795,064
    Human Support Services.................................          590,938           890,988        1,481,926
    Public Works...........................................          258,341            13,054          271,395
    Receiverships..........................................          221,106           124,471          345,577
    Financial Authority....................................            3,140                 0            3,140
    Non-union pay increase.................................            8,500                 0            8,500
    Buyouts and Other Management Reforms...................                0            20,000           20,000
    Optical and Dental Benefits............................            1,295                 0            1,295
    Reserve................................................          150,000                 0          150,000
    Productivity Band......................................           20,000                 0           20,000
    Productivity Savings...................................          (20,000)                0          (20,000)
    Management Reform Productivity Savings.................           (7,000)                0           (7,000)
    General Supply Schedule Savings........................          (14,457)                0          (14,457)
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, current operating..........................        2,648,675         1,545,126        4,193,801
                                                            ====================================================
Other financing uses:
    Debt service: Principal and interest...................          383,653                 0          383,653
    D.C. General...........................................           44,435                 0           44,435
    University of the District of Columbia.................           40,491            31,856           72,347
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, other financing uses.......................          468,579            31,856          500,435
                                                            ====================================================
      Total, general fund expenditures.....................        3,117,254         1,576,982        4,694,236
                                                            ====================================================
Surplus/(Deficit)..........................................               46                 0               46
                                                            ====================================================
                    ENTERPRISE FUND DATA

Enterprise fund revenues:
    Water and Sewer Authority..............................                0           236,075          236,075
    Washington Aqueduct....................................                0            43,533           43,533
    D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Board................                0           234,400          234,400
    Sports and Entertainment Commission....................                0            10,846           10,846
    Public Benefit Corporation.............................                0            89,008           89,008
    D.C. Retirement Board..................................                0             9,892            9,892
    Correctional Industries................................                0             1,810            1,810
    Washington Convention Center Authority.................                0            50,226           50,226
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Total, enterprise fund revenue.......................                0           675,790          675,790
                                                            ====================================================
Enterprise fund expenditures:
    Water and Sewer Authority..............................                0           236,075          236,075
    Washington Aqueduct....................................                0            43,533           43,533
    D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Board................                0           234,400          234,400
    Sports and Entertainment Commission....................                0            10,846           10,846
    Public Benefit Corporation.............................                0            89,008           89,008
    D.C. Retirement Board..................................                0             9,892            9,892
    Correctional Industries................................                0             1,810            1,810
    Washington Convention Center Authority.................                0            50,226           50,226
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Total, enterprise expenditures.......................                0           675,790          675,790
                                                            ====================================================
      Total, revenues versus expenditures..................                0                 0                0
                                                            ====================================================
      Total, operating revenues............................        3,117,300         2,252,772        5,370,072
      Total, operating expenditures........................        3,117,254         2,252,772        5,370,026
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
      Revenue versus expenditures..........................               46                 0               46
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                              UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FINANCIAL PLAN
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 1998  Fiscal year 1999  Fiscal year 2000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revenues:
    Tuition...............................................            9,853            11,300            11,500
    Intra-District charges................................            7,047             9,437             9,677
    Federal grants and contracts..........................            8,099            14.079            13,536
    Private grants and contracts..........................              754             1,002             1,006
    Land-grant endowment income...........................              557               406               550
    Auxiliary enterprises.................................              989               900             1,000
    Investment income.....................................            1,360               250               250
    Miscellaneous income..................................            3,189             4,003             4,113
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, revenues.....................................           31,848            41,377            41,632
                                                           =====================================================
Expenditures:
    Personal services.....................................           40,634            41,996            48,383
    Contractual services..................................           11,120             5,910            12,878
    Supplies..............................................              682             3,569             2,870
    Occupancy costs.......................................            7,570             4,267               340
    Depreciation..........................................            5,925                 0                 0
    Miscellaneous.........................................            8,549            25,783            17,553
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, expenses.....................................           74,480            81,525            82,024
                                                           =====================================================
Net Difference............................................          (42,632)          (40,148)          (40,392)
Operating transfer-in (out) General Fund..................           41,391            40,148            40,491
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Net Income..........................................           (1,241)                0                99
Depreciation closed in Contributed Capital................            5,925                 0                 0
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Increase/decrease...................................            4,684                 0                99
Retained earnings (deficit) at beginning of year..........            3,438             8,122             8,122
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
Retained earnings (deficit) at beginning of year..........            8,122             8,122             8,221
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                                         D.C. WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             FY 1998       FY 1999       FY 1999       FY 2000
                                                             actual       approved       revised       request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating Activities:
    Cash receipts:
        Retail customers................................      176,719       190,077       200,897       205,555
        Wholesale water sales...........................       46,000        48,183        48,182        49,146
        Other...........................................        9,004        10,104         8,713         9,549
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
           Total, cash revenue..........................      231,723       248,364       257,792       264,250
                                                         =======================================================
    Disbursements:
        Personal services...............................       57,023        71,794        63,625        69,919
        Contractual services............................       50,407        49,307        58,360        54,414
        Water purchases.................................       15,455        17,662        17,619        18,665
        Supplies........................................       11,102        14,545        15,837        16,414
        Occupancy.......................................       15,958        19,698        19,365        19,471
        Equipment and rentals...........................          710         7,054         1,508         1,495
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
          Total, disbursements for operations...........      150,655       180,060       176,314       180,378
    DC Indirect Services................................       19,500        19,500        19,500        20,475
    Debt service payment................................       28,802        39,933        43,308        35,222
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
    Operating disbursements before transfer.............      198,957       239,493       239,122       236,075
    Transfer of capital.................................            0         6,000         6,000         6,300
    Net cash provided (by Operating Activities).........       32,766        14,871        24,670        34,475
                                                         =======================================================
Capital Activities:
    Capital Receipts:
        EPA grants......................................        2,250         7,859         9,210        15,842
        Bond proceeds...................................       10,590        74,001        66,213             0
        Loan proceeds...................................            0             0             0             0
        Wholesale capital payments......................        7,257        43,080        29,697        52,828
        Treasury notes (Washington Aqueduct)............        9,717        11,784        34,894        12,389
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
           Total, receipts..............................       29,814       136,724       140,014        81,059
    Capital Disbursements:
        WASA capital program............................       28,626       143,990       107,615       146,617
        Washington Aqueduct capital program.............        9,717        11,784        34,894        20,977
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Disbursements..........................       38,343       155,774       142,509       167,594
    Net Cash Provided (Used) by Capital Activities......       (8,529)      (19,050)       (2,495)      (86,535)
                                                         =======================================================
Beginning Balance, October 1............................       20,508        73,368        53,040       129,680
Cash reserves recovered from D.C........................       18,200        18,200        18,200        18,200
Plus operating surpluses................................       32,766        14,872        24,671        34,475
Less capital activity...................................       (8,529)      (19,050)       (2,495)      (86,535)
Rate stabilization fund.................................            0             0             0        (3,500)
Plus prior year county payments/refunds.................       (6,111)        3,000        35,107             0
Interest earned from bond reserve.......................            0             0         1,157         1,157
Net FY97 PILOT/Utility Indirect Payments/ Accounts             (1,732)            0             0             0
 Payable................................................
Deposits in Transit.....................................          670             0             0             0
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
Ending Balance, September 30............................       55,772        90,390       129,680        93,477
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                                           D.C. LOTTERY FINANCIAL PLAN
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 1998  Fiscal year 1999  Fiscal year 2000
                                                                 actual            budget            request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating Revenue:
    Sales:
        Instant Lottery...................................           22,375            26,000            40,000
        Lucky Numbers.....................................           76,090            80,000            71,000
        DC Four...........................................           59,255            69,000            61,000
        Powerball.........................................           58,379            33,000            50,000
        Quick Cash........................................            6,143             7,500             7,000
        Daily Millions....................................            2,080                 0                 0
        Cash 4 Life.......................................            2,107             6,500             2,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Total, Operating Revenue........................          226,429           222,000           231,000
                                                           =====================================================
Operating Expenses:
    Administration........................................            7,672             7,850             8,350
    Prize.................................................          110,510           112,465           123,455
    Contractual Services..................................           11,860            11,442            11,538
    Agent Commissions.....................................           12,150            12,554            13,189
    Advertising...........................................            3,659             5,800             4,130
    Ticket Distribution...................................            1,019             1,400             1,850
    Direct Charges........................................            1,938             1,689             2,888
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, Operating Expenses...........................          148,808           153,200           165,400
                                                           =====================================================
Operating Income (loss)...................................           77,621            68,800            65,600
Nonoperating Revenue (expenses): Principally Interest.....            3,780             3,200             3,400
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
Income (loss) before operating transfers..................           81,401            72,000            69,000
Operating transfers in (out)..............................          (81,300)          (72,000)          (69,000)
                                                           =====================================================
Net income (loss).........................................              101                 0                 0
Retained Earnings (deficit) at beginning of year..........            3,051             3,048             3,048
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
Retained Earnings (deficit) at end of year................            3,152             3,048             3,048
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                                          CABLE TELEVISION FINANCIAL PLAN
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year      Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                                 1998 actual      1999 budget      2000 request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating revenue:
    Franchise fees...........................................            2,757            2,800            2,850
    Other revenue............................................                2                2                2
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, operating revenue...............................            2,759            2,802            2,852
                                                              ==================================================
Operating expenses:
    Personal services........................................              402              394            1,282
    Supplies.................................................                5                6                6
    Energy...................................................                0                6                6
    Communications...........................................               60               72               47
    Rent.....................................................              711              732              718
    Contracting services.....................................              576              704              241
    Subsides and transfers...................................                0                0                0
    Depreciation.............................................                0                0                0
    Equipment................................................              106              194              150
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, operating expenses..............................            1,860            2,108            2,450
                                                              ==================================================
Income (loss) before operating transfer......................              899              694              402
Operating transfer in (out)..................................                0                0                0
Net income (loss)............................................              899              694              402
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                      D.C. SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION STARPLEX FUND FINANCIAL PLAN
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year      Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                                 1998 actual      1999 budget     2000 requested
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating Revenues:
    Rental...................................................            1,312            1,210            1,777
    Event Services...........................................            2,600            1,015            1,715
    Event Parking............................................            1,045              515              913
    Food & Beverage Concessions..............................            1,519              960            1,393
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Revenues...........................            6,476            3,700            5,798
                                                              ==================================================
Other Revenues:
    Redemption of Investments................................                0            4,300            3,300
    Commuter Parking.........................................              210              220              190
    Investment Income........................................              979              200              832
    Advertising and Other Revenues...........................              456              345              726
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Other Revenues...............................            1,645            5,065            5,048
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, Revenues........................................            8,121            8,765           10,846
                                                              ==================================================
Expenditures:
    Continuing Full-Time.....................................            1,289            1,367            1,504
    Temporary Full-Time......................................            1,013            1,027            1,183
    Overtime/Holiday.........................................              247              154              233
    Health/Retirement........................................              372              369              380
    Office Supplies & Services/..............................
    Professional Services....................................               56               21              404
    Utilities/Telephone......................................              365              255              421
    Administration Cost......................................              589              495              521
    Miscellaneous Expenses...................................            1,651            1,315            1,520
    Depreciation/Capital.....................................            1,017            1,127            1,462
    Equipment................................................              122            2,621            3,218
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expenditures....................................            6,721            8,751           10,846
                                                              ==================================================
Net Income...................................................            1,400               14                0
Retained Earnings, Beginning of Year.........................            7,867            9,267            9,281
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
Retained Earnings, End of Year...............................            9,267            9,281            9,281
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                       D.C. GENERAL HOSPITAL ENTERPRISE FUND (PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION)
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            (1)  Fiscal year  (2)  Fiscal year  (3)  Fiscal year
                                                               1998 actual       1999 budget     2000 requested
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revenues..................................................          127,558           110,900           110,900
                                                           =====================================================
Operating Expenses:
    Personal Services.....................................          105,953            99,825            96,075
    Contractual Services..................................           19,801            20,809            21,809
    Materials and Supplies................................           13,302            15,301            15,501
    Energy, communications and other......................            4,478             5,800             5,950
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Expenses........................          143,534           141,735           139,335
                                                           =====================================================
Nonoperating Expenses:
    Depreciation..........................................            6,316             7,520             7,520
    Bad debt..............................................            1,111             8,480             8,480
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Nonoperating Expenses.....................            7,427            16,000            16,000
      Total, Expenses.....................................          150,961           157,735           155,335
                                                           =====================================================
Income (loss) before operating fund transfer..............          (23,403)          (46,835)          (44,435)
Operating transfers in (out) general fund.................           42,873            46,835            44,435
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
Nonoperating revenue:
    Drawn from the general fund...........................           19,470                 0                 0
    General fund equity (deficit) beginning of year.......           (8,802)           10,668            10,668
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
     General fund equity (deficit) end of year............           10,668            10,668            10,668
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\1\ Reported in FY 1998 CAFR.
\2\ Current PBC estimates.
\3\ Reflects PBC budget request and OCFO preliminary certification.
PBC and OCFO will need to reconcile numbers following final revenue certification of FY 2000.


                 WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY OPERATING, BUILDING AND MARKETING FUNDS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year      Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                                 1998 actual      1999 budget     2000 requested
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revenues:
Dedicated Tax................................................           47,324           40,800           49,500
Interest-Dedicated Taxes.....................................            6,876                0                0
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...............................................           54,200           40,800           49,500
                                                              ==================================================
Building Rental..............................................            4,026            3,419            4,155
Exhibitor Services...........................................            2,430            1,840            2,200
Communications...............................................            1,436            1,098            1,247
Concessions..................................................            1,161              686              925
Miscellaneous................................................              389              296              400
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Expenses...........................            9,442            7,339            8,927
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, Revenue.........................................           63,642           48,139           58,427
                                                              ==================================================
Expenses:
    Personal Services........................................            9,207           10,175           10,175
    Contractual Services.....................................            2,591            3,300            2,650
    Supplies.................................................              361              400              350
    Occupancy Costs..........................................            1,799            1,950            2,300
    Debt Service.............................................                0                0           25,951
    Land and Building........................................                0           26,650                0
    Depreciation.............................................            2,312                0            3,000
    Miscellaneous............................................              425              214              350
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, WCC Program Expenses............................           16,695           42,689           44,776
                                                              ==================================================
Income (Loss) Before Transfers in (out)......................           46,947            5,450           13,651
                                                              ==================================================
Marketing Fund/Transfers Out:
    Washington Convention & Visitors Association.............            2,700            2,700            2,700
    D.C. Committee to Promote Washington.....................            2,025            2,025            2,025
    D.C. Chamber of Commerce.................................              525              525              525
    Greater Washington IBERO American Chamber of Commerce....                0              200              200
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Net Transfer out of WCC Authority......................            5,250            5,450            5,450
                                                              ==================================================
Net Income...................................................           41,697                0            8,201
Retained Earnings at the beginning of year...................           90,520          132,017          132,017
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
Retained Earnings at the end of year.........................          132,217          132,017          140,218
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                               Personnel

    The Committee recommends a total of 32,719 continuing full-
time equivalent positions to be financed from District of 
Columbia funds, Federal grants, private and other, and intra-
District funds during fiscal year 2000 consisting of 32,575 
positions under the general operating expenses and 144 from the 
enterprise and other funds.
    The following table summarizes by agency the positions 
authorized, requested and recommended for fiscal year 2000:

                                         FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Fiscal year
                                                                 Fiscal year      Fiscal year     2000 committee
                                                                1999 approved     2000 request    recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Governmental Direction and Support:
    Council of the District of Columbia......................              150              153              153
    District of Columbia Auditor.............................               12               14               14
    Office of the Mayor......................................               39               67               67
    Office of the Secretary..................................               33               27               27
    Office of Communications.................................                6                0                0
    Office of Intergovernmental Relations....................               16                0                0
    Office of the City Administrator.........................               17               57               57
    Office of Personnel......................................              189              171              171
    Human Resource Development...............................                0               10               10
    Office of Finance and Resource Management................                0               23               23
    Office of Contracting and Procurement....................              264              223              223
    Office of the Chief Technology Officer...................               70               55               55
    Office of Property Management............................              396              278              278
    Contract Appeals Board...................................                6                6                6
    Board of Elections and Ethics............................               50               50               50
    Office of Campaign Finance...............................               15               15               15
    Public Employee Relations Board..........................                4                4                4
    Office of Employee Appeals...............................               15               15               15
    Office of the Inspector General..........................               60               60               60
    Office of the Chief Financial Officer....................            1,063            1,069            1,069
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Governmental Direction and Support..............            2,405            2,297            2,297
                                                              ==================================================
Economic Development and Regulation:
    Business Services and Economic Development...............               80               55               55
    Office of Zoning.........................................               13               16               16
    Department of Housing and Community Development..........              164              132              132
    Department of Employment Services........................              655              636              636
    Board of Appeals and Review..............................                2                3                3
    Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals............                3                3                3
    Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs............              346              383              383
    Office of Banking and Financial Institutions.............                0               10               10
    Public Service Commission................................                0               58               58
    Office of People's Counsel...............................                0               28               28
    Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation........                0               89               89
    Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications........                0               26               26
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Economic Development and Regulation.............            1,263            1,439            1,439
                                                              ==================================================
Public Safety and Justice:
    Metropolitan Police Department...........................            4,682            4,648            4,648
    Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department...........            1,764            1,828            1,828
    Office of the Corporation Counsel........................              503              513              513
    Department of Corrections................................            3,012            2,176            2,176
    National Guard...........................................               30               30               30
    Office of Emergency Preparedness.........................               38               39               39
    Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure...........                2                2                2
    Judicial Nomination Commission...........................                1                1                1
    Office of Citizen Complaint Review.......................                0               21               21
    Advisory Commission on Sentencing........................                0                6                6
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Safety and Justice.......................           10,032            9,264            9,264
                                                              ==================================================
Public Education System:
    Board of Education (Public Schools)......................           10,257            9,843            9,843
    University of the District of Columbia...................            1,090            1,099            1,099
    Public Library...........................................              434              408              408
    Commission on the Arts and Humanities....................                9                9                9
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Education System.........................           11,790           11,359           11,359
                                                              ==================================================
Human Support Services:
    Department of Human Services.............................            1,959            1,981            1,981
    Department of Health.....................................            1,098            1,107            1,107
    Department of Recreation and Parks.......................              478              589              589
    Office of Aging..........................................               26               26               26
    Office of Human Rights...................................               16               16               16
    Office on Latino Affairs.................................                4                4                4
    Energy Office............................................               13               19               19
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Human Support Services..........................            3,594            3,742            3,742
                                                              ==================================================
Public Works:
    Department of Public Works...............................            1,456            1,372            1,372
    Department of Motor Vehicles.............................              229              305              305
    Taxicab Commission.......................................                9                9                9
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Works....................................            1,694            1,686            1,686
                                                              ==================================================
Receivership Programs:
    Child and Family Services Agency.........................              517              517              517
    Commission on Mental Health Services.....................            2,432            2,228            2,228
    Corrections Medical Receiver.............................               10               10               10
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Receivership Programs...........................            2,959            2,755            2,755
                                                              ==================================================
Financing and Other Uses:
    Human Development........................................               16                0                0
    D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance                 33               33               33
     Authority...............................................
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, General Fund....................................           33,786           32,575           32,575
                                                              ==================================================
Enterprise Funds:
    Lottery and Charitable Games.............................              100              100              100
    Cable Television.........................................                8                0                0
    Public Service Commission................................               58                0                0
    Office of People's Counsel...............................               24                0                0
    Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation........               89                0                0
    D.C. Retirement Board....................................               13               13               13
    Correctional Industries..................................              124               31               31
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Enterprise Funds................................              416              144              144
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, FTEs............................................           34,202           32,719           32,719
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                           OPERATING EXPENSES


                   Governmental Direction and Support

    The Committee recommends a total of $162,356,000 and 1,941 
full-time equivalent positions for the various departments, 
agencies and activities funded through this appropriation.
    The allowance recommended by activity follows:

                                                                               GOVERNMENTAL DIRECTION AND SUPPORT
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                                                                                                                                                     Committee         Bill compared with--
                                                      FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation -------------------------------
                 Agency/Activity                     approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999         FY 2000
                                                                                                  Intra-District                                     District        approved         request
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Council of the District of Columbia.............       9,388,000      10,477,000              0       10,477,000      10,477,000              0       10,477,000      1,089,000               0
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor......       1,048,000       1,183,000              0        1,183,000       1,183,000              0        1,183,000        135,000               0
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions...............               0         623,000              0          623,000         623,000              0          623,000        623,000               0
Office of the Mayor.............................       2,256,000       4,207,000              0        4,207,000       4,207,000              0        4,207,000      1,951,000               0
Office of the Secretary.........................       2,146,000       1,816,000              0        1,816,000       1,816,000              0        1,816,000       (330,000)              0
Office of Communications........................         350,000               0              0                0               0              0                0       (350,000)              0
Office of Intergovernmental Relations...........       1,271,000               0              0                0               0              0                0     (1,271,000)              0
Office of the City Administrator................       1,166,000      25,378,000       (246,000)      25,132,000      13,067,000       (246,000)      12,821,000     11,901,000     (12,311,000)
Office of Personnel.............................       9,879,000      11,624,000     (1,179,000)      10,445,000      11,624,000     (1,179,000)      10,445,000      1,745,000               0
Human Resource Development......................               0       3,766,000              0        3,766,000       3,766,000              0        3,766,000      3,766,000               0
Office of Finance and Resource Management.......               0       1,983,000     (1,205,000)         778,000       1,983,000     (1,205,000)         778,000      1,983,000               0
Office of Contracts and Procurement.............      18,804,000      14,150,000              0       14,150,000      14,150,000              0       14,150,000     (4,654,000)              0
Office of the Chief Technology Officer..........      17,898,000       5,511,000     (1,771,000)      3,740,0000       5,511,000     (1,771,000)       3,740,000    (12,387,000)              0
Office of Property Management...................      36,270,000      31,108,000    (21,956,000)       9,152,000      31,108,000    (21,956,000)       9,152,000     (5,162,000)              0
Contract Appeals Board..........................         603,000         687,000              0          687,000         687,000              0          687,000         84,000               0
Board of Elections and Ethics...................       2,954,000       3,238,000              0        3,238,000       3,238,000              0        3,238,000        284,000               0
Office of Campaign Finance......................         920,000         978,000              0          978,000         978,000              0          978,000         58,000               0
Public Employee Relations Board.................         559,000         632,000              0          632,000         632,000              0          632,000         73,000               0
Office of Employee Appeals......................       1,213,000       1,337,000              0        1,337,000       1,337,000              0        1,337,000        124,000               0
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments..         374,000         367,000              0          367,000         367,000              0          367,000         (7,000)              0
Office of Inspector General.....................       7,430,000       6,827,000              0        6,827,000       6,827,000              0        6,827,000       (603,000)              0
Chief Financial Officer.........................      89,411,000      81,571,000     (6,439,000)      75,132,000      81,571,000     (6,439,000)      75,132,000     (7,840,000)              0
                                                 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total, Governmental Direction and Support.......     203,940,000     207,463,000    (32,796,000)     174,667,000     195,152,000    (32,796,000)     162,356,000     (8,788,000)    (12,311,000)
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                  Council of the District of Columbia

    The Committee recommends a total of $10,477,000 and 153 
full-time equivalent positions (including $10,471,000 and 153 
full-time equivalent positions from local funds and $6,000 from 
other funds) for fiscal year 2000 for the operation of the 
legislative branch of government for the District.
    The Council of the District is the elected legislative 
branch of the District government. Its mission is to enact 
laws, adopt the annual operating budget, and establish and 
oversee the programs and operations of District government 
agencies. The Council is composed of 13 members--five of whom 
including the Chairman, are elected at-large, and eight who are 
elected from wards.

               Office of the District of Columbia Auditor

    The Committee recommends $1,183,000 and 14 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for fiscal year 2000 for 
the operation of this office.
    The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor assist the 
Council of the District of Columbia in performing its oversight 
responsibilities, conducts statutory audits of various 
accounts, operations and programs of the District of Columbia 
government, and reviews revenue estimates in support of annual 
budgets and municipal bonds.

                   Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

    The Committee recommends $623,000 from local funds for the 
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions which consist of 37 chartered 
advisory neighborhood commissions which were established by the 
Home Rule Act to advise the District government on matters of 
public policy in areas such as planning, transportation, social 
service programs, health, safety and sanitation.

                          Office of the Mayor

    The Committee has approved the appropriation of $4,207,000 
and 67 full-time equivalent positions from local funds for 
fiscal year 2000 for the Office of the Mayor.
    The Office of the Mayor is responsible for providing 
leadership to the District government and the general public.

                        Office of the Secretary

    The bill includes $1,816,000 and 27 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $1,737,000 and 25 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds and $79,000 and 2 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds,) for fiscal year 2000 
for the Office of the Secretary.
    The Office of the Secretary assists the Mayor and the 
executive agencies with their operations by providing 
ministerial and logistical support services, managing the 
District's records storage program and archives, and reviewing, 
publishing, and distributing all District government rules and 
regulations and administrative orders.

                    Office of the City Administrator

    A total of $12,821,000 and 53 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $2,064,000 and 36 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds and $10,757,000 and 17 full-time 
equivalent positions from federal funds) are included in the 
bill for the operation of the Office of the City Administrator 
in fiscal year 2000. The Committee received a letter dated June 
9, 1999 from the City Council requesting two technical changes 
in Federal grant funding amounts reflected in the FY 2000 
budget. The two changes involve the Office of the City 
Administration (reduce by $12,311,000) and the Office of Human 
Rights (increase by $115,000). The reduction in the City 
Administrator's Office reflects a reduction made by the Council 
``as it had not received the documentation it had requested to 
demonstrate the availability of funds for additional criminal 
justice grants''. The additional amount for the Office of Human 
Rights reflects an additional Federal grant from the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development due to the 
enactment of the Human Rights Amendment Act of 1998 by the 
District.
    The Office of the City Administrator provides direction and 
coordination to agencies for effective management and service 
delivery, as defined by the Mayor and the residents of the 
District of Columbia.

                          Office of Personnel

    The Committee recommends $10,445,000 and 147 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $9,204,000 and 126 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $1,241,000 and 21 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office 
of Personnel for the fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Personnel provides comprehensive human 
resource management programs and services to attract, develop, 
and retain a highly qualified workforce and to facilitate 
organizational effectiveness.

                       Human Resource Development

    The Committee recommends $3,766,000 and 10 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Human Resource 
Development.
    The Human Resource Development was created in April 1997 by 
Mayoral Order 97-95 to facilitate and better manage investments 
in the workforce.

               Office of Finance and Resource Management

    The Committee recommends $778,000 and 11 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the operation of the 
Office of Finance and Resource Management in fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Finance and Resource Management was created 
at the beginning of fiscal year 1999 after the dismantling of 
the Department of Administrative Services. The Office is 
responsible for collecting and paying utility and 
telecommunications services for District government agencies.

                 Office of Contracting and Procurement

    The Committee recommends $14,150,000 and 223 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of 
Contracting and Procurement for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Contracting and Procurement is responsible 
for providing its customers with breakthrough improvement in 
the cost, quality and timeliness in the delivery of goods and 
services by the District's supplier base.

                 Office of the Chief Technology Officer

    The bill includes $3,740,000 and 42 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds for the Office of the Chief 
Technology Officer for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of the Chief Technology Officer is responsible 
for articulating the manner in which the government leverages 
its investments in information technology to attain the 
government's goal of being an efficient and effective service 
provider.

                   Department of Property Management

    The Committee recommends $9,152,000 and 79 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $7,229,000 and 77 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $1,923,000 and two 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the 
Department of Property Management for fiscal year 2000.
    The Department of Property Management is responsible for 
maximizing the value of the District's real property assets, 
and to create a wholesome environment for the District's 
customers, workforce, and all other facility users.

                         Contract Appeals Board

    The Committee recommends $687,000 and six full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Contract Appeals 
Board for fiscal year 2000.
    The Contract Appeals Board provides a quasi-judicial forum 
to assure that the contracting practices of District agencies 
are responsive, impartial, and expeditious.

                     Board of Elections and Ethics

    The Committee recommends a total of $3,238,000 and 50 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds for fiscal year 2000 
for the Board of Elections and Ethics.
    The Board of Elections and Ethics is responsible for the 
administration and enforcement of the election laws of the 
District of Columbia.

                       Office of Campaign Finance

    The Committee recommends $978,000 and 15 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of 
Campaign Finance for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Campaign Finance is responsible for the 
preservation of the confidence of the public in the integrity 
of the District government and to ensure trust by enforcing 
District of Columbia laws pertaining to campaign finance, 
lobbying, conflict of interest, and ethical conduct of public 
officials.

                    Public Employee Relations Board

    The Committee recommends the total request of $632,000 and 
four full-time equivalent positions from local funds for fiscal 
year 2000 for the Public Employee Relations Board.
    The Board is responsible for solving labor-management 
disputes in the District government.

                       Office of Employee Appeals

    The total budget request of $1,337,000 and 15 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds is included in the bill 
for the Office of Employee Appeals for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Employee Appeals is an administrative hearing 
agency that adjudicates appeals filed by District employees 
concerning adverse actions, performance ratings, 
classifications, privacy and records management, erroneous 
employee payments, reductions-in-force, and grievances.

             Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    The total budget request of $367,000 from local funds is 
included in the bill as the District's share of the Council of 
Government's budget for fiscal year 2000.
    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is the 
cooperative association of the 16 major cities and counties in 
the metropolitan area. It was organized in 1957 and is the 
official planning agency for metropolitan Washington by 
designation of various Federal agencies. The Council provides 
the mechanism for interlocal and interstate cooperation in 
metropolitan Washington.

                      Office of Inspector General

    The appropriation of $6,827,000 and 60 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds is recommended for fiscal year 2000 
for the Office of Inspector General.
    The Office of Inspector General provides oversight of the 
District government's activities to prevent and detect fraud, 
abuse, and waste in the programs and operations.

                 Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    The Committee recommends $75,132,000 and 965 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $63,916,000 and 919 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $913,000 and five full-
time equivalent positions from federal funds, and $10,303,000 
and 41 full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is comprised of 
the former Office of Budget and Planning, Office of Finance and 
Treasury, Office of Financial Operations and Systems, and the 
Office of Tax and Revenues. The Office is responsible for 
bringing fiscal stability, accountability and integrity to the 
District through comprehensive financial management in order to 
support public services and restore stakeholder confidence in 
the Government of the District of Columbia.

     BUDGET SUBMISSION REQUEST FOR CATEGORIES LABELED ``OTHER'' OR 
                           ``MISCELLANEOUS''

    In reviewing the FY2000 budget submission of the District 
of Columbia, the committee noted the use of line items labeled 
``other'' or ``miscellaneous.'' These ``other'' or 
``miscellaneous'' categories often contained requests for 
several million dollars without any explanation or description 
outlining the purpose of the request. A review of the budget 
revealed that in excess of $120,000,000 was requested utilizing 
the category of ``other'' or ``miscellaneous.'' In keeping with 
the District's desire to be accountable, the Committee 
recommends that in the submission to Congress of their budget, 
a description and breakdown of the amount allocated for each 
activity within the category of ``other'', ``miscellaneous'', 
or other nondescriptive term be provided.

             IDENTIFYING BUDGET REDUCTIONS IN FY2001 BUDGET

    The Committee has included in its appropriation bill, 
language, directing the District of Columbia to identify in 
advance reductions in expenditures. These reductions may be 
carried out in the event that the management savings projected 
by the District would not be achieved. The purpose of this 
language is to allow the District to establish its own program 
priority and best determine what reductions should take place. 
Having advanced notice of possible reduction areas would 
provide individual agencies an opportunity to make adjustments 
and spread out possible reductions over the course of the year.

                  Economic Development and Regulation

    The Committee recommends a total of $190,335,000 and 1,427 
full-time equivalent positions for fiscal year 2000 for the 
departments and agencies funded through this appropriation.

                                                           ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
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                                                                        FY 2000                                    Committee      Bill compared with--
                                 FY 1999      FY 2000       Intra-      request       Committee       Intra-    recommendation -------------------------
       Agency/Activity           approved     request      District   less Intra-  recommendation    District     less Intra-     FY 1999      FY 2000
                                                                        District                                   District       approved     request
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Business Services and           20,746,000   22,515,000           0    22,515,000     22,515,000            0      22,515,000    1,769,000             0
 Economic Development........
Office of Zoning.............      956,000    1,275,000           0     1,275,000      1,275,000            0       1,275,000      319,000             0
Department of Housing and       56,709,000   57,939,000  (1,200,000)   56,739,000     57,939,000   (1,200,000)     56,739,000    1,230,000             0
 Community Development.......
Housing Authority............    2,080,000            0           0             0              0            0               0   (2,080,000)            0
Department of Employment        57,132,000   63,690,000           0    63,690,000     63,690,000            0      63,690,000    6,558,000             0
 Services....................
Board of Appeals and Review..      203,000      240,000           0       240,000        240,000            0         240,000       37,000             0
Board of Real Property             293,000      291,000           0       291,000        291,000            0         291,000       (2,000)            0
 Assessments and Appeals.....
Department of Consumer and      24,554,000   28,625,000  (1,500,000)   27,125,000     28,625,000   (1,500,000)     27,125,000    4,071,000             0
 Regulatory..................
Office of Banking and                    0      870,000           0       870,000        870,000            0         870,000      870,000             0
 Financial Institutions......
Public Service Commission....            0    5,327,000           0     5,327,000      5,327,000            0       5,327,000    5,327,000             0
Office of People's Counsel...            0    2,823,000           0     2,823,000      2,823,000            0       2,823,000    2,823,000             0
Department of Insurance and              0    6,990,000           0     6,990,000      6,990,000            0       6,990,000    6,990,000             0
 Securities Regulation.......
Office of Cable Television               0    2,886,000    (436,000)    2,450,000      2,886,000     (436,000)      2,450,000    2,886,000             0
 and Telecommunications......
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      Total, Economic          162,673,000  193,471,000  (3,136,000)  190,335,000    193,471,000   (3,136,000)    190,335,000   30,798,000             0
       Development and
       Regulation............
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        Department of Business Services and Economic Development

    The Committee recommends $22,515,000 and 55 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $7,515,000 and 55 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, and $15,000,000 from 
other funds) for the Department of Business Services and 
Economic Development in fiscal year 2000.
    The Department of Business Services and Economic 
Development mission is to facilitate the creation and growth of 
wealth in the District of Columbia and expansion of its revenue 
base through: (1) the development and implementation of 
programs and policies for the retention, expansion and 
attraction of commerce and trade, including local, small and 
disadvantaged businesses; (2) efficiently, effectively and 
fairly regulating business activities and land and building use 
in the District of Columbia; and (3) developing and maintaining 
stable, and diverse attractive neighborhoods throughout the 
District of Columbia.

                            Office of Zoning

    The Committee recommends $1,275,000 and 16 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of Zoning 
for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Zoning provides administrative, professional, 
and technical assistance to the Zoning Commission and the Board 
of Zoning Adjustment in the maintenance and regulation of 
zoning and the zoning process in the District of Columbia.

            Department of Housing and Community Development

    The Committee recommends $56,739,000 and 132 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $3,889,000 and seven full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $48,388,000 and 125 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$4,462,000 from other funds) for the Department of Housing and 
Community Development for fiscal year 2000.
    The Department of Housing and Community Development 
promotes economic development initiatives, creates and 
maintains stable and viable mixed income neighborhoods, 
maintains and expands the city's tax base, and encourages self-
sufficiency in its housing programs and policies, for the 
benefit of the District of Columbia residents by leveraging 
public dollars for private funding and resources.

                   Department of Employment Services

    The Committee recommends a total of $63,690,000 and 636 
full-time equivalent positions (including $11,489,000 and 71 
full-time equivalent positions from local funds, $35,867,000 
and 391 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$16,334,000 and 174 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for fiscal year 2000 for the Department of Employment 
Services.
    The Department of Employment Services provides meaningful 
employment and training opportunities; ensures timely payment 
of benefits for unemployed and injured workers, and promotes 
safe, healthy, and productive work places for employees and 
employers.

                      Board of Appeals and Review

    The Committee recommends $240,000 and three full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Board of Appeals 
and Review in fiscal year 2000.
    The Board of Appeals and Review is the administrative 
agency commissioned to review agency decisions disputed by 
citizens and medical facilities.

             Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals

    The Committee recommends $291,000 and three full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Board of Real 
Property Assessment and Appeals for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Board of Real Property Assessments and 
Appeals is to ensure that real property, which comes before the 
Board for review, is assessed at 100 percent of its market 
value and is in equalization with similar properties.

             Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

    The Committee recommends a total of $27,125,000 and 383 
full-time equivalent positions (including $25,523,000 and 373 
full-time equivalent positions from local funds, $392,000 and 4 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$1,210,000 and six full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for fiscal year 2000 for the Department of Consumer and 
Regulatory Affairs.
    The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs protects 
the health, safety, and welfare of District of Columbia 
residents by regulating business activities, land and building 
use, occupational and professional conduct and standards, 
rental housing and condominiums, and the physical environment 
for the District.

              Office of Banking and Financial Institutions

    The Committee recommends $870,000 and 10 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $381,000 and five full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $489,000 and five 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office 
of Banking and Financial Institutions for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of Banking and Financial Institutions is 
responsible for regulating all banking and financial 
institutions in the District of Columbia.

                       Public Service Commission

    A total of $5,327,000 and 58 full-time equivalent positions 
(including $104,000 and two full-time equivalent positions from 
Federal funds, and $5,223,000 and 56 full-time equivalent 
positions from other funds) is recommended for fiscal year 2000 
for the Public Service Commission.
    The mission of the Public Service Commission is to serve 
the public interest by ensuring that financially healthy 
utilities provide safe, reliable, and quality service at just 
and reasonable rates for District of Columbia residential, 
business and government ratepayers.

                     Office of the People's Counsel

    The Committee has approved $2,823,000 and 28 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for fiscal year 2000 for 
the Office of People's Counsel.
    The mission of the Office of the People's Counsel is to 
ensure that utility consumers of natural gas, electric, and 
telephone services, in the District of Columbia have legal 
representation before local and federal decision-making bodies.

           Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation

    The Committee recommends $6,990,000 and 89 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for the Department of 
Insurance and Securities Regulation for fiscal year 2000.
    The Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation is 
responsible for implementing and enforcing laws and regulations 
governing the insurance and securities industry in the District 
of Columbia.

           Office of Cable Television and telecommunications

    A total of $2,450,000 and 14 full-time equivalent positions 
(including $2,308,000 and 11 full-time equivalent positions 
from local funds and $142,000 and three full-time equivalent 
positions from other funds) are recommended for the Office of 
Cable Television and Telecommunications for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Office of Cable Television and 
Telecommunications is to protect, promote and advocate the 
public interest in cable television within the District of 
Columbia, to oversee and coordinate programming for the 
municipal channels, and to coordinate the Interagency Task 
Force on Telecommunications.

                       Public Safety and Justice

    The Committee recommends a total of $785,670,000 and 9,238 
full-time equivalent positions for fiscal year 2000 for the 
public safety activities funded through this appropriation.
    The allocation of funds by department and agency is shown 
in the following tabulation:

                                                                                    PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE
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                                                                                                                                                     Committee         Bill compared with--
                                                      FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation -------------------------------
                 Agency/Activity                     approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999         FY 2000
                                                                                                  Intra-District                                     District        approved         request
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Metropolitan Police Department..................     301,570,000     305,228,000     (3,454,000)     301,774,000     304,028,000     (3,454,000)     300,574,000      2,458,000      (1,200,000)
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department..     104,878,000     111,942,000        (72,000)     111,870,000     111,942,000        (72,000)     111,870,000      7,064,000               0
Police and Fire Retirement System...............      35,100,000      39,900,000              0       39,900,000      39,900,000              0       39,900,000      4,800,000               0
Office of the Corporation Counsel...............      43,389,000      48,325,000     (1,900,000)      46,425,000      48,325,000     (1,900,000)      46,425,000      4,936,000               0
Settlements and Judgments.......................      19,700,000      26,900,000              0       26,900,000      26,900,000              0       26,900,000      7,200,000               0
Department of Corrections.......................     257,015,000     245,877,000       (300,000)     245,577,000     252,877,000       (300,000)     252,577,000     (4,138,000)      7,000,000
National Guard..................................       1,783,000       1,748,000              0        1,748,000       1,748,000              0        1,748,000        (35,000)              0
Office of Emergency Preparedness................       2,627,000       2,641,000              0        2,641,000       2,641,000              0        2,641,000         14,000               0
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure..         138,000         143,000              0          143,000         143,000              0          143,000          5,000               0
Judicial Nomination Commission..................          86,000          85,000              0           85,000          85,000              0           85,000         (1,000)              0
Office of Citizen Complaint Review..............               0         900,000              0          900,000       2,100,000              0        2,100,000      2,100,000       1,200,000
Advisory Commission on Sentencing...............               0         707,000              0          707,000         707,000              0          707,000        707,000               0
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      Total, Public Safety and Justice..........     766,286,000     784,396,000     (5,726,000)     778,670,000     791,396,000     (5,726,000)     785,670,000     25,110,000       7,000,000
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                     Metropolitan Police Department

    The Committee has approved a total of $300,574,000 and 
4,646 full-time equivalent positions (including $281,792,000 
and 4,622 full-time equivalent positions from local funds, 
$13,695,000 and 24 full-time equivalent positions from federal 
funds, and $5,087,000 from other funds) for fiscal year 2000 
for the Metropolitan Police Department. The Committee was 
requested by District's officials to delete the $1,200,000 
Federal payment for the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The 
Board was transferred out of the Metropolitan Police Department 
and set up as a separate account within the Public Safety 
appropriation. The Board's funding should have been transferred 
with the Board; however, it remained in the MPD and is now 
being deleted from the MPD budget.
    The mission of the Metropolitan Police Department is to 
provide law enforcement and other police services to people 
living, working and visiting the District of Columbia and to 
improve the quality of life in the city.

  EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION OF POLICE 
             OFFICER OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

    The Committee strongly recommends to the Mayor and City 
Council that they promptly establish a plan to increase the 
educational requirements for the position of police officer for 
the Metropolitan Police Department. The Committee recommends 
that this plan be consistent with that put forth by the 
Metropolitan Police Department, requiring that new applicants 
have successfully completed 60 semester hours of post secondary 
education from an accredited college or university. The 
Committee also recommends that the Chief of Police, at his 
discretion, have the authority to modify educational 
requirements for applicants. The Committee further recommends 
that this plan be established to coincide with the FY2000 
recruitment initiatives of the Metropolitan Police Department.
    Lorton firing range.--The Committee appreciates the 
decision by Chief Charles Ramsey to discontinue all live 
firearms exercises at the Department of Corrections firing 
range. This action was justified in light of the May 24, 1999 
incident where residents adjacent to Lorton received direct 
gunfire from the firing range. According to Fairfax County 
police reports, a total of twelve homes and three cars were hit 
by gunfire. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but without complete 
confidence that it would not occur again. Chief Ramsey made the 
right decision.

             Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department

    A total of $111,870,000 and 1,828 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $111,861,000 and 1,828 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $9,000 from other 
funds) is recommended for fiscal year 2000 for the Fire and 
Emergency Medical Services Department.
    The Committee encourages the District to provide funding 
for two critically important safety measures that were 
developed by the Fire Department internal committee following 
the death of Fire Fighter John Carter two years ago. These 
safety measures include restoring the Aides to the Battalion 
Chief within the Fire Fighting Division and increasing staffing 
levels to at least five on ladder companies.
    The mission of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services 
Department is to improve the quality of life to those who 
choose to live, work, visit and do business in the District of 
Columbia by preventing fires before they occur; extinguishing 
those fires that do occur; and providing emergency medical and 
ambulance service.

                   Police and Fire Retirement System

    A total of $39,900,000 from local funds is recommended for 
fiscal year 2000 for the City's contribution to the police and 
fire retirement system.
    The Police and Fire Retirement System provides annuity 
payments and other retirement and disability benefits for 
Metropolitan Police and Fire Department retirees and survivors.

                   Office of the Corporation Counsel

    The Committee has approved $46,425,000 and 489 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $28,801,000 and 297 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $13,554,000 and 180 
full-time equivalent positions from federal fund, and 
$4,070,000 and 12 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for fiscal year 2000 for the Office of the Corporation 
Counsel.
    The mission of the Office of the Corporation Counsel is to 
conduct all legal business for the District of Columbia 
including all suits instituted by and against the government.

                       Settlements and Judgments

    The Committee recommends $26,900,000 from local funds for 
fiscal year 2000 for this special account to settle claims and 
lawsuits and pay judgments in all types of tort cases entered 
against the District government.

                       Department of Corrections

    The bill includes the total request of $252,577,000 and 
2,176 full-time equivalent positions (including $69,696,000 and 
979 full-time equivalent positions from local funds, $800,000 
and federal funds and $182,081,000 and 1,197 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds) for fiscal year 2000 for 
the Department of Corrections.
    The mission of the Department of Corrections is to ensure 
public safety and uphold the public trust by providing for the 
safety and secure confinement of pre-trial detainees and 
sentenced prisoners and to do so fairly, without undue 
suffering and as efficiently as possible.

                             National Guard

    The Committee recommends $1,748,000 and 30 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the District's 
support of the National Guard during fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the District of Columbia National Guard is 
to serve as an integral component of the nation's military 
forces when activated and is trained to respond during civil 
emergencies or disturbances to protect life, property, and the 
interest of the District of Columbia.

                    Office of Emergency Preparedness

    A total of $2,641,000 and 39 full-time equivalent positions 
(including $1,678,000 and 26 full-time equivalent positions 
from local funds and $963,000 and 13 full-time equivalent 
positions from Federal funds) are recommended for the fiscal 
year 2000 for the Office of Emergency Preparedness.
    The mission of the Office of Emergency Preparedness is 
providing 24-hour emergency assistance by mobilizing and 
deploying personnel and resources, updating emergency 
operations plans and strategies, training emergency personnel, 
managing special events, warning and informing the public of 
emergencies and disasters in order to save lives and to protect 
property in the District of Columbia.

             Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure

    The Committee recommends $143,000 and two full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Commission on 
Judicial Disabilities and Tenure for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and 
Tenure is to provide for the preservation of an independent and 
fair judiciary by making determinations regarding the 
discipline, involuntary retirement, and reappointment of judges 
of the District of Columbia courts.

                     Judicial Nomination Commission

    The budget request of $85,000 and one full-time equivalent 
position from local funds is recommended for fiscal year 2000 
for the Judicial Nomination Commission.
    The mission of the Judicial Nomination Commission is to 
select and recommend to the President of the United States 
nominees to fill judicial vacancies in the District of Columbia 
Court of Appeals and the Superior Court.

                    Citizens Complaint Review Board

    The Committee recommends $2,100,000 and 21 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $900,000 from local funds and 
$1,200,000 from a Federal payment) for the Board Citizens 
Complaint Review Board for fiscal year 2000.
    The Citizens Complaint Review Board provides the public 
with an independent and impartial forum for the review and 
resolution of complaints against officers of the Metropolitan 
Police Department and special police officers employed by the 
District of Columbia government.

                   Advisory Commission on Sentencing

    The bill includes $707,000 and six full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds for the Advisory Commission on 
Sentencing for fiscal year 2000.
    The Advisory Commission on Sentencing is responsible for 
conducting a comprehensive study on criminal sentencing 
practices in the District of Columbia.

                        Public Education System

    A total of $867,411,000 and 11,164 full-time equivalent 
positions is recommended for the operation of the activities 
included within this appropriation title.
    A summary of the allocations to the agencies and offices 
under this heading compared with the budget estimates follows:

                                                                                     PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM
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                                                                                                                                                     Committee         Bill compared with--
                                                      FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation -------------------------------
                 Agency/Activity                     approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999         FY 2000
                                                                                                  Intra-District                                     District        approved         request
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Board of Education (Public Schools).............     648,159,000     717,288,000     (4,091,000)     713,197,000     717,288,000     (4,091,000)     713,197,000     69,129,000                0
D.C. Resident Tuition System....................               0               0              0                0      17,000,000              0       17,000,000     17,000,000       17,000,000
Teachers' Retirement System.....................      18,600,000      10,700,000              0       10,700,000      10,700,000              0       10,700,000     (7,900,000)               0
Public Charter Schools..........................      27,857,000      27,885,000              0       27,885,000      27,885,000              0       27,885,000         28,000                0
University of the District of Columbia..........      81,525,000      82,024,000     (9,677,000)      72,347,000      82,024,000     (9,677,000)      72,347,000        499,000                0
Public Library..................................      23,419,000      24,171,000              0       24,171,000      24,171,000              0       24,171,000        752,000                0
Commission on the Arts and Humanities...........       2,187,000       2,111,000              0        2,111,000       2,111,000              0        2,111,000        (76,000)               0
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    Total, Public Education System..............     801,747,000     864,179,000    (13,768,000)     850,411,000     881,179,000    (13,768,000)     867,411,000     79,432,000       17,000,000
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                   Board of Education--Public Schools

    An appropriation of $713,197,000 and 9,810 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $600,936,000 and 8,864 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, $106,213,000 and 
869 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$6,048,000 and 77 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the public school system are approved for fiscal 
year 2000.
    The mission of the District of Columbia Public Schools is 
to a viable and comprehensive system of publicly supported 
education for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 
twelve. The District of Columbia Public Schools, under the 
direction of the Board of Education and the management of the 
Superintendent, provides services including comprehensive 
programs at the elementary, junior and senior high school 
levels. Additionally, special educational services for the 
handicapped students and career training opportunities for 
adults at career development centers are provided.

                Total Funds Available for Public Schools

    The total funds available to the public school system in 
fiscal year 2000 follows:

Total resources

        Agency                                          Fiscal year 2000
Operating expenses:
    Local funds.........................................    $600,936,000
    Federal grants......................................     106,213,000
    Private and other funds.............................       6,048,000
    Intra-District funds................................       4,091,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, operating expenses.........................     717,288,000

                            Pupil Membership

    For the 1998-1999 school year, the number of students in 
the District's public school system is expected to decrease by 
2,394, to 71,889 due to implementation of a residency 
verification requirement. The following table shows annual 
pupil membership statistics from 1969-1970 to the 1998-1999 
estimates:

               PUPIL MEMBERSHIP, 1969-70 THROUGH 1998-1999
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               School year                  Enrollment        Change
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1969....................................         145,584              0
1970....................................         142,857         (2,727)
1971....................................         139,650         (3,207)
1972....................................         136,783         (2,867)
1973....................................         132,438         (4,345)
1974....................................         128,389         (4,049)
1975....................................         126,568         (1,821)
1976....................................         122,586         (3,982)
1977....................................         116,595         (5,991)
1978....................................         113,858         (2,737)
1979....................................         106,156         (7,702)
1980....................................          99,225         (6,931)
1981....................................          94,425         (4,800)
1982....................................          91,105         (3,320)
1983....................................          88,843         (2,262)
1984....................................          87,397         (1,446)
1985....................................          87,092           (305)
1986....................................          86,405           (687)
1987....................................          87,539          1,134
1988....................................          85,306         (2,233)
1989....................................          81,301         (4,005)
1990....................................          80,694           (607)
1991....................................          80,618            (76)
1992....................................          80,937            319
1993....................................          80,678           (259)
1994....................................          80,450           (228)
1995....................................          79,802           (648)
1996....................................          78,648         (1,154)
1997....................................          77,111         (1,537)
1998....................................          74,283         (2,828)
1998 revised \1\........................          71,889      \1\(2,394)
1999 estimated..........................          71,889              0
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\1\ Pupil membership decreased for 1998 due to the implementation of a
  residency verification requirement. Consequently, enrollment counts
  for previous years were overestimated since DCPS did not effectively
  conduct residency verification.

    With the amount recommended in the bill, per pupil 
expenditures for the 1999-2000 school year from all sources 
will total $9,977 of which $8,359 will be from District funds 
and $1,618 will be from Federal and other funds.

               tuition assistance for district graduates

    The Committee recommends the requested $17,000,000 in 
Federal funds for a new tuition assistance program, for 
eligible District of Columbia residents, designed to offset the 
difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public 
and private institutions of higher education (whether in the 
District or elsewhere in the 50 States). The appropriation of 
these funds is contingent upon the enactment of authorizing 
legislation such as that which passed the House on May 24, 1999 
(H.R. 974) and is currently pending in the Senate. The District 
of Columbia is not a state or part of a state and therefore 
lacks a university system of higher education as that concept 
is known in all 50 States. District high school graduates have 
few choices in seeking to continue their education in public 
colleges or universities, and private institutions are 
financially out of reach for many. This program is intended to 
provide District high school graduates with opportunities that 
exist for students in the 50 States and thus contribute to 
stabilizing the city's population and tax base.
    The Committee is aware that all 50 states offer a tuition 
assistance grant program. Forty-five states allow these grants 
to pay students to attend private colleges and 13 allow the 
grants to pay for out of state colleges. A state-by-state chart 
follows:

                                              STATE BY STATE COLLEGE GRANT AVAILABILITY ANALYSIS 1996-1997
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                                     Educational and                                                                         Maximum educational award
               State                vocational grants     In state public       In state private        Out of state                 1996-1997
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Alabama...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................          $6,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           5,116.67  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Alaska............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $1,500
Arizona...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
Arkansas..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $624
    Maximum.......................           4,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             624.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,156.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
California........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $8,574
    Maximum.......................           8,574.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,890.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           6,456.40  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Colorado..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,000
Connecticut.......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,000
    Maximum.......................           2,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           7,700.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,850.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Delaware..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,200
Florida...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           4,589.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,819.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Georgia...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,000
    Maximum.......................           5,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,345.83  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Hawaii............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  Federal limit
Idaho.............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,000
    Maximum.......................           5,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,750.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Illinois..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $4,000
    Maximum.......................           4,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             160.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,332.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Indiana...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $7,412
    Maximum.......................           7,412.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,692.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Iowa..............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $3,150
    Maximum.......................           3,150.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             400.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,287.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Kansas............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,700
    Maximum.......................           1,700.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             400.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Kentucky..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................          1,500.000  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,250.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Louisiana.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,000
    Maximum.......................           3,867.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             400.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,990.80  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Maine.............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $1,000
    Maximum.......................           5,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Maryland..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $8,300
    Maximum.......................           8,300.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,595.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Massachusetts.....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,021.80  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Michigan..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,300
    Maximum.......................           2,300.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             600.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,050.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Minnesota.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,932
    Maximum.......................           8,489.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           4,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,205.25  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Mississippi.......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           8,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,750.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Missouri..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           2,900.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,265.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Montana...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $900
Nebraska..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  Up to cost of tuition
Nevada............................  .................  yes..................  no..................  no..................  Varies
New Hampshire.....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $1,000
New Jersey........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $5,570
    Maximum.......................           5,570.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,675.14  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
New Mexico........................  .................  yes..................  no..................  no..................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................           7,200.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           4,850.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
New York..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $3,900 or 90% of tuition
    Maximum.......................          15,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             450.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           5,185.56  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
North Carolina....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................          36,198.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,300.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................          13,419.67  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
North Dakota......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $600
    Maximum.......................           2,110.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             600.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,355.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Ohio..............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $3,750
    Maximum.......................           3,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             882.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,776.40  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Oklahoma..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,000
    Maximum.......................           6,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,495.56  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Oregon............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,518
    Maximum.......................           1,710.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,518.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,614.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Pennsylvania......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,632
    Maximum.......................          39,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,200.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................          11,394.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Rhode Island......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,000
South Carolina....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  3,678
South Dakota......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $600
Tennessee.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,482
    Maximum.......................           6,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,482.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,058.50  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Texas.............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $3,980
    Maximum.......................           3,980.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           3,620.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Utah..............................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,500
    Maximum.......................          19,900.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           9,133.33  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Vermont...........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $5,200
    Maximum.......................           5,200.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             100.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,475.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Virginia..........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $6,550
    Maximum.......................          10,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,750.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           5,455.45  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Washington........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,875
    Maximum.......................           3,266.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,000.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           2,528.20  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
West Virginia.....................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  yes.................  $2,216
Wisconsin.........................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $2,172
    Maximum.......................           2,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................           1,100.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,990.25  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
Wyoming...........................  .................  yes..................  no..................  no..................  $2,500
Puerto Rico.......................  .................  yes..................  yes.................  no..................  $1,500
    Maximum.......................           1,500.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Minimum.......................             600.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
    Average.......................           1,050.00  .....................  ....................  ....................  ..............................
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                      teachers' retirement system

    The Committee recommends the sum of $10,700,000 from local 
funds for Teachers' Retirement and Annuity Payments in fiscal 
year 2000.
    The Teachers' Retirement System provides annuity payments 
and other retirement and disability benefits for retired 
District teachers and their survivors.

                         public charter schools

    The Committee recommends not less than $27,885,000 from 
local funds for public charter schools for the fiscal year 
2000.
    The purpose of the public charter school is to provide an 
alternative, free education for students who reside in the 
District of Columbia.
    The Committee has included a new provision to allow 
siblings of children at charter schools to be given preference 
when seeking enrollment at a charter school. In addition, a new 
provision has been included which would make permanent the 
authorization for Charter schools in the District of Columbia. 
Further, the Committee has acted to bring parity to the Charter 
Schools' access to lending programs and public school real 
properties, to match that of other public schools.

                            Pupil Membership

    The following table shows annual pupil membership 
statistics since 1996 (year of inception) to the 1999 estimate:

               PUPIL MEMBERSHIP, 1996-97 THROUGH 1999-2000
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                  School year                    Enrollment     Change
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1996..........................................          250            0
1997..........................................          250            0
1998..........................................        3,594        3,344
1999..........................................        7,700        4,356
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                         EXCESS SCHOOL PROPERTY

    The Committee has included a new provision directing the 
Mayor, Control Board, and the School Superintendent to 
implement a process for the disposal of excess school real 
property within 90 days of the enactment of this act.

                 university of the district of columbia

    The Committee recommends the sum of $72,347,000 and 937 
full-time equivalent positions (including $40,491,000 and 581 
full-time equivalent positions from local funds, $13,536,000 
and 167 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$18,320,000 and 189 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the University in fiscal year 2000.
    The University of the District of Columbia is the nation's 
only urban land grant institution. Its mission is to improve 
the quality of life by meeting higher education needs and 
aspirations of the residents of the District of Columbia at the 
lowest possible cost.

                             public library

    The Committee recommends approval of the $24,171,000 and 
408 full-time equivalent positions (including $23,128,000 and 
400 full-time equivalent positions from local funds, $798,000 
and eight full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, 
and $245,000 from other funds) requested for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Public Library is to acquire and 
organize information, including books and other materials, to 
meet the educational, cultural and recreational needs of adults 
and children in the community; and to provide free access to 
these materials and services in a manner ``convenient to the 
homes and offices of all residents.''

                 commission on the arts and humanities

    An appropriation of $2,111,000 and nine full-time 
equivalent positions (including $1,707,000 and two full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $404,000 and seven 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) are 
recommended for the Commission on the Arts and Humanities for 
fiscal year 2000.
    The Commission on the Arts and Humanities objectives are to 
enrich the quality of life for the people of the District of 
Columbia through the arts, in partnership with the community.

                         Human Support Services

    A total of $1,526,361,000 and 3,617 full-time equivalent 
positions is recommended for the departments and agencies 
funded through this appropriation title.
    A summary comparing the Committee's recommendations with 
the estimates by department and activity follows:

                                                                                     HUMAN SUPPORT SERVICES
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                                                                                                                                                        Committee        Bill compared with--
                                                         FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation ----------------------------
                  Agency/Activity                       approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999       FY 2000
                                                                                                     Intra-District                                     District        approved       request
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Department of Human Services.......................     393,069,000     395,094,000     (1,653,000)     393,441,000     395,344,000     (1,653,000)     393,691,000       2,275,000          250
Department of Health...............................     997,782,000   1,004,296,000       (183,000)   1,004,113,000   1,004,296,000       (183,000)   1,004,113,000       6,514,000            0
Department of Recreation and Parks.................      27,318,000      30,150,000     (3,954,000)      26,196,000      30,150,000     (3,954,000)      26,196,000       2,832,000            0
Office on Aging....................................      18,264,000      19,264,000       (648,000)      18,616,000      19,264,000       (648,000)      18,616,000       1,000,000            0
Public Benefit Corporation Subsidy.................      46,835,000      44,435,000              0       44,435,000      44,435,000               0      44,435,000     (2,400,000)            0
Unemployment Compensation Fund.....................      10,678,000       7,200,000              0        7,200,000       7,200,000               0       7,200,000     (3,478,000)            0
Disability Compensation Fund.......................      21,089,000      25,250,000       (100,000)      25,150,000      25,250,000       (100,000)      25,150,000       4,161,000            0
Department of Human Rights.........................       1,044,000       1,106,000              0        1,106,000       1,221,000               0       1,221,000         177,000      115,000
Office on Latino Affairs...........................         685,000         910,000        (30,000)         880,000         910,000        (30,000)         880,000         225,000            0
D.C. Energy Office.................................       5,219,000       4,859,000              0        4,859,000       4,859,000               0       4,859,000       (360,000)            0
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      Total, Human Support Services................   1,521,983,000   1,532,564,000     (6,568,000)   1,525,996,000   1,532,929,000     (6,568,000)   1,526,361,000      10,946,000      365,000
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                      Department of Human Services

    A total of $393,691,000 and 1,954 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $199,643,000 and 821 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds, $189,742,000 and 1,126 full-time 
equivalent positions from Federal funds, and $4,306,000 and 
seven full-time equivalent positions from other funds) are 
recommended in the bill for the Department of Human Services 
for fiscal year 2000.
    Child Mentoring and Hotline Services.--The Department of 
Human Services serves as the controlling agency for many of the 
social programs administered by the District. The Committee 
recognizes the necessity for the District's residents to be 
able to get information about these programs. The Committee 
supports the concept of a resource hotline for low-income 
residents to call in seeking information on various programs 
available in the District. The Committee also recognizes the 
important of mentoring programs for at-risk children. These 
programs provide a valuable service in advising and helping 
children make important life decisions and serves as another 
outlet for children to talk about their problems. The Committee 
has appropriated $50,000 for the operation of a hotline and 
$200,000 for mentoring services. The Committee directs that not 
less than $250,000 of this appropriation shall be for mentoring 
and hotline services be provided by an established non-profit 
agency with proven experience in performing these services.
    The Department of Human services sets policy and 
administers the delivery of social and mental health services; 
implement and administers the District's program under the 
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation 
Act; and serves as the focal point for policy and 
implementation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
program with the District.

                          Department of Health

    The Committee recommends $1,004,113,000 and 1,105 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $319,720,000 and 363 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $676,115,000 and 689 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$8,278,000 and 53 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the Department of Health for fiscal year 2000.
    The Department of Health sets policy and administers the 
delivery of health care services, implements and administers 
the District's programs under the Social Security Act Title 
XIX, and serves as the focal point for policies affecting and 
safe-guarding public health within the District.
    Free medical care/license reciprocity.--It has come to the 
Committee's attention that there are medically licensed 
individuals that wish to come to the District of Columbia to 
provide free health care to the indigent. The Committee urges 
city officials to amend the current city code so that medical 
licenses from another state would be recognized if the heath 
care provider is rendering services to the indigent at no 
change.

                   Department of Recreation and Parks

    An appropriation of $26,196,000 and 496 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $24,029,000 and 477 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $34,000 from Federal 
funds, and $2,133,000 and 19 full-time equivalent positions 
from other funds) are recommended for fiscal year 2000 for the 
Department of Recreation and Parks.
    The mission of the Department of Recreation and Parks is to 
provide quality leisure services to residents and visitors to 
the District of Columbia in safe, well-maintained parks and 
facilities; to be environmentally responsible; to deliver 
programs that are stimulating, enriching, and culturally 
sensitive; to strategically manage financial and human 
resources; to provide adaptive programs and facilities for 
challenged customers; and to attain our goals and objectives 
through a dedicated team supported by volunteers, and public 
and private partnerships.

                            Office on Aging

    The Committee recommends the sum of $18,616,000 and 23 
full-time equivalent positions (including $13,316,000 and 14 
full-time equivalent positions from local funds and $5,300,000 
and nine full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for 
the Office on Aging for fiscal year 2000.
    The Office on Aging develops and carries out a 
comprehensive and coordinated system of health, education, 
employment, and social services for the District's elderly who 
are 60 years of age and older.

                   Public Benefit Corporation Subsidy

    A total of $44,435,000 from local funds is recommended as 
the District's share of the operating costs of the city's 
public acute care hospital in fiscal year 2000.
    The Public Benefit Corporation subsidy provides financing 
support for the Public Benefit Corporation's uncompensated 
health care and service delivery to District residents.

                     Unemployment Compensation Fund

    An appropriation of $7,200,000 from local funds is 
recommended for fiscal year 2000 for the Unemployment 
Compensation Fund.
    The mission of the Unemployment Compensation Fund is to 
provide unemployment compensation to eligible former District 
government employees, during periods of unemployment, as a 
result of separation through no fault of their own.

                      Disability Compensation Fund

    A total of $25,150,000 from local funds is recommended for 
the Disability Compensation Fund for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Disability Compensation Fund is to 
provide District government employees injured on the job with 
workers' compensation, including medical care, vocational 
rehabilitation, compensation for wage loss, and survivors' 
compensation.

                         Office of Human Rights

    The sum of $1,221,000 and 16 full-time equivalent positions 
(including $1,000,000 and 16 full-time equivalent positions 
from local funds, and $221,000 from Federal funds) are 
recommended for the Office of Human Rights for fiscal year 
2000.
    The Committee received a letter dated June 9, 1999 from the 
City Council requesting two technical changes in Federal grant 
funding amounts reflected in the FY 2000 budget. The two 
changes involve the Office of the City Administrator (reduce by 
$12,311,000) and the Office of Human Rights (increase by 
$115,000). The reduction in the City Administrator's Office 
reflects a reduction made by the Council ``as it had not 
received the documentation it had requested to demonstrate the 
availability of funds for additional criminal justice grants''. 
The additional amount for the Office of Human Rights reflects 
an additional Federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing 
and Urban Development due to the enactment of the Human Rights 
Amendment Act of 1998 by the District.
    The mission of the Office of Human Rights is to ensure an 
end to illegal discriminatory practices in employment, housing 
and commercial space, public accommodations, educational 
institutions, and District government contracting, for the 
private sector, as well as, District government employees.

                        Office on Latino Affairs

    The Committee recommends the sum of $880,000 and four full-
time equivalent positions from local funds for the Office on 
Latino Affairs for fiscal year 2000.
    The objective of the Office on Latino Affairs is to ensure 
that health, education, employment, and social services are 
available to the Latino community within the District of 
Columbia.

                             Energy Office

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $4,859,000 
and 19 full-time equivalent positions (including $4,402,000 and 
13 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds and 
$457,000 and six full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for fiscal year 2000 for the Energy Office.
    The mission of the Energy Office is to enhance the 
District's quality-of-life and economic competitiveness through 
initiatives which improve energy efficiency. These initiatives 
include education programs, energy-saving regulations, direct 
conservation, and energy assistance services.

                              Public Works

    A total of $271,395,000 and 1,371 full-time equivalent 
positions for fiscal year 2000 is recommended in the bill for 
activities funded through this appropriation.
    A summary comparing the Committee's recommendations with 
the estimates by department and activity follows:

                                                                                          PUBLIC WORKS
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                                                                                                                                                     Committee         Bill compared with--
                                                      FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation -------------------------------
                 Agency/Activity                     approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999         FY 2000
                                                                                                  Intra-District                                     District        approved         request
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Department of Public Works......................     139,697,000     125,081,000    (18,872,000)     106,209,000     125,081,000    (18,872,000)     106,209,000    (14,616,000)               0
Department of Motor Vehicles....................      12,923,000      25,903,000       (510,000)      25,393,000      25,903,000       (510,000)      25,393,000     12,980,000                0
Taxicab Commission..............................         716,000         730,000              0          730,000         730,000              0          730,000         14,000                0
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission.          81,000          81,000              0           81,000          81,000              0           81,000              0                0
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority       132,319,000     135,532,000              0      135,532,000     135,532,000              0      135,532,000      3,213,000                0
 (Metro)........................................
School Transit Subsidy..........................       3,450,000       3,450,000              0        3,450,000       3,450,000              0        3,450,000              0                0
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      Total, Public Works.......................     289,186,000     290,777,000    (19,382,000)     271,395,000     290,777,000    (19,382,000)     271,395,000      1,591,000                0
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                       Department of Public Works

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $106,209,000 
and 1,105 full-time equivalent positions (including $96,646,000 
and 1,044 full-time equivalent positions from local funds, 
$3,099,000 and 14 full-time equivalent positions from Federal 
funds, and $6,464,000 and 47 full-time equivalent positions 
from other funds) for the Department of Public Works for fiscal 
year 2000.
    The mission of the Department of Public Works is to improve 
the overall quality of life in the District of Columbia and 
enhance the District's ability to compete for residents, 
business, tourism and trade.

               14th street bridge lane expansion project

    The Committee directs the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority to work in 
cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation and 
the National Park Service, to complete all design and National 
Environmental Policy Act requirements on the construction of 
additional lane capacity on the 14th Street Bridge. 
The Committee is fully aware of the significant traffic 
congestion and delays during both the morning and evening rush 
hours. Traffic volumes on the northbound lanes during the 
morning rush hour and southbound during the evening rush hour 
exceed 12,000 vehicles per hour and are projected to grow by 8 
percent annually. This projection does not include the growth 
of traffic that could be generated once construction begins on 
the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge beginning in 2002. The 
Committee provides these funds as an incentive to encourage the 
District of Columbia, the National Park Service and the 
Commonwealth of Virginia to work jointly on meeting this 
critical transportation need.

                      Department of Motor Vehicles

    The Committee recommends $25,393,000 and 257 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $22,336,000 and 191 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $3,057,000 and 66 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the 
Department of Motor Vehicles for fiscal year 2000.
    The Department of Motor Vehicles provides basic city 
services including: traffic adjudication, vehicle inspections, 
vehicle registration and driver testing, which include medical 
reviews and insurance compliance.

                           Taxicab Commission

    A total of $730,000 and nine full-time equivalent positions 
(including $296,000 and six full-time equivalent positions from 
local funds and $434,000 and three full-time equivalent 
positions from other funds) are recommended for the Taxicab 
Commission for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Taxicab Commission is to ensure that the 
public is provided with safe and reliable taxicab and other 
transportation services through the regulation of the public 
vehicle-for-hire industry in the District of Columbia.

            Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission

    The Committee recommends $81,000 from local funds for 
fiscal year 2000 for the Transit Commission.
    The mission of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Commission is to ensure that the public is provided with 
responsible and reliable transportation services through the 
regulation of privately-owned, for-hire passenger carriers 
serving the region.

             Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    The Committee recommends approval of the requested 
$135,532,000 from local funds for fiscal year 2000 for the 
District's share of the operating expenses and debt services 
for Metrorail and Metrobus operations.
    The mission of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority is to provide safe, convenient, and cost-efficient 
mass transit service within the District of Columbia and 
throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

                         School Transit Subsidy

    The bill includes $3,450,000 from local funds for fiscal 
year 2000 for the school transit subsidy.
    The School Transit Subsidy provides a subsidy for school 
children who use metrobus and metrorail for educationally 
related transportation.

                         Receivership Programs

    The Committee recommends $345,577,000 and 2,755 full-time 
equivalent positions for the three receivership programs funded 
through this appropriation.
    A summary comparing the Committee's recommendations with 
the City's estimates by receivership follows:

                                                                                      RECEIVERSHIP PROGRAMS
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                                                                                                                                                     Committee         Bill compared with--
                                                      FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation -------------------------------
                 Agency/Activity                     approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999         FY 2000
                                                                                                  Intra-District                                     District        approved         request
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Child and Family Services Agency................     107,131,000     120,555,000     (1,200,000)     119,355,000     120,555,000     (1,200,000)     119,355,000      13,424,000               0
Incentives for Adoption of Foster Children......               0               0              0                0       8,500,000              0        8,500.000       8,500.000       8,500.000
Commission on Mental Health Services............     198,548,000     204,422,000              0      204,422,000     204,422,000              0      204,422,000       5,874,000               0
Corrections Medical Receiver....................      13,300,000      13,300,000              0       13,300,000      13,300,000              0       13,300,000               0               0
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Total, Receivership Programs....................     318,979,000     338,277,000     (1,200,000)     337,077,000     346,777,000     (1,200,000)     345,577,000      27,798,000       8,500,000
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        Child and Family Services (LaShawn Foster Care Program)

    The Committee recommends $119,355,000 and 517 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $75,556,000 and 321 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $43,799,000 and 196 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the 
Child and Family Services (LaShawn Foster Care program) for 
fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Child and Family Services (LaShawn 
Foster Care Program) is to support the development of healthy 
families, to assist families and children in need, to protect 
abused and neglected children, and to provide a permanent home 
for all wards of the District of Columbia.

                  incentives for adoption of children

    The Committee has included $8,500,000 to create incentives 
for the adoption of children in the District of Columbia foster 
care system. The Committee is aware that many thousands of 
children are in the foster care system of the District of 
Columbia. The Committee is also aware that the Council is 
working to establish a more workable system to move children 
from foster care to adoption. The Committee strongly encourages 
the Council, and the Mayor, to act expeditiously to enact a 
program to move children from foster care to adoption.

                  Commission on Mental Health Services

    The Committee recommends $204,422,000 and 2,228 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $123,750,000 and 1,568 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, $62,312,000 and 660 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$18,360,000 from other funds) for the Commission on Mental 
Health Services for the fiscal year 2000.
    The Commission on Mental Health Services is to assure that 
well-run mental health services are available to the residents 
and visitors to the District of Columbia and to provide 
excellence in the assessment, treatment, and provision of a 
continuum of care for the mental health consumer.

                        st. elizabeth's hospital

    St. Elizabeth's Hospital is the primary facility in the 
District of Columbia dedicated to the treatment and placement 
of its citizens who suffer from mental illness. Recent news 
reports and investigations have highlighted some of the 
problems at St. Elizabeth's, outlining poor treatment of the 
patients and sub-standard physical conditions. The Hospital 
campus consists of 336 acres with 110 buildings, of which 41 
are currently vacant. Due to years of deterioration many of the 
occupied structures are in need of serious repair and major 
overhauling. The repair of these buildings would be a major 
undertaking and very costly. The Committee recommends, in light 
of the current problems existing at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 
that a comprehensive study be initiated to determine whether 
privatizing of the functions of the hospital would be in the 
best interests of the citizens of the District of Columbia.

                      Corrections Medical Receiver

    The Committee recommends $13,300,000 and 10 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Corrections 
Medical Receiver in fiscal year 2000.
    The Corrections Medical Receiver was appointed in August 
1996. Pursuant to Campbell v. McGruder, filed August 22, 1985, 
requirements were imposed regarding staffing, medical, mental 
health and other services at the Central Detention Facility 
(D.C. Jail).

                              Other Items

    The Committee recommends the following items:

                                                                                              OTHER
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                                                                                                                                                     Committee         Bill compared with--
                                                      FY 1999         FY 2000                         FY 2000        Committee                    recommendation -------------------------------
                 Agency/Activity                     approved         request     Intra-District   request less   recommendation  Intra-District    less Intra-       FY 1999         FY 2000
                                                                                                  Intra-District                                     District        approved         request
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Workforce Investment............................               0       8,500,000               0       8,500,000       8,500,000               0       8,500,000      8,500,000                0
Buyouts and Other Management Reforms............               0               0               0               0      20,000,000               0      20,000,000     20,000,000       20,000,000
Reserve.........................................               0     150,000,000               0     150,000,000     150,000,000               0     150,000,000    150,000,000                0
D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management           7,840,000       3,140,000               0       3,140,000       3,140,000               0       3,140,000     (4,700,000)               0
 Assistance Authority...........................
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      Total Other...............................       7,840,000     161,640,000               0     161,640,000     181,640,000               0     181,640,000    173,800,000       20,000,000
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                         Workforce Investments

    The Committee recommends $8,500,000 from local funds 
including $6,800,000 for a 6 percent non-union pay increase 
beginning the third quarter of fiscal year 2000, $513,000 to 
fund an attorney pay raise of 15 percent, $350,000 to fund the 
Disability Compensation Fund, and $837,000 for the Defined 
Contribution Plan.

                  buyouts and other management reforms

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 in Section 158 of the 
General Provisions from interest earned by the control board on 
District government funds held in escrow by the board on behalf 
of the District. These funds will be used to implement 
management reforms and to pay the costs associated with the 
termination of as many as 1,000 current District managers and 
employees in an effort to substantially improve service 
delivery in the District of Columbia.

                                Reserve

    The Committee recommends the $150,000,000 from local funds 
for a reserve as required by Sec. 155 of the Fiscal Year 1999 
Appropriations Act. That section requires beginning with fiscal 
year 2000 the budget submitted shall contain $150,000,000 for a 
reserve to be established by the Chief Financial Officer and 
the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and 
Management Assistance. The reserve shall only be expended 
according to criteria established by the Chief Financial 
Officer and approved by the Authority and the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.

District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance 
                               Authority

    The Committee recommends $3,140,000 from local funds for 
the operations of the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority for fiscal 
year 2000.
    Budget submission inadequate.--The Committee notes that the 
Authority's budget submission is shown as a lump sum under the 
object class ``subsidies and transfers'' with no full-time 
equivalent positions. There is no breakout whatsoever of how 
the Authority plans to spend its budget or the number of 
personnel. The Authority should set an example for the District 
government in how to prepare budgets that managers can use to 
evaluate their performance. The Committee requests that future 
budget submissions, at a minimum, provide an object class 
breakdown, the number of positions and an appropriate 
justification.
    Withholding of financial information.--In last year's 
report dated August 3, 1998, the Committee noted that the 
Authority was cited by the District's independent auditors, 
Peat Marwick, for not providing necessary documentation to 
enable the District government to perform certain 
reconciliations in connection with the District's fiscal year 
1997 audit (H. Rept. 105-670, pages 70-71). The Authority was 
not cited by its own auditors. However, the management letter 
accompanying the Authority's fiscal year 1998 independent audit 
is dated December 23, 1998 and states that the Authority `` . . 
. has not developed adequate procedures to regularly reconcile 
the Authority's records with the District's records for funds 
held by the Authority and for amounts due to/from the 
District.''. The Committee is concerned that this problem even 
existed because the Authority has the authority to hire the 
best and the brightest at very competitive salaries. The 
Committee is accustomed to receiving reports about the poor 
practices of the District government but expected the Authority 
to set an example that would raise the standards for the 
District government, not follow their standards.
    The Committee requests the Authority to provide account 
balances and reconciliations referred to in the management 
letter to the District's Chief Financial Officer and to the 
Committee no later than 10 calendar days after the end of each 
month.
    Contracting practices.--The Committee on August 4, 1998 
requested the General Accounting Office to review the contract 
selection and award process of the Authority. Briefings 
received by the Committee indicate that the Authority failed to 
follow its own rules in awarding million of dollars in 
contracts and could not document whether the services were 
carried out in some cases. The draft report stated that the 
Authority needs to ``lead by example by adhering to its own 
regulations, ensuring accountability and integrity, and by not 
following the same type of practices that it was established to 
correct in the District.''. In one example, a contract was 
awarded for $796,600 for management reform work. The Authority 
did not specify why it selected a particular firm, nor did it 
later document why it added $10,600,000 to the initial award of 
$796,600. The Committee urges the Authority to carefully review 
the GAO recommendations when the report is issued and quickly 
take action to correct the deficiencies in its contracting 
rules and procedures.
    Salary levels of staff.--The Committee recommends that 
language carried in last year's bill concerning the salary 
levels of the Executive Director and the General Counsel be 
continued in this year's bill. The language was placed in last 
year's bill to require the Authority to comply with a June 16, 
1998 General Accounting Office opinion that concluded the 
Authority had overpaid its Executive Director and General 
Counsel.

                        Financing and Other Uses

    The Committee recommends a total of $384,948,000 for the 
following appropriation titles:

                                                                   FINANCING AND OTHER
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                                                                                                                   Committee      Bill compared with--
                                 FY 1999        FY 2000      Intra-       FY 2000        Committee     Intra-   recommendation -------------------------
       Agency/Activity          approved        request     District   request less   recommendation  District    less Intra-       FY 1999      FY 2000
                                                                      Intra-District                               District        approved      request
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Washington Convention Center     5,400,000              0          0              0               0          0              0      (5,400,000)         0
 Transfer Payment...........
Repayment of Loans and         382,170,000    328,417,000          0    328,417,000     328,417,000          0    328,417,000     (53,753,000)         0
 Interest...................
Repayment of General Fund       38,453,000     38,286,000          0     38,286,000      38,286,000          0     38,286,000        (167,000)         0
 Deficit....................
Interest on Short-Term          11,000,000      9,000,000          0      9,000,000       9,000,000          0      9,000,000      (2,000,000)         0
 Borrowing..................
Certificate of Participation     7,926,000      7,950,000          0      7,950,000       7,950,000          0      7,950,000          24,000          0
Human Resources Development.     6,674,000              0          0              0               0          0              0      (6,674,000          0
Optical and Dental Payments.             0      1,295,000          0      1,295,000       1,295,000          0      1,295,000       1,295,000          0
Productivity Bank...........             0     20,000,000          0     20,000,000      20,000,000          0     20,000,000      20,000,000          0
Productivity Bank Savings...             0    (20,000,000)         0    (20,000,000)    (20,000,000)         0    (20,000,000)    (20,000,000)         0
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      Total, Financing and     451,623,000    384,948,000          0    384,948,000     384,948,000          0    384,948,000     (66,675,000)         0
       Other Uses...........
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                    Repayment of Loans and Interest

    A total of $328,417,000 from local funds is recommended for 
the repayment of loans and interest for fiscal year 2000.
    The Repayment of Loans and Interest appropriation provides 
for the payment of the long-term debt service costs of the 
District government's long-term borrowings to finance capital 
project expenditures of general fund agencies.

                repayment of general fund recovery debt

    In fiscal year 1980, the District's financial results were 
reported according to generally accepted accounting principles 
(GAAP) and revealed an accumulated general fund operating 
deficit of $387,509,000 at the close of fiscal year 1980. This 
meant that the general fund's accrued liabilities from past 
years exceeded its current assets by $387,509,000. Over the 
next seven years the District reduced the deficit by a total of 
$182,916,000 or 47 percent. However, in fiscal year 1988 an 
unfavorable tax decision and other factors resulted in a 
further deficit of $14,279,000. In fiscal year 1989 and 1990 
spending pressures combined with falling revenues created 
further deficits that brought the accumulated general fund 
deficit to $331,589,000.
    In August 1991, Congressional legislation was approved 
(Public Law 102-106) and the District issued $336,605,000 in 
12-year general recovery bonds to eliminate the general fund 
deficit. The amount included $5,000,000 to cover the costs 
associated with issuing the bonds.
    The Committee recommends the request of $38,286,000 from 
local funds for fiscal year 2000 to cover the principal and 
interest due on these bonds. The following table provides a 
chronology of the changes in the District's accumulated general 
fund deficit from fiscal year 1980 through fiscal year 1998:

                                   GENERAL FUND ACCUMULATED SURPLUS (DEFICIT)
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                       Fiscal year ending                             Noncash          Cash            Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sept. 30, 1980..................................................      ($203,509)  \1\ ($184,000)  \2\ ($387,509)
    Adjustments during fiscal year 1981 \3\.....................        (14,001)         92,000          77,999
Sept. 30, 1981..................................................       (217,510)        (92,000)       (309,510)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1982.............................  ..............         13,061          13,061
Sept. 30, 1982..................................................       (217,510)        (78,939)       (296,449)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1983 \4\.........................  ..............         17,038          17,038
Sept. 30, 1983..................................................       (217,510)        (61,901)       (279,411)
    Adjustment (internal services fund deficit).................         (7,909)  ..............         (7,909)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1984 \5\.........................  ..............         17,460          17,460
Sept. 30, 1984..................................................       (225,419)        (44,441)       (269,860)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1985 \6\.........................  ..............         24,926          24,926
Sept. 30, 1985..................................................       (225,419)        (19,515)       (244,934)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1986 \7\.........................            538          19,515          20,053
Sept. 30, 1986..................................................       (224,881)  ..............       (224,881)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1987 \7\.........................         20,288   ..............         20,288
Sept. 30, 1987..................................................       (204,593)  ..............       (204,593)
    Deficit during fiscal year 1988 \7\.........................        (14,279)  ..............        (14,279)
Sept. 30, 1988..................................................       (218,872)  ..............       (218,872)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1989 \7\.........................          5,469   ..............          5,469
Sept. 30, 1989..................................................       (213,403)  ..............       (213.403)
    Deficit during fiscal year 1990.............................       (118,186)  ..............       (118,186)
Sept. 30, 1990..................................................       (331,589)  ..............       (331,589)
    Adjustment during fiscal year 1991 \8\......................        331,589   ..............        331,589
    Surplus during fiscal year 1991.............................          1,570   ..............          1,570
Sept. 30, 1991..................................................  ..............  ..............          1,570
    Surplus during fiscal year 1992.............................          1,986   ..............          1,986
Sept. 30, 1992..................................................  ..............  ..............          3,556
    Surplus during fiscal year 1993.............................          7,766   ..............          7,766
Sept. 30, 1993..................................................  ..............  ..............         11,322
    Deficit during fiscal year 1994.............................       (335,428)  ..............       (335,428)
Sept. 30, 1994..................................................  ..............  ..............       (324,106)
    Deficit during fiscal year 1995.............................        (54,428)  ..............        (54,428)
Sept. 30, 1995..................................................  ..............  ..............       (378,534)
    Deficit during fiscal year 1996.............................        (75,322)  ..............        (75,322)
Sept. 30, 1996..................................................  ..............  ..............   \9\ (453,856)
    Restated deficit per FY 1997 audited financial statements           (33,688)  ..............        (33,688)
     \10\.......................................................
Sept. 30, 1996 Restated balance reflecting prior year             ..............  ..............       (518,249)
 adjustments \10\...............................................
    Surplus during fiscal year 1997.............................        185,892   ..............        185,892
Sept. 30, 1997..................................................  ..............  ..............       (332,357)
    Surplus during fiscal year 1998.............................        444,849   ..............        444,849
Sept. 30, 1998..................................................  ..............  ..............        112,492
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\1\ Amount District government had planned to borrow at the end of FY 1980. See p. 1032, of FY 1984 D.C.
  Hearings.
\2\ In addition, an (imbalance of $66,208,000 in the capital budget of the D.C. Department of Transportation was
  funded through (1) a reprogramming of $28,475,700 in the Supplemental Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1979
  (Public Law 96-38) (see page 162, Senate Report No. 96-224) and (2) new budget (obligational) authority of
  $37,733,100 in the D.C. Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1981 (see page 53, House Report No. 96-1271).
\3\ Includes $51,400,000 in additional revenues, $9,699,000 reclassification of non-accrual employee annual
  leave, $6,400,000 in expenditure reductions, and $10,500,000 in accounting adjustments.
\4\ Budgeted at $20 million.
\5\ Budgeted at $15 million.
\6\ Budgeted at $20.1 million.
\7\ Budgeted at $20 million reduction.
\8\ 12-year deficit recovery bonds sold September 1991 pursuant to P.L. 102-106 approved August 17, 1991.
\9\ Cash portion of this amount is $300 million with balance of $154 million due to ``accrual'' estimates.
\10\ See footnote 1(0) on page 34 of FY 1997 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the District of Columbia
  and Exhibit 2 on page 22 of that report.

                    interest on short-term borrowing

    The Committee recommends $9,000,000 from local funds for 
fiscal year 2000 to pay the interest and other costs associated 
with borrowings to meet seasonal short-term cash needs of the 
District government.

                     certificates of participation

    The Committee recommends $7,950,000 from local funds for 
the semiannual lease payments on the land site of the One 
Judiciary Square Building for fiscal year 2000.

                      optical and dental payments

    The Committee recommends $1,295,000 from local funds for 
optical and dental payments for fiscal year 2000. The Optical 
and Dental Benefits program will provide optical and dental 
care benefits for non-union District government employees and 
their dependents.

                           productivity bank

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 from local funds for a 
productivity bank. The productivity bank will provide for 
project-specific investments that achieve cost savings, revenue 
gains, and service improvements.

                       productivity bank savings

    The Committee recommends a reduction of $20,000,000 from 
local funds for productivity bank savings. The productivity 
bank savings represent cost reductions derived from projects 
funded by the productivity bank.

                   procurment and management savings

    The following items are recommended as requested:

                                                           PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT SAVINGS
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                                                                             FY 2000                                 Committee     Bill compared with--
                                       FY 1999       FY 2000     Intra-   request less     Committee     Intra-   recommendation -----------------------
          Agency/Activity             approved       request    District     Intra-     recommendation  District    less Intra-      FY 1999     FY 2000
                                                                            District                                 District       approved     request
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Management Reform and Productivity  (10,000,000)   (7,000,000)         0   (7,000,000)    (7,000,000)          0    (7,000,000)     3,000,000          0
 Savings..........................
General Supply Schedule Savings...            0   (14,457,000)         0  (14,457,000)   (14,457,000)          0   (14,457,000)   (14,457,000)         0
                                   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total, Procurement and          (10,000,000)  (21,457,000)         0  (21,457,000)   (21,457,000)          0   (21,457,000)   (11,457,000)         0
     Management Savings...........
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                 Management Reform Productivity Savings

    The Committee recommends the reduction of $7,000,000 from 
local funds to reflect additional management and productivity 
improvements savings.

                    General Supply Schedule Savings

    The Committee recommends the reduction of $14,457,000 from 
local funds to be allocated among the agencies that benefit 
from the use of the Supply Schedule. The purpose of the Supply 
Schedule Saving is to reflect the reductions of the District's 
expenditures on commonly recurring purchases through the use of 
the General Supply Schedule.

                            Enterprise Funds

    The Committee recommends a total of $675,790,000 for the 
activities funded through these appropriation titles.

                                                                                        ENTERPRISE FUNDS
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                                                                                                               FY 2000                                     Committee      Bill compared with--
                                                                       FY 1999      FY 2000       Intra-       request       Committee     Less Intra-  recommendation -------------------------
                          Agency/activity                              approved     request      District    less Intra-  recommendation    District      less Intra-     FY 1999      FY 2000
                                                                                                               District                                    District       approved     request
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Water and Sewer Authority..........................................  239,493,000  236,075,000            0   236,075,000    236,075,000             0     236,075,000   (3,418,000)            0
Washington Aqueduct................................................   33,821,000   43,533,000            0    43,533,000     43,533,000             0      43,533,000    9,712,000             0
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      Total, Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund.......................  273,314,000  279,608,000  ............  279,608,000    279,608,000   ............    279,608,000    6,294,000             0
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Lottery and Charitable Games Board.................................  225,200,000  234,400,000            0   234,400,000    234,400,000             0     234,400,000    9,200,000             0
Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications..................    2,844,000            0            0             0              0             0               0   (2,844,000)            0
Public Service Commission..........................................    5,026,000            0            0             0              0             0               0   (5,026,000)            0
Office of People's Counsel.........................................    2,501,000            0            0             0              0             0               0   (2,501,000)            0
Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation..................    7,001,000            0            0             0              0             0               0   (7,001,000)            0
Office of Banking and Financial Institutions.......................      640,000            0            0             0              0             0               0     (640,000)            0
Sports and Entertainment Commission................................    8,751,000   10,846,000            0    10,846,000     10,846,000             0      10,846,000    2,095,000             0
Public Benefit Corporation.........................................   96,613,000  155,335,000  (66,327,000)   89,008,000    155,335,000   (66,327,000)     89,008,000   58,722,000             0
Retirement Board...................................................   18,202,000    9,892,000            0     9,892,000      9,892,000             0       9,892,000   (8,310,000)            0
Correctional Industries Fund.......................................    9,432,000    5,660,000   (3,850,000)    1,810,000      5,660,000    (3,850,000)      1,810,000   (3,772,000)            0
Washington Convention Center Authority.............................   48,139,000   50,226,000            0    50,226,000     50,226,000             0      50,226,000    2,087,000             0
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      Total, Enterprise Funds......................................  697,663,000  745,967,000  (70,177,000)  675,790,000    745,967,000   (70,177,000)    675,790,000   48,304,000             O
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           Water and Sewer Authority and Washington Aqueduct

    The Committee recommends $236,075,000 from other funds for 
fiscal year 2000 for the Water and Sewer Authority.
    The Water and Sewer Authority is responsible for providing 
retail water service to the District of Columbia and limited 
water service to portions of the surrounding metropolitan area. 
It is also responsible for providing retail wastewater 
collection and treatment service to portions of certain 
outlying areas, in an environmentally safe manner that protects 
our waterways. A brief description of the appropriation for the 
Water and Sewer Authority capital outlay appears on pages 88 
and 89.

                          Washington Aqueduct

    The Committee recommends $43,533,000 from other funds for 
fiscal year 2000 for the Washington Aqueduct.
    The mission of the Washington Aqueduct is to collect, 
purify, and pump an adequate supply of potable water for the 
District of Columbia, Arlington County, and the City of Falls 
Church, Virginia.

               Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board

    An appropriation of $234,400,000 and 100 full-time 
equivalent positions from revenue generated by the Board are 
recommended for fiscal year 2000 for the Lottery and Charitable 
Games Control Board.
    The mission of the District of Columbia Lottery and 
Charitable Games Control Board is to generate revenues for the 
general fund and regulate charitable games to support programs 
and services for the residents of the District of Columbia.

                  Sports and Entertainment Commission

    The Committee recommends $10,846,000 from other funds for 
the Sports and Entertainment Commission for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Sports and Entertainment Commission, 
formerly the D.C. Armory Board, is to consolidate the 
District's efforts in attracting amateur and professional 
sporting events to the District. The Sports and Entertainment 
Commission is an independent agency of the District and is 
responsible for the management of the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium 
and the secondary use of the D.C. Armory ``to provide suitable 
facilities for major athletic events, conventions, * * * shall 
be operated as nearly as practicable on a self-supporting 
basis.''

           Public Benefit Corporation (D.C. General Hospital)

    The Committee recommends $89,008,000 from other funds for 
the Public Benefit Corporation (District of Columbia General 
Hospital) for fiscal year 2000.
    The Committee notes that the District government in title 
XVI of the Service Improvement Act (D.C. Bill 13-161) has 
forgiven $29,000,000 owed to the District government by D.C. 
General Hospital and the Corporation.
    The Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, 
diagnostic, preventive, and rehabilitative services.

                         D.C. Retirement Board

    The Committee recommends a total of $9,892,000 and 13 full-
time equivalent positions from investment income for fiscal 
year 2000 for the D.C. Retirement Board.
    Fees, commissions, and taxable revenues.--The Committee is 
concerned that all efforts are not being made by District 
government entities to increase the tax base and revenues in 
the District of Columbia. The D.C. Retirement Board currently 
administers $1.7 billion in retirement fund assets. These 
assets generate investment management fees and brokers' 
commissions that result in taxable revenues. Other states 
realize tax revenues from the transactions involving their 
pension funds. The Committee strongly encourages the Board to 
consider requiring that a fair percentage of fees and charges 
generated by pension fund transactions be with managers and 
broker/dealers that result in payment of District taxes. The 
Committee would appreciate a report by December 31, 1999 from 
the Board on the status of its efforts to implement this 
recommendation.
    Board members compensation.--The Committee is recommending 
a proviso that continues the cap of $5,000 on the annual 
compensation paid to members of the Board rather than allowing 
the amount to increase to $10,000. The language does, however, 
increase the cap for the chairman of the Board and the chairman 
of the Investment Committee to $10,000. According to the 
findings and recommendations of a fiduciary services company 
that reviewed the Board's operations, these two members have 
greater duties, responsibilities and time demands and should 
receive additional compensation.
    The mission of the District of Columbia Retirement Board is 
to invest, control, and manage the assets of the D.C. Teachers' 
Retirement Fund, the D.C. Police Officers and Fire Fighters' 
Retirement Fund.

                      Correctional Industries Fund

    The Committee recommends $1,810,000 and eight full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for the Correctional 
Industries Fund for fiscal year 2000.
    The mission of the Correctional Industries Fund is to 
rehabilitate inmates by equipping them with a means of 
livelihood after their release from the institutions.

              Washington Convention Center Enterprise Fund

    The Committee recommends $50,226,000 from other funds for 
the Washington Convention Center Enterprise Fund for fiscal 
year 2000.
    The primary mission of the Washington Convention Center is 
to serve as a public enterprise to expand the tax base of the 
District of Columbia by promoting and hosting large 
international and national conventions and trade shows that 
bring hundreds of thousands of out-of-town delegates and 
exhibitors to the city, to provide space and facilities for 
local public shows and events, to foster redevelopment of 
downtown Washington, D.C., and provide expanded employment 
business opportunities for residents of the District of 
Columbia.

                             CAPITAL OUTLAY

    The Committee recommends a net increase of $1,415,806,500 
for fiscal year 2000-2005 (consisting of $887,563,500 in local 
funds, $277,024,000 in Federal grants, and $54,050,000 from the 
highway trust fund). Included under the appropriation heading 
Water and Sewer and the Washington Aqueduct is $197,169,000 for 
fiscal year 2000 capital.
    The following is a brief explanation of the Committee's 
recommendations:

                             CAPITAL OUTLAY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        FY 2000-2005     Recommendation
                                           request        FY 2000-2005
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Office of Contracts and Procurement:
    Procurement Management                  1,400,000         1,400,000
     Information....................
                                     ===================================
Office of the Chief Technology
 Officer:
    Tech City.......................       50,000,000        50,000,000
                                     ===================================
Office of Property Management:
    Government Centers..............        6,050,000         6,050,000
    Energy Conservation.............        1,000,000         1,000,000
    Wilson Building.................       75,000,000        75,000,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Office of Property            82,050,000        82,050,000
       Management...................
                                     ===================================
Metropolitan Police Department:
    General Improvements............      101,233,000       101,233,000
    Information Technology..........        5,300,000         5,300,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Metropolitan Police          106,533,000       106,533,000
       Department...................
                                     ===================================
Fire and Emergency Medical Services:
    Firehouse Replacement...........        3,000,000         3,000,000
    Facilities Renovation...........          850,000           850,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Fire and Emergency             3,850,000         3,850,000
       Medical Services.............
                                     ===================================
Department of Corrections:
    General Renovation..............        7,230,000         7,230,000
                                     ===================================
Public Schools:
    Construction--Barnard...........        9,438,000         9,438,000
    Construction--Cleveland.........        6,004,000         6,004,000
    Construction--Key...............        5,148,000         5,148,000
    Construction--Miner.............        9,438,000         9,438,000
    Construction--Noyes.............        6,862,000         6,862,000
    Construction--Patterson.........        7,822,000         7,822,000
    Construction--Randle Highland...        7,721,000         7,721,000
    Construction--Thompson..........        6,864,000         6,864,000
    Kelly Miller Junior High               10,286,000        10,286,000
     Replacement....................
    Bathroom Renovation.............       25,656,000        25,656,000
    New Technology Center...........       25,000,000        25,000,000
    Modernization Ongoing Initiative      244,449,000       244,449,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Public Schools.........      364,688,000       364,688,000
                                     ===================================
University of the District of
 Columbia:
    Building and Site Renovation....       12,360,000        12,360,000
    Electrical and Mechanical.......        4,000,000         4,000,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, University of the             16,360,000        16,360,000
       District of Columbia.........
                                     ===================================
Public Library:
    Facilities Renovations..........        5,000,000         5,000,000
                                     ===================================
Commission on the Arts and
 Humanities:
    Public Arts Fund................         (886,500)         (886,500)
                                     ===================================
Department of Human Development:
    Renovation of Dix Pavilion......       (1,000,000)       (1,000,000)
    General Renovations.............       17,354,000        17,354,000
    General Renovations.............        5,600,000         5,600,000
    New Facility....................       23,000,000        23,000,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Human           44,954,000        44,954,000
       Development..................
                                     ===================================
Department of Health:
    General Renovation..............        2,658,000         2,658,000
                                     ===================================
Department of Recreation and Parks:
    Facility Expansion..............        9,147,000         9,147,000
    General Improvements............       12,000,000        12,000,000
    New Recreation Facility.........       13,144,000        13,144,000
    Facility Renovation.............       20,403,000        20,403,000
    Bald Eagle Recreation...........        3,690,000         3,690,000
    North Michigan Recreation Center        1,500,000         1,500,000
    Sherwood Recreation Center......        1,050,000         1,050,000
    Kennedy Playground..............          530,000           530,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Parks and       61,464,000        61,464,000
       Recreation...................
                                     ===================================
Office on Aging:
    Senior Wellness Centers.........        9,000,000         9,000,000
                                     ===================================
Commission on Mental Health
 Services:
    Construct/Renovate Facilities...       79,700,000        79,700,000
                                     ===================================
Public Benefit Corporation (D.C.
 General Hospital):
    Elevator Renovations............          400,000           400,000
    Step Down Telemetry Unit........          300,000           300,000
    Upgrade Electrical Switchboard..          300,000           300,000
    Mechanical Renovations..........          400,000           400,000
    Equipment Acquisition...........        2,728,000         2,728,000
    CHC Planning and Development....        2,000,000         2,000,000
    Construction of New Facility....        2,548,000         2,548,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Public Benefit                 8,676,000         8,676,000
       Corporation..................
                                     ===================================
Department of Public Works:
    Relocation of Solid Waste               3,438,000         3,438,000
     Facilities.....................
    Transportation Electrical.......       (2,900,000)       (2,900,000)
    Local Street Improvement........       (4,600,000)       (4,600,000)
    Roadway Rehabilitation..........      (12,408,000)      (12,408,000)
    Roadside Improvement............       (2,300,000)       (2,300,000)
    Roadway Upgrade.................       (6,900,000)       (6,900,000)
    Roadway Rehabilitation..........      (10,892,000)      (10,892,000)
    Major Equipment Acquisition.....       12,449,000        12,449,000
    Transportation Electrical               2,600,000         2,600,000
     Systems Improvements...........
    Highway Aid Match Fund..........        2,415,000         2,415,000
    Traffic Safety Improvements.....        2,341,000         2,341,000
    Bridge Rehabilitation and              26,355,000        26,355,000
     Replacement....................
    Roadway Resurfacing.............       32,239,000        32,239,000
    Roadside Improvements...........          477,000           477,000
    Traffic Safety Improvements.....       60,039,000        60,039,000
    Roadway Reconstruction..........       26,235,000        26,235,000
    Congestion Mitigation and Air          22,654,000        22,654,000
     Quality........................
    Federal Demonstration...........       42,627,000        42,627,000
    BESTEA/ISTEA Reauth.............       92,315,000        92,315,000
    Federal Planning & Management          20,777,000        20,777,000
     Systems........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Public         306,961,000       306,961,000
       Works........................
                                     ===================================
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
 Authority:
    Metrobus........................       22,500,000        22,500,000
    Metrorail Rehabilitation........       46,500,000        46,500,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Washington Metropolitan       69,000,000        69,000,000
       Area Transit Authority.......
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capital Outlay, General    1,218,637,500     1,218,637,500
       Fund.........................
                                     ===================================
Local Funds.........................      887,563,500       887,563,500
Highway Trust Fund..................       54,050,000        54,050,000
Federal Grants......................      277,024,000       277,024,000
                                     -----------------------------------
Water and Sewer Authority:
    Wastewater Projects:
        Blue Plains.................       55,373,000        55,373,000
        Blue Plains, Water Quality/         1,153,000         1,153,000
         Region Needs...............
        Alternate Disinfection                389,000           389,000
         Facility...................
        Bio-Solids Management.......        7,139,000         7,139,000
        Rehabilitation Major Capital       20,675,000        20,675,000
         Facilities.................
        Blue Plains Facility                1,934,000         1,934,000
         Rehabilitation.............
    Sewer Collection:
        Sanitary Pumping Facilities.        1,670,000         1,670,000
        Rehabilitation/Extension            8,759,000         8,759,000
         Sanitary Sewer.............
        Sewer Infrastructure                1,800,000         1,800,000
         Rehabilitation.............
    Combined Sewer:
        Combined Sewer Overflow.....          207,000           207,000
        Combined Sewer Overflow             7,152,000         7,152,000
         Phase II...................
        Northeast Boundary Relief           1,600,000         1,600,000
         Sewer......................
    Stormwater Projects:
        Capital Hill Relief Sewer...          142,000           142,000
        Rehabilitation Storm Water            960,000           960,000
         Pumping Station............
        Replacement/Extension Storm         1,322,000         1,322,000
         Sewers.....................
        Lawrence Avenue Storm Sewer.           13,000            13,000
        3rd Street, SE Storm Sewer..           57,000            57,000
    Water Projects:
        Water Storage Facilities....        1,671,000         1,671,000
        Elevated Water Tank                    17,000            17,000
         Anacostia..................
    Pumping:
        Water Pumping Facility......        1,548,000         1,548,000
    Distribution System:
        WDS Water Distribution......        3,175,000         3,175,000
        Clean and Line 20 Watermains        1,037,000         1,037,000
        48" Third High Watermain               32,000            32,000
         Replacement................
        30" Anacostia 1st High                200,000           200,000
         Watermain..................
        48" 2nd High Service Area              76,000            76,000
         Watermain..................
        Replacement and Extension          25,967,000        25,967,000
         Watermains.................
        Water Infrastructure                1,200,000         1,200,000
         Rehabilitation.............
        Cleaning Lining Watermains..        5,261,000         5,261,000
    Metering and Other Projects:
        Meter Relocation/Bad Riser
         Program:
            Small Meters............        1,500,000         1,500,000
            Large Meters............        2,000,000         2,000,000
    Washington Aqueduct.............       20,977,000        20,977,000
    Capital Equipment...............       22,163,000        22,163,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Water and Sewer........      197,169,000       197,169,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capital Outlay.........    1,415,806,500     1,415,806,500
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    Office of Contracts and Procurement.--The Committee 
recommends $1,400,000 for a Procurement Management Information 
System. This project will address and reengineer polices, 
methods and procedures used to manage goods and services in the 
District. The system will automate the procurement processing 
from requisition development to post award tracking monitoring.
    Office of the Chief Technology Officer.--The Committee 
recommends $50,000,000 for the Technology City initiative. The 
Tech City project will provide the District with the technology 
infrastructure to include system development, database 
development, system integration, and testing.
    Department of Property Management.--The Committee 
recommends approval of $75,000,000 for financing of major 
renovations to the Wilson Building, $1,000,000 for the 
installation of energy conservation devices in District owned 
facilities. The Committee also recommends the request of 
$6,050,000 for general improvements and renovations for the 
Reeves Center, Municipal Center and Judiciary Square to 
recapture underutilized space.
    Metropolitan Police Department.--The Committee recommends 
$101,233,000 for general improvements to address mechanical and 
structural deficiencies and $5,300,000 for information 
technology enhancements.
    Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.--The 
Committee recommends $3,000,000 for Engine 20 replacement 
located at 4300 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. and $850,000 for 
facilities renovations.
    Department of Corrections.--The Committee recommends 
$7,230,000 for general renovation including cell doors, motors, 
laundry equipment, fire alarm and sprinkler systems and central 
security electronics.
    D.C. Public Schools.--The Committee recommends $364,688,000 
for aggressive school modernization efforts.
    University of the District of Columbia.--The Committee 
recommends $12,360,000 for building and site renovations with 
respect to structural and mechanical systems and $4,000,000 for 
electrical and mechanical systems to handle HVAC, chillers, 
pumps and control systems.
    Public Library.--The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for 
facilities renovations such as asbestos removal, energy 
efficiency and building code compliance.
    Commission on the Arts and Humanities.--The Committee 
recommends the rescission of $886,500 from the public arts 
fund.
    Department of Human Development.--The Committee recommends 
$17,354,000 for renovations to the Oak Hill Youth Center, 
$5,600,000 for general improvements to the Community 
forCreative Nonviolence Building, $23,000,000 for a new Youth Services 
Administration diagnostic facility and $1,000,000 is rescinded from the 
Dix Pavilion project.
    Department of Health.--The Committee recommends $2,658,000 
for general renovations which will correct mechanical and 
structural deficiencies to the chest clinic, women's services 
clinic, outpatient services and buildings 13 and 15 on the D.C. 
General Hospital Campus.
    Department of Parks and Recreation.--The Committee 
recommends $9,147,000 for facility expansion, $12,000,000 for 
general improvements, $13,144,000 for new recreation 
facilities, $20,403,000 for facility renovation, $6,770,000 for 
four on-going projects as follows: $3,690,000 for Bald Eagle 
Recreation Center, $1,500,000 for North Michigan Recreation 
Center, $1,050,000 for the Sherwood Recreation Center and 
$530,000 for the Kennedy Playground.
    Office on Aging.--The Committee recommends $9,000,000 for 
two senior wellness centers.
    Commission on Mental Health.--The Committee recommends 
$79,700,000 to rehabilitate selected east buildings on the St. 
Elizabeths Campus and to construct a new inpatient facility 
with swing bed capability.
    Public Benefit Corporation.--The Committee recommends 
$400,000 for elevator renovations, $300,000 for renovations to 
the step-down unit, $300,000 for electrical modernization, 
$400,000 for mechanical renovations to the main core building, 
$2,728,000 for equipment acquisition, $2,000,000 for the 
construction of a new centrally located facility and $2,548,000 
to construct a new Anacostia Community Health Clinic.
    Department of Public Works, Transportation Facilities.--The 
Committee recommends $54,050,000 from the Highway Trust Fund, 
$277,024,000 in federal grants, $3,438,000 for the relocation 
of the solid waste facility, $12,449,000 for major equipment 
acquisition and $40,000,000 rescission from local street 
projects.
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.--The 
Committee recommends $22,500,000 for metrobus services and 
$46,500,000 for metrorail rehabilitation.
    Water and Sewer Authority.--The Committee recommends 
$197,169,000 for fiscal year 2000 for the following projects: 
$86,663,000 for Blue Plains wastewater treatment, $12,229,000 
for sewers, $8,959,000 for combined sewer wastewater/storm 
water sewers, $2,494,000 for stormwater, $43,684,000 for water 
distribution, $22,163,000 for capital equipment, and 
$20,977,000 for the Water and Sewer Authority's share of the 
Washington Aqueduct capital projects.

                           General Provisions

    A number of general provisions are carried in the bill each 
year as the need warrants. Changes recommended or denied by the 
Committee are discussed in the following paragraphs. References 
for deletions are to the section numbers in the appropriations 
act for fiscal year 1999, rather than this year's bill for 
fiscal year 2000.
    The Committee has approved the revisions requested in Sec. 
116 relating to reprogramming.
    The Committee has not approved the deletion of Sec. 117 
which prohibited the obligation and expenditures of Federal 
funds to provide a personal cook, chauffeur, or other personal 
servants to any officer or employee of the District of 
Columbia.
    The Committee has approved the requested revisions in Sec. 
119 removing the limit on the salary of the City Administrator.
    The Committee has approved the requested deletion of Sec. 
121 which allowed the city to rent and repair, alter, and 
improve rented premises without regard to the provisions of 
section 322 of the Economy Act of 1932 (Public Law 72-212; 40 
U.S.C. 278a).
    The Committee has not approved the requested revisions to 
Sec. 124 (new Sec. 123) and Sec. 125 (new Sec. 124) as it 
relates to the citation of the ``Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act.''
    The Committee has approved the requested revisions to Sec. 
128 (new Sec. 127) changing the reporting requirements for the 
University of the District of Columbia from monthly to 
quarterly.
    The Committee has not approved the deletion of Sec. 129 
(new Sec. 128) limiting the amount of hourly rate of 
compensation for attorneys that represent a party who prevails 
in an action, including an administrative proceeding, brought 
against the District of Columbia Public Schools under the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    The Committee has not approved the requested deletion of 
Sec. 131 (new Sec. 129) that prohibits the use of funds for 
abortions except where the life of the mother would be 
endangered if the fetus were carried to term or where the 
pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 132 which 
allow the District to use the services of the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers Services. The provision is effective for fiscal 
year 1999 and each fiscal year thereafter.
    The Committee has not approved the deletion of Sec. 133 
(new Sec. 130) that prohibits the use of funds to implement the 
Domestic Partners Act.
    The Committee has approved the revision to Sec. 134 (new 
Sec. 131) which changes the Emergency Transitional Education 
Board of Trustees to the Superintendent of District of Columbia 
Public Schools and changes the reporting requirements for the 
Public Schools from monthly to quarterly.
    The Committee has approved the revision to Sec. 135 (new 
Sec. 132) changing the ``Emergency Transitional Education Board 
of Trustees of the District of Columbia'' to the 
``Superintendent of the District of Columbia Public Schools''. 
This provision requires the Public Schools and the University 
of the District of Columbia to provide an accurate and 
verifiable report on the positions and employees in the public 
school system and the university.
    The Committee has approved the revisions of Sec. 138 (new 
Sec. 135) changing the Chief Financial Officer reporting 
requirement from monthly to quarterly and amending of 
subsection (d) application of excess revenues to delete the 
requirement that excess revenue be applied to retiring the 
accumulated deficit. The accumulated deficit was eliminated in 
fiscal 1998.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 139 which 
amended section 108(b) of the D.C. Public Education Act (D.C. 
Code, sec. 31-1408) which gave the University the authority to 
invest in equity-based securities if approved by the Chief 
Financial Officer.
    The Committee has approved the revision to Sec. 143 (new 
Sec. 139) on the Use of Official Vehicles to exempt officers or 
employees of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department 
at the discretion of the Fire Chief and who resides in the 
District of Columbia and are on call 24 hours a day, the Mayor 
of the District of Columbia, and the Chairman of the Council of 
the District of Columbia. The Committee has approved the 
deletion of subsection (2), which gave the officer of the 
Metropolitan Police Department who was wounded in the line of 
duty and who was referred in the letter of July 15, 1998 from 
the Chief of Police to the Chair of the Subcommittee on the 
District of Columbia a vehicle and exempted it from any taxes. 
The Committee did not approve the revision of subsection (3) 
requiring the Chief Financial Officer to submit a report on the 
inventory of all vehicles owned, leased or operated by the 
District of Columbia government to requiring the Mayor to 
submit the report.
    The Committee has not approved the deletion of subsection 
(d) of Sec. 144 (new Sec. 140) which modified the reduction in 
force procedures.
    The Committee has not approved the deletion of Sec. 151 
(new Sec. 146) prohibiting the use of funds in this Act by the 
District of Columbia Office of the Corporation Counsel or any 
officer or entity of the District government to provide 
assistance for any petition drive or civil action which seeks 
to require Congress to provide for voting representation in 
Congress for the District of Columbia.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 152 which 
required the D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management 
Assistance Authority to report to Congress on the status of all 
partnerships or agreements entered into from January 1, 1994 
through September 30, 1998, between the District of Columbia 
government and any nonprofit organization that provides medical 
care, substance abuse treatment, low income housing, food and 
shelter services, abstinence programs, or educational services 
to children, adults and families residing in the District.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 153 which 
repealed the Residency Requirement Reinstatement Act of 1998.
    The Committee has not approved the deletion of Sec. 155 
(new Sec. 148) which amended the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance of 1995 which requires 
beginning with fiscal year 2000, the budget and financial plan 
contain a $150,000,000 reserve.
    The Committee amended this section by requiring that the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations approve the 
criteria established by the Chief Financial Officer to expend 
the reserve.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 156 which 
amended D.C. Code, sec. 37-105 which gave the Library 
Fundraising Authority.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 157 which 
established the District of Columbia Adoption Improvement Act 
of 1998.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 158 which 
amended the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 
Improvement Act of 1997 to clarify the responsibility for Adult 
Offender Supervision in the District of Columbia.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 159 which 
amended the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and 
Management Assistance Act relating to the employment of a Chief 
Management Officer.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 160 which 
amended D.C. Code, sec. 1-1182.8(a)(4)(B) which requires that 
the financial statement and report may not be audited by the 
same auditor (or an auditor employed by or affiliated with the 
same auditor) for more than 5 consecutive fiscal years.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 161 which 
allowed the carryover of not more than $3,200,000 of the 
management reform funds.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 162 which 
amended Title 31, Sec. 3901 of the U.S. Code applying it to the 
District of Columbia Courts.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 163 which 
amended the Nation's Capital Bicentennial Designation Act.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 164 which 
amended the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and 
Management Assistance Act of 1995 to allow members of the Board 
to continue to serve until a successor is appointed.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 165 which 
amended the Home Rule Act to require the Mayor to include in 
the quarterly financial report a statement of the balance of 
each account held by the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as of the 
end of the quarter, together with a description of the 
activities within each such account during the quarter based on 
information supplied by the Authority.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 166 which 
prohibited funds made available in this Act or any other act 
now or hereafter enacted to be used to capitalize the National 
Capital Revitalization Corporation or for the purpose of 
implementing the National Capital Revitalization Act of 1998 
(D.C. Act 12-355) until at least 30 days after the District of 
Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance 
Authority submits to the appropriate committees of Congress an 
economic development strategy.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 167 
requiring the same funding levels as provided in fiscal 1997 
for homeless services in the District of Columbia. The fiscal 
year 2000 budget request contains $16,332,000 for homeless 
services.
    The Committee has approved the deletion of Sec. 169 which 
amended the District of Columbia Home Rule Act allowing the 
``Oyster Elementary School Construction and Revenue Bond Act of 
1998'' to take effect upon the date of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee has modified old section 170 (new section 
150) to prohibit the use of Federal funds to carry out any 
program of needle exchange or syringe distribution.
    The Committee has modified old section 171 (new section 
151) to prohibit the use of Federal funds to conduct any ballot 
initiative which seeks to legalize or otherwise reduce 
penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution 
of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act 
or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    The Committee has not approved language proposed by the 
District in the new Sec. 146 which would have allowed the 
Federal payment of $1,200,000 approved for fiscal year 1999 for 
the Citizen Complaint Review Office to carry forward into 
fiscal year 2000. As a result of the Committee's action, those 
funds will revert back to the U.S. Treasury. However, the 
Committee has provided a new Federal payment of $1,200,000 to 
cover the costs of operating this Office in fiscal year 2000.
    The Committee has not approved the new Sec. 147 which would 
have allowed 1999 funds allocated to the Office of Zoning for 
management reform to remain available for nonpersonnel 
expenditures until September 30, 2000.
    The Committee has included in new Sec. 152 a requirement of 
monitoring real property leases whereby funds may not be used 
to make annual payments under a lease unless there is a lease 
and lease abstract on file with the Deputy Mayor for Economic 
Development, and the District of Columbia government either 
occupies the property during the lease term or the Mayor 
certifies that occupancy is impracticable.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 153 prohibiting the 
use of funds for new leases or purchases of real property 
unless the Mayor certifies that existing real property 
available to the District is not suitable for the intended 
purpose, and surplus property of the District government is 
made available for sale or lease.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 154 which amends the 
omnibus appropriations bill for FY 1997 to include charter 
schools in the funds made available to public school 
construction and repair in the District of Columbia through the 
reorganization and privatization of Sallie Mae and Connie Lee.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 155 on the disposal 
of excess school property directing the Mayor, Control Board, 
and the School Administrator to implement a process for the 
disposal of excess school property within 90 days of the 
enactment of this act.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 156 amending the 
School Reform Act of 1995 which would extend the authorization 
for Charter Schools in the District of Columbia.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 157 allowing the 
siblings of children at charter schools to be given preference 
when seeking enrollment at a charter school.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 158 transferring 
$20,000,000 from the Financial Responsibility and Management 
Assistance Authority to the District government for severance 
payments to individuals separated from employment during fiscal 
year 2000 (under such terms and conditions as the Mayor 
considers appropriate), expanded contracting authority of the 
Mayor, and the implementation of a system of managed 
competition among public and private providers of goods and 
services by and on behalf of the District of Columbia pursuant 
to plans developed by the Mayor and City Council.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 159 authorizing 
$7,500,000 from an escrow account held by the Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority to carry out 
a project to complete all design requirements and all 
requirements for compliance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of the construction of expanded lane capacity for 
the Fourteenth Street Bridge.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 160 authorizing 
$5,000,000 from an escrow account held by the Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority pursuant to 
section 134 of division A of the Omnibus Consolidated and 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 to carry out 
through the Army Corps of Engineers, an Anacostia River 
environmental cleanup program.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 161 which amends the 
Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Act of 1996. The 
amendment restricts the use of funds in the Crime Victims 
Compensation Fund, administered by the D.C. Courts system, by 
prohibiting any use of funds for administrative costs or for 
any other purpose, and directs any unobligated balance to be 
transferred to the U.S. Treasury.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 162 requiring the 
District's Chief Financial Officers to certify that they have 
read and understand the duties and restrictions applicable to 
the officer as a result of provisions in this Act.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 163 requiring the 
government of the District of Columbia, in its fiscal year 2001 
budget, to specify potential adjustments that might become 
necessary in the event that the management savings achieved by 
the District during the year do not meet the level of 
management savings projected in the proposed budget.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 164 requiring the 
District in submitting any documents showing the budget for an 
office of the District of Columbia government (including an 
independent agency of the District) that contains a category of 
activities labeled as ``other'', ``miscellaneous'', or a 
similar general, nondescriptive term, to include a description 
of the types of activities covered in the category and a 
detailed breakdown of the amount allocated for each such 
activity.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 165 allowing any 
entity of the District government to place orders for 
engineering and construction services with the U.S. Corps of 
Engineers for improvements to the Southwest Waterfront in the 
District of Columbia.
    The Committee has included a new Sec. 166 which expresses 
the sense of the Congress that the District government should 
not impose any design, construction or zoning requirements in 
authorizing the issuance of industrial revenue bonds for an 
American National Red Cross project on Federal land.

                        TITLE II--TAX REDUCTION

    The Committee recommends a new title II ratifying the Tax 
Parity Act as passed by the City Council. The Committee is 
greatly encouraged that the District has taken this bold step, 
and encourages District officials to continue to look for areas 
in which tax reductions could be enacted.

                          RESCISSION OF FUNDS

    Pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule X of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee reports that rescissions of 
prior year budget authority are recommended in the accompanying 
bill under the heading ``Capital Outlay'', as requested.

                        CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY

    Clause 3(d)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives states that:

          Each report of a committee on a bill or joint 
        resolution of a public character, shall include a 
        statement citing the specific powers granted to the 
        Congress in the Constitution to enact the law proposed 
        by the bill or joint resolution.

    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation on the following:
    Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution of 
the United States of America which states:

          The Congress shall have Power * * * To exercise 
        exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over 
        such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, 
        by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of 
        Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the 
        United States * * *.

    And Clause 7 of Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution 
of the United States which states:

          No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
        consequence of Appropriations made by law * * *.

    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
these specific powers granted by the Constitution.

                   COMPARISON WITH BUDGET RESOLUTION

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires an explanation of compliance with 
section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), requires 
that the report accompanying a bill providing new budget 
authority contain a statement detailing how the authority 
compares with the reports submitted under section 302 of the 
Act for the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution on 
the budget for the fiscal year. This information follows:

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                302(b) allocation        This bill--
                             -------------------------------------------
                                Budget                Budget
                              authority   Outlays   authority   Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...............        453        448        453        448
Mandatory...................  .........  .........  .........  .........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    FIVE-YEAR PROJECTION OF OUTLAYS

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, the following table provided by the Congressional 
Budget Office contains 5-year projections of the outlays 
associated with the budget authority provided in the 
accompanying bill:

                              Federal funds

                 Item and fiscal year                        Amount

Budget authority in bill..............................       453,000,000
Outlays:
    2000..............................................       444,000,000
    2001..............................................         5,000,000
    2002..............................................  ................
    2003..............................................  ................
    2004..............................................  ................


    The bill provides no new revenues or tax expenditures, and 
will have no effect on budget authority, tax expenditures, 
direct loan obligations, or primary loan guarantee commitments 
available under existing law for fiscal year 2000 and beyond.

          FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, the Committee is required to report new budget 
authority and outlays provided for financial assistance to 
State and local governments. The accompanying bill contains 
Federal funding as follows:


                         Item                            Recommendation

New fiscal year 2000 budget authority.................      $453,000,000
Fiscal year 2000 outlays resulting therefrom..........       444,000,000


                           TRANSFERS OF FUNDS

    Clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires that the report include information 
describing the transfer of funds recommended in the 
accompanying bill.
    1. Sec. 158 provides for a transfer of $20 million from 
interest earned on accounts held by the District of Columbia 
Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority on 
behalf of the District of Columbia to the District's Treasury 
for severance payments to individuals separated from employment 
during fiscal year 2000, expanding contracting authority to the 
Mayor, and the implementation of a system of managed 
competition among public and private providers of goods and 
services by and on behalf of the District of Columbia.
    2. Sec. 160 provides for a transfer or $5 million from an 
escrow account held by the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority for 
infrastructure needs of the District to be used to carry out 
through the Army Corps of Engineers, an Anacostia River 
environmental cleanup program.

               CHANGES IN THE APPLICATION OF EXISTING LAW

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill which might be construed, under some 
circumstances, as directly or indirectly changing the 
application of existing law.
    1. Under ``Governmental Direction and Support'', there is 
language which provides that program fees collected from the 
issuance of bonds or other debt instruments shall be available 
for the payment of expenses of the District's debt management 
program. Section 490 of the Home Rule Charter (Public Law 93-
198, as amended) authorizes the District government to issue 
revenue bonds for a number of specified purposes and was 
amended by Public Law 95-218 specifically to enable the 
District government to act as a conduit for the issuance of 
revenue bonds for private colleges and universities. This 
language will allow the District government to be reimbursed 
for the costs of issuing bonds on behalf of third-party 
beneficiaries.
    2. Under ``Public Safety and Justice'', language provides 
an exemption for two classes of passenger motor vehicles from 
31 U.S.C. 1343(c) which states, in part, that:
    (c)(1) Except as specifically provided by law, an agency 
may use an appropriation to buy a passenger motor vehicle 
(except a bus or ambulance) only at a total cost (except costs 
required only for transportation) that

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (C) is not more than the maximum price established by 
        the agency having authority under law to establish a 
        maximum price; and
          (D) is not more than the amount specified in a law.
    The classes of motor vehicles exempted from the price 
ceiling are vehicles used for police, fire fighting and fire 
prevention activities. Because of the special requirements for 
those types of vehicles the costs exceed the maximum set for 
passenger motor vehicles for regular use.
    3. Language is included under ``Public Safety and Justice'' 
authorizing the Mayor to reimburse the National Guard for 
expenses incurred in connection with emergency services 
performed by the Guard at the request of the Mayor. The 
language also provides that the availability of these funds is 
to be considered as constituting payment in advance for the 
emergency services involved.
    4. Language is included under ``Public Safety and Justice'' 
providing $500,000 for the Police Chief's confidential fund in 
fiscal year 2000 in accordance with the Police Chief's 
estimates.
    5. Language under ``Public Safety and Justice'' requires 
the Police Department to provide quarterly reports on its 
efforts to increase efficiency and improve the professionalism 
in the Department.
    6. Language under the ``Public Safety and Justice'' give 
the Metropolitan Police Department independent authority to 
make purchases up to $500,000 and provides that the District of 
Columbia government may not require the Department to submit to 
any other procurement review process, or to obtain the approval 
of any other official or employee.
    7. Language is included under ``Public Education System'' 
authorizing the District of Columbia Public Schools to accept 
not to exceed 31 motor vehicles for exclusive use in the driver 
education program.
    8. Language is included under ``Public Education System'' 
requiring the Board of Trustees of the University of the 
District of Columbia to establish a tuition rate for 
nonresident students at a level no lower than the rate for 
nonresident students at comparable public institutions of 
higher education in the metropolitan area.
    9. Language under ``Public Education System'' prohibits the 
use of appropriated funds for educational services provided to 
non-resident, non-tuition paying students in the District of 
Columbia Public School system.
    10. Language under ``Public Education System'' prohibits 
the use of appropriated funds for salaries of any DC public 
school principal, teacher, administrator, official or employee 
who provides false enrollment and/or attendance information.
    11. Under ``Human Support Services,'' there is language 
providing that appropriations available solely for employees' 
disability compensation shall remain available until expended. 
31 U.S.C. 1301(c)(2) provides in part, that:
    (c) An appropriation in a regular, annual appropriation law 
may be construed to be permanent or available continuously only 
if the appropriation--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (2) expressly provides that it is available after the 
        fiscal year covered by the law in which it appears.
    12. Language under ``Human Support Services'' prohibits the 
District from providing free government service to private 
nonprofit organizations if the District would not be qualified 
to receive reimbursement pursuant to the Stewart B. McKinney 
Homeless Act.
    13. Language is included under ``Public Works'' providing 
for the rental of one passenger-carrying vehicle for use by the 
Mayor and three passenger-carrying vehicles for use by the 
Council of the District of Columbia.
    14. Language under ``Repayment of General Fund Recovery 
Debt'' provides funds to reduce the District's accumulated 
general fund deficit.
    15. Language under ``Lottery and Charitable Games 
Enterprise Fund'' requires the use of non-Federal funds to 
finance the operations of the Lottery Board and directs the 
District to identify the source of funding from its own 
locally-generated revenues.
    16. Language under ``District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority'' limits the 
use of appropriated funds by the control board to pay salaries 
to its executive director and general counsel to the amount set 
forth in statute as determined by the General Accounting 
Office.
    17. The bill includes language under ``D.C. Retirement 
Board'' appropriating funds to pay legal, management, 
investment and other fees and administrative expenses of the 
District of Columbia Retirement Board. Section 121(f)(1) of the 
District of Columbia Retirement and Reform Act (Public Law 96-
122) states that all administrative expenses incurred by the 
Board are to be paid out of funds appropriated for such 
purposes. The language recommended by the Committee 
appropriates the total amount required for the operation of the 
board and specifies that the total amount is to be from the 
investment income of the pension funds. The language also 
clarifies that all expenses of the Board are to be paid from 
this appropriation. A requirement for quarterly reports as well 
as timely submission of budget data and audit information is 
also included in the language.
    18. Language under ``D.C. Retirement Board'' limits 
compensation of Board Members to $5,000 per year, except for 
the Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Investment 
Committee which may not exceed $10,000.
    19. Under ``Capital Outlay'' there is language that 
provides that the amount appropriated shall remain available 
until expended. This language is needed to provide an exemption 
to 31 U.S.C. 1301(c)(2) to allow the funds to remain available 
beyond fiscal year 2000. The exemption is needed because of the 
length of time required for the design and construction of 
capital projects.
    20. The Committee has included language under ``Capital 
Outlay'' requiring that funds appropriated for capital outlay 
projects shall be managed and controlled in accordance with 
procedures and limitations established under the financial 
management system and that all such funds shall be available 
only for the specific project and purpose intended.
    21. Section 101 of the ``General Provisions'' requires that 
all expenditures for consulting services obtained through 
procurement contracts be open for public inspection.
    22. Language under section 104 grants the Mayor the 
authority within rates prescribed by Federal Travel 
Regulations, to establish allowances for privately owned 
automobiles and motorcycles used for official purposes.
    23. A proviso is included under section 105 of the bill 
permitting the Council of the District of Columbia to expend 
funds for travel and payment of dues without authorization by 
the Mayor.
    24. Section 106 appropriates funds for refunding 
overpayments of taxes collected and for paying judgments 
against the District of Columbia government.
    25. Section 107 of the ``General Provisions'' provides an 
exemption from the requirements of section 544 of the District 
of Columbia Public Assistance Act of 1982, effective April 6, 
1982 (D.C. Law 4-101; D.C. Code, sec. 3-205.44).

          Such amount as referred to in subsection (a) of this 
        section shall not be less than the full amount 
        determined as necessary on the basis of the minimum 
        needs of such person as established by the Council.

    Because of financing constraints, the District has 
regularly budgeted for a percentage of the public assistance 
payment standard, rather than for the full amount as required 
by Sec. 3-205.44 of the District of Columbia Code.
    26. Language in section 111 of the ``General Provisions'' 
has been carried since 1979 and allows the payment of a 
percentage of taxes collected to individuals who provide 
information to the District resulting in the collection of 
taxes.
    27. A proviso is included under Section 113 requiring the 
Mayor to develop an annual plan for borrowing capital outlay 
funds and to submit quarterly reports to the Council of the 
District of Columbia and Congress.
    28. Language in section 114 of the ``General Provisions'' 
requires the Mayor to obtain approval from the Council of the 
District of Columbia prior to borrowing funds for capital 
projects.
    29. Section 115 of the ``General Provisions'' prohibits the 
Mayor from paying operating expenses with funds borrowed for 
capital projects.
    30. Language in section 116 revises reprogramming 
requirements as requested by the District.
    31. Language in section 117 prohibits the use of Federal 
funds in the bill to provide a personal cook, chauffeur, or 
other personal servants to any officer or employee of the 
District of Columbia government.
    32. Language in section 118 prohibits the use of Federal 
funds in the bill to purchase passenger automobiles as defined 
in 15 U.S.C. 2001(2) with an Environmental Protection Agency 
estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per 
gallon.
    33. Language in section 119 amends the Home Rule Act to 
allow the Mayor to set the salary of the City Administrator and 
set the per diem rate for Board Member of the Redevelopment 
Land Agency at a rate not to exceed DS-15. Previous language 
limited the City Administrator salary to Level IV of the 
Federal Executive Schedule under 5 U.S.C. 5315.
    34. Language under section 120 clarifies the pay setting 
authority for District employees as the District's Merit 
Personnel Act rather than title 5 of the United States Code.
    35. Language in section 122 prohibits the District 
government from renewing or extending sole source contracts 
without opening them to the competitive bidding process as set 
forth in section 303 of the District of Columbia Procurement 
Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-
85).
    36. Sec. 123 requires any sequestration pursuant to the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
(Public Law 99-177) to be applied to each of the Federal fund 
appropriation accounts rather than to the aggregate total of 
these accounts.
    37. Language in section 124 provides that in the event a 
sequestration order is issued after the amounts appropriated to 
the District have been paid to the District, the Mayor is 
required to pay the Secretary of the Treasury, within 15 days 
after receipt of a request from the Secretary, the amounts 
sequestered by the order provided the sequestration percentage 
is applied to each of the Federal appropriation accounts and 
not applied to the aggregate total.
    38. Language under section 125 allows the District of 
Columbia government to accept and use, with the Mayor's 
approval, donations received for public purposes authorized by 
law. The language also requires that accurate records be 
maintained by the agency or entity administering the program 
and that the records be available for audit and public 
inspection. The language also allows the Council of the 
District of Columbia and the Board of Education to accept gifts 
and donations without the approval of the Mayor.
    39. Language under section 126 continues current law as it 
relates to the prohibition on the use of Federal funds for 
salaries,expenses, or other costs associated with the offices 
of U.S. Senator or Representative under section of 4(d) of the D.C. 
Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiatives of 1979.
    40. Language under sec. 128 of the ``General Provisions'' 
limits the use of appropriated funds for attorney fees and 
costs in special education cases to amounts enacted in the DC 
Code.
    41. Language in section 129 prohibits funds appropriated in 
this Act from being expended for abortions, except where the 
life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were 
carried to term or where the pregnancy is the result of an act 
of rape or incest.
    42. Language in section 130 prohibits funds made available 
pursuant to any provision of this Act from being used to 
implement or enforce any system of registration of unmarried, 
cohabitating couples whether they are homosexual, lesbian, or 
heterosexual, including but not limited to registration for the 
purpose of extending employment, health, or governmental 
benefits to such couples on the same basis such benefits are 
extended to legally married couples.
    43. Language in section 131 requires the Superintendent of 
the District of Columbia Public Schools to submit to the 
Congress, Mayor, and Council of the District of Columbia no 
later than fifteen calendar days after the end of each quarter 
a report that sets forth:
          (a) Current quarter expenditures and obligations, 
        year-to-date expenditures and obligations, and total 
        fiscal year expenditures projections vs. budget broken 
        out on the basis of control center, responsibility 
        center, agency reporting code, and object class, and 
        for all funds, including capital financing;
          (b) A list of each account for which spending is 
        frozen and the amount of funds frozen;
          (c) A list of all active contracts in excess of 
        $10,000 annually;
          (d) All reprogramming requests and reports; and
          (e) Changes made in the last quarter to the 
        organizational structure of the D.C. Public Schools.
    44. Language in section 132 requires annual reporting 
requirements from the Superintendent of the District of 
Columbia Public Schools and the University of the District of 
Columbia on the number of validated schedule ``A'' positions, a 
compilation of all employees as of the proceeding December 31, 
verified as to its accuracy in accordance with the functions 
that each employee actually performs, and requires that the 
report be submitted to the Congress, the Mayor, and Council of 
the District of Columbia, not later than February 15 of each 
year.
    45. Language in section 133 requires the Superintendent of 
the District of Columbia Public Schools and the University of 
the District of Columbia to submit to the Congress, the Mayor, 
and Council of the District of Columbia, revised appropriated 
funds operating budget for the public school system and the 
University of the District of Columbia for such fiscal year 
that is in the total amount of the approved appropriation and 
that realigns budgeted data for personalservices and other-
than-personal services, respectively, with anticipated actual 
expenditures.
    46. Language in section 134 requires the District Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, acting on 
behalf of the District of Columbia Public Schools in 
formulating the DCPS budget, the Board of Trustees of the 
University of the District of Columbia, the Board of Library 
Trustees, and the Board of Governors of the D.C. School of Law 
to vote on and approve their respective annual or revised 
budget before submission to the Mayor of the District of 
Columbia for inclusion in the Mayor's budget submission to the 
Council of the District of Columbia.
    47. Language in section 135 of the ``General Provisions'' 
places a ceiling of the lesser of (1) total revenues, or (2) 
$5,522,779,000 including $152,753,000 from intra-District funds 
on the total amount appropriated for operating expenses for the 
District of Columbia for fiscal year 2000 under the caption 
``Division of Expenses.'' Local revenues in excess of 
appropriated amounts under the caption ``Division of Expenses'' 
are to be applied first to a reserve account not to exceed 
$250,000,000 to be used to finance seasonal cash needs; second 
to accelerate repayment of cash borrowed from the Water and 
Sewer and Fund; and third to reduce long term debt.
    48. Language in sec. 139 of the ``General Provisions'' 
restricts the use of official vehicles to official duties and 
not between a residence and workplace, except in the case of a 
police officer who resides in the District of Columbia at the 
discretion of the Fire Chief, an officer or employee of the 
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department who resides 
in the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day, the 
Mayor of the District of Columbia, and the Chairman of the 
Council of the District of Columbia.
    49. Language in sec. 142 of the ``General Provisions'' 
states that none of the funds made available in this Act may be 
expended unless the entity agrees that in expending the funds 
the entity will comply with the Buy American Act.
    50. Language in sec. 143 of the ``General Provisions'' 
prohibits the use of funds for the audit of the District 
government's annual financial statements unless the DC 
Inspector General either conducts, or contracts for, the audit.
    51. Language in sec. 145 of the of the ``General 
Provisions'' provides that the evaluation process and 
instruments for evaluating District of Columbia Public Schools 
employees shall be a non-negotiable item for collective 
bargaining purposes.
    52. Language in sec. 146 of the of the ``General 
Provisions'' prohibits the use of appropriated funds by the 
Corporation Counsel or any other officer or entity of the 
District government to provide assistance for any petition 
drive or civil action which seeks to require Congress to 
provide for voting representation in Congress for the District 
of Columbia.
    53. Language in sec. 150 of the of the ``General 
Provisions'' prohibits the use of Federal funds in this Act to 
carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or 
syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
    54. Language in section 151 prohibits use of Federal funds 
to conduct any ballot initiative which seeks to legalize or 
otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, 
or distribution of any schedule I substance under 21 U.S.C. 802 
or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    55. Language in section 152 prohibits the use of funds to 
make rental payments of the use of real property unless certain 
conditions are met.
    56. Language in section 153 prohibits the use of funds to 
enter into a new lease or to purchase real property unless the 
Mayor determines that existing real property available to the 
District is not suitable.
    57. Language in section 154 allows public charter schools 
to participate as other public schools do in the proceeds of 
the Sallie Mae and Connie Lee transactions for making 
infrastructure repairs.
    58. Language in section 155 requires the Mayor, the Control 
Board and the Superintendent of Public Schools to implement a 
process to dispose of excess public school real property.
    59. Language in section 156 extends the authorization for 
public charter schools.
    60. Language in section 157 allows public charter schools 
to offer siblings preference when making placements.
    61. Language in section 158 authorizes the transfer of 
$20,000,000 from the Control Board interest account to the 
Mayor for severance payments, expanded contracting authority, 
and managed competition among public and private providers of 
goods and services.
    62. Language in section 159 authorizes the use of not to 
exceed $7,500,000 from an escrow account held by the Control 
Board to complete all design and environmental requirements for 
the construction of expanded land capacity for the 14th Street 
Bridge.
    63. Language in section 160 authorizes that transfer of 
$5,000,000 from an escrow account held by the Control Board to 
the Mayor to be used with the assistance of the Army Corps of 
Engineers to carry out an environmental cleanup program of the 
Anacostia River.
    64. Language in section 161 prohibits the use of the Crime 
Victims Compensation Fund for administrative costs and requires 
the transfer of unobligated balances to the Treasury on an 
annual basis.
    65. Language in section 162 requires the Chief Financial 
Officers of the District of Columbia to certify that they 
understand the duties and restrictions applicable to their 
agency as a result of this Act.
    66. Language in section 163 requires the District to 
identify potential adjustments when submitting its FY 2001 
budget in event management savings achieved by the District 
does not meet the level of savings projected in the proposed 
budget.
    67. Language in section 165 allows any entity of the 
District government to place orders to engineering and 
construction services with the U.S. Corps of Engineers for 
improvements to the Southwest Waterfront in the District of 
Columbia.
    68. Language in section 166 expresses the sense of the 
Congress that the District government should not impose any 
design, construction or zoning requirements in authorizing the 
issuance of industrial revenue bonds for an American National 
Red Cross project on Federal land.
    69. Language in Title II ratifies the District's tax cuts 
as passed by the City Council.

                  APPROPRIATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law:
          Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support
          Federal Payment for Incentives for Adoption of 
        Children
          Federal Payment to the Citizen Complaint Review Board
          Federal Payment to the Department of Human Services
          Children's National Medical Center

          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

     SECTION 121 OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RETIREMENT REFORM ACT


                 district of columbia retirement board

  Sec. 121. (a) * * *

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  (c)(1) Subject to the availability of appropriations 
therefor, each member of the Board shall be entitled to receive 
the hourly equivalent of the annual rate of pay in effect for 
the highest step of grade GS-15 of the General Schedule under 
section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, for each hour such 
member is engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in 
the Board, except that any member of the Board who is a full-
time officer or employee of the District of Columbia or the 
United States shall not be entitled to receive pay under this 
subsection for performance of duties vested in the Board, and 
[the total amount to which a member may be entitled under this 
subsection during a year (beginning with 1998) may not exceed 
$5,000.] the total amount to which a member may be entitled 
under this subsection during a year (beginning with 1998) may 
not exceed $5,000, except that in the case of the Chairman of 
the Board and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the 
Board, such amount may not exceed $10,000 (beginning with 
2000).

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         SECTION 422 OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOME RULE ACT


                           powers and duties

  Sec. 422. The executive power of the District shall be vested 
in the Mayor who shall be the chief executive officer of the 
District government. In addition, except as otherwise provided 
in this Act, all functions granted to or vested in the 
Commissioner of the District of Columbia, as established under 
reorganization Plan Numbered 3 of 1967, shall be carried out by 
the Mayor in accordance with this Act. The Mayor shall be 
responsible for the proper execution of all laws relating to 
the District, and for the proper administration of the affairs 
of the District coming under his jurisdiction or control, 
including but not limited to the following powers, duties, and 
functions:
  (1) * * *

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  (7) The Mayor shall appoint a City Administrator, who shall 
serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The City Administrator 
shall be the chief administrative officer of the Mayor, and he 
shall assist the Mayor in carrying out his functions under this 
Act, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to 
him by the Mayor. The City Administrator shall be paid at a 
rate established by the Mayor[, not to exceed level IV of the 
Executive Schedule established under section 5315 of title 5 of 
the United States Code].

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SECTION 1108 OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE MERIT 
                         PERSONNEL ACT OF 1978

  Sec. 1108. (a) * * *

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  (c)(1) * * *

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  (2) Beginning April 1, 1995, members of the following boards 
and commissions shall be entitled to compensation as follows:
          (A) * * *

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          [(F) Redevelopment Land Agency members shall be 
        entitled to compensation at the hourly rate of $25 per 
        meeting, not to exceed $1,200 for each member per 
        year.]
          (F) Redevelopment Land Agency board members shall be 
        paid per diem compensation at a rate established by the 
        Mayor, except that such rate may not exceed the daily 
        equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level 15 
        of the District Schedule for each day (including travel 
        time) during which they are engaged in the actual 
        performance of their duties.

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 SECTION 202 OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND 
                   MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1995


SEC. 202. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL PLAN AND 
                    ANNUAL DISTRICT BUDGET.

  (a) * * *

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  [(i) Reserve.--Beginning with fiscal year 2000, the plan or 
budget submitted pursuant to this Act shall contain 
$150,000,000 for a reserve to be established by the Chief 
Financial Officer for the District of Columbia and the District 
of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance 
Authority: Provided, That the reserve shall only be expended 
according to criteria established by the Chief Financial 
Officer and approved by the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority.]
  (j) Reserve.--
          (1) In general.--Beginning with fiscal year 2000, the 
        financial plans and budgets submitted pursuant to this 
        Act shall contain $150,000,000 for a reserve to be 
        established by the Chief Financial Officer of the 
        District of Columbia and the Authority.
          (2) Expenditure.--The reserve shall only be expended 
        according to criteria established by the Chief 
        Financial Officer and approved by the Authority and the 
        Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives and Senate.

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 SECTION 603 OF THE STUDENT LOAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION REORGANIZATION 
                              ACT OF 1996

SEC. 603. CONNIE LEE PRIVATIZATION.

  (a) * * *

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      (e) Establishment of Account.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Amounts and Proceeds.--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Amounts and proceeds relating to connie 
                lee.--The amounts and proceeds described in 
                subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) shall be used 
                to finance public and public charter elementary 
                and secondary school facility construction and 
                repair within the District of Columbia.

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 SECTION 2408 THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE MERIT 
                         PERSONNEL ACT OF 1978

SEC. 2408. ABOLISHMENT OF POSITIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998.

  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, 
or collective bargaining agreement either in effect or to be 
negotiated while this legislation is in effect for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, [1999] 2000, each agency head is 
authorized, within the agency head's discretion, to identify 
positions for abolishment.
  (b) Prior to February 1, [1999] 2000, each personnel 
authority (other than a personnel authority of an agency which 
is subject to a management reform plan under subtitle B of 
title XI of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997) shall make a final 
determination that a position within the personnel authority is 
to be abolished.

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  (i) With respect to agencies which are not subject to a 
management reform plan under subtitle B of title XI of the 
Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the Mayor shall submit to the 
Council a listing of all positions to be abolished by agency 
and responsibility center by March 1, [1999] 2000 or upon the 
delivery of termination notices to individual employees.

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  (k) A personnel authority shall cause a 30-day termination 
notice to be served, no later than September 1, [1999] 2000, on 
any incumbent employee remaining in any position identified to 
be abolished pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

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  SECTION 16 OF THE VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME COMPENSATION ACT OF 1996

  Sec. 16. (a)  * * *

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  (e) All compensation and attorneys' fees awarded under this 
chapter [and administrative costs necessary to carry out this 
chapter] shall be paid from, and subject to, the availability 
of monies in the Fund[.], and no monies in the Fund may be used 
for any other purpose.
  (f) Any unobligated balance existing in the Fund as of the 
end of each fiscal year (beginning with fiscal year 2000) shall 
be transferred to the Treasury of the United States.
  [(f)] (g) The Auditor of the District of Columbia shall 
perform an audit of the Crime Victims Compensation Program that 
operated pursuant to the Victims of Violent Crime Compensation 
Act of 1981, effective April 6, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-100; D.C. Code 
3-401 et seq.), within 30 days of April 9, 1997 and the 
transfer of the Program to the Court. The audit shall include 
the number of claims satisfied in calendar years 1994, 1995, 
and 1996 and the respective amounts awarded; the number and 
status of all pending claims; the remaining unexpended balance 
in the Fund to be transferred to the Court for payment to 
victims and for the administrative costs of the Program; and 
the number of personnel positions and amount of personnel 
funding to be transferred to the Court.

   SECTION 2003 OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCHOOL REFORM ACT OF 1995

SEC. 2003. GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Except as otherwise provided in this title, this title shall 
be effective [during the period] beginning on the date of 
enactment of this Act [and ending 5 years after such date].

                          Full Committee Votes

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(a)(1)(b) of rule 
XIII of the House of Representatives, the results of each roll 
call vote on an amendment or on the motion to report, together 
with the names of those voting for and those voting against, 
are printed below:

                             Rollcall no. 1

    Date: July 20, 1999.
    Measure: District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, FY 2000.
    Motion by: Mr. Moran.
    Description of Motion: To delete language that bans the use 
of funds by District officials or entities to provide 
assistance for any petition drive or civil action which seeks 
to require Congress to provide voting representation in 
Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Results: Rejected 24 yeas to 29 nays.
        Members Voting Yea            Members Voting Nay
Mr. Boyd                            Mr. Aderholt
Mr. Cramer                          Mr. Callahan
Ms. DeLauro                         Mr. Cunningham
Mr. Dicks                           Mr. Dickey
Mr. Dixon                           Mrs. Emerson
Mr. Edwards                         Mr. Frelinghuysen
Mr. Farr                            Ms. Granger
Mr. Hoyer                           Mr. Istook
Mr. Jackson                         Mr. Kingston
Ms. Kaptur                          Mr. Knollenberg
Ms. Kilpatrick                      Mr. Kolbe
Mrs. Lowey                          Mr. Latham
Mrs. Meek                           Mr. Lewis
Mr. Mollohan                        Mr. Miller
Mr. Moran                           Mr. Nethercutt
Mr. Obey                            Mrs. Northup
Mr. Olver                           Mr. Packard
Mr. Pastor                          Mr. Porter
Ms. Pelosi                          Mr. Regula
Mr. Price                           Mr. Rogers
Ms. Roybal-Allard                   Mr. Skeen
Mr. Sabo                            Mr. Sununu
Mr. Serrano                         Mr. Taylor
Mr. Visclosky                       Mr. Tiahrt
                                    Mr. Walsh
                                    Mr. Wamp
                                    Mr. Wicker
                                    Mr. Wolf
                                    Mr. Young
                          Full Committee Votes

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(a)(1)(b) of rule 
XIII of the House of Representatives, the results of each roll 
call vote on an amendment or on the motion to report, together 
with the names of those voting for and those voting against, 
are printed below:

                             rollcall no. 2

    Date: July 20, 1999.
    Measure: District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, FY 2000.
    Motion by: Mr. Mollohan.
    Description of Motion: To amend the Wamp amendment by 
inserting in the language proposed for deletion language 
specifying that the restriction which allows only those inmates 
classified as minimum and/or low security to be transferred to 
privately operated prisons applies only to those inmates 
transferred by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
    Results: Rejected 26 yeas to 26 nays.
        Members Voting Yea            Members Voting Nay
Mr. Boyd                            Mr. Aderholt
Mr. Clyburn                         Mr. Callahan
Mr. Cramer                          Mr. Cunningham
Mr. Dixon                           Mr. Dickey
Mr. Edwards                         Mrs. Emerson
Mr. Farr                            Mr. Frelinghuysen
Mr. Hoyer                           Ms. Granger
Mr. Jackson                         Mr. Hobson
Ms. Kilpatrick                      Mr. Istook
Mrs. Lowey                          Mr. Kingston
Mrs. Meek                           Mr. Knollenberg
Mr. Mollohan                        Mr. Kolbe
Mr. Moran                           Mr. Latham
Mr. Obey                            Mr. Lewis
Mr. Olver                           Mr. Miller
Mr. Pastor                          Mr. Nethercutt
Ms. Pelosi                          Mrs. Northup
Mr. Porter                          Mr. Packard
Mr. Price                           Mr. Regula
Mr. Rogers                          Mr. Skeen
Ms. Roybal-Allard                   Mr. Sununu
Mr. Sabo                            Mr. Taylor
Mr. Serrano                         Mr. Wamp
Mr. Tiahrt                          Mr. Wicker
Mr. Visclosky                       Mr. Wolf
Mr. Walsh                           Mr. Young
                          Full Committee Votes

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(a)(1)(b) of rule 
XIII of the House of Representatives, the results of each roll 
call vote on an amendment or on the motion to report, together 
with the names of those voting for and those voting against, 
are printed below:

                             rollcall no. 3

    Date: July 20, 1999.
    Measure: District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, FY 2000.
    Motion by: Mr. Wamp.
    Description of Motion: To delete language that restricts 
the transfer of District of Columbia felons to privately 
operated prisons to those felons classified as minimum and/or 
low security.
    Results: Adopted 28 yeas to 25 nays.
        Members Voting Yea            Members Voting Nay
Mr. Aderholt                        Mr. Boyd
Mr. Callahan                        Mr. Clyburn
Mr. Cunningham                      Mr. Cramer
Mr. Dickey                          Mr. Dixon
Mrs. Emerson                        Mr. Edwards
Mr. Frelinghuysen                   Mr. Farr
Ms. Granger                         Mr. Hoyer
Mr. Hobson                          Mr. Jackson
Mr. Istook                          Ms. Kaptur
Mr. Kingston                        Ms. Kilpatrick
Mr. Knollenberg                     Mrs. Lowey
Mr. Kolbe                           Mrs. Meek
Mr. Latham                          Mr. Mollohan
Mr. Lewis                           Mr. Obey
Mr. Miller                          Mr. Olver
Mr. Moran                           Mr. Pastor
Mr. Nethercutt                      Ms. Pelosi
Mrs. Northup                        Mr. Porter
Mr. Packard                         Mr. Price
Mr. Regula                          Mr. Rogers
Mr. Skeen                           Ms. Roybal-Allard
Mr. Sununu                          Mr. Sabo
Mr. Taylor                          Mr. Serrano
Mr. Tiahrt                          Mr. Visclosky
Mr. Wamp                            Mr. Walsh
Mr. Wicker
Mr. Wolf
Mr. Young
                          Full Committee Votes

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(a)(1)(b) of rule 
XIII of the House of Representatives, the results of each roll 
call vote on an amendment or on the motion to report, together 
with the names of those voting for and those voting against, 
are printed below:

                             rollcall no. 4

    Date: July 20, 1999.
    Measure: District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, FY 2000.
    Motion by: Mr. Moran.
    Description of Motion: To delete language banning the use 
of Federal and local funds to distribute needles or syringes 
for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug or to pay any 
individual or entity who carries out any such program and to 
insert language retaining the ban only as it applies to 
Federal-only funding for the distribution of needles or 
syringes.
    Results: Adopted 32 yeas to 23 nays.
        Members Voting Yea            Members Voting Nay
Mr. Boyd                            Mr. Aderholt
Mr. Clyburn                         Mr. Blunt
Mr. Cramer                          Mr. Callahan
Ms. DeLauro                         Mr. Cunningham
Mr. Dicks                           Mr. DeLay
Mr. Dixon                           Mr. Dickey
Mr. Edwards                         Mrs. Emerson
Mr. Farr                            Ms. Granger
Mr. Frelinghuysen                   Mr. Istook
Mr. Hobson                          Mr. Knollenberg
Mr. Hoyer                           Mr. Latham
Mr. Jackson                         Mr. Nethercutt
Ms. Kaptur                          Mrs. Northup
Ms. Kilpatrick                      Mr. Packard
Mr. Kolbe                           Mr. Rogers
Mr. Lewis                           Mr. Skeen
Mrs. Lowey                          Mr. Sununu
Mrs. Meek                           Mr. Tiahrt
Mr. Miller                          Mr. Walsh
Mr. Mollohan                        Mr. Wamp
Mr. Moran                           Mr. Wicker
Mr. Murtha                          Mr. Wolf
Mr. Obey                            Mr. Young
Mr. Olver
Mr. Pastor
Ms. Pelosi
Mr. Price
Mr. Regula
Ms. Roybal-Allard
Mr. Sabo
Mr. Serrano
Mr. Visclosky



                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

    The District of Columbia Appropriations Act for Fiscal 2000 
is a vast improvement over the measure this committee approved 
last year. This legislation was drafted in the true spirt of 
bipartisanship, cooperation and candor. We wish to acknowledge 
that Chairman Istook worked hard to familiarize himself and the 
committee with the affairs of the District of Columbia. He met 
on several occasions with Mayor Williams and Members of the 
City Council and toured the District's schools, its low-income 
housing, the courts and administrative offices.
    We applaud the fact that this legislation fully funds the 
consensus budget and the funding level requested by the 
administration. It brings additional federal money to the 
District's aid, providing $20 million for severance pay for the 
Mayor's management initiative, more than $13 million for 
expanded drug treatment programs, $17 million to fund the in-
state tuition benefits initiative and close to $20 million to 
help the Office of Offender Supervision tackle the very serious 
crime problems caused by repeat offenders. It helps address a 
number of city concerns from the operation of the District's 
courts to its infrastructure and transportation needs.
    With all that said, we must still object to a number of 
provisions that are in this legislation. These provisions, 
known collectively as ``riders,'' prohibit or tie the hands of 
District officials and its citizens to carry out and implement 
their own prerogatives. Perhaps when there was a direct federal 
payment to the District's general funds, some could justify 
imposing these restrictions on the District. The last direct 
payment to the District's general funds, however, was in the 
fiscal 1998 appropriation. When combined with federal grant 
assistance, the federal appropriations accounted for more than 
43 percent of the District's budget. Federal funds could co-
mingle with local funds making it difficult to distinguish what 
was funded locally or with federal taxpayer dollars.
    The 1997 Revitalization Act changed all that and eliminated 
the concern that federal funds could co-mingle with local 
initiatives deemed inappropriate by a majority in Congress. The 
1997 Act discontinued the direct federal payment. In return for 
the loss of federal funds, the federal government assumed 
direct financial responsibility for obligations and 
responsibilities traditionally assumed by state governments. 
The proposed fiscal year 2000 budget for the District includes 
no direct federal payment. Instead, the District receives 
direct federal grants identical to those received by most local 
jurisdictions or federal payments to defray the cost of 
governmental functions like corrections and the courts that 
most states assume.
    In this light, including language prohibiting the District 
from implementing local initiatives where no federal funds are 
involved, is an abuse of congressional power. Prohibiting the 
District of Columbia from expending its use of local funds to 
provide abortion services for its low-income residents, support 
its needle exchange program to reduce the spread of AIDS, 
implement its domestic partnership law, seek redress in federal 
court on its voting rights claim, or even count the ballots on 
its medical marijuana referendum are wrong. While these social 
riders are indeed an extension of current law, the context and 
circumstances with which Congress might have justified past 
intervention is now gone with the elimination of the direct 
federal payment. Federal taxpayer funds are no longer involved.
    Therefore, we should no longer concern ourselves with the 
actions of one local jurisdiction unless what we choose to do 
with it is applied equally to all jurisdictions. If a majority 
in Congress can accept the Labor-HHS restriction on abortion as 
a compromise, then this Congress should accept similar language 
restricting just the use of federal funds on these social 
riders.
    We were pleased a majority of the full committee shared 
this perspective and approved two amendments that will permit 
the District to use non-federal funds to count the ballots on 
its referendum on the medicinal use of marijuana and revive its 
needle exchange program. We encourage the House to respect the 
District's right to pursue its own prerogatives with its own 
funds regardless of how members might feel about the merits of 
the specific local initiative. We should refrain from imposing 
any additional restrictions on the District's use of its own 
funds and support possible floor amendments that seek to remove 
those restrictions that still remain.

                                                         Jim Moran.