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106th Congress                                                   Report
  1st Session           HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                106-398

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  MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND 
 STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 
               SEPTEMBER 30, 2000, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

                October 19, 1999.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______


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

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2670]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
2670) ``making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other 
purposes'', having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an 
amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said 
amendment, insert:

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, namely:

                     TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the administration of the 
Department of Justice, $79,328,000, of which not to exceed 
$3,317,000 is for the Facilities Program 2000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 43 
permanent positions and 44 full-time equivalent workyears and 
$8,136,000 shall be expended for the Department Leadership 
Program exclusive of augmentation that occurred in these 
offices in fiscal year 1999: Provided further, That not to 
exceed 41 permanent positions and 48 full-time equivalent 
workyears and $4,811,000 shall be expended for the Offices of 
Legislative Affairs and Public Affairs: Provided further, That 
the latter two aforementioned offices may utilize non-
reimbursable details of career employees within the caps 
described in the aforementioned proviso: Provided further, That 
the Attorney General is authorized to transfer, under such 
terms and conditions as the Attorney General shall specify, 
forfeited real or personal property of limited or marginal 
value, as such value is determined by guidelines established by 
the Attorney General, to a State or local government agency, or 
its designated contractor or transferee, for use to support 
drug abuse treatment, drug and crime prevention and education, 
housing, job skills, and other community-based public health 
and safety programs: Provided further, That any transfer under 
the preceding proviso shall not create or confer any private 
right of action in any person against the United States, and 
shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 605 of this 
Act.


                     joint automated booking system


    For expenses necessary for the nationwide deployment of a 
Joint Automated Booking System, $1,800,000, to remain available 
until expended.


                       narrowband communications


    For the costs of conversion to narrowband communications as 
mandated by section 104 of the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration Organization Act (47 U.S.C. 
903(d)(1)), $10,625,000, to remain available until expended.


                         counterterrorism fund


    For necessary expenses, as determined by the Attorney 
General, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended, to 
reimburse any Department of Justice organization for (1) the 
costs incurred in reestablishing the operational capability of 
an office or facility which has been damaged or destroyed as a 
result of any domestic or international terrorist incident; and 
(2) the costs of providing support to counter, investigate or 
prosecute domestic or international terrorism, including 
payment of rewards in connection with these activities: 
Provided, That any Federal agency may be reimbursed for the 
costs of detaining in foreign countries individuals accused of 
acts of terrorism that violate the laws of the United States: 
Provided further, That funds provided under this paragraph 
shall be available only after the Attorney General notifies the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate in accordance with section 605 of this Act.


               telecommunications carrier compliance fund


    For payments authorized by section 109 of the 
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (47 U.S.C. 
1008), $15,000,000, to remain available until expended.


                   administrative review and appeals


    For expenses necessary for the administration of pardon and 
clemency petitions and immigration related activities, 
$98,136,000.
    In addition, $50,363,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.


                      office of inspector general


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended, $40,275,000; includingnot to exceed $10,000 
to meet unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character, to be 
expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for solely under 
the certificate of, the Attorney General; and for the acquisition, 
lease, maintenance, and operation of motor vehicles, without regard to 
the general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year: 
Provided, That not less than $40,000 shall be transferred to and 
administered by the Department of Justice Wireless Management Office 
for the costs of conversion to narrowband communications and for the 
operations and maintenance of legacy Land Mobile Radio systems.

                    United States Parole Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the United States Parole 
Commission as authorized by law, $7,380,000.

                            Legal Activities


            salaries and expenses, general legal activities


    For expenses necessary for the legal activities of the 
Department of Justice, not otherwise provided for, including 
not to exceed $20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence, to 
be expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for 
solely under the certificate of, the Attorney General; and rent 
of private or Government-owned space in the District of 
Columbia, $346,381,000; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 for 
litigation support contracts shall remain available until 
expended: Provided, That of the funds available in this 
appropriation, not to exceed $36,666,000 shall remain available 
until expended for office automation systems for the legal 
divisions covered by this appropriation, and for the United 
States Attorneys, the Antitrust Division, and offices funded 
through ``Salaries and Expenses'', General Administration: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not to 
exceed $1,000 shall be available to the United States National 
Central Bureau, INTERPOL, for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    In addition, $147,929,000, to be derived from the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund, to remain available until expended 
for such purposes.
     In addition, for reimbursement of expenses of the 
Department of Justice associated with processing cases under 
the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, as amended, 
not to exceed $4,028,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

               salaries and expenses, antitrust division

    For expenses necessary for the enforcement of antitrust and 
kindred laws, $81,850,000: Provided, That, notwithstanding 
section 3302(b) of title 31, United States Code, not to exceed 
$81,850,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees 
collected in fiscal year 2000 for premerger notification 
filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act 
of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18a) shall be retained and used for 
necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That the sum herein 
appropriated from the General Fund shall be reduced as such 
offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2000, so 
as to result in a final fiscal year 2000 appropriation from the 
General Fund estimated at not more than $0.


             salaries and expenses, united states attorneys


    For necessary expenses of the Offices of the United States 
Attorneys, including intergovernmental and cooperative 
agreements, $1,161,957,000; of which not to exceed $2,500,000 
shall be available until September 30, 2001, for (1) training 
personnel in debt collection, (2) locating debtors and their 
property, (3) paying the net costs of selling property, and (4) 
tracking debts owed to the United States Government: Provided, 
That of the total amount appropriated, not to exceed $8,000 
shall be available for official reception and representation 
expenses: Provided further, That not to exceed $10,000,000 of 
those funds available for automated litigation support 
contracts shall remain available until expended: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $2,500,000 for the operationof the 
National Advocacy Center shall remain available until expended: 
Provided further, That not to exceed $1,000,000 shall remain available 
until expended for the expansion of existing Violent Crime Task Forces 
in United States Attorneys Offices into demonstration projects, 
including inter-governmental, inter-local, cooperative, and task-force 
agreements, however denominated, and contracts with State and local 
prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies engaged in the investigation 
and prosecution of violent crimes: Provided further, That, in addition 
to reimbursable full-time equivalent workyears available to the Offices 
of the United States Attorneys, not to exceed 9,120 positions and 9,398 
full-time equivalent workyears shall be supported from the funds 
appropriated in this Act for the United States Attorneys.


                   united states trustee system fund


    For necessary expenses of the United States Trustee 
Program, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 589a(a), $112,775,000, to 
remain available until expended and to be derived from the 
United States Trustee System Fund: Provided, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, deposits to the 
Fund shall be available in such amounts as may be necessary to 
pay refunds due depositors: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, $112,775,000 of 
offsetting collections derived from fees collected pursuant to 
28 U.S.C. 589a(b) shall be retained and used for necessary 
expenses in this appropriation and remain available until 
expended: Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated 
from the Fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections 
are received during fiscal year 2000, so as to result in a 
final fiscal year 2000 appropriation from the Fund estimated at 
$0: Provided further, That 28 U.S.C. 589a is amended by 
striking ``and'' in subsection (b)(7); by striking the period 
in subsection (b)(8) and inserting in lieu thereof ``; and''; 
and by adding a new paragraph as follows: ``(9) interest earned 
on Fund investment.''.


      salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission


    For expenses necessary to carry out the activities of the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, including services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $1,175,000.


         salaries and expenses, united states marshals service


    For necessary expenses of the United States Marshals 
Service; including the acquisition, lease, maintenance, and 
operation of vehicles, and the purchase of passenger motor 
vehicles for police-type use, without regard to the general 
purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year, 
$333,745,000, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 561(i); of which not 
to exceed $6,000 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses; of which not to exceed $4,000,000 for 
development, implementation, maintenance and support, and 
training for an automated prisoner information system shall 
remain available until expended; and of which not less than 
$2,762,000 shall be for the costs of conversion to narrowband 
communications and for the operations and maintenance of legacy 
Land Mobile Radio systems: Provided, That such amount shall be 
transferred to and administered by the Department of Justice 
Wireless Management Office.
    In addition, $209,620,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.


                              construction


    For planning, constructing, renovating, equipping, and 
maintaining United States Marshals Service prisoner-holding 
space in United States courthouses and federal buildings, 
including the renovation and expansion of prisoner movement 
areas, elevators, and sallyports, $6,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.


 justice prisoner and alien transportation system fund, united states 
                            marshals service


    Beginning in fiscal year 2000 and thereafter, payment shall 
be made from the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation 
System Fund for necessary expenses related to the scheduling 
and transportation of United States prisoners and illegal and 
criminal aliens in the custody of the United States Marshals 
Service, as authorized in 18 U.S.C. 4013, including, without 
limitation, salaries and expenses, operations, and the 
acquisition, lease, and maintenance of aircraft and support 
facilities: Provided, That the Fund shall be reimbursed or 
credited with advance payments from amounts available to the 
Department of Justice, other Federal agencies, and other 
sources at rates that will recover the expenses of Fund 
operations, including, without limitation, accrual of annual 
leave and depreciation of plant and equipment of the Fund: 
Provided further, That proceeds from the disposal of Fund 
aircraft shall be credited to the Fund: Provided further, That 
amounts in the Fund shall be available without fiscal year 
limitation, and may be used for operating equipment lease 
agreements that do not exceed 5 years.


                       federal prisoner detention


    For expenses, related to United States prisoners in the 
custody of the United States Marshals Service as authorized in 
18 U.S.C. 4013, but not including expenses otherwise provided 
for in appropriations available to the Attorney General, 
$525,000,000, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 561(i), to remain 
available until expended.


                     fees and expenses of witnesses


    For expenses, mileage, compensation, and per diems of 
witnesses, for expenses of contracts for the procurement and 
supervision of expert witnesses, for private counsel expenses, 
and for per diems in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law, 
including advances, $95,000,000, to remain available until 
expended; of which not to exceed $6,000,000 may be made 
available for planning, construction, renovations, maintenance, 
remodeling, and repair of buildings, and the purchase of 
equipment incident thereto, for protected witness safesites; 
and of which not to exceed $1,000,000 may be made available for 
the purchase and maintenance of armored vehicles for 
transportation of protected witnesses.


           salaries and expenses, community relations service


    For necessary expenses of the Community Relations Service, 
established by title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 
$7,199,000 and, in addition, up to $1,000,000 of funds made 
available to the Department of Justice in this Act may be 
transferred by the Attorney General to this account: Provided, 
That notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon a 
determination by the Attorney General that emergent 
circumstances require additional funding for conflict 
prevention and resolution activities of the Community Relations 
Service, the Attorney General may transfer such amounts to the 
Community Relations Service, from available appropriations for 
the current fiscal year for the Department of Justice, as may 
be necessary to respond to such circumstances: Provided 
further, That any transfer pursuant to the previous proviso 
shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 605 of this 
Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.

                         assets forfeiture fund

    For expenses authorized by 28 U.S.C. 524(c)(1)(A)(ii), (B), 
(F), and (G), as amended, $23,000,000, to be derived from the 
Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund.

                    Radiation Exposure Compensation


                        administrative expenses


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


         payment to radiation exposure compensation trust fund


    For payments to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust 
Fund, $3,200,000.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 interagency crime and drug enforcement


    For necessary expenses for the detection, investigation, 
and prosecution of individuals involved in organized crime drug 
trafficking not otherwise provided for, to include 
intergovernmental agreements with State and local law 
enforcement agencies engaged in the investigation and 
prosecution of individuals involved in organized crime drug 
trafficking, $316,792,000, of which $50,000,000 shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That any amounts obligated 
from appropriations under this heading may be used under 
authorities available to the organizations reimbursed from this 
appropriation: Provided further, That any unobligated balances 
remaining available at the end of the fiscal year shall revert 
to the Attorney General for reallocation among participating 
organizations in succeeding fiscal years, subject to the 
reprogramming procedures described in section 605 of this Act.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation for detection, investigation, and prosecution of 
crimes against the United States; including purchase for 
police-type use of not to exceed 1,236 passenger motorvehicles, 
of which 1,142 will be for replacement only, without regard to the 
general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year, and hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; acquisition, lease, maintenance, and 
operation of aircraft; and not to exceed $70,000 to meet unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential character, to be expended under the 
direction of, and to be accounted for solely under the certificate of, 
the Attorney General, $2,337,015,000; of which not to exceed 
$50,000,000 for automated data processing and telecommunications and 
technical investigative equipment and not to exceed $1,000,000 for 
undercover operations shall remain available until September 30, 2001; 
of which not less than $292,473,000 shall be for counterterrorism 
investigations, foreign counterintelligence, and other activities 
related to our national security; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 is 
authorized to be made available for making advances for expenses 
arising out of contractual or reimbursable agreements with State and 
local law enforcement agencies while engaged in cooperative activities 
related to violent crime, terrorism, organized crime, and drug 
investigations; and of which not less than $50,000,000 shall be for the 
costs of conversion to narrowband communications, and for the 
operations and maintenance of legacy Land Mobile Radio systems: 
Provided, That such amount shall be transferred to and administered by 
the Department of Justice Wireless Management Office: Provided further, 
That not to exceed $45,000 shall be available for official reception 
and representation expenses: Provided further, That no funds in this 
Act may be used to provide ballistics imaging equipment to any State or 
local authority which has obtained similar equipment through a Federal 
grant or subsidy unless the State or local authority agrees to return 
that equipment or to repay that grant or subsidy to the Federal 
Government.
    In addition, $752,853,000 for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, as authorized by the Violent Crime 
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, as amended, and the 
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.


                              construction


    For necessary expenses to construct or acquire buildings 
and sites by purchase, or as otherwise authorized by law 
(including equipment for such buildings); conversion and 
extension of federally-owned buildings; and preliminary 
planning and design of projects, $1,287,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Drug Enforcement 
Administration, including not to exceed $70,000 to meet 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character, to be 
expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for solely 
under the certificate of, the Attorney General; expenses for 
conducting drug education and training programs, including 
travel and related expenses for participants in such programs 
and the distribution of items of token value that promote the 
goals of such programs; purchase of not to exceed 1,358 
passenger motor vehicles, of which 1,079 will be for 
replacement only, for police-type use without regard to the 
general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year; 
and acquisition, lease, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, 
$933,000,000, of which not to exceed $1,800,000 for research 
shall remain available until expended, and of which not to 
exceed $4,000,000 for purchase of evidence and payments for 
information, not to exceed $10,000,000 for contracting for 
automated data processing and telecommunications equipment, and 
not to exceed $2,000,000 for laboratory equipment, $4,000,000 
for technical equipment, and $2,000,000 for aircraft 
replacement retrofit and parts, shall remain available until 
September 30, 2001; of which not to exceed $50,000 shall be 
available for official reception and representation expenses; 
and of which not less than $20,733,000 shall be for the costs 
of conversion to narrowband communications and for the 
operations and maintenance of legacy Land Mobile Radio systems: 
Provided, That such amount shall be transferred to and 
administered by the Department of Justice Wireless Management 
Office.
    In addition, $343,250,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.


                              construction


    For necessary expenses to construct or acquire buildings 
and sites by purchase, or as otherwise authorized by law 
(including equipment for such buildings); conversion and 
extension of federally-owned buildings; and preliminary 
planning and design of projects, $5,500,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the administration and 
enforcement of the laws relating to immigration, 
naturalization, and alien registration, as follows:


                     enforcement and border affairs


    For salaries and expenses for the Border Patrol program, 
the detention and deportation program, the intelligence 
program, the investigations program, and the inspections 
program, including not to exceed $50,000 to meet unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential character, to be expended under 
the direction of, and to be accounted for solely under the 
certificate of, the Attorney General; purchase for police-type 
use (not to exceed 3,075 passenger motor vehicles, of which 
2,266 are for replacement only), without regard to the general 
purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year, and hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; acquisition, lease, maintenance 
and operation of aircraft; research related to immigration 
enforcement; for protecting and maintaining the integrity of 
the borders of the United States including, without limitation, 
equipping, maintaining, and making improvements to the 
infrastructure; and for the care and housing of Federal 
detainees held in the joint Immigration and Naturalization 
Service and United States Marshals Service's Buffalo Detention 
Facility, $1,107,429,000; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 
shall be available for costs associated with the training 
program for basic officer training, and $5,000,000 is for 
payments or advances arising out of contractual or reimbursable 
agreements with State and local law enforcement agencies while 
engaged in cooperative activities related to immigration; of 
which not to exceed $5,000,000is to fund or reimburse other 
Federal agencies for the costs associated with the care, maintenance, 
and repatriation of smuggled illegal aliens; and of which not less than 
$18,510,000 shall be for the costs of conversion to narrowband 
communications and for the operations and maintenance of legacy Land 
Mobile Radio systems: Provided, That such amount shall be transferred 
to and administered by the Department of Justice Wireless Management 
Office: Provided further, That none of the funds available to the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service shall be available to pay any 
employee overtime pay in an amount in excess of $30,000 during the 
calendar year beginning January 1, 2000: Provided further, That 
uniforms may be purchased without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation for the current fiscal year: Provided further, That none of 
the funds provided in this or any other Act shall be used for the 
continued operation of the San Clemente and Temecula checkpoints unless 
the checkpoints are open and traffic is being checked on a continuous 
24-hour basis.


  citizenship and benefits, immigration support and program direction


    For all programs of the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service not included under the heading ``Enforcement and Border 
Affairs'', $535,011,000, of which not to exceed $400,000 for 
research shall remain available until expended: Provided, That 
not to exceed $5,000 shall be available for official reception 
and representation expenses: Provided further, That the 
Attorney General may transfer any funds appropriated under this 
heading and the heading ``Enforcement and Border Affairs'' 
between said appropriations notwithstanding any percentage 
transfer limitations imposed under this appropriation Act and 
may direct such fees as are collected by the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service to the activities funded under this 
heading and the heading ``Enforcement and Border Affairs'' for 
performance of the functions for which the fees legally may be 
expended: Provided further, That not to exceed 40 permanent 
positions and 40 full-time equivalent workyears and $4,150,000 
shall be expended for the Offices of Legislative Affairs and 
Public Affairs: Provided further, That the latter two 
aforementioned offices shall not be augmented by personnel 
details, temporary transfers of personnel on either a 
reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis, or any other type of 
formal or informal transfer or reimbursement of personnel or 
funds on either a temporary or long-term basis: Provided 
further, That the number of positions filled through non-career 
appointment at the Immigration and Naturalization Service, for 
which funding is provided in this Act or is otherwise made 
available to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, shall 
not exceed 4 permanent positions and 4 full-time equivalent 
workyears: Provided further, That none of the funds available 
to the Immigration and Naturalization Service shall be used to 
pay any employee overtime pay in an amount in excess of $30,000 
during the calendar year beginning January 1, 2000: Provided 
further, That funds may be used, without limitation, for 
equipping, maintaining, and making improvements to the 
infrastructure and the purchase of vehicles for police type use 
within the limits of the Enforcement and Border Affairs 
appropriation: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, during fiscal year 2000, the Attorney 
General is authorized and directed to impose disciplinary 
action, including termination of employment, pursuant to 
policies and procedures applicable to employees of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, for any employee of the Immigration 
and Naturalization Service who violates policies and procedures 
set forth by the Department of Justice relative to the granting 
of citizenship or who willfully deceives the Congress or 
department leadership on any matter.


                    violent crime reduction programs


    In addition, $1,267,225,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund: Provided, That the Attorney General may 
use the transfer authority providedunder the heading 
``Citizenship and Benefits, Immigration Support and Program Direction'' 
to provide funds to any program of the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service that heretofore has been funded by the Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Fund.


                              construction


    For planning, construction, renovation, equipping, and 
maintenance of buildings and facilities necessary for the 
administration and enforcement of the laws relating to 
immigration, naturalization, and alien registration, not 
otherwise provided for, $99,664,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That no funds shall be available for the 
site acquisition, design, or construction of any Border Patrol 
checkpoint in the Tucson sector.

                         Federal Prison System


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the administration, operation, 
and maintenance of Federal penal and correctional institutions, 
including purchase (not to exceed 708, of which 602 are for 
replacement only) and hire of law enforcement and passenger 
motor vehicles, and for the provision of technical assistance 
and advice on corrections related issues to foreign 
governments, $3,089,110,000; of which not less than $500,000 
shall be transferred to and administered by the Department of 
Justice Wireless Management Office for the costs of conversion 
to narrowband communications and for the operations and 
maintenance of legacy Land Mobile Radio systems: Provided, That 
the Attorney General may transfer to the Health Resources and 
Services Administration such amounts as may be necessary for 
direct expenditures by that Administration for medical relief 
for inmates of Federal penal and correctional institutions: 
Provided further, That the Director of the Federal Prison 
System (FPS), where necessary, may enter into contracts with a 
fiscal agent/fiscal intermediary claims processor to determine 
the amounts payable to persons who, on behalf of the FPS, 
furnish health services to individuals committed to the custody 
of the FPS: Provided further, That not to exceed $6,000 shall 
be available for official reception and representation 
expenses: Provided further, That not to exceed $90,000,000 
shall remain available for necessary operations until September 
30, 2001: Provided further, That, of the amounts provided for 
Contract Confinement, not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain 
available until expended to make payments in advance for 
grants, contracts and reimbursable agreements, and other 
expenses authorized by section 501(c) of the Refugee Education 
Assistance Act of 1980, as amended, for the care and security 
in the United States of Cuban and Haitian entrants: Provided 
further, That, notwithstanding section 4(d) of the Service 
Contract Act of 1965 (41 U.S.C. 353(d)), FPS may enter into 
contracts and other agreements with private entities for 
periods of not to exceed 3 years and 7 additional option years 
for the confinement of Federal prisoners.
    In addition, $22,524,000, for such purposes, to remain 
available until expended, to be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.


                        buildings and facilities


    For planning, acquisition of sites and construction of new 
facilities; leasing the Oklahoma City Airport Trust Facility; 
purchase and acquisition of facilities and remodeling, and 
equipping of such facilities for penal and correctional use, 
including all necessary expenses incident thereto, by contract 
or force account; and constructing, remodeling, and equipping 
necessary buildings and facilities at existing penal and 
correctional institutions, including all necessary expenses 
incident thereto, by contract or force account, $556,791,000, 
to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed 
$14,074,000 shall be available to construct areas for inmate 
work programs: Provided, That labor of United States prisoners 
may be used for work performed under this appropriation: 
Provided further, That not to exceed 10 percent of the funds 
appropriated to ``Buildings and Facilities'' in this Act or any 
other Act may be transferred to ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
Federal Prison System, upon notification by the Attorney 
General to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate in compliance with provisions 
set forth in section 605 of this Act.


                federal prison industries, incorporated


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


   limitation on administrative expenses, federal prison industries, 
                              incorporated


    Not to exceed $3,429,000 of the funds of the corporation 
shall be available for its administrative expenses, and for 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, to be computed on an 
accrual basis to be determined in accordance with the 
corporation's current prescribed accounting system, and such 
amounts shall be exclusive of depreciation, payment of claims, 
and expenditures which the said accounting system requires to 
be capitalized or charged to cost of commodities acquired or 
produced, includingselling and shipping expenses, and expenses 
in connection with acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance, 
improvement, protection, or disposition of facilities and other 
property belonging to the corporation or in which it has an interest.

                       Office of Justice Programs


                           justice assistance


    For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other 
assistance authorized by title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (``the 1968 Act''), 
and the Missing Children's Assistance Act, as amended, 
including salaries and expenses in connection therewith, and 
with the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, as amended, 
$155,611,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized 
by section 1001 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and 
Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended by Public Law 102-534 (106 
Stat. 3524).
    In addition, for grants, cooperative agreements, and other 
assistance authorized by sections 819, 821, and 822 of the 
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, 
$152,000,000, to remain available until expended.


               state and local law enforcement assistance


    For assistance authorized by the Violent Crime Control and 
Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as amended 
(``the 1994 Act''), $1,764,500,000 to remain available until 
expended; of which $523,000,000 shall be for Local Law 
Enforcement Block Grants, pursuant to H.R. 728 as passed by the 
House of Representatives on February 14, 1995, except that for 
purposes of this Act, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be 
considered a ``unit of local government'' as well as a 
``State'', for the purposes set forth in paragraphs (A), (B), 
(D), (F), and (I) of section 101(a)(2) of H.R. 728 and for 
establishing crime prevention programs involving cooperation 
between community residents and law enforcement personnel in 
order to control, detect, or investigate crime or the 
prosecution of criminals: Provided, That no funds provided 
under this heading may be used as matching funds for any other 
Federal grant program: Provided further, That $50,000,000 of 
this amount shall be for Boys and Girls Clubs in public housing 
facilities and other areas in cooperation with State and local 
law enforcement: Provided further, That funds may also be used 
to defray the costs of indemnification insurance for law 
enforcement officers: Provided further, That $20,000,000 shall 
be available to carry out section 102(2) of H.R. 728; of which 
$420,000,000 shall be for the State Criminal Alien Assistance 
Program, as authorized by section 242(j) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, as amended of which $686,500,000 shall be for 
Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing 
Incentive Grants pursuant to subtitle A of title II of the 1994 
Act, of which $165,000,000 shall be available for payments to 
States for incarceration of criminal aliens, of which 
$25,000,000 shall be available for the Cooperative Agreement 
Program, and of which $34,000,000 shall be reserved by the 
Attorney General for fiscal year 2000 under section 20109(a) of 
subtitle A of title II of the 1994 Act; of which $130,000,000 
shall be available to carry out section 102 of the Crime 
Identification Technology Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C. 14601), of 
which $35,000,000 is for grants to upgrade criminal records, as 
authorized by section 106(b) of the Brady Handgun Violence 
Prevention Act of 1993, as amended, and section 4(b) of the 
National Child Protection Act of 1993, of which $15,000,000 is 
for the National Institute of Justice to develop school safety 
technologies, and of which $30,000,000 shall be for State and 
local DNA laboratories as authorized by section 1001(a)(22) of 
the 1968 Act, as well as for improvements to the State and 
local forensic laboratory general forensic science capabilities 
and to reduce their DNA convicted offender database sample 
backlog; and of which $5,000,000 shall be for the Tribal Courts 
Initiative.


   violent crime reduction programs, state and local law enforcement 
                               assistance


    For assistance (including amounts for administrative costs 
for management and administration, which amounts shall be 
transferred to and merged with the ``Justice Assistance'' 
account) authorized by the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as amended (``the 
1994 Act''); the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
1968, as amended (``the 1968 Act''); and the Victims of Child 
Abuse Act of 1990, as amended (``the 1990 Act''), 
$1,194,450,000, to remain available until expended, which shall 
be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund; of 
which $552,000,000 shall be for grants, contracts, cooperative 
agreements, and other assistance authorized by part E of title 
I of the 1968 Act, for State and Local Narcotics Control and 
Justice Assistance Improvements, notwithstanding the provisions 
of section 511 of said Act, as authorized by section 1001 of 
title I of said Act, as amended by Public Law 102-534 (106 
Stat. 3524), of which $52,000,000 shall be available to carry 
out the provisions of chapter A of subpart 2 of part E of title 
I of said Act, for discretionary grants under the Edward Byrne 
Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs; 
of which $10,000,000 shall be for the Court Appointed Special 
Advocate Program, as authorized by section 218 of the 1990 Act; 
of which $2,000,000 shall be for Child Abuse Training Programs 
for Judicial Personnel and Practitioners, as authorized by 
section 224 of the 1990 Act; of which $206,750,000 shall be for 
Grants to Combat Violence Against Women, to States, units of 
local government, and Indian tribal governments, as authorized 
by section 1001(a)(18) of the 1968 Act, including $28,000,000 
which shall be used exclusively for the purpose of 
strengthening civil legal assistance programs for victims of 
domestic violence: Provided, That, of these funds, $5,200,000 
shall be provided to the National Institute of Justice for 
research and evaluation of violence against women, $1,196,000 
shall be provided to the Office of the United States Attorney 
for the District of Columbia for domestic violence programs in 
D.C. Superior Court, $10,000,000 which shall be used 
exclusively for violence on college campuses, and $10,000,000 
shall be available to the Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention for the Safe Start Program, to be 
administered as authorized by part C of the Juvenile Justice 
and Delinquency Act of 1974, as amended; of which $34,000,000 
shall be for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies to States, 
units of local government, and Indian tribal governments, as 
authorized by section 1001(a)(19) of the 1968 Act; of which 
$25,000,000 shall be for Rural Domestic Violence and Child 
Abuse Enforcement Assistance Grants, as authorized by section 
40295 of the 1994 Act; of which $5,000,000 shall be for 
training programs to assist probation and parole officers who 
work with released sex offenders, as authorized by section 
40152(c) of the 1994 Act, and for local demonstration projects; 
of which $1,000,000 shall be for grants for televised 
testimony, as authorized by section 1001(a)(7) of the 1968 Act; 
of which $63,000,000 shall be for grants for residential 
substance abuse treatment for State prisoners, as authorized by 
section 1001(a)(17) of the 1968 Act; of which $900,000 shall be 
for the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, as 
authorized by section 240001(c) of the 1994 Act; of which 
$1,300,000 shall be for Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention 
Programs, as authorized by section 220002(h) of the 1994 Act; 
of which $40,000,000 shall be for Drug Courts, as authorized by 
title V of the 1994 Act; of which $1,500,000 shall be for Law 
Enforcement Family Support Programs, as authorized by section 
1001(a)(21) of the 1968 Act; of which $2,000,000 shall be for 
public awareness programs addressing marketing scams aimed at 
senior citizens, as authorized by section 250005(3) of the 1994 
Act; and of which $250,000,000 shall be for Juvenile 
AccountabilityIncentive Block Grants, except that such funds 
shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as set forth in the 
provisions under this heading for this program in Public Law 105-119, 
but all references in such provisions to 1998 shall be deemed to refer 
instead to 2000: Provided further, That funds made available in fiscal 
year 2000 under subpart 1 of part E of title I of the 1968 Act may be 
obligated for programs to assist States in the litigation processing of 
death penalty Federal habeas corpus petitions and for drug testing 
initiatives: Provided further, That, if a unit of local government uses 
any of the funds made available under this title to increase the number 
of law enforcement officers, the unit of local government will achieve 
a net gain in the number of law enforcement officers who perform 
nonadministrative public safety service.


                       weed and seed program fund


    For necessary expenses, including salaries and related 
expenses of the Executive Office for Weed and Seed, to 
implement ``Weed and Seed'' program activities, $33,500,000, to 
remain available until expended, for intergovernmental 
agreements, including grants, cooperative agreements, and 
contracts, with State and local law enforcement agencies 
engaged in the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes 
and drug offenses in ``Weed and Seed'' designated communities, 
and for either reimbursements or transfers to appropriation 
accounts of the Department of Justice and other Federal 
agencies which shall be specified by the Attorney General to 
execute the ``Weed and Seed'' program strategy: Provided, That 
funds designated by Congress through language for other 
Department of Justice appropriation accounts for ``Weed and 
Seed'' program activities shall be managed and executed by the 
Attorney General through the Executive Office for Weed and 
Seed: Provided further, That the Attorney General may direct 
the use of other Department of Justice funds and personnel in 
support of ``Weed and Seed'' program activities only after the 
Attorney General notifies the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate in accordance with 
section 605 of this Act.

                  Community Oriented Policing Services

    For activities authorized by the Violent Crime Control and 
Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322 (``the 1994 
Act'') (including administrative costs), $325,000,000, to 
remain available until expended, including $45,000,000 which 
shall be derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund; 
of which $289,325,000 is for Public Safety and Community 
Policing Grants pursuant to title I of the 1994 Act, of which 
$180,000,000 shall be available for school resource officers; 
and ofwhich $35,675,000 shall be used for policing initiatives 
to combat methamphetamine production and trafficking and to enhance 
policing initiatives in drug ``hot spots'': Provided, That of the 
amount provided for Public Safety and Community Policing Grants, not to 
exceed $17,325,000 shall be expended for program management and 
administration: Provided further, That of the unobligated balances 
available in this program, $210,000,000 shall be used for innovative 
community policing programs, of which $100,000,000 shall be used for a 
law enforcement technology program, $25,000,000 shall be used for the 
Matching Grant Program for Law Enforcement Armor Vests pursuant to 
section 2501 of part Y of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
Act of 1968 (``the 1968 Act''), as amended, $30,000,000 shall be used 
for Police Corps education, training, and service as set forth in 
sections 200101-200113 of the 1994 Act, $40,000,000 shall be available 
to improve tribal law enforcement including equipment and training, and 
$15,000,000 shall be used to combat violence in schools.


                       juvenile justice programs


    For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other 
assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, (``the Act''), including 
salaries and expenses in connection therewith to be transferred 
to and merged with the appropriations for Justice Assistance, 
$269,097,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized 
by section 299 of part I of title II and section 506 of title V 
of the Act, as amended by Public Law 102-586, of which (1) 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, $6,847,000 shall be 
available for expenses authorized by part A of title II of the 
Act, $89,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by 
part B of title II of the Act, and $42,750,000 shall be 
available for expenses authorized by part C of title II of the 
Act: Provided, That $26,500,000 of the amounts provided for 
part B of title II of the Act, as amended, is for the purpose 
of providing additional formula grants under part B to States 
that provide assurances to the Administrator that the State has 
in effect (or will have in effect no later than one year after 
date of application) policies and programs, that ensure that 
juveniles are subject to accountability-based sanctions for 
every act for which they are adjudicated delinquent; (2) 
$12,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by 
sections 281 and 282 of part D of title II of the Act for 
prevention and treatment programs relating to juvenile gangs; 
(3) $10,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by 
section 285 of part E of title II of the Act; (4) $13,500,000 
shall be available for expenses authorized by part G of title 
II of the Act for juvenile mentoring programs; (5) $95,000,000 
shall be available for expenses authorized by title V of the 
Act for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention 
programs; of which $12,500,000 shall be for delinquency 
prevention, control, and system improvement programs for tribal 
youth; of which $25,000,000 shall be available for grants of 
$360,000 to each state and $6,640,000 shall be available for 
discretionary grants to states, for programs and activities to 
enforce state laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages 
to minors or the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages 
by minors, prevention and reduction of consumption of alcoholic 
beverages by minors, and for technical assistance and training; 
and of which $15,000,000 shall be available for the Safe 
Schools Initiative: Provided further, That upon the enactment 
of reauthorization legislation for Juvenile Justice Programs 
under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 
1974, as amended, funding provisions in this Act shall from 
that date be subject to the provisions of that legislation and 
any provisions in this Act that are inconsistent with that 
legislation shall no longer have effect: Provided further, That 
of amounts made available under the Juvenile Justice Programs 
of the Office of Justice Programs to carry out part B (relating 
to Federal Assistance for State and Local Programs), subpart II 
of part C (relating to Special Emphasis Prevention and 
Treatment Programs), part D (relating to Gang-Free Schools and 
Communities and Community-Based Gang Intervention), part E 
(relating to State Challenge Activities), and part G (relating 
to Mentoring) of title II of the Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and to carry out the At-
Risk Children's Program under title V of that Act, not more 
than 10 percent of each such amount may be used for research, 
evaluation, and statistics activities designed to benefit the 
programs or activities authorized under the appropriate part or 
title, and not more than 2 percent of each such amount may be 
used for training and technical assistance activities designed 
to benefit the programs or activities authorized under that 
part or title.
    In addition, for grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, 
and other assistance, $11,000,000 to remain available until 
expended, for developing, testing, and demonstrating programs 
designed to reduce drug use among juveniles.
    In addition, for grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, 
and other assistance authorized by the Victims of Child Abuse 
Act of 1990, as amended, $7,000,000, to remain available until 
expended, as authorized by section 214B of the Act.


                    public safety officers benefits


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

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

    Sec. 101. In addition to amounts otherwise made available 
in this title for official reception and representation 
expenses, a total of not to exceed $45,000 from funds 
appropriated to the Department of Justice in this title shall 
be available to the Attorney General for official reception and 
representation expenses in accordance with distributions, 
procedures, and regulations established by the Attorney 
General.
    Sec. 102. Authorities contained in the Department of 
Justice Appropriation Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1980 
(Public Law 96-132; 93 Stat. 1040 (1979)), as amended, shall 
remain in effect until the termination date of this Act or 
until the effective date of a Department of Justice 
Appropriation Authorization Act, whichever is earlier.
    Sec. 103. None of the funds appropriated by this title 
shall be available to pay for an abortion, except where the 
life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were 
carried to term, or in the case of rape: Provided, That should 
this prohibition be declared unconstitutional by a court of 
competent jurisdiction, this section shall be null and void.
    Sec. 104. None of the funds appropriated under this title 
shall be used to require any person to perform, or facilitate 
in any way the performance of, any abortion.
    Sec. 105. Nothing in the preceding section shall remove the 
obligation of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide 
escort services necessary for a female inmate to receive such 
service outside the Federal facility: Provided, That nothing in 
this section in any way diminishes the effect of section 104 
intended to address the philosophical beliefs of individual 
employees of the Bureau of Prisons.
    Sec. 106. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not 
to exceed $10,000,000 of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used to establish and publicize a program under which 
publicly advertised, extraordinary rewards may be paid, which 
shall not be subject to spending limitations contained in 
sections 3059 and 3072 of title 18, United States Code: 
Provided, That any reward of $100,000 or more, up to a maximum 
of $2,000,000, may not be made without the personal approval of 
the President or the Attorney General and such approval may not 
be delegated.
    Sec. 107. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available for the current fiscal year for the Department of 
Justice in this Act, including those derived from the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund, may be transferred between such 
appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise 
specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 
percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any transfer 
pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of 
funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available 
for obligation except in compliance with the procedures set 
forth in that section.
    Sec. 108. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
for fiscal year 2000, the Assistant Attorney General for the 
Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice--
            (1) may make grants, or enter into cooperative 
        agreements and contracts, for the Office of Justice 
        Programs and the component organizations of that 
        Office; and
            (2) shall have final authority over all grants, 
        cooperative agreements and contracts made, or entered 
        into, for the Office of Justice Programs and 
thecomponent organizations of that Office, except for grants made under 
the provisions of sections 201, 202, 301, and 302 of the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended; and sections 
204(b)(3), 241(e)(1), 243(a)(1), 243(a)(14) and 287A(3) of the Juvenile 
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all 
functions of the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, 
other than those enumerated in the Omnibus Crime Control and 
Safe Streets Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3742 (3) through (6), 
are transferred to the Assistant Attorney General for the 
Office of Justice Programs.
    Sec. 109. Sections 115 and 127 of the Departments of 
Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (as contained in section 
101(b) of division A of Public Law 105-277) shall apply to 
fiscal year 2000 and thereafter.
    Sec. 110. Hereafter, for payments of judgments against the 
United States and compromise settlements of claims in suits 
against the United States arising from the Financial 
Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act and its 
implementation, such sums as may be necessary, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That the foregoing 
authority is available solely for payment of judgments and 
compromise settlements: Provided further, That payment of 
litigation expenses is available under existing authority and 
will continue to be made available as set forth in the 
Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation and the Department of Justice, dated 
October 2, 1998.
    Sec. 111. Section 507 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by adding a new subsection (c) as follows:
    ``(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of title 31, section 
901, the Assistant Attorney General for Administration shall be 
the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Justice.''.
    Sec. 112. Section 3024 of the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 106-31) shall apply for 
fiscal year 2000.
    Sec. 113. Effective 30 days after enactment of this Act, 
section 1930(a)(1) of title 28, United States Code, is amended 
in paragraph (1) by striking ``$130'' and inserting in lieu 
thereof ``$155''; section 589a of title 28, United States Code, 
is amended in subsection (b)(1) by striking ``23.08 percent'' 
and inserting in lieu thereof ``27.42 percent''; and section 
406(b) of Public Law 101-162 (103 Stat. 1016), as amended (28 
U.S.C. 1931 note), is further amended by striking ``30.76 
percent'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``33.87 percent''.
    Sec. 114. Section 4006 of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Attorney General'' and 
        inserting the following: ``(a) In General.--The 
        Attorney General''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Health Care Items and Services.--
            ``(1) In general.--Payment for costs incurred for 
        the provision of health care items and services for 
        individuals in the custody of the United States 
        Marshals Service and the Immigration and Naturalization 
        Service shall not exceed the lesser of the amount that 
        would be paid for the provision of similar health care 
        items and services under--
                    ``(A) the medicare program under title 
                XVIII of the Social Security Act; or
                    ``(B) the medicaid program under title XIX 
                of such Act of the State in which the services 
                were provided.
            ``(2) Full and final payment.--Any payment for a 
        health care item or service made pursuant to this 
        subsection, shall be deemed to be full and final 
        payment.''.
    Sec. 115. (a) None of the funds made available by this or 
any other Act may be used to pay premium pay under title 5, 
United States Code, sections 5542 to 5549, to any individual 
employed as an attorney, including an Assistant United States 
Attorney, in the U.S. Department of Justice for any work 
performed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the 
United States nor any individual or entity acting on its behalf 
shall be liable for premium pay under title 5, United States 
Code, sections 5542 to 5549, for any work performed on or after 
the date of enactment of this Act by any individual employed as 
an attorney in the Department of Justice, including an 
Assistant United States Attorney.
    Sec. 116. Section 113 of the Department of Justice 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (section 101(b) of division A of 
Public Law 105-277), as amended by section 3028 of the 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 
106-31), is further amended by striking the first comma and 
inserting ``for fiscal year 2000 and hereafter,''.
    Sec. 117. Section 203(b)(2)(B) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(2)(B)) is amended to read as 
follows:
                    ``(B)(i) Subject to clause (ii), the 
                Attorney General may, when the Attorney General 
                deems it to be in the national interest, waive 
                the requirements of subparagraph (A) that an 
                alien's services in the sciences, arts, 
                professions, or business be sought by an 
                employer in the United States.
                    ``(ii)(I) The Attorney General shall grant 
                a national interest waiver pursuant to clause 
                (i) on behalf of any alien physician with 
                respect to whom a petition for preference 
                classification has been filed under 
                subparagraph (A) if--
                            ``(aa) the alien physician agrees 
                        to work full time as a physician in an 
                        area or areas designated by the 
                        Secretary of Health and Human Services 
                        as having a shortage of health care 
                        professionals or at a health care 
                        facility under the jurisdiction of the 
                        Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and
                            ``(bb) a Federal agency or a 
                        department of public health in any 
                        State has previously determined that 
                        the alien physician's work in such an 
                        area or at such facility was in the 
                        public interest.
                                    ``(II) No permanent 
                                resident visa may be issued to 
                                an alien physician described in 
                                subclause (I) by the Secretary 
                                of State under section 204(b), 
                                and the Attorney General may 
                                not adjust the status of such 
                                an alien physician from that of 
                                a nonimmigrant alien to that of 
                                a permanent resident alien 
                                under section 245, until such 
                                time as the alien has worked 
                                full time as a physician for an 
                                aggregate of five years (not 
                                including the time served in 
                                the status of an alien 
                                described in section 
                                101(a)(15)(J)), in an area or 
                                areas designated by the 
                                Secretary of Health and Human 
                                Services as having a shortage 
                                of health care professionals or 
                                at a health care facility under 
                                the jurisdiction of the 
                                Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
                                    ``(III) Nothing in this 
                                subparagraph may be construed 
                                to prevent the filing of a 
                                petition with the Attorney 
                                General for classification 
                                under section 204(a), or the 
                                filing of an application for 
                                adjustment of status under 
                                section 245, by an alien 
                                physician described in 
                                subclause (I) prior to the date 
                                by which such alien physician 
                                has completed the service 
                                described in subclause (II).
                                    ``(IV) The requirements of 
                                this subsection do not affect 
                                waivers on behalf of alien 
                                physicians approved under 
                                section 203(b)(2)(B) before the 
                                enactment date of this 
                                subsection. In the case of a 
                                physician for whom an 
                                application for a waiver was 
                                filed under section 
                                203(b)(2)(B) prior to November 
                                1, 1998, the Attorney General 
                                shall grant a national interest 
                                waiver pursuant to section 
                                203(b)(2)(B) except that the 
                                alien is required to have 
                                worked full time as a physician 
                                for an aggregate of three years 
                                (not including time served in 
                                the status of an alien 
                                described in section 
                                101(a)(15)(J)) before a visa 
                                can be issued to the alien 
                                under section 204(b) or the 
                                status of the alien is adjusted 
                                to permanent resident under 
                                section 245.''.
    Sec. 118. Section 286(q)(1)(A) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act of 1953 (8 U.S.C. 1356(q)(1)(A)), as amended, 
is further amended--
            (1) by deleting clause (ii);
            (2) by renumbering clause (iii) as (ii); and
            (3) by striking ``, until September 30, 2000,'' in 
        clause (iv) and renumbering that clause as (iii).
    Sec. 119. Section 1402(d) of the Victims of Crime Act of 
1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601(d)) is amended--
            (a) by striking paragraph (5);
            (b) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as 
        paragraphs (4) and (5), respectively; and
            (c) by adding a new paragraph (3), as follows:
            ``(3) Of the sums remaining in the Fund in any 
        particular fiscal year after compliance with paragraph 
        (2), such sums as may be necessary shall be available 
        for the United States Attorneys Offices to improve 
        services for the benefit of crime victims in the 
        federal criminal justice system.''.
    Sec. 120. Public Law 103-322, the Violent Crime Control and 
Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Subtitle C, Section 210304, Index 
to Facilitate Law Enforcement Exchange of DNA Identification 
Information (42 U.S.C. 14132), is amended as follows:
            (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking the word 
        ``and'';
            (2) in subsection (a)(3), by replacing ``.'' with 
        ``; and'' after the word ``remains''; and
            (3) by inserting new subsection (a)(4) as follows:
            ``(4) analyses of DNA samples voluntarily 
        contributed from relatives of missing persons.''.
    Sec. 121. (a) Subsection (b)(1) of section 227 of the 
Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13032) is amended 
by inserting after ``such facts or circumstances'' the 
following: ``to the Cyber Tip Line at the National Center for 
Missing and Exploited Children, which shall forward that 
report''.
    (b) Subsection (b)(2) of that section is amended by 
striking ``made'' and inserting ``forwarded''.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Justice 
Appropriations Act, 2000''.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

                  Trade and Infrastructure Development

                            RELATED AGENCIES

            Office of the United States Trade Representative


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Office of the United States 
Trade Representative, including the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles and the employment of experts and consultants as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $25,635,000, of which $1,000,000 
shall remain available until expended: Provided, That not to 
exceed $98,000 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                     International Trade Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the International Trade 
Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, and 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed 
$2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, 
$44,495,000, to remain available until expended.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                   International Trade Administration


                     operations and administration


    For necessary expenses for international trade activities 
of the Department of Commerce provided for by law, and engaging 
in trade promotional activities abroad, including expenses of 
grants and cooperative agreements for the purpose of promoting 
exports of United States firms, without regard to 44 U.S.C. 
3702 and 3703; full medical coverage for dependent members of 
immediate families of employees stationed overseas and 
employees temporarily posted overseas; travel and 
transportation of employees of the United States and Foreign 
Commercial Service between two points abroad, without regard to 
49 U.S.C. 1517; employment of Americans and aliens by contract 
for services; rental of space abroad for periods not exceeding 
ten years, and expenses of alteration, repair, or improvement; 
purchase or construction of temporary demountable exhibition 
structures for use abroad; payment of tort claims, in the 
manner authorized in the first paragraph of 28 U.S.C. 2672 when 
such claims arise in foreign countries; not to exceed $327,000 
for official representation expenses abroad; purchase of 
passenger motor vehicles for official use abroad, not to exceed 
$30,000 per vehicle; obtain insurance on official motor 
vehicles; and rent tie lines and teletype equipment, 
$308,503,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$3,000,000 is to be derived from fees to be retained and used 
by the International Trade Administration, notwithstanding 31 
U.S.C. 3302: Provided, That of the $313,503,000 provided for in 
direct obligations (of which $308,503,000 is appropriated from 
the General Fund, $3,000,000 is derived from fee collections, 
and $2,000,000 is derived from unobligated balances and 
deobligations from prior years), $62,376,000 shall be for Trade 
Development, $19,755,000 shall be for Market Access and 
Compliance, $32,473,000 shall be for the Import Administration, 
$186,693,000 shall be for the United States and Foreign 
Commercial Service, and $12,206,000 shall be for Executive 
Direction and Administration: Provided further, That the 
provisions of the first sentence of section 105(f) and all of 
section 108(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange 
Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall apply in 
carrying out these activities without regard to section 5412 of 
the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 
4912); and that for the purpose of this Act, contributions 
under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Act shall include payment for assessments for services 
provided as part of these activities.

                         Export Administration


                     operations and administration


    For necessary expenses for export administration and 
national security activities of the Department of Commerce, 
including costs associated with the performance of export 
administration field activities both domestically and abroad; 
full medical coverage for dependent members of immediate 
families of employees stationed overseas; employment of 
Americans and aliens by contract for services abroad; payment 
of tort claims, in the manner authorized in the first paragraph 
of 28 U.S.C. 2672 when such claims arise in foreign countries; 
not to exceed $15,000 for official representation expenses 
abroad; awards of compensation to informers under the Export 
Administration Act of 1979, and as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 
401(b); purchase of passenger motor vehicles for official use 
and motor vehicles for law enforcement use with special 
requirement vehicles eligible for purchase without regard to 
any price limitation otherwise established by law, $54,038,000, 
to remain available until expended, of which $1,877,000 shall 
be for inspections and other activities related to national 
security: Provided, That the provisions of the first sentence 
of section 105(f)and all of section 108(c) of the Mutual 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 
2458(c)) shall apply in carrying out these activities: Provided 
further, That payments and contributions collected and accepted for 
materials or services provided as part of such activities may be 
retained for use in covering the cost of such activities, and for 
providing information to the public with respect to the export 
administration and national security activities of the Department of 
Commerce and other export control programs of the United States and 
other governments: Provided further, That no funds may be obligated or 
expended for processing licenses for the export of satellites of United 
States origin (including commercial satellites and satellite 
components) to the People's Republic of China, unless, at least 15 days 
in advance, the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate and other appropriate Committees of the 
Congress are notified of such proposed action.

                  Economic Development Administration


                economic development assistance programs


    For grants for economic development assistance as provided 
by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as 
amended, and for trade adjustment assistance, $361,879,000 to 
be made available until expended.


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of administering the economic 
development assistance programs as provided for by law, 
$26,500,000: Provided, That these funds may be used to monitor 
projects approved pursuant to title I of the Public Works 
Employment Act of 1976, as amended, title II of the Trade Act 
of 1974, as amended, and the Community Emergency Drought Relief 
Act of 1977.

                  Minority Business Development Agency

                     minority business development

    For necessary expenses of the Department of Commerce in 
fostering, promoting, and developing minority business 
enterprise, including expenses of grants, contracts, and other 
agreements with public or private organizations, $27,314,000.

                Economic and Information Infrastructure

                   Economic and Statistical Analysis

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses, as authorized by law, of economic 
and statistical analysis programs of the Department of 
Commerce, $49,499,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2001.

                          Bureau of the Census


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for collecting, compiling, 
analyzing, preparing, and publishing statistics, provided for 
by law, $140,000,000.


                     periodic censuses and programs


    For necessary expenses to conduct the decennial census, 
$4,476,253,000 to remain available until expended: of which 
$20,240,000 is for Program Development and Management; of which 
$194,623,000 is for Data Content and Products; of which 
$3,449,952,000 is for Field Data Collection and Support 
Systems; of which $43,663,000 is for Address List Development; 
of which $477,379,000 is for Automated Data Processing and 
Telecommunications Support; of which $15,988,000 is for Testing 
and Evaluation; of which $71,416,000 is for activities related 
to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Pacific Areas; of which 
$199,492,000 is for Marketing, Communications and Partnerships 
activities; and of which $3,500,000 is for the Census 
Monitoring Board, as authorized by section 210 of Public Law 
105-119: Provided, That the entire amount shall be available 
only to the extent that an official budget request, that 
includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an 
emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, asamended, is 
transmitted by the President to the Congress: Provided further, That 
the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.
    In addition, for expenses to collect and publish statistics 
for other periodic censuses and programs provided for by law, 
$142,320,000, to remain available until expended.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses, as provided for by law, of the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), $10,975,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1535(d), the 
Secretary of Commerce shall charge Federal agencies for costs 
incurred in spectrum management, analysis, and operations, and 
related services and such fees shall be retained and used as 
offsetting collections for costs of such spectrum services, to 
remain available until expended: Provided further, That 
hereafter, notwithstanding any other provision of law, NTIA 
shall not authorize spectrum use or provide any spectrum 
functions pursuant to the NTIA Organization Act, 47 U.S.C. 902-
903, to any Federal entity without reimbursement as required by 
NTIA for such spectrum management costs, and Federal entities 
withholding payment of such cost shall not use spectrum: 
Provided further, That the Secretary of Commerce is authorized 
to retain and use as offsetting collections all funds 
transferred, or previously transferred, from other Government 
agencies for all costs incurred in telecommunications research, 
engineering, and related activities by the Institute for 
Telecommunication Sciences of the NTIA, in furtherance of its 
assigned functions under this paragraph, and such funds 
received from other Government agencies shall remain available 
until expended.


    public telecommunications facilities, planning and construction


    For grants authorized by section 392 of the Communications 
Act of 1934, as amended, $26,500,000, to remain available until 
expended as authorized by section 391 of the Act, as amended: 
Provided, That not to exceed $1,800,000 shall be available for 
program administration as authorized by section 391 of the Act: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding the provisions of 
section 391 of the Act, the prior year unobligated balances may 
be made available for grants for projects for which 
applications have been submitted and approved during any fiscal 
year: Provided further, That, hereafter, notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, the Pan-Pacific Education and 
Communication Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program is 
eligible to compete for Public Telecommunications Facilities, 
Planning and Construction funds.


                   information infrastructure grants


    For grants authorized by section 392 of the Communications 
Act of 1934, as amended, $15,500,000, to remain available until 
expended as authorized by section 391 of the Act, as amended: 
Provided, That not to exceed $3,000,000 shall be available for 
program administration and other support activities as 
authorized by section 391: Provided further, That, of the funds 
appropriated herein, not to exceed 5 percent may be available 
for telecommunications research activities for projects related 
directly to the development of a national information 
infrastructure: Provided further, That, notwithstanding the 
requirements of section 392(a) and 392(c) of the Act, these 
funds may be used for the planning and construction of 
telecommunications networks for the provision of educational, 
cultural, health care, public information, public safety, or 
other social services: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, no entity that receives 
telecommunications services at preferential rates under section 
254(h) of the Act (47 U.S.C. 254(h)) or receives assistance 
under the regional information sharing systems grant program of 
the Department of Justiceunder part M of title I of the Omnibus 
Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796h) may use 
funds under a grant under this heading to cover any costs of the entity 
that would otherwise be covered by such preferential rates or such 
assistance, as the case may be.

                      Patent and Trademark Office


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Patent and Trademark Office 
provided for by law, including defense of suits instituted 
against the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, 
$755,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That of this amount, $755,000,000 shall be derived from 
offsetting collections assessed and collected pursuant to 15 
U.S.C. 1113 and 35 U.S.C. 41 and 376, and shall be retained and 
used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided 
further, That the sum herein appropriated from the General Fund 
shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received 
during fiscal year 2000, so as to result in a final fiscal year 
2000 appropriation from the General Fund estimated at $0: 
Provided further, That, during fiscal year 2000, should the 
total amount of offsetting fee collections be less than 
$755,000,000, the total amounts available to the Patent and 
Trademark Office shall be reduced accordingly: Provided 
further, That any amount received in excess of $755,000,000 in 
fiscal year 2000 shall remain available until expended: 
Provided further, That of the amount in excess of $755,000,000 
referred to in the previous proviso, $229,000,000 shall not be 
available for obligation until October 1, 2000: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $116,000,000 from fees collected in 
fiscal year 1999 shall be made available for obligation in 
fiscal year 2000.

                         Science and Technology

                       Technology Administration


       under secretary for technology/office of technology policy


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Under Secretary for 
Technology/Office of Technology Policy, $7,972,000.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology


             scientific and technical research and services


    For necessary expenses of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, $283,132,000, to remain available 
until expended, of which not to exceed $282,000 may be 
transferred to the ``Working Capital Fund''.

                     industrial technology services

    For necessary expenses of the Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, $104,836,000, to remain available until expended.
    In addition, for necessary expenses of the Advanced 
Technology Program of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, $142,600,000, to remain available until expended, 
of which not to exceed $50,700,000 shall be available for the 
award of new grants, and of which not to exceed $500,000 may be 
transferred to the ``Working Capital Fund''.

                  construction of research facilities

    For construction of new research facilities, including 
architectural and engineering design, and for renovation of 
existing facilities, not otherwise provided for the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, as authorized by 15 
U.S.C. 278c-278e, $108,414,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That of the amounts provided under this 
heading, $84,916,000 shall be available for obligation and 
expenditure only after submission of a plan for the expenditure 
of these funds, in accordance with section 605 of this Act.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  operations, research, and facilities


                     (including transfers of funds)


    For necessary expenses of activities authorized by law for 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including 
maintenance, operation, and hire of aircraft; grants, 
contracts, or other payments to nonprofit organizations for the 
purposes of conducting activities pursuant to cooperative 
agreements; and relocation of facilities as authorized by 33 
U.S.C. 883i, $1,658,189,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That fees and donations received by the 
National Ocean Service for the management of the national 
marine sanctuaries may be retained and used for the salaries 
and expenses associated with those activities, notwithstanding 
31 U.S.C. 3302: Provided further, That in addition, $68,000,000 
shall be derived by transfer from the fund entitled ``Promote 
and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to 
American Fisheries'': Provided further, That grants to States 
pursuant to sections 306 and 306A of the Coastal Zone 
Management Act of 1972, as amended, shall not exceed 
$2,000,000: Provided further, That not to exceed $31,439,000 
shall be expended for Executive Direction and Administration, 
which consists of the Offices of the Under Secretary, the 
Executive Secretariat, Policy and Strategic Planning, 
International Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Public Affairs, 
Sustainable Development, the Chief Scientist, and the General 
Counsel: Provided further, That the aforementioned offices, 
excluding the Office of the General Counsel, shall not be 
augmented by personnel details, temporary transfers of 
personnel on either a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis or 
any other type of formal or informal transfer or reimbursement 
of personnel or funds on either a temporary or long-term basis 
above the level of 33 personnel: Provided further, That no 
general administrative charge shall be applied against any 
assigned activity included in this Act and, further, that any 
direct administrative expenses applied against assigned 
activities shall be limited to five percent of the funds 
provided for that assigned activity: Provided further, That of 
the amount made available under this heading for the National 
Marine Fisheries Services Pacific Salmon Treaty Program, 
$5,000,000 is appropriated for a Southern Boundary and 
Transboundary Rivers Restoration Fund, subject to express 
authorization.
    In addition, for necessary retired pay expenses under the 
Retired Serviceman's Family Protection and Survivor Benefits 
Plan, and for payments for medical care of retired personnel 
and their dependents under the Dependents Medical Care Act (10 
U.S.C. ch. 55), such sums as may be necessary.


               procurement, acquisition and construction


                     (including transfers of funds)


    For procurement, acquisition and construction of capital 
assets, including alteration and modification costs, of the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $589,067,000, 
to remain available until expended: Provided, That unexpended 
balances of amounts previously made available in the 
``Operations, Research, and Facilities'' account for activities 
funded under this heading may be transferred to and merged with 
this account, to remain available until expended for the 
purposes for which the funds were originally appropriated.


                    pacific coastal salmon recovery


    For necessary expenses associated with the restoration of 
Pacific salmon populations and the implementation of the 1999 
Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement between the United States and 
Canada, $50,000,000.


                      coastal zone management fund


    Of amounts collected pursuant to section 308 of the Coastal 
Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1456a), not to exceed 
$4,000,000, for purposes set forth in sections 308(b)(2)(A), 
308(b)(2)(B)(v), and 315(e) of such Act.


    promote and develop fishery products and research pertaining to 
                           american fisheries


                       fisheries promotional fund


                              (rescission)


    All unobligated balances available in the Fisheries 
Promotional Fund are rescinded: Provided, That all obligated 
balances are transferred to the ``Operations, Research, and 
Facilities'' account.


                      fishermen's contingency fund


    For carrying out the provisions of title IV of Public Law 
95-372, not to exceed $953,000, to be derived from receipts 
collected pursuant to that Act, to remain available until 
expended.

                     foreign fishing observer fund

    For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the 
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975, as amended (Public Law 
96-339), the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended (Public Law 100-627), and 
the American Fisheries Promotion Act (Public Law 96-561), to be 
derived from the fees imposed under the foreign fishery 
observer program authorized by these Acts, not to exceed 
$189,000, to remain available until expended.


                   fisheries finance program account


    For the cost of direct loans, $338,000, as authorized by 
the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended: Provided, That 
such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall 
be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974: Provided further, That none of the funds made available 
under this heading may be used for direct loans for any new 
fishing vessel that will increase the harvesting capacity in 
any United States fishery.

                         General Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the general administration of 
the Department of Commerce provided for by law, including not 
to exceed $3,000 for official entertainment, $31,500,000.


                      office of inspector general


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1-11 as amended by Public Law 
100-504), $20,000,000.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

    Sec. 201. During the current fiscal year, applicable 
appropriations and funds made available to the Department of 
Commerce by this Act shall be available for the activities 
specified in the Act of October 26, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 1514), to 
the extent and in the manner prescribed by the Act, and, 
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3324, may be used for advanced 
payments not otherwise authorized only upon the certification 
of officials designated by the Secretary of Commerce that such 
payments are in the public interest.
    Sec. 202. During the current fiscal year, appropriations 
made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act for 
salaries and expenses shall be available for hire of passenger 
motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and uniforms or 
allowances therefore, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-
5902).
    Sec. 203. None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used to support the hurricane reconnaissance aircraft and 
activities that are under the control of the United States Air 
Force or the United States Air Force Reserve.
    Sec. 204. None of the funds provided in this or any 
previous Act, or hereinafter made available to the Department 
of Commerce, shall be available to reimburse the Unemployment 
Trust Fund or any other fund or account of the Treasury to pay 
for any expenses authorized by section 8501 of title 5, United 
States Code, for services performed by individuals appointed to 
temporary positions within the Bureau of the Census for 
purposes relating to the decennial censuses of population.
    Sec. 205. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available for the current fiscal year for the Department of 
Commerce in this Act may be transferred between such 
appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by 
more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any 
transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
    Sec. 206. (a) Should legislation be enacted to dismantle or 
reorganize the Department of Commerce, or any portion thereof, 
the Secretary of Commerce, no later than 90 days thereafter, 
shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate a plan for transferring funds 
provided in this Act to the appropriate successor 
organizations: Provided, That the plan shall include a proposal 
for transferring or rescinding funds appropriated herein for 
agencies or programs terminated under such legislation: 
Provided further, That such plan shall be transmitted in 
accordance with section 605 of this Act.
    (b) The Secretary of Commerce or the appropriate head of 
any successor organization(s) may use any available funds to 
carry out legislation dismantling or reorganizing the 
Department of Commerce, or any portion thereof, to cover the 
costs of actions relating to the abolishment, reorganization, 
or transfer of functions and any related personnel action, 
including voluntary separation incentives if authorized by such 
legislation: Provided, That the authority to transfer funds 
between appropriations accounts that may be necessary to carry 
out this section is provided in addition to authorities 
included under section 205 of this Act: Provided further, That 
use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
    Sec. 207. Any costs incurred by a Department or agency 
funded under this title resulting from personnel actions taken 
in response to funding reductions included in this title or 
from actions taken for the care and protection of loan 
collateral or grant property shall be absorbed within the total 
budgetary resources available to such Department or agency: 
Provided, That the authority to transfer funds between 
appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this 
section is provided in addition to authorities included 
elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of funds to 
carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of 
funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available 
for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the 
procedures set forth in that section.
    Sec. 208. The Secretary of Commerce may award contracts for 
hydrographic, geodetic, and photogrammetric surveying and 
mapping services in accordance with title IX of the Federal 
Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 541 
et seq.).
    Sec. 209. The Secretary of Commerce may use the Commerce 
franchise fund for expenses and equipment necessary for the 
maintenance and operation of such administrative services as 
the Secretary determines may be performed more advantageously 
as central services, pursuant to section 403 of Public Law 103-
356: Provided, That any inventories, equipment, and other 
assets pertaining to the services to be provided by such fund, 
either on hand or on order, less the related liabilities or 
unpaid obligations, and any appropriations made for the purpose 
of providing capital shall be used to capitalize such fund: 
Provided further, That such fund shall be paid in advance from 
funds available to the Department and other Federal agencies 
for which such centralized services are performed, at rates 
which will return in full all expenses of operation, including 
accrued leave, depreciation of fund plant and equipment, 
amortization of automated data processing (ADP) software and 
systems (either acquired or donated), and an amount necessary 
to maintain a reasonable operating reserve, as determined by 
the Secretary: Provided further, That such fund shall provide 
services on a competitive basis: Provided further, That an 
amount not to exceed 4 percent of the total annual income to 
such fund may be retained in the fund for fiscal year 2000 and 
each fiscal year thereafter, to remain available until 
expended, to be used for the acquisition of capital equipment, 
and for the improvement and implementation of Department 
financial management, ADP, and other support systems: Provided 
further, That such amounts retained in the fund for fiscal year 
2000 and each fiscal year thereafter shall be available for 
obligation and expenditure only in accordance with section 605 
of this Act: Provided further, That no later than 30 days after 
the end of each fiscal year, amounts in excess of this reserve 
limitation shall be deposited as miscellaneous receipts in the 
Treasury: Provided further, That such franchise fund pilot 
program shall terminate pursuant to section 403(f) of Public 
Law 103-356.
    Sec. 210. Section 302(a)(1)(A) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
1852(a)(1)(A)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``17'' and inserting ``18''; and
            (2) by striking ``11'' and inserting ``12''.
    Sec. 211. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of 
the amounts made available elsewhere in this title to the 
``National Institute of Standards and Technology, Construction 
of Research Facilities'', $2,000,000 is appropriated to the 
Institute at Saint Anselm College, $700,000 is appropriated to 
the New Hampshire State Library, and $9,000,000 is appropriated 
to fund a cooperative agreement with the Medical University of 
South Carolina.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Commerce and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000''.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the operation of the Supreme 
Court, as required by law, excluding care of the building and 
grounds, including purchase or hire, driving, maintenance, and 
operation of an automobile for the Chief Justice, not to exceed 
$10,000 for the purpose of transporting Associate Justices, and 
hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 
1343 and 1344; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; and for miscellaneous expenses, to be 
expended as the Chief Justice may approve, $35,492,000.

                    care of the building and grounds

    For such expenditures as may be necessary to enable the 
Architect of the Capitol to carry out the duties imposed upon 
the Architect by the Act approved May 7, 1934 (40 U.S.C. 13a-
13b), $8,002,000, of which $5,101,000 shall remain available 
until expended.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries of the chief judge, judges, and other officers 
and employees, and for necessary expenses of the court, as 
authorized by law, $16,797,000.

               United States Court of International Trade

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries of the chief judge and eight judges, salaries 
of the officers and employees of the court, services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and necessary expenses of the 
court, as authorized by law, $11,957,000.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

                         salaries and expenses

    For the salaries of circuit and district judges (including 
judges of the territorial courts of the United States), 
justices and judges retired from office or from regular active 
service, judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 
bankruptcy judges, magistrate judges, and all other officers 
and employees of the Federal Judiciary not otherwise 
specifically provided for, and necessary expenses of the 
courts, as authorized by law, $2,958,138,000 (including the 
purchase of firearms and ammunition); of which not to exceed 
$13,454,000 shall remain available until expended for space 
alteration projects; and of which not to exceed $10,000,000 
shall remain available until expended for furniture and 
furnishings related to new space alteration and construction 
projects.
    In addition, for activities of the Federal Judiciary as 
authorized by law, $156,539,000, to remain available until 
expended, which shall be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, as authorized by section 190001(a) of 
Public Law 103-322, and sections 818 and 823 of Public Law 104-
132.
    In addition, for expenses of the United States Court of 
Federal Claims associated with processing cases under the 
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, not to exceed 
$2,515,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Trust Fund.

                           defender services

    For the operation of Federal Public Defender and Community 
Defender organizations; the compensation and reimbursement of 
expenses of attorneys appointed to represent persons under the 
Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as amended; the compensation and 
reimbursement of expenses of persons furnishing investigative, 
expert and other services under the Criminal Justice Act (18 
U.S.C. 3006A(e)); the compensation (in accordance with Criminal 
Justice Act maximums) and reimbursement of expenses of 
attorneys appointed to assist the court in criminal cases where 
the defendant has waived representation by counsel; the 
compensation and reimbursement of travel expenses of guardians 
ad litem acting on behalf of financially eligible minor or 
incompetent offenders in connection with transfers from the 
United States to foreign countries with which the United States 
has a treaty for the execution of penal sentences; and the 
compensation of attorneys appointed to represent jurors in 
civil actions for the protection of their employment, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1875(d), $358,848,000, to remain 
available until expended as authorized by 18 U.S.C. 3006A(i).
    In addition, for activities of the Federal Judiciary as 
authorized by law, $26,247,000, to remain available until 
expended, which shall be derived from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund, as authorized by section 19001(a) of 
Public Law 103-322, and sections 818 and 823 of Public Law 104-
132.

                    fees of jurors and commissioners

    For fees and expenses of jurors as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 
1871 and 1876; compensation of jury commissioners as authorized 
by 28 U.S.C. 1863; and compensation of commissioners appointed 
in condemnation cases pursuant to rule 71A(h) of the Federal 
Rules of Civil Procedure (28 U.S.C. Appendix Rule 71A(h)), 
$60,918,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
the compensation of land commissioners shall not exceed the 
daily equivalent of the highest rate payable under section 5332 
of title 5, United States Code.

                             court security

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, 
incident to the procurement, installation, and maintenance of 
security equipment and protective services for the United 
States Courts in courtrooms and adjacent areas, including 
building ingress-egress control, inspection of packages, 
directed security patrols, and other similar activities as 
authorized by section 1010 of the Judicial Improvement and 
Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100-702), $193,028,000, of 
which not to exceed $10,000,000 shall remain available until 
expended for security systems, to be expended directly or 
transferred to the United States Marshals Service, which shall 
be responsible for administering elements of the Judicial 
Security Program consistent with standards or guidelines agreed 
to by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United 
States Courts and the Attorney General.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts as authorized by law, including travel as 
authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1345, hire of a passenger motor vehicle 
as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b), advertising and rent in the 
District of Columbia and elsewhere, $55,000,000, of which not 
to exceed $8,500 is authorized for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Federal Judicial Center, as 
authorized by Public Law 90-219, $18,000,000; of which 
$1,800,000 shall remain available through September 30, 2001, 
to provide education and training to Federal court personnel; 
and of which not to exceed$1,000 is authorized for official 
reception and representation expenses.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    payment to judiciary trust funds


    For payment to the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 377(o), $29,500,000; to the Judicial 
Survivors' Annuities Fund, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 376(c), 
$8,000,000; and to the United States Court of Federal Claims 
Judges' Retirement Fund, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 178(l), 
$2,200,000.

                  United States Sentencing Commission

                         salaries and expenses

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

                   General Provisions--The Judiciary

    Sec. 301. Appropriations and authorizations made in this 
title which are available for salaries and expenses shall be 
available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Sec. 302. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available for the current fiscal year for the Judiciary in this 
Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such 
appropriation, except ``Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
Other Judicial Services, Defender Services'' and ``Courts of 
Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Fees of 
Jurors and Commissioners'', shall be increased by more than 10 
percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any transfer 
pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of 
funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available 
for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the 
procedures set forth in that section.
    Sec. 303. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
salaries and expenses appropriation for district courts, courts 
of appeals, and other judicial services shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses of the Judicial 
Conference of the United States: Provided, That such available 
funds shall not exceed $11,000 and shall be administered by the 
Director of the Administrative Office of the United States 
Courts in the capacity as Secretary of the Judicial Conference.
    Sec. 304. Pursuant to section 140 of Public Law 97-92, 
Justices and judges of the United States are authorized during 
fiscal year 2000, to receive a salary adjustment in accordance 
with 28 U.S.C. 461: Provided, That $9,611,000 is appropriated 
for salary adjustments pursuant to this section and such funds 
shall be transferred to and merged with appropriations in title 
III of this Act.
    Sec. 305. Section 604(a)(5) of title 28, United States 
Code, is amended by adding before the semicolon at the end 
thereof the following: ``, and, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, pay on behalf of justices and judges of the 
United States appointed to hold office during good behavior, 
aged 65 or over, any increases in the cost of Federal 
Employees' Group Life Insurance imposed after April 24, 1999, 
including any expenses generated by such payments, as 
authorized by the Judicial Conference of the United States''.
    Sec. 306. The second paragraph of section 112(c) of title 
28, United States Code, is amended to read ``Court for the 
Eastern District shall be held at Brooklyn, Hauppauge, 
Hempstead (including the village of Uniondale), and Central 
Islip.''.
    Sec. 307. Pursuant to the requirements of section 156(d) of 
title 28, United States Code, Congress hereby approves the 
consolidation of the Office of the Bankruptcy Clerk with the 
Office of the District Clerk of Court in the Southern District 
of West Virginia.
    Sec. 308. (a) In General.--Section 3006A(d)(4)(D)(vi) of 
title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after the 
word ``require'' the following: ``, except that the amount of 
the fees shall not be considered a reason justifying any 
limited disclosure under section 3006A(d)(4) of title 18, 
United States Code''.
    (b) Effective Date.--This section shall apply to all 
disclosures made under section 3006A(d) of title 18, United 
States Code, related to any criminal trial or appeal involving 
a sentence of death where the underlying alleged criminal 
conduct took place on or after April 19, 1995.
    Sec. 309. (a) The President shall appoint, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) three additional district judges for the 
        district of Arizona;
            (2) four additional district judges for the middle 
        district of Florida; and
            (3) two additional district judges for the district 
        of Nevada.
    (b) In order that the table contained in section 133 of 
title 28, United States Code, will reflect the changes in the 
total number of permanent district judgeships authorized as a 
result of subsection (a) of this section--
            (1) the item relating to Arizona in such table is 
        amended to read as follows:

``Arizona......................................................... 11'';
            (2) the item relating to Florida in such table is 
        amended to read as follows:

``Florida:
    Northern......................................................    4 
    Middle........................................................   15 
    Southern...................................................... 16'';

            and
            (3) the item relating to Nevada in such table is 
        amended to read as follows:

``Nevada..........................................................  6''.

    (c) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as 
may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, 
including such sums as may be necessary to provide appropriate 
space and facilities for the judicial positions created by this 
section.
    This title may be cited as ``The Judiciary Appropriations 
Act, 2000''.

            TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    diplomatic and consular programs


    For necessary expenses of the Department of State and the 
Foreign Service not otherwise provided for, including expenses 
authorized by the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 
1956, as amended, the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange 
Act of 1961, as amended, and the United States Information and 
Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended, including 
employment, without regard to civil service and classification 
laws, of persons on a temporary basis (not to exceed $700,000 
of this appropriation), as authorized by section 801 of such 
Act; expenses authorized by section 9 of the Act of August 31, 
1964, as amended; representation to certain international 
organizations in which the United States participates pursuant 
to treaties, ratified pursuant to the advice and consent of the 
Senate, or specific Acts of Congress; arms control, 
nonproliferation and disarmanent activities as authorized by 
the Arms Control and Disarmament Act of September 26, 1961, as 
amended; acquisition by exchange or purchase of passenger motor 
vehicles as authorized by law; and for expenses of general 
administration, $2,522,825,000: Provided, That, of the amount 
made available under this heading, not to exceed $4,000,000 may 
be transferred to, and merged with, funds in the ``Emergencies 
in the Diplomatic and Consular Service'' appropriations 
account, to be available only for emergency evacuations and 
terrorism rewards: Provided further, That, in fiscal year 2000, 
all receipts collected from individuals for assistance in the 
preparation and filing of an affidavit of support pursuant to 
section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall be 
deposited into this account as an offsetting collection and 
shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That 
of the amount made available under this heading, $236,291,000 
shall be available only for public diplomacy international 
information programs: Provided further, That of the amount made 
available under this heading, $500,000 shall be available only 
for the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade: 
Provided further, That of the amount made available under this 
heading, $2,500,000 shall be available only for overseas 
continuing language education: Provided further, That of the 
amount made available under this heading, not to exceed 
$1,162,000 shall be available for transfer to the Presidential 
Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States: 
Provided further, That any amount transferred pursuant to the 
previous proviso shall not result in a total amount transferred 
to the Commission from all

Federal sources that exceeds the authorized amount: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding section 140(a)(5), and the second 
sentence of section 140(a)(3), of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, fees may be 
collected during fiscal years 2000 and 2001, under the 
authority of section 140(a)(1) of that Act: Provided further, 
That all fees collected under the preceding proviso shall be 
deposited in fiscal years 2000 and 2001 as an offsetting 
collection to appropriations made under this heading to recover 
costs as set forth under section 140(a)(2) of that Act and 
shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That 
of the amount made available under this heading, $5,000,000 is 
appropriated for a Northern Boundary and Transboundary Rivers 
Restoration Fund: Provided further, That of the amount made 
available under this heading, not less than $9,000,000 shall be 
available for the Office of Defense Trade Controls.
    In addition, not to exceed $1,252,000 shall be derived from 
fees collected from other executive agencies for lease or use 
of facilities located at the International Center in accordance 
with section 4 of the International Center Act, as amended; in 
addition, as authorized by section 5 of such Act, $490,000, to 
be derived from the reserve authorized by that section, to be 
used for the purposes set out in that section; in addition, as 
authorized by section 810 of the United States Information and 
Educational Exchange Act, not to exceed $6,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, may be credited to this appropriation 
from fees or other payments received from English teaching, 
library, motion pictures, and publication programs, and from 
fees from educational advising and counseling, and exchange 
visitor programs; and, in addition, not to exceed $15,000, 
which shall be derived from reimbursements, surcharges, and 
fees for use of Blair House facilities in accordance with 
section 46 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 
1956 (22 U.S.C. 2718(a)).
    In addition, for the costs of worldwide security upgrades, 
$254,000,000, to remain available until expended.


                        capital investment fund


    For necessary expenses of the Capital Investment Fund, 
$80,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized 
in Public Law 103-236: Provided, That section 135(e) of Public 
Law 103-236 shall not apply to funds available under this 
heading.


                      office of inspector general


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), $27,495,000, notwithstanding 
section 209(a)(1) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as 
amended (Public Law 96-465), as it relates to post inspections.

               educational and cultural exchange programs

    For expenses of educational and cultural exchange programs, 
as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange 
Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), and 
Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977, as amended (91 Stat. 1636), 
$205,000,000, to remain available until expended as authorized 
by section 105 of such Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455): Provided, 
That not to exceed $800,000, to remain available until 
expended, may be credited to this appropriation from fees or 
other payments received from or in connection with English 
teaching and educational advising and counseling programs as 
authorized by section 810 of the United States Information and 
Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1475e).

                       representation allowances

    For representation allowances as authorized by section 905 
of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended (22 U.S.C. 
4085), $5,850,000.


              protection of foreign missions and officials


    For expenses, not otherwise provided, to enable the 
Secretary of State to provide for extraordinary protective 
services in accordance with the provisions of section 214 of 
the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 
4314) and 3 U.S.C. 208, $8,100,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2001.


           security and maintenance of united states missions


    For necessary expenses for carrying out the Foreign Service 
Buildings Act of 1926, as amended (22 U.S.C. 292-300), 
preserving, maintaining, repairing, and planning for, buildings 
that are owned or directly leased by the Department of State, 
renovating, in addition to funds otherwise available, the Main 
State Building, and carrying out the Diplomatic Security 
Construction Program as authorized by title IV of the Omnibus 
Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 (22 U.S.C. 
4851), $428,561,000, to remain available until expended as 
authorized by section 24(c) of the State Department Basic 
Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2696(c)), of which not to 
exceed $25,000 may be used for representation as authorized by 
section 905 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended (22 
U.S.C. 4085): Provided, That none of the funds appropriated in 
this paragraph shall be available for acquisition of furniture 
and furnishings and generators for other departments and 
agencies.
    In addition, for the costs of worldwide security upgrades, 
$313,617,000, to remain available until expended.


           emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service


    For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary of State to 
meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and 
Consular Service pursuant to the requirement of 31 U.S.C. 
3526(e), and as authorized by section 804(3) of the United 
States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as 
amended, $5,500,000, to remain available until expended as 
authorized by section 24(c) of the State Department Basic 
Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2696(c)), of which not to 
exceed $1,000,000 may be transferred to and merged with the 
Repatriation Loans Program Account, subject to the same terms 
and conditions.


                   repatriation loans program account


    For the cost of direct loans, $593,000, as authorized by 
section 4 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 
(22 U.S.C. 2671): Provided, That such costs, including the cost 
of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. In addition, for 
administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan 
program, $607,000, which may be transferred to and merged with 
the Diplomatic and Consular Programs account under 
Administration of Foreign Affairs.


              payment to the american institute in taiwan


    For necessary expenses to carry out the Taiwan Relations 
Act, Public Law 96-8, $15,375,000.


     payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund


    For payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund, as authorized by law, $128,541,000.

              International Organizations and Conferences


              contributions to international organizations


    For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to meet 
annual obligations of membership in international multilateral 
organizations, pursuant to treaties, ratified pursuant to the 
advice and consent of the Senate, conventions or specific Acts 
of Congress, $885,203,000: Provided, That any payment of 
arrearages under this title shall be directed toward special 
activities that are mutually agreed upon by the United States 
and the respective international organization: Provided 
further, That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph 
shall be available for a United States contribution to an 
international organization for the United States share of 
interest costs made known to the United States Government by 
such organization for loans incurred on or after October 1, 
1984, through external borrowings: Provided further, That, of 
the funds appropriated in this paragraph, $100,000,000 may be 
made available only on a semi-annual basis pursuant to a 
certification by the Secretary of State on a semi-annual basis, 
that the United Nations has taken no action during the 
preceding 6 months to increase funding for any United Nations 
program without identifying an offsetting decrease during that 
6-month period elsewhere in the United Nations budget and cause 
the United Nations to exceed either the reform budget for the 
biennium 1998-1999 of $2,533,000,000 or a zero nominal growth 
budget for the biennium 2000-2001: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated under this paragraph may be obligated and expended 
to pay the full U.S. assessment to the civil budget of the 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


        contributions for international peacekeeping activities


    For necessary expenses to pay assessed and other expenses 
of international peacekeeping activities directed to the 
maintenance or restoration of international peace and security, 
$200,000,000, of which not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2001: Provided, That none of the 
funds made available under this Act shall be obligated or 
expended for any new or expanded United Nations peacekeeping 
mission unless, at least 15 days in advance of voting for the 
new or expanded mission in the United Nations Security Council 
(or in an emergency, as far in advance as is practicable): (1) 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate and other appropriate committees 
of the Congress are notified of the estimated cost and length 
of the mission, the vital national interest that will be 
served, and the planned exit strategy; and (2) a reprogramming 
of funds pursuant to section 605 of this Act is submitted, and 
the procedures therein followed, setting forth the source of 
funds that will be used to pay for the cost of the new or 
expanded mission: Provided further, That funds shall be 
available for peacekeeping expenses only upon a certification 
by the Secretary of State to the appropriate committees of the 
Congress that American manufacturers and suppliers are being 
given opportunities to provide equipment, services, and 
material for United Nations peacekeeping activities equal to 
those being given to foreign manufacturers and suppliers: 
Provided further, That none of the funds made available under 
this heading are available to pay the United States share of 
the cost of court monitoring that is part of any United Nations 
peacekeeping mission.


                           arrearage payments


    For an additional amount for payment of arrearages to meet 
obligations of authorized membership in international 
multilateral organizations, and to pay assessed expenses of 
international peacekeeping activities, $244,000,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds 
appropriated or otherwise made available under this heading for 
payment of arrearages may be obligated or expended unless such 
obligation or expenditure is expressly authorized by the 
enactment of an Act that makes payment of arrearages contingent 
upon United Nations reform: Provided further, That none of the 
funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this 
heading for payment of arrearages may be obligated or expended 
until such time as the share of the total of all assessed 
contributions for any designated specialized agency of the 
United Nations does not exceed 22 percent for any single member 
of the agency, and the designated specialized agencies have 
achieved zero nominal growth in their biennium budgets for 
2000-2001 from the 1998-1999 biennium budget levels of the 
respective agencies: Provided futher, That not to exceed 
$107,000,000, which is owed by the United Nations to the United 
States as a reimbursement, including any reimbursement under 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or the United Nations 
Participation Act of 1945, that was owed to the United States 
before the date of enactment of this Act shall be applied or 
used, without fiscal year limitations, to reduce any amount 
owed by the United States to the United Nations, except that 
any such reduction pursuant to the authority in this paragraph 
shall not be made unless expressly authorized by the enactment 
of an Act that makes payment of arrearages contingent upon 
United Nations reform.

                       International Commissions

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


 international boundary and water commission, united states and mexico


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


                         salaries and expenses


    For salaries and expenses, not otherwise provided for, 
$19,551,000.

                              construction

    For detailed plan preparation and construction of 
authorized projects, $5,939,000, to remain available until 
expended, as authorized by section 24(c) of the State 
Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2696(c)).


              american sections, international commissions


    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for the 
International Joint Commission and the International Boundary 
Commission, United States and Canada, as authorized by treaties 
between the United States and Canada or Great Britain, and for 
the Border Environment Cooperation Commission as authorized by 
Public Law 103-182, $5,733,000, of which not to exceed $9,000 
shall be available for representation expenses incurred by the 
International Joint Commission.


                  international fisheries commissions


    For necessary expenses for international fisheries 
commissions, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by law, 
$15,549,000: Provided, That the United States' share of such 
expenses may be advanced to the respective commissions, 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324.

                                 Other


                     payment to the asia foundation


    For a grant to the Asia Foundation, as authorized by 
section 501 of Public Law 101-246, $8,250,000, to remain 
available until expended, as authorized by section 24(c) of the 
State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 
2696(c)).

           eisenhower exchange fellowship program trust fund

    For necessary expenses of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, 
Incorporated, as authorized by sections 4 and 5 of the 
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990 (20 U.S.C. 5204-
5205), all interest and earnings accruing to the Eisenhower 
Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund on or before September 
30, 2000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
none of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay any 
salary or other compensation, or to enter into any contract 
providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the rate 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376; or for purposes which are not in 
accordance with OMB Circulars A-110 (Uniform Administrative 
Requirements) and A-122 (Cost Principles for Non-profit 
Organizations), including the restrictions on compensation for 
personal services.

                    israeli arab scholarship program

    For necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab Scholarship 
Program as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (22 U.S.C. 2452), 
all interest and earnings accruing to the Israeli Arab 
Scholarship Fund on or before September 30, 2000, to remain 
available until expended.


                            east-west center


    To enable the Secretary of State to provide for carrying 
out the provisions of the Center for Cultural and Technical 
Interchange Between East and West Act of 1960 (22 U.S.C. 2054-
2057), by grant to the Center for Cultural and Technical 
Interchange Between East and West in the State of Hawaii, 
$12,500,000: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated 
herein shall be used to pay any salary, or enter into any 
contract providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the 
rate authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376.


                           north/south center


    To enable the Secretary of State to provide for carrying 
out the provisions of the North/South Center Act of 1991 (22 
U.S.C. 2075), by grant to an educational institution in Florida 
known as the North/South Center, $1,750,000, to remain 
available until expended.


                    national endowment for democracy


    For grants made by the Department of State to the National 
Endowment for Democracy as authorized by the National Endowment 
for Democracy Act, $31,000,000 to remain available until 
expended.

                             RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 international broadcasting operations


    For expenses necessary to enable the Broadcasting Board of 
Governors, as authorized by the United States Information and 
Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended, the United States 
International Broadcasting Act of 1994, as amended, 
Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977, as amended, and the Foreign 
Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, to carry out 
international communication activities, $388,421,000, of which 
not to exceed $16,000 may be used for official receptions 
within the United States as authorized by section 804(3) of 
such Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1747(3)), not to exceed $35,000 may 
be used for representation abroad as authorized by section 302 
of such Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1452) and section 905 of the 
Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4085), and not to exceed 
$39,000 may be used for official reception and representation 
expenses of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; and in addition, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed 
$2,000,000 in receipts from advertising and revenue from 
business ventures, not to exceed $500,000 in receipts from 
cooperating international organizations, and not to exceed 
$1,000,000 in receipts from privatization efforts of the Voice 
of America and the International Broadcasting Bureau, to remain 
available until expended for carrying out authorized purposes.


                          broadcasting to cuba


    For expenses necessary to enable the Broadcasting Board of 
Governors to carry out the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, as 
amended, the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act, and the 
International Broadcasting Act of 1994, and the Foreign Affairs 
Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, including the purchase, 
rent, construction, and improvement of facilities for radio and 
television transmission and reception, and purchase and 
installation of necessary equipment for radio and television 
transmission and reception, $22,095,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That funds may be used to purchase or 
lease, maintain, and operate such aircraft (including 
aerostats) as may be required to house and operate necessary 
television broadcasting equipment.

                   broadcasting capital improvements

    For the purchase, rent, construction, and improvement of 
facilities for radio transmission and reception, and purchase 
and installation of necessary equipment for radio and 
television transmission and reception as authorized by section 
801 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange 
Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1471), $11,258,000, to remain available 
until expended, as authorized by section 704(a) of such Act of 
1948 (22 U.S.C. 1477b(a)).

       General Provisions--Department of State and Related Agency

    Sec. 401. Funds appropriated under this title shall be 
available, except as otherwise provided, for allowances and 
differentials as authorized by subchapter 59 of title 5, United 
States Code; for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and 
hire of passenger transportation pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1343(b).
    Sec. 402. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available for the current fiscal year for the Department of 
State in this Act may be transferred between such 
appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise 
specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 
percent by any such transfers: Provided, That not to exceed 5 
percent of any appropriation made available for the current 
fiscal year for the Broadcasting Board of Governors in this Act 
may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such 
appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall 
be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: 
Provided further, That any transfer pursuant to this section 
shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 
of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in that section.
    Sec. 403. The Secretary of State is authorized to 
administer summer travel and work programs without regard to 
preplacement requirements.
    Sec. 404. Beginning in fiscal year 2000 and thereafter, 
section 410(a) of the Department of State and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105-277, 
shall be in effect.
    Sec. 405. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used by the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of 
Governors to provide equipment, technical support, consulting 
services, or any other form of assistance to the Palestinian 
Broadcasting Corporation.
    Sec. 406. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act or any other Act for fiscal year 2000 or 
any fiscal year thereafter should be obligated or expended for 
the operation of a United States consulate or diplomatic 
facility in Jerusalem unless such consulate or diplomatic 
facility is under the supervision of the United States 
Ambassador to Israel.
    Sec. 407. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act or any other Act for fiscal year 2000 or 
any fiscal year thereafter may be obligated or expended for the 
publication of any official Government document which lists 
countries and their capital cities unless the publication 
identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
    Sec. 408. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this Act for the United Nations may be used by the 
United Nations for the promulgation or enforcement of any 
treaty, resolution, or regulation authorizing the United 
Nations, or any of its specialized agencies or affiliated 
organizations, to tax any aspect of the Internet.
    Sec. 409. Funds appropriated by this Act for the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Department of State may 
be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 313 of the 
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 
1995, section 309(g) of the International Broadcasting Act of 
1994, and section 15 of the State Department Basic Authorities 
Act of 1956.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of State and 
Related Agency Appropriations Act, 2000''.

                       TITLE V--RELATED AGENCIES

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        Maritime Administration

                       maritime security program

    For necessary expenses to maintain and preserve a U.S.-flag 
merchant fleet to serve the national security needs of the 
United States, $96,200,000, to remain available until expended.

                        operations and training

    For necessary expenses of operations and training 
activities authorized by law, $72,073,000.


          maritime guaranteed loan (title xi) program account


    For the cost of guaranteed loans, as authorized by the 
Merchant Marine Act, 1936, $6,000,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That such costs, including the cost 
of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided 
further, That these funds are available to subsidize total loan 
principal, any part of which is to be guaranteed, not to exceed 
$1,000,000,000.
    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
guaranteed loan program, not to exceed $3,809,000, which shall 
be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for 
Operations and Training.


           administrative provisions--maritime administration


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

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

                         salaries and expenses

    For expenses for the Commission for the Preservation of 
America's Heritage Abroad, $490,000, as authorized by section 
1303 of Public Law 99-83.

                       Commission on Civil Rights


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights, 
including hire of passenger motor vehicles, $8,900,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 may be used to employ 
consultants: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to employ in 
excess of four full-time individuals under Schedule C of the 
Excepted Service exclusive of one special assistant for each 
Commissioner: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to reimburse 
Commissioners for more than 75 billable days, with the 
exception of the chairperson, who is permitted 125 billable 
days.

               Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce

                         salaries and expenses

    For the necessary expenses of the Advisory Commission on 
Electronic Commerce, as authorized by Public Law 105-277, 
$1,400,000.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Commission on Security and 
Cooperation in Europe, as authorized by Public Law 94-304, 
$1,182,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 
section 3 of Public Law 99-7.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission as authorized by title VII of the Civil Rights Act 
of 1964, as amended (29 U.S.C. 206(d) and 621-634), the 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights 
Act of 1991, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 
1343(b); non-monetary awards to private citizens; and not to 
exceed $29,000,000 for payments to State and local enforcement 
agencies for services to the Commission pursuant to title VII 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, sections 6 and 14 
of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with 
Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, 
$279,000,000: Provided, That the Commission is authorized to 
make available for official reception and representation 
expenses not to exceed $2,500 from available funds.

                   Federal Communications Commission

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications 
Commission, as authorized by law, including uniforms and 
allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-02; not to 
exceed $600,000 for land and structure; not to exceed $500,000 
for improvement and care of grounds and repair to buildings; 
not to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation 
expenses; purchase (not to exceed 16) and hire of motor 
vehicles; special counsel fees; and services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, $210,000,000, of which not to exceed $300,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2001, for research 
and policy studies: Provided, That $185,754,000 of offsetting 
collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to section 
9 of title I of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and 
shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this 
appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: 
Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated shall be 
reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
fiscal year 2000 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2000 
appropriation estimated at $24,246,000: Provided further, That 
any offsetting collections received in excess of $185,754,000 
in fiscal year 2000 shall remain available until expended, but 
shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 2000.

                      Federal Maritime Commission

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission 
as authorized by section 201(d) of the Merchant Marine Act, 
1936, as amended (46 U.S.C. App. 1111), including services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles 
as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b); and uniforms or allowances 
therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-02, $14,150,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $2,000 shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses.

                        Federal Trade Commission

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Federal Trade Commission, 
including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 5901-5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $2,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses, $104,024,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $300,000 shall be available for 
use to contract with a person or persons for collection 
services in accordancewith the terms of 31 U.S.C. 3718, as 
amended: Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 3302(b) of 
title 31, United States Code, not to exceed $104,024,000 of offsetting 
collections derived from fees collected for premerger notification 
filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 
(15 U.S.C. 18(a)) shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in 
this appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: Provided 
further, That the sum herein appropriated from the General Fund shall 
be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal 
year 2000, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2000 appropriation 
from the General Fund estimated at not more than $0, to remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That none of the funds made 
available to the Federal Trade Commission shall be available for 
obligation for expenses authorized by section 151 of the Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-
242, 105 Stat. 2282-2285).

                       Legal Services Corporation


               payment to the legal services corporation


    For payment to the Legal Services Corporation to carry out 
the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, as 
amended, $300,000,000, of which $289,000,000 is for basic field 
programs and required independent audits; $2,100,000 is for the 
Office of Inspector General, of which such amounts as may be 
necessary may be used to conduct additional audits of 
recipients; and $8,900,000 is for management and 
administration.

          administrative provision--legal services corporation

    None of the funds appropriated in this Act to the Legal 
Services Corporation shall be expended for any purpose 
prohibited or limited by, or contrary to any of the provisions 
of, sections 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 506 of Public Law 
105-119, and all funds appropriated in this Act to the Legal 
Services Corporation shall be subject to the same terms and 
conditions set forth in such sections, except that all 
references in sections 502 and 503 to 1997 and 1998 shall be 
deemed to refer instead to 1999 and 2000, respectively.

                        Marine Mammal Commission

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Marine Mammal Commission as 
authorized by title II of Public Law 92-522, as amended, 
$1,270,000.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the 
District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed $3,000 
for official reception and representation expenses, 
$173,800,000 from fees collected in fiscal year 2000 to remain 
available until expended, and from fees collected in fiscal 
year 1998, $194,000,000, to remain available until expended; of 
which not to exceed $10,000 may be used toward funding a 
permanent secretariat for the International Organization of 
Securities Commissions; and of which not to exceed $100,000 
shall be available for expenses for consultations and meetings 
hosted by the Commission with foreign governmental and other 
regulatory officials, members of their delegations, appropriate 
representatives and staff to exchange views concerning 
developments relating to securities matters, development and 
implementation of cooperation agreements concerning securities 
matters and provision of technical assistance for the 
development of foreign securities markets, such expenses to 
include necessary logistic and administrative expenses and the 
expenses of Commission staff and foreign invitees in attendance 
at such consultations and meetings including: (1) such 
incidental expenses as meals taken in the course of such 
attendance; (2) any travel and transportation to or from such 
meetings; and (3) any other related lodging or subsistence: 
Provided, That fees and charges authorized by sections 6(b)(4) 
of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77f(b)(4)) and 31(d) 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ee(d)) 
shall be credited to this account as offsetting collections.

                     Small Business Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the 
Small Business Administration as authorized by Public Law 105-
135, including hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized 
by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344, and not to exceed $3,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses, $246,300,000: 
Provided, That the Administrator is authorized to charge fees 
to cover the cost of publications developed by the Small 
Business Administration, and certain loan servicing activities: 
Provided further, That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, 
revenues received from all such activities shall be credited to 
this account, to be available for carrying out these purposes 
without further appropriations: Provided further, That 
$84,500,000 shall be available to fund grants for performance 
in fiscal year 2000 or fiscal year 2001 as authorized by 
section 21 of the Small Business Act, as amended.

                      office of inspector general

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), $11,000,000.


                     business loans program account


    For the cost of guaranteed loans, $131,800,000, as 
authorized by 15 U.S.C. 631 note, of which $45,000,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2001: Provided, That such 
costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as 
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
as amended: Provided further, That during fiscal year 2000, 
commitments to guarantee loans under section 503 of the Small 
Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, shall not exceed 
the amount of financings authorized under section 
20(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Small Business Act, as amended: Provided 
further, That during fiscal year 2000, commitments for general 
business loans authorized under section 7(a) of the Small 
Business Act, as amended, shall not exceed $10,000,000,000 
without prior notification of the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and Senate in accordance with 
section 605 ofthis Act: Provided further, That during fiscal 
year 2000, commitments to guarantee loans under section 303(b) of the 
Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, shall not exceed the 
amount of guarantees of debentures authorized under section 
20(e)(1)(C)(ii) of the Small Business Act, as amended.
     In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $129,000,000, which may be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriations for Salaries 
and Expenses.


                     disaster loans program account


    For the cost of direct loans authorized by section 7(b) of 
the Small Business Act, as amended, $119,400,000 to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That such costs, including 
the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in 
section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as 
amended.
    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
direct loan program, $136,000,000, which may be transferred to 
and merged with appropriations for Salaries and Expenses, of 
which $500,000 is for the Office of Inspector General of the 
Small Business Administration for audits and reviews of 
disaster loans and the disaster loan program and shall be 
transferred to and merged with appropriations for the Office of 
Inspector General: Provided, That any amount in excess of 
$20,000,000 to be transferred to and merged with appropriations 
for Salaries and Expenses for indirect administrative expenses 
shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 
of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in that section.

        administrative provision--small business administration

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

                        State Justice Institute


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the State Justice Institute, as 
authorized by the State Justice Institute Authorization Act of 
1992 (Public Law 102-572 (106 Stat. 4515-4516)), $6,850,000, to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 
$2,500 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 601. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not 
authorized by the Congress.
    Sec. 602. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 603. The expenditure of any appropriation under this 
Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts 
where such expenditures are a matter of public record and 
available for public inspection, except where otherwise 
provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order 
issued pursuant to existing law.
    Sec. 604. If any provision of this Act or the application 
of such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held 
invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of each 
provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to 
which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby.
    Sec. 605. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act, or 
provided under previous appropriations Acts tothe agencies 
funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure 
in fiscal year 2000, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of 
the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the 
agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or 
expenditure through a reprogramming of funds which: (1) creates new 
programs; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases 
funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates an office or 
employees; (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or (6) 
contracts out or privatizes any functions, or activities presently 
performed by Federal employees; unless the Appropriations Committees of 
both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such 
reprogramming of funds.
     (b) None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided 
under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by 
this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in 
fiscal year 2000, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury 
of the United States derived by the collection of fees 
available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be 
available for obligation or expenditure for activities, 
programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds in 
excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that: (1) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) 
reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, 
project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as 
approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general savings 
from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in 
existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by 
Congress; unless the Appropriations Committees of both Houses 
of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such 
reprogramming of funds.
    Sec. 606. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used for the construction, repair (other than emergency 
repair), overhaul, conversion, or modernization of vessels for 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 
shipyards located outside of the United States.
    Sec. 607. (a) Purchase of American-Made Equipment and 
Products.--It is the sense of the Congress that, to the 
greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products 
purchased with funds made available in this Act should be 
American-made.
    (b) Notice Requirement.--In providing financial assistance 
to, or entering into any contract with, any entity using funds 
made available in this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to 
the greatest extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a 
notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the 
Congress.
    (c) Prohibition of Contracts With Persons Falsely Labeling 
Products as Made in America.--If it has been finally determined 
by a court or Federal agency that any person intentionally 
affixed a label bearing a ``Made in America'' inscription, or 
any inscription with the same meaning, to any product sold in 
or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United 
States, the person shall be ineligible to receive any contract 
or subcontract made with funds made available in this Act, 
pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility 
procedures described in sections 9.400 through 9.409 of title 
48, Code of Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 608. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used to implement, administer, or enforce any guidelines of 
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission covering harassment 
based on religion, when it is made known to the Federal entity 
or official to which such funds are made available that such 
guidelines do not differ in any respect from the proposed 
guidelines published by the Commission on October 1, 1993 (58 
Fed. Reg. 51266).
    Sec. 609. None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used for any United Nations undertakingwhen it is made known 
to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such 
funds: (1) that the United Nations undertaking is a peacekeeping 
mission; (2) that such undertaking will involve United States Armed 
Forces under the command or operational control of a foreign national; 
and (3) that the President's military advisors have not submitted to 
the President a recommendation that such involvement is in the national 
security interests of the United States and the President has not 
submitted to the Congress such a recommendation.
    Sec. 610. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
made available by this Act shall be expended for any purpose 
for which appropriations are prohibited by section 609 of the 
Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999.
    (b) The requirements in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of 
section 609 of that Act shall continue to apply during fiscal 
year 2000.
    Sec. 611. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not 
more than 20 percent of the amount allocated to any account 
from an appropriation made by this Act that is available for 
obligation only in the current fiscal year may be obligated 
during the last two months of the fiscal year unless the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate are notified prior to such obligation in 
accordance with section 605 of this Act: Provided, That this 
section shall not apply to the obligation of funds under grant 
programs.
    Sec. 612. None of the funds made available in this Act 
shall be used to provide the following amenities or personal 
comforts in the Federal prison system--
            (1) in-cell television viewing except for prisoners 
        who are segregated from the general prison population 
        for their own safety;
            (2) the viewing of R, X, and NC-17 rated movies, 
        through whatever medium presented;
            (3) any instruction (live or through broadcasts) or 
        training equipment for boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, 
        or other martial art, or any bodybuilding or 
        weightlifting equipment of any sort;
            (4) possession of in-cell coffee pots, hot plates 
        or heating elements; or
            (5) the use or possession of any electric or 
        electronic musical instrument.
    Sec. 613. None of the funds made available in title II for 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
under the headings ``Operations, Research, and Facilities'' and 
``Procurement, Acquisition and Construction'' may be used to 
implement sections 603, 604, and 605 of Public Law 102-567: 
Provided, That NOAA may develop a modernization plan for its 
fisheries research vessels that takes fully into account 
opportunities for contracting for fisheries surveys.
    Sec. 614. Any costs incurred by a department or agency 
funded under this Act resulting from personnel actions taken in 
response to funding reductions included in this Act shall be 
absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to such 
department or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer 
funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to 
carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities 
included elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of 
funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
    Sec. 615. None of the funds made available in this Act to 
the Federal Bureau of Prisons may be used to distribute or make 
available any commercially published information or material to 
a prisoner when it is made known to the Federal official having 
authority to obligate or expend such funds that such 
information or material is sexually explicit or features 
nudity.
    Sec. 616. Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the 
heading ``Office of Justice Programs--State and Local Law 
Enforcement Assistance'', not more than 90 percent of the 
amount to be awarded to an entity under the Local Law 
Enforcement Block Grant shall be made available to such an 
entity when it is made known to the Federal official having 
authority to obligate or expend such funds that the entity that 
employs a public safety officer (as such term is defined in 
section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968) does not provide such a public safety 
officer who retires or is separated from service due to injury 
suffered as the direct and proximate result of a personal 
injury sustained in the line of duty while responding to an 
emergency situation or a hot pursuit (as such terms are defined 
by State law) with the same or better level of health insurance 
benefits at the time of retirement or separation as they 
received while on duty.
    Sec. 617. None of the funds provided by this Act shall be 
available to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco 
products, or to seek the reduction or removal by any foreign 
country of restrictions on the marketing of tobacco or tobacco 
products, except for restrictions which are not applied equally 
to all tobacco or tobacco products of the same type.
    Sec. 618. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
made available by this Act shall be expended for any purpose 
for which appropriations are prohibited by section 616 of the 
Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999.
    (b) Subsection (a)(1) of section 616 of that Act is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' after ``Gonzalez''; and
            (2) by inserting before the semicolon at the end of 
        the subsection, ``, Jean-Yvon Toussaint, and Jimmy 
        Lalanne''.
    (c) The requirements in subsections (b) and (c) of section 
616 of that Act shall continue to apply during fiscal year 
2000.
    Sec. 619. None of the funds appropriated pursuant to this 
Act or any other provision of law may be used for (1) the 
implementation of any tax or fee in connection with the 
implementation of 18 U.S.C. 922(t); (2) any system to implement 
18 U.S.C. 922(t) that does not require and result in the 
destruction of any identifying information submitted by or on 
behalf of any person who has been determined not to be 
prohibited from owning a firearm.
    Sec. 620. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
amounts deposited in the Fund established under 42 U.S.C. 10601 
in fiscal year 1999 in excess of $500,000,000 shall not be 
available for obligation until October 1, 2000.
    Sec. 621. None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall 
be used to propose or issue rules, regulations, decrees, or 
orders for the purpose of implementation, or in preparation for 
implementation, of the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted on 
December 11, 1997, in Kyoto, Japan at the Third Conference of 
the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on 
Climate Change, which has not been submitted to the Senate for 
advice and consent to ratification pursuant to article II, 
section 2, clause 2, of the United States Constitution, and 
which has not entered into force pursuant to article 25 of the 
Protocol.
    Sec. 622. For an additional amount for ``Small Business 
Administration, Salaries and Expenses'', $30,000,000, of which 
$2,500,000 shall be available for a grant to the NTTC at 
Wheeling Jesuit University to continue the outreach program to 
assist small business development; $2,000,000 shall be 
available for a grant for Western Carolina University to 
develop a facility to assist in small business and rural 
economic development;$3,000,000 shall be available for a grant 
to the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, to develop a facility; 
$750,000 shall be available for a grant to Soundview Community in 
Action for a technology access and business improvement project; 
$2,500,000 shall be available for a grant for the City of Hazard, 
Kentucky for a Center for Rural Law Enforcement Technology and 
Training; $1,000,000 shall be available for a grant to the State 
University of New York to develop a facility and operate the Institute 
of Entrepreneurship for small business and workforce development; 
$1,000,000 shall be available for a grant for Pikeville College, School 
of Osteopathic Medicine for a telemedicine and medical education 
network; $1,000,000 shall be available for a grant to Operation Hope in 
Maywood, California for a business incubator project; $1,900,000 shall 
be available for a grant to the Southern Kentucky Tourism Development 
Association to develop a facility for regional tourism promotion; 
$1,000,000 shall be available for a grant to the Southern Kentucky 
Economic Development Corporation to support a science and technology 
business loan fund; $500,000 shall be available for a grant for the 
Moundsville Economic Development Council to work in conjunction with 
the Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization for the 
establishment of the National Corrections and Law Enforcement Training 
and Technology Center, and for infrastructure improvements associated 
with this initiative; $8,550,000 shall be available for a grant to 
Somerset Community College to develop a facility to support workforce 
development and skills training; $200,000 shall be available for a 
grant for the Vandalia Heritage Foundation to fulfill its charter 
purposes; $2,000,000 shall be available for a grant for the Illinois 
Coalition to establish and operate a national demonstration project in 
the DuPage County Research Park providing one-stop access for 
technology startup businesses; $200,000 shall be available for a grant 
to Rural Enterprises, Inc., in Durant, Oklahoma to support a resource 
center for rural businesses; $500,000 shall be available for a grant 
for the City of Chicago to establish and operate a program for 
technology-based business growth; $500,000 shall be available for a 
grant for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs to 
develop strategic plans for technology-based business growth; $200,000 
shall be available for a grant to the Long Island Bay Shore Aquarium to 
develop a facility; $150,000 shall be available for a grant to Miami-
Dade Community College for an Entrepreneurial Education Center; 
$300,000 shall be available for a grant for the Western Massachusetts 
Enterprise Fund for a microenterprise loan program; and $250,000 shall 
be available for a grant for the Johnstown Area Regional Industries 
Center to develop a small business incubator facility.
    Sec. 623. (a) Pacific Salmon Restoration Fund.--
            (1) There is hereby established a Pacific Salmon 
        Restoration Fund (hereafter referred to as the 
        ``Fund'') to be held by the Pacific Salmon Commission. 
        The Fund shall be invested in interest bearing 
        accounts, bonds, securities, or other investments in 
        order to achieve the highest annual yield consistent 
        with protecting the principal of the Fund. The Fund 
        shall be subdivided into a Northern Boundary Fund and a 
        Southern Boundary Fund which shall be maintained as 
        separate accounts within the Fund, and which shall 
        receive $5,000,000 and $5,000,000, respectively, of the 
        amounts authorized by this section. Income from 
        investments made pursuant to this paragraph shall be 
        available until expended, without appropriation or 
        fiscal year limitation, for programs and activities 
        relating to salmon restoration and enhancement, salmon 
        research, the conservation of salmon habitat, and 
        implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and related 
        agreements. Amounts provided by grants under this 
        subsectionmay be held in interest bearing accounts 
prior to the disbursement of such funds for program purposes, and any 
interest earned may be retained for program purposes without further 
appropriation. The Fund is subject to the laws governing federal 
appropriations and funds and to unrestricted circulars of the Office of 
Management and Budget. Recipients of amounts from the Fund shall keep 
separate accounts and such records as are reasonably necessary to 
disclose the use of the funds as well as facilitate effective audits.
            (2) Fund Management.--
                    (A) Amounts made available from the 
                Northern Boundary Fund pursuant to paragraph 
                (1) shall be administered by a Northern 
                Boundary Committee, which shall be comprised of 
                three representatives of the Government of 
                Canada, and three representatives of the United 
                States. The three U.S. representatives shall be 
                the United States Commissioner and Alternate 
                Commissioner appointed (or designated) from a 
                list submitted by the Governor of Alaska for 
                appointment to the Pacific Salmon Commission 
                and the Regional Administrator of the National 
                Marine Fisheries Service for the Alaska Region. 
                Only programs and activities consistent with 
                the purposes in paragraph (1) which affect the 
                geographic area from Cape Caution, Canada to 
                Cape Suckling, Alaska may be approved for 
                funding by the Northern Boundary Committee.
                    (B) Amounts made available from the 
                Southern Boundary Fund pursuant to paragraph 
                (1) shall be administered by a Southern 
                Boundary Committee, which shall be comprised of 
                three representatives of Canada and three 
                representatives of the United States. The 
                United States representatives shall be 
                appointed by the Secretary of Commerce: one 
                shall be selected from a list of three 
                qualified individuals submitted by the 
                Governors of the States of Washington and 
                Oregon; one shall be selected from a list of 
                three qualified individuals submitted by the 
                Pacific Coastal tribes (as defined by the 
                Secretary of Commerce); and one shall be the 
                Director of the Northwest Region of the 
                National Marine Fisheries Service. Only 
                programs and activities consistent with the 
                purposes in paragraph (1) which affect the 
                geographic area south of Cape Caution, 
Canadamay be approved for funding by the Southern Boundary Committee.
            (3) If any of the agreements or revised agreements 
        adopted under the June 30, 1999 Agreement of the United 
        States and Canada on the Treaty Between the Government 
        of the United States and the Government of Canada 
        Concerning Pacific Salmon, 1985 (hereafter referred to 
        as the ``1999 Agreement'') expire without being 
        renewed, or if the United States determines that Canada 
        has ceased to apply any such agreements, amounts made 
        available from the Fund may only be used for projects 
        in areas under the jurisdiction of the United States 
        until the United States determines that such agreements 
        or revised agreements are renewed and that the United 
        States and Canada are applying such agreements or 
        revised agreements.
    (b) Pacific Salmon Treaty Implementation.--While the 1999 
Agreement is in effect, the incidental take in Alaska of salmon 
listed under Public Law 93-205, as amended, shall not be 
regulated under such Act. Additionally, the fact that Alaska 
fisheries will be regulated according to the management regimes 
in the 1999 Agreement and not under Public Law 93-205, as 
amended, shall not serve as a basis to impose or enhance any 
restriction under such Act on any other activity.
    (c) Improved Salmon Management.--Section 3(g) of the 
Pacific Salmon Treaty Act of 1985, 16 U.S.C. 3632(g), is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1) by striking ``The'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Except as provided in 
        paragraph (2), the'';
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following 
        new paragraph:
            ``(2) A decision of the United States Section with 
        respect to any salmon fishery, other than a Chinook 
        salmon fishery, which occurs from Cape Caution, Canada 
        to Cape Suckling, Alaska shall be taken upon the 
        affirmative vote of the United States Commissioner 
        appointed from the list submitted by the Governor of 
        Alaska pursuant to subsection (a). A decision of the 
        United States Section with respect to any salmon 
        fishery, other than a Chinook salmon fishery, which 
        occurs south of Cape Caution, Canada shall be taken 
        upon the affirmative vote of both the United States 
        Commissioner appointed from the list submitted by the 
        Governors of Washington and Oregon pursuant to 
        subsection (a) and the United States Commissioner 
        appointed from the list submitted by the treaty Indian 
        tribes of the States of Idaho, Oregon, or Washington 
        pursuant to subsection (a).''; and
            (3) by renumbering the existing paragraphs.
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) For capitalizing the Pacific Salmon Restoration 
        Fund, there is authorized to be appropriated in fiscal 
        year 2000, $10,000,000.
            (2) For salmon habitat restoration, salmon stock 
        enhancement, salmon research, and implementation of the 
        Pacific Salmon treaty and related agreements, there is 
        authorized to be appropriated in fiscal year 2000, 
        $46,000,000 to the States of California, Oregon, 
        Washington, and Alaska. The State of Alaska may 
        allocate a portion of any funds it receives under this 
        subsection to eligible activities outside Alaska.
            (3) For salmon habitat restoration, salmon stock 
        enhancement, salmon research, and implementation of the 
        Pacific Salmon Treaty and related agreements, there is 
        authorized to be appropriated $4,000,000 in fiscal year 
        2000 to the Pacific Coastal tribes (as defined by the 
        Secretary of Commerce).

Funds appropriated to the States under the authority of this 
section shall be subject to a 25 percent non-federalmatch 
requirement. In addition, not more than 3 percent of such funds shall 
be available for administrative expenses, with the exception of funds 
used in Washington State for the Forest and Fish Agreement.
    Sec. 624. Funds made available under Public Law 105-277 for 
costs associated with implementation of the American Fisheries 
Act of 1998 (Division C, title II, of Public Law 105-277) for 
vessel documentation activities shall remain available until 
expended.
    Sec. 625. Effective as of October 1, 1999, section 635 of 
Public Law 106-58 is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(2), by inserting ``the 
        carrier for'' after ``if''; and
            (2) in subsection (c), by inserting ``or otherwise 
        provide for'' after ``to prescribe''.
    Sec. 626. None of the funds made available to the 
Department of Justice in this Act may be used to discriminate 
against, denigrate, or otherwise undermine the religious or 
moral beliefs of students who participate in programs for which 
financial assistance is provided from those funds, or of the 
parents or legal guardians of such students.
    Sec. 627. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall 
be available for the purpose of processing or providing 
immigrant or nonimmigrant visas to citizens, subjects, 
nationals, or residents of countries that the Attorney General 
has determined deny or unreasonably delay accepting the return 
of citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents under section 
243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
    Sec. 628. None of the funds made available to the 
Department of Justice in this Act may be used for the purpose 
of transporting an individual who is a prisoner pursuant to 
conviction for crime under State or Federal law and is 
classified as a maximum or high security prisoner, other than 
to a prison or other facility certified by the Federal Bureau 
of Prisons as appropriately secure for housing such a prisoner.
    Sec. 629. Beginning 60 days from the date of enactment of 
this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act may be made available for the 
participation by delegates of the United States to the Standing 
Consultative Commission unless the President certifies and so 
reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the United 
States Government is not implementing the Memorandum of 
Understanding Relating to the Treaty Between the United States 
of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the 
limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems of May 26, 1972, 
entered into in New York on September 26, 1997, by the United 
States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Ukraine, or until the 
Senate provides its advice and consent to the Memorandum of 
Understanding.
    Sec. 630. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used for any activity in support of adding or maintaining 
any World Heritage Site in the United States on the List of 
World Heritage in Danger as maintained under the Convention 
Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural 
Heritage.

                         TITLE VII--RESCISSIONS

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                   drug diversion control fee account


                              (rescission)


    Amounts otherwise available for obligation in fiscal year 
2000 for the Drug Diversion Control Fee Account are reduced by 
$35,000,000.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service


                       immigration emergency fund


                              (rescission)


    Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$1,137,000 are rescinded.

                 DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 international broadcasting operations


                              (rescission)


    Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$15,516,000 are rescinded.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                     Small Business Administration


                     business loans program account


                              (rescission)


    Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, 
$13,100,000 are rescinded.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2000''.
    And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   Harold Rogers,
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Charles H. Taylor,
                                   Ralph Regula,
                                   Tom Latham,
                                   Dan Miller,
                                   Zach Wamp,
                                   Bill Young,
                                   Jose E. Serrano,
                                   Julian C. Dixon,
                                   Alan Mollohan,
                                   Lucille Roybal-Allard,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Judd Gregg,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Pete Domenici,
                                   Mitch McConnell,
                                   Kay Bailey Hutchison,
                                   Ben Nighthorse Campbell,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Ernest Hollings,
                                   Daniel Inouye,
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski,
                                   Patrick J. Leahy,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.

       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2670) making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and 
State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and the Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report. 
The legislative intent in the House and Senate versions in H.R. 
2670 is set forth in the accompanying House report (H. Rept. 
106-283) and the accompanying Senate report (S. Rept. 106-76).
      Senate amendment: The Senate deleted the entire House 
bill after the enacting clause and inserted the Senate bill. 
The conference agreement includes a revised bill.

                     TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $79,328,000 for General 
Administration as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$82,485,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The conference 
agreement assumes requested increases for reimbursable 
workyears for the Office of Information and Privacy as proposed 
in the House and Senate reports, and for the Justice Management 
Division as proposed in the House report. No additional funding 
has been provided for additional positions for the Office of 
Intelligence and Policy Review.
      Within the total amount provided, the conference 
agreement includes $8,136,000 for the Department Leadership 
Program as proposed in both the House and Senate bills. In 
addition, the conference agreement includes a provision which 
retains the limitation on the Department Leadership Program to 
the level of augmentation that occurred in these offices in 
fiscal year 1999.
      The conference agreement also includes a provision that 
provides 41 permanent positions and 48 full-time equivalent 
workyears and $4,811,000 for the Offices of Legislative Affairs 
and Public Affairs, modified to allow the use of non-
reimbursable career detailees as proposed in the Senate bill. 
The House bill contained a similar provision, but did not allow 
for the use of non-reimbursable detailees.
      The conference agreement includes a provision that 
provides the Attorney General the authority to transfer 
forfeited property of limited value to a State or local 
government or its designee for certain community-based 
programs, subject to reprogramming requirements, as proposed in 
the House bill. The Senate bill did not contain this provision.
      The House report language with respect to the Department 
of Justice's actions to expeditiously protect the 
constitutional rights of all individuals is adopted by 
reference. In addition, the conferees concur with the direction 
included in the House report regarding comprehensive budget and 
financial reviews of Departmental components. The conferees 
expect the Attorney General to complete these reviews no later 
than January 15, 2000, and to provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than February 15, 2000, 
on the results of these reviews and any recommendations for 
improvements in the budget and financial management practices 
of Departmental components.

                     joint automated booking system

      The conference agreement includes $1,800,000 as a 
separate account for the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) 
program, instead of $6,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. 
The House bill did not provide a separate appropriation for 
JABS. A direct appropriation is provided to fund the 
Departmental program office established to run this program. In 
addition, should funding be available from Super Surplus funds 
under the Assets Forfeiture Fund, the Attorney General is 
expected to make available up to $4,800,000 for JABS 
development and deployment activities. The Senate report 
language regarding centralized funding for this program is 
adopted by reference.

                       narrowband communications

      The conference agreement includes $115,941,000 for 
narrowband communications conversion activities, instead of 
$125,370,000 as proposed in the House bill, and $20,000,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. Of this amount, $10,625,000 is 
provided as a direct appropriation, $92,545,000 is provided 
through transfers from Departmental components, and $12,771,000 
is provided from Super Surplus balances in the Assets 
Forfeiture Fund, should funds be available. The Senate bill 
proposed a direct appropriation of $20,000,000, and the House 
bill provided no direct appropriation but instead made funds 
available through transfers from Departmental components and 
Super Surplus balances from the Assets Forfeiture Fund.
      Within the amount provided, $10,625,000 is to support the 
Wireless Management Office (WMO), including systems planning 
and pilot tests, and $105,316,000 is forwireless replacement 
activities, and operations and maintenance of legacy systems. The 
conferees expect the Department of Justice to move forward with the 
Department-wide consolidated, regional, interagency strategy developed 
by the WMO, and have therefore centralized all funding for narrowband 
communications activities under the WMO. The conferees expect the WMO 
to submit to the Committees on Appropriations no later than February 
15, 2000, a status report on implementation of this plan. The 
conference agreement adopts the recommendations included in the House 
and Senate reports regarding the fiscal year 2001 budget submission for 
narrowband activities, and the House report language regarding the 
transfer of unobligated balances to the WMO.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed in the Senate bill allowing funds to be transferred to 
any Department of Justice organization upon approval by the 
Attorney General, subject to reprogramming procedures. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

                         counterterrorism fund

      The conference agreement includes $10,000,000 for the 
Counterterrorism Fund as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$27,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. When combined with 
$22,340,581 in prior year carryover, a total of $32,340,581 
will be available in the Fund in fiscal year 2000 to cover 
unanticipated, extraordinary expenses incurred as a result of a 
terrorist threat or incident. The conferees reiterate the 
concerns expressed in both the House and Senate reports 
regarding the use of the Fund, and expect that the Fund will be 
used only for unanticipated, extraordinary expenses which 
cannot reasonably be accommodated within an agency's regular 
budget. The Attorney General is required to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations in accordance with section 605 of 
this Act, prior to the obligation of any funds from this 
account.
      The conference agreement adopts the direction included in 
the House and Senate reports regarding the National Domestic 
Preparedness Office. The House and Senate report language 
regarding funding for cyberterrorism and related activities, 
and the Senate report language regarding the development of a 
Continuity of Government comprehensive emergency plan is also 
adopted by reference. The Senate report language regarding the 
involvement of State and local governments in the annual update 
of the comprehensive counterterrorism and technology crime plan 
is adopted by reference.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed in the Senate bill allowing the Fund to be used for 
the costs of conducting assessments of Federal agencies and 
facilities. The House bill did not contain this provision.

               telecommunications carrier compliance fund

      The conference agreement includes $15,000,000, as 
proposed in both the House and Senate bills, for the 
Telecommunications Carrier Compliance program to reimburse 
equipment manufacturers and telecommunications carriers and 
providers of telecommunications services for implementation of 
the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 
(CALEA).

                   administrative review and appeals

      The conference agreement includes $148,499,000 for 
Administrative Review and Appeals, instead of $134,563,000 as 
proposed in the House bill and $89,978,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill, of which $50,363,000 is provided from the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund. Of the total amount provided, 
$146,899,000 is for the Executive Office for Immigration Review 
(EOIR) and $1,600,000 is for the Office of the Pardon Attorney.
      The conferees direct the Executive Office for Immigration 
Review to provide the following: (1) beginning on March 1, 
2000, semiannual reports on the number of immigration judges 
and Board of Immigration Appeals members; the number of cases 
pending and the number of cases completed before each body for 
each 6-month period;and the number of cases completed by type 
of completion (order of removal, termination, administratively closed, 
or relief granted) for those cases in each 6-month period; and (2) by 
April 1, 2000, a report, which should include consultation with the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service and the private bar, on the 
feasibility of electronic filing of documents, such as Notices to 
Appear, applications for relief, Notices of Appeal, and briefs, with 
the Offices of Immigration Judges and with the Board of Immigration 
Review.

                      office of inspector general

      The conference agreement includes $40,275,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General, instead of $42,475,000 as proposed 
in the House bill, and $32,049,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill.
      The conference agreement does not include requested bill 
language which was included in the House bill, but not in the 
Senate bill, to use 0.2 percent of Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Funds to audit grant programs within the Department. The 
conference agreement includes requested language relating to 
motor vehicles, which was in the House bill but not in the 
Senate bill. The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating a portion of funds to be used for narrowband 
conversion activities and transfers these funds to the 
Department of Justice Wireless Management Office.
      The conferees are deeply concerned that Department 
employees accused of wrongdoing are not enjoying the swift 
justice that is every citizen's right. Though the Inspector 
General has made some progress in working down its backlog of 
``non-judicial cases'', including special investigations, there 
are still far too many investigations that have stretched as 
long as 60 months without action or resolution. The conferees 
direct that all cases opened before April 1, 1999 shall be 
resolved not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act in one of the following ways: (1) referral to the U.S. 
Attorneys for prosecution, (2) referral to the appropriate 
component for administrative punishment, (3) transmittal of a 
letter to the appropriate component for inclusion in the 
personnel jacket of the accused indicating case closure based 
upon a lack of evidence, or (4) transmittal of a letter to an 
appropriate component for inclusion in the personnel jacket of 
the accused indicating case closure based upon exoneration.
      The conferees understand that there may be extenuating 
circumstances for certain extraordinary cases which may not 
allow for compliance with this requirement. In such instances, 
the Office of Inspector General shall report in an appropriate 
manner, so as not to jeopardize the pending investigation, to 
the Committees on Appropriations, the status and anticipated 
completion date for these cases. This report shall be submitted 
no later than 90 days after the date of enactment and shall be 
updated on a semi-annual basis.

                    United States Parole Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $7,380,000 for the U.S. 
Parole Commission as proposed in the House bill, instead of the 
$7,176,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. Funding is provided 
in accordance with the House report.

                            Legal Activities

            salaries and expenses, general legal activities

      The conference agreement includes $494,310,000 for 
General Legal Activities instead of $503,620,000 as proposed in 
the House bill, and $485,000,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill, of which $147,929,000 is provided from the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) as proposed in the House bill.
      The conference agreement includes no program increases 
for this account, but instead has provided base adjustments 
proportionately distributed among the divisions. The 
distribution of funding included in the conference agreement is 
as follows:

Office of the Solicitor General.........................      $6,770,000
Tax Division............................................      67,200,000
Criminal Division.......................................     104,477,000
Civil Division..........................................     147,616,000
Environment and Natural Resources.......................      65,209,000
Office of Legal Counsel.................................       4,698,000
Civil Rights Division...................................      72,097,000
Interpol--USNCB.........................................       7,360,000
Legal Activities Office Automation......................      18,571,000
Office of Dispute Resolution............................         312,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     494,310,000

      The conference agreement allows $36,666,000 to remain 
available until expended for office automation costs, instead 
of $55,166,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, and $18,166,000 
as proposed in the House bill. The conference agreement adopts 
the Senate position that no funds are provided for the Joint 
Center for Strategic and Environmental Enforcement, and by 
reference adopts the House report language regarding 
extradition tracking systems.

               the national childhood vaccine injury act

      The conference agreement includes a reimbursement of 
$4,028,000 for fiscal year 2000 from the Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Trust Fund to the Department of Justice, as 
proposed in the Senate bill, instead of $3,424,000 as proposed 
in the House bill.

               salaries and expenses, antitrust division

      The conference agreement provides $110,000,000 for the 
Antitrust Division, instead of $112,318,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill, and $105,167,000 as proposed in the House bill. 
The conference agreement assumes that of the amount provided, 
$81,850,000 will be derived from fees collected in fiscal year 
2000, and $28,150,000 will be derived from estimated 
unobligated fee collections available from 1999 and prior 
years, resulting in a net direct appropriation of $0. It is 
intended that any excess fee collections shall remain available 
for the Antitrust Division in future years.
      The conferees are aware that the Division is facing 
increased requirements related to electronic data storage, data 
processing, and automated litigation support which have 
impacted the ability of the Antitrust Division to maintain its 
current base operating level. Therefore, the conference 
agreement has included sufficient funding to address these 
requirements to enable the Division to maintain the current 
operating level.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed in 
the Senate bill making technical corrections to code citations.

             salaries and expenses, united states attorneys

      The conference agreement includes $1,161,957,000 for the 
U.S. Attorneys as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$1,089,478,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, all of which is 
a direct appropriation, instead of $500,000,000 from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) as proposed in the 
Senate bill.
      The conference agreement provides a net increase of 
$60,755,000 for adjustments to base as follows: $69,944,000 is 
provided for annualization of the 96 positions provided in 
fiscal year 1999, as well as other pay and inflationary costs, 
offset by $9,189,000 in base decreases attributable to savings 
from the direction included in the Senate report regarding 
unstaffed offices, the provision of funding for the victims 
witness coordinator and advocate program from the Crime Victims 
Fund, and other non-recurring requirements.
      The conference agreement also includes the following 
program increases:
      Firearms Prosecutions.--The conference agreement provides 
$7,125,000 to continue and expand intensive firearms 
prosecution projects to enforce Federal laws designed to keep 
firearms out of the hands of criminals and to enhance existing 
law enforcement efforts. The conferees direct the Executive 
Office of US Attorneys (EOUSA) to submit a spending plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than December 1, 1999. 
This spending plan shall give priority consideration to the 
needs of those areas referenced in the Senate-passed bill, as 
well as other areas with high incidences of firearms 
violations.
      Legal Education.--The conference agreement provides a 
program increase of $2,300,000 to establish a distance learning 
facility at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) in accordance 
with the direction included in the Senate report. When combined 
with $15,015,000 included within base resources, as requested 
in the budget, a total of $17,315,000 is included under this 
account for legal education at the National Advocacy Center 
(NAC).
      Courtroom Technology.--The conference agreement provides 
$1,399,000 for technology demonstration projects, with priority 
given to the locations referred to in the Senate report.
      In addition, $1,000,000 is included from within base 
resources to continue a violent crime task force demonstration 
project to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of Internet 
sexual exploitation of children, to be administered under the 
auspices of Operation Streetsweeper, as proposed in the Senate 
bill.
      The conference agreement does not adopt the 
recommendations included in the Senate report regarding term 
appointments, civil defensive litigation, or child support 
enforcement.
      In addition to identical provisions that were included in 
both the House and Senate bills, the conference agreement 
includes the following provisions: (1) providing for 9,120 
positions and 9,398 workyears for the U.S. Attorneys, instead 
of 9,044 positions and 9,360 workyears as proposed in the House 
bill, and 9,044 positions and 9,312 workyears as proposed in 
the Senate bill; (2) allowing not to exceed $2,500,000 for debt 
collection activities to remain available for two years as 
proposed in the House bill; and (3) allowing not to exceed 
$2,500,000 for the National Advocacy Center and $1,000,000 for 
violent crime task forces to remain available until expended as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The conference agreement does not 
include language proposed in the Senate bill designating 
funding for civil defensive litigation, allowing the transfer 
of up to $20,000,000 from this account to the Federal Prisoner 
Detention account, and designating funding for certain task 
force activities.

                   united states trustee system fund

      The conference agreement provides $112,775,000 in budget 
authority for the U.S. Trustees, of which $106,775,000 is 
derived from fiscal year 2000 offsetting fee collections, and 
$6,000,000 is derived from interest earned on Fund investments, 
insteadof $112,775,000 in budget authority and fiscal year 2000 
offsetting fee collections as proposed in the Senate bill, and 
$114,248,000 in budget authority, of which $108,248,000 is derived from 
fiscal year 2000 offsetting fee collections and $6,000,000 in interest 
earnings as proposed in the House bill.
      The conference agreement assumes that $9,319,000 in prior 
year carryover will be available to the U.S. Trustees in fiscal 
year 2000, providing a total operating level of $122,094,000, 
the full amount necessary to maintain the current operating 
level of 1,128 positions and 1,059 workyears. The conferees 
remind the U.S. Trustees that amounts collected or otherwise 
available in excess of the total operating level assumed in the 
conference agreement are subject to section 605 of this Act. In 
addition, the conferees adopt by reference the Senate report 
language on the National Advocacy Center (NAC). The conferees 
direct the U.S. Trustees to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than December 31, 1999, on the planned 
number and type of bankruptcy classes to be conducted at the 
NAC.
      The conference agreement includes a provision as proposed 
in the House bill to allow interest earned on Fund investment 
to be used for expenses in this appropriation. The Senate bill 
did not contain this provision.

      salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission

      The conference agreement provides $1,175,000 for the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, as requested and as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills, and assumes 
funding in accordance with both the House and Senate bills.

         salaries and expenses, united states marshals service

      The conference agreement includes $543,365,000 for the 
U.S. Marshals Service Salaries and Expenses account, instead of 
$538,909,000 as proposed in the House bill and $547,253,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. Of this amount, the conference 
agreement provides that $209,620,000 will be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF) as proposed in the 
House bill, instead of $138,000,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill.
      The amount included in the conference agreement includes 
a $29,932,000 net increase for inflationary and other base 
adjustments, including $1,600,000 to continue and expand the 
Marshals Service's subscriptions to credit bureau and personal 
and commercial property on-line services. The conferees remain 
seriously concerned about the Marshals Service's inability to 
accurately project its funding requirements and effectively 
manage the resources provided. Therefore, the conference 
agreement adopts by reference the language and direction 
included in the House report regarding budget and financial 
management practices.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes 
$20,324,000 in program increases for the following: (1) 
$4,003,000 (56 positions and 28 workyears) for courthouse 
security personnel related to activation of new courthouses 
opening in fiscal year 2000; (2) $2,500,000 for electronic 
surveillance unit equipment; and (3) $13,821,000 for courthouse 
security equipment, of which $9,000,000 is to be derived from 
the Working Capital Fund, to be provided for newly opening 
courthouses as follows:

USMS Courthouse Security Equipment

                        [In thousands of dollars]

Omaha, NE.....................................................    $1,000
Hammond, IN...................................................       866
Covington, KY.................................................       161
London, KY....................................................       275
Montgomery, AL................................................     1,130
Tucson, AZ....................................................       846
Phoenix, AZ...................................................       861
Charleston, SC................................................       379
Albany, NY....................................................       478
Los Angeles, CA...............................................       256
Sioux City, IA................................................       264
Agana, Guam...................................................       781
Islip, NY.....................................................     1,669
St. Louis, MO.................................................     1,754
Las Vegas, NV.................................................       900
Riverside, CA.................................................       436
Corpus Christi, TX............................................     1,000
Charleston, WV................................................       100
Pocatello, ID.................................................        15
Albuquerque, NM...............................................       200
Kansas City, MO...............................................       450
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                    ____________________________________________________

      Total, USMS Security Equipment..........................    13,821

      The conferees expect the Marshals Service to give 
priority to those facilities scheduled to come on line in the 
first half of fiscal year 2000, and expect to be notified in 
accordance with section 605 of this Act prior to any deviation 
from the above distribution.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed in the Senate bill requiring a judge to submit a 
written request to the Attorney General for approval prior to 
the service of process by a Marshals Service employee. The 
conferees are aware of concerns regarding the impact that 
service of process duties is having on the Marshals Service. 
Therefore, the conferees direct the Attorney General and the 
Marshals Service to work with the Administrative Office of the 
Courts to study alternatives for service of process in certain 
cases in which no law enforcement presence is required, and to 
report back to the Committees on Appropriations no later than 
February 1, 2000, on the impact of such alternatives on the 
Marshals Service and the Federal Courts.
      In addition, the conferees concur with the recommendation 
included in the Senate report regarding the reallocation of 
personnel resulting from the defederalization of District of 
Columbia Superior Court operations. Should defederalization 
occur, the Marshals Service is directed to notify the 
Committees of such reallocation in accordance with section 605 
of this Act.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed in the Senate bill which limits the use of contract 
officers and limits the use of employees of the Marshals 
Service to serve process.

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conference agreement includes $6,000,000 in direct 
appropriations for the U.S. Marshals Service Construction 
account instead of $9,632,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, 
and $4,600,000 as proposed in the House bill. An additional 
$2,600,000 is to be provided for this account should funds be 
available from Super Surplus balances in the Assets Forfeiture 
Fund. The conference agreement includes the following 
distribution of funds:

                            USMS Construction

                        [In thousands of dollars]

Fairbanks, AK.................................................      $300
Prescott, AZ..................................................       125
Atlanta, GA...................................................       368
Moscow, ID....................................................       185
Rockford, IL..................................................       250
Louisville, KY................................................       350
Detroit, MI...................................................       515
Las Cruces, NM................................................       275
Greensboro, NC................................................       725
Muskogee, OK..................................................       650
Pittsburgh, PA................................................       550
Charleston, SC................................................       725
Florence, SC..................................................       300
Spartanburg, SC...............................................       400
Columbia, TN..................................................       250
Beaumont, TX..................................................       450
Sherman, TX...................................................       850
Cheyenne, WY..................................................       500
Security Specialists/Construction Engineers...................       832
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

    Total, Construction.......................................     8,600

      The conferees expect to be notified in accordance with 
section 605 of this Act prior to any deviation from the above 
distribution.

         JUSTICE PRISONER AND ALIEN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FUND

      The conference report includes requested language 
permanently establishing a revolving fund for the operation of 
the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS), 
as provided in both the House and Senate bills. The conference 
agreement does not include direct funding of $9,000,000 
proposed in the Senate bill to pay for Marshals Service 
payments to the JPATS revolving fund. The conferees expect the 
Marshals Service to adequately budget for its own requirements 
for prisoner movements within its own base budget under the 
Salaries and Expenses account, as is the practice for all other 
agencies, and have addressed the Marshals Service's needs under 
that account.
      The conference agreement adopts the direction included in 
the House and Senate reports regarding full cost recovery, the 
direction included in the House report regarding system 
enhancements, and the direction included in the Senate report 
regarding surplus Department of Defense aircraft.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
amending the definition of public aircraft with respect to 
JPATS activities, which was proposed in the Senate bill.

                       FEDERAL PRISONER DETENTION

      The conference agreement provides $525,000,000 for 
Federal Prisoner Detention as proposed in the House bill, 
instead of $500,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, which 
is a $100,000,000 increase over the fiscal year 1999 level. 
This amount, combined with approximately $14,000,000 in 
carryover, will provide total funding of $539,000,000 in fiscal 
year 2000. The conferees remain extremely concerned about the 
inability of the Marshals Service to accurately project and 
manage the resources provided under this account. While the 
conferees appreciate the difficulty in projecting funding 
requirements, the wide fluctuations which have occurred in 
recent years are unacceptable. Given the conferees' continued 
concern about the ability of the Marshals Service to provide 
accurate cost projections, the recommendation includes the 
amount of funding identified as necessary to detain the current 
average population, adjusted for anticipated increases in jail 
day costs, as well as allows for additional growth in the 
detainee population. A general provision has also been included 
elsewhere in this title, as requested, addressing medical 
services costs, which should result in savings to the program. 
Should additional funding be required, the conferees would be 
willing to entertain a reprogramming in accordance with Section 
605 of this Act. In addition, the conference agreement adopts 
the direction included in the Senate report requiring quarterly 
reports on cost savings initiatives, as well as a report on 
sentencing delays.

                     FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES

      The conference agreement includes $95,000,000 for Fees 
and Expenses of Witnesses as proposed in the House bill, 
instead of $110,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The 
conference agreement does not include a provision allowing up 
to$15,000,000 to be transferred from this account to the 
Federal Prisoner Detention account, which was proposed in the Senate 
bill.

                      COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE

      The conference agreement includes $7,199,000 for the 
Community Relations Service, as proposed in both the House and 
Senate bills. In addition, the conference agreement includes a 
provision allowing the Attorney General to transfer up to 
$1,000,000 of funds available to the Department of Justice to 
this program, as proposed in the House bill. The Attorney 
General is expected to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate if this transfer 
authority is exercised. In addition, a provision is included 
allowing the Attorney General to transfer additional resources, 
subject to reprogramming procedures, upon a determination that 
emergent circumstances warrant additional funding, as proposed 
in the House bill. The Senate bill did not include either 
transfer provision.

                         ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND

      The conference agreement provides $23,000,000 for the 
Assets Forfeiture Fund as proposed in Senate bill, instead of 
no funding as proposed in the House bill.

                    Radiation Exposure Compensation

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

      The conference agreement recommends $2,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2000, the full amount requested, the same amount proposed 
in both the House and Senate bills, and in accordance with the 
House and Senate bills.

         PAYMENT TO RADIATION COMPENSATION EXPOSURE TRUST FUND

      The conference agreement provides $3,200,000 in direct 
appropriations and assumes prior year carryover funding of 
$7,800,000 for total of $11,000,000 for the Compensation Trust 
Fund.
      The Administration's fiscal year 2000 request was 
predicated on the passage of legislation that increased both 
the amount of payments to qualifying individuals and the number 
of categories of claimants. The proposed legislation has not 
been acted on and future passage is uncertain. The conferees 
are concerned that the Administration has expanded the number 
of claimants through the issuing of regulations when Congress 
has not chosen to do so through the normal legislative process. 
The conferees have provided adequate funding to cover the 
payments of the three categories of claimants currently 
provided for in statute. No additional funding is provided to 
cover the claims of individuals provided for by 29 CFR Part 79.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement

                 INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT

      The conference agreement includes a total of $316,792,000 
for Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement (ICDE) as proposed 
in the House bill, instead of $304,014,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill. The distribution of funding provided is as 
follows:

Reimbursements by Agency

                        [In thousands of dollars]

Drug Enforcement Administration...............................  $104,000
Federal Bureau of Investigation...............................   108,544
Immigration and Naturalization Service........................    15,300
Marshals Service..............................................     1,900
U.S. Attorneys................................................    83,300
Criminal Division.............................................       790
Tax Division..................................................     1,344
Administrative Office.........................................     1,614
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                    ____________________________________________________

      Total...................................................   316,792

      The conferees continue to believe that a dedicated, 
focused effort is needed for this activity. Therefore, the 
conference agreement adopts the approach included in both the 
House and Senate bills to continue funding for Department of 
Justice components' participation in ICDE activities as a 
separate appropriations account, instead of providing funding 
directly to individual components as proposed in the 
President's budget. The conferees recognize that in order to be 
truly successful, all participants must remain committed to the 
program, and the program must be implemented as efficiently as 
possible. The conferees direct the Department of Justice to 
conduct a comprehensive review of the program and provide a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations no later than 
January 15, 2000, with any recommendations to improve the 
program.
      The conference agreement includes language allowing up to 
$50,000,000 to remain available until expended as proposed in 
the House bill, instead of $20,000,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $3,089,868,000 for the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Salaries and Expenses 
account as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$2,973,292,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, of which 
$752,853,000 is provided from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust 
Fund (VCRTF) as recommended in the House bill, instead of 
$280,501,000 as recommended in the Senate bill. In addition, 
the conference agreement provides that not less than 
$292,473,000 shall be used forcounterterrorism investigations, 
foreign counterintelligence, and other activities related to national 
security as proposed in the House bill, instead of $260,000,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. This statement of managers reflects the 
agreement of the conferees on how the funds provided in the conference 
report are to be spent.
      The conference agreement includes a net increase of 
$100,836,000 for adjustments to base, as follows: increases 
totaling $182,935,000 for costs associated with the 
annualization of new positions provided in fiscal year 1999, 
the 2000 pay raise, increased rent, continued direct funding of 
the National Instant Check System, and other inflationary 
adjustments; offset by decreases totaling $82,099,000 for non-
recurring costs associated with the completion of the 
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) 
and one-time equipment purchases provided for in fiscal year 
1999, the transfer of the State Identification grants program 
to the Office of Justice Programs, the rebaselining of certain 
programs to match actual expenditures, and reductions for 
vehicle and furniture purchases. In addition, the conference 
agreement includes program increases totaling $7,484,000, which 
are described below:
      National Infrastructure Protection/Computer Intrusion.--
The conference agreement adopts the direction included in the 
Senate report requiring the conversion of 95 part-time 
positions for Computer Analysis Response Teams (CART) to 62 
full-time positions, which will enable the FBI to increase its 
total effort by 20%. The conferees believe that the complexity 
of computer forensic examinations necessitates a cadre of 
personnel dedicated to this activity, which can provide the 
necessary investigative support to field offices, and expect 
the FBI to deploy these personnel in a manner which maximizes 
coverage and support to field offices. To ensure that these 
teams can effectively respond to the needs of the field, a 
program increase of $3,399,000 has been provided for training, 
equipment, supplies and technology upgrades for these teams. 
The conferees direct the FBI to submit a spending plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to the release of these 
funds. In addition, the conferees expect the FBI to comply with 
the direction included in the Senate report regarding the 
adequacy of examiner training, and the development of a master 
plan regarding current and planned capabilities to combat 
computer crime and intrusion.
      In addition, the conference agreement provides a total of 
$18,596,000 for the National Infrastructure Protection Center 
(NIPC), of which $1,250,000 is for a cybercrime partnership 
with the Thayer School of Engineering, as proposed in the 
Senate report. This amount, when combined with $2,069,436 in 
carryover funding, will provide a total of $20,880,032 for the 
NIPC in fiscal year 2000, approximately the same level of 
funding available in fiscal year 1999, adjusted for costs 
associated with certain non-recurring requirements. It has come 
to the conferees' attention that concerns have been expressed 
regarding the adequacy of staffing levels at the NIPC. The 
conferees are concerned that the current FBI on-board staffing 
level at the NIPC is only at 80% of its authorized and funded 
level, and other agency participation is only at 70% of the 
authorized level. The conferees direct the FBI to provide a 
report to the Committees no later than December 1, 1999, on the 
actions it is taking to rectify this situation.
      Mitochondrial DNA.--The conference agreement includes a 
program increase of $2,835,000 (5 positions and 3 workyears) 
for the development of the use of mitochondrial DNA to assist 
in the identification of missing persons, as proposed in the 
Senate report.
      Criminal Justice Services.--The conference agreement 
includes a total of $212,566,000 for the Criminal Justice 
Information Services Division (CJIS), which includes the 
National Instant Check System (NICS), an increase of 
$81,500,000 above the request. Of this amount, $70,235,000 is 
for NICS, including $2,500,000 to be funded from prior year 
carryover, and $142,331,000 is for non-NICS activities, 
including $11,265,000 for an operations and maintenance 
shortfall affecting the IntegratedAutomated Fingerprint 
Identification System (IAFIS) and the National Crime Information Center 
(NCIC).
      The fiscal year 2000 budget for the FBI included no 
direct funding for the NICS, and instead proposed to finance 
the costs of this system through a user fee. The conference 
agreement includes a provision under Title VI of this Act which 
prohibits the FBI from charging a fee for NICS checks, and 
instead provides funding to the FBI for its costs in operating 
the NICS.
      Indian Country Law Enforcement.--The conferees share the 
concerns expressed in the Senate report regarding sexual 
assaults on Indian reservations. The conferees direct the FBI 
to reallocate not less than 25 agents to existing DOJ offices 
nearest to the Indian reservations identified in the Senate 
report. The conferees assume these agents will serve as part of 
multi-agency task forces dedicated to addressing this problem. 
While the conferees do not intend for this to be a permanent 
redirection of FBI resources, the conferees expect the FBI to 
implement this direction in the most cost effective manner 
possible. Therefore, the conferees direct the FBI to submit an 
implementation plan to the Committees on Appropriations no 
later than December 1, 1999, and to provide a report on the 
success of its investigative efforts not later than June 1, 
2000.
      Information Sharing Initiative (ISI).--The conference 
agreement does not include program increases for ISI. Within 
the total amount available to the FBI, $20,000,000 is available 
from fiscal year 2000 base funding, and $60,000,000 is 
available from unobligated balances from fiscal year 1999. The 
Bureau is again directed not to obligate any of these funds 
until approval by the Committees of an ISI plan.
      The conferees reiterate the concerns expressed in the 
House report regarding the FBI's information technology 
initiatives. The FBI is expected to comply with the direction 
included in the House report regarding the submission of an 
Information Technology report, and is directed to provide this 
report to the Committees on Appropriations no later than 
November 1, 1999, and an updated report as part of the fiscal 
year 2001 budget submission.
      National Domestic Preparedness Office (NDPO).--The FBI is 
considered the lead agency for crisis management; the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considered the lead 
agency for consequence management; and various other Federal 
agencies share additional responsibilities in the event of a 
terrorist attack. In the past, there has been no coordinated 
effort to prepare State and local governments to respond to 
terrorist incidents. The Department of Justice has proposed the 
establishment of an interagency National Domestic Preparedness 
Office (NDPO) to coordinate Federal assistance programs for 
State and local first responders, provide a single point of 
contact among Federal programs, and create a national standard 
for domestic preparedness, thereby improving the responsiveness 
of Federal domestic preparedness programs, while reducing 
duplication of effort. The conferees approve the Department's 
request to create the NDPO and direct the Department of Justice 
to submit to the Committees no later than December 15, 1999, 
the final blueprint for this office. Within the total amount 
available to the FBI, up to $6,000,000 may be used to provide 
funding for the NDPO in fiscal year 2000, subject to the 
submission of a reprogramming in accordance with section 605 of 
this Act. Further, the conferees expect the five-year 
interagency counterterrorism plan, which is to be submitted to 
the Committees no later than March 1, 2000, to identify and 
incorporate the NDPO's role and function.
      Other.--From within the total amount provided under this 
account, the FBI is directed to provide not less than 
$5,204,000 to maintain the Crimes Against Children initiative 
as recommended in the Senate report. In addition, not less than 
$1,500,000 and 11 positions are to be provided to continue the 
Housing Fraud initiative as recommended in the House report. 
The conferees are concerned about delay in fully implementing 
the Housing Fraud initiative provided for in fiscal year 1999, 
and expect the FBI to take all necessary actions to fully 
implement this initiative and report back to the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than December 1, 1999, on its actions.
      The Senate report language regarding intelligence 
collection management officers, background checks for school 
bus drivers, the Northern New Mexico anti-drug initiative, and 
continued collaboration with the Southwest Surety Institute is 
adopted by reference. The conference agreement also adopts by 
reference the House report language regarding the National 
Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN).
      In addition to identical provisions that were included in 
both the House and Senate bills, the conference agreement 
includes provisions, modified from language proposed in the 
House bill, authorizing the purchase of not to exceed 1,236 
passenger motor vehicles, and designating $50,000,000 for 
narrowband communications activities to be transferred to the 
Department of Justice Wireless Management Office. The Senate 
bill did not include provisions on these matters. The 
conference agreement also includes language allowing up to 
$45,000 to be used for official reception and representation 
expenses as proposed in the House bill, instead of $65,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill,and contains statutory citations 
under the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund proposed in the House 
bill, which were not included in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed in the Senate bill regarding the independent program 
office dedicated to the automation of fingerprint 
identification services, nor is language included limiting the 
total number of positions and workyears available to the FBI in 
fiscal year 2000. The House bill did not include similar 
provisions on these matters. However, the conferees are 
concerned about the continued variances between the FBI's 
funded and actual staffing levels. Therefore, the conferees 
direct the FBI to provide quarterly reports to the Committees 
on Appropriations which delineate the funded and the actual 
agent and non-agent staffing level for each decision unit, with 
the first report to be provided no later than December 1, 1999.

                              construction

      The conference agreement includes $1,287,000 in direct 
appropriations for construction for the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI), as provided for in the House bill, instead 
of $10,287,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The agreement 
includes the funding necessary to continue necessary 
improvements and maintenance at the FBI Academy.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,276,250,000 for the 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Salaries and Expenses 
account as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$1,217,646,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, of which 
$343,250,000 is provided from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust 
Fund (VCRTF), instead of $344,250,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $419,459,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. In 
addition, $80,330,000 is derived from the Diversion Control 
Fund for diversion control activities. This statement of 
managers reflects the agreement of the conferees on how the 
funds provided in the conference report are to be spent.
      Budget and Financial Management.--The conferees share the 
concerns expressed in both the House and Senate reports 
regarding DEA's budget and financial management practices, 
including DEA's failure to comply with section 605 of the 
appropriations Acts, resulting in resources being expended in a 
manner inconsistent with the appropriations Acts. As a result 
of these concerns, a comprehensive review was conducted by the 
Department of Justice and DEA, and a report was provided to the 
Committees on Appropriations on July 8, 1999, which recommended 
a series of management reforms to be implemented by DEA and 
included a revised budget submission for fiscal year 2000. The 
conferees expect DEA to expeditiously implement all management 
reforms recommended in that report. Further, the conference 
agreement has used the revised budget submission as the basis 
for funding provided for fiscal year 2000. The following table 
represents funding provided under this account:

                        DEA SALARIES AND EXPENSES
                         [Dollars in thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Activity                    Pos.       FTE      Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Enforcement:
    Domestic enforcement................     2,195     2,134    $377,008
    Foreign cooperative investigation...       730       689     200,678
    Drug and chemical diversion.........       142       143      14,598
    State and local task forces.........     1,678     1,675     233,073
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................     4,765     4,651     825,357
                                         ===============================
  Investigative Support:
    Intelligence........................       883       900     106,133
    Laboratory services.................       381       378      42,833
    Training............................        99        98      19,861
    RETO................................       355       353     101,783
    ADP.................................       131       129      96,994
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................     1,849     1,858     367,604
                                         ===============================
Management and administration...........       857       849      83,289
                                         ===============================
      Total, DEA........................     7,471     7,358   1,276,250
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      DEA is reminded that any deviation from the above 
distribution is subject to the reprogramming requirements of 
section 605 of this Act.
      The conference agreement provides a net increase of 
$20,312,000 for pay and other inflationary costs to maintain 
current operations, as follows: increases totaling $50,220,000 
for costs associated with annualization of 617 new positions 
provided in fiscal year 1999, the 2000 pay raise, increased 
rent, and other inflationary increases; offset by decreases 
totaling $29,908,000 for costs associated with one-time and 
non-recurring equipment purchases and other items provided for 
in fiscal year 1999, and a general reduction in administrative 
overhead.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes program 
increases totaling $41,925,000, as follows:
      Caribbean Initiative.--The conference agreement includes 
a total of $5,500,000 (17 positions, including 11 agents) to 
augment the Caribbean Initiative funded in fiscal years 1998 
and 1999, as follows:
      --$1,900,000 within Domestic Enforcement for 17 positions 
and 9 workyears for new agents and support in Puerto Rico;
      --$500,000 within Domestic Enforcement to address law 
enforcement retention efforts in Puerto Rico, including the 
development of a community liaison office and center to provide 
assistance to Department of Justice employees and their 
families;
      --$3,100,000 within Research, Engineering, Test and 
Operations (RETO) to purchase four MWIR airborne thermal 
imaging systems and eight installation kits for UH-60 aircraft 
to support multi-agency operations in the Bahamas and North 
Caribbean. The conferees expect these aircraft to be configured 
like the US Customs Service UH-60 counter-drug aircraft to 
enhance interoperability.
      The conferees direct DEA to provide quarterly status 
reports on the implementation of these initiatives. Further, 
the conference agreement adopts by reference the House report 
language regarding requirements related to the Caribbean.
      Source Country/International Strategy.--Within the amount 
provided for Foreign Cooperative Investigations, the conference 
agreement includes program increases totaling $5,000,000 (19 
positions, including 8 agents) to enhance staffing in Central 
and South America, as follows:
      --$1,500,000 for 6 positions, including 2 agents, to 
enhance staffing in Panama (3 positions, including 2 agents), 
Nicaragua (1 position), and Belize (2 positions); and
      --$3,500,000 for 13 positions, including 6 agents, to 
enhance staffing in Argentina (2 positions, including 1 agent), 
Brazil (3 positions, including 2 agents); Chile (2 positions, 
including 1 agent); Peru (2 positions); and Venezuela (4 
positions).
      The conferees are aware of concerns expressed regarding 
adequacy of non-agent personnel in source countries, resulting 
in agent resources being used to perform functions more 
efficiently performed by non-agent personnel. Therefore, the 
conference agreement has included additional non-agent 
positions to address this problem. The conferees urge the DEA 
to review the adequacy of non-agent personnel in source 
countries to ensure that adequate support is provided. DEA is 
expected to provide quarterly reports on investigative and non-
investigative workyears and funding, by type, within source and 
transit countries, including the Caribbean, delineated by 
country and function, with the first report to be provided not 
later than November 15, 1999.
      Domestic Enhancements.--The conference agreement includes 
program increases totaling $10,700,000 for domestic counter-
drug activities, exclusive of the Caribbean Initiative. 
Included are the following program increases:
      --$4,600,000 within Domestic Enforcement for 25 positions 
(15 agents) and 13 workyears for Regional Enforcement Teams 
(RETS), to provide a total of $17,400,000 for RETS in fiscal 
year 2000. The conferees expect the additional personnel and 
resources provided to be dedicated to locations in the Western 
United States as determined by DEA, and to focus primarily on 
the methamphetamine problem in that geographic region;
      --$2,800,000 within State and Local Task Forces for 20 
positions (12 agents) and 10 workyears for Mobile Enforcement 
Teams (METS), to provide a total of $53,900,000 for METS in 
fiscal year 2000. The conferees expect the additional personnel 
and resources provided to be dedicated to locations as 
determined by DEA, and to focus primarily on the problems of 
black tar heroin and methamphetamines;
      --$1,500,000 within State and Local Task Forces for State 
and local methamphetamine training, as recommended in the 
Senate report;
      --$1,000,000 within Domestic Enforcement for Drug Demand 
Reduction programs, as recommended in the House report;
      --$400,000 within Domestic Enforcement for black tar 
heroin and methamphetamine enforcement along the Southwest 
border to address this problem in cooperation with other 
Federal law enforcement agencies, with particular emphasis on 
the illegal drug trafficking problem in Northern New Mexico;
      --$400,000 within State and Local Task Forces for support 
for methamphetamine enforcement in Iowa, as directed in the 
Senate report.
      In addition, DEA is expected to comply with the direction 
included in the House report regarding DEA's continued 
participation in the HIDTA program, and support for DEA's newly 
established office in Madisonville, Kentucky. DEA is also 
expected to comply with the direction included in the Senate 
report regarding Operation Pipeline.
      Investigative Support Requirements.--The conference 
agreement includes $20,725,000 to address critical 
infrastructure needs, as follows:
      --$7,725,000 within RETO to consolidate and enhance DEA's 
electronic surveillance capabilities to support multi-agency, 
multi-jurisdictional investigations;
      --$13,000,000 within ADP to accelerate the completion of 
Phase II of FIREBIRD to December 2001. This amount will provide 
a total of $44,890,000 in fiscal year 2000 for FIREBIRD, of 
which $37,500,000 is to be for deployment only, and $7,400,000 
is for operations and maintenance (O&M;) of the system, the full 
amount requested in the budget. Should additional funds be 
required for O&M;, the Committees would be willing to entertain 
a reprogramming in accordance with section 605 of the Act. The 
conferees share the concerns expressed in the House report 
regarding this program, and direct DEA to provide a full 
program plan for completion of Phase II of FIREBIRD, including 
deployment and O&M; costs, to the Committees on Appropriations 
not later than December 1, 1999, and to provide quarterly 
status reports thereafter on deployment and O&M;, delineated by 
location and function.
      Drug Diversion Control Fee Account.--The conference 
agreement provides $80,330,000 for DEA's Drug Diversion Control 
Program, including $3,260,000 in adjustments to base and 
program increases, as requested. In addition, the Senate report 
language regarding development of electronic reporting and 
records systems is adopted by reference. The conference 
agreement assumes that the level of balances in the Fee Account 
are sufficient to fully support diversion control programs in 
fiscal year 2000. As was the case in fiscal year 1999, no funds 
are provided in the DEA Salaries and Expenses appropriation for 
this account in fiscal year 2000.

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conference agreement includes $5,500,000 in direct 
appropriations for construction for the Drug Enforcement 
Administration (DEA) as proposed in the Senate bill, instead of 
$8,000,000 as proposed in the House bill.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $2,909,665,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service (INS), instead of $2,932,266,000 as provided in the 
House bill, and $2,570,164,000 as provided in the Senate bill, 
of which $1,267,225,000 is from the Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Fund, instead of $1,311,225,000 as proposed in the House 
bill and $873,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. In 
addition to the amounts appropriated, the conference agreement 
assumes that $1,269,597,000 will be available from offsetting 
fee collections instead of $1,285,475,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,290,162,000 as proposed by the Senate. Thus, 
including resources provided under construction, the conference 
agreement provides a total operating level of $4,260,416,000 
for INS, instead of $4,289,231,000 as proposed by the House and 
$3,999,290,000 as proposed by the Senate. This statement of 
managers reflects the agreement of the conferees on how the 
funds provided in the conference report are to be spent.
      Base adjustments.--The conference agreement provides 
$54,740,000 for base restoration, instead of the requested 
$55,830,000, and provides $7,112,000 for the annualization of 
the fiscal year 1999 pay raise, instead of the requested 
$14,961,000, the remaining amount of which has already been 
paid in the current fiscal year. Additionally, the conference 
agreement includes $30,000,000 for the annualization of the 
Working Capital Fund base transfer, $3,794,000 for the National 
Archives records project, and $1,090,000 of the base 
restoration for fiscal year 1999 adjustments to base which are 
funded in the Examinations Fee account, since sufficient funds 
are available. The conference agreement does not include 
$11,240,000 for the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement 
funds, which are provided in a separate account or $20,000,000 
for the annualization of border patrol agents not hired. The 
conference agreement does not include the transfers to the 
Examinations Fee account, H-1b account, or the breached bond/
detention account, as proposed by the Senate report.
      INS Organization and Management.--The conference 
agreement includes the concerns expressed in the House report 
that a lack of resources is no longer an acceptable response to 
INS's inability to adequately address its mission 
responsibilities. The conference agreement includes the 
establishment of clearer chains of command--one for enforcement 
activities and one for service to non-citizens--as one step 
towards making the INS a more efficient, accountable, and 
effective agency, as proposed in both the House and Senate 
reports. Consistent with the concept of separating immigration 
enforcement from service, the conference agreement continues to 
provide for a separation of funds, as in fiscal year 1999 and 
in the House bill. The conference agreement includes the 
separation of funds into two accounts, as requested and as 
proposed in the House bill: Enforcement and Border Affairs, and 
Citizenship and Benefits, Immigration Support and Program 
Direction. INS enforcement funds are placed under the 
Enforcement and Border Affairs account. All immigration-related 
benefits and naturalization, support and program resources are 
placed under the Citizenship and Benefits, Immigration Support 
and Program Direction account. Neither account includes 
revenues generated in various fee accounts to fund program 
activities in both enforcement and functions, which are in 
addition to the appropriated funds and are discussed below. 
Funds for INS construction projects continue to fall within the 
INS construction account.
      The conference agreement includes bill language which 
provides authority for the Attorney General to transfer funds 
from one account to another in order to ensure that funds are 
properly aligned. Such transfers may occur notwithstanding any 
transfer limitations imposed under this Act but such transfers 
are still subject to the reprogramming requirements under 
Section 605 of this Act. It is expected that any request for 
transfer of funds will remain within the activities under those 
headings.
      The conference agreement includes $1,107,429,000 for 
Enforcement and Border Affairs, $535,011,000 for Citizenship 
and Benefits, Immigration Support and Program Direction, and 
$1,267,225,000 from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.
      The Enforcement and Border Affairs account is comprised 
of the following amounts: $922,224,000 for existing base 
activities for Border Patrol, Investigations,Detention and 
Deportation, and Intelligence; less $11,240,000 for the Interagency 
Crime and Drug Enforcement funds, which are provided in a separate 
account, less $20,000,000 for the annualization of border patrol agents 
not hired and less $7,555,000 for part of the fiscal year 1999 
annualized pay raise, the remaining amount of which has already been 
paid in the current fiscal year.
      The Citizenship and Benefits, Immigration Support and 
Program Direction account includes $539,099,000 (plus VCRTF 
funds) for the existing activities of citizenship and benefits, 
immigration support, and management and administration; less 
$294,000 of the annualized fiscal year 1999 pay raise which has 
already been paid within the current year, and less $3,794,000 
for archives and records, which are now funded within the 
Examinations Fee account. The requested $30,000,000 base 
restoration and the $1,090,000 base restoration for fiscal year 
1999 adjustments to base need not be funded in the Salaries and 
Expenses base since sufficient funds are available within the 
Examinations Fee account. None of these amounts include 
offsetting fees, which are used to fund both enforcement and 
service functions.
      Border Control.--The conference agreement includes 
$50,000,000 for 1,000 new border patrol agents and 475 FTEs, of 
which $1,500,000 is for border patrol recruitment devices, such 
as language proficiency bonuses, recruitment bonuses, and costs 
for improved recruitment outreach programs, including the 
possibility of expanding testing capabilities and other hiring 
steps, as described in the Senate report, and the establishment 
of an Office of Border Patrol Recruitment and Retention, as 
described in the Senate report, including the submission of 
recommendations on pay and benefits. Owing to INS's failure to 
hire 1,000 border patrol agents in fiscal year 1999, INS may 
provide a recruiting bonus to new agents hired after January 1, 
2000. Should the INS be unable to recruit the required agents 
by June 1, 2000, the only other allowable purpose to which the 
$48,500,000 may be put is an increase in pay for non-
supervisory agents who have served at a GS-9 level for more 
than one year. The Committees on Appropriations expect to be 
notified prior to the use of funds for a pay raise.
      The conference report also includes $22,000,000 for 
additional border patrol equipment and technology, to be funded 
from existing base resources for information resource 
management, as follows: $9,350,000 for infrared night vision 
scopes; $6,375,000 for night vision goggles; $4,050,000 for 
pocket scopes; and $2,225,000 for laser aiming modules and 
infrared target pointers/illuminators. Additionally, the 
conference agreement includes $3,000,000, funded from the 
existing base for information resource management, for the Law 
Enforcement Support Center, as described in the Senate report.
      The conference agreement includes the following reports 
on border-related activities and technologies: (1) hand-held 
night-vision binocular report by March 1, 2000, as in the House 
report; (2) night vision obligation report by December 15, 
1999, as in the House report; (3) all-light, all-weather ground 
surveillance capa-

bility report by March 1, 2000, as in the House report; (4) 
border patrol hiring and spending plan for fiscal year 1999 by 
September 15, 1999, as in the House report; (5) report on the 
situation in the Tucson sector by October 1, 1999, as in the 
House report; (6) fiscal year 1999 border patrol aviation final 
report; and (7) a feasibility report on the participation of 
the Tucson sector in the ambulance reimbursement program by 
January 15, 2000. All overdue reports are still expected to be 
submitted to the Committees. The conferees are aware of a 
recently filed lawsuit against the INS and the Army Corps of 
Engineers challenging the major drug interdiction effort known 
as Operation Rio Grande and its impact on the environment. The 
conferees are concerned about the potential adverse effects 
that this suit may have on drug interdiction efforts. The 
conferees, therefore, direct the Department of Justice, within 
30 days of enactment, to provide the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees with a report on the status of this 
lawsuit.
      IAFIS/IDENT.--The conferees direct the Assistant Attorney 
General for Administration to submit a plan by November 1, 
1999, to integrate the INS IDENT and the FBI IAFIS systems. 
This plan should address Congressional concerns that the 
current environment does not provide other Federal, State and 
local law enforcement agencies with access to fingerprint 
identification information captured by INS Border Patrol 
agents, nor does it provide the Border Patrol with the full 
benefit of FBI criminal history records when searching criminal 
histories of persons apprehended at the border.
      The conferees direct that the following studies be 
undertaken: a system design effort; a joint INS-FBI criminality 
study, involving a matching of IDENT recidivist records against 
the Criminal Master File; a study to determine the operational 
impact of 10-printing apprehended illegal crossers at the 
border; and an engineering proposal for the first phase to 
determine the validity of the systems development costs that 
have been estimated by the FBI. These studies will provide the 
data necessary to project accurate costs for the remainder of 
the development and implementation. The conferees expect that 
the Justice Management Division will oversee the integration 
effort and that all existing INS base funds for IDENT will be 
controlled by the Assistant Attorney General for 
Administration. The Assistant Attorney General for 
Administration shall submit tothe Committees a proposed 
spending plan on the use of existing base funds available for IDENT for 
these studies and other related expenditures no later than December 15, 
1999.
      Deployment of border patrol resources.--The conference 
agreement directs the INS to continue its consultation with the 
Committees on Appropriations of both the House and Senate 
before deployment of new border patrol agents included in this 
conference agreement. In recognition of the increased problems 
in and around El Centro, California; Tucson, Arizona; the 
Southeastern states; and around the Northern border, as 
described in both the House and Senate reports, the conferees 
expect that the proposed deployment plan submitted to the 
Committees by INS will include an appropriate distribution to 
address these needs.
      Interior enforcement.--The conference agreement includes 
$5,000,000 in additional funding within existing resources to 
continue and to expand the local jail program pursuant to 
Public Law 105-141. The conferees direct the INS to staff the 
Anaheim City Jail portion of this program with trained INS 
personnel on a full-time basis, especially the portions of the 
day or night when the greatest number of individuals are 
incarcerated prior to arraignment.
      The conference agreement includes the following reports: 
(1) by January 15, 2000, a report on possible new quick 
response teams (QRTs), as described in the House report; (2) by 
November 30, 1999, the revised interior enforcement plan, as 
described in the House report; and (3) by January 15, 2000, the 
local jail program status report, as described in the House 
report.
      Detention.--The conference agreement provides 
$200,000,000 for additional detention space for detaining 
criminal and illegal aliens, as described in the House report, 
of which $174,000,000 is in direct appropriations and 
$26,000,000 is from recoveries from the Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Fund for fiscal year 1995. This amount is $30,000,000 
less than the budget request and is funded from direct 
appropriations instead of the requested combination of 
appropriated funds, reinstatement of Section 245(i), transfer 
of funds from the Crime Victims Fund and a reallocation of 
funds within the account. The conference agreement continues 
funding for the $80,000,000 for detention provided in fiscal 
year 1999 supplemental appropriations and provides an 
additional 1,216 new beds for a total of approximately 18,535 
detention beds in fiscal year 2000, and provides 176 additional 
detention and deportation staff to support these beds and 
$4,000,000 and 10 positions to begin implementation of 
standards at detention facilities.
      The conference agreement includes the concerns raised in 
the House report about the INS's ability to plan for, request 
in a timely fashion, and manage sufficient detention space. 
Accordingly, the conference agreement includes the following 
reports: (1) by September 1, 1999, recommendations by the 
Attorney General on a Department-wide strategy on detention, as 
described in the House report; (2) by January 15, 2000, a 
detailed assessment of INS's current and projected detention 
needs for the next 3 years, as described in both the House and 
Senate reports, and including possible supplemental detention 
locations such as Etowah County Detention Center near Atlanta 
and Tallahatchie County prison in Tutwiler, a hiring plan for 
the additional detention and deportation personnel, and a 
proposal for the expansion of the number of juvenile detention 
beds; (3) by December 1, 1999, a report on the detention needs 
and costs associated with Operation Vanguard, as described in 
the House report; and (4) by March 1, 2000, a feasibility study 
and implementation plan for utilizing the Justice Prisoner and 
Alien Transportation System for a greater number of 
deportations. All overdue reports are still expected to be 
submitted to the Committees.
      Naturalization.--The conference agreement includes full 
funding to continue the fiscal year 1999 Backlog Reduction 
Action Teams (BRAT) and accompanying resources during fiscal 
year 2000. The conference agreement includes the concerns 
raised in the House report about recently-discovered 
naturalization cases processed during the Citizenship USA 
initiative and requests a report on these cases by March 1, 
2000, as described in the House report.
      Institutional Removal Program.--The conferees assume 
that, in the implementation of the Institutional Removal 
Program (IRP), priority is given to violent offenders and those 
arrested for drug violations. The conferees direct the INS, in 
consultation with the Executive Office of Immigration Review, 
to report to the Committees on Appropriations on IRP caseload, 
by case type, for fiscal years 1997-1999. If the IRP caseload 
does not give priority to aliens imprisoned for serious violent 
felonies or drug trafficking, the INS is directed to explain 
why and to outline the steps it will take to focus IRP efforts 
on the most dangerous incarcerated aliens. The report shall be 
delivered not later than March 31, 2000.
      Other.--In spite of the direction in the fiscal year 1999 
supplemental appropriations Act to promptly submit all 
previously requested and overdue reports, the INS has failed to 
do so. Therefore, the conference agreement again includes the 
direction to INS to submit all outstanding reports to the 
Committees no later than November 1, 1999. The conference 
agreement also includes the following items: (1) Senate report 
language on special agent deployments aimed at forcing the INS 
to execute directivescontained in both the fiscal year 1999 INS 
deployment plan and the conference report; (2) Senate direction to INS 
on assessment of staffing along the U.S.-Canadian border; and (3) 
Senate direction for INS-proposed periodic visits to the upper 
Shenandoah Valley.

                       OFFSETTING FEE COLLECTIONS

      The conference agreement assumes $1,269,597,000 will be 
available from offsetting fee collections, instead of 
$1,285,475,000 as proposed by the House and $1,290,162,000 as 
proposed by the Senate, to support activities related to the 
legal admission of persons into the United States. These 
activities are entirely funded by fees paid by persons who are 
either traveling internationally or are applying for 
immigration benefits. The following levels are recommended:
      Immigration Examinations Fees.--The conference agreement 
assumes $708,500,000 of spending from Immigration Examinations 
Fee account resources, instead of $712,800,000 as proposed by 
both the House and Senate. This is an increase of $19,921,000 
over fiscal year 1999 and is due to an increase in the estimate 
of the number of applications that will be received in fiscal 
year 2000. The conference agreement assumes that the requested 
$3,794,000 for archives and records, the requested $30,000,000 
for base restoration, and the requested $1,090,000 base for 
fiscal year 1999 adjustments to base are funded in this 
account, and not in the Salaries and Expenses, Citizenship and 
Benefits, Immigration Support and Program Direction account, 
since sufficient funds are available.
      The conference agreement includes full funding to 
continue the fiscal year 1999 Backlog Reduction Action Teams 
(BRAT) and accompanying resources for fiscal year 2000. The 
agreement also continues funding for the implementation of a 
telephone customer service center to assist applicants for 
immigration benefits, for the indexing and conversion of INS 
microfilm images and for the records centralization initiative, 
and all projects which were funded in fiscal year 1999. The 
conferees have a strong interest in and supported in fiscal 
year 1999 the INS effort to modernize its records program, that 
is fundamental to improved services and enforcement activities. 
INS is therefore directed to fully fund the records 
centralization and redesign activities in Harrisonburg, VA and 
Lee Summit, MO and provide a progress report on records 
centralization to the Committee on Appropriations no later than 
January 15, 2000.
      The agreement does not include the transfer to the 
Executive Office for Immigration Review, as proposed by the 
Senate report.
      Inspections User Fee.--The conference agreement includes 
$446,151,000 of spending from offsetting collections in this 
account, the same amount proposed in both the House and Senate 
reports, and does not assume the addition of any new or 
increased fees on airline or cruise ship passengers. The 
recommendation does not include $9,918,000 for ``re-evaluation 
of receipts'' nor $888,000 for a portion of the annualization 
of 1999 pay raise which has already been paid in the current 
fiscal year. The agreement includes the data collection pilot 
program at J.F. Kennedy airport, as described in the House 
report, and the resulting report, to be submitted to the 
Committees no later than August 1, 2000, as well as the 
directive to submit certain documents by September 31, 1999, as 
described in the House report. The agreement does not include 
the transfer from the inspections user fee, as proposed in the 
Senate report.
      Land border inspections fees.--The conference agreement 
includes $1,548,000 in spending from the Land Border Inspection 
Fund, a decrease of $1,727,000 under the current year due to 
lower projected receipts. The current revenues generated in 
this account are from Dedicated Commuter Lanes in Blaine and 
Port Roberts, Washington, Detroit Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge, 
Michigan, and Otay Mesa, California and from Automated Permit 
Ports that provide pre-screened local border residents' border 
crossing privileges by means of automated inspections. The 
conference agreement includes the report on the feasibility of 
adding a secure electronic network for travelers rapid 
inspection program for dedicated commuter lanes at San Luis, 
Arizona by March 1, 2000, as described in the House report.
      Immigration Breached Bond/Detention account.--The 
conference agreement includes $110,423,000 in spending from the 
Breached Bond/Detention account, instead of $117,501,000 in the 
House report and $127,771,000 in the Senate report, a decrease 
in $66,527,000 from fiscal year 1999 due to a decrease in 
revenue and $6,477,000 below the request. The level of spending 
assumed in the conference agreement is based on estimated 
revenues in this account totaling $55,683,000, which includes 
revenue projected for fiscal year 1999 and assumes the 
availability of funds from penalty fees from applications under 
245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which expired on 
January 14, 1998. The conference agreement assumes $54,740,000 
of expenses for alien detention costs provided under the 
salaries and expenses account for base restoration. The 
agreement does not include the base transfer to the breached 
bond/detention account, as proposed by the Senate report.
      Immigration Enforcement Fines.--The conference agreement 
includes $1,850,000 in spending from Immigration Enforcement 
fines, instead of $1,303,000assumed in both the House and 
Senate. The increase is due to new projections of carryover from fiscal 
year 1999 that will be available in fiscal year 2000.
      H-1B fees.--The conference agreement includes $1,125,000 
in spending from the new H-1B fee account, the amount requested 
and the amount proposed in both the House and Senate. This new 
account supports the processing of applications for H-1B 
temporary workers. The agreement does not include the transfer 
to this account, as proposed by the Senate report.
      Other.--The conference agreement includes bill language, 
similar to that included in previous appropriations Acts, which 
provides: (1) up to $50,000 to meet unforeseen emergencies of a 
confidential nature; (2) for the purchase of motor vehicles for 
police-type use and for uniforms, without regard to general 
purchase price limitations; (3) for the acquisition and 
operation of aircraft; (4) for research related to enforcement 
of which up to $400,000 is available until expended; (5) up to 
$10,000,000 for basic officer training; (6) up to $5,000,000 
for payments to State and local law enforcement agencies 
engaged in cooperative activities related to immigration; (7) 
up to $5,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses; (8) up to $30,000 to be paid to 
individual employees for overtime; (9) that funds in this Act 
or any other Act may not be used for the continued operation of 
the San Clemente and Temecula checkpoints unless the 
checkpoints are open and traffic is being checked on a 
continuous 24-hour basis; (10) a specific level of funding for 
the Offices of Legislative and Public Affairs with a 
modification, and incorporating by reference House direction 
including that the level is not to affect the number of 
employees dedicated to casework; (11) a limit on the amount of 
funding available for non-career positions; (12) direction and 
authorization to the Attorney General to impose disciplinary 
actions, including termination of employment, for any INS 
employee who violates Department policies and procedures 
relative to granting citizenship or who willfully deceives the 
Congress or Department leadership on any matter; and (13) 
separate headings for Enforcement and Border Affairs and 
Citizenship and Benefits, Immigration Support, and Program 
Direction. In addition, new bill language is included 
designating a portion of funds to be used for narrowband 
conversion activities and transfers these funds to the 
Department of Justice Wireless Management Office. The agreement 
does not include the Senate provisions on fee payments by cash 
or cashier's checks or the cap on the number of positions.

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conference agreement includes $99,664,000 for 
construction for INS, instead of $90,000,000 as proposed in the 
House bill and $138,964,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The 
conference agreement assumes funding of $51,468,000, of which 
$35,968,000 is for border patrol and ports of entry new 
construction (seven stations or sector headquarters and two 
ports of entry housing) as proposed in the Senate report; 
$6,500,000 for the Douglas, Arizona border patrol station; and 
$9,000,000 for maintenance and renovations to the Charleston 
Border Patrol Academy. The agreement includes $2,340,000 for 
planning, site acquisition and design of 5 border patrol 
stations and Texas checkpoints, as in the House report; 
$6,000,000 for military engineering support to border 
construction, pursuant to both House and Senate reports; 
$500,000 for planning, site acquisition and design, pursuant to 
the House report; $10,308,000 for one-time build out costs; 
$19,250,000 for servicewide maintenance and repair; $4,000,000 
for servicewide fuel storage tank upgrade and repair; and 
$5,798,000 for program execution.The conference agreement also 
includes bill language, included in fiscal year 1999 and in the House 
bill, prohibiting site, acquisition, design, or construction of any 
border patrol checkpoint in the Tucson sector.

                         Federal Prison System

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $3,111,634,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Prison System, instead of 
$3,072,528,000 as proposed in the House bill and $3,163,373,000 
as proposed in the Senate bill. Of this amount, the conference 
agreement provides $22,524,000 from the Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Fund (VCRTF), as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$46,599,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The agreement 
assumes that, in addition to the amounts appropriated, 
$90,000,000 will be available for necessary operations in 
fiscal year 2001 from unobligated carryover balances as 
proposed by the House bill, instead of $50,000,000, to be made 
available for one fiscal year for activation of new facilities, 
as proposed by the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement reduces the appropriation 
required for the Federal prison system by $46,793,000 without 
affecting requested program levels. Specifically, $31,808,000 
in savings is achieved as a result of delays in scheduled 
activations and $4,985,000 is due to a reduction in the number 
of contract beds for the transfer of detainees from the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service required in fiscal year 
2000. The conference agreement includes the notation on a 
recent report by the General Accounting Office, as in the House 
report.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating a portion of funds to be used for narrowband 
conversion activities and tranfers these funds to the 
Department of Justice Wireless Management Office.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

      The conference agreement includes $556,791,000 for 
construction, modernization, maintenance and repair of prison 
and detention facilities housing Federal prisoners, as proposed 
in the House bill, instead of $549,791,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill, and assumes funding in accordance with the House 
bill.
      The conferees direct the Bureau of Prisons to submit to 
the Committees a study of the feasibility of constructing 
additional medium or high security prisons or work camps at 
existing Federal prison sites, including those currently being 
constructed, and including Yazoo City, by May 1, 2000.

                Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated

                (LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES)

      The conference agreement includes a limitation on 
administrative expenses of $3,429,000, as requested and as 
proposed in the Senate bill, instead of $2,490,000 as proposed 
in the House bill.

                       Office of Justice Programs

                           JUSTICE ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $307,611,000 for 
Justice Assistance, instead of $217,436,000 as proposed in the 
House bill, and $373,092,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement includes the following:

Justice Assistance Programs

                        (In thousands of dollars)

National Institute of Justice.................................   $43,448
    Defense/Law Enforcement Technology Transfer...............  (10,277)
    DNA Technology R&D; Program................................   (5,000)
Bureau of Justice Statistics..................................    25,505
Missing Children..............................................    19,952
Regional Information Sharing System \1\.......................    20,000
National White Collar Crime Center............................     9,250
Management and Administration \2\.............................    37,456
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      Subtotal................................................   155,611
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                    ____________________________________________________
  Counterterrorism Programs:
    General Equipment Grants..................................    75,000
    State and Local Bomb Technician Equipment Grants..........    10,000
    Training Grants...........................................    37,000
    Counterterrorism Research and Development.................    30,000
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                    ____________________________________________________

      Subtotal................................................   152,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Bureau of Justice Assistance.....................   307,611

\1\ $5,000,000 included in COPS Technology, for a total of $25,000,000.
\2\ $2,000,000 is included in the total Management and Administration 
amount for Counterterrorism programs.

      This statement of managers reflects the agreement of the 
conferees on how funds provided for all programs under the 
Office of Justice Programs in this conference report are to be 
spent.
      National Institute of Justice (NIJ).--The conference 
agreement provides $43,448,000 for the National Institute of 
Justice, instead of $42,438,000 as proposed in the House bill 
and $50,948,000 in the Senate bill. Additionally, $5,200,000 
for NIJ research and evaluation on the causes and impact of 
domestic violence is provided under the Violence Against Women 
Grants program; $15,000,000 is provided from within technology 
funding in the State and Local Law Enforcement account to be 
available toNIJ to develop new, more effective safety 
technologies for safe schools; and $20,000,000 is provided to NIJ, as 
was provided in previous fiscal years, from the Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant for assisting local units to identify, select, develop, 
modernize and purchase new technologies for use by law enforcement.
      The conference agreement adopts the recommendation in the 
House and Senate reports that within the overall amount 
provided to NIJ, the Office of Justice Programs is expected to 
review proposals, provide a grant if warranted, and report to 
the Committees on its intentions regarding: a grant for the 
current year level for information technology applications for 
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas; a grant for the current 
year level for a pilot program with a Department of Criminal 
Justice Training and a College of Criminal Justice for rural 
law enforcement needs, as described in the House report; a 
grant for $300,000 to the U.S.-Mexico Border Counties Coalition 
for the development of a uniform accounting proposal to 
determine the costs to border States for the processing of 
criminal illegal aliens; a grant for $250,000 to study the 
casework increase on U.S. District Courts; $360,000 to the 
Center for Child and Family studies to conduct research into 
intra-family violence; a grant for $750,000 for the University 
of Connecticut Prison Health Center for prison health research; 
a grant for $1,000,000 for the University of Mississippi School 
of Psychiatry for research in addictive disorders and their 
connection to youth violence; and a grant for $300,000 for 
research into a non-toxic drug detection and identification 
aerosol technology, as described in the Senate report. Within 
available funds NIJ is directed to carry out a broad-based 
demonstration of computerized live scan fingerprint capture 
services and report to the Committees with the results.
      Defense/Law Enforcement Technology Transfer.--Within the 
total amount provided to NIJ, the conference agreement includes 
$10,277,000 to assist NIJ, in conjunction with the Department 
of Defense, to convert non-lethal defense technology to law 
enforcement use. Within the amount is the continuation at the 
current year level of the law enforcement technology center 
network, which provides States with information on new 
equipment and technologies, as well as assists law enforcement 
agencies in locating high cost/low use equipment for use on a 
temporary or emergency basis, of which the current year level 
is provided for the technology commercialization initiative at 
the National Technology Transfer Center and other law 
enforcement technology centers.
      DNA Technology Research and Development Program.--Within 
the amount provided, the conference agreement includes 
$5,000,000 to develop improved DNA testing capabilities, as 
proposed in the House and Senate reports.
      Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).--The conference 
agreement provides $25,505,000 for the Bureau of Justice 
Statistics, instead of $22,124,000 as proposed in the House 
bill and $28,886,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The 
recommendation includes $400,000 to support the National 
Victims of Crime survey and $400,000 to compile statistics on 
victims of crime with disabilities. The conferees direct BJS to 
implement a voluntary annual reporting system of all deaths 
occurring in law enforcement custody, and provide a report to 
the Committees on its progress no later than July 1, 2000, as 
provided in the House report.
      Missing Children.--The conference agreement provides 
$19,952,000 for the Missing Children Program as proposed in the 
Senate bill, instead of the $17,168,000 as proposed in the 
House bill. The conference agreement provides a significant 
increase and further expands the Missing Children initiative 
included in the 1999 conference report, to combat crimes 
against children, particularly kidnapping and sexual 
exploitation. Within the amounts provided, the conference 
agreement assumes funding in accordance with the Senate report 
including:
      (1) $8,798,000 for the Missing Children Program within 
the Office of Justice Programs, Justice Assistance, including 
the following: $6,000,000 for State and local law enforcement 
to continue specialized cyberunits and to form new units to 
investigate and prevent child sexual exploitation which are 
based on the protocols for conducting investigations involving 
the Internet and online service providers that have been 
established by the Department of Justice and the National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
      (2) $9,654,000 for the National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children, of which $2,125,000 is provided to operate 
the Cyber Tip Line and to conduct Cyberspace training. The 
conferees expect the National Center for Missing and Exploited 
Children to continue to consult with participating law 
enforcement agencies to ensure the curriculum, training, and 
programs provided with this additional funding are consistent 
with the protocols for conducting investigations involving the 
Internet and online service providers that have been 
established by the Department of Justice. The conferees have 
included additional funding for the expansion of the Cyber Tip 
Line. The conference agreement includes $50,000 to duplicate 
the America OnLine law enforcement training tape and 
disseminate it to law enforcement training academies and police 
departments within the United States. The conference agreement 
also includes additional funds for case management.
      (3) $1,500,000 for the Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement 
Training Center for training of State and local law enforcement 
officials investigating missing and exploited children cases. 
The conference agreement includes an increase for expansion of 
the Center to train additional law enforcement officers. The 
conferees direct the Center to create courses for judges and 
prosecutors to improve the handling of child pornography cases. 
To accomplish this effort, the conference agreement directs the 
Center to expand its in-house legal division so that it can 
provide increased legal technical assistance.
      Regional Information Sharing System (RISS).--The 
conference agreement includes $20,000,000 as proposed in both 
the House and Senate bills. An additional $5,000,000 is 
provided for fiscal year 2000 under the Community Oriented 
Policing Services (COPS) law enforcement technology program in 
accordance with the House report.
      White Collar Crime Center.--The conference agreement 
includes $9,250,000 for the National White Collar Crime Center 
(NWCCC), to assist the Center in forming partnerships and 
working on model projects with the private sector to address 
economic crimes issues, as proposed in the House bill, instead 
of $5,350,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The additional 
funding is to be used in accordance with the House report.
      Counterterrorism Assistance.--The conference agreement 
includes a total of $152,000,000 to continue the initiative to 
prepare, equip, and train State and local entities to respond 
to incidents of chemical, biological, radiological, and other 
types of domestic terrorism, instead of $74,000,000 as proposed 
in the House bill and $204,500,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill. Funding is provided as follows:
      --Equipment Grants.--$75,000,000 is provided for general 
equipment grants for State and local first responders, 
including, but not limited to, firefighters and emergency 
services personnel. The conferees reiterate that these 
resources are to be used to meet the needs of the maximum 
number of communities possible, based upon a comprehensive 
needs assessment which takes into account the relative risk to 
a community, as well as the availability of other Federal, 
State and local resources to address this problem. The 
conferees understand that such needs and risk assessments are 
currently being conducted by each State, and State-wide plans 
are being developed. The conferees intend, and expect, that 
such plans will address the needs of local communities. The 
conferees expect these plans to be reviewed by the interagency 
National Domestic Preparedness Office (NDPO). The conferees 
direct that funds provided for general grants in fiscal year 
2000 be expended only upon completion of, and in accordance 
with, such State-wide plans.
      --State and Local Bomb Technician Equipment.--$10,000,000 
is provided for equipment grants for State and local bomb 
technicians. This amount, when combined with $3,000,000 in 
prior year carryover, will provide a total of $13,000,000 for 
this purpose in fiscal year 2000. The conferees note that State 
and local bomb technicians play an integral role in any 
response to a terrorist threat or incident, and as such should 
be integrated into a State's counterterrorism plan. The 
conferees request that the NDPO conduct an assessment of the 
assistance currently provided to State and local bomb 
technicians under this and other programs, the relationship of 
this program to other State and local first responders 
assistance programs, and the extent to which State and local 
bomb technician equipment needs have been integrated into, and 
addressed, as part of a State's overall counterterrorism plan. 
The NDPO should provide a report on its assessment to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than February 1, 2000.
      --Training.--$37,000,000 is provided for training 
programs for State and local first responders, to be 
distributed as follows:
      (1) $27,000,000 is for the National Domestic Preparedness 
Consortium, of which $13,000,000 is for the Center for Domestic 
Preparedness at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, including $500,000 for 
management and administration of the Center; and $14,000,000 is 
to be equally divided among the four other Consortium members;
      (2) $8,000,000 is for additional training programs to 
address emerging training needs not provided for by the 
Consortium or elsewhere. In distributing these funds, the 
conferees expect OJP to consider the needs of firefighters and 
emergency services personnel, and State and local law 
enforcement, as well as the need for State and local 
antiterrorism training and equipment sustainment training. The 
conferees encourage OJP to consider developing and 
strengthening its partnerships with the Department of Defense 
to provide training and technical assistance, such as those 
services offered by U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground and the 
U.S. Army Pine Bluff Arsenal; and
      (3) $2,000,000 is provided for distance learning training 
programs at the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute at 
the Southeastern Public Safety Institute to train 11,000 
students, particularly in medium and small communities, through 
advanced distributive learning technology and other mechanisms.
      The conferees are aware that the Department of Justice 
has recently agreed to assume control of the Ft. McClellan 
facility from the Department of Defense in fiscal year 2000. In 
addition, the conferees are aware that discussions are 
occurring which could result in the transfer of ownership of 
the entire facility from the Department of Defense to the 
Department of Justice. Such actions will result in the 
Department of Justice assuming a significant additional 
financial burden to operate and maintain the facility which 
previously was not anticipated, and may impact OJP's ability to 
provide support for all training programs. While the conferees 
recognize the importance of the training provided at Ft. 
McClellan, a comprehensive assessment of DOJ's needs at the 
facility is warranted to ensure that such needs are met in the 
most cost-effective manner possible. The Attorney General is 
directed to conduct this assessment and provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than February 1, 2000. 
Further, the Department is directed not to pursue or assume any 
other relationships which may result in the Department of 
Justice assuming facilities management responsibility or 
ownership of any other training facility, without prior 
consultation with the Committees.
      The Senate report language regarding utilization of 
Consortium members is adopted by reference. In addition, the 
conferees encourage OJP to collaborate with the National Guard 
to make use of the National Guard Distance Learning Network to 
deliver training programs, thereby capitalizing on investments 
made by the Department of Defense to provide low cost training 
to first responders.
      Counterterrorism Research and Development.--The 
conference agreement provides $30,000,000 to the National 
Institute of Justice for research into the social and political 
causes and effects of terrorism and development of technologies 
to counter biological, nuclear and chemical weapons of mass 
destruction, as well as cyberterrorism through our automated 
information systems. These funds shall be equally divided 
between the Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention 
of Terrorism and the Dartmouth Institute for Security Studies, 
and shall be administered by NIJ to ensure collaboration and 
coordination among the two institutes and NIJ, as well as with 
the National Domestic Preparedness Office and the Office of 
State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support. These institutes 
will also serve as national points of contact for antiterrorism 
information sharing among Federal, State and local preparedness 
agencies, as well as private and public organizations dealing 
with these issues. The conferees agree that such a 
collaborative approach is essential to production of a national 
research and technology development agenda and expect a status 
report by July 30, 2000.
      The conference agreement includes language providing 
funding for counterterrorism programs in accordance with 
sections 819, 821, and 822 of the Antiterrorism and Effective 
Death Penalty Act of 1996, as proposed in the House bill. The 
conference agreement does not include language, proposed in the 
Senate bill, prohibiting the Bureau of Justice Assistance from 
providing funding to States that have failed to establish a 
comprehensive terrorism plan. The House bill did not include a 
similar provision.
      Management and Administration.--The conference agreement 
includes $37,456,000 for Management and Administration, instead 
of $31,456,000 as proposed in the House, and $43,456,000 as 
proposed in the Senate. Within the amount, $2,000,000 is 
provided for Counterterrorism program activities. In addition, 
reimbursable funding from Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund 
programs, Community Oriented Policing Services, and a transfer 
from the Juvenile Justice account will be provided for the 
administration of grants under these activities. Total funding 
for the administration of grants assumed in the conference 
agreement is as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       Amount       FTE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Direct appropriations............................    $37,456,000    338
    (Counterterrorism programs)..................     (2,000,000)   (16)
Transfer from Juvenile Justice programs..........      6,647,000     87
Reimbursement from VCRTF.........................     56,288,000    434
Reimbursement from COPS..........................      4,700,000     39
                                                  ----------------------
      Total......................................   $105,091,000    898
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      The conferees commend OJP's restructuring report, 
submitted to the Committees during fiscal year 1999, and 
support the current comprehensive review undertaken by the 
authorizing committees. To further the goals of eliminating 
possible duplication and overlap among OJP's programs, 
improving responsiveness to State and local needs, and ensuring 
that appropriated funds are targeted in a planned, 
comprehensive and well-coordinated way, the conferees direct 
the Assistant Attorney General for OJP to submit a formal 
reorganization proposal no later than February 1, 2000, on the 
following limited items: the creation of a ``one-stop'' 
information center; the establishment of ``state desks'' for 
geographically-based grant administration; and the 
administration of grants by subject area.
      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for 
management and administration of Department of Justice 
counterterrorism programs. The conferees understand that the 
Department of Justice has submitted a reprogramming to 
establish an Office of State and Local Domestic Preparedness to 
administer these programs. The conferees have no objection to 
the establishment of this office.
      The conference agreement does not include additional 
funding proposed in the Senate bill to enable the Department of 
Justice to begin to assume responsibility for counterterrorism 
assistance programs currently funded and administered by the 
Department of Defense. Such action could significantly impact 
ongoing Department of Justice programs, and absent careful 
consideration and study, may result in the duplication and 
inefficient use of limited resources to meet the needs of State 
and local first responders. Therefore, the conferees direct the 
Department of Justice, working through the National Domestic 
Preparedness Office, to review this matter and provide to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than December 15, 1999, a 
comprehensive plan for the transition and integration of 
Department of Defense programs into ongoing Department of 
Justice and other Federal agency programs in the most efficient 
and cost-effective manner. The conferees expect the Department 
not to take any further actions to assume responsibility for 
these programs until such a review has been completed, and the 
Committees on Appropriations have been consulted. Upon 
completion of these actions, should additional funding be 
required by OJP, the Committees would be willing to entertain a 
reprogramming in accordance with section 605 of this Act.

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes a total of 
$2,958,950,000 for State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, 
instead of $2,822,950,000 as proposed in the House bill and 
$1,959,550,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. Of this amount, 
the conference agreement provides that $1,194,450,000 shall be 
derived from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund (VCRTF), 
instead of $1,193,450,000 as proposed in the House bill and 
$1,407,450,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement provides for the following 
programs from direct appropriations and the VCRTF:

Direct Appropriation:
    Local Law Enforcement Block Grant...................    $523,000,000
        Boys and Girls Clubs............................    (50,000,000)
        Law Enforcement Technology......................    (20,000,000)
    State Prison Grants.................................     686,500,000
        Cooperative Agreement Program...................    (25,000,000)
        Indian Country..................................    (34,000,000)
        Alien Incarceration.............................   (165,000,000)
    State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.............     420,000,000
    Crime Identification Technology Program.............     130,000,000
        Safe Schools Technology.........................    (15,000,000)
        Upgrade Criminal History Records................    (35,000,000)
        DNA backlog/CLIP................................    (30,000,000)
    Indian Tribal Courts Program........................       5,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total Direct Appropriations.......................   1,764,500,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund:
    Byrne Discretionary Grants..........................      52,000,000
    Byrne Formula Grants................................     500,000,000
    Drug Courts.........................................      40,000,000
    Juvenile Crime Block Grant..........................     250,000,000
    Violence Against Women Act Programs.................     283,750,000
    State Prison Drug Treatment.........................      63,000,000
    Missing Alzheimer's Patients Program................         900,000
    Law Enforcement Family Support Programs.............       1,500,000
    Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention......................       1,300,000
    Senior Citizens Against Marketing Scams.............       2,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.........   1,194,450,000

      Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.--The conference 
agreement includes $523,000,000 for the Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant program, as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$400,000,000, as proposed in the Senate bill, in order to 
continue the commitment to provide local governments with the 
resources and flexibility to address specific crime problems in 
their communities with their own solutions. Within the amount 
provided the conference agreement includes language providing 
$50,000,000 of these funds to the Boys and Girls Clubs of 
America, with the increase to be used as described by the 
Senate. In addition, the conference agreement extends the set 
aside for law enforcement technology for which an authorization 
had expired, as proposed in both the House and Senate bills.
      State Prison Grants.--The conference agreement includes 
$686,500,000 for State Prison Grants as proposed by the House, 
instead of $75,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of the amount 
provided, $462,500,000 is available to States to build and 
expand prisons, $165,000,000 is available to States for 
reimbursement of the cost of criminal aliens, $25,000,000 is 
available for the Cooperative Agreement Program, and 
$34,000,000 is available for construction of jails on Indian 
reservations, which does not include repair and maintenance 
costs for existing facilities. There is an awareness of the 
special needs of Circle of Nations, ND.
      State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.--The conference 
agreement provides a total of $585,000,000 for the State 
Criminal Alien Assistance Program for payment to the States for 
the costs of incarceration of criminal aliens, as proposed in 
the House bill, instead of $100,000,000, as proposed in the 
Senate bill. Of the total amount, the conference agreement 
includes $420,000,000 under this account for the State Criminal 
Alien Assistance Program and $165,000,000 for this purpose 
under the State Prison Grants program, as proposed by the House 
bill, instead of $100,000,000 for this program with no funds 
from the State Prison Grants program, as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Technology.--The conference agreement includes 
$250,000,000 in total funding for law enforcement technology, 
as follows: $130,000,000 for a Crime Identification Technology 
Program under this heading, which includes $15,000,000 for use 
by NIJ forresearching technology to make schools safe, 
$35,000,000 for grants to upgrade criminal history records, $30,000,000 
for grants to states to reduce their DNA backlogs and for the Crime 
Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP); $20,000,000 within the Local Law 
Enforcement Block Grant program to NIJ for assisting local units to 
identify, select, develop, modernize and purchase new technologies for 
use by law enforcement; and $100,000,000 for grants for law enforcement 
technology equipment under the Community Oriented Policing Services 
program heading.
      Crime Identification Technology Program.--The conference 
agreement includes $130,000,000 for crime identification 
technology, instead of $260,000,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill, and no funds, as proposed in the House bill, which 
proposed funding technology only in the Community Oriented 
Policing Services program, to be used and distributed pursuant 
to the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998, P.L. 105-
251. Under that Act, eligible uses of the funds are (1) 
upgrading criminal history and criminal justice record systems; 
(2) improvement of criminal justice identification, including 
fingerprint-based systems; (3) promoting compatibility and 
integration of national, State, and local systems for criminal 
justice purposes, firearms eligibility determinations, 
identification of sexual offenders, identification of domestic 
violence offenders, and background checks for other authorized 
purposes; (4) capture of information for statistical and 
research purposes; (5) developing multi-jurisdictional, multi-
agency communications systems; and (6) improvement of 
capabilities of forensic sciences, including DNA. Within the 
amount provided, the OJP is directed to provide grants to the 
following, and report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House and the Senate: $7,500,000 for a grant to Kentucky 
for a state-wide law enforcement technology program; and 
$7,500,000 for a grant for the Southwest Alabama Department of 
Justice's initiative to integrate data from various criminal 
justice agencies to meet Southwest Alabama's public safety 
needs.
      Safe Schools Technology.--Within the amounts available 
for technology under this account, the conference agreement 
includes $15,000,000 for Safe Schools technology to continue 
funding NIJ's development of new, more effective safety 
technologies such as less obtrusive weapons detection and 
surveillance equipment and information systems that provide 
communities quick access to information they need to identify 
potentially violent youth, as described in the Senate report.
      Upgrade Criminal History Records (Brady Act).--Within the 
amounts available for technology under this account, the 
conference agreement provides $35,000,000, instead of 
$40,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and as an authorized use 
of funds from within the Crime Identification Technology Act 
formula grant program funded in the Community Oriented Policing 
Services program as proposed by the House. The House report did 
not designate a specific dollar amount.
      DNA Backlog Grants/Crime Laboratory Improvement Program 
(CLIP).--Within the amounts available for technology under this 
account, the conference agreement includes $30,000,000 for 
grants to States to reduce their DNA backlogs and for the Crime 
Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP), as proposed by the 
Senate bill. The House provided funds for these programs 
through the Crime Identification Technology Act formula grant 
program funded in the Community Oriented Policing Services 
program. Within the amount made available under this program, 
it is expected that the OJP will review proposals, provide 
grants if warranted, and report to the Committees on its 
intentions regarding: a $2,000,000 grant to the Marshall 
University Forensic Science Program; a $3,000,000 grant to the 
West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program; 
$1,200,000 to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's 
forensic laboratory; a $500,000 grant to the Southeast Missouri 
Crime Laboratory; a $661,000 grant to the Wisconsin Laboratory 
to upgrade DNA technology and training; $1,250,000 for Alaska's 
crime identification program; and $1,900,000 to the National 
Forensic Science Technology Center, as described in the House 
report.
      Indian Tribal Courts.--The conference agreement includes 
$5,000,000, as proposed in the Senate, which was not funded in 
the House bill, to assist tribal governments in the 
development, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal 
judicial systems. These grants should be competitive, based 
upon the extent and urgency of the need of each applicant. OJP 
should report back to the Committees with its proposal as to 
how the program may be administered. The conferees note the 
special needs of the Wapka Sica Historical Society of South 
Dakota.

              VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION TRUST FUND PROGRAMS

      Edward Byrne Grants to States.--The conference agreement 
provides $552,000,000 for the Edward Byrne Memorial State and 
Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program, of which $52,000,000 
is discretionary and $500,000,000 is provided for formula 
grants under this program.
      Byrne Discretionary Grants.--The conference agreement 
provides $52,000,000 for discretionary grants under Chapter A 
of the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement 
Assistance Program to be administered by Bureau of Justice 
Assistance (BJA), instead of $52,100,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill, and $47,000,000 as proposed in the Housebill. 
Within the amount provided for discretionary grants, the Bureau of 
Justice Assistance is expected to review the following proposals, 
provide a grant if warranted, and report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and the Senate on its intentions:
      --$2,000,000 for the Alaska Native Justice Center;
      --$1,000,000 for the Ben Clark Public Safety Training 
program for law enforcement officers;
      --$100,000 for the Chattanooga Endeavors Program for ex-
offenders;
      --$3,000,000 for a cultural and diversity awareness 
training program for law enforcement officers in New York, Los 
Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta, to be divided equally;
      --$1,775,000 to continue the Drug Abuse Resistance 
Education (DARE America) program;
      --$2,250,000 to continue the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Drug Enforcement Task Force and for expansion of the regional 
gang tracking system;
      --$550,000 for the Kane County Child Advocacy Center for 
additional personnel for the prosecution of child sexual 
assault cases;
      --$1,000,000 for a one-time grant to the Law Enforcement 
Innovation Center for law enforcement training;
      --$500,000 for the community security program of the 
Local Initiative Support Corporation;
      --$250,000 for the Long Island Anti-Gang Task Force;
      --$1,000,000 for Los Angeles County's Roll Out Teams 
Program for one-time funding for independent investigations of 
officer-involved shootings;
      --$1,000,000 for Los Angeles Police Department's Family 
Violence Response Teams for additional personnel to expand the 
existing pilot program;
      --$4,500,000 for the Executive Office of the U.S. 
Attorneys to support the National District Attorneys 
Association's participation in legal education training at the 
National Advocacy Center;
      --$3,000,000 for the National Center for Innovation at 
the University of Mississippi School of Law to sponsor research 
and produce judicial education seminars and training for court 
personnel in administering cases;
      --$4,300,000 for the National Crime Prevention Council to 
continue and expand the National Citizens Crime Prevention 
Campaign (McGruff);
      --$3,150,000 for the national motor vehicle title 
information system, authorized by the Anti-Car Theft 
Improvement Act for operating the system in the current States 
and to expand to additional States;
      --$1,250,000 for the National Neighborhood Crime and Drug 
Abuse Prevention Program;
      --$1,000,000 for the National Training and Information 
Center;
      --$1,000,000 for the Nevada National Judicial College;
      --$1,500,000 for the New Hampshire Operation 
Streetsweeper Program;
      --$800,000 for the Night Light Program in San Bernadino, 
CA;
      --$400,000 for the Western Missouri Public Safety 
Training Institute for public safety officers training;
      --$750,000 for Operation Child Haven;
      --$974,000 for the Utah State Olympic Public Safety 
Command to continue to develop and support a public safety 
master plan for the 2002 Winter Olympics;
      --$1,250,000 for Project Return in New Orleans, LA;
      --$1,000,000 for a Rural Crime Prevention and Prosecution 
program;
      --$1,500,000 for the SEARCH program;
      --$750,000 for the Tools for Tolerance program for a law 
enforcement training program; and
      --$3,500,000 for the Consolidated Advanced Technologies 
for the Law Enforcement Program at the University of New 
Hampshire and the New Hampshire Department of Safety.
      Within the available resources for Byrne discretionary 
grants, BJA is urged to review proposals, and provide grants if 
warranted, and report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House and Senate on its intentions regarding: the Haymarket 
House; Oregon Partnership; and Westcare.
      The conferees are aware that, on certain limited 
occasions, the Office of Justice Programs has provided or made 
grants to pay overtime costs for State and local law 
enforcement personnel. The conferees expect OJP to submit, no 
later than January 31, 2000, a report on (1) its current policy 
on paying State and local overtime costs, (2) the extraordinary 
circumstances that might warrant a waiver of existing 
procedures, and (3) the process by which such a waiver could be 
granted.
      Byrne Formula Grants.--The conference agreement provides 
$500,000,000 for the Byrne Formula Grant program, as proposed 
in Senate bill, instead of $505,000,000 asproposed in the House 
bill. The conference agreement includes language, as proposed in both 
bills, which makes drug testing programs an allowable use of grants 
provided to States under this program.
      Drug Courts.--The conference agreement includes 
$40,000,000 for the drug courts as proposed both in the Senate 
and House bills. The conferees note that localities may also 
obtain funding for drug courts under the Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant and Juvenile Accountability Block Grant.
      Juvenile Accountability Block Grant.--The conference 
agreement provides $250,000,000 for a Juvenile Accountability 
Incentive Block Grant program to address the growing problem of 
juvenile crime, as proposed in the House bill and instead of 
the $100,000,000 proposed in the Senate bill. The conference 
agreement includes language that continues by reference the 
terms and conditions for the administration of the Block Grants 
contained in the fiscal year 1999 appropriations bill, instead 
of listing those terms and conditions.
      Violence Against Women Grants.--The conference agreement 
includes $283,750,000 for grants to support the Violence 
Against Women Act, as proposed in the Senate bill, instead of 
$282,750,000 as proposed in the House bill. Grants provided 
under this account are as follows:

General Grants..........................................    $206,750,000
    Civil Legal Assistance..............................    (28,000,000)
    National Institute of Justice.......................     (5,200,000)
    D.C. Superior Court Domestic Violence...............     (1,196,000)
    OJJDP--Safe Start Program...........................    (10,000,000)
    Violence on College Campuses........................    (10,000,000)
Victims of Child Abuse Programs:
    Court-Appointed Special Advocates...................      10,000,000
    Training for Judicial Personnel.....................       2,000,000
    Grants for Televised Testimony......................       1,000,000
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies.....................      34,000,000
Rural Domestic Violence.................................      25,000,000
Training Programs.......................................       5,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     283,750,000

      Within the amount provided for General Grants, the 
conference agreement includes $28,000,000 exclusively for the 
purpose of augmenting civil legal assistance programs to 
address domestic violence, $5,200,000 for research and 
evaluation of domestic violence programs, $1,196,000 for 
continued support of the enhanced domestic prosecution unit 
within the District of Columbia, as proposed in the House 
report, $10,000,000 for continued support of the Safe Start 
program which provides direct intervention and treatment to 
youth who are victims, witnesses or perpetrators of violent 
crimes in order to attempt early treatment, and $10,000,000 to 
combat violent crime against women on college campuses, the 
latter as proposed in the Senate report.
      State Prison Drug Treatment.--The conference agreement 
includes $63,000,000 for substance abuse treatment programs 
within State and local correctional facilities, as proposed in 
the House and Senate bills.
      Safe Return Program.--The conference agreement includes 
$900,000 as proposed by both the House and Senate bills.
      Law Enforcement Family Support.--The conference agreement 
includes $1,500,000 for law enforcement family support 
programs, as proposed in both the Senate and House bills.
      Senior Citizens Against Marketing Scams.--The conference 
agreement includes $2,000,000 for programs to assist law 
enforcement in preventing and stopping marketing scams against 
senior citizens, as proposed by both the House and Senate 
bills.
      Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention.--The conference agreement 
includes $1,300,000 for grants to combat motor vehicle theft as 
proposed by both the Senate and House bills.

                         WEED AND SEED PROGRAM

      The conference agreement includes a direct appropriation 
of $33,500,000 for the Weed and Seed program, as proposed by 
the House bill, instead of $40,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate bill. The conference agreement includes the expectation 
that $6,500,000 will be made available from the Asset 
Forfeiture Super Surplus Fund.

                  Community Oriented Policing Services

      The conference agreement includes $325,000,000 for the 
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, as 
proposed in the Senate bill, instead of $268,000,000 as 
proposed in the House bill. Of this amount, $45,000,000 is from 
the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund. This statement of 
managers reflects the conference agreement on how funds 
provided for all programs under the Community Oriented Policing 
Services program in this conference report are to be spent.
      Police Hiring Initiatives.--Funds have been provided 
since fiscal year 1994 to support grants for the hiring of 
100,000 police officers, a goal which the President announced 
had been met in May of 1999. The conference agreement 
includes$352,000,000 for police hiring initiatives as follows: 
$180,000,000 from direct appropriations for school resource officers; 
$92,000,000 from direct appropriations for the universal hiring program 
(UHP); $40,000,000 from unobligated carryover balances for hiring 
police officers for Indian Country; and $40,000,000 from unobligated 
carryover balances from the fiscal year 1999 universal hiring program 
to continue to be used for the universal hiring program.
      Safe schools initiative (SSI).--The conference agreement 
supports the concern expressed in the Senate and House reports 
regarding the level of violence in our children's schools as 
evidenced by the tragic events that have occurred around the 
Nation. In the past year, guns and explosives have been used by 
children against children and teachers more than ever before, 
leading many to believe this violence is ``out of control.'' To 
address this issue, the conference agreement includes 
$225,000,000 for the Safe Schools Initiative (SSI), including 
funds for technology development, prevention, community 
planning and school safety officers. Within this total, 
$180,000,000 is from the COPS hiring program to provide school 
resource officers who will work in partnership with schools and 
other community-based entities to develop programs to improve 
the safety of elementary and secondary school children and 
educators in and around schools; $15,000,000 is from the 
Juvenile Justice At-Risk Children's Program and $15,000,000 is 
from the COPS program ($30,000,000 total) for programs aimed at 
preventing violence in schools through partnerships with 
schools and community-based organizations; $15,000,000 is 
provided from the Crime Identification Technology Program to 
NIJ to develop technologies to improve school safety. Special 
note is made of the need for additional school resource 
officers in King County, Washington.
      Indian Country.--The conference agreement includes 
$40,000,000 from unobligated carryover balances to improve law 
enforcement capabilities on Indian lands, both for hiring 
uniformed officers and for the purchase of equipment and 
training for new and existing officers, as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Management and Administration.--The conference agreement 
also includes a provision that provides that not to exceed 
$17,325,000 shall be expended for management and administration 
of the program, as proposed in the Senate bill, instead of 
$25,500,000, as proposed in the House bill. A request for 
reprogramming or transfer of funds, pursuant to section 605 of 
this Act, would be entertained to increase this amount.
      Non-Hiring Initiatives.--The conferees understand that 
the COPS program reached its goal of funding 100,000 officers 
in May of 1999. Having reached the original goals of the 
program, the conferees want to ensure there is adequate 
infrastructure for the new police officers, similar to the 
focus that has been provided Federal law enforcement over the 
past several years. The conferees believe this approach will 
enable police officers to work more efficiently, equipped with 
the protection, tools, and technology they need: to address 
crime in and around schools, provide law enforcement technology 
for local law enforcement, combat the emergence of 
methamphetamine in new areas and provide policing of ``hot 
spots'' of drug market activity, and provide bullet proof and 
stab proof vests for local law enforcement officers and 
correctional officers.
      Specifically, the conferees direct the program to use 
$205,675,000, to be made available from a combination of 
$170,000,000 from unobligated carryover balances and the 
$35,675,000 from direct appropriations in this Act for COPS, to 
fund initiatives that will result in more effective policing. 
The conferees believe that these funds should be used to 
address these critical law enforcement requirements and direct 
the program to establish the following non-hiring grant 
programs:
      1. COPS Technology Program.--The conference agreement 
includes the direction of $100,000,000 to be used for continued 
development of technologies and automated systems to assist 
State and local law enforcement agencies in investigating, 
responding to and preventing crime. In particular, there is 
recognition of the importance of the sharing of criminal 
information and intelligence between State and local law 
enforcement to address multi-jurisdictional crimes.
      Within the amounts made available under this program, the 
conference agreement includes the expectation that the COPS 
office will award grants for the following technology 
proposals:
      --$1,450,000 for a grant for the Access to Court 
Electronic Data for Criminal Justice Agencies project;
      --$1,000,000 for a grant for Alameda County, CA, for a 
voice communications system;
      --$1,000,000 for a grant to the Greater Atlanta Data 
Center for law enforcement training technology for a multi-
jurisdictional area;
      --$350,000 for a grant to Birmingham, AL, for a Mobile 
Emergency Communication System;
      --$60,000 for a grant to the Bolivar City Sheriff's 
Office (MS) for public safety equipment;
      --up to $7,000,000 for the acquisition or lease and 
installation of dashboard mounted cameras for State and local 
law enforcement on patrol;
      --$1,000,000 for a grant to Clackamas County, OR, for 
police communications equipment;
      --$100,000 for a grant to Charles Mix County, SD, for 
Emergency 911 Service;
      --$1,000,000 for a grant to the City of Fairbanks, AK, 
for a police radio and telecommunications system;
      --$90,000 for a grant to the Fairbanks, AK, police for 
thermal imaging goggles;
      --$430,000 for a grant to Greenwood County, SC, for 
technology upgrades;
      --$1,000,000 for a grant for Hampton Roads, VA, for 
regional law enforcement technology;
      --$100,000 for a grant for technology upgrades for the 
Harrison, NY, police department;
      --$1,588,000 for a grant to Henderson, NV, for mobile 
data computers for law enforcement;
      --$3,000,000 for a grant for video-teleconferencing 
equipment necessary to assist State and local law enforcement 
in contacting the Immigration and Naturalization Service to 
allow them to confirm the identification of illegal and 
criminal aliens in their custody;
      --$1,333,000 for a grant to the city of Jackson, MS, for 
public safety and automated system technologies;
      --$1,000,000 for Jefferson County, KY, for mobile data 
terminals for law enforcement;
      --$400,000 for a grant to the Kauai, HI, County Police 
Department to enhance the emergency communications systems;
      --$1,700,000 for a grant for the Kentucky Justice Cabinet 
for equipment to implement a sexual offender registration and 
community notification information system;
      --$1,500,000 to the Law Enforcement On-Line Program;
      --$100,000 for a grant for Lexington-Fayette, KY, law 
enforcement communications equipment;
      --$200,000 for a grant for the Logan Mobile Data System;
      --$2,300,000 for a grant to Los Angeles County for 
equipment relating to the criminal alien demonstration project;
      --$3,000,000 for a grant to the Low Country, SC, Tri-
County Police initiative to establish a regional law 
enforcement computer network;
      --$112,000 for a grant to Lowell, MA, for police 
communications equipment;
      --$150,000 for a grant to Martin County, KY, for 
technology for a public safety training program;
      --$400,000 for a grant to the Maui County, HI, police 
department to enhance the emergency communications systems;
      --$100,000 for a grant to Mineral County, NV, to upgrade 
technology;
      --$2,500,000 for a grant to the Missouri State Court 
Administration for the Juvenile Justice Information System to 
enhance communication and collaboration between juvenile 
courts, law enforcement, schools, and other agencies;
      --$425,000 for the Montana Juvenile Justice video-
teleconferencing equipment;
      --$5,000,000 to the National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children to create a program that would provide 
targeted technology to police departments for the specific 
purpose of child victimization prevention and response;
      --$800,000 for a grant to the National Center for Victims 
of Crime--INFOLINK;
      --$1,500,000 for a grant to expand the demonstration 
program enabling local law enforcement officers to field-test a 
portable hand-held digital fingerprint and photo device which 
would be compatible with NCIC 2000;
      --$28,000 for a grant to Nenana, AK, for mobile video and 
communications equipment;
      --$60,000 for a grant to the New Rochelle, NY, Harbor 
Police Department for technology;
      --$5,000,000 for a grant for the North Carolina Criminal 
Justice Information (CJIS-J-NET) for the final year of funding 
of the comprehensive integrated criminal information system, as 
described in the House report;
      --$500,000 for a grant to the New Jersey State police for 
computers and equipment for a truck safety initiative;
      --$107,000 for public safety and automated system 
technologies for Ocean Springs, MS;
      --$2,500,000 for a grant for Project Hoosier SAFE-T;
      --$150,000 for a grant to Pulaski County, KY, for 
technology for a public safety training program;
      --$390,000 for a grant to Racine County, WI, for a 
countywide integrated computer aided dispatch management system 
and mobile data computer system;
      --$5,000,000 for a grant to the Regional Information 
Sharing System (RISS) for RISS Secure Intranet to increase the 
ability of law enforcement member agencies to share and 
retrieve criminal intelligence information on a real-time 
basis;
      --$200,000 for a grant to Riverside, CA, for law 
enforcement computer upgrades;
      --$1,500,000 for a grant to Rock County, WI, for a law 
enforcement consortium;
      --$550,000 for a grant to the Santa Monica, CA, police 
department for an automated Mobile Field Reporting System;
      --$2,000,000 for a grant to the Seattle, WA, police 
department for forensic imaging equipment and computer 
upgrades;
      --$800,000 for a one-time grant to the SECURE gunshot 
detection demonstration project for Austin, TX;
      --$2,000,000 for a grant to the South Dakota Training 
Center for technology upgrades;
      --$7,000,000 for a grant for the South Dakota Bureau of 
Information and Telecommunications to enhance their emergency 
communication system;
      --$9,000,000 for a grant for the continuation of the 
Southwest Border States Anti-Drug Information System, which 
will provide for the purchase and deployment of the technology 
network between all State and local law enforcement agencies in 
the four southwest border States;
      --$5,000,000 for the Utah Communications Agency Network 
(UCAN) for enhancements and upgrades of security and 
communications infrastructure relating to the 2002 Winter 
Olympics;
      --$350,000 for the Union County, SC, Sheriff's Office for 
technology upgrades;
      --$1,000,000 for Ventura County, CA, for an integrated 
justice system;
      --$200,000 to the Vermont Department of Public Safety for 
a mobile command center;
      --$4,000,000 to the Vermont Public Safety Communications 
Program;
      --$1,000,000 to the St. Johnsbury, Rutland, and 
Burlington, VT, technology programs;
      --$3,000,000 to the New Hampshire State Police VHF 
trunked digital radio system;
      --$1,200,000 to Yellowstone County, MT, for Mobile Data 
Systems; and
      --$650,000 to Yellowstone County, MT, Driving Simulator 
for law enforcement training equipment.
      2. COPS Methamphetamine/Drug ``Hot Spots'' Program.--The 
conferees direct that $35,675,000 from direct appropriations be 
used for State and local law enforcement programs to combat 
methamphetamine production, distribution, and use, and to 
reimburse the Drug Enforcement Administration for assistance to 
State and local law enforcement for proper removal and disposal 
of hazardous materials at clandestine methamphetamine labs. The 
monies may also be used for policing initiatives in ``hot 
spots'' of drug market activity. The House bill proposed 
$35,000,000 and the Senate proposed $25,000,000 for this 
purpose.
      Within the amount included for the Methamphetamine/Drug 
Hot Spots Program, the conference agreement expects the COPS 
office to award grants for the following programs:
      --$1,000,000 to the Arizona Methamphetamine program to 
support additional law enforcement officers and to train local 
and State law enforcement officers on the proper recognition, 
collection, removal, and destruction of methamphetamine;
      --$18,200,000 to continue the California Bureau of 
Narcotics Enforcement's Methamphetamine Strategy to support 
additional law enforcement officers, intelligence gathering and 
forensic capabilities, training and community outreach 
programs;
      --$50,000 to the Grass Valley, NV, Methamphetamine 
initiative to support additional law enforcement officers and 
to train local and State law enforcement officers on the proper 
recognition, collection, removal, and destruction of 
methamphetamine;
      --$500,000 to the Illinois State Police to combat 
methamphetamine and to train officers in methamphetamine 
investigations;
      --$1,200,000 to the Iowa Methamphetamine Law Enforcement 
initiative to support additional law enforcement officers and 
to train local and State law enforcement officers on the proper 
recognition, collection, removal, and destruction of 
methamphetamine;
      --$750,000 to the Las Vegas Special Police Enforcement 
and Eradication Program of which $450,000 is for the Las Vegas 
Police Department and $300,000 is for the North Las Vegas 
Police Department to support additional law enforcement 
officers and to train local and State law enforcement officers 
on the proper recognition, collection, removal, and destruction 
of methamphetamine;
      --$6,000,000 to the Midwest Methamphetamine initiative 
(MO) to support additional law enforcement officers and to 
train local and State law enforcement officers on the proper 
recognition, collection, removal, and destruction of 
methamphetamine;
      --$525,000 to Nebraska's Clandestine Laboratory team to 
support additional law enforcement officers and to train local 
and State law enforcement officers on the proper recognition, 
collection, removal, and destruction of methamphetamine;
      --$750,000 to the New Mexico methamphetamine program for 
additional law enforcement officers, intelligence gathering and 
forensic capabilities, training and community outreach 
programs;
      --$1,000,000 to the Northern Utah Methamphetamine Program 
for additional law enforcement officers and to train local and 
State law enforcement officers on the proper recognition, 
collection, removal, and destruction of methamphetamine;
      --$1,000,000 to the Rocky Mountain Methamphetamine 
Program for additional law enforcement officers and to train 
local and State law enforcement officers on the proper 
recognition, collection, removal, and destruction of 
methamphetamine;
      --$1,000,000 to the Tennessee Methamphetamine Program for 
additional law enforcement officers and to train local and 
State law enforcement officers on the proper recognition, 
collection, removal, and destruction of methamphetamine;
      --$1,200,000 to the Tri-State Methamphetamine Training 
(IA/SD/NE) program to train officers from rural areas on 
methamphetamine interdiction, cover operations, intelligence 
gathering, locating clandestine laboratories, case development, 
and prosecution;
      --$1,000,000 to form a Western Kentucky Methamphetamine 
training program and to provide equipment and manpower to form 
inter-departmental task forces; and
      --$1,000,000 for the Western Wisconsin Methamphetamine 
Initiative for additional law enforcement officers and to train 
local and State law enforcement officers on the proper 
recognition, collection, removal, and destruction of 
methamphetamine.
      The conference agreement expects the OJP to review a 
request from the Polk County, FL, Sheriff's office to provide 
additional capabilities to expand the methamphetamine program 
and provide a grant, if warranted.
      3. COPS Safe School Initiative (SSI)/School Prevention 
Initiatives.--The conferees direct that $15,000,000 of 
unobligated carryover balances be used to provide grants to 
policing agencies and schools to provide resources for programs 
aimed at preventing violence in public schools, and to support 
the assignment of officers to work in collaboration with 
schools and community-based organizations to address crime and 
disorder problems, gangs, and drug activities, as proposed in 
the House report. Within the overall amounts recommended for 
this program, the conference agreement includes the expectation 
that the COPS office will examine each of the following 
proposals, provide grants if warranted, and submit a report to 
the Committees on its intentions for each proposal:
      --$250,000 for the Alaska Community in School Mentoring 
program;
      --$500,000 for a grant to the Home Run Program to assist 
elementary and secondary schools with children beginning to 
engage in delinquent behavior;
      --$300,000 for the Links to Community Demonstration 
Project;
      --$3,000,000 for a grant to the Miami-Dade Juvenile 
Assessment Center for a safe school demonstration project;
      --$541,000 for a grant to the Milwaukee schools' Summer 
Stars program;
      --$2,000,000 for a grant to the National Center for Rural 
Law Enforcement for school violence research;
      --$5,000,000 for training by the National Center for 
Missing and Exploited Children for law enforcement officers 
selected to be part of the Safe Schools Initiative;
      --$1,000,000 to the School Crime Prevention and Security 
Technology Center;
      --$500,000 for a grant to the University of Kentucky for 
research on school violence prevention;
      --$200,000 for the evaluation of the Vermont SAFE-T 
program and Colchester Community Youth Project;
      --$500,000 for the Youth Advocacy Program in South 
Carolina;
      --$500,000 for the Youth Outreach program.
      Within the amounts made available under this program, the 
conferers expect the COPS office to examine each of the 
following proposals, to provide grants if warranted, and to 
submit a report to the Committees on its intentions for each 
proposal: the ``Free to Grow'' program at Columbia University, 
and the Tuscaloosa Youth Violence Project.
      4. COPS Bullet-proof vests initiative.--The conferees 
direct that $25,000,000 of unobligated carryover balances be 
used to provide State and local law enforcement officers with 
bullet-proof vests, the second year of the program, in 
accordance with Public Law 105-181.
      5. Police Corps.--The conferees direct that $30,000,000 
of unobligated carryover balances in the COPS program be used 
for Police Corps instead of the $25,000,000 proposed in the 
House bill. The Senate bill proposed $30,000,000 within the 
Local LawEnforcement Block Grant. The conference agreement 
includes funding for an annual data collection and reporting program on 
excessive force by law enforcement officers, pursuant to Subtitle D of 
Title XXI of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 
as has been previously funded within the unobligated balances of this 
program. The conference agreement includes continued funding for this 
data collection in the same manner.

                       juvenile justice programs

      The conference agreement includes $287,097,000 for 
Juvenile Justice programs, instead of $286,597,000 as proposed 
in the House bill and $322,597,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill. The conference agreement includes the understanding that 
changes to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs 
are being considered in the reauthorization process of the 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act of 1974. However, absent 
completion of this reauthorization process, the conference 
agreement provides funding consistent with the current Juvenile 
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. In addition, the 
conference agreement includes language that provides that 
funding for these programs shall be subject to the provisions 
of any subsequent authorization legislation that is enacted. 
The agreement includes a comprehensive mental health study of 
juveniles in the criminal justice system, as described in the 
House report.
      Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.--Of the 
total amount provided, $269,097,000 is for grants and 
administrative expenses for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention programs including:
      1. $6,847,000 for the Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Part A).
      2. $89,000,000 for Formula Grants for assistance to State 
and local programs (Part B).
      3. $42,750,000 for Discretionary Grants for National 
Programs and Special Emphasis Programs (Part C).
      Within the amount provided for Part C discretionary 
grants, OJJDP is directed to review the following proposals, 
provide grants if warranted, and submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate on its 
intentions regarding:
      --$500,000 to continue the Achievable Dream after school 
program;
      --$50,000 for Catholic Charities, Inc. in Louisville, KY, 
for an after school program;
      --$1,500,000 for the Center on Crimes/Violence Against 
Children;
      --$250,000 for the Culinary Arts for At-Risk Youth in 
Miami-Dade, FL;
      --$5,000,000 for the Innovative Partnerships for High 
Risk Youth;
      --$650,000 for the Juvenile Justice Tribal Collaboration 
and Technical assistance;
      --$600,000 for the Kids With A Promise program;
      --$2,000,000 to continue the L.A. Best youth program;
      --$500,000 for the L.A. Dads/Family programs;
      --$500,000 to continue the L.A. Bridges after school 
program;
      --$550,000 for Lincoln Action Programs--Youth Violence 
Alternative Project;
      --$250,000 to continue the Low Country Children's Center 
program;
      --$350,000 for Mecklenburg County's Domestic Violence 
HERO program;
      --$1,500,000 for the Milwaukee Safe and Sound program;
      --$3,000,000 for the Mount Hope Center for a youth 
program;
      --$310,000 for the National Association of State Fire 
Marshals--Juvenile Firesetters initiative;
      --$3,000,000 to continue funding for the National Council 
of Juvenile and Family Courts which provides continuing legal 
education in family and juvenile law;
      --$1,900,000 for continued support for law-related 
education;
      --$300,000 for the No Workshops . . . No Jump Shots 
program;
      --$150,000 for the Operation Quality Time program;
      --$3,000,000 for Parents Anonymous, to develop 
partnerships with local communities to build and support 
strong, safe families and to help break the cycle of abuse and 
delinquency;
      --$750,000 for the Rio Arriba County, NM, after school 
program;
      --$1,300,000 for the Suffolk University Center for 
Juvenile Justice;
      --$1,000,000 for the University of Missouri--Kansas City 
Juvenile Justice Research Center for research;
      --$150,000 for the United Neighborhoods of Northern 
Virginia youth program;
      --$1,000,000 for the University of Montana to create a 
juvenile after-school program;
      --$200,000 for the Vermont Association of Court Diversion 
programs to help prevent and treat teen alcohol abuse;
      --$1,000,000 for the Youth Crime Watch Initiative of 
Florida; and
      --$5,000,000 for the Youth ChalleNGe Program.
      In addition, OJJDP is directed to examine each of the 
following proposals, provide grants if warranted, and report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both theHouse and Senate on 
its intentions for each proposal: the At Risk Youth Program in Wausau, 
Wisconsin; the Consortium on Children, Families, and the Law; the 
Hawaii Lawyers Care Na Keiki Law Center; for a juvenile justice program 
in Kansas City, MO; the Learning for Life program conducted by the Boy 
Scouts; the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Youth 
Development Program; OASIS; the Oklahoma State Transition and 
Reintegration Services (STARS); the Rapid Response Program, Washington/
Hancock County, ME; the St. Louis City Regional Violence Prevention 
Initiative; and the University of South Alabama's Youth Violence 
Project.
      4. $12,000,000 to expand the Youth Gangs (Part D) program 
which provides grants to public and private nonprofit 
organizations to prevent and reduce the participation of at-
risk youth in the activities of gangs that commit crimes. 
Within the amount provided, OJJDP is directed to provide a 
grant of $50,000 for the Metro Denver Gang Coalition.
      5. $10,000,000 for Discretionary Grants for State 
Challenge Activities (Part E) to increase the amount of a 
State's formula grant by up to 10 percent, if that State agrees 
to undertake some or all of the ten challenge activities 
designed to improve various aspects of a State's juvenile 
justice and delinquency prevention program.
      6. $13,500,000 for the Juvenile Mentoring Program (Part 
G) to reduce juvenile delinquency, improve academic 
performance, and reduce the drop-out rate among at-risk youth 
through the use of mentors by bringing together young people in 
high crime areas with law enforcement officers and other 
responsible adults who are willing to serve as long-term 
mentors. In addition, OJJDP is directed to examine each of the 
following proposals, provide grants if warranted, and report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both the House and Senate 
on its intentions for each proposal: a grant in an amount 
greater than the current year level for the Big Brothers/Big 
Sisters of America program; $1,000,000 for a grant to Utah 
State University for a pilot mentoring program that focuses on 
the entire family; and $1,000,000 for a grant to the Tom 
Osborne mentoring program.
      7. $95,000,000 for Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency 
Prevention Programs (Title V), to units of general local 
government for delinquency prevention programs and other 
activities for at-risk youth. The Title V program provides 
funding on a formula basis to States, to be distributed by the 
States for use by local units of government and locally-based 
public and private agencies and organizations. Administration 
of these funds on a formula basis ensures fairness in the 
distribution process.
      Safe Schools Initiative (SSI).--The conference agreement 
includes $15,000,000 within the Title V grants for the Safe 
Schools Initiative as proposed in the Senate report. In 
addition, OJJDP is directed to examine each of the following 
proposals, provide grants if warranted, and report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both the House and Senate on 
its intentions for each proposal: $2,500,000 for a grant to the 
Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community 
Violence; $500,000 for a grant to the University of Louisville 
for research; $1,250,000 for the Teens, Crime, and the 
Community Program; and a grant to the ``I Have a Dream'' 
Foundation for an at-risk youth program.
      Tribal Youth Program.--The conference agreement includes 
$12,500,000 within the Title V grants for programs to reduce, 
control and prevent crime, as proposed in the Senate report.
      Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program.--The 
conference agreement includes $25,000,000 within the Title V 
grants for programs to assist States in enforcing underage 
drinking laws, as proposed in the Senate report. Projects 
funded may include: Statewide task forces of State and local 
law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to target 
establishments suspected of a pattern of violations of State 
laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol by minors; 
public advertising programs to educate establishments about 
statutory prohibitions and sanctions; and innovative programs 
to prevent and combat underage drinking. In addition, OJJDP is 
directed to examine the following proposal, provide a grant if 
warranted, and report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both the House and Senate on its intentions for the proposal: 
$1,000,000 for a grant to the Sam Houston State University and 
Mothers Against Drunk Driving for a National Institute for 
Victims Studies project.
      Drug Prevention Program.--While crime is on the decline 
in certain parts of America, a dangerous precursor to crime, 
namely teenage drug use, is on the rise and may soon reach a 
20-year high. The conference agreement includes $11,000,000, 
instead of $12,000,000 as proposed in the House bill, and no 
funds proposed in the Senate report, to develop, demonstrate 
and test programs to increase the perception among children and 
youth that drug use is risky, harmful, or unattractive.
      Victims of Child Abuse Act.--The conference agreement 
includes $7,000,000 for the programs authorized under the 
Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA), as proposed in the House 
bill. The agreement includes $7,000,000 to Improve 
Investigations and Prosecutions (Subtitle A) as follows:
      --$1,000,000 to establish Regional Children's Advocacy 
Centers, as authorized by section 213 of VOCA;
      --$4,000,000 to establish local Children's Advocacy 
Centers, as authorized by section 214 of VOCA;
      --$1,500,000 for a continuation grant to the National 
Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse for specialized technical 
assistance and training programs to improve the prosecution of 
child abuse cases, as authorized by section 214a of VOCA; and
      --$500,000 for a continuation grant to the National 
Network of Child Advocacy Centers for technical assistance and 
training, as authorized by section 214a of VOCA.

                    public safety officers benefits

      The conference agreement includes $32,541,000, as 
proposed by the House, instead of $36,041,000, as proposed by 
the Senate, in direct appropriations and assumes $2,261,071 in 
unobligated carryover balances which will fully fund 
anticipated payments.
      In addition, the conference agreement assumes $2,339,000 
in fiscal year 1999 unobligated carryover balances to pay for 
higher education for dependents of Federal, State and local 
public safety officers who are killed or permanently disabled 
in the line of duty.

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

      The conference agreement includes the following general 
provisions for the Department of Justice:
      Section 101.--The conference agreement includes section 
101, identical in both the House and Senate bills, which makes 
up to $45,000 of the funds appropriated to the Department of 
Justice available for reception and representation expenses.
      Sec. 102.--The conference agreement includes section 102, 
as proposed in the House bill, which continues certain 
authorities for the Department of Justice in fiscal year 2000 
that were contained in the Department of Justice Appropriation 
Authorization Act, fiscal year 1980. The Senate bill did not 
contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 103.--The conference agreement includes section 103, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, which prohibits 
the use of funds to perform abortions in the Federal Prison 
System.
      Sec. 104.--The conference agreement includes section 104, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, which prohibits 
the use of funds to require any person to perform, or 
facilitate the performance of, an abortion.
      Sec. 105.--The conference agreement includes section 105, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, which states that 
nothing in the previous section removes the obligation of the 
Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort services to 
female inmates who seek to obtain abortions outside a Federal 
facility.
      Sec. 106.--The conference agreement includes section 106, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, which allows the 
Department of Justice to spend up to $10,000,000 for rewards 
for information regarding acts of terrorism against a United 
States person or property at levels not to exceed $2,000,000 
per reward.
      Sec. 107.--The conference agreement includes section 107, 
as proposed in the House bill, which continues the current 5% 
and 10% limitations on transfers among Department of Justice 
accounts, instead of limitations of 10% and 20%, respectively, 
as proposed in the Senate bill.
      Sec. 108.--The conference agreement includes section 108, 
modified from language proposed in the House and Senate bills, 
which sets forth the grant authority of the Assistant Attorney 
General for the Office of Justice Programs.
      Sec. 109.--The conference agreement includes section 109, 
as proposed in the House bill, which allows the Attorney 
General to waive certain Federal acquisition rules and 
regulations in certain instances related to counterterrorism 
and national security, and which prohibits the disclosure of 
financial records and identifying information of any 
corrections officer in an action brought by a prisoner. The 
Senate bill contained similar provisions as sections 109 and 
110.
      Sec. 110.--The conference agreement includes section 110, 
as proposed in the House bill, which continues a provision 
carried in the fiscal year 1999 Act regarding the payment of 
judgments under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and 
Enforcement Act. The Senate bill contained a similar provision 
as section 111.
      Sec. 111.--The conference agreement includes section 111, 
proposed as section 112 in the House bill, regarding the Chief 
Financial Officer of the Department of Justice. The Senate bill 
did not contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 112.--The conference agreement includes section 112, 
proposed as section 114 in the House bill, which extends 
section 3024 of Public Law 106-31 to allow assistance and 
services to be provided to the families of the victims of Pan 
Am Flight 103. The Senate bill did not contain a provision on 
this matter.
      Sec. 113.--The conference agreement includes section 113, 
proposed as section 115 in the House bill, which changes the 
filing fees for certain bankruptcy proceedings. The Senate bill 
did not contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 114.--The conference agreement includes section 114, 
modified from language proposed as section 113 in the Senate 
bill, which prohibits the payment for certain services by the 
Marshals Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
at a rate in excess of amounts charged for such services under 
the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The House bill addressed 
this matter in section 113.
      Sec. 115.--The conference agreement includes section 115, 
modified from language proposed in the Senate bill, which 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used to pay premium pay 
to an individual employed as an attorney by the Department of 
Justice for any work performed in fiscal year 2000. The House 
bill did not include a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 116.--The conference agreement includes section 116, 
proposed as section 117 in the Senate bill, which makes 
permanent a provision included in the fiscal year 1999 Act, and 
amended by Public Law 106-31, to clarify the term ``tribal'' 
for the purpose of making grant awards under title I of this 
Act. The House bill did not include a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 117.--The conference agreement includes section 117, 
modified from language proposed as section 119 in the Senate 
bill, which provides a procedure to grant national interest 
waivers to physicians if they have served an aggregate of five 
years and will continue to serve in areas designated as 
medically underserved or at facilities under the jurisdiction 
of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This provision 
essentially restores the situation that existed for alien 
physicians prior to the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
decision in New York State Department of Transportation, and 
those physicians who filed prior to November 1, 1998, shall be 
granted a national interest waiver if they agree to serve three 
years in medically underserved areas or at facilities under the 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The House 
bill did not include a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 118.--The conference agreement includes section 118, 
proposed as section 121 in the Senate bill, which permanently 
authorizes the land border inspection fee account. The House 
bill did not include a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 119.--The conference agreement includes a new 
provision, section 119, to extend the authorities included in 
the fiscal year 1998 Act which authorized funds to be provided 
for the U.S. Attorneys victim witness coordinator and advocate 
program from the Crime Victims Fund. The conferees expect 
$6,838,000 will be used under this provision to continue to 
support the 93 victim witness coordinators and advocates who 
are assigned to various U.S. Attorneys offices, including 
victim support for the D.C. Superior Court, and $7,552,000 will 
be used to provide funding for the U.S. Attorneys to support 
the 77 victim witness workyears from pre-1998 allocations. The 
conferees expect that appropriate sums will be made available 
under this provision in succeeding fiscal years to continue 
this program at the current level.
      Sec. 120.--The conference agreement includes a new 
provision, section 120, which authorizes the collection and 
analysis of DNA samples voluntarily contributed from the 
relatives of missing persons.
      Sec. 121.--The conference agreement includes a new 
provision, section 121, which changes the entity to which 
electronic communication service providers report instances of 
child pornography.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

                  TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

                            RELATED AGENCIES

            Office of the United States Trade Representative

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $25,635,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, instead of $25,205,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $26,067,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.
      The increase over the fiscal year 1999 appropriation 
provides for adjustments to base operations to maintain the 
current level of operations, and program increases requested 
for Washington-based security, travel, and translation 
services. The conferees concur with language in the House 
report related to the upcoming World Trade Organization 
Ministerial Meeting.

                     International Trade Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $44,495,000 and 
$2,500,000 in carryover for the salaries and expenses of the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) as proposed in the House 
bill, instead of $45,700,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. 
The recommended funding will allow the ITC to operate at a 
level very close to the amount of the budget request, and 
permit the Commission to carry out planned activities.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                   International Trade Administration

                     operations and administration

      The conference agreement includes $311,503,000 in new 
budgetary resources for the operations and administration of 
the International Trade Administration for fiscal year 2000, of 
which $3,000,000 is derived from fee collections, instead of 
$298,236,000 as proposed by the House bill, and $311,344,000 as 
proposed by the Senate bill. In addition to this amount, the 
conference agreement assumes $2,000,000 in prior year 
carryover, resulting in a total fiscal year 2000 availability 
of $313,503,000.
      The following table reflects the distribution of funds by 
activity included in the conference agreement:

Trade Development.......................................     $62,376,000
Market Access and Compliance............................      19,755,000
Import Administration...................................      32,473,000
U.S. & F.C.S............................................     186,693,000
Executive Direction and Administration..................      12,206,000
Fee Collections.........................................     (3,000,000)
Prior Year Carryover....................................     (2,000,000)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total, ITA..........................................     308,503,000

      Trade Development (TD).--The conference agreement 
provides $62,376,000 for this activity. Of the amounts 
provided, $50,621,000 is for the TD base program, $9,000,000 is 
for the National Textile Consortium, and $3,000,000 is provided 
for the Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation. Further, the 
conference agreement includes $255,000 for the Access Mexico 
program and $500,000 for continuation of the international 
global competitiveness initiative recommended in the House 
report.
      Market Access and Compliance (MAC).--The conference 
agreement includes a total of $19,755,000 for this activity. Of 
the amounts provided, $18,810,000 is for the base program, 
$500,000 is for the strike force teams initiative proposed in 
the budget, and $500,000 is for the trade enforcement and 
compliance initiative proposed in the budget.
      Import Administration.--The conference agreement provides 
$32,473,000 for the Import Administration.
      U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (U.S. & FCS).--The 
conference agreement includes $186,693,000 for the programs of 
the U.S. & FCS, to maintain the current level of operations. 
The conferees concur with language in the House report 
concerning the Rural Export Initiative and the Global Diversity 
Initiative.
      Executive Direction and Administration.--The conference 
agreement includes $12,206,000 for the administrative and 
policy functions of the ITA. This amount does not include 
funding requested for transfer to centralized services.
      ITA should also follow the direction included in the 
House report regarding trade missions, and the direction in the 
Senate report relating to the Hannover World Fair. ITA is also 
expected to follow the direction and submit the reports 
referenced in both the House and Senate reports relating to 
foreign currency exchange rate gains, and to provide the report 
on trade show revenues requested in the House report.

                         Export Administration

                     operations and administration

      The conference agreement includes $54,038,000 for the 
Bureau of Export Administration (BXA), instead of $49,527,000 
as proposed in the House bill and $55,931,000 as proposed in 
the Senate bill. The conference agreement assumes $739,000 will 
be available from prior year carryover, resulting in total 
availability of $54,777,000. Of this amount, $23,878,000 is for 
Export Administration, including a program increase of $750,000 
for Chemical Weapons Convention inspection activities; 
$23,534,000 is for Export Enforcement, including a program 
increase of $500,000 for computer export verification; 
$4,365,000 is for Management and Policy Coordination, including 
a program increase of $1,000,000 for the redesign and 
replacement of the Export Control Automated Support System; and 
$3,000,000 is for the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office 
(CIAO).
      The CIAO was created by Presidential Decision Directive 
63 (PDD-63) as an interim agency to facilitate coordination and 
integration among Federal agencies as those agencies develop 
and implement their own critical infrastructure protection and 
awareness plans. The conferees are concerned that the fiscal 
year 2000 budget for the CIAO proposes a number of initiatives 
which would expand the role of the CIAO beyond its coordination 
and integration function, and create new programs and 
activities which may be duplicative of activities and 
responsibilities assigned to other Federal agencies. The 
conferees believe the amount provided, which also reflects the 
fact that, in fiscal year 2000, 25 staff detailed from other 
agencies will not be provided to the CIAO on a non-reimbursable 
basis, will enable the CIAO to perform its functions as 
provided for in PDD-63. The conferees expect the CIAO to 
provide a spending plan for fiscal year 2000 to the Committees 
on Appropriations no later than December 1, 1999.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
included in the Senate bill, allowing funds to be used for 
rental of space abroad and expenses of alteration, repair, or 
improvement.

                  Economic Development Administration

                economic development assistance programs

      The conference agreement includes $361,879,000 for 
Economic Development Administration grant programs, instead of 
$364,379,000 as proposed in the House bill, and $203,379,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill.
      Of the amounts provided, $205,850,000 is for Public Works 
and Economic Development, $34,629,000 is for Economic 
Adjustment Assistance, $77,300,000 is for Defense Conversion, 
$24,000,000 is for Planning, $9,100,000 is for Technical 
Assistance, including University Centers, $10,500,000 is for 
Trade Adjustment Assistance, and $500,000 is for Research. EDA 
is expected to allocate this funding in accordance with the 
direction included in the House report.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
included in the House bill relating to attorneys' fees, since 
that language was included in the EDA reauthorization 
legislation (P.L. 105-393) enacted in 1998. The conference 
agreement makes funding under this account available until 
expended, as proposed in the Senate bill.

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $26,500,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the EDA, instead of $24,000,000 as 
proposed in the House bill, and $24,937,000 included in the 
Senate bill. This funding is to enable EDA to maintain its 
existing level of operations, which in the past has been 
partially funded by non-appropriated sources of funding that 
are not expected to be available in fiscal year 2000.

                  Minority Business Development Agency

                     minority business development

      The conference agreement includes $27,314,000 for the 
programs of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), 
instead of $27,000,000 included in the House bill and 
$27,627,000 included in the Senate bill. The conference 
agreement assumes that MBDA will continue its support for the 
Entrepreneurial Technology Apprenticeship Program at the 
current level, as directed in the House report.

                ECONOMIC AND INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE

                   Economic and Statistical Analysis

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees have provided $49,499,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the activities funded under the Economic and 
Statistical Analysis account, instead of $48,490,000 as 
proposed in the House bill and $51,158,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill. The conferees support the Bureau of Economic 
Analysis' initiative of updating and improving statistical 
measurements of the U.S. economy and its measurement of 
international transactions. The conference agreement concurs 
with the directive included in the House report regarding the 
Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting initiative.
      The travel and tourism industry makes a substantial 
contribution to the economy. A satellite account for travel and 
tourism has the potential to provide objective, thorough data 
to inform policy decisions. The Bureau is directed to provide a 
report on the advisability, utility, and relative priority of 
establishing a satellite account for travel and tourism by 
March 1, 2000.

                          Bureau of the Census

      The conference agreement includes a total of 
$4,758,573,000 for the Bureau of the Census for fiscal year 
2000, of which $4,476,253,000 is provided as an emergency 
appropriation, instead of $4,754,720,000 as proposed in the 
House bill, of which $4,476,253,000 was proposed as an 
emergency appropriation, and $3,071,698,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill as a direct appropriation.

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $140,000,000 for the 
Salaries and Expenses of the Bureau of the Census for fiscal 
year 2000, instead of $136,147,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $156,944,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.

                     periodic censuses and programs

      The conference agreement includes $4,618,573,000, of 
which $4,476,253,000 is an emergency appropriation, as proposed 
in the House bill, instead of $2,914,754,000 in direct 
appropriations as proposed in the Senate bill.
      Decennial Census Programs.--The conference agreement 
includes an emergency appropriation of $4,476,253,000 for the 
2000 decennial census as proposed in the House bill, instead of 
$2,764,545,000 in direct appropriations as proposed in the 
Senate bill. The following represents the distribution of funds 
provided for the 2000 Census:

Program Development and Management......................     $20,240,000
Data Content and Products...............................     194,623,000
Field Data Collection and Support Systems...............   3,449,952,000
Address List Development................................      43,663,000
Automated Data Process and Telecommunications Support...     477,379,000
Testing and Evaluation..................................      15,988,000
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Pacific Areas...........      71,416,000
Marketing, Communications and Partnerships..............     199,492,000
Census Monitoring Board.................................       3,500,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Decennial Census...........................   4,476,253,000

      The conference agreement does not provide funding for the 
Continuous Measurement program in the decennial census program 
as proposed in the Senate bill,but instead continues funding 
for this program under Other Periodic Programs as proposed in the House 
bill.
      The conferees share the concerns expressed in the House 
report regarding the Bureau's ability to accurately project its 
funding requirements, and provide timely information regarding 
its needs to the Committees. The conferees expect the Bureau to 
follow the direction included in the House report requiring 
monthly reports on the obligation of funds against each 
framework. The conferees remind the Bureau that reallocation of 
resources among the frameworks listed above are subject to the 
requirements of section 605 of this Act.
      The conferees remain concerned about the implementation 
of the decennial census in areas like Alaska, where most of the 
State is not accessible by road and many people speak languages 
other than English. The conferees encourage the Bureau to 
continue working with all interested parties in Alaska to 
ensure that full and complete census data is received from 
remote locations and the State's migratory populations.
      In addition, the conferees encourage the Bureau to 
continue to explore the possible use of data collected in the 
decennial census from Puerto Rico in national summary data 
products and expect the Bureau to report to the Committees as 
directed in the House report. The conference agreement adopts 
by reference the House report language regarding enumeration of 
deaf persons in the 2000 Census.
      The conference agreement includes language designating 
the amounts provided for each decennial framework as proposed 
in the House bill. Should the operational needs of the 
decennial census necessitate the transfer of funds between 
these frameworks, the Bureau may transfer such funds as 
necessary subject to the standard transfer and reprogramming 
procedures set forth in sections 205 and 605 of this Act. 
Language is also included designating the entire amount 
provided for the decennial census as an emergency requirement 
as proposed in the House bill. The Senate bill did not contain 
similar provisions. In addition, the conference agreement 
includes language designating funding under this account for 
the expenses of the Census Monitoring Board as proposed in the 
House bill. The Senate bill did not include a similar 
provision, but instead included funding for the Board as a 
separate appropriation under Title V.
      Other Periodic Programs.--The conference agreement 
includes $142,320,000 for other periodic censuses and programs 
as proposed in the House bill, instead of $125,209,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The following table represents the 
distribution of funds provided for other non-decennial periodic 
censuses and related programs:

Economic Censuses.......................................     $46,444,000
Census of Governments...................................       3,735,000
Intercensal Demographic Estimates.......................       5,260,000
Continuous Measurement..................................      20,000,000
Demographic Survey Sample Redesign......................       4,478,000
Electronic Information Collection (CASIC)...............       6,000,000
Geographic Support......................................      33,406,000
Data Processing Systems.................................      22,997,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     142,320,000

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $10,975,000 for 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) salaries and expenses, instead of $10,940,000 as 
proposed in the House bill, and $11,009,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill. The conference agreement assumes that NTIA will 
receive an additional $20,844,000 through reimbursements from 
other agencies for the costs of providing spectrum management, 
analysis and research services to those agencies.
      The conferees direct the General Accounting Office to 
review the relationship between the Department of Commerce and 
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 
and to issue a report no later than June, 2000. The conferees 
request that GAO review: (1) the legal basis for the selection 
of U.S. representatives to ICANN's interim board and for the 
expenditure of funds by the Department for the costs of U.S. 
representation and participation in ICANN's proceedings; (2) 
whether U.S. participation in ICANN proceedings is consistent 
with U.S. law, including the Administrative Procedures Act; (3) 
a legal analysis of the Department of Commerce's opinion that 
OMB Circular A-25 provides ICANN, as a ``project partner'' with 
the Department of Commerce, authority to impose fees on 
Internet users for ICANN's operating costs; and (4) whether the 
Department has the legal authority to transfer control of the 
authoritative root server to ICANN. In addition, the conferees 
seek GAO's evaluation and recommendations regarding placing 
responsibility for U.S. participation in ICANN under the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology rather than 
NTIA, and request that GAO review the adequacy of security 
arrangements under existing Departmental cooperative 
agreements.

    public telecommunications facilities, planning and construction

      The conference agreement includes $26,500,000 for the 
Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction 
(PTFP) program, instead of $18,000,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $30,000,000 as proposed in the Senatebill. NTIA is 
expected to use this funding for the existing equipment and facilities 
replacement program, and to maintain an acceptable balance between 
traditional grants and those stations converting to digital 
broadcasting.
      The conference agreement contains language, similar to a 
provision carried in fiscal year 1999, permanently making the 
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by 
Satellite (PEACESAT) program eligible to compete for funding 
under this account, as proposed in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement retains the statutory citation 
for the program as proposed in the House bill, instead of the 
citations proposed in the Senate bill.

                   information infrastructure grants

      The conference agreement includes $15,500,000 for NTIA's 
Information Infrastructure Grant program, instead of 
$13,000,000 as proposed in the House bill, and $18,102,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill.
      The conferees concur with both the House and Senate 
reports, which identify overlap between funding provided under 
this program and funding provided under Department of Justice, 
Office of Justice Programs, with respect to law enforcement 
communication and information networks, and which recommend 
that this program not be used to fund projects for which other 
sources of funding are available. The conferees also concur 
with language in the House report emphasizing the importance of 
increased telecommunications access in areas where service is 
not readily available and where assistance is not available 
through other mechanisms.

                      Patent and Trademark Office

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides a total funding level 
of $871,000,000 for the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), 
instead of $851,538,000 as proposed in the House bill, and 
$901,750,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. Of this amount, 
$755,000,000 is to be derived from fiscal year 2000 offsetting 
fee collections, and $116,000,000 is to be derived from 
carryover of prior year fee collections. This amount represents 
an increase of $86,000,000, or 11%, above the fiscal year 1999 
operating level of the PTO.
      The conference agreement includes language limiting the 
amount of carryover that may be obligated in fiscal year 2000 
to $116,000,000, to conform to recently enacted authorization 
legislation, as proposed in the House bill.
      The conference agreement also includes new language 
limiting the amount of fees in excess of $755,000,000 that 
becomes available for obligation on October 1, 2000 to 
$229,000,000.
      The PTO is expected to follow the direction included in 
the House report concerning its partnership with the National 
Inventor's Hall of Fame and Inventure Place.

                         SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

                       Technology Administration

       under secretary for technology/office of technology policy

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $7,972,000 for the 
Technology Administration, as proposed in both the House and 
Senate bills. No funds are made available beyond fiscal year 
2000, as proposed in the House bill, instead of $600,000 made 
available through fiscal year 2001, as proposed in the Senate 
bill. The conferees concur with the direction contained in both 
the House and Senate reports.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

             scientific and technical research and services

      The conference agreement includes $283,132,000 for the 
internal (core) research account of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, instead of $280,136,000 as proposed 
in the House bill, and $288,128,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill.
      The conference agreement provides funds for the core 
research programs of NIST as follows:

Electronics and Electrical Engineering..................     $38,771,000
Manufacturing Engineering...............................      19,560,000
Chemical Science and Technology.........................      32,493,000
Physics.................................................      28,697,000
Material Sciences and Engineering.......................      52,010,000
Building and Fire Research..............................      15,331,000
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics................      45,352,000
Technology Assistance...................................      17,723,000
Baldrige Quality Awards.................................       4,958,000
Research Support........................................      29,237,000
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                    ____________________________________________________

      Subtotal, STRS....................................     284,132,000
Deobligations...........................................     (1,000,000)
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Total, STRS.......................................     283,132,000

      The increase provided in the conference agreement above 
fiscal year 1999 is largely to fund increases in base 
requirements. The conference agreement also includes sufficient 
funding for selected program increases for the highest priority 
programs in computer science and applied mathematics and in 
technology assistance, and $1,600,000 to continue the disaster 
research program on effects of windstorms on protective 
structures and other technologies begun in fiscal year 1998. 
NIST is directed to follow the guidance included in the House 
report regarding the placement of NIST personnel overseas.

                     industrial technology services

      The conference agreement includes $247,436,000 for the 
NIST external research account instead of $99,836,000 as 
proposed in the House bill, and $336,336,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill.
      Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program.--The 
conference agreement includes $104,836,000 for the 
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP), instead of 
$99,836,000 as proposed in the House bill, and $109,836,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The conference agreement does not 
contain the limitation on a Center's level of funding proposed 
in the House bill.
      The conferees concur with the Senate direction that the 
Northern Great Plains Initiative e-commerce project should 
assist small manufacturers for marketing and business 
development purposes in rural areas.
      Advanced Technology Program.--The conference agreement 
includes $142,600,000 for the Advanced Technology Program 
(ATP), instead of $226,500,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, 
and no funding as proposed in the House bill. This is 
$60,900,000 below the fiscal year 1999 appropriation, and 
$96,100,000 below the original request. At the end of fiscal 
year 1999, the Administration revised the overall level 
requested for the program downward from $251,500,000 to 
$215,000,000, in part because the amount awarded for new grants 
in fiscal year 1999 totaled $41,500,000, which was $24,500,000 
below the amount available for new awards. The amount of 
carryover into fiscal year 2000 was also substantially higher 
than had been anticipated. The requested level of new awards 
for fiscal year 2000 was also revised downward from $73,000,000 
to $54,700,000. The funding levels contained in the conference 
agreement were considered in response to that revised request.
      The recommendation provides the following: (1) 
$115,100,000 for continued funding requirements for awards made 
in fiscal years 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999, to be derived from 
$46,700,000 in fiscal year 2000 funding, $64,600,000 from 
excess balances available from prior years, and $3,800,000 in 
anticipated deobligations in fiscal year 2000; (2) $50,700,000 
for new awards in fiscal year 2000; and (3) $45,200,000 for 
administration, internal NIST lab support and Small Business 
Innovation Research requirements.
      The conference agreement permits up to $500,000 of 
funding to be transferred to the Working Capital Fund, as 
proposed in the Senate bill.

                  construction of research facilities

      The conference agreement provides $108,414,000 for 
construction, renovation and maintenance of NIST facilities, 
instead of $56,714,000 as proposed in the House bill, and 
$117,500,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.
      Of this amount, $84,916,000 is for construction of the 
Advanced Metrology Laboratory. This will provide the balance of 
funds needed to initiate construction. Total funding available 
for construction, including funding provided in previous years, 
is $203,300,000. The conference agreement includes bill 
language making the $84,916,000 provided for this Laboratory 
available upon submission of a spending plan in accordance with 
Section 605 of this Act.
      In addition, $11,798,000 is provided for safety, 
capacity, maintenance and major repair of NIST facilities.
      In addition, $11,700,000 is provided for grants and 
cooperative agreements.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

      The conference agreement provides a total funding level 
of $2,298,736,000 for all programs of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), instead of $1,956,838,000 as 
proposed by the House, and $2,556,876,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of these amounts, the conferees have included 
$1,658,189,000 in the Operations, Research, and Facilities 
(ORF) account, $589,067,000 in the Procurement, Acquisition and 
Construction (PAC) account, and $51,480,000 in other NOAA 
accounts.

                  operations, research, and facilities

                     (including transfers of funds)

      The conference agreement includes $1,658,189,000 for the 
Operations, Research, and Facilities account of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration instead of 
$1,475,128,000 as proposed by the House, and $1,783,118,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      In addition to the new budget authority provided, the 
conference agreement allows a transfer of $68,000,000 from 
balances in the account titled ``Promote and Develop Fishery 
Products and Research Related to American Fisheries'', instead 
of $67,226,000 as proposed by the House, and instead of 
$66,426,000 as proposed by the Senate. In addition, the 
conference agreement reflects prior year deobligations totaling 
$36,000,000, unobligated balances of $2,652,000, and $4,000,000 
in offsets from fee collections.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed in the House bill designating the amounts provided 
under this account for the six NOAA line offices. The Senate 
bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes language, as proposed 
by the House, which was adopted in the fiscal year 1999 
appropriations Act, designating the amounts available for 
Executive Direction and Administration, and prohibiting 
augmentation of such offices through formal or informal 
personnel details, transfers, or reimbursements above the 
current level.
      The conference agreement does not include or assume 
language proposed by the House, making the use of deobligated 
balances subject to standard reprogramming procedures. The 
conferees direct that any use of deobligations over and above 
the $36,000,000 assumed by the conference agreement will be 
undertaken only under the procedures set forth in section 605 
of this Act.
      The conference agreement does not include $34,000,000 in 
controversial new fisheries and navigation safety fees that 
were proposed in the budget request, although no details on the 
proposal were forthcoming. The House bill did not legislate the 
fees, but did assume the revenue from those fees would be 
available.
      Budgetary and Financial Matters.--Language in the House 
report is adopted by reference relating to: (1) a revised 
budget structure, with the requested reports due by February 1, 
2000; and (2) an operating plan for expenditure of funds, with 
the report due 60 days after the date of enactment.
      Peer Review.--Language in the House report requiring peer 
review of all NOAA research is adopted by reference.
      NOAA Commissioned Corps.--The conference agreement does 
not include bill language, as proposed by the House, setting a 
ceiling on the number of commissioned corps officers at not 
more than 250 by September 30, 2000. The Senate bill did not 
include a similar provision. With respect to the commissioned 
corps, as it is authorized by P.L. 105-384, the conferees 
understand that NOAA plans to reach a level of about 250 
officers by the end of the fiscal year, up from the current 
level of 224, and expect to be notified if plans change 
significantly from that level.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House, providing such funds as may be necessary for NOAA 
commissioned corps retirement costs.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision, as 
proposed by the Senate, permitting the Secretary to have NOAA 
occupy and operate research facilities at Lafayette, Louisiana.
      NOAA is directed to report by March 1, 2000, on any 
requirement for new space for NOAA employees in the Gulf of 
Mexico area, including an explanation of the need for such 
space, and options for, and estimated costs of, obtaining the 
space. The report should also address the existing space that 
NOAA occupies in the area, and what would happen to the 
existing space.
      The following table reflects the distribution of the 
funds provided in this conference agreement:

     NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION--OPERATIONS, RESEARCH AND FACILITIES--FISCAL YEAR 2000
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                                                                                                        FY00
                                            FY99 enacted  FY00 request   FY00 House    FY00 Senate   conference
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           NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE

  Navigation Services:
    Mapping and Charting..................       34,260        33,335        32,100        36,335        35,298
    Address Survey Backlog................       14,000        14,900        14,000        14,900        18,900
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      Subtotal............................       48,260        48,235        46,100        51,235        54,198
Geodesy...................................       19,659        19,849        19,659        21,415        20,159
Tide and Current Data.....................       12,000        14,883        12,390        15,273        12,390
Acquisition of Data.......................       14,546        17,726        14,546        17,726        15,546
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Navigation Services..........       94,465       100,693        92,695       105,649       102,293
                                           =====================================================================
  Ocean Resources Conservation and
 Assessment:
    Ocean Assessment Program..............       42,611        46,281        26,861        52,681        44,846
    GLERL.................................  ............        6,085   ............        6,825   ............
    Transfer from Damage Assessment Fund..        5,683   ............  ............  ............  ............
    Response and Restoration..............        8,774        19,884         8,774        15,884         9,329
    Oceanic and Coastal Research..........        7,410         7,970         5,410         9,470         8,470
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal--Estuarine & Coastal              64,478        80,220        41,045        84,860        62,645
       Assessment.........................
Coastal Ocean Program.....................       18,400        19,430        18,200        18,430        17,200
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Ocean Resources Conservation        82,878        99,650        59,245       103,290        79,845
       & Assessment.......................
                                           =====================================================================
  Ocean and Coastal Management:
    CZM Grants............................       53,700        55,700        53,700        60,000        54,700
    CZM 310 Grants........................  ............       28,000   ............  ............  ............
    Estuarine Research Reserve System.....        4,300         7,000         5,650         7,000         6,000
    Nonpoint Pollution Control............        4,000         6,000         4,000         1,000         2,500
    Program Administration................        4,500         5,500         4,500         4,500         4,500
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Coastal Management........       66,500       102,200        67,850        72,500        67,700
Marine Sanctuary Program..................       14,350        26,000        16,500        18,500        17,500
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Ocean & Coastal Management...       80,850       128,200        84,350        91,000        85,200
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, NOS..........................      258,193       328,543       236,290       299,939       267,338
                                           =====================================================================
      NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

  Information Collection and Analysis:
        Resource Information..............      106,675        96,918        98,100       112,520       108,348
        Antarctic Research................        1,200         1,200         1,200         1,800         1,234
        Chesapeake Bay Studies............        1,890         1,500         1,890         1,890         1,890
        Right Whale Research..............          350           200           350         4,100   ............
        MARFIN............................        3,000         3,000         2,500         3,000         2,750
        SEAMAP............................        1,200         1,200         1,200         1,200         1,200
        Alaskan Groundfish Surveys........          900           661           661           900           900
        Bering Sea Pollock Research.......          945           945           945           945           945
        West Coast Groundfish.............          800           780           780           900           820
        New England Stock Depletion.......        1,000         1,000         1,000         1,000         1,000
        Hawaii Stock Management Plan......          500   ............  ............          500           500
        Yukon River Chinook Salmon........          700           700   ............        1,500         1,200
        Atlantic Salmon Research..........          710           710           710           710           710
        Gulf of Marine Groundfish Survey..          567           567           567           567           567
        Dolphin/Yellowfin Tuna Research...          250           250           250           250           250
        Pacific Salmon Treaty Program.....        7,444         5,587         5,587        12,457        12,431
        Hawaiian Monk Seals...............          700           500           500         1,050           750
        Steller Sea Lion Recovery Plan....        2,520         1,440         1,440         4,000         4,000
        Hawaiian Sea Turtles..............          275           248           248           300           285
        Bluefish/Striped Bass.............        1,000   ............        1,000   ............        1,000
        Halibut/Sablefish.................        1,200         1,200         1,200         1,200         1,200
        Narragansett Bay Coop Study.......  ............  ............  ............          806   ............
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal........................      133,826       118,606       120,128       151,595       141,980
                                           =====================================================================
  Fishery Industry Information:
    Fish Statistics.......................       13,000        14,257        13,000        14,257        13,000
    Alaska Groundfish Monitoring..........        5,500         5,200         5,200         6,325         5,500
    PACFIN/Catch Effort Data..............        4,700         3,000         4,700         3,000         3,000
    AKFIN (Alaska Fishery Information       ............  ............  ............        3,000         2,500
     Network).............................
    RECFIN................................        3,900         3,100         3,100         3,900         3,700
    GULF FIN Data Collection Effort.......        3,000   ............        3,000         4,000         3,500
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       30,100        25,557        29,000        34,482        31,200
                                           =====================================================================
Information Analyses and Dissemination....       20,900        21,342        20,400        21,342        20,900
Computer Hardware and Software............        4,000         4,000           750         4,000         3,500
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       24,900        25,342        21,150        25,342        24,400
                                           =====================================================================
Acquisition of Data.......................       25,098        25,488        25,098        25,488        25,943
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, Information, Collection, and       213,924       194,993       195,376       236,907       223,523
       Analyses...........................
                                           =====================================================================
  Conservation and Management Operations:
    Fisheries Management Programs.........       29,900        32,687        29,770        44,337        39,060
        Columbia River Hatcheries.........       13,600        11,400        11,400        15,420        12,055
        Columbia River Endangered Species.          288           288           288           288           288
        Regional Councils.................       13,000        13,300        12,800        13,300        13,150
        International Fisheries                     400           400           400           400           400
         Commissions......................
        Management of George's Bank.......          478           478           478           478           478
        Pacific Tuna Management...........        2,300         1,250         1,250         3,000         2,300
        Fisheries Habitat Restoration.....  ............       22,700   ............        1,000   ............
        NE Fisheries Management...........        1,880         5,180         1,880         8,000         6,000
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Fisheries Mgmt.              61,846        87,683        58,266        86,223        73,731
           Programs.......................
                                           =====================================================================
    Protected Species Management..........        6,200         9,406         6,200         6,200         6,200
        Driftnet Act Implementation.......        3,378         3,278         3,278         3,650         3,439
        Marine Mammal Protection Act......        7,583         7,225         7,225         8,025         7,583
        Endangered Species Act Recovery          28,000        55,450        25,750        39,750        32,500
         Plan.............................
        Dolphin Encirclement..............        3,300         3,300         3,300         3,300         3,300
        Native Marine Mammals.............          750           700           200         1,150           950
        Observers/Training................        2,650         4,225         2,225         4,650         2,650
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal........................       51,861        83,584        48,178        66,725        56,622
                                           =====================================================================
Habitat Conservation......................        9,000        10,858         9,000        10,858         9,200
Enforcement & Surveillance................       17,775        19,121        17,775        19,121        17,950
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, Conservation, Management &         140,482       201,246       133,219       182,927       157,503
       Operations.........................
                                           =====================================================================
  State and Industry Assistance Programs:
    Interjurisdictional Fisheries Grants..        2,600         2,600         2,600         3,100         2,600
    Anadromous Grants.....................        2,100         2,100         2,100         2,100         2,100
    Interstate Fish Commissions...........        7,750         4,000         7,750         7,750         7,750
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       12,450         8,700        12,450        12,950        12,450
                                           =====================================================================
  Fisheries Development Program:
    Product Quality and Safety/Seafood            9,824         8,328         9,500         8,328         9,500
     Inspection...........................
    Hawaiian Fisheries Development........          750   ............  ............          750           750
    NE Safe Seafood Program...............  ............  ............  ............          300   ............
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       10,574         8,328         9,500         9,378        10,250
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, State and Industry Programs..       23,024        17,028        21,950        22,328        22,700
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, NMFS.........................      377,430       413,267       350,545       442,162       403,726
                                           =====================================================================
      OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

  Climate and Air Quality Research:
    Interannual & Seasonal................       14,900        16,900        12,900        18,900        16,900
    Climate & Global Change Research......       63,000        69,700        63,000        77,200        67,000
    GLOBE.................................        2,500         5,000   ............        2,500         2,500
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       80,400        91,600        75,900        98,600        86,400
                                           =====================================================================
    Long-term Climate & Air Quality              30,000        34,600        30,000        32,000        30,000
     Research.............................
    Information Technology................       12,000        13,500        12,000        13,500        12,750
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       42,000        48,100        42,000        45,500        42,750
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, Climate and Air Quality            122,400       139,700       117,900       144,100       129,150
       Research...........................
                                           =====================================================================
  Atmospheric Programs:
    Weather Research......................       36,100        36,600        34,600        38,100        37,350
    STORM.................................  ............  ............  ............        2,000         2,000
    Wind Profiler.........................        4,350         4,350         4,350         4,350         4,350
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       40,450        40,950        38,950        44,450        43,700
    Solar/Geomagnetic Research............        6,000         6,100         6,000         7,100         7,000
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Atmospheric Programs.........       46,450        47,050        44,950        51,550        50,700
                                           =====================================================================
  Ocean and Great Lakes Programs:
    Marine Research Prediction............       26,801        22,300        19,501        36,190        27,325
    GLERL.................................        6,825   ............        6,825   ............        6,825
    Sea Grant Program.....................       57,500        51,500        58,500        60,500        59,250
    National Undersea Research Program....       14,550         9,000   ............       14,550        13,800
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Ocean and Great Lakes              105,676        82,800        84,826       111,240       107,200
       Programs...........................
                                           =====================================================================
Acquisition of Data.......................       12,884        13,020        12,884        13,020        12,952
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, OAR..........................      287,410       282,570       260,560       319,910       300,002
                                           =====================================================================
          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

  Operations and Research:
    Local Warnings and Forecasts..........      357,034       450,411       441,693       452,271       444,487
    MARDI.................................       64,036   ............  ............  ............  ............
    Radiosonde Replacement................        2,000   ............        2,000   ............  ............
    Susquehanna River Basin flood system..        1,250           619         1,250         1,000         1,125
    Aviation forecasts....................       35,596        35,596        35,596        35,596        35,596
    Advanced Hydrological Prediction        ............        2,200         1,000         2,200         1,000
     System...............................
    WFO Maintenance.......................  ............  ............  ............        4,000         3,250
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................      459,916       488,826       481,539       495,067       485,458
                                           =====================================================================
Central Forecast Guidance.................       35,574        37,081        37,081        37,081        37,081
Atmospheric and Hydrological Research.....        2,964         3,090         2,964         3,090         3,000
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, Operations and Research......      498,454       528,997       521,584       535,238       525,539
                                           =====================================================================
  Systems Acquisition:
    Public Warnings and Forecast Systems:
        NEXRAD............................       38,346        39,325        38,346        39,325        38,836
        ASOS..............................        7,116         7,573         7,116         7,573         7,345
        AWIPS/NOAA Port...................       12,189        38,002        32,150        38,002        32,150
        Computer Facilities Upgrades......        4,600   ............  ............  ............  ............
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Systems Acquisition......       62,251        84,900        77,612        84,900        78,331
                                           =====================================================================
          Total, NWS......................      560,705       613,897       599,196       620,138       603,870
                                           =====================================================================
   NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA
          AND INFORMATION SERVICE

  Satellite Observing Systems:
    Ocean Remote Sensing..................        4,000         4,000   ............        4,000         4,000
    Environmental Observing Systems.......       53,300        53,236        50,800        55,736        53,300
    Global Disaster Information Network...  ............        2,000   ............        2,000   ............
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Satellite Observing Systems..       57,300        59,236        50,800        61,736        57,300
                                           =====================================================================
    Environmental Data Management Systems.       33,550        31,521        35,021        34,521        38,700
    Data and Information Services.........       16,335        12,335        12,335        12,335        12,335
    Regional Climate Centers..............        2,700   ............        2,500         3,000         2,750
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, EDMS.........................       52,635        43,856        49,856        49,856        53,785
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, NESDIS.......................      109,935       103,092       100,656       111,592       111,085
                                           =====================================================================
               PROGRAM SUPPORT

  Administration and Services:
    Executive Direction and Administration       19,200        19,573        19,200        19,573        19,387
    Systems Acquisition Office............          700           712           700           712           712
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................       19,900        20,285        19,900        20,285        20,099
    Central Administrative Support........       31,850        42,583        28,850        41,583        36,350
    Retired Pay Commissioned Officers.....        7,000   ............  ............  ............  ............
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Administration and Services..       58,750        62,868        48,750        61,868        56,449
    Aircraft Services.....................       10,500        11,019        10,500        11,019        10,760
    Rent Savings..........................  ............       (4,656)       (4,656)  ............       (4,656)
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Program Support..............       69,250        69,231        54,594        72,887        62,553
                                           =====================================================================
FLEET PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE............       11,600         9,243         7,000        13,243        13,243
Facilities:
    NOAA Facilities Maintenance...........        1,650         1,818         1,800         1,818         1,809
    NCEP/NORMAN Space Planning............          150   ............  ............  ............  ............
    Environmental Compliance..............        2,000         3,899         2,000         3,899         2,000
    Sandy Hook Lease......................        2,000   ............  ............  ............  ............
    WFO Maintenance.......................        3,000         4,000         3,000   ............  ............
    NMFS Facilities Management............  ............        3,800   ............  ............  ............
    Columbia River Facilities.............        4,465         3,365         3,365   ............        3,365
    Boulder Facilities Operations.........  ............        3,850   ............        3,850         3,850
    NARA Records Mgmt.....................  ............          262   ............          262   ............
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Facilities...................       13,265        20,994        10,165         9,829        11,024
                                           =====================================================================
Direct Obligations........................    1,687,788     1,840,837     1,619,006     1,889,700     1,772,841
                                           =====================================================================
Offset for Fee Collections................  ............  ............  ............       (4,000)       (4,000)
Reimbursable Obligations..................      195,767       195,767       195,767       195,767       195,767
Offsetting Collections (data sales).......        3,600         3,600         3,600         3,600         3,600
Offsetting Collections (fish fees/IFQ CDQ)        4,000         4,000         4,000         4,000         4,000
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Reimbursables.............      203,367       203,367       203,367       199,367       199,367
                                           =====================================================================
      Total, Obligations..................    1,891,155     2,044,204     1,822,373     2,089,067     1,972,208
                                           =====================================================================
  Financing:
    Deobligations.........................      (33,000)      (33,000)      (36,000)      (33,000)      (36,000)
    Unobligated Balance transferred, net..         (969)  ............       (2,652)  ............       (2,652)
    Coastal Zone Management Fund..........       (4,000)  ............       (4,000)  ............  ............
    Offsetting Collections (data sales)...       (3,600)       (3,600)       (3,600)       (3,600)       (3,600)
    Offsetting Collections (fish fees/IFQ   ............       (4,000)       (4,000)       (4,000)       (4,000)
     CDQ).................................
    Anticipated Offsetting Collections           (4,000)      (20,000)      (20,000)  ............  ............
     (fish fees)..........................
    Anticipated Offsetting Collections      ............      (14,000)      (14,000)  ............  ............
     (navigation fees)....................
    Rent savings to finance Goddard.......  ............  ............  ............       (4,656)  ............
    Federal Funds.........................     (134,927)     (134,927)     (134,927)     (172,000)     (134,927)
    Non-federal Funds.....................      (60,840)      (60,840)      (60,840)      (23,767)      (60,840)
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Financing.................     (241,336)     (270,367)     (280,019)     (241,023)     (242,019)
                                           =====================================================================
Budget Authority..........................    1,649,819     1,773,837     1,542,354     1,848,044     1,730,189
                                           =====================================================================
  Financing from:
    Promote and Develop American Fisheries      (63,381)      (64,926)      (67,226)      (66,426)      (68,000)
    Damage Assess. & Restor. Revolving           (4,714)  ............  ............  ............  ............
     Fund.................................
    Coastal Zone Management Fund..........  ............       (4,000)  ............       (4,000)       (4,000)
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, ORF.......................    1,581,724     1,704,911     1,475,128     1,777,618     1,658,189
                                           =====================================================================
By Transfer from Coastal Zone Management    ............        4,000   ............  ............  ............
 Fund.....................................
                                           =====================================================================
      Direct Appropriation, ORF...........    1,581,724     1,708,911     1,475,128     1,777,618     1,658,189
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      The following narrative provides additional information 
related to certain items included in the preceding table.

                         NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE

      The conferees have provided a total of $267,338,000 under 
this account for the activities of the National Ocean Service 
(NOS), instead of $236,290,000 as recommended by the House, and 
$299,939,000 as recommended by the Senate.
      Mapping and Charting.--The conference agreement provides 
$35,298,000 for NOAA's mapping and charting programs, 
reflecting continued commitment to the navigation safety 
programs of NOS and concerns about the ability of the NOS to 
continue to meet its mission requirements over the long term. 
Of this amount, $32,718,000 is provided for the base mapping 
and charting program. Within the total funding provided under 
Mapping and Charting, the conference agreement includes 
$2,580,000 for the joint hydrographic center established in 
fiscal year 1999.
      The conference agreement also includes $18,900,000 under 
the line item Address Survey Backlog/Contracts exclusively for 
contracting out with the private sector for data acquisition 
needs. This is $4,000,000 above the request and is intended to 
help keep the level of effort close to fiscal year 1999, when 
the program had a significant amount of carryover in addition 
to the fiscal year 1999 funding for the program.
      Geodesy.--The conference agreement provides $20,159,000 
for geodesy programs, including $19,159,000 for the base 
program, $500,000 for initial planning of the National Height 
System Demonstration, as provided in the House report, and 
$500,000 for the geodetic survey referenced in the Senate 
report.
      Tide and Current Data.--The conference agreement includes 
$12,390,000 for this activity, including $12,000,000 for the 
base program and $390,000 for a one-time Year 2000 fix for 
Great Lakes Buoys, as provided by both the House and Senate 
bills.
      Ocean Assessment Program.--The conference agreement 
includes $44,846,000 for this activity. Within the amounts 
provided for ocean assessment, the conference agreement 
includes the following: $12,685,000 for the base program; 
$15,100,000 for NOAA's Coastal Services Center, of which 
$2,500,000 is for coastal hazards research and services and 
development of defense technologies for environmental 
monitoring, and $100,000 is one-time funding for the Community 
Sustainability Center, as referenced in the Senate report; 
$5,800,000 to continue the Cooperative Institute for Coastal 
and Estuarine Environmental Technology; $900,000 for the South 
Florida Ecosystem Restoration program; $2,000,000 to support 
coral reef studies in the Pacific and Southeast, of which 
$1,000,000 is for Hawaiian coral reef monitoring, $500,000 is 
for reef monitoring in Florida, and $500,000 is for reef 
monitoring in Puerto Rico, through the Department of Natural 
Resouces; $3,925,000 for pfisteria and other harmful algal 
bloom research and monitoring, of which $500,000 is for a pilot 
project to preemptively address emerging problems prior to the 
occurrence of harmful blooms, to be carried out by the South 
Carolina Department of Marine Resources; $2,000,000 for the 
JASON project and $2,436,000 for the NOAA Beaufort/Oxford 
Laboratory. In addition, the conference agreement also includes 
an additional $5,200,000 under Ocean and Coastal Research and 
the Coastal Ocean Program for research on pfisteria, hypoxia 
and other harmful algal blooms.
      The conferees direct NOS to evaluate the need and 
requirements for a collaborative program in Hawaii to develop 
and transfer innovative applications of technology, remote 
sensing, and information systems for such activities as 
mapping, characterization and coastal hazards that will improve 
the management and restoration of coastal habitat throughout 
the U.S. Pacific Basin by bringing together government, 
academic, and private sector partners.
      Office of Response and Restoration.--The conference 
agreement includes $9,329,000 for this activity, including: 
$2,674,000 for Estuarine and Coastal Assessment, $5,155,000 for 
Damage Assessment, $1,000,000 in accordance with the Oil 
Pollution Act of 1990, and $500,000 for Coastal Resource 
Coordination.
      Ocean and Coastal Research.--The conference agreement 
includes $8,470,000 for this activity, which includes the 
budget request and an additional $500,000 for the Marine 
Environmental Health Research Laboratory.
      The conference agreement does not include the proposed 
transfer of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 
(GLERL) from Oceanic and Atmospheric Research to NOS.
      Coastal Ocean Program.--The conference agreement provides 
$17,200,000 for the Coastal Ocean Program (COP), of which 
$4,200,000 is provided for research related to hypoxia, 
pfisteria, and other harmful algal blooms. The managers of COP 
are directed to follow the direction included in the House 
report regarding Long Island Sound, as well as the direction 
included in the Senate report concerning research on small 
high-salinity estuaries and the land use-coastal ecosystem 
study. The conference agreement alsoassumes continued funding 
at the current level for restoration of the South Florida ecosystem.
      Coastal Zone Management.--The conference agreement 
includes $67,700,000 for this activity, of which $54,700,000 is 
for grants under sections 306, 306A, and 309 of the Coastal 
Zone Management Act (CZMA), an increase of $1,000,000 over 
fiscal year 1999, and $4,500,000 for Program Administration. In 
addition, the conference agreement includes $2,500,000 for the 
Non-Point Pollution program authorized under section 6217 of 
the CZMA. No funding is provided under section 310, as in both 
the House and Senate bills, because there is no authorization 
of appropriations to make grants under that section. The 
conference agreement also includes $6,000,000 for the National 
Estuarine Research Reserve program, an increase of $1,700,000 
above fiscal year 1999. The conferees concur with the direction 
in the House report relating to the assessment of 
administrative charges under the CZMA.
      Marine Sanctuary Program.--The conference agreement 
includes $17,500,000 for the National Marine Sanctuary Program, 
an increase of $3,150,000 over fiscal year 1999. Of this 
amount, $500,000 is provided to support the activities of the 
Northwest Straits Citizens Advisory Commission as outlined in 
the House and Senate reports. In addition, not to exceed 
$500,000 may be provided in one-time support of the Marine 
Debris Conference referenced in the Senate report under the 
National Marine Fisheries Service, with the direction that 
other contributions from sources outside of NOAA be sought to 
support the conference.

                   NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

      The conference agreement includes a total of $403,726,000 
for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), instead of 
$350,545,000, as recommended by the House and $442,162,000, as 
recommended by the Senate.
      In addition, $4,000,000 is authorized to be collected 
under the Magnuson-Stevens Act to support the Community and 
Individual Fishery Quota Program. Of this amount, $500,000 is 
for the Hawaiian Community Development Program, as referenced 
in the Senate report.
      Resource Information.--The conference agreement provides 
$108,348,000 for fisheries resource information. Within the 
funds provided for resource information, $91,048,000 is 
provided for the base programs, including $750,000 for west 
coast groundfish and $3,500,000 for Magnuson-Stevens 
implementation added in fiscal year 1999, of which $750,000 is 
for a Narragansett Bay Cooperative Study. In addition, NMFS is 
expected to continue to provide onsite technical assistance to 
the National Warmwater Aquaculture Research Center under the 
direction included in the Senate report. The conferees concur 
with the language in the Senate report regarding any shift of 
work now performed by the Alaska and Southwest Fisheries 
Science Centers.
      In addition, within the total funds provided for resource 
information, the conference agreement includes: $1,750,000 for 
additional implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Act in the 
North Pacific as directed in the Senate report, funding for 
MARMAP at the same level as in the House and Senate, under the 
direction in the Senate report: $1,700,000 for the Gulf of 
Mexico Stock Enhancement Consortium, $1,250,000 for research on 
Alaska near shore fisheries, to be distributed in accordance 
with the Senate report, $200,000 for an assessment of Atlantic 
herring and mackerel, $450,000 for the Chesapeake Bay oyster 
recovery partnership, $300,000 for research on the Charleston 
bump, $300,000 for research on shrimp pathogens, $150,000 for 
lobster sampling, $350,000 for bluefin tuna tagging, of which 
$250,000 is for the northeast; $500,000 for the Chesapeake Bay 
Multi-species Management Strategy (including blue crab), 
$200,000 for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center for the 
Cooperative Marine Education and Research Program, under the 
direction in the Senate report, and $300,000 for research on 
Southeastern sea turtles under the direction of the Senate 
report. In addition, within the amounts provided for Resource 
Information, $8,000,000 is included to continue the aquatic 
resources environmental initiative, and $1,000,000 is provided 
to continue the activities of the Gulf and South Atlantic 
Fisheries Development Foundation for data collection and 
analyses in the red snapper and shrimp fisheries. The conferees 
acknowledge the work being done at the Xiphophorus Genetic 
Stock Center to improve the understanding of fish genetics and 
evolution, and urge NMFS to continue to work with the Center in 
fiscal year 2000. The conferees concur with language in the 
Senate report encouraging oyster disease research under the 
Saltonstall-Kennedy research grant program.
      The conferees concur with the language in the House 
report concerning the migratory shark fishery, and reiterate 
the request for a report with recommendations for short and 
long term solutions within 45 days of enactment of this Act. 
The conferees direct NMFS to continue collaborative research 
with the Center for Shark Research and other qualified 
institutions, to provide the information necessary for 
effective management of the highly migratory shark fishery and 
conservation of shark fishery resources.
      Under the MARFIN line, $2,500,000 is provided for base 
activities, and $250,000 is provided for Northeast activities. 
Funding is also provided for bluefish and striped bass research 
in accordance with the House report. Funding for right whale 
research and recovery activities is provided under the 
Endangered Species line. Under Yukon River Chinook Salmon, 
$700,000 is provided for base activities, and $500,000 is 
provided for the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association. 
Under the Pacific Salmon Treaty Program, $5,587,000 is provided 
for base activities, $1,844,000 is provided for the Chinook 
Salmon Agreement. In addition, under this line, $5,000,000, 
subject to express authorization, is provided as the initial 
capital for the Southern Boundary and Transboundary Rivers 
Restoration and Enhancement Fund arising out of the June 30, 
1999, Agreement of the United States and Canada on the Treaty 
Between the United States and Canada Concerning Pacific Salmon. 
The conference agreement includes $4,000,000 for steller sea 
lion recovery, to be utilized according to the direction in the 
Senate report.
      Fishery Industry Information.--The conference agreement 
provides $31,200,000 for this activity. Within the funds 
provided for Alaska Groundfish Monitoring, the conference 
agreement includes funding for the base program and NMFS 
rockfish research at the fiscal year 1999 level. In addition, 
$850,000 is provided for crab research developed jointly by 
NMFS and the State of Alaska, and $800,000 is provided for the 
State of Alaska to use in implementing Federal fishery 
management plans for crab, scallops and for rockfish research. 
In addition, the conference agreement provides $150,000 each 
for Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition and NMFS 
Alaska region infield monitoring program. No funding is 
provided for the Bering Sea Fisherman's Association CDQ.
      Within the funds provided for Fishery Industry 
Information, the conference agreement provides $3,700,000 for 
recreational fishery harvest monitoring, including $500,000 for 
the annual collection of data on marine recreational fishing, 
with the balance to be expended in accordance with the 
direction included in the Senate report. Funds are also 
appropriated under this activity for the Pacific Fisheries 
Information Network, including Hawaii, and the Alaska Fisheries 
Information Network as two separate lines in accordance with 
the direction included in the Senate report. In addition, 
funding is provided for the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries 
Information Network. The conferees agree that NMFS should 
coordinate the techniques used by the agency to collect data on 
a national basis while taking into account the unique 
characteristics of the regional commercial and recreational 
fisheries. The conferees believe this objective can best be 
accomplished by relying on the regional information networks 
administered by the interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions. In 
addition, the conferees expect NMFS to provide the report on 
the state of U.S. fishery resources referenced in the Senate 
report.
      The conferees recommend $3,500,000 for computer hardware 
and software development, including $750,000 for the Pacific 
Marine Fisheries Commission to develop catch reporting software 
in connection with West Coast States, which will allow 
electronic reporting of fish ticket information in a manner 
compatible with systems utilized in various regulatory and 
monitoring agencies as well as private industry.
      The conferees understand that NMFS was using funds to 
develop its own computer software rather than seeking readily 
available software. In addition, the software that it was 
developing may not be compatible with State data collection 
programs, which means that States may be required to make 
changes in their systems to accommodate the federal system. In 
addition, NMFS was not consulting with the affected States and 
regulatory agencies as required by section 401 of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act.
      To address this inadequacy, the managers direct NMFS to 
develop catch data standards which set guidelines on the 
content of information it requires and the format for 
transmitting it. That will enable States and private industry 
to continue to use their existing systems so long as they 
comply with NMFS standards and guidelines. NMFS may also use 
the funds provided to develop its own internal software program 
to manipulate the data it receives from fishermen and state 
regulators and produce the reports it needs to effectively 
manage the fisheries.
      Under the Acquisition of Data line, within the total of 
$25,943,000, an additional $650,000 is provided for additional 
days at sea for the Gordon Gunter.
      Fisheries Management Programs.--The conference agreement 
includes $39,060,000 for this activity. Within this amount, 
$33,330,000 is provided for base activities, including 
$3,500,000 for NMFS facilities at Sandy Hook and Kodiak. Within 
funding determined to be available, if initial funding is 
required, the conferees also expect funds to be provided for 
the Santa Cruz Fisheries Laboratory. Also, the conferees expect 
the Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan and the State of Maine 
Recovery Plan to continue to be funded from within base 
resources. In addition, $230,000 is provided for the Pacific 
Coral Reef fisheries management plan, as described in the 
Senate report; $500,000 is provided for Bronx River recovery 
and restoration; $5,000,000 for American FisheriesAct 
Implementation, including $500,000 each for the North Pacific Fishery 
Management Council and the State of Alaska.
      The conference agreement appropriates a total of 
$15,420,000 for NOAA support of Columbia River hatcheries 
programs, including $12,055,000 under the NMFS. Within the 
amount provided under the line item Columbia River hatcheries, 
NMFS is expected to support hatchery operations at a level of 
$11,400,000, and to use the additional funding to support 
salmon marking activities as described in the Senate report.
      Under the Pacific Tuna Management line, $400,000 is for 
swordfish research as referenced in the Senate report, and the 
balance for JIMAR.
      For New England Fisheries Management, $4,000,000 is for 
NMFS cooperative research, management, and enforcement, 
including enhanced stock assessments and discard mortality 
monitoring. In addition, $2,000,000 is for Northeast Consortium 
activities, as referenced in the Senate report. The conferees 
direct NMFS to collaborate with the New England Fisheries 
Management Council and affected stakeholders to design and 
prioritize cooperative research programs, and to develop a 
long-term, comprehensive strategy to rebuild Northeast 
groundfish stocks.
      Protected Species Management.--Within the funds provided 
for protected species management, $750,000 is for continuation 
of a study on the impacts of California sea lions and harbor 
seals on salmonids and the West Coast ecosystem.
      Driftnet Act Implementation.--Within the funds provided 
for Driftnet Act Implementation, $75,000 is for the Pacific Rim 
Fisheries Program, and $25,000 is for Washington and Alaska 
participation.
      Endangered Species Recovery Plans.--A total of 
$32,500,000 is provided for this activity. Of these amounts, 
$32,000,000 is for the base program, $250,000 is to be made 
available for the State of Alaska for technical support to 
analyze proposed salmon recovery plans, and $250,000 is for the 
North Pacific Fishery Management Council for the purposes 
directed in the Senate report. The amount for the base program 
represents an increase of $6,250,000. Of this increase, 
$3,250,000 is provided for additional Pacific salmon-related 
activities, and $3,000,000 is provided for additional right 
whale activities. Together with the amount already in the base 
for right whales, this will result in a $4,100,000 funding 
level for right whale activities, which is to be expended in 
accordance with the Senate report. Other than salmon and right 
whales, the conferees expect that all activities will be kept 
at least at the fiscal year 1999 level, including Steller sea 
lion activities.
      Native Marine Mammal Commissions.--The conference 
agreement recommends that funding be distributed as follows: 
(1) $400,000 for the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission; (2) 
$150,000 for the Alaska Harbor Seal Commission; (3) $225,000 
for the Beluga Whale Committee; (4) $50,000 for the Bristol Bay 
Native Association; and (5) $125,000 for the Aleut Marine 
Mammal Commission.
      Observers and Training.--The conference agreement 
distributes funding as follows: (1) $425,000 for the North 
Pacific Fishery Observer Training Program; (2) $1,875,000 for 
North Pacific marine resource observers; and (3) $350,000 for 
east coast observers. Before initiating funding for a West 
Coast observer program, the conferees request that NMFS provide 
a report on the options for funding such a program, and include 
a comparison of how current programs in the North Pacific and 
the East Coast are funded with the proposal for the West Coast.
      Interstate Fish Commissions.--The conference agreement 
includes $7,750,000 for this activity, of which $750,000 is to 
be equally divided among the three commissions, and $7,000,000 
is for implementation of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries 
Cooperative Management Act.
      Fisheries Development Program.--Within the amount 
provided for the Fisheries Development Program, funding for the 
administrative costs of the Fisheries Finance program has been 
retained under this account, as provided in the House bill, 
instead of transferred to the Fisheries Finance Program 
account, as provided in the Senate bill. Language with respect 
to the administration of the Hawaiian Fisheries Development 
program and Hawaii Stock Enhancement included in the Senate 
report is adopted by reference.
      Other.--In addition, within the funds available for the 
Saltonstall-Kennedy grants program, the conferees direct that 
funding be provided to the Alaska Fisheries Development 
Foundation to be used in accordance with the direction included 
in the Senate report, and that funds be provided pursuant to 
the direction included in both the House and Senate reports to 
support ongoing efforts related to Vibrio vulnificus.

                    OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

      The conference agreement includes a total of $300,002,000 
for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research activities, instead of 
$260,560,000 as recommended by the House and $319,910,000 as 
recommended by the Senate.
      Interannual and Seasonal Climate Research.--The conferees 
have provided $16,900,000 for interannual and seasonal climate 
research. Within this amount, the conference agreement provides 
$2,000,000 to support climate and air quality monitoring and 
climatological modeling activities as described in the Senate 
report, and $2,000,000 is provided for the Ocean Observations 
program, to be expended only if other countries involved in the 
project are also providing funding.
      Climate and Global Change Research.--The conference 
agreement includes $67,000,000 for the Climate and Global 
Change research program, an increase of $4,000,000 above the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 1999. Of this amount, the 
conference agreement includes an increase of $2,000,000 for the 
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction to fund 
planned modeling initiatives in water, agriculture, and public 
health, and will result in improved forecasting related to 
major climate events. Program increases of $1,000,000 for the 
Variability Beyond ENSO and $1,000,000 for Climate Forming 
Agents are also provided.
      Long-term Climate and Air Quality Research.--The 
conference agreement provides $30,000,000 for this activity, as 
proposed by the House, instead of $32,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. Funding is distributed in the same manner as in 
fiscal year 1999. The conferees concur with language in the 
House report regarding research and a report on natural sources 
and removal for low-atmosphere ozone.
      GLOBE.--A total of $2,500,000 is provided for this 
program, as proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not 
include funding for this program. NOAA is expected to comply 
with the direction included in the Senate report regarding this 
program.
      Atmospheric Programs.--The conference agreement provides 
$37,350,000 for this activity. Of this amount $1,500,000 is 
provided for research related to wind-profile data in 
accordance with the direction provided in the Senate report. In 
addition, $1,000,000 is provided for the U.S. Weather Research 
Program for hurricane-related research. This funding is 
intended to be used for improvements in hurricane prediction, 
and is not intended as initial funding for a large-scale 
general research program under the U.S. Weather Research 
Program, which is primarily funded through other Federal 
agencies.
      STORM.--The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 as 
one-time funding for the Science Center for Teaching, Outreach 
and Research on Meteorology for the collection and analysis of 
weather data in the Midwest.
      Solar/Geomagnetic Research.--The conference agreement 
includes $7,000,000 for this activity, which includes 
$6,000,000 for base programs, and $1,000,000 for the study of 
radio propagation physics and technology development associated 
with satellite-based telecommunications, navigation, and remote 
sensing, as referenced in the Senate report.
      Marine Prediction Research.--The conference agreement 
includes $27,325,000 for marine prediction research. Within 
this amount, the following is provided: $8,875,000 for the base 
program; $1,650,000 for Arctic research, as directed in the 
House report; $2,400,000 for the Open Ocean Aquaculture 
program; $2,300,000 for tsunami mitigation; $2,100,000 for the 
VENTS program; $4,000,000 for continuation of the initiative on 
aquatic ecosystems recommended in the House report; $1,650,000 
for implementation of the National Invasive Species Act, of 
which $850,000 is for the ballast water demonstration as 
directed in the Senate report; $500,000 for support for the 
Gulf of Maine Council; $2,000,000 for mariculture research; 
$1,450,000 for ocean services; $250,000 for the Pacific 
tropical fish program to be administered by HIEDA; and $150,000 
for Lake Champlain studies. Due to recently enacted changes in 
the National Sea Grant Program Authorization Act, future 
activities related to Lake Champlain are expected to be funded 
through the regular Sea Grant program.
      GLERL.--Within the $6,825,000 provided for the Great 
Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, the conference 
agreement assumes continued support for the Great Lakes 
nearshore research and zebra mussel research programs at 
current levels.
      Sea Grant.--The conference agreement appropriates 
$59,250,000 for the National Sea Grant program, of which 
$53,750,000 is for the base program, a $1,550,000 base increase 
over fiscal year 1999. The conferees expect NOAA to continue to 
fund the existing oyster disease research programs at their 
current levels and the zebra mussel research program at 
$3,000,000 within these amounts. The Sea Grant program and NMFS 
are urged to work with the West Coast Harmful Algal Bloom 
Workgroup to develop a research plan to address the causes of 
harmful algal blooms and a monitoring and prevention program.
      National Undersea Research Program (NURP).--The 
conference agreement provides $13,800,000 for the National 
Undersea Research Program (NURP). The conferees expect the 
funds to be distributed to the east coast NURP centers 
according to fiscal year 1999 allocations, and to the west 
coast centers according to fiscal year 1998 allocations. The 
conferees expect level funding will be made available for the 
Aquarius,ALVIN and program administration. The fiscal year 2000 
amount above these distributions shall be equally divided between east 
and west coast NURP centers.

                        national weather service

      The conference agreement includes a total of $603,870,000 
for the National Weather Service (NWS), instead of $599,196,000 
as proposed by the House, and $620,138,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Local Warnings and Forecasts/Base Operations.--The amount 
provided includes $444,487,000 for this activity, an increase 
of $23,417,000 above the fiscal year 1999 level, including 
MARDI. All requested increases to base activities are provided, 
except for $1,935,000 in non-labor cost increases and 
$3,634,000 of the request to cover labor-cost deficiencies. The 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees expect that if the 
amount to cover labor-cost deficiencies is insufficient, NWS 
will submit a reprogramming. The conference agreement provides 
$4,500,000 for mitigation activities, an increase of $716,000 
over fiscal year 1999. Increases for the Cooperative Observers 
Network and Aircraft Observations are not provided. Within the 
total amount provided for Local Warnings and Forecasts, 
$1,522,000 is for NOAA weather radio transmitters to be 
distributed in accordance with the direction included in the 
House and Senate reports, except that the amount for Wyoming 
weather transmitters is $200,000, and the amount for Illinois 
weather transmitters is $650,000. The conference agreement 
includes $513,000, as provided in the Senate report, for the 
creation of a fine-scale numerical weather analysis and 
prediction capability, as referenced in the House report. The 
conference agreement also includes funding, as requested, for 
data buoys and coastal marine automated network stations. 
Funding of $3,250,000 for WFO maintenance is provided under 
this heading.
      The conferees concur with the language in the House and 
Senate reports relating to the Modernization Transition 
Committee/mitigation process to address the adequacy of NEXRAD 
coverage in certain areas. NOAA is expected to follow the 
recommendations contained in reports or applicable agreements 
requiring mitigation activities. The conferees also reiterate 
language in the fiscal year 1999 conference agreement 
addressing continued radar obstruction at the Jackson NEXRAD 
facility.
      In addition, the conferees expect the NWS to continue the 
activities of NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Regional 
Prediction related to the 2002 Winter Olympic games.

     national environmental satellite, data and information service

      The conference agreement includes $111,085,000 for NOAA's 
satellite and data management programs. In addition, the 
conference agreement includes $457,594,000 under the NOAA PAC 
account for satellite systems acquisition and related 
activities.
      Satellite Observing Systems.--The conferees have included 
$57,300,000 for this activity, the same amount and the same 
distribution as in fiscal year 1999. Funding for the wind 
demonstration project is to be provided in accordance with the 
Senate report.
      Environment Data Management.--The conferees have included 
$53,785,000 for EDMS activities. Under EDMS base activities, 
the conference agreement includes $24,000,000, an increase of 
$650,000, to be expended as directed in the House report. No 
funds are included to continue weather record rescue and 
preservation activities or the environmental data rescue 
program. The conference agreement includes $500,000 for the 
Cooperative Observers Network modernization. In addition, 
$4,000,000 is included for the Coastal Ocean Data Development 
Center, as referenced in the Senate report. In addition, the 
conferees have provided $10,200,000 to initiate a new, multi-
year program for climate database modernization and 
utilization, to include but not be limited to key entry of 
valuable climate records, archive services, and database 
development. The conferees note the Administration's recent 
initiatives in support of reinvestment in economically 
distressed communities within Appalachia and intend that work 
under this program must be performed by existing and 
experienced concerns currently located in the Appalachian 
counties of Laurel and Mineral, which are experiencing high 
unemployment and poverty. The conference agreement includes 
$2,750,000 for the Regional Climate Centers.

                            program support

      The conference agreement provides $62,553,000 for NOAA 
program support, instead of $54,594,000 as provided in the 
House bill, and $72,887,000, as provided in the Senate bill. 
Included in this total is $36,350,000 for Central 
Administrative Support, which is comprised of $31,850,000 for 
base activities and $4,500,000 for the Commerce Automated 
Management System.

                     fleet planning and maintenance

      The conference agreement includes an appropriation of 
$13,243,000 for this activity, as recommended in the Senate 
bill, instead of $7,000,000 included in the House bill. This 
amount includes $1,000,000 for equipping the RAINIER and 
$3,000,000 for NOPP-related activities.

                               facilities

      The conference agreement includes $11,204,000 for 
facilities maintenance, lease costs, and environmental 
compliance, instead of $10,165,000 as recommended in the House 
bill, and $9,829,000 as recommended in the Senate bill. 
Included in this total is $3,850,000 in lease payments to the 
General Services Administration (GSA) for the new Boulder 
facility. The conferees are aware that the GSA is applying 8% 
return-on-investment pricing to determine the rent that NOAA 
pays for the facility, with the possibility that the percentage 
will increase significantly in future years. The conferees 
believe that this results in an excessive rental charge that is 
not justified by the facts, and that a fair and reasonable 
return would be 6.25% amortized over 30 years. NOAA is directed 
to provide to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
at the earliest opportunity the options that exist to moderate 
the cost of rental payments, and to consult with the Committees 
on the next steps to take to assure that NOAA does not get 
saddled with an excessive rental payment.

               procurement, acquisition and construction

                     (including transfers of funds)

      The conference agreement includes a total of $589,067,000 
in direct appropriations for the Procurement, Acquisition and 
Construction account, and assumes $7,400,000 in deobligations 
from this account. The following distribution reflects the 
fiscal year 2000 funding provided for activities within this 
account:

Systems Acquisition:
    AWIPS...............................................     $16,000,000
    ASOS................................................       3,855,000
    NEXRAD..............................................       8,280,000
    Computer Facilities Upgrades........................      11,100,000
    Polar Spacecraft and Launching......................     190,979,000
    Geostationary Spacecraft and Launching..............     266,615,000
    Radiosonde Replacement..............................       7,000,000
    GFDL Supercomputer..................................       5,000,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Systems Acquisition.....................     508,829,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
Construction:
    WFO Construction....................................       9,526,000
    NERRS Construction..................................       9,250,000
    N.Y. Botanical Gardens..............................       1,500,000
    Alaska Facilities...................................       9,750,000
    NORC Rehabilitation.................................       3,045,000
    Suitland Facility...................................       3,000,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Construction............................      36,071,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
Fleet Replacement:
    Fishery Vessel......................................      51,567,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Fleet Replacement.......................      51,567,000

      Systems Acquisition.--The conference agreement provides 
$16,000,000 to initiate AWIPS Build 5.0. NWS is requested to 
provide quarterly reports on the status of the project, 
progress in meeting milestones, amount expended to date, 
expected overall cost, and problems encountered.
      Construction.--The funds appropriated for the National 
Estuarine Research Reserve construction are to be distributed 
as follows: $2,000,000 is for overall NERRS requirements, 
$4,000,000 is for the Great Bay NERR, $2,500,000 is for the 
Kachemak Bay NERR, the latter two as recommended in the Senate 
report, and $750,000 is for the Jacques Cousteau NERR. The 
funds appropriated for Alaska facilities are to be distributed 
as follows: $750,000 is for the Juneau Lab, $3,500,000 is for 
Ship Creek, and $5,500,000 is for the SeaLife Center. The 
conference agreement provides $3,000,000 for preliminary design 
work for a new building in the Suitland Federal Center to be 
built by the General Services Administration. Prior to 
obligating these funds, the conferees expect NOAA to provide a 
report detailing the total estimated cost of the new building, 
including a breakout by fiscal year of the amounts proposed to 
be paid by both the GSA and NOAA, as well as a recapitulation 
of the options that were considered in reaching a decision on 
the proposed facility, and then consult with the Committees on 
the report.
      The conferees are also interested in receiving a report 
on any planning for new space related to other facilities in 
the area by January 15, 2000.

                    pacific coastal salmon recovery

      In addition to $10,000,000 provided elsewhere in this 
bill for initial capital for implementation of the 1999 Pacific 
Salmon agreement, the conference agreement includes $50,000,000 
for salmon habitat restoration, stock enhancement, and 
research. Of this amount, $18,000,000 is provided to the State 
of Washington, $14,000,000 is provided to the State of Alaska, 
$7,000,000 is provided to the State of Oregon, and $7,000,000 
is provided to the State of California. In addition, $4,000,000 
is provided to the Pacific Coastal tribes (as defined by the 
Secretary of Commerce).
      The States of Alaska, Oregon, and California, and the 
tribes are strongly encouraged to each enter into a Memorandum 
of Understanding (MOU) with NMFS regarding projects funded 
under this section. The MOU should not require federal approval 
of individual projects, but should define salmon recovery 
strategies. All states and tribes that receive funding shall 
report to the Secretary of Commerce, the Senate and House 
Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on 
Resources on progress of salmon recovery efforts funded under 
this heading by not later than September 1, 2000.
      The 1999 Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement provides a 
comprehensive, coastwide conservation program for the 
protection of Pacific salmon, including domestic andCanadian 
fisheries. In particular, it provides significant harvest reductions in 
Alaska below previous restrictions implemented in 1985 and 1995, each 
of which further reduced the impact of Alaska's fisheries on listed 
stocks. Therefore, any recovery efforts shall not be based on or 
anticipate exploitation rates in Alaska not included in the 1999 
Agreement, but should include other quantifiable goals and objectives, 
such as escapement and production, required for the recovery of listed 
salmon.
      The conference agreement provides $18,000,000 for the 
State of Washington which is to be provided directly to the 
Washington State Salmon Recovery Board to distribute for salmon 
habitat projects, other salmon recovery activities, and to 
implement the Washington Forest and Fish Agreement authorized 
by the Washington State Legislature. The conferees urge, with 
input from the Board, local governments, local watershed 
organizations, tribes, and other interested parties, that 
clear, scientifically-based goals and objectives for salmon 
recovery in Washington State be established by NMFS and be 
rendered in the form of numerical goals and objectives for the 
recovery of each species of salmon listed under the Endangered 
Species Act in Washington State. The conferees expect such 
goals and objectives to specify the outcome to be achieved for 
the salmon resource in order to satisfy the requirements of the 
Endangered Species Act. The conferees anticipate that by July 
1, 2000, NMFS will have established numerical goals and 
objectives for the recovery of salmon in the Puget Sound ESU, 
and will have produced a schedule for completion of numerical 
goals and objectives for all other parts of the State. The 
conferees expect that the Board will establish performance 
standards to inform its project funding decisions, and will 
give due deference to the project prioritization work being 
performed by local watershed organizations. Entities eligible 
to receive federal funds for salmon recovery projects and 
activities from the Board include local governments, tribes, 
and non-profit organizations, such as the Puget Sound 
Foundation. Funds appropriated by this Act may be distributed 
by the Board on a project-by-project basis or advanced in the 
form of block grants. Not more than one percent of these 
federal funds shall be used for the Board's administrative 
expenses, and not more than one percent of the remaining 
federal monies distributed by the Board for habitat projects 
and recovery activities shall be used by the eligible entities 
for administrative expenses. None of the $18,000,000 shall be 
used for the buy back of commercial fishing licenses or 
vessels. Nothing in this Act shall impair the authority of the 
Board to expend funds appropriated to it by the Washington 
State Legislature. Funds provided to tribes in Washington State 
from the $4,000,000 appropriated for Pacific Coastal Tribes 
shall be used only for grants for planning (not to exceed 10 
percent of any grant), physical design, and completion of 
restoration projects.
      The funds provided for salmon and steelhead recovery 
efforts in the State of Oregon shall be provided to the Oregon 
Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). The OWEB shall provide 
funding for salmon recovery projects and activities including 
planning, monitoring, habitat restoration and protection, and 
improving State and local council capacity to implement local 
projects which directly support salmon recovery.

                      coastal zone management fund

      The conference agreement includes an appropriation of 
$4,000,000, as provided in both the House and the Senate bills. 
This amount is reflected under the National Ocean Service 
within the Operations, Research, and Facilities account.

    promote and develop fishery products and research pertaining to 
                           american fisheries

                       fisheries promotional fund

                              (rescission)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of all 
unobligated balances available in the Fisheries Promotional 
Fund, as provided in the House bill. The Senate bill included a 
rescission of $1,187,000 from this Fund.

                      fishermen's contingency fund

      The conference agreement includes $953,000 for the 
Fishermen's Contingency Fund, as provided in both the House and 
Senate bills.

                     foreign fishing observer fund

      The conference agreement includes $189,000 for the 
expenses related to the Foreign Fishing Observer Fund, as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills.

                   fisheries finance program account

      The conference agreement provides $338,000 in subsidy 
amounts for the Fisheries Finance Program Account, instead of 
$238,000 as provided in the House bill and $2,038,000 as 
provided in the Senate bill. The Senate provision included 
$1,700,000 for administrative costs of the program, which the 
conference agreement provides under the Operations, Research 
and Facilities account, as provided in the House bill. The 
agreement includes $100,000 above the House level to continue 
entry level and small vessel Individual Fishery Quota 
obligation guarantees in the halibut and sablefish fisheries as 
recommended in the Senate report.

                         General Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $31,500,000 for the 
general administration of the Commerce Department, instead of 
$30,000,000, as proposed in the House bill, and $34,046,000, as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The conferees concur with language 
in the House report concerning office moves and the Working 
Capital Fund, and with language in the Senate report concerning 
the Senior Executive Service ``Commerce 2000'' initiative.

                      office of inspector general

      The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 for the 
Commerce Department Inspector General, instead of $22,000,000 
as recommended in the House bill and $17,900,000 as recommended 
in Senate bill.

               GENERAL PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

      The conference agreement includes the following general 
provisions for the Department of Commerce:
      Section 201.--The conference agreement includes section 
201, included in the House and Senate bills, regarding 
certifications of advanced payments.
      Sec. 202.--The conference agreement includes section 202, 
identical in the House and Senate bills, allowing funds to be 
used for hire of passenger motor vehicles.
      Sec. 203.--The conference agreement includes section 203, 
identical in the House and Senate bills, prohibiting 
reimbursement to the Air Force for hurricane reconnaissance 
planes.
      Sec. 204.--The conference agreement includes section 204, 
as proposed in the House bill, prohibiting funds from being 
used to reimburse the Unemployment Trust Fund for temporary 
census workers. The Senate bill included a provision 
prohibiting reimbursements in relation to the 1990 decennial 
census.
      Sec. 205.--The conference agreement includes section 205, 
identical in the House and Senate bills, regarding transfer 
authority between Commerce Department appropriation accounts.
      Sec. 206.--The conference agreement includes section 206, 
providing for the notification of the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations of a plan for transferring funds 
to appropriate successor organizations within 90 days of 
enactment of any legislation dismantling or reorganizing the 
Department of Commerce, as proposed in the House bill. The 
Senate bill did not contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 207.--The conference agreement includes section 207, 
included in both the House and Senate bills, requiring that any 
costs related to personnel actions incurred by a department or 
agency funded in title II of the accompanying Act, be absorbed 
within the total budgetary resources available to such 
department or agency.
      Sec. 208.--The conference agreement includes section 208, 
as proposed in both the House and Senate bills, allowing the 
Secretary to award contracts for certain mapping and charting 
activities in accordance with the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act.
      Sec. 209.--The conference agreement includes section 209, 
as proposed in both the House and Senate bills, allowing the 
Department of Commerce Franchise Fund to retain a portion of 
its earnings from services provided.
      Sec. 210.--The conference agreement includes section 210, 
as proposed in the Senate bill, to increase the total number of 
members of the New England Fishery Management Council and the 
number appointed by the Secretary of Commerce by one member. 
The House bill did not contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 211.--The conference agreement includes a new 
section 211, which makes funds provided under the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, Construction of Research 
Facilities, available for a medical research facility and two 
information technology facilities.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

                   Supreme Court of the United States

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $35,492,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Supreme Court, instead of 
$35,041,000, as provided in the House bill and $35,903,000 as 
provided in the Senate bill. Funding for the cost of living 
increase for the Justices is provided in section 304.

                    care of the building and grounds

      The conference agreement includes $8,002,000 for the 
Supreme Court Care of the Building and Grounds account, instead 
of $6,872,000 as provided in the House bill and $9,652,000, as 
provided in the Senate bill. This is the amount the Architect 
of the Capitol currently estimates is required for fiscal year 
2000, including building renovations and perimeter security. 
The conference agreement allows $5,101,000 to remain available 
until expended, instead of $3,971,000, as provided in the House 
bill, and $6,751,000, as provided in the Senate bill. Senate 
report language related to off-site facility planning and House 
report language related to miscellaneous improvements is 
adopted by reference.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $16,797,000 for the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, instead of 
$16,101,000 as provided in the House bill and $16,911,000 as 
provided in the Senate bill. This provides funding for base 
adjustments and for three additional assistants, assuming they 
are hired at mid-year. Funding for the cost of living increase 
for federal judges is provided in section 304.

               United States Court of International Trade

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $11,957,000 for the 
U.S. Court of International Trade, as provided in the Senate 
bill, instead of $11,804,000, as provided in the House bill. 
Funding for the cost of living increase for federal judges is 
provided in section 304.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides $3,114,677,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the federal judiciary, of which 
$156,539,000 is provided from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust 
Fund (VCRTF), instead of $3,066,677,000, including $156,539,000 
from the VCRTF, as provided in the House bill, and 
$2,992,265,000, including $100,000,000 from the VCRTF, as 
provided in the Senate bill. Funding for the cost of living 
increase for federal judges is provided in section 304.
      The conference agreement allows $13,454,000 for space 
alterations, to remain available until expended, as provided in 
the House bill, instead of $19,150,000, as provided in the 
Senate bill.
      House report language with respect to funding for new 
judgeships is adopted by reference.
      The conference agreement also provides $2,515,000 from 
the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund for expenses 
associated with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 
1986, as provided in the Senate bill, instead of $2,138,000, as 
provided in the House bill.

                           defender services

      The conference agreement includes $385,095,000 for the 
federal judiciary's Defender Services account, of which 
$26,247,000 is provided from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust 
Fund (VCRTF), instead of $387,795,000, including $26,247,000 
from the VCRTF, as provided in the House bill, and $353,888,000 
in direct funding, as provided in the Senate bill. This 
includes funding for an increase of $5 an hour for in-court and 
out-of-court time for Criminal Justice Act panel attorneys.
      Language relating to the Ninth Circuit in the House 
report is adopted by reference.

                    fees of jurors and commissioners

      The conference agreement includes $60,918,000 for Fees of 
Jurors and Commissioners, as proposed in the Senate bill, 
instead of $63,400,000 as provided in the House bill. The 
amount provided reflects the latest estimate from the judiciary 
of the requirements for this account.

                             court security

      The conference agreement includes $193,028,000 for the 
federal judiciary's Court Security account, instead of 
$190,029,000, as proposed in the House bill, and $196,026,000, 
as proposed in the Senate bill.
      The recommendation provides for requested adjustments to 
base, the requested program increases to hire additional 
security officers and for perimeter security, and thebalance 
for additional security equipment. The language in the House report 
related to a report on changes in security officer staffing and 
equipment is adopted by reference.
      The conference report allows $10,000,000 in security 
system funding to remain available until expended, as proposed 
in the House bill, instead of $10,000,000 for any purpose under 
this heading, as proposed in the Senate bill.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $55,000,000 for the 
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, instead of 
$54,500,000, as proposed by the House, and $56,054,000, as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Language in the House report relating to the Optimal 
Utilization of Judicial Resources report and court interpreter 
standards is adopted by reference.
      The conference agreement provides $8,500 for reception 
and representation expenses, instead of $7,500 as proposed in 
the House bill, and $10,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.

                        Federal Judicial Center

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $18,000,000 for the 
fiscal year 2000 salaries and expenses of the Federal Judicial 
Center, instead of $17,716,000 as proposed in the House bill 
and $18,476,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds

                  payment to the judiciary trust funds

      The conference agreement includes $39,700,000 for payment 
to the various judicial retirement funds as provided in both 
the House and Senate bills.

                  United States Sentencing Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $8,500,000 for the U.S. 
Sentencing Commission, as provided in the House bill, instead 
of $9,743,000 as provided in the Senate bill. Additional funds 
are available from carryover and from the Judiciary automation 
fund. There continues to be substantial uncertainty as to the 
requirements for the Commission in fiscal year 2000, but should 
the situation clarify, the conferees believe there is 
flexibility in the Judiciary appropriation to address any 
resulting additional requirements.

                   General Provisions--The Judiciary

      Section 301.--The conference agreement includes a 
provision included in both the House and Senate bills allowing 
appropriations to be used for services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109.
      Sec. 302.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
as included in the House bill, providing the Judiciary with the 
authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts but 
limiting, with certain exceptions, any increase in an account 
to 10 percent, instead of the Senate provision which would have 
limited the increase to 20 percent.
      Sec. 303.--The conference agreement includes a provision 
allowing up to $11,000 of salaries and expenses funds provided 
in this title to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses of the Judicial Conference of the 
United States, instead of $10,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $12,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.
      Sec. 304.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
as proposed in the Senate bill, authorizing federal judges to 
receive a salary adjustment and appropriating $9,611,000 for 
the cost of the salary adjustment for all accounts under this 
title. The House bill did not include a similar provision.
      Sec. 305.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
as proposed in the Senate bill, amending title 28 of the U.S. 
Code to authorize the Director of the Administrative Office of 
the Courts to pay any increases in the cost of Federal 
Employees' Group Life Insurance imposed after April 24, 1999. 
The House bill did not include a similar provision.
      Sec. 306.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
included in the Senate bill, authorizing Central Islip, New 
York, as a place of holding court. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.
      Sec. 307.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
included in the Senate bill, approving consolidation of Court 
Clerks' Offices in the Southern District of West Virginia. The 
House bill did not include a similar provision.
      Sec. 308.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
included in the Senate bill, modifying the circumstances under 
which attorneys' fees in Federal capital cases can be 
disclosed. The House bill did not include a similar provision.
      Sec. 309.--The conference agreement includes a new 
provision authorizing nine district judgeships in Arizona, the 
Middle District of Florida, and Nevada.

            TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes a total of 
$2,776,825,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, instead of 
$2,726,825,000 as included in the House bill and $2,671,429,000 
as included in the Senate bill. The conference agreement 
includes $2,522,825,000 for ongoing activities under this 
account, and an additional $254,000,000 to remain available 
until expended for worldwide security upgrades.
      The conference agreement includes language not included 
in either the House or Senate bills making fees collected in 
fiscal year 2000 relating to affidavits of support available 
until expended.
      The conference agreement includes language designating 
$236,291,000 for public diplomacy international information 
programs instead of $306,057,000 as proposed in the House bill. 
The Senate bill did not contain a similar provision. This 
amount represents current services funding for program 
activities previously carried out by USIA, and includes the 
program and personnel costs associated with former USIA 
activities. The amount specified in the House bill included 
$59,247,000 in ICASS costs, and $10,519,000 for other overseas 
support costs. The conferees have excluded these support costs 
from the amount separately designated for public diplomacy 
international information programs.
      The conference agreement includes language making 
available $500,000 for the National Law Center for Inter-
American Free Trade, as provided in the Senate bill. The House 
bill did not include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes language transferring 
$1,162,000 to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust 
Assets in the United States, as proposed in the House bill. 
Language is also included limiting the amount transferred from 
all Federal sources to the authorized amount. The Senate bill 
did not include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes language making 
$2,500,000 available for overseas continuing language 
education, instead of $5,000,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill. The House bill did not include a similar provision.
      The conference report also includes a provision to 
collect and deposit as an offsetting collection to this account 
Machine Readable Visa fees in fiscal years 2000 and 2001 to 
recover authorized costs. The Senate bill included a similar 
provision but would have made it permanent. The House bill did 
not include a provision on this matter. The conference 
agreement does not include a provision in the House bill 
limiting the use of Machine Readable Visa fees to $267,000,000 
in fiscal year 2000. The Senate bill did not contain a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement includes language designating 
$5,000,000 for activities associated with the implementation of 
the Pacific salmon treaty. The conference agreement does not 
include language that this funding must be designated from 
within amounts available for the Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environment and Scientific Affairs, as proposed 
in the Senate bill. The House bill did not contain a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement includes $9,000,000 for the 
Office of Defense Trade Controls, instead of $11,000,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The House bill did not have a 
similar provision. House report language directed the 
Department to maintain the increased fiscal year 1999 funding 
level for the Office. The conferees expect that increased 
funding for this Office will result in increased scrutiny of 
export license applications, enhanced end-use monitoring, and 
stronger compliance enforcement measures to ensure that U.S. 
technology is properly safeguarded when exported.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
transferring $13,500,000 to the East-West Center, a provision 
making $6,000,000 available for overseas representation, a 
provision making $125,000 available for the Maui Pacific 
Center, or provisions placing limitations on details of State 
Department employees to other agencies or organizations. These 
provisions were proposed in the Senate bill, and the House bill 
did not contain similar provisions.
      The conference agreement does not include funding for any 
program increases requested by the Department. Within the 
amount provided, and including any savings the Department 
identifies, the Department will have the ability to propose 
that funds be used for purposes not funded by the conference 
agreement, including high priority program increases such as 
China 2000 and a Hispanic and minority recruitment initiative, 
through the normal reprogramming process. The conferees agree 
that no funds shall be used for the requested market 
development pilot project. With respect to China 2000, it is 
expected that the Department will comply with program direction 
in the Senate report regarding information resource center 
upgrades. With respect to requested increases related to the 
WTO Ministerial in Seattle, the Department may propose through 
the normal reprogramming process that not to exceed $5,000,000 
of the funding provided under this heading be used for costs 
associated with that conference. The Department may also use 
funding under this account for the participation costs of 
official delegates to the WTO Ministerial.
      The conferees agree that the Department shall follow the 
program direction and reporting requirements related to 
worldwide security in both the House and Senate reports. The 
language in the House report under this heading is to be 
followed in expending fiscal year 2000 funds, including 
language on the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, the 
implementation of Public Law 105-319, and on specific reporting 
requirements, including a report on compensation provided to 
the families of the Americans killed in the terrorist bombing 
of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. In addition, this statement of 
managers adopts by reference the provisions in the Senate 
report addressing the Arctic Council and the Bering Straits 
Commission.
      The conference agreement does not adopt Senate report 
language on arms control treaty verification technology, and 
staffing levels in Berlin and Beijing.
      The conferees agree that the Department shall report to 
the Committees, no later than January 15, 2000, on the 
Department's plan for implementing recommendations in OIG 
Memorandum Report 99-SP-013 regarding foreign service tour 
length, and on the Bureau of Consular Affairs' plan to manage 
issues related to the entry into the United States of foreign 
nationals for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
      The conferees are concerned with what appears to be a 
large number of State Department employees staffing the Office 
of the Secretary and the Bureau of Legislative Affairs. The 
conferees believe the Secretary should be served by the best 
possible insight and advice, and it is important that 
potentially overlapping responsibilities among the regional and 
functional bureaus and the ``Secretariat'' do not produce a 
confusion of voices on key policy issues. Similarly, the 
conferees are concerned that unclear lines of responsibility 
and authority between the Bureau of Legislative Affairs and the 
various Congressional affairs offices in the regional and 
functional bureaus have resulted in confused or incomplete 
liaison with Congress. As a result, the conferees direct the 
Department to undertake staffing reassessments in these two 
offices. The Department should develop a plan to streamline 
staffing authorities and responsibilities and to rationalize 
the inclusion of staff and functions from USIA and ACDA, and 
report to the Committees on Appropriations no later than 
January 15, 2000.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

      The conference agreement includes $80,000,000 for the 
Capital Investment Fund, the amount included in the House bill, 
instead of $50,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The 
provisions in the House report are adopted by reference.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $27,495,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General, which has jurisdiction over the 
Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, 
instead of $28,495,000 as proposed in the House bill and 
$26,495,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The conferees 
expect that within the funds provided, the Inspector General 
will continue the current level of security-related audit and 
oversight activity. The conferees encourage the Inspector 
General to exercise appropriate oversight over the 
International Commissions and international broadcasting 
entities funded under this title.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $205,000,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs of the Department of 
State, instead of $175,000,000 as proposed in the House bill 
and $216,476,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The conference 
agreement also provides that not to exceed $800,000 may be 
credited to this appropriation from fees and other payments.
      The availability of significant carryover and recovered 
funds in this account is noted, and the Department is directed 
to submit a proposed distribution of the total resources 
available under this account no later than December 31, 1999, 
through the normal reprogramming process. The conferees intend 
that the distribution of funds under this account shall 
support, to the maximum extent possible, Fulbright Scholarship 
Programs, Humphrey Fellowships, educational advising and 
counseling, Citizen Exchange Programs, Pepper Scholarships, the 
Regional Scholar Exchange Program, the Disability Exchange 
Clearinghouse, the National Youth Science Camp, and exchanges 
with Tibet, the South Pacific, and East Timor. Such a 
distribution shall also include funding at not less than the 
amounts designated for the following programs: $42,800,000 for 
the International Visitor Program; $2,656,000 for English 
language programs; $2,000,000 for American Overseas Research 
Centers; and $4,000,000 for Muskie Fellowships. To the extent 
that the Department allocates resources to civic education 
programs, these programs shall be separately identified and 
explained in the reprogramming submission.
      The conferees agree that enabling Muskie Fellowship 
Program participants to undertake doctoral graduate study in 
the social sciences, including economics, in universities in 
the United States is an appropriate extension of this program. 
Therefore, the conferees recommend that funding be provided for 
not more than thirty percent of the program participants to 
pursue Ph.D. programs. As a condition of participation in the 
doctoral program, fellows shall perform one year of service in 
their home countries for every year their study is supported by 
this program. The conferees expect that not less than thirty 
percent of each participant's doctoral study be funded from 
non-Federal sources.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes: 
$2,400,000 for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchanges; $2,200,000 
for Mansfield Fellowships; $100,000 for the Montana Technical 
Foreign Exchange Program; $400,000 for the Institute for 
Representative Government; $500,000 for the Irish Institute; 
$638,000 for the 2001 Special Olympic Winter Games; $500,000 
for Olympic and Paralympic Games Youth Camps; and $150,000 for 
Interparliamentary Exchanges with Korea and China.
      The statement of managers adopts by reference language in 
the House report on NIS exchanges, the number of Congress-
Bundestag Youth Exchanges, competition for grant programs, and 
cooperation between the State Department and non-governmental 
exchange organizations, as well as language in the Senate 
report on the U.S./Mexico Conflict Resolution Center.

                       REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES

      The conference agreement includes $5,850,000 for 
Representation Allowances, as proposed in the Senate bill, 
instead of $4,350,000 as proposed in the House bill.

              PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS

      The conference agreement includes $8,100,000 for 
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials, as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills. The provisions in both the 
House and Senate reports are adopted by reference.

           SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE OF UNITED STATES MISSIONS

      The conference agreement includes $742,178,000 for this 
account instead of $717,178,000 as proposed in the House bill 
and $583,496,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement includes $313,617,000 for the 
costs of worldwide security upgrades, including $300,000,000 
for capital security projects, as proposed in the House bill. 
The conferees direct the Department to comply with the program 
direction related to security upgrades in the House report, 
including the submission of a spending plan within sixty days 
of the date of enactment of this Act. In proposing such a 
spending plan, the conferees direct the Department to include 
an assessment of the need for security upgrades related to 
housing, schools, and Marine quarters, as described in the 
Senate report.
      The conference agreement includes $25,657,000 in capital 
program activities for the costs of pending projects in 
Chengdu, Shenyang and Guangzhou.
      The conferees note that the budget request included 
planned expenditures of $92,500,000 from proceeds of sale of 
surplus property for opportunity purchases and capital 
projects. The conferees expect the Department to submit a 
spending plan for these funds that includes: at least 
$42,500,000 for opportunity purchases to replace uneconomical 
leases; at least $25,000,000 for capital security projects; and 
$5,000,000 for Taiwan design costs. Any additional use of these 
funds is subject to reprogramming.
      The conferees are aware that high operating costs in 
Paris have prompted a review of the post with the intent of 
transferring personnel and functions to lower cost cities. The 
conferees direct the Department to review the operations of the 
Paris Financial Service Center and determine if any services 
could be performed in the United States at the Charleston 
Financial Service Center. The Department shall develop plans to 
transfer any such services to the United States consistent with 
the Department's overall financial systems improvement schedule 
and on a time line that is cost effective. A progress report on 
Financial Service Center consolidation shall be submitted to 
the House and Senate Appropriations Committees not later than 
June 1, 2000.
      The conferees are aware the Department is projecting a 
need for diversity visa processing capacity, and expect the 
Department to implement plans for a facility to meet such a 
need in a State previously designated for the purpose of 
passport processing.
      The Department is directed to submit, and receive 
approval for, a financial plan for the funding provided under 
this account, whether from direct appropriations or proceeds of 
sales, prior to the obligation or expenditure of funds for 
capital and rehabilitation projects. The conferees expect that 
the amount in the plan for the leasehold program will not 
exceed $138,210,000. The Department may include in the plan the 
costs of physical security upgrades including the costs of 
expanding Marine posts to new locations. The conferees agree 
that any such amount for expanding Marine posts to new 
locations shall not exceed half the total costs, in accordance 
with the existing cost-sharing arrangement.
      The overall spending plan shall include project-level 
detail, and shall be provided to the Appropriations Committees 
not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act. 
Any deviation from the plan after approval shall be treated as 
a reprogramming in the case of an addition greater than 
$500,000 or as a notification in the case of a deletion, a 
project cost overrun exceeding 25 percent, or a project 
schedule delay exceeding 6 months. Notification requirements 
also extend to the rebaselining of a given project's cost 
estimate, schedule, or scope of work.
      The conferees agree that no additional funding shall be 
allocated in fiscal year 2000 for the ongoing rehabilitation of 
the Ambassador's residence in London.
      The conferees direct the Department to submit to the 
Committees a plan to implement the September 1998 
recommendation of the Inspector General to sell a certain 
property in France, referenced in the Senate report.
      As in the past, immediate notification is expected if 
there are facilities that the Department believes pose serious 
security risks.

           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

      The conference agreement includes $5,500,000 for 
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service account, as 
provided in the House bill, instead of $7,000,000, as provided 
in the Senate bill. The conference agreement does not adopt the 
provision in the Senate report designating not more than 
$5,000,000 under this account for costs associated with the 
World Trade Organization conference in Seattle, Washington. The 
conferees address funding for these costs under the Diplomatic 
and Consular Programs account.

                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

      The conference agreement includes a total appropriation 
of $1,200,000 for the Repatriation Loans Program account, as 
provided in both the House and Senate bills.

              PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

      The conference agreement includes $15,375,000 for the 
Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan account, instead of 
$14,750,000 as proposed in the House bill and $16,000,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. Increased funding over the fiscal 
year 1999 level may be used for costs of security upgrades as 
described in the Senate report. The conferees expect the 
Department to submit a spending plan to the Committees, as 
indicated in the House report.

     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

      The conference agreement includes $128,541,000 for the 
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund 
account, as provided in both the House and Senate bills.

              International Organizations and Conferences

              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

      The conference agreement includes $885,203,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations to pay the costs 
assessed to the United States for membership in international 
organizations, instead of $842,937,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $943,308,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, of which 
$836,308,000 was for current year assessments, and $107,000,000 
was for payment of arrearages to the United Nations. The 
conference agreement includes all arrearage payments under a 
separate account.
      The conference agreement includes language providing that 
none of the funds can be used for the U.S. share of interest 
costs for loans incurred after October 1, 1984 through external 
borrowings, as provided in the House bill. The Senate bill did 
not contain a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes language providing that 
funds under this account may be used to pay the full United 
States assessment to the NATO civil budget, as proposed in the 
House bill. The Senate bill did not contain a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement contains a provision that 
$100,000,000 may be made available to the United Nations only 
on a semi-annual basis pursuant to a certification that the 
U.N. has taken no action to cause the U.N. to exceed the 
expected 1998-1999 budget of $2,533,000,000 or a zero nominal 
growth budget for the biennium 2000-2001 as provided in the 
House bill. The Senate bill contains no similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not contain a number of 
provisions in the Senate bill relating to payment of 
arrearages. Arrearages are addressed in a separate account.
      The $885,203,000 provided by the conference agreement is 
expected to be sufficient to fully pay assessments to 
international organizations. With excess fiscal year 1999 
funds, including a transfer from the Contributions for 
International Peacekeeping account, the conferees expect the 
Department to prepay $47,040,000 of the fiscal year 2000 
assessment for the United Nations regular budget. Consequently, 
although the budget requested $963,308,000 for this account, 
based on the prepayment of U.N. assessments and further 
exchange rate gains, the adjusted request is $885,842,000. The 
conference agreement does not include requested funding for the 
Inter-American Indian Institute, the Interparliamentary Union, 
and the Bureau of International Expositions.
      The conference agreement provides funding under this 
account for assessments for all international organizations. 
The Senate report proposed to transfer funding for commodity-
based organizations to the Commerce Department and funding for 
the International Telecommunications Union to the Federal 
Communications Commission. The conferees direct the Department 
to take the necessary steps to ensure that full and timely 
payments are made to these organizations.
      Provisions in the House report relating to reports on 
reforms in international organizations, tax equalization 
adjustments, and the Pan American Health Organization are 
adopted by reference.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

      The conference agreement provides $200,000,000 for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities as 
proposed in the House bill, instead of $387,925,000 as proposed 
in the Senate bill, of which $143,925,000 was for payment of 
current year peacekeeping assessments and $244,000,000 was for 
payment of peacekeeping arrearages. The conference agreement 
addresses arrearages under a separate account.
      The conference agreement includes a provision that, of 
the total funding provided under this heading, not to exceed 
$20,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2001. 
The Senate bill made $28,093,000 available until September 30, 
2001 and the House bill had no provision on the matter. The 
conferees intend that before any excess funding shall be 
carried over into fiscal year 2001 in this account, the 
Department shall transfer the maximum allowable amount to the 
Contributions to International Organizations account to prepay 
the fiscal year 2001 assessment for the United Nations regular 
budget.
      The conference agreement includes a provision that 
prohibits obligation or expenditure of funds for new or 
expanded U.N. peacekeeping missions unless, at least 15 days 
prior to the Security Council vote, the appropriate Committees 
of the Congress are notified of the estimated cost and length 
of the mission, the vital national interest that will be 
served, and the planned exit strategy; and a reprogramming of 
funds is submitted setting forth the source of funds that will 
be used to pay for the cost of the new or expanded mission, as 
included in the House bill. The Senate bill did not contain a 
provision on this matter.
      The conference agreement contains a provision requiring a 
certification that American manufacturers and suppliers are 
being given opportunities to provide equipment, services, and 
material for U.N. peacekeeping activities equal to those being 
given to foreign manufacturers and suppliers, as provided in 
the House bill. The Senate bill did not contain a provision on 
this matter.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes a 
provision prohibiting funds from being used to pay the United 
States share of the cost of judicial monitoring that is part of 
any United Nations peacekeeping mission, as proposed in the 
House bill. Thus, if any current or future peacekeeping 
operation includes judicial monitoring as one of its functions, 
the U.S. will have to withhold its proportionate share of the 
cost of any court monitoring that is included in such a 
mission. This provision was not included in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement does not include several 
provisions relating to arrearages that were included in the 
Senate bill, as arrearages are addressed under a separate 
account.
      The conference agreement includes funding for anticipated 
assessments for peacekeeping missions including those in the 
Golan Heights, Lebanon, Iraq/Kuwait, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 
Cyprus, Georgia, Tajikistan, as well as War Crimes Tribunals 
forYugoslavia and Rwanda. The conference agreement does not 
include requested funding for missions in Western Sahara or Haiti. The 
conference agreement includes additional resources, which may be 
applied to additional assessments subject to reprogramming 
requirements. The conferees are aware that additional assessments are 
expected in fiscal year 2000 for new and expanded peacekeeping 
missions, including those in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and East Timor.
      The statement of managers adopts by reference language in 
the House report making it clear that the Department is 
expected to live within the appropriation, to support the work 
of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Service, and 
to take all actions necessary to prevent conversion of loaned 
employees into permanent positions at the United Nations.

                           ARREARAGE PAYMENTS

      The conference agreement includes a total of $351,000,000 
for arrearage payments, as proposed in the House bill under 
this account, instead of $107,000,000 and $244,000,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill under Contributions to 
International Organizations and Contributions for International 
Peacekeeping, respectively. The conference agreement includes 
$244,000,000 for the payment of arrearages, and an additional 
$107,000,000 to reduce the total amount of arrearages owed to 
the United Nations as described in the House report.
      The conference agreement makes the expenditure of the 
entire amount provided under this heading contingent upon 
enactment of an authorization that makes payment of arrearages 
contingent upon United Nations reform, and upon a reduction in 
the U.S. assessment rate for the designated specialized 
agencies to not more than 22 percent, and upon the achievement 
of zero nominal growth budgets in the designated specialized 
agencies for the 2000-2001 biennium, as proposed in the House 
bill. These conditions are included among the conditions 
pending as part of the authorization, and are intended to 
assure that real and substantial reforms are achieved at the 
U.N. and other international organizations prior to payment of 
arrearage funding, and that assessment reductions are made that 
will provide long-term savings to the American taxpayer.
      The conferees expect the Department to provide the 
Committees with a report on the payment of arrearages to 
international organizations as specified in the House report.

                       International Commissions

 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $19,551,000 for 
Salaries and Expenses of the International Boundary and Water 
Commission (IBWC), as proposed in both the House and Senate 
bills.

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conference agreement includes $5,939,000 for the 
Construction account of the IBWC as proposed in the Senate 
bill, instead of $5,750,000 as proposed in the House bill. The 
conferees agree that allocation of funding for specific 
projects shall reflect the direction in both the House and 
Senate reports. The conference agreement adopts, by reference, 
language in the House report regarding the reallocation of 
funds subject to reprogramming, and a reporting requirement on 
a certain wastewater treatment situation.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

      The conference agreement includes $5,733,000 for the U.S. 
share of expenses of the International Boundary Commission, the 
International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, and 
the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, as proposed in 
both the House and Senate bills. The conference level will 
provide funding for all three commissions at the fiscal year 
1999 levels.

                  International Fisheries Commissions

      The conference agreement includes $15,549,000 for the 
U.S. share of the expenses of the International Fisheries 
Commissions and related activities, as proposed in the Senate 
bill, instead of $14,549,000 as proposed in the House bill.
      The conference agreement does not include provisions in 
the Senate bill limiting the amount to be obligated and 
expended by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and 
prohibiting the importation of tuna from certain countries 
under certain conditions. The House bill did not contain 
similar provisions.
      The conference agreement adopts, by reference, language 
in the House report regarding the application of reductions if 
necessary, and language in the Senate report on funding for the 
Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), including sea lamprey 
operations and research, costs of treating Lake Champlain, and 
priority to States providing matching funds.

                                 Other

                     PAYMENT TO THE ASIA FOUNDATION

      The conference agreement includes $8,250,000 for the 
Payment to the Asia Foundation account, instead of $8,000,000 
as provided in the House bill, and instead of no funding as 
provided in the Senate bill.

           EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TRUST FUND

      The conference agreement includes language as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills, allowing all interest and 
earnings accruing to the Trust Fund in fiscal year 2000 to be 
used for necessary expenses of the Eisenhower Exchange 
Fellowships.

                    ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

      The conference agreement includes language as provided in 
both the House and Senate bills, allowing all interest and 
earnings accruing to the Scholarship Fund in fiscal year 2000 
to be used for necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab 
Scholarship Program.

                            EAST-WEST CENTER

      The conference agreement includes $12,500,000 for 
operations of the East-West Center as proposed in the Senate 
bill, instead of no funds as proposed in the House bill. The 
conference agreement does not include a transfer of $13,500,000 
from the Department of State, Diplomatic and Consular Programs 
account, as proposed in the Senate bill. The conferees adopt, 
by reference, the reporting requirement in the Senate report on 
immersion programs.

                           NORTH/SOUTH CENTER

      The conference agreement includes $1,750,000 for 
operations of the North/South Center, instead of no funds as 
proposed in both the House and Senate bills. The conference 
agreement does not include an earmark of funding under the 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs account for the 
North/South Center, as proposed in the Senate report.

                    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

      The conference agreement includes $31,000,000 for the 
National Endowment for Democracy as proposed in the House bill, 
instead of $30,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill.

                             Related Agency

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

      The conference agreement includes $388,421,000 for 
International Broadcasting Operations, instead of $410,404,000 
as proposed in the House bill, and instead of $362,365,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. Rather than funding broadcasting 
to Cuba under this account, as proposed by the House, all 
funding for broadcasting to Cuba is included under a separate 
account, as proposed

by the Senate and consistent with the fiscal year 1999 
appropriations Act.
      The amount provided represents a freeze at fiscal year 
1999 funding levels for all broadcast entities funded under 
this account, as provided in the House bill. The Broadcasting 
Board of Governors is directed to submit to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations, no later than sixty days 
from the date of enactment of this Act, a financial plan 
including a distribution of the total resources available under 
this account.
      The conference agreement adopts by reference language in 
the House report requiring a report on management responses to 
Inspector General recommendations on Radio Marti, and language 
in the Senate report requiring the submission of a master plan 
for overseas security.

                          BROADCASTING TO CUBA

      The conference agreement includes $22,095,000 for 
Broadcasting to Cuba under a separate account, instead of 
$23,664,000 as proposed in the Senate bill, and instead of 
$22,095,000 within the total for International Broadcasting 
Operations, as proposed in the House bill. The conference 
agreement includes language, as proposed in the Senate bill, 
that funds may be used for aircraft to house television 
broadcasting equipment. The House bill did not contain a 
provision on this matter.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

      The conference agreement includes $11,258,000 for the 
Broadcasting Capital Improvements account, as proposed in the 
House bill, instead of $13,245,000 as proposed in the Senate 
bill under the heading ``Radio Construction''. The conference 
agreement adopts a new name for this account, as requested. 
This account provides funding for maintenance, improvements, 
replacements and repairs; satellite and terrestrial program 
feeds; engineering support activities; and broadcast facility 
leases and land rentals.
      The conferees expect the Broadcasting Board of Governors 
(BBG) to submit a spending plan within sixty days from the date 
of enactment of this Act allocating funds available in this 
account, including carryover balances, to various activities. 
The conferees encourage the BBG to consider, among other 
priorities, allocating funding for rotatable transmitting 
antennas.
      The conference agreement includes, by reference, language 
in the House report regarding ongoing digital conversion 
efforts.

       General Provisions--Department of State and Related Agency

      Section 401.--The conference agreement includes section 
401, as provided in both the House and Senate bills, permitting 
use of funds for allowances, differentials, and transportation.
      Sec. 402.--The conference agreement includes section 402, 
as provided in the House bill, dealing with transfer authority. 
The Senate bill contained a similar provision, allowing 
transfers of different percentages of appropriations.
      Sec. 403.--The conference agreement includes section 403, 
as provided in both the House and Senate bills, authorizing the 
Secretary of State to administer summer travel and work 
programs without regard to preplacement requirements.
      Sec. 404.--The conference agreement includes section 404, 
as provided in the House bill, making permanent a provision in 
last year's bill waiving the fee for border crossing cards from 
Mexico for children under 15. The Senate bill did not include a 
provision on this matter.
      Sec. 405.--The conference agreement includes section 405, 
as provided in both the House and Senate bills, prohibiting the 
use of funds by the Department of State or the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors (BBG) to provide certain types of assistance 
to the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). The 
conference agreement does not include training that supports 
accurate and responsible broadcasting among the types of 
assistance prohibited. The conferees agree that neither the 
Department of State, nor the BBG, shall provide any assistance 
to the PBC that could support restrictions of press freedoms or 
the broadcasting of inaccurate, inflammatory messages. The 
conferees further expect the Department and the BBG to submit a 
report to the Committees, before December 15, 1999, detailing 
any programs or activities involving the PBC in fiscal year 
1999, and any plans for such programs in fiscal year 2000.
      Sec. 406.--The conference agreement includes section 406, 
proposed in the Senate bill as section 405, prohibiting the use 
of funds in this or any other Act for the operation of a United 
States consulate or diplomatic facility in Jerusalem unless 
such facility is under the supervision of the United States 
Ambassador to Israel. The House bill did not include a 
provision on this matter.
      Sec. 407.--The conference agreement includes section 407, 
proposed in the Senate bill as section 406, which requires new 
public documents to describe Jerusalem as Israel's capital as a 
prerequisite for funding under this or any other Act. This 
requirement follows State Department practice in such 
publications as the ``Background Notes'' for Israel. The House 
bill did not include a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 408.--The conference agreement includes section 408, 
as proposed in the Senate bill, prohibiting the use of funds 
made available in this Act by the United Nations for activities 
authorizing the United Nations or any of its specialized 
agencies or affiliated organizations to tax any aspect of the 
Internet.
      Sec. 409.--The conference agreement includes section 409, 
not included in either the House or Senate bill, waiving 
provisions of existing legislation that require authorizations 
to be in place for the State Department and the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors prior to the expenditure of any appropriated 
funds.

                       TITLE V--RELATED AGENCIES

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        Maritime Administration

                       maritime security program

      The conference agreement includes $96,200,000 for the 
Maritime Security Program instead of $98,700,000 as proposed in 
both the House and Senate bills. The conferees understand that 
at least $2,500,000 in carryover funding is available, in 
addition to the amount provided, to allow full funding for the 
fiscal year 2000 requirements of the program.

                        operations and training

      The conference agreement includes $72,073,000 for the 
Maritime Administration Operations and Training account instead 
of $71,303,000 as proposed in the House bill and $72,664,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. Within this amount, $34,073,000 
shall be for the operation and maintenance of the U.S. Merchant 
Marine Academy, including $2,000,000 to address maintenance 
backlogs.
      The conference agreement includes $7,000,000 for the 
State Maritime Academies. Within the amount for State Maritime 
Academies, $1,200,000 shall be for student incentive payments, 
the same amount as provided in 1999. The conference agreement 
includes by reference the language in the Senate report 
regarding the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.
      The conferees agree that the amounts designated for the 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the State Maritime Academies 
shall not be used to cover Maritime Administration 
administrative costs associated with the Academies, as was 
proposed inthe budget request. Such costs shall be covered from 
funding in this account for MARAD general administration. The 
conference agreement also includes funding under MARAD general 
administration under this account to conduct a needs assessment on 
infrastructure improvements at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as 
described in the House report. The conference agreement includes no 
funds for the Ready Reserve Force for fiscal year 2000. In fiscal year 
1996, funding for this account was transferred to the Department of 
Defnese.

          maritime guaranteed loan (title xi) program account

      The conference agreement provides $6,000,000 in subsidy 
appropriations for the Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program instead 
of $5,400,000 as proposed in the House bill and $11,000,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. This amount will subsidize a 
program level of not more than $1,000,000,000 as proposed in 
both the House and Senate bills.
      The conference agreement also includes $3,809,000 for 
administrative expenses associated with the Maritime Guaranteed 
Loan Program instead of $3,725,000 as proposed in the House 
bill, and $3,893,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The amount 
for administrative expenses may be transferred to and merged 
with amounts under the MARAD Operations and Training account.
      The conferees understand that MARAD expects to carry over 
approximately $63,600,000 in this account which may be used as 
additional subsidy budget authority in fiscal year 2000. The 
conferees direct MARAD to submit quarterly reports to the 
Committees on Title XI obligations, including information on 
total loan principal guaranteed by each separate fiscal year's 
subsidy appropriation.

           administrative provisions--maritime administration

      The conference agreement includes provisions involving 
Government property controlled by MARAD, the accounting for 
certain funds received by MARAD, and a prohibition on 
obligations from the MARAD construction fund. The conference 
agreement includes these provisions with the modification as 
proposed in the House bill, instead of as proposed in the 
Senate bill.

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides $490,000 for the 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 
as proposed in the Senate bill, instead of $265,000 as proposed 
in the House bill. Within the amount provided, the conferees 
agree that $100,000 is provided as a one-time increase to 
support Commission efforts to attract private funding for a 
restoration project in Sarajevo, as described in the House 
report. The conference agreement includes, by reference, 
language in the Senate report regarding the completion of 
surveys in progress.

                       Commission on Civil Rights

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $8,900,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights as 
proposed in both the House and Senate bills.
      The conferees direct the Commission to expedite the 
completion of its report on the public hearing conducted on May 
26, 1999, in New York on Police Practices and Civil Rights.
      The Conferees expect the Commission to keep the 
Committees informed on the status of management improvements, 
including developing the ability to plan and budget for 
projects and to track the progress and ongoing costs of such 
projects.

               Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,400,000 for the 
Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. The Commission was 
created by Public Law 105-277. The House and Senate bills did 
not contain funding for the Commission.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,182,000 for the 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe instead of 
$1,170,000 as proposed in the House bill and $1,250,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $279,000,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission as proposed in both the House and Senate bills.
      Within the total amount, the conference agreement 
includes $29,000,000 for payments to State and local Fair 
Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs) for specific services to 
the Commission, as proposed in both the House and Senate bills. 
The conferees encourage the EEOC to utilize the experience the 
FEPAs have in mediation as the Commission implements its 
alternative dispute resolution programs. The Committeesare 
willing to entertain proposals to reprogram additional funds to the 
FEPAs for this purpose.
      The conferees expect the EEOC to submit a spending plan 
to the Committees before December 31, 1999, describing the 
allocation of funding to various Commission activities, 
including private sector charge backlog reduction, ADR and 
mediation initiatives, litigation, and automation improvements. 
The conferees expect the EEOC to allocate funds as necessary to 
achieve private sector charge backlog reduction targets, as 
noted in the House report.

                   Federal Communications Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes a total $210,000,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) instead of $192,000,000 as proposed in the 
House bill and $232,805,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. Of 
the amounts provided, $185,754,000 is to be derived from 
offsetting fee collections, as proposed in both the House and 
Senate bills, resulting in a net direct appropriation of 
$24,246,000, instead of $6,246,000 included in the House bill, 
and $47,051,000 included in the Senate bill.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision, 
proposed in the Senate bill, giving the FCC the authority to 
independently operate the FCC headquarters building. The House 
bill did not contain a provision on this matter.
      The conferees did not retain Senate bill language 
regarding area code conservation. The conferees are aware that 
the Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) to assist the State public utility commissions in their 
efforts to conserve numbers in specific area codes. The 
Commission anticipates issuing an order by the end of the first 
quarter of 2000. The conferees expect the Commission to keep to 
this schedule and issue a final order on area code conservation 
measures no later than March 31, 2000.
      The FCC shall report to the Senate Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation and Committee on Appropriations and 
the House Committee on Commerce and Committee on Appropriations 
no later than November 1, 2000, on what, if any, changes can be 
made to the Uniform System of Accounts to minimize regulatory 
burdens on telephone companies without adversely affecting 
universal service, phone and cable rates, competition, and the 
ability of the FCC to implement and develop communications 
policy.

                      Federal Maritime Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $14,150,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission, as 
proposed in both the House and Senate bills.

                        Federal Trade Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes a total operating level 
of $125,024,000 for the Federal Trade Commission, instead of 
$116,679,000 as proposed in the House bill, and $133,368,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The conference agreement assumes 
that, of the amount provided, $104,024,000 will be derived from 
fees collected in fiscal year 2000 and $21,000,000 will be 
derived from estimated unobligated fee collections available 
from Fiscal Year 1999. These actions result in a final 
appropriated level of $0, as proposed in both the House and 
Senate bills.
      The conferees intend that any excess fee collections 
shall remain available for the Federal Trade Commission in 
future years. The conference agreement includes language, not 
included in either the House or Senate bills, specifying that 
fees may be retained and used notwithstanding a specific 
provision of law, rather than notwithstanding any provision of 
law.
      The conferees agree that increased resources in this 
account shall be used to help safeguard consumers and nurture 
the development of the electronic marketplace, consistent with 
language in the Senate report.
      The conferees support the Commission on its efforts to 
study the marketing practices of the entertainment industry. 
The intent of the study is to determine whether and to what 
extent the industry markets violent material rated for adults 
to children.
      The conferees understand that the FTC recently completed 
a report raising questions regarding the health effects of 
regular cigar smoking. The conferees are aware of concerns that 
cigar and pipe tobacco remain as the last major tobacco 
products without a uniform Federal health warning label. The 
conferees direct the FTC to report back to the Committees on 
Commission plans for implementing new requirements to address 
this issue.

                       Legal Services Corporation

               payment to the legal services corporation

      The conference agreement includes $300,000,000 for 
payment to the Legal Services Corporation, as proposed in the 
Senate bill, instead of $250,000,000, as proposed in the House 
bill.
      The conference agreement provides $289,000,000 for grants 
to basic field programs and independent audits, $8,900,000 for 
management and administration, and $2,100,000 for the Office of 
the Inspector General, as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
note that $28,000,000 is provided for civil legal assistance 
under the Violence Against Women Act program funded under title 
I of this bill.
      The conferees expect that any unobligated balances 
remaining available at the end of the fiscal year may be 
reallocated among participating programs for technology 
enhancements and demonstration projects in succeeding fiscal 
years, subject to the reprogramming procedures in Section 605 
of this Act.
      The conferees have concerns about the case service 
reporting and associated data reports submitted annually by the 
Corporation's grantees and the case statistical reports 
submitted by the Corporation to the Congress, and the conferees 
direct the Corporation to make improvement of the accuracy of 
these submissions a top priority, per directions in the House 
report. The conferees also direct the Corporation to submit its 
1999 annual case service reports and associated data reports to 
Congress no later than April 30, 2000. The Office of the 
Inspector General will assess the case service information 
provided by the grantees, and will report to the Committees no 
later than July 30, 2000, as to its accuracy, as described in 
the House report. The conference agreement also includes the 
two feasibility reports described in the House report, due no 
later than June 1, 2000. The conferees urge the Corporation to 
provide its annual case service reports by May 1 of each 
following fiscal year, as described in the House report. The 
conferees direct the Corporation to keep the Committees fully 
informed on its study of the issue of the statutory requirement 
that aliens be ``present in the United States'', as described 
in the House report.

          administrative provision--legal services corporation

      The Conference recommendation includes bill language to 
continue the terms and conditions included under this section 
in the fiscal year 1999 bill, as proposed in the House. The 
Senate bill contained similar language, but did not propose to 
continue provisions regarding public disclosure of certain 
information and treatment of assets and income for certain 
clients.

                        Marine Mammal Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $1,270,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Marine Mammal Commission, instead 
of $1,240,000 as proposed in the House bill and $1,300,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement includes $367,900,000 for the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, instead of $324,000,000 as 
proposed in the House bill and $370,800,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill. The conference agreement includes bill language 
appropriating separate amounts from offsetting fee collections 
from fiscal years 1998 and 2000, as proposed in both the House 
and Senate bills. The conference agreement includes 
$194,000,000 in fees collected in fiscal year 1998, and 
$173,800,000 in fees to be collected in fiscal year 2000.
      The conference agreement provides for the Commission's 
adjustments to base and the requested program increases for 
additional staff and litigation support. Additional amounts are 
provided to improve enforcement and investor education related 
to Internet securities fraud as described in the Senate report.
      The conferees intend that any offsetting fee collections 
in fiscal year 2000 in excess of $173,800,000 will remain 
available for the Securities and Exchange Commission in future 
years through the regular appropriations process.
      The conferees agree that the Commission shall conduct a 
study on the effects on securities markets of electronic 
communications networks and extended trading hours, as provided 
in the Senate bill. This report shall be submitted to the 
Committees no later than March 1, 2000.

                     Small Business Administration

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides an appropriation of 
$246,300,000 for the Small Business Administration (SBA) 
Salaries and Expenses account as proposed in the Senate bill, 
instead of $245,500,000 as proposed in the House bill.
      In addition to amounts made available under this heading, 
the conference agreement includes $129,000,000 for 
administrative expenses under the Business Loans Program 
account. This amount is transferred to and merged with amounts 
available under Salaries and Expenses. The conference agreement 
includes an additional $136,000,000 for administrative expenses 
under the Disaster Loans Program account,which may under 
certain conditions be transferred to and merged with amounts available 
under Salaries and Expenses. These conditions are described under the 
Disaster Loans Program account.
      The conference agreement provides a total of $107,695,000 
for SBA's regular operating expenses under this account. This 
amount includes $2,000,000 for necessary expenses of the 
HUBZone program, and $8,000,000 for initiatives to continue the 
improvement of SBA's management and oversight of its loan 
portfolio. The SBA shall submit a plan, prior to the 
expenditure of resources for portfolio management, in 
accordance with section 605 of this Act.
      The conference agreement does not include new program 
initiatives requested by the SBA for fiscal year 2000. The 
conference agreement includes the following amounts for 
noncredit programs:

Small Business Development Centers......................     $84,500,000
7(j) Technical Assistance...............................       3,600,000
Microloan Technical Assistance..........................      23,200,000
SCORE...................................................       3,500,000
Business Information Centers............................         500,000
Women's Business Centers................................       9,000,000
Survey of Women-Owned Businesses........................         790,000
National Women's Business Council.......................         600,000
EZ/EC One Stop Capital Shops............................       3,100,000
US Export Assistance Centers............................       3,100,000
Advocacy Research.......................................       1,100,000
Veterans Outreach.......................................         615,000
SBIR Technical Assistance...............................         500,000
ProNet..................................................         500,000
Drug-free Workplace Grants..............................       3,500,000
Regulatory Fairness Boards..............................         500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     138,605,000

      Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).--Of the 
amounts provided for SBDCs, the conference agreement includes 
$2,000,000 to continue the SBDC Defense transition program, and 
$1,000,000 to continue the Environmental Compliance Project, as 
directed in the House report. In addition, the conference 
agreement includes language proposed in the Senate bill making 
funds for the SBDC program available for two years.
      Microloan Technical Assistance.--The conference agreement 
includes $23,200,000 for the Microloan Technical Assistance 
program. The conferees intend that, in addition, any 
unobligated fiscal year 1999 funds associated with this program 
will be applied to the fiscal year 2000 program.
      Advocacy Research.--The conference includes $1,100,000 
for Advocacy Research. The conferees encourage the Office of 
Advocacy to pursue the study identified in the House report on 
the livestock and agriculture industries.
      The conference agreement adopts language included in the 
House report directing the SBA to fully LowDoc Processing 
Centers, and to continue activities assisting small businesses 
to adapt to a paperless procurement environment, as well as 
activities which assist small businesses in making the 
transition to meet both military and ISO 9000 quality systems 
requirements.

                      office of inspector general

      The conference agreement provides $11,000,000 for the SBA 
Office of Inspector General, instead of $10,800,000 as proposed 
in the House bill and $13,250,000 recommended in the Senate 
bill.
      An additional $500,000 has been provided under the 
administrative expenses of the Disaster Loans Program to be 
made available to the Office of Inspector General for work 
associated with oversight of the Disaster Loans Program.
      The conferees agree that the OIG should allocate 
resources to the priority areas mentioned in the Senate report.

                     business loans program account

      The conference agreement includes $260,800,000 under the 
SBA Business Loans Program Account, instead of $222,792,000 as 
proposed in the House bill, and $297,368,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill.
      No appropriation is provided for the costs of direct 
loans. The conferees understand that $2,500,000 in carryover is 
available for the Microloan Direct Loan Program, and will 
support an estimated 2000 program level of over $29,000,000. 
The conferees direct the SBA to submit the report on Microloan 
programs requested in the House report.
      The conference agreement includes $131,800,000 for the 
costs of guaranteed loans, including the following programs:
      7(a) General Business Loans.--The conference agreement 
provides $107,500,000 in subsidy appropriations for the 7(a) 
general business guaranteed loan program, instead of 
$106,400,000 as proposed in the House bill and $118,500,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. When combined with $7,000,000 in 
available carryover balances and recoveries, this amount will 
subsidize an estimated 2000 program level of $9,871,000,000, 
assuming a subsidy rate of 1.16%. In addition, the conference 
agreement includes a provision, as proposed in the House bill, 
requiring the SBA tonotify the Committees on Appropriations in 
accordance with section 605 of this Act prior to providing a total 
program level greater than $10,000,000,000, instead of greater than 
$10,500,000,000 as proposed in the Senate bill. The conferees agree 
with the concerns expressed by the Senate that many small businesses 
are not adequately prepared for the problems they may face from Y2K 
computer problems and about the impact that the Y2K computer problem 
may have on the economy and, in particular, on small business owners 
and their employees. Consequently, the conferees agree that the Small 
Business Administration must give the highest priority to loans to 
small businesses to correct Y2K computer problems affecting their own 
information technology systems or other automated systems, and loans to 
provide relief for small businesses from economic injuries suffered as 
a direct result of their own Y2K computer problems or some other 
entity's Y2K computer problems.
      Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC).--The 
conference agreement provides $24,300,000 for the SBIC 
participating securities program, instead of $21,630,000 as 
proposed in the House bill, and $25,868,000 as proposed in the 
Senate bill. This amount will result in an estimated total 
program level of $1,350,000,000 in fiscal year 2000. No 
appropriation is provided for the debentures program, as the 
program will operate with a zero subsidy rate in fiscal year 
2000. The conference agreement includes language proposed in 
the House bill limiting the debentures program to the 
authorized program level, instead of similar language in the 
Senate bill.
      Microloan Guaranty Programs.--The conference agreement 
does not include new appropriations for the Microloan Guaranty 
Program, as none were requested. Available carryover will 
provide for the subsidy costs of, at least, the requested 2000 
program level of $15,998,000.
      In addition, the conference agreement includes 
$129,000,000 for administrative expenses to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs as proposed in the Senate 
bill, and instead of $94,000,000 as proposed in the House bill, 
and makes such funds available to be transferred to and merged 
with appropriations for Salaries and Expenses
      The conference agreement does not include funding 
requested to initiate the New Markets Venture Capital Program.

                     disaster loans program account

      The conference agreement includes a total of $255,400,000 
for this account, of which $119,400,000 is for the subsidy 
costs for disaster loans and $136,000,000 is for administrative 
expenses associated with the disaster loans program. The House 
bill proposed $139,400,000 for loans and $116,000,000 for 
administrative expenses. The Senate bill provided $77,700,000 
for loans and $86,000,000 for administrative expenses.
      For disaster loans, the conference agreement assumes that 
the $119,400,000 subsidy appropriation, when combined with 
$75,000,000 in carryover balances and $10,000,000 in 
recoveries, will provide a total disaster loan program level of 
$920,000,000. The conference agreement takes into account that 
the Administration requested only $39,400,000 for disaster loan 
subsidies, which would have supported less than one quarter of 
an average annual program. The Administration is directed to 
realistically assess the level of need for the disaster loans 
program and budget accordingly.
      The conference agreement includes language, as proposed 
in the Senate bill, allowing appropriations for administrative 
costs to be transferred to and merged with appropriations for 
Salaries and Expenses. The House bill did not include language 
allowing such transfers. The conference agreement includes a 
provision that any amount to be transferred to Salaries and 
Expenses from the Disaster Loans Program account in excess of 
$20,000,000 shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
section 605 of this Act. In addition, the conferees agree that 
any such reprogramming shall be accompanied by a report from 
the administrator on the anticipated effect of the proposed 
transfer on the ability of the SBA to cover the full annual 
requirements for direct administrative costs of disaster loan 
making and servicing.
      Of the amounts provided for administrative expenses under 
this heading, $500,000 is to be transferred to and merged with 
the Office of Inspector General account for oversight and audit 
activities related to the Disaster Loans program.

        administrative provision--small business administration

      The conference agreement includes a provision providing 
SBA with the authority to transfer funds between appropriations 
accounts as proposed in the House bill, instead of a similar 
provision in the Senate bill.

                        State Justice Institute

                         salaries and expenses

      The conference agreement provides $6,850,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the State Justice Institute (SJI) as 
proposed in the Senate bill, instead of no funding as proposed 
in the House bill. The conference agreement does not include 
the transfer of an additional $8,000,000 to this account from 
the Courts of Appeals, District Courts and Other Judicial 
Services account in Title III as proposed in the Senate report.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      The conference agreement includes the following general 
provisions:
      Section 601.--The conference agreement includes section 
601, identical in both the House and Senate bills, regarding 
the use of appropriations for publicity or propaganda purposes.
      Sec. 602.--The conference agreement includes section 602, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, regarding the 
availability of appropriations for obligation beyond the 
current fiscal year.
      Sec. 603.--The conference agreement includes section 603, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, regarding the use 
of funds for consulting services.
      Sec. 604.--The conference agreement includes section 604, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, providing that 
should any provision of the Act be held to be invalid, the 
remainder of the Act would not be affected.
      Sec. 605.--The conference agreement includes section 605, 
as included in the House bill, establishing the policy by which 
funding available to the agencies funded under this Act may be 
reprogrammed for other purposes, instead of the slightly 
modified Senate version.
      Sec. 606.--The conference agreement includes section 606, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, regarding the 
construction, repair or modification of National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration vessels in overseas shipyards.
      Sec. 607.--The conference agreement includes section 607, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, regarding the 
purchase of American-made products.
      Sec. 608.--The conference agreement includes section 608, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, which prohibits 
funds in the bill from being used to implement, administer, or 
enforce any guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission similar to proposed guidelines covering harassment 
based on religion published by the EEOC in October, 1993.
      Sec. 609.--The conference agreement includes section 609, 
proposed in the House bill as section 610, prohibiting the use 
of funds for any United Nations peacekeeping mission that 
involves U.S. Armed Forces under the command or operational 
control of a foreign national, unless the President certifies 
that the involvement is in the national security interest, as 
proposed in the House bill. The Senate bill did not contain a 
provision on this matter.
      Sec. 610.--The conference agreement includes section 610, 
proposed in the Senate bill as section 609, that prohibits use 
of funds to expand U.S. diplomatic presence in Vietnam beyond 
the level in effect on July 11, 1995, unless the President 
makes a certification that several conditions have been met 
regarding Vietnam's cooperation with the United States on POW/
MIA issues. The House bill included a similar provision, with 
minor technical differences.
      Sec. 611.--The conference agreement includes section 611, 
modified from section 610 proposed in the Senate bill, which 
prohibits more than 20% of any account that is available for 
obligation only in the current fiscal year from being obligated 
during the last two months of the fiscal year unless the 
Committees on Appropriations are notified in accordance with 
standard reprogramming procedures, with an exemption to this 
limitation for grant programs. The House bill did not contain a 
provision on this matter.
      Sec. 612.--The conference agreement includes section 612, 
identical in both the House and Senate bills, which prohibits 
the use of funds to provide certain amenities for Federal 
prisoners.
      Sec. 613.--The conference agreement includes section 613, 
proposed as section 612 in the House bill, restricting the use 
of funds provided under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration for fleet modernization activities. The Senate 
bill did not contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 614.--The conference agreement includes section 614, 
proposed as section 612 in the Senate bill, which requires 
agencies and departments funded in this Act to absorb any 
necessary costs related to downsizing or consolidations within 
the amounts provided to the agency or department. The House 
bill included this provision as section 613, with minor 
technical differences.
      Sec. 615.--The conference agreement includes section 615, 
as proposed in both the House and Senate bills, which prohibits 
funds made available to the Federal Bureau of Prisons from 
being used to make available any commercially published 
information or material that is sexually explicit or features 
nudity to a prisoner.
      Sec. 616.--The conference agreement includes section 616, 
as proposed in both the House and Senate bills, which limits 
funding under the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant to 90 
percent to an entity that does not provide public safety 
officers injured in the line of duty, and as a result separated 
or retired from their jobs, with health insurance benefits 
equal to the insurance they received while on duty.
      Sec. 617.--The conference agreement includes a provision, 
proposed as section 616 in the House bill, which prohibits 
funds provided in this Act from being used topromote the sale 
or export of tobacco or tobacco products, or to seek the reduction or 
removal of foreign restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products, 
provided such restrictions are applied equally to all tobacco or 
tobacco products of the same type. This provision is not intended to 
impact routine international trade services provided to all U.S. 
citizens, including the processing of applications to establish foreign 
trade zones. The Senate bill did not contain a provision on this 
matter.
      Sec. 618.--The conference agreement includes section 618, 
proposed as section 615 in the Senate bill, which extends the 
prohibition in last year's bill on use of funds to issue a visa 
to any alien involved in extrajudicial and political killings 
in Haiti. The provision also adds two names to the list of 
victims, and extends the exemption and reporting requirements 
from last year's provision. The House bill did not contain a 
provision on this matter.
      Sec. 619.--The conference agreement includes section 619, 
proposed as section 617 in the House bill and carried in the 
fiscal year 1999 Act, which prohibits a user fee from being 
charged for background checks conducted pursuant to the Brady 
Handgun Control Act of 1993, and prohibits implementation of a 
background check system which does not require or result in 
destruction of certain information. The Senate bill included a 
similar provision as section 616, requiring immediate 
destruction of such information.
      Sec. 620.--The conference agreement includes section 620, 
proposed as section 618 in the House bill, which delays 
obligation of any receipts deposited into the Crime Victims 
Fund in excess of $500,000,000 until October 1, 2000. The 
conferees have taken this action to protect against wide 
fluctuations in receipts into the Fund, and to ensure that a 
stable level of funding will remain available for these 
programs in future years.
      Sec. 621.--The conference agreement includes section 621, 
proposed as section 620 in the House bill, which prohibits the 
use of funds to implement or prepare to implement the Kyoto 
Protocol on Climate Change prior to Senate ratification of the 
treaty. The Senate bill did not contain a provision on this 
matter.
      Sec. 622.--The conference agreement includes a new 
section 622, which provides additional amounts for the Small 
Business Administration, Salaries and Expenses account for the 
following small business initiatives: $2,500,000 for 
continuation of an outreach program to assist small business 
development; $2,000,000 for infrastructure to develop a 
facility to increase small business opportunities and economic 
development; $3,000,000 for infrastructure to develop a 
facility that will serve as an incubator for small arts-related 
businesses; $750,000 for a skills training program for small 
business owners; $2,500,000 for infrastructure to develop a 
technology and training center; $1,000,000 to develop a 
facility and operate an institute for small business and 
workforce development; $1,000,000 to develop an education 
network; $1,000,000 for a technical assistance program for at-
risk small businesses; $1,900,000 for infrastructure for a 
regional resource facility for small tourism businesses; 
$1,000,000 for a science and technology small business loan 
fund; $8,550,000 for infrastructure to develop a workforce 
development and skills training facility; $2,000,000 for a one-
stop resource center for technology start-up businesses; 
$200,000 for a resource center for rural small business; 
$200,000 for a community development foundation; $500,000 for a 
training and technology center and associated infrastructure 
improvements; $500,000 for a program for technology-based small 
business growth; $500,000 for a project to develop strategic 
plans for technology-based small business development; $200,000 
for infrastructure to develop a facility; $150,000 for a small 
business entrepreneurial education center; $300,000 for a 
microenterprise loan program; and $250,000 for a small business 
incubator facility.
      Sec. 623.--The conference agreement includes a section, 
modified from the Senate bill, that authorizes the 
establishment and initial capitalization of the Pacific Salmon 
Restoration Fund, comprised of the Northern Boundary Fund and 
the Southern Boundary Fund. In addition, to satisfy further 
requirements under the 1999 Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement 
negotiated by the Administration, it includes a provision 
stating that the 1999 agreement meets the requirements of the 
Endangered Species Act. In addition, it addresses structural 
issues concerning the Pacific Salmon Commission. It also 
authorizes funds in fiscal year 2000 for Pacific Coastal Salmon 
Recovery that are appropriated under title II of this Act, 
subject to requirements for a 25 percent non-federal match and 
a 3 percent limitation on administrative expenses, with certain 
exceptions.
      Sec. 624.--The conference agreement includes section 624, 
proposed as section 627 in the Senate bill, which makes fiscal 
year 1999 appropriations associated with implementation of the 
American Fisheries Act of 1999 available until expended. The 
House bill did not contain a similar provision.
      Sec. 625.--The conference agreement includes a new 
provision, numbered as section 625, which amends section 635 of 
Public Law 106-58 by inserting the words ``the carrier for'' 
after ``if'' in subsection (b)(2), and ``or otherwise provide 
for'' after ``to prescribe'' in subsection (c).
      Sec. 626.--The conference agreement includes section 626, 
proposed as section 801 in the House bill, which prohibits the 
use of Department of Justice funds for programs which 
discriminate against, denigrate, or otherwise undermine the 
religiousbeliefs of students participating in such programs. 
The Senate bill did not contain a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 627.--The conference agreement includes section 627, 
proposed as section 802 in the House bill, which prohibits the 
use of funds to process visas for citizens of countries that 
the Attorney General has determined deny or delay accepting the 
return of deported citizens. The Senate bill did not contain a 
provision on this matter.
      Sec. 628.--The conference agreement includes section 628, 
proposed as section 803 in the House bill, which prohibits the 
use of Department of Justice funds to transport a high security 
prisoner to any facility other than to a facility certified by 
the Bureau of Prisons as appropriately secure to house such a 
prisoner. The Senate bill did not contain a similar provision.
      Sec. 629.--The conference agreement includes section 629, 
modified from language proposed as section 804 in the House 
bill, which prohibits funds from being used for the 
participation of United States delegates to the Standing 
Consultative Commission unless the President submits a 
certification that the U.S. Government is not implementing a 
1997 memorandum of understanding regarding the 1972 Anti-
Ballistic Missile Treaty between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., or 
the Senate ratifies the memorandum of understanding. The Senate 
bill did not include a provision on this matter.
      Sec. 630.--The conference agreement includes section 630, 
proposed as section 805 in the House bill, which prohibits 
funds for any activity in support of adding or maintaining any 
World Heritage Site in the U.S. on the List of World Heritage 
in Danger. The Senate bill did not include a provision on this 
matter.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision, 
proposed as section 619 in the House bill, regarding Global 
Change Research assessments. However, the conferees direct that 
funds provided in this Act not be used to publish Global Change 
Research assessments unless the research has been subjected to 
peer review and made available to the public, and the draft 
assessment has been published in the Federal Register for a 60 
day public comment period.
      The conferees direct the General Accounting Office (GAO) 
to report to the Committees on Appropriations concerning 
certain land grant claims associated with the implementation of 
the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (1848). The GAO shall submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations by December 29, 
2000, which includes an assessment of the following: (1) 
whether citizens of the United States were illegally deprived 
of their property rights in contravention of the Treaty; (2) 
the legal obligation of the United States to protect the rights 
of community land grants under the Treaty; (3) the actions 
taken by the United States to fulfill any legal obligations 
related to such protections in this or other treaties; (4) the 
remedies available under current law if such legal obligations 
were not met; and (5) the potential effects of these remedies 
on intervening legal rights and Tribal land claims.

                         TITLE VII--RESCISSIONS

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                    Drug Enforcement Administration

                   DRUG DIVERSION CONTROL FEE ACCOUNT

                              (RESCISSION)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$35,000,000 from the amounts otherwise available for obligation 
in fiscal year 2000 for the ``Drug Diversion Fee Account'', as 
proposed in the Senate bill. The House bill did not include a 
rescission from this account.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service

                       IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY FUND

                              (RESCISSION)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$1,137,000, the total remaining unobligated balances available 
in the Fund, as proposed in the House bill. The Senate bill did 
not include a rescission from the Fund.

                 DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

                              (RESCISSION)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$15,516,000 from unobligated balances in this account, instead 
of $14,829,000 as proposed in the House bill and $18,870,000 as 
proposed in the Senate bill. This amount is the remaining 
unobligated balances of funding originally provided to support 
the costs of relocating the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/
Radio Liberty from Munich to Prague.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                     Small Business Administration

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                              (RESCISSION)

      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$13,100,000 from unobligated balances under this heading, 
instead of $12,400,000 as proposed in the House bill and no 
rescission as proposed in the Senate bill. This amount 
represents monies received by the SBA from the repurchase of 
preferred stock, and previously available to provide certain 
SBIC debenture guarantees. This funding is no longer required 
as the SBIC debentures program will have a zero subsidy rate in 
fiscal year 2000.

                   CONFERENCE TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2000 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 1999 amount, the 2000 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 2000 
follow:

                        [In thousands of dollars]

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1999...     $36,197,272
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 2000...........................................      49,562,980
House bill, fiscal year 2000............................      37,677,283
Senate bill, fiscal year 2000...........................      35,384,564
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2000..................      39,005,685
Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      1999..............................................      +2,808,413
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 2000..................................     -10,557,295
    House bill, fiscal year 2000........................      +1,328,402
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2000.......................      +3,621,121

                                   Harold Rogers,
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Charles H. Taylor,
                                   Ralph Regula,
                                   Tom Latham,
                                   Dan Miller,
                                   Zach Wamp,
                                   Bill Young,
                                   Jose E. Serrano,
                                   Julian C. Dixon,
                                   Alan Mollohan,
                                   Lucille Roybal-Allard,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Judd Gregg,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Pete Domenici,
                                   Mitch McConnell,
                                   Kay Bailey Hutchison,
                                   Ben Nighthorse Campbell,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Ernest Hollings,
                                   Daniel Inouye,
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski,
                                   Patrick J. Leahy,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.