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108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     108-734

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 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
AND OTHER ACTIVITIES CHARGEABLE IN WHOLE OR IN PART AGAINST REVENUES OF 
 SAID DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2005, AND FOR 
                             OTHER PURPOSES

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                October 5, 2004.--Ordered to be printed

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

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 4850]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
4850) ``making appropriations for the government of the 
District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole 
or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005, 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 District of 
Columbia and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2005, and for other purposes, namely:

                         TITLE I--FEDERAL FUNDS

              Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, to be 
deposited into a dedicated account, for a nationwide program to 
be administered by the Mayor, for District of Columbia resident 
tuition support, $25,600,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That such funds, including any interest 
accrued thereon, may be used on behalf of eligible District of 
Columbia residents to pay an amount based upon the difference 
between in-State and out-of-State tuition at public 
institutions of higher education, or to pay up to $2,500 each 
year at eligible private institutions of higher education: 
Provided further, That the awarding of such funds may be 
prioritized on the basis of a resident's academic merit, the 
income and need of eligible students and such other factors as 
may be authorized: Provided further, That the District of 
Columbia government shall maintain a dedicated account for the 
Resident Tuition Support Program that shall consist of the 
Federal funds appropriated to the Program in this Act and any 
subsequent appropriations, any unobligated balances from prior 
fiscal years, and any interest earned in this or any fiscal 
year: Provided further, That the account shall be under the 
control of the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer, 
who shall use those funds solely for the purposes of carrying 
out the Resident Tuition Support Program: Provided further, 
That the Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall provide a 
quarterly financial report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and Senate for these funds 
showing, by object class, the expenditures made and the purpose 
therefor: Provided further, That not more than $1,200,000 of 
the total amount appropriated for this program may be used for 
administrative expenses.

   Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in the 
                          District of Columbia

    For necessary expenses, as determined by the Mayor of the 
District of Columbia in written consultation with the elected 
county or city officials of surrounding jurisdictions, 
$15,000,000, to remain available until expended, to reimburse 
the District of Columbia for the costs of providing public 
safety at events related to the presence of the national 
capital in the District of Columbia and for the costs of 
providing support to respond to immediate and specific 
terrorist threats or attacks in the District of Columbia or 
surrounding jurisdictions: Provided, That any amount provided 
under this heading shall be available only after notice of its 
proposed use has been transmitted by the President to Congress 
and such amount has been apportioned pursuant to chapter 15 of 
title 31, United States Code.

           Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts

    For salaries and expenses for the District of Columbia 
Courts, $190,800,000, to be allocated as follows: for the 
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, $8,952,000, of which not 
to exceed $1,500 is for official reception and representation 
expenses; for the District of Columbia Superior Court, 
$84,948,000, of which not to exceed $1,500 is for official 
reception and representation expenses; for the District of 
Columbia Court System, $40,699,000, of which not to exceed 
$1,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; 
and $56,201,000, to remain available until September 30, 2006, 
for capital improvements for District of Columbia courthouse 
facilities: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision 
of law, a single contract or related contracts for development 
and construction of facilities may be employed which 
collectively include the full scope of the project: Provided 
further, That the solicitation and contract shall contain the 
clause ``availability of Funds'' found at 48 CFR 52.232-18: 
Provided further, That funds made available for capital 
improvements shall be expended consistent with the General 
Services Administration master plan study and building 
evaluation report: Provided further, That notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, all amounts under this heading shall be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
agencies, with payroll and financial services to be provided on 
a contractual basis with the General Services Administration 
(GSA), and such services shall include the preparation of 
monthly financial reports, copies of which shall be submitted 
directly by GSA to the President and to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, the 
Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, 
and the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate: 
Provided further, That 30 days after providing written notice 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, the District of Columbia Courts may 
reallocate not more than $1,000,000 of the funds provided under 
this heading among the items and entities funded under this 
heading for operations, and not more than 4 percent of the 
funds provided under this heading for facilities.

            Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts

    For payments authorized under section 11-2604 and section 
11-2605, D.C. Official Code (relating to representation 
provided under the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Act), 
payments for counsel appointed in proceedings in the Family 
Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia under 
chapter 23 of title 16, D.C. Official Code, or pursuant to 
contractual agreements to provide guardian ad litem 
representation, training, technical assistance and such other 
services as are necessary to improve the quality of guardian ad 
litem representation, payments for counsel appointed in 
adoption proceedings under chapter 3 of title 16, D.C. Code, 
and payments for counsel authorized under section 21-2060, D.C. 
Official Code (relating to representation provided under the 
District of Columbia Guardianship, Protective Proceedings, and 
Durable Power of Attorney Act of 1986), $38,500,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That the funds provided in 
this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to the District of 
Columbia Courts'' (other than the $56,201,000 provided under 
such heading for capital improvements for District of Columbia 
courthouse facilities) may also be used for payments under this 
heading: Provided further, That in addition to the funds 
provided under this heading, the Joint Committee on Judicial 
Administration in the District of Columbia shall use funds 
provided in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts'' (other than the $56,201,000 
provided under such heading for capital improvements for 
District of Columbia courthouse facilities), to make payments 
described under this heading for obligations incurred during 
any fiscal year: Provided further, That funds provided under 
this heading shall be administered by the Joint Committee on 
Judicial Administration in the District of Columbia: Provided 
futher, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, this 
appropriation shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for expenses of other Federal 
agencies, with payroll and financial services to be provided on 
a contractual basis with the General Services Administration 
(GSA), and such services shall include the preparation of 
monthly financial reports, copies of which shall be submitted 
directly by GSA to the President and to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, the 
Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, 
and the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

 Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
                      for the District of Columbia

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire 
of motor vehicles, of the Court Services and Offender 
Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia and the Public 
Defender Service for the District of Columbia, as authorized by 
the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 
Improvement Act of 1997, $180,000,000, of which not to exceed 
$2,000 is for official reception and representation expenses 
related to Community Supervision and Pretrial Services Agency 
programs; of which not to exceed $25,000 is for dues and 
assessments relating to the implementation of the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency Interstate Supervision 
Act of 2002; of which $110,853,000 shall be for necessary 
expenses of Community Supervision and Sex Offender 
Registration, to include expenses relating to the supervision 
of adults subject to protection orders or the provision of 
services for or related to such persons; of which $39,314,000 
shall be available to the Pretrial Services Agency; and of 
which $29,833,000 shall be transferred to the Public Defender 
Service for the District of Columbia: Provided, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies: Provided further, That the Director is 
authorized to accept and use gifts in the form of in-kind 
contributions of space and hospitality to support offender and 
defendant programs, and equipment and vocational training 
services to educate and train offenders and defendants: 
Provided further, That the Director shall keep accurate and 
detailed records of the acceptance and use of any gift or 
donation under the previous proviso, and shall make such 
records available for audit and public inspection: Provided 
further, That the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
Agency Director is authorized to accept and use reimbursement 
from the D.C. Government for space and services provided on a 
cost reimbursable basis: Provided further, That the Public 
Defender Service is authorized to charge fees to cover costs of 
materials distributed to attendees of educational events, 
including conferences, sponsored by the Public Defender 
Service, and notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, United 
States Code, said fees shall be credited to the Public Defender 
Service account to be available for use without further 
appropriation.

 Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
Sewer Authority, $4,800,000, to remain available until 
expended, to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer 
Overflow Long-Term Plan: Provided, That the District of 
Columbia Water and Sewer Authority provides a 100 percent match 
for this payment.

        Federal Payment for the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia 
Department of Transportation, $3,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2006, for design and construction of a 
continuous pedestrian and bicycle trail system from the Potomac 
River to the District's border with Maryland.

      Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

    For a Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating 
Council, $1,300,000, to remain available until expended, to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources in the District of Columbia.

         Federal Payment for the Unified Communications Center

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, 
$6,000,000, to remain available until expended, for the Unified 
Communications Center.

             Federal Payment for Transportation Assistance

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia 
Department of Transportation, $2,500,000, of which $1,000,000 
shall be allocated to implement a downtown circulator transit 
system, and of which $1,500,000 shall be to offset a portion of 
the District of Columbia's allocated operating subsidy payment 
to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

              Federal Payment for Public School Libraries

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Public 
Schools, $6,000,000, to remain available until expended, for a 
public school library enhancement program: Provided, That the 
District of Columbia Public Schools provides a 100 percent 
match for this payment: Provided further, That the Federal 
portion is for the acquisition of library resources: Provided 
further, That the matching portion is for any necessary 
facilities upgrades.

            Federal Payment for the Family Literacy Program

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, 
$1,000,000, for a Family Literacy Program to address the needs 
of literacy-challenged parents while endowing their children 
with an appreciation for literacy and strengthening familial 
ties: Provided, That the District of Columbia shall provide a 
100 percent match with local funds as a condition of receiving 
this payment.

    Federal Payment for Foster Care Improvements in the District of 
                                Columbia

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia for 
foster care improvements, $5,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That $3,250,000 shall be for the Child and 
Family Services Agency, of which $2,000,000 shall be for the 
early intervention program to provide intensive and immediate 
services for foster children; of which $750,000 shall be for 
the emergency support fund to purchase services or technology 
necessary to allow children to remain in the care of an 
approved and licensed family member; of which $500,000 shall be 
for technology upgrades: Provided further, That $1,250,000 
shall be for the Department of Mental Health to provide all 
court-ordered or agency-required mental health screenings, 
assessments and treatments for children under the supervision 
of the Child and Family Services Agency: Provided further, That 
$500,000 shall be for the Washington Metropolitan Council of 
Governments, to continue a program in conjunction with the 
Foster and Adoptive Parents Advocacy Center, to provide respite 
care for and recruitment of foster parents: Provided further, 
That these Federal funds shall supplement and not supplant 
local funds for the purposes described under this heading.

  Federal Payment to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the 
                          District of Columbia

    For a Federal payment to the Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer of the District of Columbia, $32,500,000: Provided, 
That these funds shall be available for the projects and in the 
amounts specified in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying this Act: Provided further, That 
each entity that receives funding under this heading shall 
submit to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the 
District of Columbia and the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and Senate a report on the 
activities to be carried out with such funds no later than 
March 15, 2005.

                 Federal Payment for School Improvement

    For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in 
the District of Columbia, $40,000,000, to be allocated as 
follows: for the District of Columbia Public Schools, 
$13,000,000 to improve public school education in the District 
of Columbia; for the State Education Office, $13,000,000 to 
expand quality public charter schools in the District of 
Columbia, to remain available until September 30, 2006; for the 
Secretary of the Department of Education, $14,000,000 to 
provide opportunity scholarships for students in the District 
of Columbia in accordance with division C, title III of the 
District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-
199, 118 Stat. 126), of which up to $1,000,000 may be used to 
administer and fund assessments: Provided, That of the 
$13,000,000 for the District of Columbia Public Schools, not 
less than $2,000,000 shall be for a new incentive fund to 
reward high performing or significantly improved public 
schools; not less than $2,000,000 shall be to support the 
Transformation School Initiative directed to schools in need of 
improvement: Provided further, That of the remaining amounts, 
the Superintendent of the District of Columbia Public Schools 
shall use such sums as necessary to provide grants to schools 
which are not eligible for other programs referenced under this 
heading, and to contract for management consulting services and 
implement recommended reforms: Provided further, That the 
Comptroller General shall conduct a financial audit of the 
District of Columbia Public Schools: Provided further, That of 
the $13,000,000 provided for public charter schools in the 
District of Columbia, $2,000,000 shall be for the City Build 
Initiative to create neighborhood-based charter schools; 
$2,750,000 shall be for the Direct Loan Fund for Charter 
Schools; $150,000 shall be for administrative expenses of the 
Office of Charter School Financing and Support to expand 
outreach and support of charter schools; $100,000 shall be for 
the D.C. Public Charter School Association to enhance the 
quality of charter schools; $4,000,000 shall be for the 
development of an incubator facility for public charter 
schools; $2,000,000 shall be for a charter school college 
preparatory program; and $2,000,000 shall be for a new 
incentive fund to reward high performing or significantly 
improved public charter schools: Provided further, That the 
District of Columbia government shall establish a dedicated 
account for the Office of Charter School Financing and Support 
(the Office) that shall consist of the Federal funds 
appropriated in this Act, any subsequent appropriations, any 
unobligated balances from prior fiscal years, any additional 
grants, and any interest and principal derived from loans made 
to Charter Schools, and repayment of dollars utilized to 
support credit enhancement earned in this or any fiscal year: 
Provided further, That the account shall be under the control 
of the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officerwho shall 
use those funds solely for the purposes of carrying out the Credit 
Enhancement Program, Direct Loan Fund Grant Program, and any other 
charter school financing under the management of the Office: Provided 
further, That in this and subsequent fiscal years the Office of the 
Chief Financial Officer shall conduct an annual audit of the funds 
expended by the Office and provide an annual financial report to the 
Mayor, the Council of the District of Columbia, the Office of the 
District of Columbia Treasurer and the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and Senate for these funds showing, by 
object class, the expenditures made and the purpose therefor: Provided 
further, That not more than $250,000 of the total amount appropriated 
for this program may be used for administrative expenses and training 
expenses related to the cost of the National Charter School 
Conference(s) to be hosted by December 2006; and no more than 5 percent 
of the funds appropriated for the direct loan fund may be used for 
administrative expenses related to the administration and annual audit 
of the direct loan, grant, and credit enhancement programs.

       Federal Payment for Bioterrorism and Forensics Laboratory

    For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, 
$8,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2006, for 
design, planning, and procurement costs associated with the 
construction of a bioterrorism and forensics laboratory: 
Provided, That the District of Columbia shall provide an 
additional $2,300,000 with local funds as a condition of 
receiving this payment.

                  TITLE II--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FUNDS

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                          Division of Expenses

    The following amounts are appropriated for the District of 
Columbia for the current fiscal year out of the general fund of 
the District of Columbia, except as otherwise specifically 
provided: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, except as provided in section 450A of the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-204.50a) and 
provisions of this Act, the total amount appropriated in this 
Act for operating expenses for the District of Columbia for 
fiscal year 2005 under this heading shall not exceed the lesser 
of the sum of the total revenues of the District of Columbia 
for such fiscal year or $6,199,114,000 (of which $4,165,485,000 
shall be from local funds, $1,687,554,000 shall be from Federal 
grant funds, $332,761,000 shall be from other funds, and 
$13,314,000 shall be from private funds), in addition, 
$114,900,000 from funds previously appropriated in this Act as 
Federal payments: Provided further, That this amount may be 
increased by proceeds of one-time transactions, which are 
expended for emergency or unanticipated operating or capital 
needs: Provided further, That such increases shall be approved 
by enactment of local District law and shall comply with all 
reserve requirements contained in the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act as amended by this Act: Provided further, That the 
Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia shall take 
such steps as are necessary to assure that the District of 
Columbia meets these requirements, including the apportioning 
by the Chief Financial Officer of the appropriations and funds 
made available to the District during fiscal year 2005, except 
that the Chief Financial Officer may not reprogram for 
operating expenses any funds derived from bonds, notes, or 
other obligations issued for capital projects.

                   Governmental Direction and Support

    Governmental direction and support, $416,069,000 (including 
$261,068,000 from local funds, $100,256,000 from Federal grant 
funds, and $54,745,000 from other funds), in addition, 
$32,500,000 from funds previously appropriated in this Act 
under the heading ``Federal Payment to the Chief Financial 
Officer of the District of Columbia'', and $500,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal 
Payment for Foster Care Improvements in the District of 
Columbia'' shall be available to the Metropolitan Washington 
Council of Governments: Provided, That not to exceed $9,300 for 
the Mayor, $9,300 for the Chairman of the Council of the 
District of Columbia, $9,300 for the City Administrator, and 
$9,300 for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall be 
available from this appropriation for official reception and 
representation expenses: Provided further, That any program 
fees collected from the issuance of debt shall be available for 
the payment of expenses of the debt management program of the 
District of Columbia: Provided further, That no revenues from 
Federal sources shall be used to support the operations or 
activities of the Statehood Commission and Statehood Compact 
Commission: Provided further, That the District of Columbia 
shall identify the sources of funding for Admission to 
Statehood from its own locally generated revenues: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, or 
Mayor's Order 86-45, issued March 18, 1986, the Office of the 
Chief Technology Officer's delegated small purchase authority 
shall be $500,000: Provided further, That the District of 
Columbia government may not require the Office of the Chief 
Technology Officer to submit to any other procurement review 
process, or to obtain the approval of or be restricted in any 
manner by any official or employee of the District of Columbia 
government, for purchases that do not exceed $500,000.

                  Economic Development and Regulation

    Economic development and regulation, $334,745,000 
(including $55,764,000 from local funds, $93,050,000 from 
Federal grant funds, $185,806,000 from other funds, and 
$125,000 from private funds), of which $13,000,000 collected by 
the District of Columbia in the form of BID tax revenue shall 
be paid to the respective BIDs pursuant to the Business 
Improvement Districts Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-134; D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 2-1215.01 et seq.), and the Business 
Improvement Districts Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-26; 
D.C. Official Code, sec. 2-1215.15 et seq.): Provided, That 
such funds are available for acquiring services provided by the 
General Services Administration: Provided further, That 
Business Improvement Districts shall be exempt from taxes 
levied by the District of Columbia: Provided further, That 
local funds in the amount of $1,200,000 shall be appropriated 
for the Excel Institute.

                       Public Safety and Justice

    Public safety and justice, $797,423,000 (including 
$760,849,000 from local funds, $6,599,000 from Federal grant 
funds, $29,966,000 from other funds, and $9,000 from private 
funds), in addition, $1,300,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to 
the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council'': Provided, That not 
to exceed $500,000 shall be available from this appropriation 
for the Chief of Police for the prevention and detection of 
crime: Provided further, That the Mayor shall reimburse the 
District of Columbia National Guard for expenses incurred in 
connection with services that are performed in emergencies by 
the National Guard in a militia status and are requested by the 
Mayor, in amounts that shall be jointly determined and 
certified as due and payable for these services by the Mayor 
and the Commanding General of the District of Columbia National 
Guard: Provided further, That such sums as may be necessary for 
reimbursement to the District of Columbia National Guard under 
the preceding proviso shall be available from this 
appropriation, and the availability of the sums shall be deemed 
as constituting payment in advance for emergency services 
involved.

                        Public Education System

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Public education system, including the development of 
national defense education programs, $1,223,424,000 (including 
$1,058,709,000 from local funds, $151,978,000 from Federal 
grant funds, $8,957,000 from other funds, $3,780,000 from 
private funds) in addition, $25,600,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment 
for Resident Tuition Support'', $6,000,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal 
Payment for Public School Libraries'', and $26,000,000 from 
funds previously appropriated in this Act under the heading 
``Federal Payment for School Improvement in the District of 
Columbia'' to be allocated as follows:
            (1) District of columbia public schools.--
        $888,944,000 (including $760,494,000 from local funds, 
        $117,450,000 from Federal grant funds, $7,330,000 from 
        other funds, $3,670,000 from private funds), in 
        addition, $6,000,000 from funds previously appropriated 
        in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment for 
        Public School Libraries'' shall be available for 
        District of Columbia Public Schools and $13,000,000 
        from funds previously appropriated in this Act under 
        the heading ``Federal Payment for School Improvement in 
        the District of Columbia'' shall be available for 
        District of Columbia Public Schools: Provided, That 
        notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or 
        regulation, the evaluation process and instruments for 
        evaluating District of Columbia Public School employees 
        shall be a non-negotiable item for collective 
        bargaining purposes: Provided further, That this 
        appropriation shall not be available to subsidize the 
        education of any nonresident of the District of 
        Columbia at any District of Columbia public elementary 
        or secondary school during fiscal year 2005 unless the 
        nonresident pays tuition to the District of Columbia at 
        a rate that covers 100 percent of the costs incurred by 
        the District of Columbia that are attributable to the 
        education of the nonresident (as established by the 
        Superintendent of the District of Columbia Public 
        Schools): Provided further, That notwithstanding the 
        amounts otherwise provided under this heading or any 
        other provision of law, there shall be appropriated to 
        the District of Columbia Public Schools on July 1, 
        2005, an amount equal to 10 percent of the total amount 
        of the local funds appropriations request provided for 
        the District of Columbia Public Schools in the proposed 
        budget of the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2006 
        (as submitted to Congress), and the amount of such 
        payment shall be chargeable against the final amount 
        provided for the District of Columbia Public Schools 
        under the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 
        2006: Provided further, That not to exceed $9,300 for 
        the Superintendent of Schools shall be available from 
        this appropriation for official reception and representation 
        expenses.
            (2) Teachers' retirement fund.--$9,200,000 from 
        local funds shall be available for the Teacher's 
        Retirement Fund.
            (3) State education office.--$43,104,000 (including 
        $10,015,000 from local funds, $32,913,000 from Federal 
        grant funds, and $176,000 from other funds), in 
        addition, $25,600,000 from funds previously 
        appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal 
        Payment for Resident Tuition Support'' shall be 
        available for the State Education Office and 
        $13,000,000 from funds previously appropriated in this 
        Act under the heading ``Federal Payment for School 
        Improvement in the District of Columbia'' shall be 
        available for the State Education Office: Provided, 
        That of the amounts provided to the State Education 
        Office, $500,000 from local funds shall remain 
        available until June 30, 2006 for an audit of the 
        student enrollment of each District of Columbia Public 
        School and of each District of Columbia public charter 
        school.
            (4) District of columbia public charter schools.--
        $196,802,000 from local funds shall be available for 
        District of Columbia public charter schools: Provided, 
        That there shall be quarterly disbursement of funds to 
        the District of Columbia public charter schools, with 
        the first payment to occur within 15 days of the 
        beginning of the fiscal year: Provided further, That if 
        the entirety of this allocation has not been provided 
        as payments to any public charter schools currently in 
        operation through the per pupil funding formula, the 
        funds shall remain available for public education in 
        accordance with section 2403(b)(2) of the District of 
        Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 (D.C. Official Code, 
        sec. 38-1804.03(b)(2)): Provided further, That of the 
        amounts made available to District of Columbia public 
        charter schools, $100,000 shall be made available to 
        the Office of the Chief Financial Officer as authorized 
        by section 2403(b)(5) of the District of Columbia 
        School Reform Act of 1995 (D.C. Official Code, sec. 38-
        1804.03(b)(5)): Provided further, That $750,000 of this 
        amount shall be available to the District of Columbia 
        Public Charter School Board for administrative costs: 
        Provided further, That notwithstanding the amounts 
        otherwise provided under this heading or any other 
        provision of law, there shall be appropriated to the 
        District of Columbia public charter schools on July 1, 
        2005, an amount equal to 25 percent of the total amount 
        of the local funds appropriations request provided for 
        payments to public charter schools in the proposed 
        budget of the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2006 
        (as submitted to Congress), and the amount of such 
        payment shall be chargeable against the final amount 
        provided for such payments under the District of 
        Columbia Appropriations Act, 2006.
            (5) University of the district of columbia 
        subsidy.--$49,602,000 from local funds shall be 
        available for the University of the District of 
        Columbia subsidy: Provided, That this appropriation 
        shall not be available to subsidize the education of 
        nonresidents of the District of Columbia at the 
        University of the District of Columbia, unless the 
        Board of Trustees of the University of the District of 
        Columbia adopts, for the fiscal year ending September 
        30, 2005, a tuition rate schedule that will establish 
        the tuition rate for nonresident students at a level no 
        lower than the nonresident tuition rate charged at 
        comparable public institutions of higher education in 
        the metropolitan area: Provided further, That 
        notwithstanding the amounts otherwise provided under 
        this heading or any other provision of law, there shall 
        be appropriated to the University of the District of 
        Columbia on July 1, 2005, an amount equal to 10 percent 
        of the total amount of the local funds appropriations 
        request provided for the University of the District of 
        Columbia in the proposed budget of the District of 
        Columbia for fiscal year 2006 (as submitted to 
        Congress), and the amount of such payment shall be 
        chargeable against the final amount provided for the 
        University of the District of Columbia under the 
        District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2006: Provided 
        further, That not to exceed $9,300 for the President of 
        the University of the District of Columbia shall be 
        available from this appropriation for official 
        reception and representation expenses.
            (6) District of columbia public libraries.--
        $30,831,000 (including $28,978,000 from local funds, 
        $1,093,000 from Federal grant funds, $651,000 from 
        other funds, and $110,000 from private funds) shall be 
        available for the District of Columbia Public 
        Libraries: Provided, That not to exceed $7,500 for the 
        Public Librarian shall be available from this 
        appropriation for official reception and representation 
        expenses.
            (7) Commission on the arts and humanities.--
        $4,941,000 (including $3,618,000 from local funds, 
        $523,000 from Federal grant funds, and $800,000 from 
        other funds) shall be available for the Commission on 
        the Arts and Humanities.

                         Human Support Services

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Human support services, $2,533,825,000 (including 
$1,165,314,000 from local funds, $1,331,670,000 from Federal 
grant funds, $27,441,000 from other funds, $9,400,000 from 
private funds), in addition, $4,500,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to 
Foster Care Improvements in the District of Columbia'': 
Provided, That $29,600,000 of this appropriation, to remain 
available until expended, shall be available solely for 
District of Columbia employees' disability compensation: 
Provided further, That no less than $8,498,720, to remain 
available until expended, shall be deposited in the Addiction 
Recovery Fund, established pursuant to section 5 of the Choice 
in Drug Treatment Act of 2000, effective July 8, 2000 (D.C. Law 
13-146; D.C. Official Code, sec. 7-3004), to be used 
exclusively for the purpose of the Choice in Drug Treatment 
program, established pursuant to section 4 of the Choice in 
Drug Treatment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-146; D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 7-3003), of which $7,500,000 shall be provided from 
local funds: Provided further, That none of the $8,498,720 for 
the Choice in Drug Treatment program shall be used by the 
Department of Health's Addiction Prevention and Recovery 
Administration to provide youth residential treatment services 
or youth outpatient treatment services: Provided further, That 
no less than $2,000,000 shall be available to the Department of 
Health's Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration 
exclusively for the purpose of providing youth residential 
treatment services: Provided further, That no less than 
$1,575,416 shall be available to the Department of Health's 
Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration exclusively 
for the purpose of providing youth outpatient treatment 
services, of which $750,000 shall be made available exclusively 
to provide intensive outpatient treatment slots, outpatient 
treatment slots, and other program costs for youth in the care 
of the Youth Services Administration: Provided further, That no 
less than $1,400,000 shall be used by the Department of 
Health's Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration to 
fund a Child and Family Services Agency pilot project entitled 
Family Treatment Court: Provided further, That $1,200,000 of 
local funds, to remain available until expended, shall be 
deposited in the Adoption Voucher Fund, established pursuant to 
section 3805(a) of the Adoption Voucher Fund Act of 2000, 
effective October 19, 2000 (D.C. Law 13-172; D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 4-344(a)), to be used exclusively for the purposes 
set forth in section 3805(b) of the Adoption Voucher Fund Act 
(D.C. Official Code, sec. 4-344(b)): Provided further, That no 
less than $300,000 shall be used by the Department of Health's 
Environmental Health Administration to operate the Total 
Maximum Daily Load program: Provided further, That no less than 
$1,268,500 shall be used by the Department of Health's 
Environmental Health Administration to operate its air quality 
programs, of which no less than $242,000 shall be used to fund 
4 full-time air quality employees: Provided further, That the 
Department of Human Services, Youth Services Administration 
shall not expend any appropriated fiscal year 2005 funds until 
the Mayor has submitted to the Council by September 30, 2004, a 
plan, including time lines, to close the Oak Hill Youth Center 
at the earliest feasible date. All of the above proviso amounts 
in this heading relate back to and are a subset of the first-
referenced appropriation amount of $2,533,825,000.

                              Public Works

    Public works, including rental of one passenger-carrying 
vehicle for use by the Mayor and three passenger-carrying 
vehicles for use by the Council of the District of Columbia and 
leasing of passenger-carrying vehicles, $331,936,000 (including 
$312,035,000 from local funds, $4,000,000 from Federal funds, 
and $15,901,000 from other funds), in addition, $2,500,000 from 
funds previously appropriated in this Act under the heading 
``Federal Payment for Transportation Assistance'': Provided, 
That this appropriation shall not be available for collecting 
ashes or miscellaneous refuse from hotels and places of 
business.

                              Cash Reserve

    For the cumulative cash reserve established pursuant to 
section 202(j)(2) of the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995 (D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 47-392.02(j)(2)), $50,000,000 from local 
funds.

                    Repayment of Loans and Interest

    For payment of principal, interest, and certain fees 
directly resulting from borrowing by the District of Columbia 
to fund District of Columbia capital projects as authorized by 
sections 462, 475, and 490 of the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, secs. 1-204.62, 1-204.75, and 1-
204.90), $347,700,000 from local funds.

              Payment of Interest on Short-Term Borrowing

    For payment of interest on short-term borrowing, $4,000,000 
from local funds.

                     Certificates of Participation

    For principal and interest payments on the District's 
Certificates of Participation, issued to finance the ground 
lease underlying the building located at One Judiciary Square, 
$11,252,000 from local funds.

                       Settlements and Judgments

    For making refunds and for the payment of legal settlements 
or judgments that have been entered against the District of 
Columbia government, $20,270,000 from local funds: Provided, 
That this appropriation shall not be construed as modifying or 
affecting the provisions of section 303 of this Act.

                            Wilson Building

    For expenses associated with the John A. Wilson building, 
$3,633,000 from local funds.

                         Workforce Investments

    For workforce investments, $38,114,000 from local funds, to 
be transferred by the Mayor of the District of Columbia within 
the various appropriation headings in this Act for which 
employees are properly payable: Provided, That of this amount 
$3,548,000 shall remain available until expended to meet the 
requirements of the Compensation Agreement Between the District 
of Columbia Government Units 1 and 2 Approval Resolution of 
2004, effective February 17, 2004 (Res. 15-459; 51 DCR 2325).

                        Non-Departmental Agency

    To account for anticipated costs that cannot be allocated 
to specific agencies during the development of the proposed 
budget, $13,946,000 (including $4,000,000 from local funds and 
$9,946,000 from other funds) to be transferred by the Mayor of 
the District of Columbia within the various appropriations 
headings in this Act: Provided, That $4,000,000 from local 
funds shall be for anticipated costs associated with the No 
Child Left Behind Act.

                  Emergency Planning and Security Fund

    For Emergency Planning and Security Fund, $15,000,000 from 
funds previously appropriated in this Act under the heading 
``Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in 
the District of Columbia''.

                Old Convention Center Demolition Reserve

    For the Old Convention Center Demolition Reserve, such 
amounts as may be necessary, not to exceed $11,000,000, from 
the District's general fund balance.

                    Tax Increment Financing Program

    For a Tax Increment Financing Program, such amounts as are 
necessary to meet the Tax Increment Financing requirements, not 
to exceed $9,710,000 from the District's general fund balance.

                       Equipment Lease Operating

    For Equipment Lease Operating $23,109,000 from local funds: 
Provided, That for equipment leases, the Mayor may finance 
$19,453,000 of equipment cost, plus cost of issuance not to 
exceed 2 percent of the par amount being financed on a lease 
purchase basis with a maturity not to exceed 5 years.

                Emergency and Contingency Reserve Funds

    For the emergency reserve fund and the contingency reserve 
fund under section 450A of the District of Columbia Home Rule 
Act (Public Law 98-198, as amended; D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-
204.50a), such additional amounts from the District's general 
fund balance as are necessary to meet the balance requirements 
for such funds under section 450A.

                            Family Literacy

    From funds previously appropriated in this Act under the 
heading ``Federal Payment for the Family Literacy Program'', 
$1,000,000.

                         Pay-As-You-Go Capital

    For Pay-As-You-Go Capital funds in lieu of capital 
financing, $6,531,000 from local funds, to be transferred to 
the Capital Fund.

                       Pay-As-You-Go Contingency

    For Pay-As-You-Go Contingency Fund, $43,137,000, subject to 
the Criteria for Spending Pay-As-You-Go Funding Act of 2004, 
approved by the Council of the District of Columbia on 1st 
reading, May 14, 2004 (Title I of Bill 15-768), there are 
authorized to be transferred from the contingency fund to 
certain other headings of this Act as necessary to carry out 
the purposes of this Act. Expenditures from the Pay-As-You-Go 
Contingency Fund shall be subject to the approval of the 
Council by resolution.

             Revised Revenue Estimate Contingency Priority

    If the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia 
certifies through a revised revenue estimate that funds are 
available from local funds, such available funds shall be 
expended as provided in the Contingency for Recordation and 
Transfer Tax Reduction and the Office of Property Management 
and Library Expenditures Act of 2004, approved by the Council 
of the District of Columbia on 1st reading, May 14, 2004 (Bill 
15-768), including up to $2,000,000 to the Office of Property 
Management, up to $1,200,000 to the District of Columbia Public 
Library, up to $256,000 to the D.C. Police and Firefighters 
Retirement and Relief Board, and $132,600 for the Police and 
Fire Clinic.

                       ENTERPRISE AND OTHER FUNDS

                       Water and Sewer Authority

    For operation of the Water and Sewer Authority, 
$287,206,000 from other funds, of which $15,180,402 shall be 
apportioned for repayment of loans and interest incurred for 
capital improvement projects and payable to the District's debt 
service fund. For construction projects, $371,040,000, to be 
distributed as follows: $181,656,000 for the Blue Plains 
Wastewater Treatment Plant, $43,800,000 for the sewer program, 
$9,118,000 for the stormwater program, $122,627,000 for the 
water program, and $13,839,000 for the capital equipment 
program; in addition, $4,800,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to 
the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority'': Provided, 
That the requirements and restrictions that are applicable to 
general fund capital improvement projects and set forth in this 
Act under the Capital Outlay appropriation account shall apply 
to projects approved under this appropriation account.

                          Washington Aqueduct

    For operation of the Washington Aqueduct, $47,972,000 from 
other funds.

              Stormwater Permit Compliance Enterprise Fund

     For operation of the Stormwater Permit Compliance 
Enterprise Fund, $3,792,000 from other funds.

              Lottery and Charitable Games Enterprise Fund

    For the Lottery and Charitable Games Enterprise Fund, 
established by the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 
1982, for the purpose of implementing the Law to Legalize 
Lotteries, Daily Numbers Games, and Bingo and Raffles for 
Charitable Purposes in the District of Columbia (D.C. Law 3-
172; D.C. Official Code, sec. 3-1301 et seq. and sec. 22-1716 
et seq.), $247,000,000 from other funds: Provided, That the 
District of Columbia shall identify the source of funding for 
this appropriation title from the District's own locally 
generated revenues: Provided further, That no revenues from 
Federal sources shall be used to support the operations or 
activities of the Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board: 
Provided further, That the Lottery and Charitable Games 
Enterprise Fund is hereby authorized to make transfers to the 
general fund of the District of Columbia, in excess of this 
appropriation, if such funds are available for transfer.

                  Sports and Entertainment Commission

    For the Sports and Entertainment Commission, $7,322,000 
from other funds: Provided, That the paragraph under the 
heading ``Sports and Entertainment Commission'' in Public Law 
108-199 (118 Stat. 125) is amended by striking the term ``local 
funds'' and inserting the term ``other funds'' in its place.

                 District of Columbia Retirement Board

    For the District of Columbia Retirement Board, established 
pursuant to section 121 of the District of Columbia Retirement 
Reform Act of 1979 (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-711), 
$15,277,000 from the earnings of the applicable retirement 
funds to pay legal, management, investment, and other fees and 
administrative expenses of the District of Columbia Retirement 
Board: Provided, That the District of Columbia Retirement Board 
shall provide to the Congress and to the Council of the 
District of Columbia a quarterly report of the allocations of 
charges by fund and of expenditures of all funds: Provided 
further, That the District of Columbia Retirement Board shall 
provide the Mayor, for transmittal to the Council of the 
District of Columbia, an itemized accounting of the planned use 
of appropriated funds in time for each annual budget submission 
and the actual use of such funds in time for each annual 
audited financial report.

              Washington Convention Center Enterprise Fund

    For the Washington Convention Center Enterprise Fund, 
$77,176,000 from other funds.

              National Capital Revitalization Corporation

    For the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, 
$7,850,000 from other funds.

                 University of the District of Columbia

    For the University of the District of Columbia, $85,102,000 
(including, $49,603,000 from local funds previously 
appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Public Education 
Systems'', $15,192,000 from Federal funds, $19,434,000 from 
other funds, and $873,000 from private funds): Provided, That 
this appropriation shall not be available to subsidize the 
education of nonresidents of the District of Columbia at the 
University of the District of Columbia, unless the Board of 
Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia adopts, 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, a tuition rate 
schedule that will establish the tuition rate for nonresident 
students at a level no lower than the nonresident tuition rate 
charged at comparable public institutions of higher education 
in the metropolitan area.

                   Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

    For the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, $180,000,000 
from other funds.

                Other Post Employee Benefits Trust Fund

    For the Other Post Employee Benefits Trust Fund, $953,000 
from other funds.

             District of Columbia Public Library Trust Fund

    For the District of Columbia Public Library Trust Fund, 
$17,000 from other funds: Provided, That $7,000 shall be for 
the Theodore W. Noyes Trust Fund: Provided further, That 
$10,000 shall be for the Peabody Trust Fund.

                             Capital Outlay

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

    For construction projects, an increase of $1,087,649,000, 
of which $839,898,000 shall be from local funds, $38,542,000 
from Highway Trust funds, $37,000,000 from the Rights-of-way 
funds, $172,209,000 from Federal grant funds, and a rescission 
of $361,763,000 from local funds appropriated under this 
heading in prior fiscal years, for a net amount of 
$725,886,000, to remain available until expended; in addition, 
$6,000,000 from funds previously appropriated in this Act under 
the heading ``Federal Payment for the Unified Communications 
Center'', $3,000,000 from funds previously appropriated in this 
Act under the heading ``Federal Payment for the Anacostia 
Waterfront Initiative'', and $8,000,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment 
for Bioterrorism and Forensics Laboratory'': Provided, That 
funds for use of each capital project implementing agency shall 
be managed and controlled in accordance with all procedures and 
limitations established under the Financial Management System: 
Provided further, That all funds provided by this appropriation 
title shall be available only for the specific projects and 
purposes intended: Provided further, That the Office of the 
Chief Technology Officer of the District of Columbia shall 
implement the following information technology projects on 
behalf of the District of Columbia Public Schools: Student 
Information System (project number T2240), Student Information 
System PCS (project number T2241), Enterprise Resource Planning 
(project number T2242), E-Rate (project number T2243), and SETS 
Expansion PCS (project number T2244).

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 301. Whenever in this Act, an amount is specified 
within an appropriation for particular purposes or objects of 
expenditure, such amount, unless otherwise specified, shall be 
considered as the maximum amount that may be expended for said 
purpose or object rather than an amount set apart exclusively 
therefor.
    Sec. 302. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for 
expenses of travel and for the payment of dues of organizations 
concerned with the work of the District of Columbia government, 
when authorized by the Mayor, or, in the case of the Council of 
the District of Columbia, funds may be expended with the 
authorization of the Chairman of the Council.
    Sec. 303. There are appropriated from the applicable funds 
of the District of Columbia such sums as may be necessary for 
making refunds and for the payment of legal settlements or 
judgments that have been entered against the District of 
Columbia government.
    Sec. 304. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly provided herein.
    Sec. 305. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no part 
of this appropriation shall be used for publicity or propaganda 
purposes or implementation of any policy including boycott 
designed to support or defeat legislation pending before 
Congress or any State legislature.
    (b) The District of Columbia may use local funds provided 
in this Act to carry out lobbying activities on any matter 
other than--
            (1) the promotion or support of any boycott; or
            (2) statehood for the District of Columbia or 
        voting representation in Congress for the District of 
        Columbia.
    (c) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit 
any elected official from advocating with respect to any of the 
issues referred to in subsection (b).
    Sec. 306. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act to 
the agencies funded by this Act, both Federal and District 
government agencies, that remain available for obligation or 
expenditure in fiscal year 2005, 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 expenditures for an agency through 
a reprogramming of funds which--
            (1) creates new programs;
            (2) eliminates a program, project, or 
        responsibility center;
            (3) establishes or changes allocations specifically 
        denied, limited or increased under this Act;
            (4) increases funds or personnel by any means for 
        any program, project, or responsibility center for 
        which funds have been denied or restricted;
            (5) reestablishes any program or project previously 
        deferred through reprogramming;
            (6) augments any existing program, project, or 
        responsibility center through a reprogramming of funds 
        in excess of $1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
        less; or
            (7) increases by 20 percent or more personnel 
        assigned to a specific program, project or 
        responsibility center, unless the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
        Senate are notified in writing 15 days in advance of 
        the reprogramming.
    (b) None of the local funds contained in this Act may be 
available for obligation or expenditure for an agency through a 
transfer of any local funds in excess of $1,000,000 from one 
appropriation heading to another unless the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate are 
notified in writing 15 days in advance of the transfer, except 
that in no event may the amount of any funds transferred exceed 
4 percent of the local funds in the appropriations.
    Sec. 307. Consistent with the provisions of section 1301(a) 
of title 31, United States Code, appropriations under this Act 
shall be applied only to the objects for which the 
appropriations were made except as otherwise provided by law.
    Sec. 308. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the 
provisions of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive 
Merit Personnel Act of 1978 (D.C. Law 2-139; D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 1-601.01 et seq.), enacted pursuant to section 
422(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 1-204l.22(3)), shall apply with respect to the 
compensation of District of Columbia employees. For pay 
purposes, employees of the District of Columbia government 
shall not be subject to the provisions of title 5, United 
States Code.
    Sec. 309. No later than 30 days after the end of the first 
quarter of fiscal year 2005, the Mayor of the District of 
Columbia shall submit to the Council of the District of 
Columbia and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate the new fiscal year 2005 revenue 
estimates as of the end of such quarter. These estimates shall 
be used in the budget request for fiscal year 2006. The 
officially revised estimates at midyear shall be used for the 
midyear report.
    Sec. 310. No sole source contract with the District of 
Columbia government or any agency thereof may be renewed or 
extended without opening that contract to the competitive 
bidding process as set forth in section 303 of the District of 
Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985 (D.C. Law 6-85; D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 2-303.03), except that the District of 
Columbia government or any agency thereof may renew or extend 
sole source contracts for which competition is not feasible or 
practical, but only if the determination as to whether to 
invoke the competitive bidding process has been made in 
accordance with duly promulgated rules and procedures and has 
been reviewed and certified by the Chief Financial Officer of 
the District of Columbia.
    Sec. 311. None of the Federal funds provided in this Act 
may be used by the District of Columbia to provide for 
salaries, expenses, or other costs associated with the offices 
of United States Senator or United States Representative under 
section 4(d) of the District of Columbia Statehood 
Constitutional Convention Initiatives of 1979 (D.C. Law 3-171; 
D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-123).
    Sec. 312. None of the funds appropriated under this Act 
shall be expended for any abortion except where the life of the 
mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or 
where the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
    Sec. 313. None of the Federal funds made available in this 
Act may be used to implement or enforce the Health Care 
Benefits Expansion Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-114; D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 32-701 et seq.) or to otherwise implement or enforce 
any system of registration of unmarried, cohabiting couples, 
including but not limited to registration for the purpose of 
extending employment, health, or governmental benefits to such 
couples on the same basis that such benefits are extended to 
legally married couples.
    Sec. 314. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
Act, the Mayor, in consultation with the Chief Financial 
Officer of the District of Columbia may accept, obligate, and 
expend Federal, private, and other grants received by the 
District government that are not reflected in the amounts 
appropriated in this Act.
    (b)(1) No such Federal, private, or other grant may be 
accepted, obligated, or expended pursuant to subsection (a) 
until--
            (A) the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
        Columbia submits to the Council a report setting forth 
        detailed information regarding such grant; and
            (B) the Council has reviewed and approved the 
        acceptance, obligation, and expenditure of such grant.
    (2) For purposes of paragraph (1)(B), the Council shall be 
deemed to have reviewed and approved the acceptance, 
obligation, and expenditure of a grant if--
            (A) no written notice of disapproval is filed with 
        the Secretary of the Council within 14 calendar days of 
        the receipt of the report from the Chief Financial 
        Officer under paragraph (1)(A); or
            (B) if such a notice of disapproval is filed within 
        such deadline, the Council does not by resolution 
        disapprove the acceptance, obligation, or expenditure 
        of the grant within 30 calendar days of the initial 
        receipt of the report from the Chief Financial Officer 
        under paragraph (1)(A).
    (c) No amount may be obligated or expended from the general 
fund or other funds of the District of Columbia government in 
anticipation of the approval or receipt of a grant under 
subsection (b)(2) or in anticipation of the approval or receipt 
of a Federal, private, or other grant not subject to such 
subsection.
    (d) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
may adjust the budget for Federal, private, and other grants 
received by the District government reflected in the amounts 
appropriated in this Act, or approved and received under 
subsection (b)(2) to reflect a change in the actual amount of 
the grant.
    (e) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
shall prepare a quarterly report setting forth detailed 
information regarding all Federal, private, and other grants 
subject to this section. Each such report shall be submitted to 
the Council of the District of Columbia and to the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate 
not later than 15 days after the end of the quarter covered by 
the report.
    Sec. 315. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
none of the funds made available by this Act or by any other 
Act may be used to provide any officer or employee of the 
District of Columbia with an official vehicle unless the 
officer or employee uses the vehicle only in the performance of 
the officer's or employee's official duties. For purposes of 
this paragraph, the term ``official duties'' does not include 
travel between the officer's or employee's residence and 
workplace, except in the case of--
            (1) an officer or employee of the Metropolitan 
        Police Department who resides in the District of 
        Columbia or is otherwise designated by the Chief of the 
        Department;
            (2) at the discretion of the Fire Chief, an officer 
        or employee of the District of Columbia Fire and 
        Emergency Medical Services Department who resides in 
        the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day 
        or is otherwise designated by the Fire Chief;
            (3) the Mayor of the District of Columbia; and
            (4) the Chairman of the Council of the District of 
        Columbia.
    (b) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
shall submit by March 1, 2005, an inventory, as of September 
30, 2004, of all vehicles owned, leased or operated by the 
District of Columbia government. The inventory shall include, 
but not be limited to, the department to which the vehicle is 
assigned; the year and make of the vehicle; the acquisition 
date and cost; the general condition of the vehicle; annual 
operating and maintenance costs; current mileage; and whether 
the vehicle is allowed to be taken home by a District officer 
or employee and if so, the officer or employee's title and 
resident location.
    Sec. 316. None of the funds contained in this Act may be 
used for purposes of the annual independent audit of the 
District of Columbia government for fiscal year 2005 unless--
            (1) the audit is conducted by the Inspector General 
        of the District of Columbia, in coordination with the 
        Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia, 
        pursuant to section 208(a)(4) of the District of 
        Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985 (D.C. 
        Official Code, sec. 2-302.8); and
            (2) the audit includes as a basic financial 
        statement a comparison of audited actual year-end 
        results with the revenues submitted in the budget 
        document for such year and the appropriations enacted 
        into law for such year using the format, terminology, 
        and classifications contained in the law making the 
        appropriations for the year and its legislative 
        history.
    Sec. 317. (a) None of the funds contained in this Act may 
be used by the District of Columbia Corporation Counsel or any 
other officer or entity of the District government to provide 
assistance for any petition drive or civil action which seeks 
to require Congress to provide for voting representation in 
Congress for the District of Columbia.
    (b) Nothing in this section bars the District of Columbia 
Corporation Counsel from reviewing or commenting on briefs in 
private lawsuits, or from consulting with officials of the 
District government regarding such lawsuits.
    Sec. 318. (a) None of the funds contained in this Act may 
be used for any program of distributing sterile needles or 
syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
    (b) Any individual or entity who receives any funds 
contained in this Act and who carries out any program described 
in subsection (a) shall account for all funds used for such 
program separately from any funds contained in this Act.
    Sec. 319. None of the funds contained in this Act may be 
used after the expiration of the 60-day period that begins on 
the date of the enactment of this Act to pay the salary of any 
chief financial officer of any office of the District of 
Columbia government (including any independent agency of the 
District of Columbia) who has not filed a certification with 
the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
Columbia that the officer understands the duties and 
restrictions applicable to the officer and the officer's agency 
as a result of this Act (and the amendments made by this Act), 
including any duty to prepare a report requested either in the 
Act or in any of the reports accompanying the Act and the 
deadline by which each report must be submitted. The Chief 
Financial Officer of the District of Columbia shall provide to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate by the 10th day after the end of 
each quarter a summary list showing each report, the due date, 
and the date submitted to the Committees.
    Sec. 320. (a) None of the funds contained in this Act may 
be used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to 
legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the 
possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance 
under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) or any 
tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    (b) The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment 
Initiative of 1998, also known as Initiative 59, approved by 
the electors of the District of Columbia on November 3, 1998, 
shall not take effect.
    Sec. 321. Nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent 
the Council or Mayor of the District of Columbia from 
addressing the issue of the provision of contraceptive coverage 
by health insurance plans, but it is the intent of Congress 
that any legislation enacted on such issue should include a 
``conscience clause'' which provides exceptions for religious 
beliefs and moral convictions.
    Sec. 322. The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, the Committee on Government Reform 
of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate quarterly reports 
addressing--
            (1) crime, including the homicide rate, 
        implementation of community policing, the number of 
        police officers on local beats, and the closing down of 
        open-air drug markets;
            (2) access to substance and alcohol abuse 
        treatment, including the number of treatment slots, the 
        number of people served, the number of people on 
        waiting lists, and the effectiveness of treatment 
        programs;
            (3) management of parolees and pre-trial violent 
        offenders, including the number of halfway houses 
        escapes and steps taken to improve monitoring and 
        supervision of halfway house residents to reduce the 
        number of escapes to be provided in consultation with 
        the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for 
        the District of Columbia;
            (4) education, including access to special 
        education services and student achievement to be 
        provided in consultation with the District of Columbia 
        Public Schools and the District of Columbia public 
        charter schools;
            (5) improvement in basic District services, 
        including rat control and abatement;
            (6) application for and management of Federal 
        grants, including the number and type of grants for 
        which the District was eligible but failed to apply and 
        the number and type of grants awarded to the District 
        but for which the District failed to spend the amounts 
        received; and
            (7) indicators of child well-being.
    Sec. 323. (a) No later than 30 calendar days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Chief Financial Officer of 
the District of Columbia shall submit to the appropriate 
committees of Congress, the Mayor, and the Council of the 
District of Columbia a revised appropriated funds operating 
budget in the format of the budget that the District of 
Columbia government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the 
District of Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-
204.42), for all agencies of the District of Columbia 
government for fiscal year 2005 that is in the total amount of 
the approved appropriation and that realigns all budgeted data 
for personal services and other-than-personal-services, 
respectively, with anticipated actual expenditures.
    (b) This section shall apply only to an agency where the 
Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia certifies 
that a reallocation is required to address unanticipated 
changes in program requirements.
    Sec. 324. None of the funds contained in this Act may be 
used to issue, administer, or enforce any order by the District 
of Columbia Commission on Human Rights relating to docket 
numbers 93-030-(PA) and 93-031-(PA).
    Sec. 325. None of the Federal funds made available in this 
Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or 
instrumentality of the United States Government, except 
pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided 
in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.
    Sec. 326. Notwithstanding any other law, the District of 
Columbia Courts shall transfer to the general treasury of the 
District of Columbia all fines levied and collected by the 
Courts under section 10(b)(1) and (2) of the District of 
Columbia Traffic Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 50-2201.05(b)(1) 
and (2)). The transferred funds shall remain available until 
expended and shall be used by the Office of the Corporation 
Counsel for enforcement and prosecution of District traffic 
alcohol laws in accordance with section 10(b)(3) of the 
District of Columbia Traffic Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 50-
2201.05(b)(3)).
    Sec. 327. None of the funds contained in this Act may be 
made available to pay--
            (1) the fees of an attorney who represents a party 
        in an action or an attorney who defends an action, 
        including an administrative proceeding, brought against 
        the District of Columbia Public Schools under the 
        Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 
        1400 et seq.) in excess of $4,000 for that action; or
            (2) the fees of an attorney or firm whom the Chief 
        Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
        determines to have a pecuniary interest, either through 
        an attorney, officer or employee of the firm, in any 
        special education diagnostic services, schools, or 
        other special education service providers.
    Sec. 328. The Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
Columbia shall require attorneys in special education cases 
brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) in 
the District of Columbia to certify in writing that the 
attorney or representative rendered any and all services for 
which they receive awards, including those received under a 
settlement agreement or as part of an administrative 
proceeding, under the IDEA from the District of Columbia. As 
part of the certification, the Chief Financial Officer of the 
District of Columbia shall require all attorneys in IDEA cases 
to disclose any financial, corporate, legal, memberships on 
boards of directors, or other relationships with any special 
education diagnostic services, schools, or other special 
education service providers to which the attorneys have 
referred any clients as part of this certification. The Chief 
Financial Officer shall prepare and submit quarterly reports to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate on the certification of and the 
amount paid by the government of the District of Columbia, 
including the District of Columbia Public Schools, to attorneys 
in cases brought under IDEA. The Inspector General of the 
District of Columbia may conduct investigations to determine 
the accuracy of the certifications.
    Sec. 329. Sections 11-1701(b)(5), 11-1704(b), 11-1723(b), 
11-2102(a)(2), and the second and third sentences of Section 
11-1724, of the District of Columbia Official Code, are hereby 
repealed.
    Sec. 330. Section 11-1728 of the District of Columbia 
Official Code, is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 11-1728. RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL AND TRAVEL.

    ``(a) The Executive Officer shall be responsible for 
recruiting such qualified personnel as may be necessary for the 
District of Columbia Courts and for providing in-service 
training for court personnel.
    ``(b) Travel under Federal supply schedules is authorized 
for the travel of court personnel on official business. The 
joint committee shall prescribe such requirements, conditions 
and restrictions for such travel as it considers appropriate, 
and shall include policies and procedures for preventing abuses 
of that travel authority.''.
    Sec. 331. The amount appropriated by this Act may be 
increased by no more than $15,000,000 from funds identified in 
the comprehensive annual financial report as the District's 
fiscal year 2004 unexpended general fund surplus. The District 
may obligate and expend these amounts only in accordance with 
the following conditions:
            (1) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
        Columbia shall certify that the use of any such amounts 
        is not anticipated to have a negative impact on the 
        District's long-term financial, fiscal, and economic 
        vitality.
            (2) The District of Columbia may only use these 
        funds for the following expenditures:
                    (A) Unanticipated one-time expenditures.
                    (B) Expenditures to avoid deficit spending.
                    (C) Debt Reduction.
                    (D) Unanticipated program needs.
                    (E) Expenditures to avoid revenue 
                shortfalls.
            (3) The amounts shall be obligated and expended in 
        accordance with laws enacted by the Council in support 
        of each such obligation or expenditure.
            (4) The amounts may not be used to fund the 
        agencies of the District of Columbia government under 
        court ordered receivership.
            (5) The amounts may be obligated and expended only 
        if approved by the Committees on Appropriations of the 
        House of Representatives and Senate in advance of any 
        obligation or expenditure.
    Sec. 332. Section 450A of the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 803; D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 1-204.50a), is amended as follows:
            (1) Subsection (a) is amended as follows:
                    (A) Paragraph (1) is amended to read as 
                follows:
            ``(1) In general.--There is established an 
        emergency cash reserve fund (`emergency reserve fund') 
        as an interest-bearing account (separate from other 
        accounts in the General Fund) into which the Mayor 
        shall make a deposit in cash not later than October 1 
        of each fiscal year of such an amount as may be 
        required to maintain a balance in the fund of at least 
        2 percent of the operating expenditures as defined in 
        paragraph (2) of this subsection or such amount as may 
        be required for deposit in a fiscal year in which the 
        District is replenishing the emergency reserve fund 
        pursuant to subsection (a)(7).''.
                    (B) Paragraph (2) is amended to read as 
                follows:
            ``(2) In general.--For the purpose of this 
        subsection, operating expenditures is defined as the 
        amount reported in the District of Columbia's 
        Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal 
        year immediately preceding the current fiscal year as 
        the actual operating expenditure from local funds, less 
        such amounts that are attributed to debt service 
        payments for which a separate reserve fund is already 
        established under this Act.''.
                    (C) Paragraph (7) is amended to read as 
                follows:
            ``(7) Replenishment.--The District of Columbia 
        shall appropriate sufficient funds each fiscal year in 
        the budget process to replenish any amounts allocated 
        from the emergency reserve fund during the preceding 
        fiscal years so that not less than 50 percent of any 
        amount allocated in the preceding fiscal year or the 
        amount necessary to restore the emergency reserve fund 
        to the 2 percent required balance, whichever is less, 
        is replenished by the end of the first fiscal year 
        following each such allocation and 100 percent of the 
        amount allocated or the amount necessary to restore the 
        emergency reserve fund to the 2 percent required 
        balance, whichever is less, is replenished by the end 
        of the second fiscal year following each such 
        allocation.''.
            (2) Subsection (b) is amended as follows:
                    (A) Paragraph (1) is amended to read as 
                follows:
            ``(1) In general.--There is established a 
        contingency cash reserve fund (`contingency reserve 
        fund') as an interest-bearing account, separate from 
        other accounts in the General Fund, into which the 
        Mayor shall make a deposit in cash not later than 
        October 1 of each fiscal year of such amount as may be 
        required to maintain a balance in the fund of at least 
        4 percent of the operating expenditures as defined in 
        paragraph (2) of this subsection or such amount as may 
        be required for deposit in a fiscal year in which the 
        District is replenishing the emergency reserve fund 
        pursuant to subsection (b)(6).''.
                    (B) Paragraph (2) is amended to read as 
                follows:
            ``(2) In general.--For the purpose of this 
        subsection, operating expenditures is defined as the 
        amount reported in the District of Columbia's 
        Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal 
        year immediately preceding the current fiscal year as 
        the actual operating expenditure from local funds, less 
        such amounts that are attributed to debt service 
        payments for which a separate reserve fund is already 
        established under this Act.''.
                    (C) Paragraph (6) is amended to read as 
                follows:
            ``(6) Replenishment.--The District of Columbia 
        shall appropriate sufficient funds each fiscal year in 
        the budget process to replenish any amounts allocated 
        from the contingency reserve fund during the preceding 
        fiscal years so that not less than 50 percent of any 
        amount allocated in the preceding fiscal year or the 
        amount necessary to restore the contingency reserve 
        fund to the 4 percent required balance, whichever is 
        less, is replenished by the end of the first fiscal 
        year following each such allocation and 100 percent of 
        the amount allocated or the amount necessary to restore 
        the contingency reserve fund to the 4 percent required 
        balance, whichever is less, is replenished by the end 
        of the second fiscal year following each such 
        allocation.''.
    Sec. 333. For fiscal year 2005, the Chief Financial Officer 
shall re-calculate the emergency and contingency cash reserve 
funds amount established by Section 450A of the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 
803; D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-204.50a), as amended by this 
Act and is authorized to transfer funds between the emergency 
and contingency cash reserve funds to reach the required 
percentages: Provided, That for fiscal year 2005, the Chief 
Financial Officer may transfer funds from the emergency and 
contingency cash reserve funds to the general fund of the 
District of Columbia to the extent that such funds are not 
necessary to meet the requirements established for each fund: 
Provided further, That the Chief Financial Officer may not 
transfer funds from the emergency or the contingency reserve 
funds to the extent that such a transfer would lower the fiscal 
year 2005 total percentage below 7 percent of operating 
expenditures, as amended by this Act.
    Sec. 334. (a) Section 6 of the Policemen and Firemen's 
Retirement and Disability Act Amendments of 1957 (sec. 5-732, 
D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking the period at the 
end of the first sentence and inserting the following: ``, and 
for the administrative costs associated with making such 
benefit payments.''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with 
respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year.
    Sec. 335. (a) Continuing Availability of Amounts in Charter 
School Fund.--Section 2403(b)(1) of the District of Columbia 
School Reform Act of 1995 (sec. 38-1804.03(b)(1), D.C. Official 
Code) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
sentence: ``Amounts in the Charter School Fund shall remain 
available until expended, and any amounts in the Fund remaining 
unobligated or unexpended at the end of a fiscal year shall not 
revert to the General Fund of the District of Columbia.''.
    (b) Availability of Additional Local Funds for Charter 
School Fund.--Section 2403(b)(2)(A) of such Act (sec. 38-
1804.03(b)(2)(A), D.C. Official Code) is amended by inserting 
after ``District of Columbia,'' the following: ``together with 
any other local funds that the Chief Financial Officer of the 
District of Columbia certifies are necessary to carry out the 
purposes of the Fund during the fiscal year,''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each 
succeeding fiscal year.
    Sec. 336. (a) Continuation of Certain Authority of Chief 
Financial Officer.--Section 2302 of the Emergency Wartime 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (Public Law 108-11; 117 
Stat. 593), is amended by striking ``September 30, 2004'' and 
inserting ``September 30, 2005''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the 
Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003.
    Sec. 337. (a) Section 106(b) of the District of Columbia 
Public Works Act of 1954 (sec. 34-2401.25(b), D.C. Official 
Code) is amended by striking paragraph (5).
    (b) Section 212(b) of such Act (sec. 34-2112(b), D.C. 
Official Code) is amended by striking paragraph (5).
    (c) The amendments made by this section shall apply with 
respect to quarters occurring during fiscal year 2005 and each 
succeeding fiscal year.
     Sec. 338. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
there is hereby appropriated for the Office of the Inspector 
General such amounts in local funds, as are consistent with the 
annual estimates for the expenditures and appropriations 
necessary for the operation of the Office of the Inspector 
General as prepared by the Inspector General and submitted to 
the Mayor and forwarded to the Council pursuant to D.C. 
Official Code 2-302.08(a)(2)(A) for fiscal year 2005: Provided, 
That the Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall take such 
steps as are necessary to implement the provisions of this 
subsection.
    Sec. 339. The paragraph under the heading ``Federal Payment 
for Incentives for Adoption of Children'' in Public Law 106-
113, approved November 29, 1999 (113 Stat. 1501), is amended to 
add the following proviso: ``: Provided further, That the funds 
provided under this heading for the establishment of a 
scholarship fund for District of Columbia children of adoptive 
families, and District of Columbia children without parents due 
to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack to be used for post 
high school education and training, once obligated by the 
District to establish the scholarship fund, shall remain 
obligated and be retained by the District for 25 years from the 
date of obligation to allow for any individual who is within 
the class of persons to be assisted by this provision to reach 
post high school and to present expenditures to be extinguished 
by the fund''.
    Sec. 340. Authority of OPCSFS. (a) Section 161(3)(E)(i) of 
Public Law 106-522 shall be amended to include a new section 
known as (E)(i)(IV) to establish regulations for administering 
lease guarantees through the credit enhancement fund to public 
charter schools in the District of Columbia.
    (b) The first sentence of section 143 of the District of 
Columbia Appropriations Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-7, 117 
Stat. 130) approved April 20, 2003 is amended by striking the 
phrase, ``under the authority of the Department of Banking and 
Financial Institutions''and inserting ``under the authority of 
the Mayor'' in its place.
    Sec. 341. Process for Filing Charter Petitions.-- D.C. Code 
Sec. 38-1802.01 is amended by adding a new section (e) as 
follows--
    ``(e) A petition to establish a public charter school in 
the District of Columbia, or to convert a District of Columbia 
public school or an existing private or independent school, is 
a public document.''.
    Sec. 342. Amendments to Charter School Law. (a) Process for 
Filing Charter Petitions.--Section 2201 of the District of 
Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 (D.C. Code 38-1802.01) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(3)(B), by striking ``two-
        thirds'' and inserting ``51 percent''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(3)(B), by striking ``two-
        thirds'' and inserting ``51 percent''.
    (b) Employees.--Section 2207 of the District of Columbia 
School Reform Act of 1995 (D.C. Code 38-1802.07) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Teachers Remaining at Converted Public Charter 
Schools.--A teacher employed at a District of Columbia public 
school that converts to a public charter school under section 
2201 shall have the option of remaining at the charter school 
during the school's first year of operation after receiving an 
extended leave of absence under subsection (a)(1). After this 
1-year period, the teacher may continue to be employed at the 
public charter school, at the sole discretion of the public 
charter school, or shall maintain current status within the 
District of Columbia public school system.''.
    (c) Public School Services to Public Charter Schools.--
Section 2209(b) of the District of Columbia School Reform Act 
of 1995 (D.C. Code 38-1802.09(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as 
                follows:
                    ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding any 
                other provision of law, regulation, or order 
                relating to the disposition of a facility or 
                property described in subparagraph (B), or to 
                the disposition of any property of the District 
                of Columbia, the Mayor and the District of 
                Columbia government shall give a right of first 
                offer, which right shall be annually reinstated 
                with respect to any facility or property not 
                previously disposed of, or under contract to be 
                disposed of, to an eligible applicant whose 
                petition to establish a public charter school 
                has been conditionally approved under section 
                2203(d)(2), or a Board of Trustees, with 
                respect to the purchase, lease, transfer, or 
                use of a facility or property described in 
                subparagraph (B).'';
                    (B) by amending subparagraph (B)(iii) to 
                read as follows:
                            ``(iii) With respect to which--
                                    ``(I) the Board of 
                                Education has transferred 
                                jurisdiction to the Mayor and 
                                over which the Mayor has 
                                jurisdiction on the effective 
                                date of this subclause; or
                                    ``(II) over which the Mayor 
                                or any successor agency gains 
                                jurisdiction after the 
                                effective date of this 
                                subclause.''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(C) Terms of purchase or lease.--The 
                terms of purchase or lease of a facility or 
                property described in subparagraph (B) shall--
                            ``(i) be negotiated by the Mayor;
                            ``(ii) include rent or an 
                        acquisition price, as applicable, that 
                        is at least 25 percent less than the 
                        appraised value of the property (based 
                        on use of the property for school 
                        purposes); and
                            ``(iii) include a lease period, if 
                        the property is to be leased, of not 
                        less than 25 years, and renewable for 
                        additional 25-year periods as long as 
                        the eligible applicant or Board of 
                        Trustees maintains its charter.''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``preference'' 
        and inserting ``a right to first offer''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Conversion public charter schools.--Any 
        District of Columbia public school that was approved to 
        become a conversion public charter school under section 
        2201 before the effective date of this subsection or is 
        approved to become a conversion public charter school 
        after the effective date of this subsection, shall have 
        the right to exclusively occupy the facilities the 
        school occupied as a District of Columbia public school 
        under a lease for a period of not less than 25 years, 
        renewable for additional 25-year periods as long as the 
        school maintains its charter at the non-profit rate, or 
        if there is no non-profit rate, at 25 percent less than 
        the fair market rate for school use.''.
    Sec. 343. Annual Report to Congress. Section 2211 of the 
School Reform Act of 1995 (D.C. Code 38-1802.11) shall be 
amended by:
            (1) adding the following new subparagraph at the 
        end of section 2211(a)(1):
                    ``(D) Shall ensure that each public charter 
                school complies with the annual reporting 
                requirement of subsection 38-1802.04(b)(11) of 
                this Act, including submission of the audited 
                financial statement required by sub-subsection 
                (B)(ix) of that section.''; and
            (2) adding the following before the period at the 
        end of subparagraph (d): ``(10) details of major Board 
        actions; (11) major findings from school reviews of 
        academic, financial, and compliance with health and 
        safety standards and resulting Board action or 
        recommendations; (12) details of the fifth year review 
        process and outcomes; (13) summary of annual financial 
        audits of all charter schools, including (a) the number 
        of schools that failed to timely submit the audited 
        financial statement required by that section; (b) the 
        number of schools whose audits revealed a failure to 
        follow required accounting practices or other material 
        deficiencies; and (c) the steps taken by the authority 
        to ensure that deficiencies found by the audits are 
        rectified; (14) number of schools which have required 
        intervention by authorizing board to address any 
        academic or operational issue; (15) what 
        recommendations an authorizing board has made to 
        correct identified deficiencies''.
    Sec. 344. Transfer to District of Columbia. (a) Transfer of 
Jurisdiction.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, subject to subsection 
        (b), the Director of the National Park Service 
        (referred to in this section as the ``NPS''), acting on 
        behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, shall transfer 
        jurisdiction to the government of the District of 
        Columbia, without consideration, the property described 
        in paragraph (2).
            (2) Property.--The property referred to in 
        paragraph (1) is--
                    (A) a portion of National Park Service land 
                in Anacostia Park, U.S. Reservation 343, 
                Section G, the boundaries of which are the 
                Anacostia River to the west, Watts Branch to 
                the south, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to the 
                north, and Anacostia Avenue to the east which 
                includes the community center currently 
                occupied under permit by the District of 
                Columbia known as the ``Kenilworth Parkside 
                Community Center''; and
                    (B) all of U.S. Reservation 523.
    (b) Conditions of Transfer.--
            (1) Term.--Jurisdiction will be transferred from 
        the NPS to the District of Columbia.
            (2) Condition of transfer.--The transfer of 
        jurisdiction under subsection (a)(1) shall be subject 
        to such terms and conditions, to be included in a 
        Declaration of Covenants to be mutually executed 
        between NPS and the District of Columbia to ensure that 
        the property transferred under that subsection--
                    (A) is used only for the provision of 
                public recreational facilities, open space, or 
                public outdoor recreational opportunities; and
                    (B) nothing in this Act precludes the 
                District of Columbia from entering into a lease 
                for all or part of the property with a public 
                not-for-profit entity for the management or 
                maintenance of the property.
            (3) Termination.--
                    (A) In general.--The transfer under 
                subsection (a)(1) shall terminate if--
                            (i) any term or condition of the 
                        transfer described in paragraph (2) or 
                        contained within the Declaration of 
                        Covenants described in paragraph (2) is 
                        violated, as determined by the NPS; and
                            (ii) the violation is not corrected 
                        by the date that is 90 days after the 
                        date on which the Mayor of the District 
                        of Columbia receives from the NPS a 
                        written notice of the violation.
                    (B) Determination of correction.--A 
                violation of a term or condition of the 
                transfer under subsection (a)(1) shall be 
                determined to have been corrected under 
                subparagraph (A)(ii) if, after notification of 
                the violation, the District of Columbia and the 
                NPS enter into an agreement that the NPS 
                considers to be adequate to ensure that the 
                property transferred will be used in a manner 
                consistent with paragraph (2).
            (4) Prohibition of civil actions.--No person may 
        bring a civil action relating to a violation of any 
        term or condition of the transfer described in 
        paragraph (2) before the date that is 90 days after the 
        person notifies the Mayor of the District of Columbia 
        of the alleged violation (including the intent of the 
        person to bring a civil action for termination of the 
        transfer under paragraph (3)).
            (5) Removal of structures; rehabilitation.--The 
        transfer under subsection (a)(1) shall be subject to 
        the condition that, in the event of a termination of 
        the transfer under paragraph (3), the District of 
        Columbia shall bear the cost of removing structures on, 
        or rehabilitating, the property transferred.
            (6) Administration of property.--If the transfer 
        under subsection (a)(1) is terminated under paragraph 
        (3), the property covered by the transfer shall be 
        returned to the NPS and administered as a unit of the 
        National Park System in the District of Columbia in 
        accordance with--
                    (A) the Act of August 25, 1916 (commonly 
                known as the ``National Park Service Organic 
                Act'') (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.); and
                    (B) other laws (including regulations) 
                generally applicable to units of the National 
                Park System.
    Sec. 345. The project for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship 
Canal Dispersal Barrier, Illinois, initiated under Section 1135 
of Public Law 99-662, is authorized at a total cost of 
$9,100,000 with a Federal cost of $6,825,000 and a non-Federal 
cost of $2,275,000.
    Sec. 346. Biennial Evaluation of Charter School Authorizing 
Boards. (a) Biennial management evaluation of the District of 
Columbia Chartering Authorities for the District of Columbia 
Public Charter Schools shall be conducted by the Comptroller 
General of the United States.
    (b) Evaluation shall include the following:
            (1) Establish standards to assess each authorizer's 
        procedures and oversight quality;
            (2) Identify gaps in oversight and recommendations;
            (3) Review processes of charter school 
        applications;
            (4) Extent of ongoing monitoring, technical 
        assistance, and sanctions provided to schools;
            (5) Compliance with annual reporting requirements;
            (6) Actual budget expenditures for the preceding 
        two fiscal years;
            (7) Comparison of budget expenditures with mandated 
        responsibilities;
            (8) Alignment with best practices; and
            (9) Quality and timeliness of meeting Section 
        2211(d) of the School Reform Act of 1995 (D.C. Code 38-
        1802.11(d)), as amended.
    (c) Initial Interim Report to Congress.--The Government 
Accountability Office shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, no 
later than May 1, 2005, a baseline report on the performance of 
each authorizer in meeting the requirements of the School 
Reform Act of 1995.
    (d) Hereafter Section 2214(f) of Public Law 104-143 (D.C. 
Code 38-1802.14(f)), shall apply to the District of Columbia 
Board of Education Charter Schools Office.
    Sec. 347. Clarifying Operations of Public Charter School 
Board. Section 2214 of the School Reform Act of 1995 (Public 
Law 104-134; D.C. Code 38-1802.14), is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(f) Audit.--The Board shall maintain its accounts 
according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Not-
for-Profit Organizations. The Board shall provide for an audit 
of the financial statements of the Board by an independent 
certified public accountant in accordance with Government 
auditing standards for financial audits issued by the 
Comptroller General of the United States. The findings and 
recommendations of any such audit shall be forwarded to the 
Mayor, the District of Columbia Council, the appropriate 
congressional committees, and the Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer.''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(h) Contracting and Procurement.--The Board shall have 
the authority to solicit, award, and execute contracts 
independently of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and 
the Chief Procurement Officer. Nothing in chapter 3 of title 2 
of the District of Columbia Code shall affect the authority of 
the Board under this subsection.''.
    This Act may be cited as the ``District of Columbia 
Appropriations Act, 2005''.
And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   Rodney Frelinghuysen,
                                   Ernest J. Istook, Jr.,
                                   Randy ``Duke'' Cunningham,
                                   John T. Doolittle,
                                   Dave Weldon,
                                   John Abney Culberson,
                                   Bill Young,
                                   Chaka Fattah,
                                   Ed Pastor,
                                   Robert E. ``Bud'' Cramer, Jr.,
                                   David R. Obey,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Mike DeWine,
                                   Sam Brownback,
                                   Kay Bailey Hutchison,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Mary Landrieu,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendment of the Senate bill (H.R. 4850), making 
appropriations for the District of Columbia for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      The conference agreement on H.R. 4850 incorporates some 
of the provisions of both the House and the Senate versions of 
the bill. Report language and allocations set forth in either 
House Report 108-610 or Senate Report 108-354 that are not 
changed by the conference are approved by the committee of 
conference. The statement of the managers, while repeating some 
report language for emphasis, does not negate the language 
referenced above unless expressly provided herein.
      The District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005, put in 
place by this bill, incorporates the following agreements of 
the managers:

                         TITLE I--FEDERAL FUNDS

              Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support

      The conference agreement provides $25,600,000 for a 
Federal payment for resident tuition support as proposed by the 
House instead of $21,200,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
Further, the conferees limit administrative expenses to no more 
than $1,200,000 in fiscal year 2005. The conferees urge the 
District to work with the legislative committees of 
jurisdiction and the Committees on Appropriations to 
reauthorize this important program and to explore options for 
enhancing the effectiveness of these tuition assistance grants, 
including additional non-Federal sources.

   Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in the 
                          District of Columbia

      The conference agreement provides $15,000,000 for a 
Federal payment for emergency planning and security costs in 
the District of Columbia as proposed by the House and Senate.

           Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts

      The conference agreement provides $190,800,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Courts, instead of 
$202,110,000 as proposed by the House and $195,010,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Included in this amount is $8,952,000 
for the Court of Appeals, $84,948,000 for the Superior Court, 
$40,699,000 for the Court System, and $56,201,000 for capital 
improvements.
      The conferees have provided sufficient funds for the Old 
Courthouse project to meet the expenditure requirements in 
fiscal year 2005. The conferees are supportive of the Old 
Courthouse project and the much needed Judiciary Square 
renovation, and are committed to providing the needed resources 
for the Old Courthouse project within the context of the fiscal 
year 2006 appropriations process.
      The conferees agree with the financial reporting 
requirements proposed in Senate Report 108-354; however, the 
conferees direct that these reports be prepared and submitted 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate on a quarterly basis.

            Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts

      The conference agreement provides $38,500,000 for 
Defender Services in the District of Columbia Courts instead of 
$41,500,000 as proposed by the House and $34,500,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

 Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
                      for the District of Columbia

      The conference agreement provides $180,000,000 for a 
Federal payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
Agency for the District of Columbia, instead of $183,490,000 as 
proposed by the House and $182,490,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conferees direct that $1,100,000 included in the 
above amount is to continue to reduce supervision caseload 
ratios for sex-offenders, mental health, and domestic violence 
cases, and $200,000 to expand the global positioning system 
electronic monitoring program.
      The conferees note that many individuals leave prison and 
enter community supervision each year with histories of long-
term substance abuse and prior supervision failure due to 
substance abuse relapse. It is estimated that 35 percent of the 
2,200 individuals returning to the District of Columbia from 
federal prison each year are chronic substance abusers. These 
offenders are at a higher risk for quick substance abuse 
relapse and subsequent rearrest.
      Based on these facts, the conferees support CSOSA's 
collaborative efforts with the D.C. government, the U.S. Parole 
Commission, the Office of Justice Programs and the Bureau of 
Prisons to initiate a 32-bed Pre-Release Transition Program. 
This six- to twelve-month residential treatment program will be 
located at the District of Columbia's Correctional Treatment 
Facility. It will serve both individuals transitioning out of 
prison and parole violators who will be remanded to this 
program rather than returned to a Federal facility. The 
conferees urge CSOSA to continue to participate in this 
important program that will complement CSOSA's existing re-
entry and treatment programs by offering a meaningful 
alternative to parole revocation for the habitual substance 
abuser who has violated his or her parole, as well as enhancing 
the potential for success among those entering community 
supervision.

 Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

      The conference agreement provides $4,800,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer 
Authority instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
Senate. These funds are for the continued implementation of the 
Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Plan.

        Federal Payment for the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

      The conference agreement provides $3,000,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Department of 
Transportation for design and construction of a continuous 
pedestrian and bicycle trail system from the Potomac River to 
the District's border with Maryland as proposed by the House 
and Senate.

      Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

      The conference agreement provides $1,300,000 for a 
Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council as 
proposed by the House and Senate. The amount is to remain 
available until expended as proposed by the Senate.

         Federal Payment for the Unified Communications Center

      The conference agreement provides $6,000,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia for the Unified 
Communications Center instead of $7,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate and no funds as proposed by the House. The House had 
included funding for the Unified Communications Center in this 
Act under the heading Federal Payment for Capital Development 
in the District of Columbia.

  Federal Payment for Capital Development in the District of Columbia

      The conference agreement provides no funding for capital 
development as proposed by the Senate instead of $7,000,000 as 
proposed by the House. The conferees have provided $6,000,000 
for the Unified Communications Center under the heading Federal 
Payment for the Unified Communications Center.

             Federal Payment for Transportation Assistance

      The conference agreement provides $2,500,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Department of 
Transportation for transportation assistance as proposed by the 
Senate. The House bill contained no similar provision. Included 
in this amount is $1,500,000 to assist the District with its 
annual operating payment to the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transit Authority, and $1,000,000 for the District's Downtown 
Circulator.
      The conferees are supportive of the efforts of the 
District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) to 
implement the Downtown Circulator. The conferees encourage the 
DDOT to consider all bid proposals, including those of private 
bus operators, for carrying out some elements of this service.

              Federal Payment for Public School Libraries

      The conference agreement provides $6,000,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Public Schools for 
public school libraries subject to a one-to-one match by the 
District of Columbia Public Schools as proposed by the House. 
The Senate had no similar provision. The conference agreement 
adopts by reference language accompanying these funds as 
recommended in House report 108-610.

            Federal Payment for the Family Literacy Program

      The conference agreement provides $1,000,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia for a family 
literacy program subject to a 100 percent match with local 
funds as proposed by the House. The Senate had no similar 
provision.

    Federal Payment for Foster Care Improvements in the District of 
                                Columbia

      The conference agreement provides $5,000,000 for a 
Federal payment for foster care improvements in the District of 
Columbia as proposed by the House and Senate. The conferees 
have included the following distribution of funds: $3,250,000 
for the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency, 
of which $2,000,000 is for an intensive, early intervention 
program, $750,000 is for emergency support, and $500,000 is for 
technology upgrades; $1,250,000 is for theDistrict's Department 
of Mental Health; and $500,000 is for the Washington Metropolitan 
Council of Governments for respite care. The District is directed to 
implement this program based on the direction provided in Senate Report 
108-354.

  Federal Payment to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the 
                          District of Columbia

      The conference agreement provides $32,500,000 for a 
Federal payment to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of 
the District of Columbia as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$19,000,000 as proposed by the House. These funds are for 
programs and activities that include, but are not limited to, 
support for economic development and infrastructure in the 
District, and the health, education, and job training needs of 
District residents and are to be allocated as follows:
        Project Name                                              Amount
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop/capital improvements.........        $150,000
Center for Inspired Teaching/professional development...         150,000
Chesapeake Veterans Hospital/capital development........         250,000
SEED Foundation/urban boarding school model.............         150,000
Teacher Advancement Program/expand programs with DCPS 
    and charter schools.................................         200,000
See Forever Foundation/after school programs............         250,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates.......................         300,000
Capitol Hill Cluster School.............................         300,000
Girl Scout Council/capital improvements and scholarships         700,000
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy/with Uhlich 
    Children's Advantage Network........................         300,000
Building Bridges Across the River/capital improvements..         300,000
Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Learning Center tuition 
    assistance..........................................         400,000
Environmental Active Cap Project remediation of the 
    Anacostia River.....................................         400,000
Southeastern University/information technology and 
    increasing enrollment...............................         450,000
National Capital Children's Museum/exhibit development..         500,000
Old Naval Hospital Foundation/capital development.......         700,000
Washington Area Women's Foundation/financial 
    independence initiative.............................       1,000,000
National Trust for Historic Preservation Lincoln 
    Cottage/capital development.........................       1,000,000
National Composite Center/bridges along the Anacostia/
    subject to a match by DDOT..........................       1,000,000
Discovery Creek Children's Museum/educational programs..         400,000
DC Poison Control Center/operations.....................         450,000
Children's Health Fund/mobile van.......................         400,000
DC Commission on the Arts/Main Street Arts Initiative...         400,000
First Book Program......................................         200,000
National Safe Kids Campaign.............................         300,000
Teach for America, DC...................................         200,000
All Faith Consortium/substance abuse services...........         200,000
Shakespeare Theater/capital development.................         900,000
Gospel Rescue Mission/capital development...............         300,000
Second Chance Employment Services.......................         450,000
Washington Opera/educational outreach...................         400,000
Teen Connection.........................................         900,000
Barracks Row Inc/capital development....................         500,000
Whitman-Walker Clinic...................................         600,000
Gonzaga College/capital development.....................         400,000
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences..............         400,000
Center for Mental Health/family health model............         400,000
Council for Court Excellence............................         200,000
Unity Health Care/patient educational project...........         650,000
World Vision/Kids in Need of Community Storehouse.......         400,000
Read Net Foundation.....................................         400,000
Kingsman Charter School.................................         200,000
ARISE Foundation/life management skills.................         300,000
SURE Foundation/library and community resources.........         100,000
Children's Hospital/capital development lab.............         400,000
Values First Inc........................................         250,000
Best Friends Foundation.................................         250,000
Everybody Wins..........................................         150,000
Greater DC Task Force on Trafficking in Persons.........         120,000
Women's Center/family strengthening program initiative..         850,000
Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity/
    advocate research initiative........................         250,000
Educational Advancement Alliance/civic education project         250,000
Caribbean American Mission for Educational Research and 
    Action..............................................         350,000
Capital City Careers Federal Industry Academies.........         200,000
Catalyst Inc/teacher feeder program at Jefferson High 
    School..............................................         200,000
Foundation for Advancement of African Americans in Film.         250,000
Church of Epiphany/support our schools program..........         150,000
Fort Dupont Hockey Club/kids at risk....................          80,000
STEED youth education and recreation program............         350,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs/resource initiative 
    for low-moderate income families....................         500,000
Eastern Market renovation...............................         250,000
National Children's Alliance/capital development........         500,000
Capital Area Food Bank/capital development..............         300,000
Perry School Community Services.........................         150,000
Dance Institute of Washington...........................         150,000
Bach to School..........................................         100,000
STRIVE/job readiness program............................         100,000
Volunteers for Abused and Neglected Children............         100,000
American Community Partnership..........................         100,000
Latin American Youth Center.............................         100,000
For Love of Children/Thurgood Marshall Center Youth 
    Technology program..................................         100,000
One Economy/Digital Inclusion Initiative................         200,000
City Year's Reading for Success/literacy program........         100,000
Children's Hospital/capital development.................       5,000,000
St. Coletta of Greater Washington/capital development...       2,000,000
Chief Financial Officer/project reviews.................         100,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      TOTAL.............................................      32,500,000

      The agreement includes $100,000 to the Office of the 
Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) to review all entities that are 
receiving funding under this heading. The conferees expect that 
the OCFO will report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and Senate on the financial status of 
these organizations and how they have used Federal funds 
provided under thisheading. The conferees expect all entities 
receiving funds to provide proper access to records as is necessary for 
the OCFO to carry out these reviews.
      Each entity that receives funding under this heading is 
to submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, a report on the activities to be 
carried out with such funds no later than March 15, 2005. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.
      The conferees are concerned about the deteriorating state 
of the historic Civil War-era cavalry barn on the campus of St. 
Elizabeth's and direct the District's Office of Planning to 
submit a plan to the Committees on Appropriations, within 60 
days of the date of enactment of this Act, to protect, repair 
and make effective re-use of the barn. The conferees understand 
that the Friends of St. Elizabeth's Cavalry Barn have 
recommended restoring the cavalry barn for use by the 
Metropolitan Police Department's Horse Mounted Patrol and 
directs the Office of Planning, in cooperation with the 
Metropolitan Police Department, to include an evaluation of the 
feasibility of this proposal as part of the aforementioned 
plan.

                 Federal Payment for School Improvement

      The conference agreement includes $40,000,000 for a 
Federal payment for a school improvement program in the 
District of Columbia as proposed by the House and Senate. 
Included in this amount is $13,000,000 for the District of 
Columbia Public Schools to improve public school education; 
$13,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2006, for 
the State Education Office to expand quality charter schools in 
the District of Columbia; and $14,000,000 for the Secretary of 
the Department of Education to provide opportunity scholarships 
for students in the District of Columbia.
      The conferees direct that the $13,000,000 provided to the 
District of Columbia Public Schools shall be allocated as 
follows: not less than $2,000,000 shall be used to establish a 
new incentive fund designed to reward high performing or 
significantly improved public schools; not less than $2,000,000 
shall be used to support the Transformation School Initiative 
directed to schools in need of improvement; the remaining 
amounts shall be used by the Superintendent of the District of 
Columbia Public Schools to contract for management and 
consulting services and implement reforms, and to provide 
grants to schools which are not eligible under either the 
incentive fund or the Transformation School Initiative.
      The conferees direct that $13,000,000 provided to the 
State Education Office to expand public charter schools in the 
District of Columbia shall be distributed as follows: 
$2,000,000 for the City Build Initiative to create 
neighborhood-based charter schools; $2,750,000 for the Credit 
and Direct Loan Program for charter schools; $150,000 for 
administrative expenses of the Office of Charter School 
Financing and Support to expand outreach and support of charter 
schools; $100,000 for the D.C. Public Charter School 
Association to enhance the quality of charter schools; 
$4,000,000 for the development of an incubator facility for 
public charter schools; $2,000,000 for a charter school college 
preparatory program to be implemented by the Educational 
Advancement Alliance in consultation with the D.C. Public 
Charter School Association; and $2,000,000 for a new incentive 
fund to reward high performing or significantly improved public 
charter schools.
      The conferees strongly encourage the District of Columbia 
Chartering Authorities for the District of Columbia Public 
Charter Schools and the Chief Financial Officer of the District 
of Columbia to enter into a memorandum of understanding to 
govern annual financial audits of local and Federal funding to 
charter schools in the District of Columbia.
      The $2,000,000 provided to the Educational Advancement 
Alliance in consultation with the D.C. Public Charter School 
Association is for the implementation of a comprehensive 
college preparatory program to be made available to all 9th 
through 12th grade students attending public charter schools 
within the District of Columbia and authorized by either public 
school chartering authority. It is the intent of the conferees 
that this program should provide direct early college awareness 
services to those students and parents preparing and planning 
for higher education by offering activities that include, but 
are not limited to, assistance with dual/concurrent course 
enrollment, pre-college advising, financial aid counseling, 
PSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation, college application 
assistance, and career exploration and leadership development.
      The conferees recognize Sallie Mae for their commitment 
to the District of Columbia's charter schools and their 
utilization of innovative approaches to encourage private 
investment.
      The conference agreement adopts by reference language 
accompanying these funds as recommended in Senate Report 108-
354. The conference agreement also includes six general 
provisions that are designed to enhance oversight of charter 
schools.

       Federal Payment for Bioterrorism and Forensics Laboratory

      The conference agreement provides $8,000,000 for a 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia for the 
bioterrorism and forensics laboratory as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees direct the District to provide at least 
$2,300,000 of local funds for this purpose. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.

                  TITLE II--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FUNDS

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                          Division of Expenses

      The conference agreement provides that operating expenses 
for the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2005 shall not 
exceed $6,199,114,000, of which $4,165,485,000 is from local 
funds, $1,687,554,000 is from Federal grant funds, $332,761,000 
is from other funds, and $13,314,000 is from private funds as 
proposed by the House instead of $7,206,164,000, of which 
$4,215,088,000 is from local funds, $1,762,046,000 is from 
Federal funds, $1,214,843,000 is from other funds, and 
$14,817,000 is from private funds and an intra-district amount 
of $435,054,000 as proposed by the Senate. In addition, the 
agreement includes $114,900,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act as Federal payments, instead of 
$98,900,000 as proposed by the House and $186,900,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                   Governmental Direction and Support

      The conference agreement provides $416,069,000 for 
governmental direction and support, including $261,068,000 from 
local funds, $100,256,000 from Federal grant funds, and 
$54,745,000 from other funds as proposed by both the House and 
Senate. In addition, the agreement includes $33,000,000 from 
funds previously appropriated in this Act as Federal payments, 
instead of $19,500,000 as proposed by the House and $52,500,000 
as proposed by the Senate. These Federal payment funds are 
allocated as follows:
      Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments.--$500,000 
for foster care improvements.
      Office of the Chief Financial Officer.--$32,500,000 to 
support economic development and infrastructure in the 
District, and the health, education, and job training needs of 
District residents.
      The conference agreement once again includes a provision 
that extends through fiscal year 2005, the authority of the 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) over personnel, 
procurement, and the preparation of fiscal impact statements. 
This authority continues to exempt all aspects of the OCFO's 
contracting and procurement from the District of Columbia's 
Procurement Practices Act. It is the intent of the conferees 
that the OCFO continue to exercise its exemption during the 
post control board period.

                  Economic Development and Regulation

      The conference agreement provides $334,745,000 for 
economic development and support, including $55,764,000 from 
local funds, $93,050,000 from Federal grant funds, $185,806,000 
from other funds, and $125,000 from private funds as proposed 
by both the House and Senate.

                       Public Safety and Justice

      The conference agreement provides $797,423,000 for public 
safety and justice, including $760,849,000 from local funds, 
$6,599,000 from Federal grant funds, $29,966,000 from other 
funds, and $9,000 from private funds as proposed by the House 
instead of $798,723,000, including $760,849,000 from local 
funds, $7,899,000 from Federal funds, $29,966,000 from other 
funds, and $9,000 from private funds as proposed by the Senate. 
In addition, the agreement includes $1,300,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act as Federal payments as 
proposed by the House and Senate.
      Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.--$1,300,000 to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources in the District of Columbia.

                        Public Education System

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement provides $1,223,424,000 for the 
public education system, including $1,058,709,000 from local 
funds, $151,978,000 from Federal grant funds, $8,957,000 from 
other funds, and $3,780,000 from private funds as proposed by 
the House instead of $1,266,424,000, including $1,058,709,000 
from local funds, $194,979,000 from Federal funds, $8,957,000 
from other funds, and $3,780,000 from private funds. In 
addition, the agreement includes $57,600,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act as Federal payments as 
proposed by the House, instead of $54,500,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. These Federal payment funds are allocated as 
follows:
      District of Columbia Public Schools.--$6,000,000 for 
public school libraries and $13,000,000 for school improvement.
      State Education Office.--$13,000,000 for school 
improvement and $25,600,000 for resident tuition support.
      District of Columbia Public Schools.--The allocation 
includes $888,944,000 for District of Columbia public schools, 
including $760,494,000 from local funds, $117,450,000 from 
Federal grant funds, $7,330,000 from other funds, $3,670,000 
from private funds as proposed by the House instead of 
$901,944,000, including $760,494,000 from local funds, 
$130,450,000 from Federal grant funds, $7,330,000 from other 
funds, and $3,670,000 from private funds. In addition, the 
agreement includes $19,000,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act as Federal payments as proposed by the 
House instead of $13,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Teachers Retirement Fund.--The allocation includes 
$9,200,000 for the Teachers Retirement Fund as proposed by the 
House and Senate.
      State Education Office.--The allocation includes 
$43,104,000 for the State Education Office, including 
$10,015,000 from local funds, $32,913,000 from Federal grant 
funds, and $176,000 from other funds as proposed by the House 
instead of $73,104,000, including $10,015,000 from local funds, 
$62,914,000 from Federal grant funds, and $176,000 from other 
funds as proposed by the Senate. In addition, the agreement 
includes $38,600,000 from funds previously appropriated in this 
Act as Federal payments as proposed by the House instead of 
$40,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      District of Columbia Public Charter Schools.--The 
allocation includes $196,802,000 from local funds for District 
of Columbia public charter schools as proposed by both the 
House and Senate.
      University of the District of Columbia.--The allocation 
includes $49,602,000 for the University of the District of 
Columbia as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      District of Columbia Public Libraries.--The allocation 
includes $30,831,000 for District of Columbia public libraries, 
including $28,978,000 from local funds, $1,093,000 from Federal 
grant funds, $651,000 from other funds as proposed by both the 
House and Senate, and $110,000 from private funds as proposed 
by the House.
      Commission on the Arts and Humanities.--The allocation 
includes $4,941,000 for the Commission on the Arts and 
Humanities, including $3,618,000 from local funds, $523,000 
from Federal grant funds, and $800,000 from other funds as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

                         Human Support Services

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $2,533,825,000 for 
human support services, including $1,165,314,000 from local 
funds, $1,331,670,000 from Federal grant funds, $27,441,000 
from other funds, and $9,400,000 from private funds as proposed 
by both the House and Senate. In addition, the agreement 
includes $4,500,000 from funds previously appropriated in this 
Act as Federal payments as proposed by the House instead of 
$5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. These Federal payment 
funds are allocated as follows:
      Department of Mental Health.--$1,250,000 for foster care 
improvements.
      Child and Family Services Agency.--$3,250,000 for foster 
care improvements.

                              Public Works

      The conference agreement includes $331,936,000 for public 
works, including $312,035,000 from local funds, $4,000,000 from 
Federal grant funds, and $15,901,000 from other funds as 
proposed by both the House and Senate. In addition, the 
agreement includes $2,500,000 from funds previously 
appropriated in this Act as Federal payments instead of 
$5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House bill contained 
no similar provision. These Federal payment funds are allocated 
as follows:
      Department of Transportation.--$2,500,000 for 
transportation assistance.

                              Cash Reserve

      The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 from local 
funds for the cumulative cash reserve as proposed by both the 
House and Senate.

                    Repayment of Loans and Interest

      The conference agreement provides $347,700,000 from local 
funds for repayment of loans and interest as proposed by both 
the House and Senate.

              Payment of Interest on Short-Term Borrowing

      The conference agreement provides $4,000,000 from local 
funds for payment on short-term borrowing as proposed by both 
the House and Senate.

                     Certificates of Participation

      The conference agreement provides $11,252,000 from local 
funds for certificates of participation as proposed by both the 
House and Senate.

                       Settlements and Judgments

      The conference agreement provides $20,270,000 from local 
funds for settlements and judgments as proposed by both the 
House and Senate.

                            Wilson Building

      The conference agreement provides $3,633,000 from local 
funds for the Wilson building as proposed by both the House and 
Senate.

                         Workforce Investments

      The conference agreement provides $38,114,000 from local 
funds for workforce investments as proposed by both the House 
and Senate.

                        Non-Departmental Agency

      The conference agreement includes $13,946,000 for the 
Non-Departmental Agency, including $4,000,000 from local funds 
and $9,946,000 from other funds as proposed by both the House 
and Senate.

                  Emergency Planning and Security Fund

      The conference agreement provides $15,000,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act under the heading Federal 
Payment for Emergency Planning and Security costs as proposed 
by both the House and Senate.

                Old Convention Center Demolition Reserve

      The conference agreement provides not to exceed 
$11,000,000 from the general fund balance for the old 
convention center demolition reserve as proposed by the Senate. 
The House had no similar provision.

                    Tax Increment Financing Program

      The conference agreement provides $9,710,000 from local 
funds for a tax increment-financing program as proposed by both 
the House and Senate.

                       Equipment Lease Operating

      The conference agreement provides $23,109,000 for 
equipment lease operating from local funds as proposed by the 
House. The Senate had no similar provision.

                Emergency and Contingency Reserve Funds

      The conference agreement provided such amounts from local 
funds as are necessary to meet the balance requirements for the 
emergency reserve fund and the contingency reserve fund as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

                            Family Literacy

      The conference agreement provides $1,000,000 for the 
Family Literacy Program as proposed by the House. The Senate 
had no similar provision.

                         Pay-as-You-Go Capital

      The conference agreement includes $6,531,000 from local 
funds for pay-as-you-go capital as proposed by both the House 
and Senate. In addition, the conference agreement includes 
language allowing the transfer of funds to other headings in 
this Act as proposed by the Senate. The House had no similar 
provision.

                       Pay-as-You-Go Contingency

      The conference agreement includes $43,137,000 subject to 
the Criteria for Spending Pay-As-You-Go Funding Act as proposed 
by both the House and Senate.

             Revised Revenue Estimate Contingency Priority

      The conference agreement provides that if the Chief 
Financial Officer certifies, through a revised revenue 
estimate, that funds are available from local funds, such funds 
will be expended based on the Contingency for Recordation and 
Transfer Tax Reduction and the Office of Property Management 
and Library Expenditures Act as proposed by both the House and 
Senate.

                       ENTERPRISE AND OTHER FUNDS

                       Water and Sewer Authority

      The conference agreement provides $287,206,000 from other 
funds for the Water and Sewer Authority as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $275,289,000 as proposed by the House. The 
agreement also includes $371,040,000 from other funds for 
construction projects as proposed by both the House and Senate. 
In addition, the agreement includes $4,800,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act as a Federal payment for 
the combined sewer overflow long-term plan, as proposed by the 
House and the Senate.

                          Washington Aqueduct

      The conference agreement includes $47,972,000 from other 
funds for the Washington Aqueduct as proposed by both the House 
and Senate.

              Stormwater Permit Compliance Enterprise Fund

      The conference agreement includes $3,792,000 from other 
funds for the Stormwater Permit Compliance Enterprise Fund as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

              Lottery and Charitable Games Enterprise Fund

      The conference agreement includes $247,000,000 from other 
funds for the Lottery and Charitable Games Enterprise Fund as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

                  Sports and Entertainment Commission

      The conference agreement includes $7,322,000 from local 
funds for the Sports and Entertainment Commission as proposed 
by both the House and Senate.

                 District of Columbia Retirement Board

      The conference agreement includes $15,277,000 for the 
District of Columbia Retirement Board from other funds as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

              Washington Convention Center Enterprise Fund

      The conference agreement includes $77,176,000 from other 
funds for the Washington Convention Center Enterprise Fund as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

              National Capital Revitalization Corporation

      The conference agreement includes $7,850,000 from other 
funds for the National Capital Revitalization Corporation as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

                 University of the District of Columbia

      The conference agreement includes $85,102,000 for the 
University of the District of Columbia as proposed by the House 
and Senate.

                   Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

      The conference agreement includes $180,000,000 for the 
Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund as proposed by the House and 
Senate. The title of the account is agreed to as the 
``Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund'' as proposed by the House 
instead of ``Unemployment Compensation Fund'' as proposed by 
the Senate.

                Other Post Employee Benefits Trust Fund

      The conference agreement includes $953,000 for the Other 
Post Employee Benefits Trust Fund as proposed by the House and 
Senate. The title of the account is agreed to as ``Other Post 
Employee Benefits Trust Fund'' as proposed by the House instead 
of ``District of Columbia Personnel Trust Fund'' as proposed by 
the Senate.

             District of Columbia Public Library Trust Fund

      The conference agreement includes $17,000 for the 
District of Columbia Public Library Trust Fund as proposed by 
the House and Senate. The title of this account is agreed to as 
``District of Columbia Public Library Trust Fund'' as proposed 
by the Senate instead of the abbreviation as proposed by the 
House.

                             CAPITAL OUTLAY

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

      The conference agreement includes $1,087,649,000 for 
capital outlays, including $839,898,000 from local funds, 
$38,542,000 from Highway Trust funds, $37,000,000 from the 
Rights-of-way funds, $172,209,000 from Federal grant funds, and 
a rescission of $361,763,000 from local funds appropriated 
under this heading in prior years as proposed by the House 
instead of $839,897,000 from local funds and $367,763,000 from 
local funds previously appropriated as proposed by the Senate. 
All other amounts were in agreement. In addition, the agreement 
includes from funds previously appropriated in this Act as 
Federal payments, $3,000,000 for the Anacostia Waterfront 
Initiative; $6,000,000 for the Unified Communications Center, 
and $8,000,000 for the Bioterrorism and Forensics Laboratory.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      The conference agreement changes the section numbers and 
makes technical corrections to several provisions.
      The conference agreement excludes a provision as proposed 
by the Senate (Sec. 305) that requires the reporting of 
employee payroll information to various congressional 
committees and the D.C. Council. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
105(a) as proposed by the House, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 305, to prohibit the use of any funds in the Act for 
publicity or propaganda purposes or implementation of any 
policy including boycott designed to support or defeat 
legislation pending before Congress or any State legislature. 
The Senate bill (Sec. 306) proposed the use of local funds for 
this purpose.
      Also in Sec. 305, the conference agreement includes the 
language in Sec. 105(b) as proposed by the House to allow the 
use of local funds to carry out lobbying activities on any 
matter except the promotion or support of any boycott, 
statehood for the District or voting representation in 
Congress. The Senate bill (Sec. 307) proposed the use of local 
funds for these purposes.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
115 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 315, relating to restrictions on the use of official 
vehicles. The Senate bill included a similar provision (Sec. 
317).
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
117 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 317, that prohibits the use of appropriated funds by the 
Corporation Counsel or any other office or entity of the 
District government to provide assistance for any petition 
drive or civil action which seeks to require Congress to 
provide for voting representation in Congress for the District 
of Columbia. The Senate bill (Sec. 319) allowed the use of 
local funds for this purpose.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
118 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 318, to prohibit the use of any funds contained in this 
Act for needle exchange programs. The Senate bill (Sec. 320) 
allowed the use of local funds for such programs.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
125 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 325, to prohibit the transfer of Federal funds in this Act 
without appropriate authority. The Senate bill contained no 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
331 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 329, to repeal certain sections of the District of 
Columbia Official Code to eliminate certain bonding 
requirements for court officers. The House bill (Sec. 136) 
proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
332 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 330, to amend the District of Columbia Official Code to 
allow the D.C. Courts to take advantage of the Federal program 
of discounted airfares. The House bill (Sec. 137) proposed 
similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
129 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 331, that provides for appropriations in this Act to be 
increased by no more than $15,000,000 from unexpended general 
funds and sets forth certain criteria for the use of the funds. 
The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
333 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 332, to amend section 450A of the District of Columbia 
Home Rule Act relating to emergency and contingency reserve 
funds. The House bill (Sec. 130) proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
334 as proposed by the Senate related to re-calculating the 
District's emergency and contingency cashreserve funds, and 
changes the section number to Sec. 333. The House bill (Sec. 131) 
proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
132 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 334, to amend language that authorizes expenses associated 
with the processing of retirement and disability payments. The 
Senate bill (Sec. 335) proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
133 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 335, to clarify that all funds placed within the charter 
school fund are appropriated funds for the purpose. The Senate 
bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
134 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 336, to extend authority of the Chief Financial Officer. 
The Senate bill (Sec. 337) proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
135 as proposed by the House, and changes the section number to 
Sec. 337, to eliminate certain Federal agency reporting 
requirements relating to payments to the District of Columbia 
Water and Sewer Authority. The Senate bill (Sec. 330) proposed 
similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
336 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 338, relating to funding for the operation of the 
Office of the Inspector General. The House bill (Sec. 138) 
proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
338 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 339, that amends language relating to the Federal 
payment for incentives for the adoption of children. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
339 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 340, to allow the Office of Charter School Financing 
and Support to use Federal credit enhancement or direct loan 
funds to provide guarantees for charter schools. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
340 and Sec. 341 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the 
section numbers to Sec. 341 and Sec. 342, to amend the District 
of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 to further support and 
expand charter schools in the District. The language modifies 
the process for filing charter school petitions and encourages 
public schools to convert to charter schools. In addition, the 
language requires that a public school which converts to a 
public charter school may retain the facility which it occupied 
as a public school. The House bill contained no similar 
provisions.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
342 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 343, to clarify the auditing procedures of the District 
of Columbia Public Charter School Board and increase oversight 
and accountability. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement modifies the language in Sec. 
323 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 344 to provide authority for the transfer of certain 
property in the District of Columbia. The House bill contained 
no such provision.
      The conference agreement includes language in Sec. 345 
that changes the amount of Federal funds that may be expended 
for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Dispersal Barrier.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
344 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 346, to establish a biennial evaluation of the District 
of Columbia chartering authorities for the District of Columbia 
public charter schools. The House bill contained no such 
provision.
      The conference agreement includes the language in Sec. 
345 as proposed by the Senate, and changes the section number 
to Sec. 347, to clarify the operations of the Public Charter 
School Board relating to auditing and contracting and 
procurement. The House bill contained no such provision.

                   Conference Total--With Comparisons

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2005 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 2004 amount, the 2005 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 2005 
follow:

                        [In thousands of dollars]

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 2004...        $541,783
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 2005...........................................         560,359
House bill, fiscal year 2005............................         560,000
Senate bill, fiscal year 2005...........................         560,000
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2005..................         560,000
Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      2004..............................................         +18,217
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 2005..................................            -359
    House bill, fiscal year 2005........................              +0
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2005.......................              +0

                                   Rodney Frelinghuysen,
                                   Ernest J. Istook, Jr.,
                                   Randy ``Duke'' Cunningham,
                                   John T. Doolittle,
                                   Dave Weldon,
                                   John Abney Culberson,
                                   Bill Young,
                                   Chaka Fattah,
                                   Ed Pastor,
                                   Robert E. ``Bud'' Cramer, Jr.,
                                   David R. Obey,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Mike DeWine,
                                   Sam Brownback,
                                   Kay Bailey Hutchison,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Mary Landrieu,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.