Description: TO PASS H.R. 8061, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING 9/30/80. (MOTION PASSED)
Bill summary: (Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 96-1477)
District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1981 - Makes appropriations for the Federal payment and loans for capital outlay to the District of Columbia for fiscal year 1981. Makes appropriations for the Federal contribution to the Police Officers and Fire Fighters', Teachers', and Judges' Retirement Funds, and for reimbursement for necessary expenses incurred in connection with inauguration activities, and with demonstration
Appropriates amounts out of the general fund for the District of Columbia for the following: (1) governmental direction and support, with limitations on expenditures for official purposes by the Mayor and the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia; (2) economic development and regulation; (3) public safety and justice; (4) the public education system; (5) human support services; (6) transportation services and assistance; (7) environmental services and supply; (8) repayment of inaugural expenses; (9) demonstration expenses; (10) establishment of a water and sewer enterprise fund; and (11) capital outlay.
Limits the expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
Requires that vouchers for expenditures be audited before payment by the designated certifying official, and that such vouchers be paid by checks issued by the designated disbursing official. Specifies that amounts appropriated for particular purposes shall be considered the maximum amounts which may be expended. Sets forth limitations on mileage allowances for privately owned vehicles used for the performance of official duties. Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act for regulations or orders requiring the installation of meters in taxicabs. Appropriates from the District's applicable fund such sums as may be necessary for the payment of judgments against the District. Makes appropriations available for the payment of public assistance.
Prohibits any part of any appropriation contained in this Act from being available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless expressly so provided. Limits the use of funds for compensation of overtime and temporary positions and for authorized travel and per diem costs outside the District, Maryland, Virginia.
Sets forth limitations on the number of employees for the District of Columbia. Prohibits the use of funds for educational purposes for partisan political activities.
Requires the District to submit the fiscal year 1982 budget requests to Congress not later than February 1, 1981.
Appropriates from applicable funds of the District such sums as may be necessary for payments authorized by the District of Columbia Revenue Recovery Act of 1977.
Prohibits the use of funds contained in this Act to pay the salary of any employee of the government of the District of Columbia whose name and salary are not available for public inspection.
Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for publicity of propaganda purposes designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the Congress or any State legislature.
Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to perform abortions except: (1) where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term; or (2) for the medical procedures necessary for the victims of rape or incest, when such rape or incest has been promptly reported to a law enforcement agency or public health service. Allows the use of funds to pay for drugs or devices to prevent implantation of the fertilized ovum or for medical procedures necessary for the termination of an ectopic pregnancy.
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Bill titles: A bill making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981, and for other purposes.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 135, p. 8191;
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