Description: TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 15193, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Bill summary: (Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 94-1500)
District of Columbia Appropriation Act - =Title I: District of Columbia= - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1977 for the Federal payment to the District of Columbia as authorized by the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act. Appropriates additional funds for loans to the District of Columbia pursuant to such Act.
Appropriates designated amounts out of the general fund of the District of Columbia for
fiscal year 1976 and the transitional quarter for the following categories of uses: (1) general operating expenses; (2) public safety; (3) education; (4) recreation; (5) human resources; (6) transportation; (7) environmental services; (8) personal services; (9) settlement of claims and suits; (10) repayment of loans and interest; and (11) capital outlay.
Sets limits on the amount of funds appropriated by the Act which may be made available for travel expenses.
Prohibits the use of appropriated funds in connection with the preparation or enforcement of any regulation or order of the Public Service Commission requiring installation of meters in taxicabs, or in connection with the licensing of any vehicle to be operated as a taxicab except for operation in accordance with a system of uniform zones and rates.
Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to pay for electricity for street lighting at a rate exceeding two cents per kilowatt-hour.
Makes funds available for public assistance without reference to provisions in the District of Columbia Code requiring that each person receiving such assistance receive an amount not less than that determined by the District of Columbia Council to be necessary to meet such individual's minimum needs.
Limits the percentage of funds appropriated for personnel compensation which may be used to pay the cost of overtime or temporary positions.
Prohibits the use of funds to compensate any District of Columbia employee: (1) who is appointed as a full-time employee to a permanent position when the total number of such employees exceeds 35, 145; or (2) who is appointed as a temporary or part-time employee during any month in which the number of such employees exceeds the number of such employees for the same month in the preceding year.
=Title II: Department of Transportation= - Stipulates that the funds provided for the Coast Guard's Pollution Fund shall become available immediately upon enactment of this Act.
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Bill titles: An Act 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, 1977, and for other purposes.; 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, 1977.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 122-143, p. S16271;
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