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Taken from House Report 108-792 FY 2005 Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations bill Conference Report…

TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

(INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

The conference agreement includes the following General Provisions:

Sec 601. The conference agreement includes section 601 regarding the use of appropriations for publicity and propaganda purposes.

Sec. 602. The conference agreement includes section 602 regarding the availability of appropriations for obligation beyond the current fiscal year.

Sec. 603. The conference agreement includes section 603 regarding the use of funds for consulting purposes.

Sec. 604. The conference agreement includes section 604 providing that should any provision of the Act be held to be invalid, the remainder of the Act would not be affected.

Sec. 605. The conference agreement includes section 605 regarding the policy by which funding available to the agencies funded under this Act may be reprogrammed for other purposes.

Sec. 606. The conference agreement includes section 606 regarding the construction, repair, or modification of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessels in overseas shipyards.

Sec. 607. The conference agreement includes section 607 prohibiting funds in the bill from being used to implement, administer, or enforce any guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) similar to proposed guidelines covering harassment based on religion published by the EEOC in October 1993.

Sec. 608. The conference agreement includes section 608 regarding the purchase of American made products.

Sec. 609. The conference agreement includes section 609 prohibiting the use of funds for any United Nations peacekeeping mission that involves U.S. Armed Forces under the command or operational control of a foreign national unless the President certifies that the involvement is in the national security interest.

Sec. 610. The conference agreement includes section 610 that requires agencies to provide quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations regarding unobligated balances.

Sec. 611. The conference agreement includes section 611 that prohibits use of funds to expand the U.S. diplomatic presence in Vietnam beyond the level in effect July 11, 1995, unless the President makes a certification that several conditions have been met regarding Vietnam's cooperation with the United States on POW/MIA issues.

Sec. 612. The conference agreement includes section 612 requiring agencies and departments funded in this Act to absorb any necessary costs related to downsizing or consolidation within the amounts provided to the agency or department.

Sec. 613. The conference agreement includes section 613 regarding the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products.

Sec. 614. The conference agreement includes section 614 extending the prohibition on the use of funds to issue a visa to any alien involved in extrajudicial and political killings in Haiti, including exemption and reporting requirements.

Sec. 615. The conference agreement includes section 615 that prohibits a user fee from being charged for background checks conducted pursuant to the Brady Handgun Control Act of 1993, and prohibits implementation of a background check system which does not require or result in destruction of certain information.

Sec. 616. The conference agreement includes section 616 regarding amounts available under the Crime Victims Fund.

Sec. 617. The conference agreement includes section 617 prohibiting the use of Department of Justice funds for programs that discriminate against, denigrate, or otherwise undermine the religious beliefs of students participating in such programs.

Sec. 618. The conference agreement includes section 618 prohibiting the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of State to process visas for citizens of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has determined deny or delay accepting the return of deported citizens.

Sec. 619. The conference agreement includes section 619 providing additional amounts for the Small Business Administration.

Sec. 620. The conference agreement includes section 620 regarding the Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Program.

Sec. 621. The conference agreement includes section 621 regarding transfers of funds.

Sec. 622. The conference agreement includes section 622 regarding the implementation of telecommuting programs.

Sec. 623. The conference agreement includes section 623 regarding the negotiation or reevaluation of international agreements.

Sec. 624. The conference agreement includes section 624 regarding firearms tracing studies.

Sec. 625. The conference agreement includes section 625 regarding international child abduction.

Sec. 626. The conference agreement includes section 626 regarding patents.

Sec. 627. The conference agreement includes section 627 regarding the United Nations.

Sec. 628. The conference agreement includes section 628 that requires the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of State to jointly submit a report.

Sec. 629. The conference agreement includes section 629 regarding Capital Security Cost Sharing.

Sec. 630. The conference agreement includes section 630 regarding Capital Security Cost Sharing.

Sec. 631. The conference agreement includes section 631 requiring that the Secretary of State make a determination on recent events and support the investigation and prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Darfur Region of Sudan.

Sec. 632. The conference agreement includes section 632 that prohibits the use of funds to support or justify the use of torture.

Sec. 633. The conference agreement includes section 633 that addresses the Drug Enforcement Administration's diversion control program.

Sec. 634. The conference agreement includes section 634 prohibiting the use of funds to change rules governing the Universal Service Fund.

Sec. 635. The conference agreement includes section 635 concerning certain unobligated balances.

Sec. 636. The conference agreement includes section 636 regarding the National Veterans Business Development Corporation.

Sec. 637. The conference agreement includes section 637 regarding Capital Security Cost Sharing.

Sec. 638. The conference agreement includes section 638 regarding Federal Communications Commission properties.

Sec. 639. The conference agreement includes section 639 prohibiting certain uses of funds.

Sec. 640. The conference agreement includes section 640 regarding amounts provided in this Act.