FY2000 Appropriations - Public Law 106-113

FY2000 Appropriations - Public Law 106-113

Public Law Enacting Russian Leadership Program 2000

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Public Law 106-113
106th Congress

An Act

Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.(NOTE: Nov. 29, 1999 - [H.R. 3194] )

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the several departments, agencies, corporations and other organizational units of the Government for the fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes, namely:
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APPENDIX B--H.R. 3422

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

Funds Appropriated to the President

For expenses necessary to enable the President to carry out the provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and for other purposes, to remain available until September 30, 2000, unless otherwise specified herein, as follows:
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ASSISTANCE FOR THE INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of chapter 11 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the FREEDOM Support Act, for assistance for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and for related programs, $839,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001: Provided, That the provisions of such chapter shall apply to funds appropriated by this paragraph: Provided further, That such sums as may be necessary may be transferred to the Export-Import Bank of the United States for the cost of any financing under the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 for activities for the Independent States: Provided further, That of the funds made available for the Southern Caucasus region, 15 percent should be used for confidence-building measures and other activities in furtherance of the peaceful resolution of the regional conflicts, especially those in the vicinity of Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabagh: Provided further, That of the amounts appropriated under this heading not less than $20,000,000 shall be made available solely for the Russian Far East: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading $10,000,000 shall be made available for salaries and expenses to carry out the Russian Leadership Program enacted on May 21, 1999 (113 Stat. 93 et seq.).

Of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $180,000,000 should be made available for assistance for Ukraine.

Of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than 12.92 percent shall be made available for assistance for Georgia.

Of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than 12.2 percent shall be made available for assistance for Armenia.

Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act shall not apply to--

activities to support democracy or assistance under title V of the FREEDOM Support Act and section 1424 of Public Law 104-201; [[Page 113 STAT. 1501A-73]]

any assistance provided by the Trade and Development Agency under section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2421);

any activity carried out by a member of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service while acting within his or her official capacity;

any insurance, reinsurance, guarantee, or other assistance provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation under title IV of chapter 2 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2191 et seq.);

any financing provided under the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945; or

humanitarian assistance.

Of the funds made available under this heading for nuclear safety activities, not to exceed 9 percent of the funds provided for any single project may be used to pay for management costs incurred by a United States national lab in administering said project.

Not more than 25 percent of the funds appropriated under this heading may be made available for assistance for any country in the region. Activities authorized under title V (nonproliferation and disarmament programs and activities) of the FREEDOM Support Act shall not be counted against the 25 percent limitation.

Of the funds appropriated under title II of this Act not less than $12,000,000 should be made available for assistance for Mongolia of which not less than $6,000,000 should be made available from funds appropriated under this heading: Provided, That funds made available for assistance for Mongolia may be made available in accordance with the purposes and utilizing the authorities provided in chapter 11 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

 

Of the funds appropriated under this heading that are allocated for assistance for the Government of the Russian Federation, 50 percent shall be withheld from obligation until the President determines and certifies in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of the Russian Federation has terminated implementation of arrangements to provide Iran with technical expertise, training, technology, or equipment necessary to develop a nuclear reactor, related nuclear research facilities or programs, or ballistic missile capability.

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to--

assistance to combat infectious diseases and child survival activities; and

activities authorized under title V (Nonproliferation and Disarmament Programs and Activities) of the FREEDOM Support Act.

 

None of the funds appropriated under this heading may be made available for the Government of the Russian Federation, until the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that:

Russian armed and peacekeeping forces deployed in Kosova have not established a separate sector of operational control; and (2) any Russian armed forces deployed in Kosova are operating under NATO unified command and control arrangements.

Of the funds appropriated under this title, not less than $14,700,000 shall be made available for maternal and neo-natal health activities in the independent states of the former Soviet [[Page 113 STAT. 1501A-74]] Union, of which at least 60 percent should be made available for the preventive care and treatment of mothers and infants in Russia.

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TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS
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RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Sec. 585. Section 3011 of the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-31; 113 Stat. 93) is amended-- (1) by striking ``fiscal year 1999'' in subsections (a)(1), (b)(4)(B), (d)(3), and (h)(1)(A) and inserting ``fiscal years 1999 and 2000''; and (2) by striking ``2000'' in subsection (a)(2), (e)(1), and (h)(1)(B) and inserting ``2001''.