D.C. Act 22-423. Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Portion Budget Request Act of 2018.

D.C. Act 22-423. Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Portion Budget Request Act of 2018.

AN ACT

To adopt, as a request to Congress for appropriation and authorization, the federal portion of the budget of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Portion Budget Request Act of 2018".

Note § 1-204.46

Sec. 2. Adoption of the federal portion of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

There is adopted, as a request to Congress for appropriation and authorization, the following federal portion of the budget of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FEDERAL FUNDS APPROPRIATION REQUEST Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts

For salaries and expenses for the District of Columbia Courts, $349,693,000 to be allocated as follows: for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, $14,796,000, of which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, $127,035,000, of which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; for the District of Columbia Court System, $79,112,000, of which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; and $128,750,000, to remain available until September 30, 2020, for capital improvements for District of Columbia courthouse facilities; Provided, That funds made available for capital improvements shall be expended consistent with the District of Columbia Courts master plan study and facilities condition assessment; Provided further, That, in addition to the amounts appropriated herein, fees received by the District of Columbia Courts for administering bar examinations and processing District of Columbia bar admissions may be retained and credited to this appropriation, to remain available until expended, for salaries and expenses associated with such activities, notwithstanding section 450 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (section 1-204.50, D.C. Official Code); 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; Provided further, That 30 days after providing written notice to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the District of Columbia Courts may reallocate not more than $9,000,000 of the funds provided under this heading among the items and entities funded under this heading; Provided further, That the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the District of Columbia may, by regulation, establish a program substantially similar to the program set forth in subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 5, United States Code, for employees of the District of Columbia Courts.

Federal Payment for 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. Official Code, and payments authorized under section 21-2060, D.C. Official Code (relating to services provided under the District of Columbia Guardianship, Protective Proceedings, and Durable Power of Attorney Act of 1986), $49,890,000, to remain available until expended; Provided, That not more than $20,000,000 in unobligated funds provided in this account may be transferred to and merged with funds made available under the heading "Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts," to be available for the same period and purposes as funds made available under that heading for capital improvements to District of Columbia courthouse facilities; Provided further, That funds provided under this heading shall be administered by the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the District of Columbia; Provided further, 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.

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, $40,000,000, 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-of­State 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 the Senate for these funds showing, by object class, the expenditures made, and the purpose therefor.

Federal Payment for School Improvement

For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in the District of Columbia, $45,000,000, to remain available until expended, for payments authorized under the Scholarship for Opportunity and Results Act (division C of Public Law 112-10); Provided, That, to the extent that funds are available for opportunity scholarships and following the priorities included in section 3006 of such Act, the Secretary of Education shall make scholarships available to students eligible under section 3013(3) of such Act, including students who were not offered a scholarship during any previous school year; Provided further, That within funds provided for opportunity scholarships up to $3,200,000 shall be for the activities specified in sections 3007(b) through 3007(d) and 3009 of such Act.

Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

For a Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, $2,300,000, 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 Judicial Commissions

For a Federal payment, to remain available until September 30, 2020, to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, $395,000, and for the Judicial Nomination Commission, $275,000.

Federal Payment for the District of Columbia National Guard

For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia National Guard, $435,000, to remain available until expended for the Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Program.

Federal Payment for Testing and Treatment Of HIV/AIDS

For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia for the testing of individuals for, and the treatment of individuals with, human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in the District of Columbia, $5,000,000.

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

For a Federal payment of 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, $13,000,000, to remain available until expended, for the costs of providing public safety at events related to the presence of the National Capital in the District of Columbia, including support requested by the Director of the United States Secret Service in carrying out protective duties under the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, 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.

Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, $40,000,000, to remain available until expended, to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan.

Sec. 3. Compensation of the Chief Financial Officer.

(a) Section 424(b)(2)(E) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 142; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.24b(b)(5)), is amended to read as follows:

"(E) PAY.—The Chief Financial Officer shall be paid at a rate such that the total amount of compensation paid during any calendar year is not less than the total pay that is applicable during the year under section 5307 of title 5, United States Code, to an employee described in section 5307(d) of such title.".

(b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall apply with respect to pay periods beginning on or after the date of its enactment.

Sec. 4. Public-private partnership contracts.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during Fiscal Year 2019 and any subsequent fiscal year, the District of Columbia may expend funds, certified as available by the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia, as necessary to pay termination costs of multiyear contracts entered into by the District of Columbia to design, construct, improve, maintain, operate, manage or finance infrastructure projects procured pursuant to the Public-Private Partnership Act of 2014, effective March 11, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-228, D.C. Official Code § 2-271.01 et seq.), and such termination costs may be paid from appropriations available for the performance of the contract or the payment of termination costs or from other appropriations then available for any other purpose, not including the Emergency Reserve or Contingency Reserve Funds (D. C. Official Code § 1-204.50a), which, once allocated to these costs, shall be deemed appropriated for the purposes of termination costs of the contract and shall retain appropriations authority and remain available until expended.

Sec. 5. Contingency cash.

(a) No funds in excess of $500,000 shall be obligated or expended from the Contingency Cash Reserve Fund established by section 450A(b) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved November 22, 2000 (114 Stat. 2440; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.50a(b)), unless such expenditures have been approved by the Council by resolution.

(b) The Contingency Cash Reserve Transparency Amendment Act of 2008, enacted on January 29, 2008 (D.C. Act 17-278; 55 DCR 1530), is enacted into law.

Sec. 6. Notwithstanding any other law, the following sales shall be subject to the sales and use taxes of the District of Columbia:

(1) Sales at gift shops, souvenir shops, kiosks, convenience stores, food shops, cafeterias, restaurants, and similar establishments in federal buildings, including memorials and museums, in the District of Columbia that make sales to:

(A) The general public, if operated by the federal government, an agent of the federal government, or a contractor; and

(B) Other than the general public, if operated by an agent of the federal government or a contractor; and

(2) Sales of goods and services by a government-sponsored enterprise or corporation, institution, or organization established by federal statute or regulation ("federal enterprise or organization"), including the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, National Building Museum, Federal National Mortgage Association, and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, if the federal enterprise or organization is otherwise exempt from such taxation, to the extent such sales otherwise would be subject to the sales and use taxes of the District of Columbia if the federal enterprise or organization were organized as a nonprofit corporation established pursuant to Chapter 4 of Title 29 of the District of Columbia Official Code, and exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3)).

Sec. 7. Federal portion of the budget.

The federal funds for which appropriation by Congress is requested by this act constitute the federal portion of the Fiscal Year 2019 annual budget for the District of Columbia government under section 446(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 801; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.46(a)).

Sec. 8. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 9. Effective date.

This act shall take effect as provided in section 446 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 801; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.46).