S.3209 - Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
Summary: S.3209 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)
Introduced in Senate (10/16/1990)
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 - Title I: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry - Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 1990 - Provides for acreage reduction programs for the 1991 through 1995 crops of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, and rice, and deficiency payments for the same commodities starting with the 1992 crops. Sets forth the price supports for the 1991 through 1995 crops of oilseeds. Establishes 1991 through 1995 authorization levels for Rural Electrification Administration and Farmers Home Administration loans.
Title II: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - Subtitle A: Federal Deposit Insurance Premiums - FDIC Premium Act of 1990 - Amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to assessment rates and reserve ratios.
Subtitle B: FHA Mortgage Insurance - Amends the National Housing Act with respect to reverse mortgage insurance, actuarial soundness for the mutual mortgage insurance fund, and risk-based periodic mortgage insurance premiums.
Subtitle C: Mortgage Assignments - Amends the National Housing Act with respect to mortgage assignments.
Subtitle D: Crime and Flood Insurance Programs - Amends the National Housing Act to extend the crime insurance program through FY 1995 and the National Flood Insurance Act to extend its programs through FY 1995.
Title III: Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Subtitle A: User Fees - Amends specified Federal law with respect to Coast Guard, railroad safety, U.S. Travel and Tourism Facilitation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration user fees.
Subtitle B: Airport Capacity - Airport Capacity Act of 1990 - Amends the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 to extend the authorization of appropriations through FY 1992 for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operations.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to develop a National Aviation Noise Policy.
Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to authorize the Secretary to establish by regulation a program for the imposition of approved passenger facility charges by any airport proprietor to finance eligible projects.
Authorizes the Administrator of the FAA to make grants to nonprofit institutions of higher learning to establish university air transportation centers in each of the ten Federal regions.
Directs the Secretary to develop a system of manned auxiliary flight service stations.
Provides for the conversion of former military air bases to civil use.
Provides for employee protections in the event of airline mergers.
Transfers certain aviation safety functions from the Secretary to the FAA Administrator.
Title IV: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources - Subtitle A: Tongass Timber Reform Act - Amends the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act with respect to protection of the Tongass National Forest and its resources.
Subtitle B: Uranium Enrichment Act of 1990 - Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to create the United States Enrichment Corporation, with a Corporate Board appointed by the President, to acquire, market, and sell enriched uranium.
Establishes a Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Corporate Fund and a Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Base Fund. Requires: (1) deposit in the Base Fund of certain fees collected from civilian nuclear power reactor licensees; and (2) payment from the Base Fund into the Corporate Fund of amounts necessary to cover the costs of decontaminating and decommissioning uranium enrichment facilities of the Corporation.
Subtitle C: Uranium Security and Tailings Reclamation Act of 1989 - Directs the United States Enrichment Corporation to establish a voluntary overfeeding program for its enrichment services customers, encouraging them to supply uranium which the Corporation shall use in the enrichment process in excess of the amount of power required to produce the enriched uranium the customer ordered.
Establishes the National Strategic Uranium Reserve, consisting of stockpiles or inventories of natural uranium currently held by the United States for defense purposes. Restricts use of the Reserve to military purposes and Government research.
Declares that the costs of decontamination, decommissioning, reclamation, and other remedial action at an active uranium or thorium processing site shall be borne by licensees for any activity resulting in production of byproduct material. Provides for Federal reimbursement of a licensee only for costs attributable to tailings generated as an incident of sales to the United States. Authorizes appropriations.
Title V: Committee on Environment and Public Works - Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to assess and collect fees and charges for services and activities in specified amounts through FY 1995.
Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Flood Control Act of 1968 to require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and authorize the Secretary of the Army, respectively, to assess and collect user fees and annual charges for specified activities.
Title VI: Non-Revenue Provisions of the Committee on Finance - Subtitle A: Income Security - Amends the Social Security Act with respect to child support enforcement, supplemental security income, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, child welfare and foster care, child care, and old-age, survivors, and disability insurance.
Subtitle B: Medicare - Amends the Social Security Act with respect to Medicare payments for hospital services, physician services, other items and services, premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance.
Subtitle C: Medicaid - Amends the Social Security Act with respect to Medicaid payments for prescription drugs, purchase of private insurance, low-income elderly, child health, home and community-based services, nursing home reform, and other specified items.
Subtitle D: Trade Provisions - Amends the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 to extend the effective period of and adjust customs user fees.
Makes technical amendments to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
Subtitle E: Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation Premiums - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to increase the rates of basic and additional premiums with respect to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.
Subtitle F: Child Care and Development Block Grant - Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 to add a new subchapter, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make block grants to States for programs of child care and development. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1991 through 1995.
Title VII: Committee on Finance Revenue Provisions - Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code with respect to: (1) a one-year extension of specified tax provisions; (2) energy and small business tax incentives; (3) the earned income tax credit; (4) specified excise taxes; (5) treatment of insurance company reserves; (6) certain compliance provisions; (7) treatment of reversions of qualified plan assets to employers; (8) transfers to retiree health accounts; (9) corporate taxation; (10) employment tax; (11) specified income tax deductions; and (12) specified user fees.
Title VIII: Committee on Governmental Affairs - Civil Service and Postal Service Programs - Amends Federal law with respect to civil service employee annuities and U.S. Postal Service employee and annuitant health benefits.
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990 - Amends Federal law to revise the procedures for verification of information produced by Federal computer matching programs.
Applies certain Medicare limits to Federal employee health benefits enrollees age 65 or older.
Portability of Benefits for Nonappropriated Fund Employees Act of 1990 - Amends Federal law to authorize the portability of benefits for employees of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities of the Department of Defense and Coast Guard when such employees convert to the civil service system.
Sets forth hospitalization-cost-containment measures with respect to Federal employee health benefits.
Title IX: Committee on the Judiciary - Sets forth a surcharge on all Patent and Trademark Office user fees for FY 1991 through 1995.
Title X: Labor - Labor Reconciliation Act of 1990 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 with respect to student loan programs.
Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with respect to money penalties for violations of such Act.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code with respect to: (1) treatment of reversions of qualified plan assets to employers; and (2) transfer of excess pension assets to retiree health accounts.
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 with respect to: (1) transfers of excess pension assets to retiree health accounts; and (2) an increase in basic premium rates.
Title XI: Veterans - Amends Federal law with respect to veterans': (1) disability compensation and pension benefits; (2) health care; (3) education and vocational assistance; (4) home loan guaranties; (5) burial benefits and grave markers; and (6) other specified matters.