Text: H.R.2019 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

04/03/2014 Became Public Law No: 113-94

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        H.R.2019

                     One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday,
           the third day of January, two thousand and fourteen


                                 An Act


 
   To eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and 
reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative 
   through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of 
                     Health, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Gabriella Miller Kids First Research 
Act''.
SEC. 2. TERMINATION OF TAXPAYER FINANCING OF POLITICAL PARTY 
CONVENTIONS; USE OF FUNDS FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH INITIATIVE.
    (a) Termination of Payments for Conventions; Use of Funds for 
Pediatric Research.--Section 9008 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(i) Termination of Payments for Conventions; Use of Amounts for 
Pediatric Research Initiative.--Effective on the date of the enactment 
of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act--
        ``(1) the entitlement of any major party or minor party to a 
    payment under this section shall terminate; and
        ``(2) all amounts in each account maintained for the national 
    committee of a major party or minor party under this section shall 
    be transferred to a fund in the Treasury to be known as the `10-
    Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund', which shall be available 
    only for the purpose provided in section 402A(a)(2) of the Public 
    Health Service Act, and only to the extent and in such amounts as 
    are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.''.
    (b) Continuation of Priority of Payments From Accounts Over 
Payments to Candidates.--
        (1) Availability of payments to candidates.--The third sentence 
    of section 9006(c) of such Code is amended by striking ``section 
    9008(b)(3),'' and inserting ``section 9008(i)(2),''.
        (2) Availability of payments from presidential primary matching 
    payment account.--The second sentence of section 9037(a) of such 
    Code is amended by striking ``section 9008(b)(3)'' and inserting 
    ``section 9008(i)(2)''.
    (c) Conforming Amendments.--
        (1) Elimination of reports by federal election commission.--
    Section 9009(a) of such Code is amended--
            (A) by adding ``and'' at the end of paragraph (2);
            (B) by striking the semicolon at the end of paragraph (3) 
        and inserting a period; and
            (C) by striking paragraphs (4), (5), and (6).
        (2) Elimination of penalties.--Section 9012 of such Code is 
    amended--
            (A) in subsection (a)(1), by striking the second sentence;
            (B) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (2) and 
        redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);
            (C) in subsection (e)(1), by striking the second sentence; 
        and
            (D) in subsection (e)(3), by striking ``, or in connection 
        with any expense incurred by the national committee of a major 
        party or minor party with respect to a presidential nominating 
        convention''.
SEC. 3. 10-YEAR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH INITIATIVE.
    (a) Allocation of NIH Funds in Common Fund for Pediatric 
Research.--Paragraph (7) of section 402(b) of the Public Health Service 
Act (42 U.S.C. 282(b)) is amended to read as follows:
        ``(7)(A) shall, through the Division of Program Coordination, 
    Planning, and Strategic Initiatives--
            ``(i) identify research that represents important areas of 
        emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health 
        challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis and 
        would benefit from conducting or supporting additional research 
        that involves collaboration between 2 or more national research 
        institutes or national centers, or would otherwise benefit from 
        strategic coordination and planning;
            ``(ii) include information on such research in reports 
        under section 403; and
            ``(iii) in the case of such research supported with funds 
        referred to in subparagraph (B)--
                ``(I) require as appropriate that proposals include 
            milestones and goals for the research;
                ``(II) require that the proposals include timeframes 
            for funding of the research; and
                ``(III) ensure appropriate consideration of proposals 
            for which the principal investigator is an individual who 
            has not previously served as the principal investigator of 
            research conducted or supported by the National Institutes 
            of Health;
        ``(B)(i) may, with respect to funds reserved under section 
    402A(c)(1) for the Common Fund, allocate such funds to the national 
    research institutes and national centers for conducting and 
    supporting research that is identified under subparagraph (A); and
        ``(ii) shall, with respect to funds appropriated to the Common 
    Fund pursuant to section 402A(a)(2), allocate such funds to the 
    national research institutes and national centers for making grants 
    for pediatric research that is identified under subparagraph (A); 
    and
        ``(C) may assign additional functions to the Division in 
    support of responsibilities identified in subparagraph (A), as 
    determined appropriate by the Director;''.
    (b) Funding for 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative.--Section 
402A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282a) is amended--
        (1) in subsection (a)--
            (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (3) as 
        subparagraphs (A) through (C), respectively, and moving the 
        indentation of each such subparagraph 2 ems to the right;
            (B) by striking ``For purposes of carrying out this title'' 
        and inserting the following:
        ``(1) This title.--For purposes of carrying out this title''; 
    and
            (C) by adding at the end the following:
        ``(2) Funding for 10-year pediatric research initiative through 
    common fund.--For the purpose of carrying out section 
    402(b)(7)(B)(ii), there is authorized to be appropriated to the 
    Common Fund, out of the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund 
    described in section 9008 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and 
    in addition to amounts otherwise made available under paragraph (1) 
    of this subsection and reserved under subsection (c)(1)(B)(i) of 
    this section, $12,600,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
    2023.''; and
        (2) in subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(1)(D), and (d), by striking 
    ``subsection (a)'' each place it appears and inserting ``subsection 
    (a)(1)''.
    (c) Supplement, Not Supplant; Prohibition Against Transfer.--Funds 
appropriated pursuant to section 402A(a)(2) of the Public Health 
Service Act, as added by subsection (b)--
        (1) shall be used to supplement, not supplant, the funds 
    otherwise allocated by the National Institutes of Health for 
    pediatric research; and
        (2) notwithstanding any transfer authority in any appropriation 
    Act, shall not be used for any purpose other than allocating funds 
    for making grants as described in section 402(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the 
    Public Health Service Act, as added by subsection (a).

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.