Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/780

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108 STAT. 3414 PUBLIC LAW 103-356—OCT. 13, 1994 Appropriations (c) FUNDING.— (1) There are authorized to be appropriated to authorization. ^j^g franchise fund of each agency designated under subsection (a) such funds as are necessary to carry out the purposes of the fund, to remain available until expended. To the extent that unexpended balances remain available in other accounts for the purposes to be carried out by the fund, the head of the agency may transfer such balances to the fund. (2) Fees for services shall be established by the head of the agency at a level to cover the total estimated costs of providing such services. Such fees shall be deposited in the agencys fund to remain available until expended, and may be used to carry out the purposes of the fund. (3) Existing inventories, including inventories on order, equipment, and other assets or liabilities pertaining to the purposes of the fund may be transferred to the fund. (d) REPORT ON PILOT PROGRAMS.— Within 6 months after the end of fiscal year 1997, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall forward a report on the results of the pilot programs to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Government Operations of the House of Representatives. The report shall contain the financial and program performance results of the pilot programs, including recommendations for— (1) the structure of the fund; (2) the composition of the funding mechanism; (3) the capacity of the fund to promote competition; and (4) the desirability of extending the application and implementation of franchise funds to other Federal agencies. (e) PROCUREMENT. — Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving any agency of any duty under applicable procurement laws. (0 TERMINATION. —The provisions of this section shall expire on October 1, 1999. 31 USC 501 note. SEC. 404. SIMPLIFICATION OF MANAGEMENT REPORTING PROCESS. (a) IN GENERAL.— To improve the efficiency of executive branch performance in implementing statutory requirements for financial management reporting to the Congress and its committees, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may adjust the frequency and due dates of or consolidate any statutorily required reports of agencies to the Office of Management and Budget or the President and of agencies or the Office of Management and Budget to the Congress under any laws for which the Office of Management and Budget has financial management responsibility, including— (1) chapters 5, 9, 11, 33, 35, 37, 39, 75, and 91 of title 31, United States Code; (2) the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note; Public Law 101-410; 104 Stat. 890). (b) APPLICATION.— The authority provided in subsection (a) shall apply only to reports of agencies to the Office of Management and Budget or the President and of agencies or the Office of Management and Budget to the Congress required by statute to be submitted between January 1, 1995, and September 30, 1997.