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114 STAT. 2330 PUBLIC LAW 106-505—NOV. 13, 2000 physiology, pathophysiology or disease, or epidemiologic or behavioral studies, outcomes research or hesdth services research, or developing new technologies, therapeutic interventions, or clinical trials.. Deadline. SEC. 207. OVERSIGHT BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. note. Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Congress a reporting describing the extent to which the National Institutes of Health has complied with the amendments made by this title. TITLE III—RESEARCH LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE Twenty-First Century Research Laboratories Act. 42 USC 201 note. SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Twenty-First Century Research Laboratories Act". 42 USC 287a-2 SEC. 302. FINDINGS, note. Congress finds that— (1) the National Institutes of Health is the principal source of Federal funding for medical research at universities and other research institutions in the United States; (2) the National Institutes of Health has received a substantial increase in research funding from Congress for the purpose of expanding the national investment of the United States in behavioral and biomedical research; (3) the infrastructure of our research institutions is central to the continued leadership of the United States in medical research; (4) as Congress increases the investment in cutting-edge basic and clinical research, it is critical that Congress also examine the current quality of the laboratories and buildings where research is being conducted, as well as the quality of laboratory equipment used in research; (5) many of the research facilities and laboratories in the United States are outdated and inadequate; (6) the National Science Foundation found, in a 1998 report on the status of biomedical research facilities, that over 60 percent of research-performing institutions indicated that they had an inadequate amount of medical research space; (7) the National Science Foundation reports that academic institutions have deferred nearly $11,000,000,000 in renovation and construction projects because of a lack of funds; and (8) future increases in Federal funding for the National Institutes of Health must include increased support for the renovation and construction of extramural research facilities in the United States and the purchase of state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation. SEC. 303. BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH FACILITIES. Section 481A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 287a- 2 et seq.) is amended to read as follows: " SEC. 481A. BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH FACILITIES. "(a) MODERNIZATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES.—