Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 115 Part 1.djvu/577

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PUBLIC LAW 107-67—NOV. 12, 2001 115 STAT. 555 "§ 4507a. Awarding of ranks to other senior career employees "(a) For the purpose of this section, the term 'senior career employee' means an individual appointed to a position classified above GS-15 and paid under section 5376 who is not serving— "(1) under a time-limited appointment; or "(2) in a position that is excepted from the competitive service because of its confidential or policy-making character. "(b) Each agency employing senior career employees shall submit annually to the Office of Personnel Management recommendations of senior career employees in the agency to be awarded the rank of Meritorious Senior Professional or Distinguished Senior Professional, which may be awarded by the President for sustained accomplishment or sustained extraordinary accomplishment, respectively. "(c) The recommendations shall be made, reviewed, and awarded under the same terms and conditions (to the extent determined by the Office of Personnel Management) that apply to rank awards for members of the Senior Executive Service under section 4507. ". (b) REGULATIONS. —Section 4506 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking "the agency awards program" and inserting "the awards programs". (c) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for chapter 45 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 4507 the following: "4507a. Awarding of ranks to other senior career employees.". (d) The amendments made by this section shall take effect for awards granted in 2003. SEC. 642. Section 640(c) of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2000 (Public Law 106-58; 2 U.S.C. 437g note) is amended by striking "violations occurring between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2001" and inserting "violations that relate to reporting periods that begin on or after January 1, 2000, and that end on or before December 31, 2003". SEC. 643. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to enter into or renew a contract which includes a provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive coverage. (b) Nothing in this section shall apply to a contract with— (1) any of the following religious plans: (A) Personal Care's HMO; and (B) OSF Health Plans, Inc.; and (2) any existing or future plan, if the carrier for the plan objects to such coverage on the basis of religious beliefs. (c) In implementing this section, any plan that enters into or renews a contract under this section may not subject any individual to discrimination on the basis that the individual refuses to prescribe or otherwise provide for contraceptives because such activities would be contrary to the individual's religious beliefs or moral convictions. (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require coverage of abortion or abortion-related services. SEC. 644. The Congress of the United States recognizes the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as the official antidoping agency for Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic sport in the United States. Effective date. 5 USC 4506 note. Abortion. 89-194O -03 -19 QL3 Part1