Mr. LEAHY proposed an amendment to amendment No. 1199, proposed by Mr. Dole, to the bill, S. 735, supra; as follows:
On page 160, after line 19, insert the following:
SEC. 1001. TITLE.
This title may be cited as the `Victims of Terrorism Act of 1995'.
SEC. 1002. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AND COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS OF TERRORISM.
The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 1404A the following new section:
`SEC. 1404B. COMPENSATION AND ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF TERRORISM OR MASS VIOLENCE.
`(a) Victims of Acts of Terrorism Outside the United States.--The Director may make supplemental grants to States to provide compensation and assistance to the residents of such States who, while outside the territorial boundaries of the United States, are victims of a terrorist act or mass violence and are not persons eligible for compensation under title VIII of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986.
`(b) Victims of Domestic Terrorism.--The Director may make supplemental grants to States for eligible crime victim compensation and assistance programs to provide emergency relief, including crisis response efforts, assistance, training, and technical assistance, for the benefit of victims of terrorist acts or mass violence occurring within the United States and may provide funding to United States Attorney's Offices for use in coordination with State victims compensation and assistance effort in providing emergency relief.'.
SEC. 1003. FUNDING OF COMPENSATION AND ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF TERRORISM, MASS VIOLENCE, AND CRIME.
Section 1402(d)(4) of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601(d)(4)) is amended to read as follows:
`(4)(A) If the sums available in the Fund are sufficient to fully provide grants to the States pursuant to section 1403(a)(1), the Director may retain any portion of the Fund that was deposited during a fiscal year that was in excess of 110 percent of the total amount deposited in the Fund during the preceding fiscal year as an emergency reserve. Such reserve shall not exceed $50,000,000.
`(B) The emergency reserve may be used for supplemental grants under section 1404B and to supplement the funds available to provide grants to States for compensation and assistance in accordance with sections 1403 and 1404 in years in which supplemental grants are needed.'.
SEC. 1004. CRIME VICTIMS FUND AMENDMENTS.
(a) Unobligated Funds.--Section 1402 of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601) is amended--
(1) in subsection (c), by striking `subsection' and inserting `chapter'; and
(2) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
`(e) Amounts Awarded and Unspent.--Any amount awarded as part of a grant under this chapter that remains unspent at the end of a fiscal year in which the grant is made may be expended for the purpose for which the grant is made at any time during the 2 succeeding fiscal years, at the end of which period, any remaining unobligated sums shall be returned to the Fund.'.
(b) Base Amount.--Section 1404(a)(5) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 10603(a)(5)) is amended to read as follows:
`(5) As used in this subsection, the term `base amount' means--
`(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), $500,000; and
`(B) for the territories of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Palau, $200,000.'.