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General provisions from The Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-74) enacted on December 23, 2011 for all awards funded with FY12 appropriations issued on or after December 23, 2011

Cap on Researcher Salaries — None of the funds appropriated in this program shall be used to pay the salary of an individual, through a grant, cooperative agreement or other extramural mechanism, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II (capped at $179,700).

Gun Control Prohibition — None of the funds appropriated in this program may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.

Needle Exchange — Notwithstanding any other provision of the Act, no funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to carry out a program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.

Publicity and Propaganda [Lobbying] — Sec. 503

  1. No part of any appropriation contained in this act or transferred pursuant to section 4002 of Public Law 111-148 shall be used, other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, electronic communication, radio, television, or video presentation designed to support or defeat the enactment of legislation before Congress or any State or local legislature or legislative body, except in presentation of the Congress or any State or local legislature itself, or designed to support or defeat any proposed or pending regulation, administrative action, or order issued by the executive branch of any State or local government itself.
  2. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act or transferred pursuant to section 4002 of Public Law 111-148 shall be used to pay the salary or expenses of any grant or contract recipient, or agent acting for such recipient, related to any activity designed to influence the enactment of legislation, appropriations, regulation, administrative action, or Executive order proposed or pending before the Congress or any State government, State legislature or local legislature or legislative body, other than normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships or participation by an agency or officer of a State, local or tribal government in policymaking and administrative processes within the executive branch of that government.
  3. The prohibitions in subsections (a) and (b) shall include any activity to advocate or promote any proposed, pending, or future requirement or restriction on any legal consumer product, including its sale or marketing, including but not limited to the advocacy or promotion of gun control.



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