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levels under current law, under the authority and conditions provided in the applicable appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002, to be continued through the date specified in section 107(c): Provided, That notwithstanding section 107, funds shall be available and obligations for mandatory payments due on or about November 1, and December 1, 2002, may continue to be made.

“SEC. 121. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, the annual rate of operations for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Salaries and Expenses Account shall not exceed $71,960,000 and shall include the cost of lease of office space for the CFTC's New York regional office at an annual rate not to exceed $1,949,000.

"SEC. 122. In addition to funds made available in section 101, the Department of Justice may transfer to the Immigration User Fee Account established by section 286(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(h)) such sums as may be necessary

unobligated balances from funds appropriated to the Immigration and Naturalization Service by Public Law 107–77 and division B of Public Law 107–117, at a rate not to exceed $90,000,000 for the first quarter, through the date specified in section 107(c): Provided, That the sums transferred under this section shall be Deadline. reimbursed from the Immigration User Fee Account by not later than April 1, 2003.

"SEC. 123. Notwithstanding section 105(a)(2), in addition to amounts made available in section 101, and subject to sections 107(c) and 108, for purposes of calculating the rate of operations of General Legal Activities (GLA) in the Department of Justice, $7,300,000 available during fiscal year 2002 from the Executive Office of the President shall be credited to GLA for purposes of administering the Victims Compensation Program.

“SEC. 124. Activities authorized by the Parole Commission and Reorganization Act, P.L. 94-233, as amended, may continue through the date specified in section 107(c).

"SEC. 125. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, in addition to amounts made available in section 101, and subject to sections 107(c) and 108, such funds, from fee collections in fiscal year 2003, shall be available for the Securities and Exchange Commission to continue implementation of section 8 of Public Law 107–123.

“SEC. 126. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, except section 107, the District of Columbia may expend local funds at a rate in excess of the rate under authority applicable prior tɔ October 1, 2002 to cover payments that would be funded under the heading 'Repayment of Loans and Interest'.

“SEC. 127. No funds appropriated in this joint resolution or any other Act may be used to implement any restructuring of the Civil Works Program of the US Army Corps of Engineers which would involve the transfer of Civil Works missions, functions, or responsibilities from the US Army Corps of Engineers to any other executive branch agency or department without explicit congressional authorization.

"SEC. 128. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, during fiscal year 2003, direct loans under section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act may be made available for Poland, gross obligations for the principal amounts of which shall not exceed $3,800,000,000: Provided, That such loans shall be repaid in not more than 15 years, including a grace period of up to 8 years

OCT.

Expiration date. 12 USC 635 note.

John F. Mink.

Deadline.
Reports.

on repayment of principal: Provided further, That no funds are available for the subsidy costs of these loans: Provided further, That the Government of Poland shall pay the full cost, as defined in section 502 of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended, associated with the loans, including the cost of any defaults: Provided further, That any fees associated with these loans shall be paid by the Government of Poland prior to any disbursement of Ioan proceeds: Provided further, That no funds made available to Poland under this joint resolution or any other Act may be used for payment of any fees associated with these loans.

"SEC. 129. Notwithstanding section 1(c) of Public Law 103– 428, as amended, sections 1(a) and (b) of Public Law 103-428 shall remain in effect until the date specified in section 107(c).

“SEC. 130. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for payment to John F. Mink, widower of Patsy Mink, Tate a Representative from the State of Hawaii, $150,000.

“SEC. 131. Notwithstanding section 105(a)(2), in addition to amounts made available in section 101, and subject to sections 107(c) and 108, for purposes of calculating the rate of operations for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the amount transferred by Public Law 107-206 from TSA to FEMA shall be credited to TSA, and such amount shall be deducted from FEMA.

"SEC. 132. Activities authorized by section 24 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437v) may continue through the date specified in section 107(c) of this joint resolution.

"SEC. 133. (a) Each specified department or agency shall, by December 6, 2002, submit directly to the Committees on Appropriations a report containing an evaluation of the effect on the specified management areas of operating through September 30, 2003, under joint resolutions making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2003 that fund programs and activities at not exceeding the current rate of operations. "(b) For purposes of subsection (a):

“(1) The term 'specified department or agency' means a department or agency identified on page 49 or 50 of the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2003 (H. Doc. 107-159, Vol. I), except for the Department of Defense.

"(2) The term 'specified management areas' means the following management priorities described in the President's Management Agenda (August 2001): strategic management of human capital, competitive sourcing, improved financial performance, expanded electronic government, and budget and performance integration.

"SEC. 134. (a) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a monthly report on all departmental and agency obligations made since the beginning of fiscal year 2003 while operating under joint resolutions making continuing appropriations for such fiscal year.

“(b) Each report required by subsection (a) shall set forth obligations by account, and shall contain a comparison of such obligations to the obligations incurred during the same period for fiscal year 2002.

"(c) Reports shall be submitted under subsection (a) beginning 1 month after the enactment of this section, and ending 1 month

Reports.

after the expiration of the period covered by the final joint resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2003.

“(d)(1) Each report required by subsection (a) shall include Records. a list of all executive branch accounts for which departments and agencies are operating under apportionments that provide for a rate of operations that is lower than the current rate, within the meaning of sections 101 and 105. For each such account, the report shall include an estimate of the current rate for the period covered by this joint resolution and the estimate of obligations during such period.

“(2) By December 6, 2002, the Comptroller General shall submit Deadline. to the Committees on Appropriations a report identifying executive branch accounts for which apportionments made from funds appropriated or authority granted by this joint resolution provide for a rate of operations that differs from the current rate, within the meaning of sections 101 and 105.

SEC. 135. Appropriations made by this joint resolution are hereby reduced, at an annual rate, by the amounts specified and in the accounts identified for one-time, non-recurring projects and activities in Attachment C of Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 02-06, Supplement No. 1, dated October 4, 2002. "SEC. 136. Activities authorized for 2002 by

2002 by sections 1902(a)(10)(E)(iv) and 1933 of the Social Security Act, as amended, with respect to individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(E)(iv)(I) of such Act may continue through 60 days after the date specified in section 107(c) of Public Law 107–229, as amended.

"SEC. 137. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, except sections 107(c) and 108, during fiscal year 2003, the annual rate of operations for the Federal-aid highways program for fiscal year 2003 shall be $31,799,104,000: Provided, That total obligations for this program while operating under joint resolutions making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2003 shall not exceed $27,700,000,000, unless otherwise specified in a subsequent appropriations Act. This section shall not affect the availability of unobligated balances carried forward into fiscal year 2003 that would otherwise be available for obligation.”.

Approved October 11, 2002.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.J. Res. 122:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002):

Oct. 10, considered and passed House and Senate.

Oct. 16, 2002 [H.R. 3214]

Public Law 107-241
107th Congress

An Act
To amend the charter of the AMVETS organization.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS TO AMVETS CHARTER.

(a) NAME OF ORGANIZATION.—(1) Sections 22701(a) and 22706 of title 36, United States Code, are amended by striking "AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam)” and inserting "AMVETS (American Veterans)".

(2)Ă) The heading of chapter 227 of such title is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 227–AMVETS (AMERICAN VETERANS)”.

(B) The item relating to such chapter in the table of chapters at the beginning of subtitle II of such title is amended to read as follows: "227. AMVETS (AMERICAN VETERANS)

..22701". (b) GOVERNING BODY.-Section 22704(c)(1) of such title is amended by striking “seven national vice commanders” and all that follows through a judge advocate," and inserting “two national vice commanders, a finance officer, a judge advocate, a chaplain, six national district commanders,”.

(c) HEADQUARTERS AND PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS.—Section 22708 of such title is amended

(1) by striking "the District of Columbia” in the first sentence and inserting "Maryland"; and

(2) by striking “the District of Columbia” in the second sentence and inserting "Maryland".

Approved October 16, 2002.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.R. 3214 (S. 1972):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107–569 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002):

July 15, considered and passed House.
Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate.

Oct. 16, 2002 (H.R. 3838]

Public Law 107-242
107th Congress

An Act
To amend the charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States organiza-

tion to make members of the armed forces who receive special pay for duty
subject to hostile fire or imminent danger eligible for membership in the organiza-
tion, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS TO VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE

UNITED STATES CHARTER. (a) ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING SPECIAL PAY FOR DUTY SUBJECT TO HOSTILE FIRE OR IMMINENT DANGER.—Section 230103 of title 36, United States Code, is amended

(1) by striking “or” at the end of paragraph (1);

(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting “; or”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

"(3) in an area which entitled the individual to receive special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger

under section 310 of title 37.”. SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF PURPOSES OF THE CORPORATION.

Section 230102 of such title is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by inserting "charitable,” before "and educational,

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Approved October 16, 2002.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.R. 3838:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107–570 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002):

July 15, considered and passed House.
Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate.

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