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(a) may not exceed $30,000, plus any amount determined by the Secretary on an annual basis to reflect inflation;

"(3) an amount up to 85 percent of any such loan (plus interest thereon) shall be canceled by the school as follows:

"(A) upon completion by the individual of each of the first, second, and third year of full-time employment, required by the loan agreement entered into under this subsection, as a faculty member in a school of nursing, the school shall cancel 20 percent of the principle of, and the interest on, the amount of such loan unpaid on the first day of such employment; and

“(B) upon completion by the individual of the fourth year of full-time employment, required by the loan agreement entered into under this subsection, as a faculty member in a school of nursing, the school shall cancel 25 percent of the principle of, and the interest on, the amount of such loan unpaid on the first day of such employment;

“(4) such a loan may be used to pay the cost of tuition, fees, books, laboratory expenses, and other reasonable education expenses;

“(5) such a loan shall be repayable in equal or graduated periodic installments (with the right of the borrower to accelerate repayment) over the 10-year period that begins 9 months after the individual ceases to pursue a course of study at a school of nursing; and "(6) such a loan shall

“(A) beginning on the date that is 3 months after the individual ceases to pursue a course of study at a school of nursing, bear interest on the unpaid balance of the loan at the rate of 3 percent per annum; or

“(B) subject to subsection (e), if the school of nursing determines that the individual will not complete such course of study or serve as a faculty member as required under the loan agreement under this subsection, bear interest on the unpaid balance of the loan at the prevailing

market rate. "(d) PAYMENT OF PROPORTIONATE SHARE.—Where all or any part of a loan, or interest, is canceled under this section, the Secretary shall pay to the school an amount equal to the school's proportionate share of the canceled portion, as determined by the Secretary.

“(e) REVIEW BY SECRETARY.—At the request of the individual involved, the Secretary may review any determination by a school of nursing under subsection (c)6)(B).

“(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.". SEC. 204. REPORTS BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

(a) NATIONAL VARIATIONS.—Not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a survey to determine national variations in the nursing shortage at hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers, and submit a report, including recommendations, to the Congress on Federal remedies to ease nursing shortages. The Comptroller General shall submit to the

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Congress this report describing the findings relating to ownership status and associated remedies.

(b) HIRING DIFFERENCES AMONG CERTAIN PRIVATE ENTITIES.The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study to determine differences in the hiring of nurses by nonprofit private entities as compared to the hiring of nurses by private entities that are not nonprofit. In carrying out the study, the Comptroller General shall determine the effect of the inclusion of private entities that are not nonprofit in the program under section 846 of the Public Health Service Act. Not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the Congress a report describing the findings of the study.

(c) NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS.— The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an evaluation of whether the program carried out under section 846(d) of the Public Health Service Act has demonstrably increased the number of applicants to schools of nursing and, not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, submit a report to the Congress on the results of such evaluation.

Approved August 1, 2002.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3487:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:

Vol. 147 (2001): Dec. 19, 20, considered and passed House.
Vol. 148 (2002): July 22, considered and passed Senate, amended. House

concurred in Senate amendment.

Public Law 107–206
107th Congress

An Act

Aug. 2, 2002 [H.R. 4775]

Making supplemental appropriations for further recovery from and response to

terrorist attacks on the United States for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes, namely:

2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response To Terrorist Attacks on the United States.

TITLE I-SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

CHAPTER 1

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for "Office of the Secretary”, $18,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary shall transfer these funds to the Agricultural Research Service, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Agricultural Marketing Service, and/or the Food Safety and Inspection Service: Provided further, that the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For an additional amount for “Salaries and Expenses”, $8,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2003: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

For an additional amount for "Buildings and Facilities”, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended.

COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION

SERVICE

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

For an additional amount for "Extension Activities”, $6,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2003: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, that the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For an additional amount for “Salaries and Expenses”, $33,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2003: Provided, That this amount shall include assistance in State efforts to prevent and control transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, including chronic wasting disease and scrapie, in farmed and freeranging animals: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE For an additional amount for “Food Safety and Inspection Service”, $13,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2003: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)Ă) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, that the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

WATERSHED AND FLOOD PREVENTION OPERATIONS

For an additional amount for "Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations”, for emergency recovery operations, $144,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of this amount, $50,000,000 is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That $50,000,000 shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, that includes designation of $50,000,000 as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

RURAL COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM For an additional amount for "Rural Community Advancement Program” for emergency purposes for grants and loans as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 381E(d)(2), 306(a)(14), and 306C, $20,000,000, with up to $5,000,000 for contracting with qualified organization(s) to conduct vulnerability assessments for rural community water systems, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE

LOCAL TELEVISION LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING RESCISSION) Of funds made available under this heading for the cost of guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, $20,000,000 are rescinded.

For an additional amount for “Local Television Loan Guarantee Program Account”, $8,000,000, to remain available until expended.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS,

AND CHILDREN (WIC) For an additional amount for “Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)", $75,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2003: Provided, That of the amounts provided under this heading, the Secretary shall allocate funds, notwithstanding section 17(i) of the Child Nutrition

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