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H.R. 3147 (ih) To amend title 5, United States Code, to alleviate the pay-compression problem affecting members of the Senior Executive Service and other senior-level Federal employees, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3146 To extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program, and certain tax and trade programs, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 23, 2003 Mr. Thomas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program, and certain tax and trade programs, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I--FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROVISIONS SEC. 101. EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM THROUGH MARCH 31, 2004. (a) In General.--Activities authorized by part A of title IV of the Social Security Act, and by sections 510, 1108(b), and 1925 of such Act, shall continue through March 31, 2004, in the manner authorized for fiscal year 2002, notwithstanding section 1902(e)(1)(A) of such Act, and out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there are hereby appropriated such sums as may be necessary for such purpose. Grants and payments may be made pursuant to this authority for carrying out such activities during the first two quarters of fiscal year 2004 at the level provided for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2002. (b) Conforming Amendments.-- (1) Supplemental grants for population increases in certain states.--Section 403(a)(3)(H) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603(a)(3)(H)) is amended-- (A) in the subparagraph heading, by striking ``of grants for fiscal year 2002''; and (B) in clause (ii)-- (i) by striking ``2003'' and inserting ``March 31, 2004''; and (ii) by striking ``2001'' and inserting ``fiscal year 2001''. (2) Contingency fund.--Section 403(b)(3)(C)(ii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 603(b)(3)(C)(ii)) is amended by striking ``2003'' and inserting ``2004''. (3) Maintenance of effort.--Section 409(a)(7) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 609(a)(7)) is amended-- (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or 2004'' and inserting ``2004, or 2005''; and (B) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking ``2003'' and inserting ``2004''. SEC. 102. EXTENSION OF THE NATIONAL RANDOM SAMPLE STUDY OF CHILD WELFARE AND CHILD WELFARE WAIVER AUTHORITY THROUGH MARCH 31, 2004. Activities authorized by sections 429A and 1130(a) of the Social Security Act shall continue through March 31, 2004, in the manner authorized for fiscal year 2002, and out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there are hereby appropriated such sums as may be necessary for such purpose. Grants and payments may be made pursuant to this authority for carrying out such activities during the first two quarters of fiscal year 2004 at the level provided for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2002. SEC. 103. PROVISIONS TREATED AS DIRECT SPENDING. For purposes of the Scorekeeping Guidelines, as applied by the chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate and the chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Appendix A, OMB Circular A-11, dated July 2003), the provisions of this title shall be treated as direct spending. TITLE II--TAX PROVISIONS SEC. 201. DISCLOSURE OF RETURN INFORMATION TO CARRY OUT INCOME CONTINGENT REPAYMENT OF STUDENT LOANS. (a) In General.--Subparagraph (D) of section 6103(l)(13) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to termination) is amended by striking ``September 30, 2003'' and inserting ``December 31, 2004''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to requests made after September 30, 2003. SEC. 202. EXTENSION OF INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE USER FEES. (a) In General.--Chapter 77 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to miscellaneous provisions) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``SEC. 7528. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE USER FEES. ``(a) General Rule.--The Secretary shall establish a program requiring the payment of user fees for-- ``(1) requests to the Internal Revenue Service for ruling letters, opinion letters, and determination letters, and ``(2) other similar requests. ``(b) Program Criteria.-- ``(1) In general.--The fees charged under the program required by subsection (a)-- ``(A) shall vary according to categories (or subcategories) established by the Secretary, ``(B) shall be determined after taking into account the average time for (and difficulty of) complying with requests in each category (and subcategory), and ``(C) shall be payable in advance. ``(2) Exemptions, etc.-- ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall provide for such exemptions (and reduced fees) under such program as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. ``(B) Exemption for certain requests regarding pension plans.--The Secretary shall not require payment of user fees under such program for requests for determination letters with respect to the qualified status of a pension benefit plan maintained solely by 1 or more eligible employers or any trust which is part of the plan. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any request-- ``(i) made after the later of-- ``(I) the fifth plan year the pension benefit plan is in existence, or ``(II) the end of any remedial amendment period with respect to the plan beginning within the first 5 plan years, or ``(ii) made by the sponsor of any prototype or similar plan which the sponsor intends to market to participating employers. ``(C) Definitions and special rules.--For purposes of subparagraph (B)-- ``(i) Pension benefit plan.--The term `pension benefit plan' means a pension, profit- sharing, stock bonus, annuity, or employee stock ownership plan. ``(ii) Eligible employer.--The term `eligible employer' means an eligible employer (as defined in section 408(p)(2)(C)(i)(I)) which has at least 1 employee who is not a highly compensated employee (as defined in section 414(q)) and is participating in the plan. The determination of whether an employer is an eligible employer under subparagraph (B) shall be made as of the date of the request described in such subparagraph. ``(iii) Determination of average fees charged.--For purposes of any determination of average fees charged, any request to which subparagraph (B) applies shall not be taken into account. ``(3) Average fee requirement.--The average fee charged under the program required by subsection (a) shall not be less than the amount determined under the following table: Average ``Category Fee Employee plan ruling and opinion.............. $250 Exempt organization ruling.................... $350 Employee plan determination................... $300 Exempt organization determination............. $275 Chief counsel ruling.......................... $200. ``(c) Termination.--No fee shall be imposed under this section with respect to requests made after December 31, 2004.''. (b) Conforming Amendments.-- (1) The table of sections for chapter 77 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item: ``Sec. 7528. Internal Revenue Service user fees.''. (2) Section 10511 of the Revenue Act of 1987 is repealed. (3) Section 620 of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 is repealed. (c) Limitations.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any fees collected pursuant to section 7528 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by subsection (a), shall not be expended by the Internal Revenue Service unless provided by an appropriations Act. (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to requests made after the date of the enactment of this Act. TITLE III--TRADE PROVISIONS SEC. 301. EXTENSION OF COBRA FEES. Section 13031(j)(3) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(j)(3)) is amended by striking ``September 30, 2003'' and inserting ``March 31, 2004''. TITLE IV--MEDICARE COST-SHARING PROVISIONS SEC. 401. EXTENSION OF MEDICARE COST-SHARING FOR CERTAIN QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS. (a) Extension of Sunset.--Section 1902(a)(10)(E)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(E)(iv)) is amended-- (1) by striking subclause (II); (2) beginning in the matter preceding subclause (I), by striking ``ending with December 2002'' and all that follows through ``for medicare cost-sharing described'' in subclause (I) and inserting ``ending with March 2004) for medicare cost- sharing described''; and (3) by striking ``, and'' at the end and inserting a semicolon. (b) Total Amount Available for Allocation.--Section 1933(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u-3(c)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)(E), by striking ``fiscal year 2002'' and inserting ``each of fiscal years 2002 and 2003''; and (2) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``the sum of'' and all that follows through ``1902(a)(10)(E)(iv)(II) in the State; to'' and inserting ``the total number of individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(E)(iv) in the State; to''. (c) Special Rule for First Quarter of 2004.--Section 1933 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u-3) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(g) Special Rule.--With respect to the period that begins on January 1, 2004, and ends on March 31, 2004, a State shall select qualifying individuals, and provide such individuals with assistance, in accordance with the provisions of this section as in effect with respect to calendar year 2003, except that for such purpose-- ``(1) references in the preceding subsections of this section to `fiscal year' and `calendar year' shall be deemed to be references to such period; and ``(2) the total allocation amount under subsection (c) for such period shall be $100,000,000.''. <all>
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