Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 107 Part 2.djvu/106

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107 STAT. 1058 PUBLIC LAW 103-111 —OCT. 21, 1993 Provided, That other funds made available to the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for authorized activities may be advanced to and merged with this account: Provided further, That these funds shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That no part of the funds made available under this Act shall be used (1) to influence the vote in any referendum; (2) to influence agricultural legislation, except as permitted in 18 U.S.C. 1913; or (3) for salaries or other expenses of members of county and community committees established pursuant to section 8(b) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, for engaging in any activities other than advisory and supervisory duties and delegated program functions prescribed in administrative regulations. CORPORATIONS The following corporations and agencies are hereby authorized to make expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to each such corporation or agency and in accord with law, and to make contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation or agency, except as hereinafter provided: FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATING EXPENSES For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1516), $290,116,000: Provided, That not to exceed $700 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1506(i): Provided further. That none of the funds in this Act may be used to offer a Federal crop insurance policy in counties on crops where a loss ratio, that has already been recalculated pursuant to law to reflect the premium rates issued by the Corporation for the 1993 crop year, is in excess of 1.10 more than 70 percent of the years that a policy has been offered since 1980: Provided further. That none of the funds in this Act may be used to pay operating and administrative costs that exceed 31 per centum of premium to insurers of policies on which the Corporation provides reinsurance, except to reimburse said insurers for excess loss adjustment expenses as provided for in the Standard Reinsurance Agreement issued by the Corporation: Provided further, That the second proviso shall not apply in any county affected if the Corporation has implemented a nonstandard classiflcation system in such county for those individual farms that have experienced excessive losses since 1980 under which the premium rates, notwithstanding the provision of section 508(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, are increased over comparable rates effective for the 1993 crop, or the insured yields are decreased from comparable yields for the 1993 crop, or a combination of both, by an amount or amounts sufficient to ensure that an estimated loss ratio will