Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 6.djvu/174

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108 STAT. 4742 PUBLIC LAW 103-448—NOV. 2, 1994 turers and State agencies. In carrying out this clause, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent feasible, follow the procedures prescribed in this subparagraph regarding offers made by the Secretary with regard to soliciting bids regarding infant formula cost containment contracts. The Secretary may carry out this clause without issuing regulations.". (2) REPEAL OF TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.—Section 209 of the WIC Infant Formula Procurement Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-512; 42 U.S.C. 1786 note) is repealed. (p) PROHIBITION ON INTEREST LIABILITY TO FEDERAL GOVERN- MENT ON REBATE FUNDS. —Section 17(h)(8) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1786(h)(8)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(L) A State shall not incur any interest liability to the Federal Government on rebate funds for infant formula and other foods if all interest earned by the State on the funds is used for program purposes. ". (q) USE OF UNIVERSAL PRODUCT CODES. — Section 17(h)(8) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1786(h)(8)) (as amended by subsection (p)) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(M)(i) The Secretary shall establish pilot projects in at least 1 State, with the consent of the State, to determine the feasibility and cost of requiring States to carry out a system for using universal product codes to assist retail food stores that are vendors under the program in providing the type of infant formula that the participants in the program are authorized to obtain. In carrying out the projects, the Secretary shall determine whether the system reduces the incidence of incorrect redemptions of low-iron formula or brands of infant formula not authorized to be redeemed through the program, or both. Notification. "(ij) The Secretary shall provide a notification to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate regarding whether the system is feasible, is cost-effective, reduces the incidence of incorrect redemptions described in clause (i), and results in any additional costs to States. "(iii) The system shall not require a vendor under the program to obtain special equipment and shall not be applicable to a vendor that does not have equipment that can use universal product codes.". (r) USE OF UNSPENT NUTRITION SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION FUNDS. —Section 17(h) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1786(h)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(10)(A) For each of fiscal years 1995 through 1998, the Secretary shall use for the purposes specified in subparagraph (B), $10,000,000 or the amount of nutrition services and administration funds for the prior fiscal year that has not been obligated, whichever is less. "(B) Fluids under subparagraph (A) shall be used for— "(i) development of infrastructure for the program under this section, including management information systems; "(ii) special State projects of regional or national significance to improve the services of the program under this section; and "(iii) special breastfeeding support and promotion projects, including projects to assess the effectiveness of particular