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110 STAT. 1321-369 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 Effective date. 31 USC 3711 note. Notification. (ii) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking " (1)(B)" and inserting "(1)(A) or (2)(B)". (C) ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE.— Section 6050P of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e) ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE. —In lieu of making a return required under subsection (a), an agency described in subsection (c)(1)(A) may submit to the Secretary (at such time and in such form as the Secretary may by regulations prescribe) information sufficient for the Secretary to complete such a return on behalf of such agency. Upon receipt of such information, the Secretary shall complete such return and provide a copy of such return to such agency." (D) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (i) Subsection (d) of section 6050P of such Code is amended by striking "applicable financial entity" and inserting "applicable entity". (ii) The heading of section 6050P of such Code is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 6050P. RETURNS RELATING TO THE CANCELLATION OF INDEBT- EDNESS BY CERTAIN ENTITIES." (iii) The table of sections for subpart B of part III of subchapter A of chapter 61 of such Code is amended by striking the item relating to section 6050P and inserting the following new item: "Sec. 6050P. Returns relating to the cancellation of indebtedness by certain entities." (n) Effective October 1, 1995, section 11 of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (Public Law 101-552, 5 U.S.C. 571 note) shall not apply to the amendment made by section 8(b) of such Act. (o)(l) IN GENERAL. —Chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code, is amended in subchapter II by adding after section 3720C, as added by subsection (t) of this section, the following new section: § 3720D. Garnishment "(a) Notwithstanding any provision of State law, the head of an executive, judicial, or legislative agency that administers a program that gives rise to a delinquent nontax debt owed to the United States by an individual may in accordance with this section garnish the disposable pay of the individual to collect the amount owed, if the individual is not currently making required repayment in accordance with any agreement between the agency head and the individual. "(b) In carrying out any garnishment of disposable pay of an individual under subsection (a), the head of an executive, judicial, or legislative agency shall comply with the following requirements: "(1) The amount deducted under this section for any pay period may not exceed 15 percent of disposable pay, except that a greater percentage may be deducted with the written consent of the individual. "(2) The individual shall be provided written notice, sent by mail to the individual's last known address, a minimum of 30 days prior to the initiation of proceedings, from the head of the executive, judicial, or legislative agency, informing the individual of— "(A) the nature and amount of the debt to be collected;