Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 4.djvu/59

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PUBLIC LAW 104-204—SEPT. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 2905 (2) in clause (v), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; or"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new clause: "(vi) has entered into a local cooperation agreement with a metropolitan city that received assistance under section 106 because of such classification, and has elected under paragraph (4) to have its population included with the population of the county for the purposes of qualifying as an urban county, except that to qualify as an urban county under this clause, the county must— "(I) have a combined population of not less than 210,000, excluding any metropolitan city located in the county that is not relinquishing its metropolitan city classification, according to the 1990 decennial census of the Bureau of the Census of the Department of Commerce; "(11) including any metropolitan cities located in the county, have had a decrease in population of 10,061 from 1992 to 1994, according to the estimates of the Bureau of the Census of the Department of Commerce; and "(III) have had a Federal naval installation that was more than 100 years old closed by action of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission appointed for 1993 under the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, directly resulting in a loss of employment by more than 7,000 Federal Government civiligm employees and more than 15,000 active duty military personnel, which naval installation was located within one mile of an enterprise community designated by the Secretary pursuant to section 1391 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which enterprise community has a population of not less than 20,000, according to the 1990 decennial census of the Bureau of the Census of the Department of Commerce.". SEC. 217. FAIR HOUSING AND FREE SPEECH. —None of the amounts made available under this Act may be used during fiscal year 1997 to investigate or prosecute under the Fair Housing Act any otherwise lawful activity engaged in by one or more persons, including the filing or maintaining of a nonfrivolous legm action, that is engaged in solely for the purpose of achieving or preventing action by a government official or entity, or a court of competent jurisdiction. SEC. 218. ACCOUNT TRANSiTiON.The amounts of obligated balances in appropriations accounts, as set forth in title II of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 and prior Acts that are recaptured hereafter, to the extent not governed by the specific lemguage in an account or provision in this Act, shall be held in reserve subject to reprogramming, notwithstanding any other provision of law. SEC. 219. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rehabilitation activities undertaken in projects using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit allocated to developments in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1991, are deemed to have met the requirements for rehabilitation in accordance with clause (ii) of the third sentence of section