PUBLIC LAW 105-114 —NOV. 21, 1997 111 STAT. 2293 (b) LIMITATION.— The projects authorized in section 301 may only be carried out using— (1) funds appropriated for fiscal year 1998 pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in subsection (a); (2) funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects for a fiscal year before fiscal year 1998 that remain available for obligation; and (3) funds appropriated for Construction, Major Projects for fiscal year 1998 for a category of activity not specific to a project. TITLE IV—TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS SEC. 401. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. (a) PLOT ALLOWANCE FOR DEATHS IN DEPARTMENT FACILITIES.— Section 2303(a)(2)(A) is amended by striking out "a Department facility (as defined in section 1701(4) of this title)" and inserting in lieu thereof "a facility of the Department (as defined in section 1701(3) of this title)". (b) EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS PURSUING COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS.— Section 3015(e)(1) is amended— (1) by striking out "(1) Subject to paragraph (2)" and inserting in lieu thereof "(1)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph and subject to paragraph (2)"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, in the case of an individual described in that subparagraph who is pursuing a cooperative program on or after October 9, 1996, the rate of the basic educational assistance allowance applicable to such individual under this chapter shall be increased by the amount equal to one-half of the educational assistance allowance that would be applicable to such individual for pursuit of full-time institutional training under chapter 34 (as of the time the assistance under this chapter is provided and based on the rates in effect on December 31, 1989) if such chapter were in effect.". (c) ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN VEAP PARTICIPANTS TO ENROLL IN MONTGOMERY GI BILL. — Section 3018C(a) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking out "the date of the enactment of the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996" and inserting in lieu thereof "October 9, 1996,"; (2) in paragraph (4), by striking out "during the one-year period specified" and inserting in lieu thereof "after the date on which the individual makes the election described"; and (3) in paragraph (5), by striking out "the date of the enactment of the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996" and inserting in lieu thereof "October 9, 1996". (d) ENROLLMENT IN OPEN CIRCUIT TELEVISION COURSES.— Section 3680A(a)(4) is amended by inserting "(including open circuit television)" after "independent study program" the second place it appears. (e) ENROLLMENT IN CERTAIN COURSES. —Section 3680A(g) is amended by striking out "subsections (e) and (f)" and inserting in lieu thereof "subsections (e) and (f)(1)".
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