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Ill STAT. 2134 PUBLIC LAW 105-89—NOV. 19, 1997 the use of reasonable methods of parental discipline, or to prescribe a particularmethod of parenting. 42 USC 671 note. SEC. 402. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. Any information required to be reported under this Act shall be supplied to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through data meeting the requirements of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System established pursuant to section 479 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 679), to the extent such data is available under that system. The Secretary shall make such modifications to regulations issued under section 479 of such Act with respect to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System as may be necessary to allow States to obtain data that meets the requirements of such system in order to satisfy the reporting requirements of this Act. SEC. 403. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING STANDBY GUARDIANSHIP. It is the sense of Congress that the States should have in effect laws and procedures that permit any parent who is chronically ill or near death, without surrendering parental rights, to designate a standby guardian for the parent's minor children, whose authority would take effect upon— (1) the death of the parent; (2) the mental incapacity of the parent; or (3) the physical debilitation and consent of the parent. SEC. 404. TEMPORARY ADJUSTMENT OF CONTINGENCY FUND FOR STATE WELFARE PROGRAMS. (a) REDUCTION OF APPROPRIATION.— Section 403(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603(b)(2)) is amended by inserting ", reduced by the sum of the dollar amounts specified in paragraph (6)(C)(ii)" before the period. (b) INCREASE IN STATE REMITTANCES.— Section 403(b)(6) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 603(b)(6)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(C) ADJUSTMENT OF STATE REMITTANCES. — "(i) IN GENERAL.— The amount otherwise required by subparagraph (A) to be remitted by a State for a fiscal year shall be increased by the lesser of— "(I) the total adjustment for the fiscal year, multiplied by the adjustment percentage for the State for the fiscal year; or "(II) the unadjusted net pa5anent to the State for the fiscal year. "(ii) TOTAL ADJUSTMENT.—AS used in clause (i), the term 'total adjustment' means— "(I) in the case of fiscal year 1998, $2,000,000; "(II) in the case of fiscal year 1999, $9,000,000; "(III) in the case of fiscal year 2000, $16,000,000; and "(IV) in the case of fiscal year 2001, $13,000,000. "(iii) ADJUSTMENT PERCENTAGE.—As used in clause (i), the term 'adjustment percentage' means, with respect to a State and a fiscal year— "(I) the unadjusted net payment to the State for the fiscal year; divided by