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112 STAT. 880 PUBLIC LAW 105-209-JULY 29, 1998 Public Law 105-209 105th Congress An Act July 29, 1998 To allow for election of the Delegate from Guam by other than separate ballot, [H.R. 1460] ^^^ ^^^ other piirposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. BALLOT REQUIREMENT FOR DELEGATE. Section 2(a) of the Act entitled "An Act to provide that the unincorporated territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands shall each be represented in Congress by a Delegate to the House of Representatives" approved April 10, 1972 (48 U.S.C. 1712(a)), is amended— (1) by inserting "from the Virgin Islands" before "shall be elected at large"; and (2) by inserting "The Delegate from Guam shall be elected at large and by a majority of the votes cast for the office of Delegate." before "If no candidate". President. SEC. 2. PROGRAM EXTENSION FOR COMMUNITIES IN THE FORMER UNITED STATES TRUST TERRITORY. Section 103(h)(2) of the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 (48 U.S.C. 1903(h)(2)) is amended— (1) by striking "ten" and inserting "fifteen"; and (2) by adding at the end of subparagraph (B) the following: "The President shall ensure the assistance provided under these programs reflects the changes in the population since the inception of such programs.". Approved July 29, 1998. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1460: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-253 (Comm. on Resources). SENATE REPORTS: No. 105-203 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 143 (1997): Sept. 23, considered and passed House. Vol. 144 (1998): July 17, considered and passed Senate.