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113 STAT. 1828 PUBLIC LAW 106-169—DEC. 14, 1999 "(C) develop and implement a plan to collect the needed information beginning with the second fiscal year beginning after the date of the enactment of this section. Deadline. " (2) REPORT TO THE CONGRESS. —Within 12 months after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate a report detailing the plans and timetable for collecting from the States the information described in paragraph (1) and a proposal to impose penalties consistent with paragraph (e)(2) on States that do not report data. "(g) EVALUATIONS. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall conduct evaluations of such State programs funded under this section as the Secretary deems to be innovative or of potential national significance. The evaluation of any such program shall include information on the effects of the program on education, employ- ment, and personal development. To the maximum extent practicable, the evaluations shall be based on rigorous scientific standards including random assignment to treatment and control groups. The Secretary is encouraged to work directly with State and local governments to design methods for conducting the evaluations, directly or by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement. "(2) FUNDING OF EVALUATIONS. —The Secretary shall reserve 1.5 percent of the amount specified in subsection (h) for a fiscal year to carry out, during the fiscal year, evaluation, technical assistance, performance measurement, and data collection activities related to this section, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements with appropriate entities. " (h) LIMITATIONS ON AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— To carry out this section and for payments to States under section 474(a)(4), there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary $140,000,000 for each fiscal year.". (c) PAYMENTS TO STATES. —Section 474(a)(4) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 674(a)(4)) is amended to read as follows: "(4) the lesser of— "(A) 80 percent of the amount (if any) by which— "(i) the total amount expended by the State during the fiscal year in which the quarter occurs to carry out programs in accordance with the State application approved under section 477(b) for the period in which the quarter occurs (including any amendment that meets the requirements of section 477(b)(5)); exceeds "(ii) the total amount of any penalties assessed against the State under section 477(e) during the fiscal year in which the quarter occurs; or "(B) the amount allotted to the State under section 477 for the fiscal year in which the quarter occurs, reduced by the total of the amounts payable to the State under this paragraph for all prior quarters in the fiscal year.". Deadline. (d) REGULATIONS. — Not later than 12 months after the date 42 USC 677 note, of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the amendments made by this section.