Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/880

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114 STAT. 1549A-66 PUBLIC LAW 106-387—APPENDIX period ending the preceding November 30 in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor.", (b) EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENT. —(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendment made by this section shall take effect on March 1, 2001. (2) The amendment made by this section shall not apply with respect to certification periods beginning before March 1, 2001. (c)(1) The entire amount necessary to carry out this section shall be available only to the extent an official budget request for the entire amount, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress. (2) The entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act. SEC. 847. VEHICLE ALLOWANCE. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 5(g)(2) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2014(g)(2)) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (B)(iv)— (A) by striking "subparagraph (C)" and inserting "subparagraphs (C) and (D)"; and (B) by striking "to the extent that" and all that follows through the end of the clause and inserting "to the extent that the fair market value of the vehicle exceeds $4,650; and"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: " (D) ALTERNATIVE VEHICLE ALLOWANCE. —If the vehicle allowance standards that a State agency uses to determine eligibility for assistance under the State program funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) would result in a lower attribution of resources to certain households than under subparagraph (B)(iv), in lieu of applying subparagraph (B)(iv), the State agency may elect to apply the State vehicle allowance standards to all households that would incur a lower attribution of resources under the State vehicle allowance standards.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS. — (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2001. (2) The amendments made by this section shall not apply with respect to certification periods beginning before July 1, 2001. (c)(1) The entire amount necessary to carry out this section shall be available only to the extent an official budget request for the entire amount, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress. (2) The entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.