Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 2.djvu/187

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PUBLIC LAW 107-210—AUG. 6, 2002 116 STAT. 969 so in effect) if such chapter were applied without regard to section 231(a)(3)(B) of the Trade Act of 1974 (as so in effect).". (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— Section 174 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2919) is amended by adding at the end the following: " (c) ASSISTANCE FOR ELIGIBLE WORKERS.— " (1) AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002. — There are authorized to be appropriated and appropriated— "(A) to carry out subsection (a)(4)(A) of section 173, $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2002; and "(B) to carry out subsection (a)(4)(B) of section 173, $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2002. " (2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated— "(A) to carry out subsection (a)(4)(A) of section 173, $60,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007; and "(B) to carry out subsection (a)(4)(B) of section 173— "(i) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; and "(ii) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2004. "(3) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. —Funds appropriated pursuant to— "(A) paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(A) for each fiscal year shall, notwithstanding section 189(g), remain available for obligation during the pendency of any outstanding claim under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002; and "(B) paragraph (1)(B) and (2)(B), for each fiscal year shall, notwithstanding section 189(g), remain available during the period that begins on the date of enactment of the Trade Act of 2002 and ends on September 30, 2004.". (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— Section 132(a)(2)(A) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2862(a)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting ", other than under subsection (a)(4), (f), and (g)" after "grants". (e) TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF COBRA ELECTION PERIOD FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS.— (1) ERISA AMENDMENTS.—Section 605 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1165) is amended— (A) by inserting "(a) IN GENERAL.— " before "For purposes of this part"; and (B) by adding at the end the following: "(b) TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF COBRA ELECTION PERIOD FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of a nonelecting TAA-eligible Deadline. individual and notwithstanding subsection (a), such individual may elect continuation coverage under this part during the 60-day period that begins on the first day of the month in which the individual becomes a TAA-eligible individual, but only if such election is made not later than 6 months after the date of the TAA-related loss of coverage. "(2) COMMENCEMENT OF COVERAGE; NO REACH-BACK.—Any continuation coverage elected by a TAA-eligible individual under paragraph (1) shall commence at the beginning of the