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[88 STAT. 341]
[88 STAT. 341]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

88

STAT.]

341

PUBLIC LAW 93-347-JULY 12, 1974

ited to distribution to needy families pending the transition to the food stamp program, institutions, supplemental feeding programs wherever located, disaster relief, summer camps for children, and the family commodity distribution program on Indian reservations not requesting a food stamp program, and (ii) if stocks of the Commodity Credit Corporation are not available, use the funds of the Corporation to purchase agricultural commodities and their products of the types customarily available under section 416 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 to meet such requirements. "(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Agriculture shall, during each of the two fiscal years beginning July 1, 1975, and ending June 30, 1977, purchase agricultural commodities and otherwise carry out the provisions of this subsection with funds appropriated from the general fund of the Treasury. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this paragraph. Authority provided in this paragraph shall be carried out only with such funds as are appropriated from the general fund of the Treasury for that specific purpose, and in no event shall it be carried out with funds derived from permanent appropriations. "(3) Nothing in this subsection shall supersede the requirements of section 10(e) of the Food Stamp Act of 1964, as amended, except as to Indian reservations." SEC, 2. Section 15 of the Food Stamp Act of 1964, as amended, is amended by changing subsections (a) and (b) to read as follows: " (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, each State shall be responsible for financing, from funds available to the State or political subdivision thereof, the costs of carrying out the administrative responsibilities assigned to it under the provisions of this Act. "(b) The Secretary is authorized to pay to each State agency an amount equal to 50 per centum of all administrative costs, including, but not limited to, the cost of (1) the certification of households; (2) the acceptance, storage, and protection of coupons after their delivery to receiving points within the States; (3) the issuance of such coupons to eligible households; (4) the outreach and fair hearing requirements of section 10 of this Act; and (5) the control and accounting of coupons: Provided, That each State shall, from time to time at the request of the Secretary, report to the Secretary on the effectiveness of its administration of the program and no such payment shall be made to any State unless the Secretary is satisfied pursuant to regulations which he shall issue that an adequate number of qualified personnel are employed by the State in the program to administer the program efficiently and effectively.". SEC. 3. Section 3 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 885, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1771-1786), is amended as follows: (a) The first sentence is amended by striking ", not to exceed $120,000,000," and inserting in lieu thereof "such sums as may be necessary". (b) Section 3 is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, and for subsequent fiscal years, the minimum rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served in schools and other eligible institutions shall not be less than 5 cents per half-pint served to eligible children, and such minimum rate of reimbursement shall be adjusted on an annual basis each fiscal year thereafter, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, to reflect changes in the series of food away from home of the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. Such adjustment shall be computed to the nearest one-fourth cent.". Approved July 12, 1974. 38-194 O - 76 - 25 Pt. 1

7 USC 1431,

Appropriation.

7 USC 2019. 7 USC 2024. State financing of administrative costs.

Federal payments to States.

7 USC 2019.

Special milk program. 42 USC 1772.

Reimbursement, minimum r a t e.