92 STAT. 414
PUBLIC LAW 95-331—AUG. 2, 1978
Public Law 95-331 95th Congress An Act Aug. 2. 1978 [H.R. 11877]
Peace Corps Act Amendments of 1978. 22 USC 2501 note. Appropriation authorization.
22 USC 817.
To authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1978, and to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1979, for the Peace Corps, and to make certain changes in the Peace Corps Act. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Peace Corps Act Amendments of 1978". SEC. 2. Section 2 of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2501) is amended by inserting "particularly in meeting the basic needs of those living in the poorest areas of such countries," immediately after "manpower,". SEC. 3. Section 3 of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2502) is amended— (1) in subsection (b) by striking out the matter before the first proviso and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act (1) for fiscal year 1978 not to exceed $86,544,000, and (2) for fiscal year 1979 not to exceed $112,424,000 of which $1,000,000 shall be available only for Peace Corps contributions to the United Nations volunteer program:"; (2) in subsection (c) by striking out "for the fiscal year 1978, $1,000,000" and by inserting after "by law" the following: ", for fiscal year 1978, $1,069,000, and for fiscal year 1979 such sums as may be necessary"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(g) In recognition of the fact that women in developing countries play a significant role in economic production, family support, and the overall development process, the Peace Corps shall be administered so as to give particular attention to those programs, projects, and activities which tend to integrate women into the national economics of developing countries, thus improving their status and assisting the total development effort.". SEC. 4. Section 5 of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2504) is amended— (1) in the first sentence of subsection (c) by striking out "; except that" and all that follows through "President"; and (2) in subsection (h) by adding at the end thereof the following new sentences: "The provisions of section 1091 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, relating to malpractice protection, shall apply to volunteers, and the Director of ACTION shall have the authority granted to the Secretary of State in subsection (f) of such section. For purposes of subsection (g) of such section, a Peace Corps representative shall be deemed to be a principal representative of the United States.". SEC. 5. (a) Section 10 of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2509) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(2) by striking out ": Provided'^ and all that follows through "section"; (2) in subsection (b) by striking out "$10,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$20,000"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: