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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1981

PUBLIC LAW 97-35—AUG. 13, 1981

95 STAT. 625

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total of all obligations for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs for fiscal year 1983 shall not exceed $8,800,000,000. This limitation shall not apply to obligations for emergency relief under section 125 of title 23, United States Code, or projects covered under section 147 of the Surface Trguisportation Assistance Act of 1978. No obligation constraints shall be placed upon any ongoing emergency project carried out under section 125 of title 23, United States Code, or section 147 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978.

23 USC 144 note.

(c) For each of the fiscal years 1982 and 1983, the Secretary of Transportation shall distribute the limitation imposed by subsections (a) and (b) by allocation in the ratio which sums authorized to be appropriated for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction which are apportioned to each State for each such fiscal year bears to the total of the sums authorized to be appropriated for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction which are apportioned to all the States for each such nscal year. (d) During the periods October 1 through December 31, 1981, and October 1 through December 31, 1982, no State shall obligate more than 35 per centum of the amount distributed to such State under subsection (c), and the total of all State obligations during such jperiod shall not exceed 25 per centum of the total amount distributed to all States under such subsection. (e) Notwithstanding subsections (c) and (d), the Secretary shall— (1) provide all States with authority sufficient to prevent lapses of sums authorized to be appropriated for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction which have been apportioned to a State, except in those instances in which a State indicates its intention to lapse sums apportioned under section 104(b)(5)(A) of title 23, United States Code; (2) after August 1, 1982, and after August 1, 1983, revise a distribution of the funds made available under subsection (c) if a State will not obligate the amount distributed during that fiscal year and redistribute sufficient amounts to those States able to obligate amounts in addition to those previously distributed during that fiscal year; and (3) not distribute amounts authorized for administrative expenses and forest highways. SEC. 1107. (a)(1) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for 23 USC 402 note. carrying out section 402 of title 23, United States Code (relating to highway safety programs), by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, out of the Highway Trust Fund, $100,000,000 per fiscal year for each of the flsc^ years ending September 30, 1982, September 30, 1983, and September 30, 1984. (2) Out of the funds authorized to be appropriated under paragraph (1) of this subsection for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1982, September 30, 1983, and September 30, 1984, not less than $20,000,000 per fiscal year shall be obligated under section 402 of title 23, United States Code, for the purpose of enforcing the fifty-five miles per hour speed limit established by section 154 of such title. 23 USC 154. (3) Each State shall expend each fiscal year not less than 2 per centum of the amount apportioned to it for such fiscal year of the sums authorized by paragraph (1) of this subsection, for programs to encourage the use of safety belte by drivers of, and passengers in, motor vehicles. (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total of all obligations for highway safety programs carried out by the National