American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009/Division B/Title I/Subtitle I/Part V

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PART V—GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 1891. EFFECTIVE DATE.[edit]

(a) In General.—Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, and subsection (b) of this section, this subtitle and the amendments made by this subtitle—
(1) shall take effect upon the expiration of the 90-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act; and
(2) shall apply to—
(A) petitions for certification filed under chapter 2, 3, or 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 on or after the effective date described in paragraph (1); and
(B) petitions for assistance and proposals for grants filed under chapter 4 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 on or after such effective date.
(b) Certifications Made Before Effective Date.—Notwithstanding subsection (a)—
(1) a worker shall continue to receive (or be eligible to receive) trade adjustment assistance and other benefits under subchapter B of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on the day before the effective date described in subsection (a)(1), for any week for which the worker meets the eligibility requirements of such chapter 2 as in effect on the day before such effective date, if the worker—
(A) is certified as eligible for trade adjustment assistance benefits under such chapter 2 pursuant to a petition filed under section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974 on or before such effective date; and
(B) would otherwise be eligible to receive trade adjustment assistance benefits under such chapter as in effect on the day before such effective date;
(2) a worker shall continue to receive (or be eligible to receive) benefits under section 246(a)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on the day before the effective date described in subsection (a)(1), for such period for which the worker meets the eligibility requirements of section 246 of that Act as in effect on the day before such effective date, if the worker—
(A) is certified as eligible for benefits under such section 246 pursuant to a petition filed under section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974 on or before such effective date; and
(B) would otherwise be eligible to receive benefits under such section 246(a)(2) as in effect on the day before such effective date; and
(3) a firm shall continue to receive (or be eligible to receive) adjustment assistance under chapter 3 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on the day before the effective date described in subsection (a)(1), for such period for which the firm meets the eligibility requirements of such chapter 3 as in effect on the day before such effective date, if the firm—
(A) is certified as eligible for benefits under such chapter 3 pursuant to a petition filed under section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 on or before such effective date; and
(B) would otherwise be eligible to receive benefits under such chapter 3 as in effect on the day before such effective date.

SEC. 1892. EXTENSION OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.[edit]

(a) For Workers.—Section 245(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2317(a)) is amended by striking "December 31, 2007" and inserting "December 31, 2010".
(b) Termination.—Section 285 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 note prec.) is amended—
(1) in subsection (a), by striking "December 31, 2007" each place it appears and inserting "December 31, 2010"; and
(2) by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
"(b) Other Assistance.—
"(1) Assistance for firms.—
"(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), technical assistance and grants may not be provided under chapter 3 after December 31, 2010.
"(B) Exception.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any technical assistance or grant approved under chapter 3 on or before December 31, 2010, may be provided—
"(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such chapter for such purpose; and
"(ii) to the extent the recipient of the technical assistance or grant is otherwise eligible to receive such technical assistance or grant, as the case may be.
"(2) Farmers.—
"(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), technical assistance and financial assistance may not be provided under chapter 6 after December 31, 2010.
"(B) Exception.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any technical or financial assistance approved under chapter 6 on or before December 31, 2010, may be provided—
"(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such chapter for such purpose; and
"(ii) to the extent the recipient of the technical or financial assistance is otherwise eligible to receive such technical or financial assistance, as the case may be.
"(3) Assistance for communities.—
"(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), technical assistance and grants may not be provided under chapter 4 after December 31, 2010.
"(B) Exception.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any technical assistance or grant approved under chapter 4 on or before December 31, 2010, may be provided—
"(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such chapter for such purpose; and
"(ii) to the extent the recipient of the technical assistance or grant is otherwise eligible to receive such technical assistance or grant, as the case may be.".

SEC. 1893. TERMINATION; RELATED PROVISIONS.[edit]

(a) Sunset.—
(1) In general.—Subject to paragraph (2), the amendments made by this subtitle to chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.) shall not apply on or after January 1, 2011.
(2) Exception.—The amendments made by this subtitle to section 285 of the Trade Act of 1974 shall continue to apply on and after January 1, 2011, with respect to—
(A) workers certified as eligible for trade adjustment assistance benefits under chapter 2 of title II of that Act pursuant to petitions filed under section 221 of that Act before January 1, 2011;
(B) firms certified as eligible for technical assistance or grants under chapter 3 of title II of that Act pursuant to petitions filed under section 251 of that Act before January 1, 2011;
(C) recipients approved for technical assistance or grants under chapter 4 of title II of that Act pursuant to petitions for assistance or proposals for grants (as the case may be) filed pursuant to such chapter before January 1, 2011; and
(D) agricultural commodity producers certified as eligible for technical or financial assistance under chapter 6 of title II of that Act pursuant to petitions filed under section 292 of that Act before January 1, 2011.
(b) Application of Prior Law.—Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.) shall be applied and administered beginning January 1, 2011, as if the amendments made by this subtitle (other than part VI) had never been enacted, except that in applying and administering such chapters—
(1) section 245 of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting "2011" for "2007";
(2) section 246(b) of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting "December 31, 2011" for "the date that is 5 years" and all that follows through "State";
(3) section 256(b) of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting "the 1-year period beginning January 1, 2011" for "each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007, and $4,000,000 for the 3-month period beginning October 1, 2007";
(4) section 298(a) of that Act shall be applied and administered by substituting "the 1-year period beginning January 1, 2011" for "each of the fiscal years" and all that follows through "October 1, 2007"; and
(5) subject to subsection (a)(2), section 285 of that Act shall be applied and administered—
(A) in subsection (a), by substituting "2011" for "2007" each place it appears; and
(B) by applying and administering subsection (b) as if it read as follows:
"(b) Other Assistance.—
"(1) Assistance for firms.—
"(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), assistance may not be provided under chapter 3 after December 31, 2011.
"(B) Exception.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any assistance approved under chapter 3 on or before December 31, 2011, may be provided—
"(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such chapter for such purpose; and
"(ii) to the extent the recipient of the assistance is otherwise eligible to receive such assistance.
"(2) Farmers.—
"(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), assistance may not be provided under chapter 6 after December 31, 2011.
"(B) Exception.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any assistance approved under chapter 6 on or before December 31, 2011, may be provided—
"(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such chapter for such purpose; and
"(ii) to the extent the recipient of the assistance is otherwise eligible to receive such assistance.".

SEC. 1894. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT.[edit]

Not later than September 30, 2012, the Comptroller General of the United States shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives a comprehensive report on the operation and effectiveness of the amendments made by this subtitle to chapters 2, 3, 4, and 6 of the Trade Act of 1974.

SEC. 1895. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION.[edit]

Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subtitle are designated as an emergency requirement and necessary to meet emergency needs pursuant to section 204(a) of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress) and section 301(b)(2) of S. Con. Res. 70 (110th Congress), the concurrent resolutions on the budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.