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PUBLIC LAW 102-106—AUG. 17, 1991 105 STAT. 539 Public Law 102-106 102d Congress An Act To permit the Mayor of the District of Columbia to reduce the budgets of the Board of Education and other independent agencies of the District, to permit the District of Columbia to carry out a program to reduce the number of employees of the District Government, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. Aug. 17.1991 [H.R. 2969] District of Columbia EmeiTgency Deficit This Act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Emergency Reduction Deficit Reduction Act of 1991". Act of 1991. SEC. 2. PERMITTING MAYOR TO REDUCE BUDGETS OF BOARD OF EDU- CATION AND OTHER INDEPENDENT AGENCIES. (a) IN GENERAL.— Title IV of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act is amended by inserting after section 452 the following new section: "REDUCTIONS IN BUDGETS OF INDEPENDENT AGENCIES "SEC. 453. (a) In accordance with subsection (b) and except as provided in subsection (c), the Mayor may reduce amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to independent agencies of the District of Columbia (including the Board of Education) for a fiscal year if the Mayor determines that it is necessary to reduce such amounts to balance the District's budget for the fiscal year. "(b)(1) The Mayor may not make any reduction pursuant to subsection (a) unless the Mayor submits a proposal to make such a reduction to the Council and the Council approves the proposal. "(2) A proposal submitted by the Mayor under paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be approved by the Council— "(A) if no member of the Council files a written objection to the proposal with the Secretary of the Council before the expiration of the 10-day period that begins on the date the Mayor submits the proposal; or "(B) if a member of the Council files such a written objection during the period described in subparagraph (A), if the Council does not disapprove the proposal prior to the expiration of the 45-day period that begins on the date the member files the written objection. "(3) The periods described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2) shall not include any days which are days of recess for the Council (according to the Council's rules). "(c) Subsection (a) shall not apply to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to the District of Columbia courts or the Council.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to budgets for fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 1990.