Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 2.djvu/935

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PUBLIC LAW 102-237—DEC. 13, 1991 105 STAT. 1887 any actions that could be taken at the Federal, State, or local level to remedy the problems. (3) CONSULTATION. — In completing the report and recommendations, the Comptroller General shall consult with Indian tribes. State agencies, and other appropriate parties. SEC. 909. VALUE OF ALLOTMENT. Section 8(b) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2017(b)) is amended— (1) by striking "the allotment provided any eligible household" and inserting "benefits that may be provided under this Act, whether through coupons, access devices, or otherwise"; and (2) by striking "an allotment" and inserting "benefits". SEC. 910. PRORATING WITHIN A CERTIFICATION PERIOD. Section 8(c) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2017(c)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following new sentence: "Households shall receive full months' allotments for all months within a certification period, except as provided in the first sentence of this paragraph with respect to an initial month."; and (2) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking "previous participation in such program" and inserting "the expiration of a certification period or after the termination of the certification of a household, during a certification period, when the household ceased to be eligible after notice and an opportunity for a hearing under section ll(e)(10)". SEC. 911. RECOVERY OF CLAIMS CAUSED BY NONFRAUDULENT HOUSE- HOLD ERRORS. The first sentence of section 13(b)(2)(A) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2022(b)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: ", except that the household shall be given notice permitting it to elect another means of repayment and given 10 days to make such an election before the State agency commences action to reduce the household's monthly allotment". SEC. 912. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS FOR VEHICLE EXCLUSION LIMIT. 7 USC 2026 note. The Secretary of Agriculture shall solicit requests to participate in the demonstration projects required by section 17(h) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2026(h)) by May 1, 1992. The projects shall commence operations no later than January 1, 1993. SEC. 913. DEFINITION OF RETAIL FOOD STORE. Section 11002(f)(3) of the Homeless Eligibility Clarification Act (Public Law 99-570; 7 U.S.C. 2012 note) is amended by striking "and (b)" and inserting ", (b), and (c)". Subtitle B—Commodity Distribution SEC. 921. EXTENSION OF ELDERLY COMMODITY PROCESSING DEM- ONSTRATIONS. Section 1114(a)(2)(D) of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (7 U.S.C. 1431e(2)(D)) is amended by striking "1992 and 1993" and inserting "1992, 1993, and 1994".