Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 1.djvu/133

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PUBLIC LAW 103-225—MAR. 25, 1994 108 STAT. 107 on a monthly basis is 2 years, unless the State demonstrates just cause to the Secretary for a shorter certification period.", (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. — (1) The second sentence of section 3(c) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 2012(c)) is amended by striking "For" and inserting "Except as provided in section 6(c)(1)(C), for". (2) Section 5(f)(2)(C) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 2014(f)(2)(C)) is amended by striking "clauses (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv)" and inserting "clauses (i), (ii), and (iii)". SEC. 102. STAGGERED ISSUANCES ON RESERVATIONS. Section 7(h)(1) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2016(h)(1)) is amended by striking the second sentence and inserting the following new sentence: "Upon the request of the tribal organization that exercises governmental jurisdiction over the reservation, the State agency shall stagger the issuance of benefits for eligible households located on reservations for at least 15 days of a month.". SEC. 103. GAO STUDY AND REPORT ON ADMINISTRATION OF FOOD STAMP PROGRAM BY TRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS. (a) STUDY.— The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study of the feasibihty and desirability of— (1) increasing the opportunity for a tribal organization of an Indian tribe to administer the food stamp program estab- Hshed under the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) in connection with members of the tribe by— (A) modifying the requirements established under sections 3(n)(2) and 11(d) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 2012(n)(2) and 2020(d)); (B) modifying or eliminating the cost-sharing requirements established for the tribal organization under section 16(a) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 2025); and (C) taking such other actions as the Comptroller General considers appropriate; and (2) permitting the tribal organization to establish reasonable and appropriate requirements with respect to issuance, reporting, and certification requirements under the food stamp program for members of the tribe. (b) REPORT,—Not later than December 1, 1994, the Comptroller General shall report the results of the study required under subsection (a) to the Committee on Agriculture, and the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources, of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the Committee on Indian Affairs, of the Senate, so that the results of the study may be considered by the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate during the reauthorization of the food stamp program during 1995. SEC. 104. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. (a) Section 908 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991 (Public Law 102-237; 7 U.S.C. 2015 note) is repealed. 7 USC 2015 note, (b) Section 6(c)(4) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2016 note. 2015(c)(4)) is amended by striking "Any' and inserting "Except as provided in paragraph (1)(C), any".