Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/525

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PUBLIC L^\W 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-378 (ii) in paragraph (2), by inserting "and" after the semicolon; (iii) in paragraph (3), by striking "; and" and inserting a period; and (iv) by striking paragraph (4); (C) in subsection (d), by inserting after the first sentence the following new sentence: 'The Secretary may use amounts in the Fund to reimburse payment certifying or authorizing agencies for any payment that the Secretary determines would otherwise have been payable from the Fund, and may reimburse certifying or authorizing agencies with amounts recovered because of payee nonentitlement."; (D) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (g); and (E) by inserting after subsection (d) the following new subsections: "(e) The Secretary may waive any provision of this section as may be necessary to ensure that claimants receive timely payments. "(f) Under such conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, the Secretary may delegate duties and powers of the Secretary under this section to the head of an agency. Consistent with a delegation from the Secretary under this subsection, the head of an agency may redelegate those duties and powers to officers or employees of the agency.". (y) Section 3325 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) The head of an executive agency or an officer or employee of an executive agency referred to in subsection (a)(1)(B), as applicable, shall include with each certified voucher submitted to a disbursing official pursuant to this section the taxpayer identifying number of each person to whom payment may be made under the voucher.". (z)(l) IN GENERAL.— Section 3701 of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (A) by amending subsection (a)(1) to read as follows: "(1) 'administrative offset' means withholding funds pay- able by the United States (including funds payable by the United States on behalf of a State government) to, or held by the United States for, a person to satisfy a claim."; (B) by amending subsection (b) to read as follows: "(b)(1) In subchapter II of this chapter and subsection (a)(8) of this section, the terai 'claim' or 'debt' means any amount of funds or property that has been determined by an appropriate official of the Federal Government to be owed to the United States by a person, organization, or entity other than another Federal agency. A claim includes, without limitation— "(A) funds owed on account of loans made, insured, or guaranteed by the Government, including any deficiency or any difference between the price obtained by the Government in the sale of a property and the amount owed to the Government on a mortgage on the property, "(B) expenditures of nonappropriated funds, "(C) over-payments, including payments disallowed by audits performed by the Inspector General of the agency administering the program, "(D) any amount the United States is authorized by statute to collect for the benefit of any person.