Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 3.djvu/543

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PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2273 "(4) No cause of action may be brought under this subsection later than 10 years after the aUen last received any benefit under any means-tested public benefits program. "(5) If, pursuant to the terms of this subsection, a Federal, State, or local agency requests reimbursement from the sponsor in the amount of assistance provided, or brings an action against the sponsor pursuant to the affidavit of support, the appropriate agency may appoint or hire an individual or other person to act on behalf of such agency acting under the authority of law for purposes of collecting any moneys owed. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude any appropriate Federal, State, or local agency from directly requesting reimbursement from a sponsor for the amount of assistance provided, or from bringing an action against a sponsor pursuant to an affidavit of support. "(f) DEFINITIONS.— For the purposes of this section— " (1) SPONSOR.—The term 'sponsor' means an individual who— "(A) is a citizen or national of the United States or an alien who is lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence; "(B) is 18 years of age or over; "(C) is domiciled in any of the 50 States or the District of Columbia; and "(D) is the person petitioning for the admission of the alien under section 204.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.— The table of contents of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 213 the following: "Sec. 213A. Requirements for sponsor's affidavit of support.". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Subsection (a) of section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as inserted by subsection (a) of this section, shall apply to affidavits of support executed on or after a date specified by the Attorney General, which date shall be not earlier than 60 days (and not later than 90 days) after the date the Attorney General formulates the form for such affidavits under subsection (b) of such section. (d) BENEFITS NOT SUBJECT TO REIMBURSEMENT. —Requirements for reimbursement by a sponsor for benefits provided to a sponsored gJien pursuant to an affidavit of support under section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall not apply with respect to the following: (1) Medical assistance described in section 401(b)(1)(A) or assistance described in section 411(b)(1). (2) Short-term, non-cash, in-kind emergency disaster relief. (3) Assistance or benefits under the National School Lunch Act. (4) Assistance or benefits under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. (5) Public health assistance for immunizations (not including any assistance under title XIX of the Social Security Act) with respect to immunizable diseases and for testing and treatment of symptoms of commimicable diseases whether or not such sjonptoms are caused by a commimicable disease. (6) Payments for foster care and adoption assistance under parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act for a parent or a child, but only if the foster or adoptive parent 8 USC 1138a note. 8 USC 1138a note.