[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-157
111th Congress

An Act


 
To provide a temporary extension of certain programs, 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.

This Act may be cited as the ``Continuing Extension Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROVISIONS.

(a) In General.--(1) Section 4007 of the Supplemental Appropriations
Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-252; 26 U.S.C. 3304 note) is amended--
(A) by striking ``April 5, 2010'' each place it appears and
inserting ``June 2, 2010'';
(B) in the heading for subsection (b)(2), by striking
``april 5, 2010'' and inserting ``june 2, 2010''; and
(C) in subsection (b)(3), by striking ``September 4, 2010''
and inserting ``November 6, 2010''.

(2) Section 2002(e) of the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and
Struggling Families Act, as contained in Public Law 111-5 (26 U.S.C.
3304 note; 123 Stat. 438), is amended--
(A) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``April 5, 2010'' and
inserting ``June 2, 2010'';
(B) in the heading for paragraph (2), by striking ``april 5,
2010'' and inserting ``june 2, 2010''; and
(C) in paragraph (3), by striking ``October 5, 2010'' and
inserting ``December 7, 2010''.

(3) Section 2005 of the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and
Struggling Families Act, as contained in Public Law 111-5 (26 U.S.C.
3304 note; 123 Stat. 444), is amended--
(A) by striking ``April 5, 2010'' each place it appears and
inserting ``June 2, 2010''; and
(B) in subsection (c), by striking ``September 4, 2010'' and
inserting ``November 6, 2010''.

(4) Section 5 of the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008
(Public Law 110-449; 26 U.S.C. 3304 note) is amended by striking
``September 4, 2010'' and inserting ``November 6, 2010''.
(b) Funding.--Section 4004(e)(1) of the Supplemental Appropriations
Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-252; 26 U.S.C. 3304 note) is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' at the end;
(2) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following new
subparagraph:

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``(E) the amendments made by section 2(a)(1) of the
Continuing Extension Act of 2010; and''.

(c) Effective Date.--The <> amendments made
by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the
Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-144).
SEC. 3. EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR COBRA
BENEFITS.

(a) Extension of Eligibility Period.--Subsection (a)(3)(A) of
section 3001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), as amended by section 3(a) of the Temporary
Extension Act of 2010 <> (Public Law 111-144),
is amended by striking ``March 31, 2010'' and inserting ``May 31,
2010''.

(b) Rules Relating to 2010 Extension.--Subsection (a) of section
3001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Public Law 111-5), as amended by section 3(b) of the Temporary
Extension Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-144), is amended by adding at the
end the following:
``(18) Rules related to april and may 2010 extension.--In
the case of an individual <> who, with
regard to coverage described in paragraph (10)(B), experiences a
qualifying event related to a termination of employment on or
after April 1, 2010 and prior to the date of the enactment of
this paragraph, rules similar to those in paragraphs (4)(A) and
(7)(C) shall apply with respect to all continuation coverage,
including State continuation coverage programs.''.

(c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take
effect as if included in the provisions of section 3001 of division B of
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
SEC. 4. INCREASE IN THE MEDICARE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT UPDATE.

Paragraph (10) of section 1848(d) of the Social Security Act, as
added by section 1011(a) of the Department of Defense Appropriations
Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-118) and as amended by section 5 of the
Temporary Extension Act of <> 2010 (Public Law
111-144), is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``March 31, 2010'' and
inserting ``May 31, 2010''; and
(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``April 1, 2010'' and
inserting ``June 1, 2010''.
SEC. 5. EHR CLARIFICATION.

(a) Qualification for Clinic-based Physicians.--
(1) Medicare.--Section 1848(o)(1)(C)(ii) of the Social
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-4(o)(1)(C)(ii)) is amended by
striking ``setting (whether inpatient or outpatient)'' and
inserting ``inpatient or emergency room setting''.
(2) Medicaid.--Section 1903(t)(3)(D) of the Social Security
Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(t)(3)(D)) is amended by striking ``setting
(whether inpatient or outpatient)'' and inserting ``inpatient or
emergency room setting''.

(b) Effective <> Date.--The amendments
made by subsection (a) shall be effective as if included in the
enactment of the HITECH Act (included in the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5)).

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(c) Implementation.--Notwithstanding <> any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human
Services may implement the amendments made by this section by program
instruction or otherwise.
SEC. 6. EXTENSION OF USE OF 2009 POVERTY GUIDELINES.

Section 1012 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
(Public Law 111-118), as amended by section 7 of the Temporary Extension
Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-144), <> is amended
by striking ``March 31, 2010'' and inserting ``May 31, 2010''.
SEC. 7. EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.

(a) Extension.--Section 129 of the Continuing Appropriations
Resolution, 2010 (Public Law 111-68), as amended by section 8 of Public
Law 111-144, <> is amended by striking ``by
substituting'' and all that follows through the period at the end and
inserting ``by substituting May 31, 2010, for the date specified in each
such section.''.

(b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall be
considered to have taken effect on February 28, 2010.
SEC. 8. <> COMPENSATION AND RATIFICATION OF
AUTHORITY RELATED TO LAPSE IN HIGHWAY
PROGRAMS.

(a) Compensation for Federal Employees.--Any Federal employees
furloughed as a result of the lapse in expenditure authority from the
Highway Trust Fund after 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2010, through March
2, 2010, shall be compensated for the period of that lapse at their
standard rates of compensation, as determined under policies established
by the Secretary of Transportation.
(b) Ratification of Essential Actions.--All actions taken by Federal
employees, contractors, and grantees for the purposes of maintaining the
essential level of Government operations, services, and activities to
protect life and property and to bring about orderly termination of
Government functions during the lapse in expenditure authority from the
Highway Trust Fund after 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2010, through March
2, 2010, are hereby ratified and approved if otherwise in accord with
the provisions of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010
(division B of Public Law 111-68).
(c) Funding.--Funds used by the Secretary to compensate employees
described in subsection (a) shall be derived from funds previously
authorized out of the Highway Trust Fund and made available or limited
to the Department of Transportation by the Consolidated Appropriations
Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117) and shall be subject to the obligation
limitations established in such Act.
(d) Expenditures From Highway Trust Fund.-- <> To permit expenditures from the Highway Trust Fund to effectuate
the purposes of this section, this section shall be deemed to be a
section of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010 (division B of
Public Law 111-68), as in effect on the date of the enactment of the
last amendment to such Resolution.
SEC. 9. SATELLITE TELEVISION EXTENSION.

(a) Amendments to Section 119 of Title 17, United States Code.--

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(1) In general.--Section 119 of title 17, United States
Code, is amended--
(A) in subsection (c)(1)(E), by striking ``April 30,
2010'' and inserting ``May 31, 2010''; and
(B) in subsection (e), by striking ``April 30,
2010'' and inserting ``May 31, 2010''.
(2) Termination of license.--Section 1003(a)(2)(A) of Public
Law 111-118 <> is amended by striking
``April 30, 2010'', and inserting ``May 31, 2010''.

(b) Amendments to Communications Act of 1934.--Section 325(b) of the
Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 325(b)) is amended--
(1) in paragraph (2)(C), by striking ``April 30, 2010'' and
inserting ``May 31, 2010''; and
(2) in paragraph (3)(C), by striking ``May 1, 2010'' each
place it appears in clauses (ii) and (iii) and inserting ``June
1, 2010''.
SEC. 10. EXTENSION OF SMALL BUSINESS LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM.

(a) Appropriation.--There is appropriated, out of any funds in the
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $80,000,000, for an additional
amount for ``Small Business Administration--Business Loans Program
Account'', to remain available until expended, for the cost of fee
reductions and eliminations under section 501 of division A of the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123
Stat. 151) and loan guarantees under section 502 of division A of the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123
Stat. 152), as amended by this section:  Provided, That such costs shall
be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
(b) Extension of Sunset Date.--Section 502(f) of division A of the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123
Stat. 153) is amended by striking ``April 30, 2010'' and inserting ``May
31, 2010''.
SEC. 11. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING A VALUE ADDED TAX.

It is the sense of the Senate that the Value Added Tax is a massive
tax increase that will cripple families on fixed income and only further
push back America's economic recovery and the Senate opposes a Value
Added Tax.
SEC. 12. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

(a) In General.--The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose
of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be
determined by reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary
Effects of PAYGO Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in
the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee,
provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on
passage.
(b) Emergency Designation for Congressional Enforcement.--This Act,
with the exception of section 4, is designated as an emergency for
purposes of pay-as-you-go principles. In the Senate, this Act is
designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 403(a) of S.
Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget
for fiscal year 2010.

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(c) Emergency Designation for Statutory PAYGO.--This Act, with the
exception of section 4, is designated as an emergency requirement
pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010
(Public Law 111-139; 2 U.S.C. 933(g)).

Approved April 15, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4851 (S. 3153):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Mar. 17, considered and passed House.
Apr. 13, 14, considered in Senate.
Apr. 15, considered and passed Senate, amended. House
concurred in Senate amendment.