[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-213
111th Congress

An Act


 
To provide a technical adjustment with respect to funding for
independent living centers under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in order
to ensure stability for such centers. <>

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 ``Independent Living Centers Technical
Adjustment Act''.
SEC. 2. INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENT.

(a) Grants <> to Centers for Independent
Living in States in Which Federal Funding Exceeds State Funding.--
(1) In general.--If the conditions described in paragraph
(2) are satisfied with respect to a State, in awarding funds to
existing centers for independent living (described in section
722(c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f-1(c)))
in the State, the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services
Administration--
(A) in fiscal year 2010--
(i) shall distribute among such centers funds
appropriated for the centers for independent
living program under part C of title VII of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et
seq.) by any Act other than the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) in
the same proportion as such funds were distributed
among such centers in the State in fiscal year
2009, notwithstanding section 722(e) of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f-1(e))
and any contrary provision of a State plan
submitted under section 704 of such Act (29 U.S.C.
796c); and
(ii) shall disregard any funds provided to
such centers from funds appropriated by the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for
the centers for independent living program under
part C of title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et seq.); and
(B) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent fiscal years,
shall disregard any funds provided to such centers from
funds appropriated by the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) for the
centers for independent living program under part C of
title

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VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et
seq.).
(2) Conditions.--The conditions described in this paragraph
are the following:
(A) The <> Commissioner receives a
request from the State, not later than August 5, 2010,
jointly signed by the State's designated State unit
(referred to in section 704(c) of such Act (29 U.S.C.
796c(c))) and the State's Statewide Independent Living
Council (established under section 705 of such Act (29
U.S.C. 796d)), for the Commissioner to disregard any
funds provided to centers for independent living in the
State from funds appropriated by the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the centers for
independent living program under part C of title VII of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et seq.).
(B) The Commissioner is not conducting a competition
to establish a new part C center for independent living
with funds appropriated by the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 in the State.

(b) Grants to Centers for Independent Living in States in Which
State Funding Equals or Exceeds Federal Funding.--In awarding funds to
existing centers for independent living (described in section 723(c) of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f-2(c))) in a State, the
director of the designated State unit that has approval to make such
awards--
(1) in fiscal year 2010--
(A) may distribute among such centers funds
appropriated for the centers for independent living
program under part C of title VII of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et seq.) by any Act other
than the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
in the same proportion as such funds were distributed
among such centers in the State in fiscal year 2009,
notwithstanding section 723(e) of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f-2(e)) and any contrary provision
of a State plan submitted under section 704 of such Act
(29 U.S.C. 796c); and
(B) may disregard any funds provided to such centers
from funds appropriated by the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the centers for independent
living program under part C of title VII of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et seq.); and
(2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent fiscal years, may
disregard any funds provided to such centers from funds
appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 for the centers for independent living program under

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part C of title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.
796f et seq.).

Approved July 29, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5610:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
June 30, considered and passed House.
July 27, considered and passed Senate, amended.
July 28, House concurred in Senate amendment.