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P.L. 100-203 (1) the creation of cooperative approaches between the Social Security Administration, State and local governments, shelters for the homeless, and other providers of services to the homeless;

(2) the establishment, where appropriate, of multi- agency SSI Outreach Teams (as described in subsection (c)), to facilitate communication between the agencies and staff involved in taking and processing claims for SSI and other benefits by the homeless who use shelters;

(3) special efforts to identify homeless individuals who are potentially eligible for SSI or other benefits under the Social Security Act;

(4) the provision of special assistance to the homeless in applying for benefits, including assistance in obtaining and developing evidence of disability and supporting documentation for nondisability-related eligibility requirements;

(5) the provision of special training and assistance to public and private agency staff, including shelter employees, on disability eligibility procedures and evidentiary requirements;

(6) the provision of ongoing assistance to formerly homeless individuals to ensure their responding to information requests related to periodic redeterminations of eligibility for SSI and other benefits;

(7) the provision of assistance in ensuring appropriate use of benefit funds for the purpose of enabling homeless individuals to obtain permanent housing, nutrition, and physical and mental health care, including the use, where appropriate, of the disabled individual's representative payee for case management services; and

(8) such other procedures and services as the Secretary may approve. (c) SSI OUTREACH TEAM PROJECTS.(1) If a State applies for funds under this section for the purpose of establishing a multi-agency SSI Outreach Team, the membership and functions of such Team shall be as follows (except as provided in paragraph (2))

(A) The membership of the Team shall include a social services case worker (or case workers, if necessary); a consultative medical examiner who is qualified to provide consultative examinations for the Disability Determination Service of the State; a disability examiner, from the State Disability Determination Service; and a claims representative from an office of the Social Security Administration, (B) The Team shall have designated members responsible for

(i) identification of homeless individuals who are potentially eligible for SSI or other benefits under the Social Security Act;

(ii) ensuring that such individuals understand their rights under the programs;

(iii) assisting such individuals in applying for benefits, including assistance in obtaining and developing evidence and supporting documentation relating to disability-and nondisability-related eligibility requirements;

(iv) arranging transportation and accompanying applicants to necessary examinations, if needed; and

(v) providing for the tracking and monitoring of all claims for benefits by

individuals under the project. (2) If the Secretary determines that an application by a State for an SSI Outreach Team Project under this section which proposes a membership and functions for such Team different from those prescribed in paragraph (1) but which is expected to be as effective, the Secretary may waive the requirements of such paragraph.

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(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary

(A) the sum of $1,250,000 for the fiscal year 1988;
(B) the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year 1989; and
(C) such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year thereafter.

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83 P.L. 104-66, 81061(e); 109 Stat. 720.

P.L. 100-203

SEC. 9151 [26 U.S.C. 3304 note) DETERMINATION OF AMOUNT OF FEDERAL SHARE WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN EXTENDED BENEFITS PAY. MENTS.

For the purpose of determining the amount of the Federal payment to any State under section 204(aX1) of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 with respect to the implementation of paragraph (3) of section 202(a) of such Act (as added by section 1024(a) of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980), such paragraph shall be considered to apply only with respect to weeks of unemployment beginning after October 31, 1981, except that for any State in which the State legislature did not meet in 1981, it shall be considered to apply for such purpose only with respect to weeks of unemployment beginning after October 31, 1982.

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(Internal References.-S.S. Act 88711(b), 1814(1), 1848(b), 1861(s), and 1886(d) and (i) cite the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 and S.S. Act titles IX, XI part B, XVI (SSI), XVIII and part A and part B, XIX and $8218, 1819, 18616), 1876, 1883, 1886, 1919 catchlines and $81819(h), 1834(a), 1842(i) and (j), 1862(a), 1866(c), 1869(b), 1875(b), 1886(d), 1888(d), 1902(a) and (e), 1903(a), (f), and (m), and 1919(e), have footnotes referring to P.L. 100-203. P.L. 90-248, $402 catchline (this volume) has a footnote referring to P.L. 100-203.)

P.L. 100-204, Approved December 22, 1987 (101 Stat. 1931)
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989

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SEC. 724. (22 U.S.C. 287 note] POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.

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(d) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES.-The Commission may secure directly from any Federal agency information necessary to enable it to carry out this part. Upon request of the Chairman of the Commission, the head of any such Federal agency shall furnish such information to the Commission, to the extent authorized by law; except that the head of any Federal agency to which a request for information is provided pursuant to this subsection may deny access to such information, or make access subject to such terms and conditions as the head of that agency may prescribe, on the basis that the information in question is classified and the Commission does not have adequate procedure to safeguard the information in question, or that the Commission does not have a need to know the classified information. In addition, a Federal agency may not provide the Commission with information that could disclose intelligence sources or methods without first securing the approval of the Director of Central Intelligence. The head of any such Federal agency may provide information on a reimbursable basis.

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(b) DETAILING OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL .-Upon request of the Commission, the head of any Federal agency may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of that agency to the Commission to assist it in carrying out this part.

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P.L. 100-235

(Internal References.S.S. Act titles II, IV, XI, XVI (SSI), XVIII, and XIX catchlines have footnotes referring to P.L. 100-204.)

P.L. 100-235, Approved January 8, 1988 (101 Stat. 1724)

Computer Security Act of 1987

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Sec. 5. [40 U.S.C. 759 note] FEDERAL COMPUTER SYSTEM SECURITY TRAINING.

(a) IN GENERAL.-Each Federal agency shall provide for the mandatory periodic training in computer security awareness and accepted computer security practice of all employees who are involved with the management, use, or operation of each Federal computer system within or under the supervision of that agency. Such training shall be

(1) provided in accordance with the guidelines developed pursuant to section 20(aX5) of the National Bureau of Standards Act 84 (as added by section 3 of this Act), and in accordance with the regulations issued under subsection (c) of this section for Federal civilian employees; or

(2) provided by an alternative training program approved by the head of that agency on the basis of a determination that the alternative training program is at least as effective in accomplishing the objectives of such guidelines and

regulations. (b) TRAINING OBJECTIVES.—Training under this section shall be started within 60 days after the issuance of the regulations described in subsection (c). Such training shall be designed

(1) to enhance employees' awareness of the threats to and vulnerability of computer systems; and

(2) to encourage the use of improved computer security practices.

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Sec. 6 (40 U.S.C. 759 note] ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS SECURITY AND PRIVACY.

(a) IDENTIFICATION OF SYSTEMS THAT CONTAIN SENSITIVE INFORMATION.—Within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, each Federal agency shall identify each Federal computer system, and system under development, which is within or under the supervision of that agency and which contains sensitive information.

(b) SECURITY PLAN.–Within one year after the date of enactment of this Act, each such agency shall, consistent with the standards, guidelines, policies, and regulations prescribed pursuant to section 111(d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, establish a plan for the security and privacy of each Federal computer system identified by that agency pursuant to subsection (a) that is commensurate with the risk and magnitude of the harm resulting from the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of the information contained in such system. Copies of each such plan shall be transmitted to the National Bureau of Standards 85 and the National Security Agency for advice and comment. A summary of such plan shall be included in the agency's five-year plan required by section 3505 of title 44, United States Code. Such plan shall be subject to disapproval by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Such plan shall be revised annually as necessary.

SEC. 7 (40 U.S.C. 759 note)

DEFINITIONS.

84 P.L. 100-418, 85115(aX2), renamed this Act the "National Institute of Standards and Technology Act".

85 P.L. 100-418, 85115(c), deems this a reference to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

P.L. 100-235

As used in this Act, the terms "computer system", "Federal computer system", "operator of a Federal computer system", "sensitive information", and "Federal agency' have the meanings given in section 20(d) of the National Bureau of Standards Act (as added by section 3 of this Act).

SEC. 8 (40 U.S.C. 759 note]

RULES OF CONSTRUCTION OF ACT.

Nothing in this Act, or in any amendment made by this Act, shall be construed

(1) to constitute authority to withhold information sought pursuant to section 552 of title 5, United States Code; or

(2) to authorize any Federal agency to limit, restrict, regulate, or control the collection, maintenance, disclosure, use, transfer, or sale of any information (regardless of the medium in which the information may be maintained) that is

(A) privately-owned information;

(B) disclosable under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, or other law requiring or authorizing the public disclosure of information; or

(C) public domain information. (Internal References.S.S. Act titles II, IV, XI, XVI (SSI), XVIII, and XIX catchlines have footnotes referring to P.L. 100-235.)

P.L, 100-300, Approved April 29, 1988 (102 Stat. 437)

International Child Abduction Remedies Act

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SEC. 3 (42 U.S.C. 11602]

DEFINITIONS.

For the purposes of this Act,

(1) the term "applicant” means any person who, pursuant to the Convention, files an application with the United States Central Authority or a Central Authority of any other party to the Convention for the return of a child alleged to have been wrongfully removed or retained or for arrangements for organizing or securing the effective exercise of rights of access pursuant to the Convention;

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(a) DESIGNATION.—The President shall designate a Federal agency to serve as the Central Authority for the United States under the Convention.

(b) FUNCTIONS.—The functions of the United States Central Authority are those ascribed to the Central Authority by the Convention and this Act.

(c) REGULATORY AUTHORITY.—The United States Central Authority is authorized to issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out its functions under the Convention and this Act.

(d) OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM PARENT LOCATOR SERVICE.—The United States Central Authority may, to the extent authorized by the Social Security Act, obtain information from the Parent Locator Service.4

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(Internal Reference.-S.S. Act $463(e) cites the International Child Abduction emedies Act.)

P.L. 100-360

P.L. 100-360, Approved July 1, 1988 (102 Stat. 683)

Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988

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SEC. 104

EFFECTIVE DATES, TRANSITION, AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

(a) [42 U.S.C. 1395d note] EFFECTIVE DATE.

(1) IN GENERAL.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and subsection (b), the amendments made by this subtitle shall take effect on January 1, 1989, and shall apply

(A) to the inpatient hospital deductible for 1989 and succeeding years,
(B) to care and services furnished on or after January 1, 1989,
(C) to premiums for January 1989 and succeeding months, and

(D) to blood or blood cells furnished on or after January 1, 1989. (2) ELIMINATION OF POST-HOSPITAL REQUIREMENT FOR EXTENDED CARE SERVICES.—The amendments made by this subtitle, insofar as they eliminate the requirement (under section 1812(aX2) of the Social Security Act) that extended care services are only covered under title XVIII of such Act if they are post-hospital extended care services, shall only apply to extended care services furnished pursuant to an admission to a skilled nursing facility occur

ring on or after January 1, 1989. (b) (42 U.S.C. 1395e note) HOLD HARMLESS PROVISIONS.—In the case of an individual for whom a spell of illness (as defined in section 1861(a) of the Social Security Act, as in effect on December 31, 1988) began before January 1, 1989, and had not yet ended as of such date

(1XA) section 1813(a)(1) of such Act (as amended by this subtitle) shall not apply to services furnished during that spell of illness during 1989, and

(B) if that individual begins a period of hospitalization (as defined in such section) during 1989 after the end of that spell of illness, the first period of hospitalization during 1989 that begins after that spell of illness shall be considered to be (for purposes of such section) the first period of hospitalization that begins during that year; and

(2) the amount of any deductible under section 1813(a)(2) of such Act (as amended by this subtitle) shall be reduced during that spell of illness during 1989 to the extent the deductible under such section was applied during the spell of illness.

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SEC. 222 [42 U.S.C. 1395mm note]

ADJUSTMENT OF CONTRACTS WITH PREPAID HEALTH PLANS.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall

(1) modify contracts under section 1876 of the Social Security Act, for portions of contract years occurring after December 31, 1988, to take into account the amendments made by this Act; and

(2) require such organizations and organizations paid under section 1833(aX1XA) of such Act to make appropriate adjustments (including adjustments in premiums and benefits) in the terms of their agreements with medi

care beneficiaries to take into account such amendments. The Secretary shall also provide for appropriate modifications of contracts with health maintenance organizations under section 1876(i)(2XA) of the Social Security Act (as in effect before February 1, 1985), under section 402(a) of the Social Security

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