20 U.S. Code § 1226a - Contingent extension of programs
(a) Automatic extension
The authorization of appropriations for, or duration of, an applicable program shall be automatically extended for one additional fiscal year unless Congress, in the regular session that ends prior to the beginning of the terminal fiscal year of such authorization or duration, has passed legislation that becomes law and extends or repeals the authorization or duration of such program.
(b) Amount of appropriation
The amount authorized to be appropriated for the period of automatic extension under subsection (a) of this section of an applicable program shall be the amount authorized to be appropriated for such program for the terminal fiscal year of the applicable program.
(c) Acts and determinations necessary for program continuation
If the Secretary is required, in the terminal fiscal year of an applicable program, to carry out certain acts or make certain determinations that are necessary for the continuation of such program, such acts or determinations shall be required to be carried out or made during the period of automatic extension under subsection (a) of this section.
Source(Pub. L. 90–247, title IV, § 422, formerly § 414, as added Pub. L. 93–380, title V, § 506(a)(2)(B),Aug. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 563; amended Pub. L. 96–374, title XIII, § 1301,Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1496; renumbered § 422 and amended Pub. L. 103–382, title II, §§ 212(b)(1), 233,Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3913, 3915.)
A prior section 422 ofPub. L. 90–247was renumbered section 431, and is classified to section 1231a of this title.
Another prior section 422 ofPub. L. 90–247was renumbered section 438, and is classified to section 1232a of this title.
1994—Pub. L. 103–382, § 233, amended section generally, revising and restating former subsecs. (a) and (b) assubsecs. (a) to (c) and adding subsec. (d).
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–374inserted provisions for the automatic extension of an authorization or duration of two additional fiscal years for any applicable program authorized to be included in the Appropriation Act for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which appropriations are available for obligation.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–374effective Oct. 1, 1980, see section 1393(a) ofPub. L. 96–374, set out as a note under section 1001 of this title.
Indochinese Refugee Children Education Assistance Programs; Applicability of Contingent Extension Provisions
Applicability of contingent extension provisions to any program of financial assistance for educational purposes for Indochinese refugee children, see section 327 ofPub. L. 94–482, set out as a note under section 1225 of this title.
Limitation on Extension of Programs
Pub. L. 94–328, § 2(d),June 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 727, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending sections 1070a, 1074, 1078 and 1078a of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 2756 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare] shall not be deemed to authorize the automatic extension of the programs so amended, under section 414 [now 422] of the General Education Provisions Act [this section], beyond the date specified in such amendments.”