7 U.S. Code § 940d - Limitations on authorization of appropriations
(a) “Adjustment percentage” defined
As used in this section, the term “adjustment percentage” means, with respect to a fiscal year, the percentage (if any) by which—
(1) the average of the Consumer Price Index (as defined in section 1 (f)(5) of title 26) for the 1-year period ending on July 31 of the immediately preceding fiscal year; exceeds
(b) Fiscal years 1994 through 1998
In the case of each of fiscal years 1994 through 1998, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary for the cost of loans in the following amounts, for the following purposes:
(1) Electric hardship loans
(2) Electric municipal rate loans
(3) Telephone hardship loans
(c) Funding levels
The Secretary shall make insured loans under this subchapter for the purposes, in the amounts, and for the periods of time specified in subsection (b) of this section, as provided in advance in appropriations Acts.
(d) Availability of funds for insured loans
Amounts made available for loans under section 935 of this title are authorized to remain available until expended.
Source(May 20, 1936, ch. 432, title III, § 314, as added Pub. L. 101–508, title I, § 1201,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–7; amended Pub. L. 103–129, § 2(b)(1),Nov. 1, 1993, 107 Stat. 1362; Pub. L. 103–354, title II, § 235(a)(13),Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3221.)
1994—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 103–354substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator”.
1993—Pub. L. 103–129amended section generally, substituting provisions authorizing appropriations for the cost of electric hardship loans, electric municipal rate loans, telephone hardship loans, and telephone cost-of-money loans under section 935 of this title for fiscal years 1994 through 1998 for provisions directing the Administrator to make insured loans from the Rural Electrification and Telephone Revolving Fund under section 931 of this title for fiscal years 1991 through 1995, to reduce the amounts of such loans to obtain funds to guarantee the loans, and to guarantee the loans upon request of the borrower at 90 percent of the principal and interest.
Pub. L. 101–508, title I, § 1301,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–12, provided that: “This title and the amendments made by this title [enacting this section, amending sections 511r, 1441–2, 1444–2, 1444f, 1445, 1445b–3a, 1445c–3, 1445j, 1446e, 1446f to 1446h, 1722, 1736, 1736a, 1783, 1994, 1999, and 5822 of this title and section 136a of Title 21, Food and Drugs, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 136w, 1421, and 1445b–3a of this title, and amending provisions set out as notes under sections 1421 and 1999 of this title] shall become effective 1 day after the date of enactment of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 [Nov. 28, 1990], or December 1, 1990, whichever is earlier.”