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104 STAT. 1286 PUBLIC LAW 101-502—NOV. 3, 1990 Appropriation authorization. Claims. Courts. the supply. Such proceeds shall remain available for such purpose until expended. (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — For the purpose of carry- ing out subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1991, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1992 through 1995. SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF NATIONAL VACCINE PROGRAM. Section 2106 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa-6) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking "there are authorized" and all that follows and inserting the following: "there are authorized to be appropriated $4,000,000 for fiscal year 1991, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1992 through 1995. "; and (2) in subsectionflj),by striking "there are authorized" and all that follows and inserting the following: "there are authorized to be appropriated $30,000,000 for fiscal year 1991, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1992 through 1995.". SEC. 5. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. (a) SECTION 2111.— Section 2111 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa-ll) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(2)(A), by striking "unless" and all that follows in that subsection and inserting the following: "unless a petition has been filed, in accordance with section 2116, for compensation under the Program for such injury or death and— "(i)(I) the United States Claims Court has issued a judgment under section 2112 on such petition, and "(II) such person elects under section 2121(a) to file such an action, or "(ii) such person elects to withdraw such petition under section 2121(b) or such petition is considered withdrawn under such section.", (2) in subsection (a)(5)(A), by striking "without prejudice" the second time it occurs, (3) in subsection (a)(5)(B), by striking "plaintiff who" and inserting "plaintiff, (4) in subsection (d), by striking "(d) except as provided in paragraph (3)," before "(d) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, and (5) in subsection (e), by striking "(e)" before "(e) SCHEDULE". (b) SECTION 2112. — (1) SUSPENSION OF PROCEEDINGS. —Section 2112(d)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa-12(d)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(D) If, in reviewing proceedings on petitions for vaccine-related injuries or deaths associated with the administration of vaccines before the effective date of this part, the chief special master determines that the number of filings and resultant workload place an undue burden on the parties or the special master involved in such proceedings, the chief special master may, in the interest of justice, suspend proceedings on any petition for up to 180 days in addition to the suspension time under subparagraph (C).". (2) NOTICE. —Section 2112 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa-12) is amended by adding at the end the following: " (g) NOTICE. — If—