105 STAT. 540 PUBLIC LAW 102-106—AUG. 17, 1991 SEC. 3. PERMITTING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TO CARRY OUT EMPLOYEE SEPARATION PROGRAM. Section 422(3) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act (sec. 1 -242(3), D.C. Code) is amended by striking the period at the end of the fourth sentence and inserting the following: ", except that nothing in this Act shall prohibit the District from separating an officer or employee subject to such system pursuant to procedures established by the Council for the separation of officers and employees whose positions are determined to be excess positions if the separation of such officer or employee is carried out during the 18-month period that begins on the date of the enactment of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 Emergency Amendment Act of 1991.". SEC. 4. PERMITTING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TO ISSUE BONDS FOR FINANCING EXISTING GENERAL FUND DEFICIT. (a) IN GENERAL.— Section 461(a) of the District of Columbia Self- Government and Governmental Reorganization Act (sec. 47-321(a), D.C. Code) is amended— (1) by striking "(a)" and inserting "(a)(D"; (2) by striking "outstanding" and inserting "outstanding, to finance the outstanding accumulated operating deficit of the general fund of the District of $331,589,000, existing as of September 30, 1990,"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2) The District may not issue any general obligation bonds to finance the operating deficit described in paragraph (1) after September 30, 1992.". (b) WAIVER OF 30-DAY CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW PERIOD FOR DIS- TRICT ACT AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF BONDS. —Notwithstanding section 602(c)(l) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, the General Fund Recovery Act of 1991 (D.C. Act 9-64) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of such Act or the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever is later. Approved August 17, 1991. LEGISLATIVE fflSTORY—H.R. 2969: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 102-170 (Comm. on the District of Columbia). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): July 29, considered and passed House. Aug. 2, considered and passed Senate.