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108 STAT. 4454 PUBLIC LAW 103-432—OCT. 31, 1994

    • (C)(i) has reviewed (or within 12 months after the

date of the enactment of this paragraph will review) State policies and administrative and judicial procedures in effect for children abandoned at or shortly after birth (including poHcies and procedures providing for legal representation of such children); and

    • (ii) is implementing (or within 24 months after the

date of the enactment of this paragraph will implement) such policies and procedures as the State determines, on the basis of the review described in clause (i), to be necessarv to enable permanent decisions to be made expeditiously with respect to the placement of such children. ". (b) RESTRICTION ON REALLOTMENT. —Section 424 (42 U.S.C. 624) is amended— (1) in the first sentence, by striking "The amount" and inserting the following:

    • (a) IN GENERAL. —Subject to subsection (b), the amount"; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

    • (b) EXCEPTION RELATING TO FOSTER CHILD PROTECTIONS.—

The Secretary shall not reallot under subsection (a) of this section any amount that is withheld or recovered fix)m a State due to the failure of the State to meet the requirements of section 422(b)(9).". (c) REPEAL. —Section 427 (42 U.S.C. 627) is hereby repealed. (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (1) Section 423(a) (42 U.S.C. 623(a)) is amended by striking "and in section 427". (2) Section 425(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 625(a)(2)) is amended by striking "the statistical report required by section" and inserting "section 422(b)(9) or". (3) Section 472(d) (42 U.S.C. 672(d)) is amended by striking "4 27(b)" and inserting "422(b)(9)". 42 USC 622 note. (e) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendments and repeal made by this section shall be effective witii respect to fiscal years beginning on or after April 1, 1996. SEC. 203. CONFORMITY REVIEWS. (a) IN GENERAL.— Part A of title XI (42 U.S.C. 1301-1320b- 13) is amended by inserting after section 1122 the following: "REVIEWS OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAMS, AND OF FOS- TER CARE AND ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, FOR CONFORMITY WITH STATE PLAN REQUIREMENTS Regulations. "SEC. 1123. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary, in consultation with the State agencies administering the State programs under parts B and E of title IV, shall promulgate regulations for the review of such programs to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity with— "(1) State plan requirements under such parts B and E, "(2) implementing regulations promulgated by the SecretEuv, and

  • \3) the relevant approved State plans.

"(b) ELEMENTS OF REVIEW SYSTEM. —The regulations referred to in subsection (a) shall— "(1) specify the timetable for conformity reviews of State programs, including-— "(A) an initial review of each State program;