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114 STAT. 2462 PUBLIC LAW 106-522—NOV. 22, 2000 (b) CLARIFICATION OF APPLICATION OF SCHOOL REFORM ACT. — (1) WAIVER OF DUPLICATE AND CONFLICTING PROVISIONS. — Section 2210 of such Act (sec. 31-2853.20, D.C. Code) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) WAIVER OF APPLICATION OF DUPLICATE AND CONFLICTING PROVISIONS. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and except as otherwise provided in this title, no provision of any law regarding the establishment, administration, or operation of public charter schools in the District of Columbia shall apply with respect to a public charter school or an eligible chartering authority to the extent that the provision duplicates or is inconsistent with any provision of this title.". (2) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendments made by this subsection shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995. (c) LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCHOOL OR PREKINDER- GARTEN PROGRAMS.— (1) IN GENERAL. — Section 2204(c) of such Act (sec. 31- 2853.14(c), D.C. Code) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(18) LICENSING AS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER.—^A public charter school which offers a preschool or prekindergarten program shall be subject to the same child care licensing requirements (if any) which apply to a District of Columbia public school which offers such a program.". (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (A) Section 2202 of such Act (sec. 31-2853.12, D.C. Code) is amended by striking clause (17). (B) Section 2203(h)(2) of such Act (sec. 31-2853.13(h)(2), D.C. Code) is amended by striking "(17),". (d) Section 2403 of the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 (sec. 31-2853.43, D.C. Code) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) ASSIGNMENT OF PAYMENTS.—^A public charter school may assign any payments made to the school under this section to a financial institution for use as collateral to secure a loan or for the repayment of a loan.". (e) Section 2210 of the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 (sec. 31-2853.20, D.C. Code), as amended by subsection (b), is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e) PARTICIPATION IN GSA PROGRAMS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding any provision of this Act or any other provision of law, a public charter school may acquire goods and services through the General Services Administration and may participate in programs of the Administration in the same manner and to the same extent as any entity of the District of Columbia government. "(2) PARTICIPATION BY CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS. —^A public charter school may delegate to a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in the District of Columbia the public charter school's authority under paragraph (1).". SEC. 121. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT Deadline. OF COLUMBIA, (a) The Superintendent of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and the University of the District of