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From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code
[Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999]

[CITE: 42USC238j]

    Part B - Miscellaneous Provisions
    Sec. 238j. Evaluation of programs
    (a) In general
      Such portion as the Secretary shall determine, but not less than
    0.2 percent nor more than 1 percent, of any amounts appropriated
    for programs authorized under this chapter shall be made available
    for the evaluation (directly, or by grants of contracts) of the
    implementation and effectiveness of such programs.
    (b) Report on evaluations
      Not later than February 1 of each year, the Secretary shall
    prepare and submit to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of
    the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of
    Representatives a report summarizing the findings of the
    evaluations conducted under subsection (a) of this section.
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title II, Sec. 241, formerly title V, Sec.
    513, as added Pub. L. 91-296, title IV, Sec. 401(a), June 30, 1970,
    84 Stat. 351; amended Pub. L. 96-398, title VIII, Sec. 804(c), Oct.
    7, 1980, 94 Stat. 1608; Pub. L. 97-35, title IX, Sec. 902(g)(3),
    Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 560; renumbered title XXI, Sec. 2113, Pub.
    L. 98-24, Sec. 2(a)(1), Apr. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 176; renumbered
    title XXIII, Sec. 2313, Pub. L. 99-660, title III, Sec. 311(a),
    Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3755; renumbered title XXV, Sec. 2511,
    Pub. L. 100-607, title II, Sec. 201(1), (3), Nov. 4, 1988, 102
    Stat. 3062, 3063; renumbered title XXVI, Sec. 2611, Pub. L.
    100-690, title II, Sec. 2620(a), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4244;
    renumbered title XXVII, Sec. 2711, Pub. L. 101-381, title I, Sec.
    101(1), (2), Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 576; renumbered title II,
    Sec. 241, Pub. L. 103-43, title XX, Sec. 2010(a)(1)-(3), June 10,
    1993, 107 Stat. 213; Pub. L. 103-183, title VII, Sec. 701, Dec. 14,
    1993, 107 Stat. 2239.)
      Section was formerly classified to section 300aaa-10 of this
    title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 103-43, to section 300cc-12
    of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 100-607, to section
    300aa-12 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 99-660, and
    to section 229b of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L.
      1993 - Pub. L. 103-183 amended section generally.  Prior to
    amendment, section read as follows: ''Such portion as the Secretary
    may determine, but not more than 1 per centum, of any appropriation
    for grants, contracts, or other payments under any provision of
    this chapter, the Mental Health Systems Act, the Act of August 5,
    1954 (Public Law 568, Eighty-third Congress), or the Act of August
    16, 1957 (Public Law 85-151), for any fiscal year beginning after
    June 30, 1970, shall be available for evaluation (directly, or by
    grants or contracts) of any program authorized by this chapter or
    any of such other Acts, and, in the case of allotments from any
    such appropriation, the amount available for allotment shall be
    reduced accordingly.''
      1981 - Pub. L. 97-35 struck out references to Mental Retardation
    Facilities Construction Act and Community Mental Health Centers
      1980 - Pub. L. 96-398 inserted reference to Mental Health Systems
                               CHANGE OF NAME
      Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives
    treated as referring to Committee on Commerce of House of
    Representatives by section 1(a) of Pub. L. 104-14, set out as a
    note preceding section 21 of Title 2, The Congress.
                      EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1993 AMENDMENT
      Section 701 of Pub. L. 103-183 provided that the amendment made
    by that section is effective Oct. 1, 1994.
                      EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 97-35 effective Oct. 1, 1981, see section
    902(h) of Pub. L. 97-35, set out as a note under section 238l of
    this title.
      This section is referred to in sections 299c-5, 300ff-74 of this

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