P.L. 112–78, Approved December 23, 2011 (125 Stat. 1280)

Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

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SECTION. 1. [26 U.S.C. 1 note]  SHORT TITLE.

(a)  This Act may be cited as the “Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011”.

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SEC. 302. [42 U.S.C. 1395ww]  2–MONTH EXTENSION OF MMA SECTION 508 RECLASSIFICATION.

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(1)  In general.—Subject to paragraph (2), for purposes of implementation of the amendment made by subsection (a), including for purposes of the implementation of paragraph (2) of section 117(a) of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–173), for the period beginning on October 1, 2011, and ending on November 30, 2011, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall use the hospital wage index that was promulgated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on August 18, 2011 (76 Fed. Reg. 51476), and any subsequent corrections.

(2)  Exception.—In determining the wage index applicable to hospitals that qualify for wage index reclassification, the Secretary shall, for the period beginning on October 1, 2011, and ending on November 30, 2011, include the average hourly wage data of hospitals whose reclassification was extended pursuant to the amendment made by subsection (a) only if including such data results in a higher applicable reclassified wage index. Any revision to hospital wage indexes made as a result of this paragraph shall not be effected in a budget neutral manner.

(3)  Timeframe for payments.—The Secretary shall make payments required under subsections (a) and (b) by not later than December 31, 2012.

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SEC. 312. [None Assigned]  EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAM.

Activities authorized by part A of title IV and section 1108(b) of the Social Security Act (other than under subsections (a)(3) and (b) of section 403 of such Act) shall continue through February 29, 2012, in the manner authorized for fiscal year 2011, and out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there are hereby appropriated such sums as may be necessary for such purpose. Grants and payments may be made pursuant to this authority through the applicable portion of the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 at the pro rata portion of the level provided for such activities through the second quarter of fiscal year 2011.

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[Internal References.—SSAct Titles IV, Part A, and XVIII and §1108(b) have footnotes referring to P.L. 112-78.]