(a) Automatic extension
The authorization of appropriations for, or duration of, an applicable program shall be automatically extended for one additional fiscal year unless Congress, in the regular session that ends prior to the beginning of the terminal fiscal year of such authorization or duration, has passed legislation that becomes law and extends or repeals the authorization or duration of such program.
(b) Amount of appropriation
The amount authorized to be appropriated for the period of automatic extension under subsection (a) of this section of an applicable program shall be the amount authorized to be appropriated for such program for the terminal fiscal year of the applicable program.
(c) Acts and determinations necessary for program continuation
If the Secretary is required, in the terminal fiscal year of an applicable program, to carry out certain acts or make certain determinations that are necessary for the continuation of such program, such acts or determinations shall be required to be carried out or made during the period of automatic extension under subsection (a) of this section.
(d) Application to commissions, councils, and committees required by law to terminate
This section shall not apply to the authorization of appropriations for a commission, council, or committee which is required by an applicable statute to terminate on a date certain.
(Pub. L. 90-247, title IV, Sec. 422, formerly Sec. 414, as added Pub. L. 93-380, title V, Sec. 506(a)(2)(B), Aug. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 563; amended Pub. L. 96-374, title XIII, Sec. 1301, Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1496; renumbered Sec. 422 and amended Pub. L. 103-382, title II, Sec. 212(b)(1), 233, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3913, 3915.)