Provisional Measure No. 162, Of 22 January 2004

Original Language Title: Medida Provisória nº 162, de 22 de Janeiro de 2004

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PROVISIONAL MEASURE # 162, OF January 22, 2004.

Opens extraordinary credit, in favor of Transfers to States, Federal District and Municipalities, worth R$ 3,400,000,000.00, for the purposes it specifies.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, in the use of the attribution conferring you the art. 62, combined with art. 167, § 3 °, of the Constitution, adopts the following Provisional measure, with force of law:

Art. 1º It is open extraordinary credit, in favor of Transfers to States, Federal District and Municipalities, worth R$ 3,400,000,000.00 (three billion and four hundred million reais) to meet the constant programming of Annex I of this Medida Provisional.

Art. 2º The resources required for the execution of the art. 1º will result in partial cancellation of budget appropriations, worth R$ 3,400,000,000.00 (three billion and four hundred million reais), as indicated in Annex II of this Provisional Measure.

Art. 3º This Provisional Measure shall come into force on the date of its publication.

Brasilia, January 22, 2004 ; 183º of Independence and 116º of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA

Guido Mantega