Manager's amendment consists of the text of the amendment contained in House Report 109-236 and printed on pages H8466-H8467 in the Congressional Record for Sept. 28, 2005.


An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 109-236 to make technical changes to the bill requested by various member and the Department of Justice including preserving the "Secure our Schools" program as a stand alone program; ensures that Native American Tribes are eligible for DOJ grants including the new Justice Assistance Grants programs and the Weed and Seed program grants; corrects a potential constitutional problem raised by DOJ and others that the bill as drafted could allow certain grant awards based solely on the basis of race, rather than assisting underserved populations as intended and contains Hurricanes Katrina and Rita provisions which encourage cooperation between federal, state and local courats and communities to ensure that state and lcoal courts will be able to continue to operate using available federal facilities.

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