Text: H.R.758 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 758 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 758
To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to authorize the Director of the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to conduct
research on the development of advanced technology prosthetic and orthotic
devices.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 2, 1989
Mr. PEPPER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee
on Education and Labor
A BILL
To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to authorize the Director of the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to conduct
research on the development of advanced technology prosthetic and orthotic
devices.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.
  (a) GENERAL AUTHORITY- Section 204(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29
  U.S.C. 762(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
  `(16) Conduct of a research program under which funds are made available to
  Federal, State, and local government agencies, and to qualified private and
  public organizations--including but not limited to accredited institutions
  of higher learning--for the development of advanced technology prosthetic
  and orthotic devices. Research conducted under the preceding sentence shall
  include research on the development of lower limb devices and upper limb
  devices, research on useful applications of modern materials, and research
  on new methods of utilizing body power.'.
  (b) REGULATIONS- The Secretary of Education shall prescribe regulations to
  carry out section 204(b)(16) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as added
  by subsection (a)) before the end of the ninety-day period beginning on
  the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- Section 201(a)(2) of the Rehabilitation
  Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 761(a)(2) is amended--
  (1) by striking `$58,000,000 for fiscal year 1990,' and inserting
  `$63,550,000 for fiscal year 1990,'; and
  (2) by striking `$60,378,500 for fiscal year 1991' and inserting `$65,378,500
  for fiscal year 1991'; and
  (3) by inserting before the period the following: `and of which $5,550,000
  for fiscal year 1990 and $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1991 is authorized
  to be appropriated for the purpose of carrying out section 204(b)(16):
  Provided, That of the amounts authorized to be appropriated to carry out
  section 204(b)(16), at least 10 per centum in any year is authorized to be
  appropriated for the purpose of making grants to providers of prosthetic
  and orthotic services who are approved to provide such services under
  contract or other agreement with the Department of Veterans' Affairs.'.