Summary: S.3155 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/02/1992)

National Indian Policy Research Institute Act - Establishes as a federally chartered corporation the National Indian Policy Research Institute (Institute) which shall be located in the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Requires the Congress to review the Institute's performance within 60 months of enactment of this Act.

Directs the Institute to: (1) conduct research and analysis and provide public information relating to Indian public policy; (2) develop a data base and act as an information clearinghouse; (3) conduct public forums and symposia; and (4) make public information available.

Establishes in the Institute a Resource Advisory Council. States that the Council's function shall be advisory only and shall exercise no executive authority.

States that the Institute shall: (1) be nonprofit and nonpolitical in nature; and (2) have tax exempt status.

Transfers to the Institute the functions of the National Center for Native American Studies and Indian Policy Development.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, subject to congressional appropriation, to award a grant to the George Washington University for Institute activities.

Authorizes the Institute to enter into agreements with and provide grants to specified tribal colleges.

Sets forth reporting requirements. Authorizes FY 1994 through 1996 appropriations.