H.R.1640 - Computer Learning Center Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] (Introduced 05/15/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/17/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (05/15/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1640 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1640 To establish computer learning centers in low-income areas. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 15, 1997 Ms. Waters (for herself, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. McKinney, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Mr. Thompson, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Rush, Mr. Towns, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Rangel, Mrs. Clayton, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Ford, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Owens, Mr. Watt of North Carolina, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Scott, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. Christian-Green, Ms. Carson, Ms. Norton, Mr. Payne, Mr. Clay, Mr. Jefferson, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, and Ms. Millender-McDonald) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To establish computer learning centers in low-income areas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This act may be cited as the ``Computer Learning Center Act of 1997''. SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF FUND. (a) Establishment.--A fund shall be established in the Department of Commerce to provide grants to qualified nonprofit organizations for the establishment of computer learning centers in low income areas. (b) Use of Fund.--The fund established under subsection (a) shall be used to assist nonprofit organizations in renovating vacant storefronts in low income areas. SEC. 3. APPLICATION. (a) Form and Procedures.--An application for assistance shall be submitted in such form and in accordance with such procedures as established by the Secretary of Commerce. (b) Minimum Requirements.--To receive a grant from the fund established under section 2, a nonprofit organization must certify that it has a secure commitment from a private business partner to donate 50 up-to-date computers for a proposed learning center. (c) Geographic Diversity.--To the extent practicable, the Secretary shall make grants to organizations in a manner which will equitably distribute such grants among the various regions of the United States. SEC. 4. COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS. The computer learning centers shall provide assistance to residents of low-income areas by educating residents as to how to use computer equipment including word processing and information gathering programs. SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the fund established in section 2, to remain available until expended, $20,000,000 for the fiscal years 1997 and 1998. <all>