Text: H.R.1795 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/29/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1795


To amend the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2007

Mr. Grijalva introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Authority of foundation.

Section 7 of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 5605) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(5)—

(A) by striking “and” at the end of subparagraph (C);

(B) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (D) and inserting “; and”;

(C) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following:

“(E) to conduct training, research, and other activities pursuant to section 6(7).”;

(2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

“(b) Recipients.—Recipients of scholarships, fellowships, internships, and grants under this chapter shall be known as ‘Morris K. Udall Scholars’, ‘Morris K. Udall Fellows’, ‘Morris K. Udall Interns’, and ‘Morris K. Udall Grantees’, respectively.”;

(3) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

“(c) Program priorities.—The Foundation shall determine the priority of the programs to be carried out under this chapter and the amount of funds to be allocated for such programs. However, not less than 50 percent shall be utilized for the programs set forth in subsection (a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(4) of this section, and not less than 20 percent shall be provided to the Center for subsection (a)(5), (a)(6), and (a)(7) of this section, conditioned on a 25-percent match from other sources and further conditioned on adequate space at the Center being made available for the Executive Director and other appropriate staff of the Foundation by the Center. Not less than 50 percent of the funds provided to the Center shall be expended for Native American education and policy activities, including those identified in subsection (a)(5)(E) of this section.”.

SEC. 2. Expenditures and audit of trust fund.

Section 9(a) of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 5607(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, including not to exceed $2,000 annually for official reception and representation expenses”.

SEC. 3. Use of institute by Federal agency.

Section 11 of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 5607b) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(f) Agency management or control.—Any committee or group organized by, or whose discussions are facilitated by, the Institute in connection with the services it provides pursuant to this chapter shall not be subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), provided that the committee or group is neither established by, nor actually managed or controlled by, another agency of the executive branch.”.

SEC. 4. Administrative provisions.

Section 12(a)(1) of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 5608(a)(1)) is amended by inserting after “this Act,” the following: “without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service,”.

SEC. 5. Authorization of appropriations.

Section 13 of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 5609) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking “$40,000,000” and inserting “$60,000,000”; and

(2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

“(b) Environmental dispute resolution fund.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund established under section 10 of this Act such sums as may be necessary for operating costs of the Institute.”.


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