Summary: S.1368 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1368. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/11/2007)

Denali Commission Act Amendments Act of 2007 - Amends the Denali Commission Act of 1998 to provide that no member of the Commission, other than the Federal Co-chairperson, shall be considered to be a federal employee.

Authorizes the Commission to accept, use, and dispose of matching funds provided by public and private sources for projects approved by the Commission.

Provides that each Commission member who is not a federal employee may elect to waive compensation.

Authorizes (current law requires) the Federal Co-chairperson to appoint an Economic Development Committee consisting of specified representatives.

Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to make direct lump sum payments to the Commission to be used to carry out a training program on careers associated with infrastructure development and long-term stability in rural Alaska. Requires the program to focus on: (1) training for construction, operations, and maintenance of Commission projects; (2) management training relating to the operation of Commission projects; (3) initiatives for Alaskan youths to encourage careers that support Commission projects; and (4) training for construction, operations, and maintenance for public infrastructure projects.

Directs the Commission to provide assistance to address the housing needs of teachers in rural Alaska. Authorizes the Commission to assist in housing development activities.

Authorizes appropriations through FY2014.