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Reported to Senate amended (07/31/2007)

Training for Realtime Writers Act of 2007 - (Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary of Commerce to make competitive grants to court reporting systems meeting certain requirements to promote recruitment, training, and placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a court reporting training program, as realtime writers providing closed captioning in video programming. Sets forth priorities in making grants. Limits each grant to$1.5 million for a two-year period.

(Sec. 4) Sets forth grant application requirements.

(Sec. 5) Allows grant funds to be used for recruitment, scholarships, distance learning, developing and implementing both English and Spanish curricula, mentoring, encouraging individuals with disabilities to pursue a career in realtime writing, and employment of personnel for all those purposes.

(Sec. 6) Sets forth reporting requirements.

(Sec. 7) Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 8) Repeals this Act five years after enactment.