Text: S.1127 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/21/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1127


To require that, in the questionnaires used in the taking of any decennial census of population or American Community Survey, standard functional ability questions be included to provide a reliable indicator of need for long-term care.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2009

Mr. Martinez introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To require that, in the questionnaires used in the taking of any decennial census of population or American Community Survey, standard functional ability questions be included to provide a reliable indicator of need for long-term care.

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 “Disability Data Modernization Act”.

SEC. 2. Inclusion of standard functional ability questions in census questionnaires.

In conducting the 2010 decennial census and the 2010 American Community Survey and every decennial census and American Community Survey thereafter, the Secretary of Commerce shall include, in any questionnaire distributed or otherwise used, the Katz basic activities of daily living scale and the Lawton-Brody instrumental activities of daily living scale.