Text: H.R.4238 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 114-157 (05/20/2016)

 
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Public Law 114-157
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public 
Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms 
     relating to minorities. <<NOTE: May 20, 2016 -  [H.R. 4238]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. MODERNIZATION OF TERMS RELATING TO MINORITIES.

    (a) Office of Minority Economic Impact.--Section 211(f)(1) of the 
Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7141(f)(1)) is amended 
by striking ``a Negro, Puerto Rican, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, 
or Aleut or is a Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent'' and 
inserting ``Asian American, Native Hawaiian, a Pacific Islander, African 
American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, Native American, or an Alaska 
Native''.
    (b) Minority Business Enterprises.--Section 106(f)(2) of the Local 
Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 
6705(f)(2)) is amended by striking ``Negroes, Spanish-speaking, 
Orientals, Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts'' and inserting ``Asian 
American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, African American, 
Hispanic, Native American, or Alaska Natives''.

    Approved May 20, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4238:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
            Feb. 29, considered and passed House.
            May 9, considered and passed Senate.

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