Text: S.1163 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/30/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1163


To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 30, 2015

Mr. Udall (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Tester, Mr. Franken, Mr. Heinrich, and Mr. Schatz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs


A BILL

To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.

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 “Native American Languages Reauthorization Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Native American languages grant program.

Section 803C of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2991b–3) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(7)—

(A) in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking “10” and inserting “5”; and

(B) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking “15” and inserting “10”; and

(2) in subsection (e)(2)—

(A) by striking “or 3-year basis” and inserting “3-year, 4-year, or 5-year basis”; and

(B) by inserting “, 4-year, or 5-year” after “on a 3-year”.

SEC. 3. Reauthorization of Native American languages program.

(a) In general.—Section 816(e) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2992d(e)) is amended by striking “2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012” and inserting “2016 through 2020”.

(b) Technical correction.—Section 816 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2992d) is amended in subsections (a) and (b) by striking “subsection (e)” each place it appears and inserting “subsection (d)”.


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