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NATIVE Act
Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act

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NATIVE Act
Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act

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NATIVE Act
Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act

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NATIVE Act
Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act

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NATIVE Act
Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act

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A bill to enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between Federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States.


Actions Overview (10)

Date
09/23/2016Became Public Law No: 114-221. (TXT | PDF)
09/23/2016Signed by President.
09/14/2016Presented to President.
09/12/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5290-5291)
09/06/2016Committee on House Administration discharged.
09/06/2016Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
09/06/2016Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 114-721, Part I.
04/25/2016Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
01/12/2016Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. With written report No. 114-201.
06/16/2015Introduced in Senate

All Actions (32)

Date Chamber
09/23/2016Became Public Law No: 114-221. (TXT | PDF)
09/23/2016Signed by President.
09/14/2016SenatePresented to President.
09/12/2016-4:53pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/12/2016-4:53pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5290-5291)
09/12/2016-4:48pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1579.
09/12/2016-4:48pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5289-5292)
09/12/2016-4:48pmHouseMrs. Radewagen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
09/06/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 559.
09/06/2016HouseCommittee on House Administration discharged.
09/06/2016HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
09/06/2016HouseReported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 114-721, Part I.
07/13/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
07/13/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/12/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/12/2016HouseSubcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Discharged.
04/29/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/27/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/26/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/26/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/26/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/26/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/26/2016-2:07pmHouseReceived in the House.
04/26/2016SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
04/25/2016SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
04/25/2016SenateS.Amdt.3874 Amendment SA 3874 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
04/25/2016SenateS.Amdt.3874 Amendment SA 3874 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Schatz. (consideration: CR S2423) In the nature of a substitute.
04/25/2016SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2423)
01/12/2016SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 345.
01/12/2016SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. With written report No. 114-201.
10/07/2015SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/16/2015SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Cosponsors (11)


Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Indian Affairs06/16/2015 Referred to
10/07/2015 Markup by
01/12/2016 Reported by S. Rept. 114-201
House Natural Resources04/26/2016 Referred to
07/13/2016 Markup by
09/06/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-721
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs04/27/2016 Referred to
07/12/2016 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce04/26/2016 Referred to
09/06/2016 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade04/29/2016 Referred to
House Administration04/26/2016 Referred to
09/06/2016 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (6)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-221 (09/23/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on April 25, 2016. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act or the NATIVE Act

(Sec. 4) This bill requires the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Interior, and federal agencies with recreational travel or tourism functions to update their management plans and tourism initiatives to include Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

The plans must outline proposals to:

  • improve travel and tourism data collection and analysis,
  • increase the usability of public information and federal websites,
  • support national tourism goals,
  • identify programs that could support tourism infrastructure in Native American communities,
  • develop visitor portals and assets that showcase and respect the diversity of Native Americans,
  • share local Native American heritage through the development of bilingual signage, and
  • improve access to transportation programs for building capacity for Native American community tourism and trade.

Interior and Commerce must: (1) work with a facilitator to provide technical assistance to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations regarding participation in the tourism industry, and (2) report on departmental efforts supporting such participation.

(Sec. 5) Federal agencies must: (1) support Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations in showcasing their history, culture, and continuing vitality, enhancing or maintaining their distinctive cultural features, and providing authentic and respectful visitor experiences; (2) assist in interpreting the connections between Native Americans and the national identity of the United States; (3) enhance efforts to promote understanding and respect for diverse cultures in the United States and the relevance of those cultures; and (4) ensure that travelers at airports and ports of entry are welcomed in a manner that both showcases and respects the diversity of Native American communities.

Grants relating to travel, recreation, or tourism for which Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or Native Hawaiian organizations are eligible may be used to: (1) support their efforts to present their story and culture, (2) revitalize Native American communities using the arts and humanities, and (3) carry out this Act.

The Smithsonian Institution must work with Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and nonprofits to share collections and conduct joint research and projects with museums, educational organizations, and cultural organizations.