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                                                       Calendar No. 513
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 995

                          [Report No. 115-300]


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 29, 2017

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                             July 12, 2018

  Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with amendments and an amendment to the 
                                 title
  [Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]

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                                 AN ACT


 
    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the 
          Interior to modernize terms in certain regulations.

    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 ``21st Century Respect Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS REQUIRED.

    (a) Secretary of Agriculture.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall 
amend section 1901.202 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, for 
purposes of--
            (1) replacing the reference to the term ``Negro or Black'' 
        with ``Black or African American'';
            (2) replacing the reference to the term ``Spanish Surname'' 
        with ``Hispanic''; and
            (3) replacing the reference to the term ``Oriental'' with 
        ``Asian American or Pacific Islander''.
<DELETED>    (b) Secretary of the Interior.--The Secretary of the 
Interior shall amend section 906.2 of title 36, Code of Federal 
Regulations, for purposes of--</DELETED>
    (b) Administrator of General Services.--The Administrator of 
General Services shall amend section 906.2 of title 36, Code of Federal 
Regulations, for purposes of--
            (1) replacing the references to the term ``Negro'' with 
        ``Black or African American'';
            (2) replacing the definition of ``Negro'' with the 
        definition of ``Black or African American'' as ``a person an 
        individual having origins in any of the Black racial groups of 
        Africa'';
            (3) replacing the references to the term ``Oriental'' with 
        ``Asian American or Pacific Islander''; and
            (4) replacing the references to the terms ``Eskimo'' and 
        ``Aleut'' with ``Alaska Native''.

SEC. 3. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

    Nothing in this Act, or the amendments required by this Act, shall 
be construed to affect Federal law, except with respect to the use of 
terms by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior 
 Administrator of General Services, respectively, to the regulations 
affected by this Act.
            Amend the title so as to read: ``An Act to direct the 
        Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of General 
        Services to modernize terms in certain regulations.''.
                                                       Calendar No. 513

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 995

                          [Report No. 115-300]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the 
          Interior to modernize terms in certain regulations.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             July 12, 2018

         Reported with amendments and an amendment to the title

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