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Referred in House (11/30/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 254


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 30, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


AN ACT

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 “Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act ”.

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 “such sums” and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting “$13,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.”.

(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)”.

Passed the Senate November 29, 2017.

    Attest: julie e. adams,   
    Secretary

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