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Public Law No: 115-166 (04/13/2018)

[115th Congress Public Law 166]
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Public Law 115-166
115th Congress

                                 An Act

To amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert 
              grants. <<NOTE: Apr. 13, 2018 -  [S. 772]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Ashlynne Mike 
AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act. 34 USC 10101 note.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian 
Country Act''.

    Section 304 of the PROTECT Act (34 U.S.C. 20504) is amended--
            (1) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

    ``(a) Program Required.--The Attorney General shall carry out a 
program to provide grants to States and Indian tribes for--
            ``(1) the development or enhancement of programs and 
        activities for the support of AMBER Alert communications plans; 
            ``(2) the integration of tribal AMBER Alert systems into 
        State AMBER Alert systems.'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' at the 
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); 
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
            ``(4) the integration of State or regional AMBER Alert 
        communication plans with an Indian tribe; and'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking ``The Federal'' and inserting the 
            ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
        Federal''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Determination.>>  Waiver of federal share.--If 
        the Attorney General determines that an Indian tribe does not 
        have sufficient funds available to comply with the Federal share 
        requirement under paragraph (1) for the cost of activities 
        funded by a grant for the purpose described in subsection 
        (b)(4), the Attorney General may increase the Federal share of 
        the costs for such activities to the extent the Attorney General 
        determines necessary.'';
            (4) in subsection (e), by striking ``for grants under'' and 
        inserting ``and standards to improve accountability and 
        transparency for grants awarded under'';
            (5) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g);

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            (6) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:

    ``(f) Definition of Indian Tribe.--In this section, the term `Indian 
tribe' means a federally recognized Indian tribe or a Native village, 
Regional Corporation, or Village Corporation (as those terms are defined 
in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 
1602)).''; and
            (7) in subsection (g)(1), as so redesignated--
                    (A) by striking ``2004'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``2019''; and
                    (B) by striking ``subsection (b)(3)'' and inserting 
                ``paragraphs (3) and (4) of subsection (b)''.
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: Evaluation.>>  REPORT TO CONGRESS.

    Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Attorney General shall submit a report evaluating the readiness, 
education, and training needs, technological challenges, and specific 
obstacles encountered by Indian tribes in the integration of State or 
regional AMBER Alert communication plans to--
            (1) the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate;
            (2) the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate;
            (3) the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
        Representatives; and
            (4) the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 

    Approved April 13, 2018.


SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-147 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    Nov. 29, considered and passed 
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    Feb. 26, considered and passed 
                                        House, amended.
                                    Mar. 22, Senate concurred in House