Text: H.R.3166 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3166


To direct the Secretary of Defense to modernize certain forms and surveys of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 10, 2019

Mr. Hastings (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Moore, Ms. Adams, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Waters, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Omar, Mr. Rush, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Sires, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Meng, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Horsford, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Clay, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Payne, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Case, and Ms. Escobar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to modernize certain forms and surveys of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Modernization of certain forms and surveys.

(a) Study.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study to identify each form and survey of the Department of Defense, in use on the date of the enactment of this Act, that contains a term or classification that the Secretary determines may be considered racially or ethnically insensitive.

(b) Reports.—

(1) INTERIM REPORTS.—On the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and on the date that is 180 days after such date of enactment, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the status of the study conducted under subsection (a).

(2) FINAL REPORT.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the results of the study conducted under subsection (a) that includes—

(A) a list of each form and survey identified under such study; and

(B) a plan for modernizing the terms and classifications contained in such forms and surveys, including legislative recommendations.

(c) Modernization Required.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall carry out the plan included in the report submitted under subsection (b).