Summary: S.J.Res.48 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.J.Res.48. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/03/1977)

1981 White House Conference on Aging Act - Declares it the policy of the Congress that the Federal Government should work with the States and citizens to develop recommendations and plans to meet the needs of older persons.

Requires that programs developed under this resolution place emphasize upon the right of older persons to free choice and self-help in planning their futures.

Authorizes the President of the United States to call a White House Conference on Aging in 1981 to develop recommendations for research and action in the field of aging.

Requires the Conference to include representatives of Federal, State, and local governments, professional and lay people working in the field of aging including older persons themselves.

Directs that a final report of the White House Conference, containing a comprehensive statement of a coherent national policy on aging and the recommendations of such Conference, be submitted to the President and Congress within a specified time.

Sets forth the responsibilities and duties of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in administering this resolution.

Directs the Secretary to establish an advisory committee to the Conference and such other technical committees as may be necessary to carry out such Conference.