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114th Congress  }                                         {     Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session    }                                         {    114-275

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                               PRISM ACT

                                _______
                                

 September 30, 2015.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1541]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 1541) to amend title 54, United States Code, to 
make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and 
financial assistance for the establishment of preservation 
training and degree programs, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that 
the bill as amended do pass.
    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Preservation Research at Institutions 
Serving Minorities Act'' or the ``PRISM Act''.

SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY OF HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS AND ASIAN AMERICAN 
                    AND NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER-SERVING 
                    INSTITUTIONS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR PRESERVATION 
                    EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS.

  Section 303903(3) of title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting ``to Hispanic-serving institutions (as defined in section 
502(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a))) and 
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving 
institutions (as defined in section 320(b) of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059g(b))),'' after ``universities,''.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of H.R. 1541 is to amend title 54, United 
States Code, to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for 
technical and financial assistance for the establishment of 
preservation training and degree programs.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    H.R. 1541, as amended, changes the Historic Preservation 
Act of 1966 (54 U.S.C. 300101 et seq.) by making Hispanic-
Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Asian American and Native 
American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) 
eligible for technical and financial assistance from the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish preservation training 
and degree programs. This would allow students attending HSIs 
and AANAPISIs to engage in projects with the purpose of 
preserving their cultural and national heritage. This grant 
program is already available for Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and non-
tribal colleges with a high enrollment of Native Americans or 
Native Hawaiians. The bill utilizes the Higher Education Act of 
1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059g) definitions of both HSIs and AANAPISIs.

                            Committee Action

    H.R. 2130 was introduced on March 23, 2015, by Congressman 
Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ). The bill was referred to the Committee 
on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the 
Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On September 9, 2015, the 
Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The 
Subcommittee was discharged by unanimous consent. Congresswoman 
Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) offered an amendment designated 001. 
The amendment was adopted by voice vote. No further amendments 
were offered and on September 10, 2015, the bill, as amended, 
was ordered favorably reported to the House of Representatives 
by voice vote.

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    Compliance With House Rule XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(2)(B) 
of that rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Under clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the following cost estimate for this bill from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

H.R. 1541--PRISM Act

    H.R 1541 would amend the National Historic Preservation Act 
by expanding eligibility for an existing grant program that 
encourages student involvement in historic and cultural 
preservation projects to include Hispanic-Serving, Asian 
American, and Native American Pacific Islander-serving 
institutions.
    In recent years, the Historic Preservation Fund has spent 
about $2 million a year for grant administration. According to 
information from the National Park Service, none of those funds 
were allocated for the grant affected by the legislation; funds 
have not been allocated for that program since 2009. Few 
institutions have used the program and very little money has 
been available for that purpose. Therefore, CBO estimates that 
increasing eligibility for the grants would not have a 
significant effect on spending subject to appropriation over 
the 2016-2020 period. Enacting the bill would not affect direct 
spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do 
not apply.
    H.R. 1541 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments. 
The bill would benefit public institutions of higher education 
that serve African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, 
and Native American Pacific Islander students who participate 
in training and degree programs that focus on historic 
preservation.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Marin Burnett. 
The estimate was approved by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of Congressional Budget Act. As required 
by clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, this bill does not contain any new budget 
authority, spending authority, credit authority, or an increase 
or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures. The Congressional 
Budget Office estimates that implementing the legislation would 
``not have a significant effect on spending subject to 
appropriation over the 2016-2020 period.''
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to amend title 54, United States 
Code, to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for 
technical and financial assistance for the establishment of 
preservation training and degree programs.

                           Earmark Statement

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    Compliance With Public Law 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                       Compliance With H. Res. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                Preemption of State, Local or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (new matter is 
printed in italic and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

             SECTION 303903 OF TITLE 54, UNITED STATES CODE


Sec. 303903. Preservation education and training program

  The Secretary, in consultation with the Council and other 
appropriate Federal, tribal, Native Hawaiian, and non-Federal 
organizations, shall develop and implement a comprehensive 
preservation education and training program. The program shall 
include--
          (1) standards and increased preservation training 
        opportunities for Federal workers involved in 
        preservation-related functions;
          (2) preservation training opportunities for other 
        Federal, State, tribal and local government workers, 
        and students;
          (3) technical or financial assistance, or both, to 
        historically black colleges and universities, to 
        Hispanic-serving institutions (as defined in section 
        502(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
        1101a(a))) and Asian American and Native American 
        Pacific Islander-serving institutions (as defined in 
        section 320(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1059g(b))), to tribal colleges, and to colleges 
        with a high enrollment of Native Americans or Native 
        Hawaiians, to establish preservation training and 
        degree programs; and
          (4) where appropriate, coordination with the National 
        Center for Preservation Technology and Training of--
                  (A) distribution of information on 
                preservation technologies;
                  (B) provision of training and skill 
                development in trades, crafts, and disciplines 
                related to historic preservation in Federal 
                training and development programs; and
                  (C) support for research, analysis, 
                conservation, curation, interpretation, and 
                display related to preservation.

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