H.R. 4766 (109th): Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006

Introduced:
Feb 15, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-394.
Sponsor
Heather Wilson
Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 09, 2006
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 2674 (Related)
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Last Action: Apr 27, 2006

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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2006

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 14, 2006.

Progress
Introduced Feb 15, 2006
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2006
Passed House Sep 27, 2006
Passed Senate Dec 06, 2006
Signed by the President Dec 14, 2006
 
Full Title

To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide for the revitalization of Native American languages through Native American language immersion programs; and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Senate Indian Affairs

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12/14/2006--Public Law.
Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006 - Amends the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as part of the Native American languages grant program, to make three-year grants for educational Native American language nests, survival schools, and restoration programs.
Requires that Native American language nests: (1) provide instruction and child care through the use of a Native American language for at least 10 children under the age of seven for an average of at least 500 hours per year per student; (2) provide classes in such language for the parents of such students; and (3) use such language as the dominant medium of instruction in the nest.
Requires that Native American language survival schools:
(1) provide an average of at least 500 hours of instruction per year per student through the use of at least one Native American language for at least 15 students for whom the school is their principal school;
(2) develop instructional courses and materials that service the goal of making all students fluent in such a language and proficient in mathematics, reading, and science;
(3) provide teacher training; and
(4) be located in areas having high concentrations of Native American students.
Requires applicants for language survival school funding to have at least three years of experience in running such a school, a Native American language nest, or any other educational program in which instruction is conducted in a Native American language.
Requires that Native American language restoration programs: (1) operate at least one Native American language program for the community they serve; (2) train teachers of such languages; and (3) develop Native American language instructional materials.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012.

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