skip to main content

S. 254 (115th): Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 30, 2017 (Referred to House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


IC

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 254

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 30, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

AN ACT

To amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act .

2.

Native American languages grant program

Section 803C of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2991b–3) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)(7)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking 10 and inserting 5; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking 15 and inserting 10; and

(2)

in subsection (e)(2)—

(A)

by striking or 3-year basis and inserting 3-year, 4-year, or 5-year basis; and

(B)

by inserting , 4-year, or 5-year after on a 3-year.

3.

Reauthorization of Native American languages program

(a)

In general

Section 816(e) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2992d(e)) is amended by striking such sums and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting $13,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023..

(b)

Technical correction

Section 816 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2992d) is amended in subsections (a) and (b) by striking subsection (e) each place it appears and inserting subsection (d).

Passed the Senate November 29, 2017.

Julie E. Adams,

Secretary