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H.R. 2434: PAGE Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 1, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2434

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To resume the operation of the page program for the House of Representatives.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Promoting American Government Education Act or the PAGE Act.

2.

Resumption of operation of page program for House of Representatives

(a)

Resumption of program

Effective beginning with the first semester of the first academic year which begins after the appointment of members of the House of Representatives Page Board under subsection (c), the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall provide for the resumption of the operation of the page program for the House of Representatives which was in operation during the One Hundred Tenth Congress.

(b)

Appointment of member of House of Representatives Page Board To represent interests of pages

(1)

In general

Section 2(a) of House Resolution 611, Ninety-seventh Congress, agreed to November 30, 1982, as enacted into permanent law by section 127 of Public Law 97–377 (2 U.S.C. 4912(a)), is amended—

(A)

by striking and at the end of paragraph (3);

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (3) the following new paragraph:

(4)

one individual who has expertise in representing the legal interests of minors, such as by serving as a guardian ad litem; and

.

(2)

Conforming amendment

Section 2(b) of such Resolution (2 U.S.C. 4912(b)) is amended by striking paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting paragraphs (2), (3), and (4).

(c)

Process for appointment of members of Page Board

(1)

Deadline for appointment

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House shall appoint members of the House of Representatives Page Board under section 2 of House Resolution 611, Ninety-seventh Congress, agreed to November 30, 1982, as enacted into permanent law by section 127 of Public Law 97–377 (2 U.S.C. 4912).

(2)

Special rule for appointment of member who was parent of a page

Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of section 2(a) of the House Resolution referred to in paragraph (1) (2 U.S.C. 4912(a)), the Speaker and the Minority Leader may appoint as a member of the House of Representatives Page Board under such paragraph an individual who, at any time prior to the individual’s appointment, was a parent of a page participating in the page program of the House of Representatives.