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H.R. 381: 21st Century Respect Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 9, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 381

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Chabot) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of General Services to modernize terms in certain regulations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the 21st Century Respect Act.

2.

Amendments to regulations required

(a)

Secretary of Agriculture

The Secretary of Agriculture shall amend section 1901.202(g) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, to—

(1)

strike Negro or Black and insert Black or African American;

(2)

strike Spanish Surname and insert Hispanic; and

(3)

strike Oriental and insert Asian American or Pacific Islander.

(b)

Administrator of General Services

The Administrator of General Services shall amend section 906.2(k) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, to—

(1)

strike Negro, each place it appears, and insert Black or African American;

(2)

strike paragraph (1) (the definition of Negro) and insert the following: (1) Black or African American—is an individual having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa;

(3)

strike Oriental, each place it appears, and insert Asian American or Pacific Islander;

(4)

strike Eskimo, each place it appears, and insert Alaska Native; and

(5)

strike Aleut, each place it appears, and insert Alaska Native.

3.

Rule of construction

Nothing in this Act, or the amendments required by this Act, shall be construed to affect Federal law, except with respect to the use of terms by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of General Services, respectively, to the regulations affected by this Act.