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S. 256: Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 11, 2019 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America

1st Session

S. 256

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

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 Programs Reauthorization 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 2020 through 2024..

(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).

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate