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

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2019 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 42

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 256

[Report No. 116–11]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 29, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Warren, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Smith, and Mr. Tester) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

March 25, 2019

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

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).

March 25, 2019

Reported without amendment