Summary

                            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.

Introduced in Senate
Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act

 This bill amends the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to reauthorize
through FY2022 and revise a grant program administered by the Administration for
Native Americans at the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the
survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.

The minimum number of enrollees in educational programs funded by grants is
reduced from 10 to 5 enrollees in Native American language nests and from 15 to
10 enrollees in the Native American language survival schools. 

The bill increases the maximum duration of grants.

Reported to Senate without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been
expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act

 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to revise a
grant program administered by the Administration for Native Americans at the
Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the survival and continuing
vitality of Native American languages. The minimum number of enrollees in
educational programs funded by grants is reduced from 10 to 5 enrollees in
Native American language nests and from 15 to 10 enrollees in the Native
American language survival schools. The bill increases the maximum duration of
grants.

(Sec. 3) The program is reauthorized through FY2022.



                        

Actions

  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 30.

    Apr 4th, 2017
  • Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-23.

    Apr 4th, 2017
  • Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-23.

    Apr 4th, 2017
  • Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.

    Feb 8th, 2017
  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

    Feb 1st, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Feb 1st, 2017