Senate Bill 256
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-101 on Dec 20, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 29, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 20, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
256
Congress
116
Policy Area
Native Americans
Native Americans
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
June 27, 2019
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S4652-4664; text: CR S4660)
Summary

Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act

This bill revises a grant program administered by the Administration for Native Americans at the Department of Health and Human Services to preserve 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, which provide instruction through the use of a Native American language for children under the age of 7 and their parents. For survival schools, which are programs striving for fluency in a Native American language and proficiency in other academic fields, the minimum number of enrollees is reduced from 15 to 10. The bill increases the maximum duration of grants.

The program is reauthorized through FY2024.

Text (5)
Actions (19)
12/20/2019
Became Public Law No: 116-101.
12/20/2019
Signed by President.
12/19/2019
Presented to President.
12/09/2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/09/2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H9378)
12/09/2019
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H9378)
12/09/2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 256.
12/09/2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H9378-9380)
12/09/2019
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
06/28/2019
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
06/28/2019
Received in the House.
06/28/2019
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/27/2019
Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4652-4664; text: CR S4660)
06/27/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S4652-4664; text: CR S4660)
03/25/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 42.
03/25/2019
Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 116-11.
02/06/2019
Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
01/29/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
01/29/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 30, 2019 5:40:17 AM
Updated
Feb 28, 2021 4:41:16 AM