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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5560

 To amend the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 to extend 
   energy assistance to households headed by certain senior citizens.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 25, 2000

  Mr. Weiner introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
 Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education 
 and the Workforce, 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 amend the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 to extend 
   energy assistance to households headed by certain senior citizens.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Home Energy Assistance Targeted for 
Seniors Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621 
et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in the heading of title XXVI, by inserting ``AND 
        SENIOR'' after ``LOW-INCOME'';
            (2) in section 2601, by inserting ``and Senior'' after 
        ``Low-Income'';
            (3) in section 2603--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (6) through (9) as 
                paragraphs (7) through (10), respectively; and
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following 
                new paragraph:
            ``(6) The term ``low-income household'' includes a 
        household described in section 2605(b)(2)(C).'';
            (4) in section 2604(d)(2), by striking ``(A) and (B)'' both 
        places it appears and inserting ``(A), (B), and (C)'';
            (5) in section 2605(b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) by striking ``or'' at the end of 
                        subparagraph (A);
                            (ii) by inserting ``or'' at the end of 
                        subparagraph (B); and
                            (iii) by adding at the end the following 
                        new subparagraph:
                    ``(C) households with incomes which do not exceed 
                an amount equal to the State median income, with at 
                least 50 percent of the household income attributable 
                to persons who are at least 65 years old;'';
                    (B) in paragraph (5), by striking ``clauses (2)(A) 
                and (2)(B)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (A), (B), 
                and (C) of paragraph (2)''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (8), by striking ``clause (2)(B)'' 
                and inserting ``subparagraphs (B) or (C) of paragraph 
                (2)'';
            (6) in section 2607A(b), by inserting ``and senior'' after 
        ``to the low-income''; and
            (7) in section 2607B(a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``and senior'' 
                after ``low-income''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``families'' and 
                inserting ``households''.

SEC. 3. CONFORMING REFERENCES.

    Any reference in Federal law or regulations to the Low-Income Home 
Energy Assistance Act of 1981 or to the Low-Income Home Energy 
Assistance program shall be deemed to be a reference to the Low-Income 
and Senior Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 or to the Low-Income and 
Senior Home Energy Assistance program, as appropriate.
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