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105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1505


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 12, 1997

          Referred to the Committee on Education and Workforce

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 To make technical and conforming amendments to the Museum and Library 
                 Services Act, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Museum and Library Services 
Technical and Conforming Amendments of 1997''.

SEC. 2. APPOINTMENT OF EMPLOYEES.

    Section 206 of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9105 
et seq.) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:
    ``(b) Appointment and Compensation of Technical and Professional 
Employees.--
            ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the Director 
        may appoint without regard to the provisions of title 5, United 
        States Code, governing the appointment in the competitive 
        service and may compensate without regard to the provisions of 
        chapter 51 or subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title 
        (relating to the classification and General Schedule pay 
        rates), such technical and professional employees as the 
        Director determines to be necessary to carry out the duties of 
        the Institute.
            ``(2) Number and compensation.--The number of employees 
        appointed and compensated under paragraph (1) shall not exceed 
        \1/5\ of the number of full-time regular or professional 
        employees of the Institute. The rate of basic compensation for 
        the employees appointed and compensated under paragraph (1) may 
        not exceed the rate prescribed for level GS-15 of the General 
        Schedule under section 5332 of title 5.''.

SEC. 3. SPECIAL LIBRARIES.

    Section 213(2)(E) of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 
9122(2)(E)) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``or other special library'' after ``a 
        private library''; and
            (2) by inserting ``or special'' after ``such private''.

SEC. 4. RESERVATIONS.

    Section 221(a)(1) of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 
9131(a)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``1\1/2\ percent'' and 
        inserting ``1.75 percent''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``4 percent'' and 
        inserting ``3.75 percent''.

SEC. 5. MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT.

    The second sentence of section 223(c)(1)(A)(i) of the Museum and 
Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9133(c)(1)(A)(i)) is amended to read as 
follows: ``The amount of the reduction in the allotment for any fiscal 
year shall be equal to the allotment multiplied by a fraction--
                                    ``(I) the numerator of which is the 
                                result obtained by subtracting the 
                                level of such State expenditures for 
                                the fiscal year for which the 
                                determination is made, from the average 
                                of the total level of such State 
                                expenditures for the 3 fiscal years 
                                preceding the fiscal year for which the 
                                determination is made; and
                                    ``(II) the denominator of which is 
                                the average of the total level of such 
                                State expenditures for the 3 fiscal 
                                years preceding the fiscal year for 
                                which the determination is made.''.

SEC. 6. SERVICE TO INDIAN TRIBES.

    Section 261 of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9161) 
is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``indian tribes'' 
        and inserting ``native americans''; and
            (2) by striking ``to organizations'' and all that follows 
        through ``such organizations'' and inserting ``to Indian tribes 
        and to organizations that primarily serve and represent Native 
        Hawaiians (as the term is defined in section 9212 of the Native 
        Hawaiian Education Act (20 U.S.C. 7912) to enable such tribes 
        and organizations''.

SEC. 7. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANTS OR CONTRACTS.

    Section 262 of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9162) 
is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``national 
        leadership grants or contracts'' and inserting ``national 
        leadership grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements'';
            (2) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``program awarding national 
                leadership grants or contracts'' and inserting 
                ``program of awarding grants or entering into contracts 
                or cooperative agreements''; and
                    (B) by striking ``Such grants or contracts'' and 
                inserting ``Such grants, contracts, and cooperative 
                agreements'';
            (3) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the section heading, by striking ``(b) 
                Grants or Contracts'' and inserting ``(b) Grants, 
                Contracts, or Cooperative Agreements;'' and
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or cooperative 
                agreements,'' after ``contracts''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Grants and 
                contracts'' and inserting ``Grants, contracts, and 
                cooperative agreements''.

SEC. 8. CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR.

    Section 262(a)(3) of the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 
9162(a)(3)) is amended by striking ``preservation of digitization'' and 
inserting ``preserving or digitization''.

            Passed the Senate November 9, 1997.

            Attest:

                                                    GARY SISCO,

                                                             Secretary.

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