Home > 106th Congressional Bills > S. 402 (is) For the relief of Alfredo Tolentino of Honolulu, Hawaii. [Introduced in Senate] ...

S. 402 (is) For the relief of Alfredo Tolentino of Honolulu, Hawaii. [Introduced in Senate] ...

Web GovRecords.org

                                                       Calendar No. 269


  1st Session

                                 S. 401

                          [Report No. 106-149]


                                 A BILL

  To provide for business development and trade promotion for Native 
                   Americans, and for other purposes.


                           September 8, 1999

                       Reported with an amendment

                                                       Calendar No. 269
  1st Session
                                 S. 401

                          [Report No. 106-149]

  To provide for business development and trade promotion for Native 
                   Americans, and for other purposes.



                           February 10, 1999

 Mr. Campbell (for himself, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Wellstone, Mr. Murkowski, 
and Mr. Hatch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
              referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

                           September 8, 1999

              Reported by Mr. Campbell, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]


                                 A BILL

  To provide for business development and trade promotion for Native 
                   Americans, and for other purposes.

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


<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Native American Business 
Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 1999''.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) clause 3 of section 8 of article I of the 
        United States Constitution recognizes the special relationship 
        between the United States and Indian tribes;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) beginning in 1970, with the inauguration by 
        the Nixon Administration, of the Indian self-determination era 
        of the Federal Government, each President has confirmed the 
        special government-to-government relationship between Indian 
        tribes and the United States;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) in 1994, President Clinton issued an Executive 
        memorandum to the heads of departments and agencies that 
        obligated all Federal departments and agencies, particularly 
        those that have an impact on economic development, to evaluate 
        the potential impacts of their actions on Indian 
        <DELETED>    (4) consistent with the principles of inherent 
        tribal sovereignty and the special relationship between Indian 
        tribes and the United States, Indian tribes retain the right to 
        enter into contracts and agreements to trade freely, and seek 
        enforcement of treaty and trade rights;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) Congress has carried out the responsibility of 
        the United States for the protection and preservation of Indian 
        tribes and the resources of Indian tribes through the 
        endorsement of treaties, and the enactment of other laws, 
        including laws that provide for the exercise of administrative 
        <DELETED>    (6) the United States has an obligation to guard 
        and preserve the sovereignty of Indian tribes in order to 
        foster strong tribal governments, Indian self-determination, 
        and economic self-sufficiency among Indian tribes;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) the capacity of Indian tribes to build strong 
        tribal governments and vigorous economies is hindered by the 
        inability of Indian tribes to engage communities that surround 
        Indian lands and outside investors in economic activities on 
        Indian lands;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (8) despite the availability of abundant natural 
        resources on Indian lands and a rich cultural legacy that 
        accords great value to self-determination, self-reliance, and 
        independence, American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer higher 
        rates of unemployment, poverty, poor health, substandard 
        housing, and associated social ills than those of any other 
        group in the United States;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (9) the United States has an obligation to assist 
        Indian tribes with the creation of appropriate economic and 
        political conditions with respect to Indian lands to--
                <DELETED>    (A) encourage investment from outside 
                sources that do not originate with the tribes; 
                <DELETED>    (B) facilitate economic ventures with 
                outside entities that are not tribal 
        <DELETED>    (10) the economic success and material well-being 
        of American Indian and Alaska Native communities depends on the 
        combined efforts of the Federal Government, tribal governments, 
        the private sector, and individuals;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (11) the lack of employment and entrepreneurial 
        opportunities in the communities referred to in paragraph (8) 
        has resulted in a multigenerational dependence on Federal 
        assistance that is--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) insufficient to address the magnitude 
                of needs; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) unreliable in availability; 
        <DELETED>    (12) the twin goals of economic self-sufficiency 
        and political self-determination for American Indians and 
        Alaska Natives can best be served by making available to 
        address the challenges faced by those groups--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the resources of the private 
                <DELETED>    (B) adequate capital; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) technical expertise.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this Act are as 
        <DELETED>    (1) To revitalize economically and physically 
        distressed Indian reservation economies by--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) encouraging the formation of new 
                businesses by eligible entities, the expansion of 
                existing businesses; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) facilitating the movement of goods to 
                and from Indian reservations and the provision of 
                services by Indians.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) To promote private investment in the economies 
        of Indian tribes and to encourage the sustainable development 
        of resources of Indian tribes and tribal- and Indian-owned 
        <DELETED>    (3) To promote the long-range sustained growth of 
        the economies of Indian tribes.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) To raise incomes of Indians in order to reduce 
        poverty levels and provide the means for achieving a higher 
        standard of living on Indian reservations.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) To encourage intertribal, regional, and 
        international trade and business development in order to assist 
        in increasing productivity and the standard of living of 
        members of Indian tribes and improving the economic self-
        sufficiency of the governing bodies of Indian tribes.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) To promote economic self-sufficiency and 
        political self-determination for Indian tribes and members of 
        Indian tribes.</DELETED>


<DELETED>    In this Act:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' has the meaning 
        given that term in the first section of the Act entitled ``To 
        provide for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of 
        foreign-trade zones in ports of entry in the United States, to 
        expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other 
        purposes'', approved June 18, 1934 (19 U.S.C. 81a).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Director.--The term ``Director'' means 
        Director of Native American Business Development appointed 
        under section 4(a).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' 
        means an Indian tribe, tribal organization, Indian arts and 
        crafts organization, tribal enterprise, tribal marketing 
        cooperative, or Indian-owned business.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Federal agency.--The term ``Federal agency'' 
        means an agency, as that term is defined in section 551(1) of 
        title 5, United States Code.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) Foundation.--The term ``Foundation'' means the 
        Rural Development Foundation.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) Indian.--The term ``Indian'' has the meaning 
        given that term in section 4(d) of the Indian Self-
        Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
        <DELETED>    (7) Indian arts and crafts organization.--The term 
        ``Indian arts and crafts organization'' has the meaning given 
        that term under section 2 of the Act of August 27, 1935 (49 
        Stat. 891, chapter 748; 25 U.S.C. 305a).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (8) Indian goods and services.--The term ``Indian 
        goods and services'' means--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) Indian goods, within the meaning of 
                section 2 of the Act of August 27, 1935 (commonly known 
                as the ``Indian Arts and Crafts Act'') (49 Stat. 891, 
                chapter 748; 25 U.S.C. 305a);</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) goods produced or originating within 
                an eligible entity; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) services provided by eligible 
        <DELETED>    (9) Indian lands.--The term ``Indian lands'' has 
        the meaning given that term in section 4(4) of the Indian 
        Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2703(4)).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (10) Indian-owned business.--The term ``Indian-
        owned business'' means an entity organized for the conduct of 
        trade or commerce with respect to which at least 50 percent of 
        the property interests of the entity are owned by Indians or 
        Indian tribes (or a combination thereof).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (11) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' has 
        the meaning given that term in section 4(e) of the Indian Self-
        Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
        <DELETED>    (12) Office.--The term ``Office'' means the Office 
        of Native American Business Development established under 
        section 4(a).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (13) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Commerce.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (14) Tribal enterprise.--The term ``tribal 
        enterprise'' means a commercial activity or business managed or 
        controlled by an Indian tribe.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (15) Tribal marketing cooperative.--The term 
        ``tribal marketing cooperative'' shall have the meaning given 
        that term by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary 
        of the Interior.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (16) Tribal organization.--The term ``tribal 
        organization'' has the meaning given that term in section 4(l) 
of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
U.S.C. 450b(l)).</DELETED>


<DELETED>    (a) In General.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Establishment.--There is established within 
        the Department of Commerce an office known as the Office of 
        Native American Business Development.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Director.--The Office shall be headed by a 
        Director, appointed by the Secretary, whose title shall be the 
        Director of Native American Business Development. The Director 
        shall be compensated at a rate not to exceed level V of the 
        Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, United States 
<DELETED>    (b) Duties of the Secretary.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the 
        Director, shall ensure the coordination of Federal programs 
        that provide assistance, including financial and technical 
        assistance, to eligible entities for increased business, the 
        expansion of trade by eligible entities, and economic 
        development on Indian lands.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Activities.--In carrying out the duties 
        described in paragraph (1), the Secretary, acting through the 
        Director, shall ensure the coordination of, or, as appropriate, 
        carry out--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) Federal programs designed to provide 
                legal, accounting, or financial assistance to eligible 
                <DELETED>    (B) market surveys;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) the development of promotional 
                <DELETED>    (D) the financing of business development 
                <DELETED>    (E) the facilitation of 
                <DELETED>    (F) the participation of appropriate 
                Federal agencies or eligible entities in trade 
                <DELETED>    (G) any activity that is not described in 
                subparagraphs (A) through (F) that is related to the 
                development of appropriate markets; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (H) any other activity that the Secretary, 
                in consultation with the Director, determines to be 
                appropriate to carry out this section.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Assistance.--In conjunction with the 
        activities described in paragraph (2), the Secretary, acting 
        through the Director, shall provide--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) financial assistance, technical 
                assistance, and administrative services to eligible 
                entities to assist those entities with--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) identifying and taking 
                        advantage of business development 
                        opportunities; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) compliance with appropriate 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 Next >>

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.R. 990 (ih) To provide for investment in private sector securities markets of amounts held in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund for payment of benefits under title II of the Social Security Act. [Introduced in House] ...
2 H.R. 1262 (ih) To provide that existing facilities located on the Pentwater River in Michigan, are not required to be licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under part 1 of the Federal Power Act. [Introduced in House] ...
3 S. 757 (is) To provide a framework for consideration by the legislative and executive branches of unilateral economic sanctions in order to ensure coordination of United States policy with respect to trade, security, and human rights. [Introduced in Senat...
4 H.R. 2845 (ih) To encourage the use of technology in the classroom. [Introduced in House] ...
5 H.R. 5302 (eh) To designate the United States courthouse located at 1010 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, Washington, as the ``William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse''. [Engrossed in House] ...
6 S. 3242 (is) To amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to encourage equity investment in rural cooperatives and other rural businesses, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
7 S. 484 (rs) To provide for the granting of refugee status in the United States to [Reported in Senate] ...
8 H.R. 5492 (ih) To require nationals of the United States that employ individuals in a foreign country to provide full transparency and disclosure in all their operations. [Introduced in House] ...
9 S. 2809 (is) To protect the health and welfare of children involved in research. [Introduced in Senate] ...
10 H.Res. 619 (ih) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should issue a postage stamp commemorating the Pulitzer Prize winning author Edna Ferber. [Introduced in House] ...
11 H.R. 4811 (eh) Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
12 H.R. 747 (rh) To protect the permanent trust funds of the State of Arizona from erosion due to inflation and modify the basis on which distributions are made from those funds. [Reported in House] ...
13 H.R. 3242 (ih) To delay the effective date of the final rule regarding the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. [Introduced in House] ...
14 H.R. 5523 (ih) To repeal the Indian racial preference laws of the United States. [Introduced in House] ...
15 S. 2689 (is) To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of Congress [Introduced in Senate] ...
16 S. 1779 (is) To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel M/V SANDPIPER. [Introduced in Senate] ...
17 S. 797 (is) To apply the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 to the International Olympic Committee. [Introduced in Senate] ...
18 S. 2242 (is) To amend the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 to improve [Introduced in Senate] ...
19 H.J.Res. 128 (rds) Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, and for other purposes. [Received in the Senate] ...
20 S. 225 (es) To provide Federal housing assistance to Native Hawaiians. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
21 S. 2577 (is) To reduce temporarily the duty on Fipronil technical. [Introduced in Senate] ...
22 H.R. 592 (ih) To redesignate Great Kills Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area as ``World War II Veterans Park at Great Kills''. [Introduced in House] ...
23 H.R. 5104 (ih) For the relief of Derrick Leslie. [Introduced in House] ...
24 S. 2019 (es) For the relief of Malia Miller. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
25 H.R. 4807 (ih) To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend programs established under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
26 H.R. 2506 (rh) To amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. [Reported in House] ...
27 H.R. 2112 (rs) To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow a judge to whom a case is transferred to retain jurisdiction over certain multidistrict litigation cases for trial, and to provide for Federal jurisdiction of certain multiparty, multiforum ci...
28 S. 2368 (is) To authorize studies on water supply management and development. [Introduced in Senate] ...
29 H.R. 1501 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
30 H.Con.Res. 11 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...

Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions


1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy