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110 STAT. 1328 PUBLIC LAW 104-141—MAY 6, 1996 Public Law 104-141 104th Congress An Act M fi IQQfi ^° amend section 326 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to permit continued ^— '• participation by Historically Black Graduate Professional Schools in the grant [H.R. 3055] program authorized by that section. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 20 USC 1063b SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) The Historically Black Graduate Professional Schools identified under section 326 of the Higher Education Act may receive grant funds if the Secretary of Education determines that such institutions make a substantial contribution to the legal, medical, dental, veterinary, or other graduate opportunity for African Americans. (2) The health professions schools which participate under section 326 train 50 percent of the Nation's African American physicians, 50 percent of the Nation's African American dentists, 50 percent of the Nation's African American pharmacists, and 75 percent of the Nation's African American veterinarians. (3) A majority of the graduates of these schools practice in poor urban and rural areas of the country providing care to many disadvantaged Americans. (4) The survival of these schools will contribute to the improved health status of disadvantaged persons, and of all Americans. SEC. 2. ELIMINATION OF GRANT RENEWAL LIMITATION. Section 326(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1063b(b)) is amended by striking the second sentence. Approved May 6, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3055: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-504 (Comm. on Economic and Educational Opportunities). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996): Apr. 23, considered and passed House. Apr. 24, considered and passed Senate.