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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

92 STAT. 3078


Day schools. 25 USC 1961. Report to congressional committees.

Copies to each State.

25 USC 1962. 25 USC 1963.

SEC. 401. (a) It is the sense of Congress that the absence of locally convenient day schools may contribute to the breakup of Indian families. (b) The Secretary is authorized and directed to prepare, in consultation with appropriate agencies in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, a report on the feasibility of providing Indian children with schools located near their homes, and to submit such report to the Select Committee on Indian Affairs of the United States Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives within two years from the date of this Act. In developing this report the Secretary shall give particular consideration to the provision of educational facilities for children in the elementary grades. SEC. 402. Within sixty days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall send to the Governor, chief justice of the highest court of appeal, and the attorney general of each State a copy of this Act, together with committee reports and an explanation of the provisions of this Act. SEC. 403. If any provision of this Act or the applicability thereof is held invalid, the remaining provisions of this Act shall not be affected thereby. Approved November 8, 1978.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 95-1386 accompanying H.R. 12533 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 95-597 (Comm. on Indian Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 123 (1978): Nov. 4, considered and passed Senate. Vol. 124 (1978): Oct. 14, H.R. 12533 considered and passed House; passage vacated, and S. 1214, amended, passed in lieu. Oct. 15, Senate concurred in House amendments.