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(H.R. 8861, introduced by Mrs. Burke of California on June 20, 1973; H.R. 9363, introduced by Mrs. Burke of California (for herself, Ms. Azbug, Mr.

Addabbo, Mr. Badillo, Mr. Bingham, Ms. Boggs, Mr. Brasco, Mr. Breaux, Mr. Brown of California, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Burgener, Mr. Burton, Mr. Carey of New York, Mr. Carney of Ohio, Ms. Chisholm, Mr. Clay, Ms. Collins of Illinois, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Cronin, Mr. Dellums, Mr. de Lugo, Mr. Edwards of California,

Mr. Froehlich, Ms. Green of Oregon, and Mr. Harrington) on July 18, 1973; H.R. 9364, introduced by Mrs. Burke of California (for herself, Mr. Hawkins, Mr.

Hicks, Mr. Hogan, Mr. Meeds, Mr. Melcher, Mr. Metcalfe, Mr. Mitchell of Maryland, Mr. Mollohan, Mr. Moss, Mr. Owens, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Rees, Mr. Reuss, Mr. Roe, Mr. Rosenthal, Mr. Roybal, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Seiberling, Mr. Stark, Mr. Studds, Mr. Whitehurst, Mr. Charles H. Wilson of California, Mr. Won Pat,

and Mr. Yatron) on July 18, 1973; H.R. 9365, introduced by Mrs. Burke of California (for herself, Mr. Kyros, Mr.

Young of Georgia, Ms. Grasso, Mr. Hansen of Idaho, and Mr. Drinan) on July 18,

1973; H.R. 9818, introduced by Mrs. Burke of California (for herself, Mr. Corman,

Mr. Frenzel, Miss Jordan, Mr. Matsunaga, Mr. Steelman, and Mr. Stokes) on

August 2, 1973; and H.R. 10154, introduced by Mrs. Burke of California (for herself, Mr. Biester,

Mr. Cohen, and Mr. Diggs) on September 11, 1973, are identical as follows:)

A BILL
To amend the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community

Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963 to expand
the definition of "development disability" to include autism.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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3 That section 401 (1) of the Mental Retardation Facilities

4 and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act

5 of 1963 (42 U.S.C. 2691) is amended by inserting
6 “, autism” immediately after “epilepsy”.

93p CONGRESS

1st SESSION

H. R. 6589

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APRIL 1, 1973 Mr. Stacgers (for himself and Mr. DEVINE) introduced the following bill;

which was referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

A BILL

To provide for the extension of the Developmental Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act, and for other purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and Tlouse of Representa

2 tives of the l'nited States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That this Act may be cited as the “Developmental Dis

4 abilities Amendments of 1973”.

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EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATIONS

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SEC. 2. (a) Section 121 (a) of the Developmental Dis

7 abilities Services and Facilities Construction Act is amended

8 by inserting after the first sentence thereof the following new 9 sentence: “There are also authorized to be appropriated for 10 such purpose such sums as may be necessary for the fiscal

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1 year ending June 30, 1974, and for each of the next two

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fiscal years.”

(b.) Section 122 (b) of the Developmental Disabilities

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Services and Facilities Construction Act is amended by

5 striking out "and" before “$20,000,000" and by inserting 6 before the period at the end thereof “, and such sums as

7 may be necessary for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974,

8 and for each of the next two fiscal years”. 9 (c) Section 131 of the Developmental Disabilities 10 Services and Facilities Construction Act is amended by 11 striking out “and” before “$130,000,000” and by inserting 12 before the period at the end thereof “, and such sums as

13 may be necessary for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974,

14 and for each of the next two fiscal years".

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MINIMUM ALLOTMENT FOR TERRITORIES

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SEC. 3. Section 132 (a) (1) of the Developmental Dis

17 abilities Services and Facilities Construction Act is amended

18 by striking out “any State (other than the Virgin Islands, 19 American Samoa, Guam, and the Trust Territory of the 20 Pacific Islands)” and inserting in lieu thereof “the Virgin

21 Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Trust Territory

22 of the Pacific Islands for any such fiscal year shall not be

23 less than $50,000, and the allotment of each other State”.

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ELIMINATION OF REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL APPROVAL

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OF EACH CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

3 SEC. 4. (a) (1) The Developmental Disabilities Serv4 ices and Facilities Construction Act is amended by striking 5 out sections 135 and 136, and by redesignating sections 137, 6 138, and 139 as sections 135, 136, and 137, respectively.

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7 (2) Section 123 (a) (2) of such Act is amended by 8 striking out “139" and inserting in lieu thereof “137”.

(3) Section 134 (b) of such Act is amended by strik10 ing out "and" after the semicolon at the end of paragraph 11 (17), by redesignating paragraph (18) as paragraph (20), 12 and by inserting the following new paragraphs after para13 graph (17): 14

“(18) provide reasonable assurance that adequate 15

financial support will be available to complete the construction of, and to maintain and operate when such

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“ (19) provide reasonable assurance that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors in the performance of work on any construction

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project assisted with funds made available pursuant to

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section 132 will be paid wages at rates not less than

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those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with

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the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276a

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276a-5); and the Secretary of Labor shall have with

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respect to the labor standards specified in this para

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graph the authority and functions set forth in Reorgani

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zation Plan Numbered 14 of 1950 (15 F.R. 3176; 5 U.S.C. 133z-15) and section 2 of the Act of June 13,

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10 1934, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276c); and”. 11 (4) The heading of the section of such Act redesignated 12

as section 135 by paragraph (1) of this subsection is amend13 ed by inserting “CONSTRUCTION,” after “PLANNING,”. 11

(5) The heading of the section of such Act redesig15

nated as section 136 by paragraph (1) of this subsection 16

is amended by inserting "CONSTRUCTION," after “PLAN17

NING,”.

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(6) The section of such Act redesignated as section

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135 (a) (1) by paragraph (1) of this subsection is

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amended by striking out “, other than expenditures for

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(7) Section 140 of such Act is amended by striking out so much thereof as precedes subsection (1) (other than the section beading), by striking out “ (b)” and inserting

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