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March 24, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 693 proposed by Senator Johanns to Amendment SA 687.
March 25, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
March 25, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 693 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

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SA 693. Mr. JOHANNS proposed an amendment to amendment SA 687 by Ms. MIKULSKI (for herself and Mr. ISAKSON) to the bill H.R. 1388, to reauthorize and reform the national service laws; as follows:

On page 115, line 15, strike ``1 percent'' and insert ``2 percent''.
On page 115, line 20, strike ``$10,000,000'' and insert ``$20,000,000''.
On page 213, after line 21, insert the following:
SEC. 1613. AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTANCE.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
(1) Special Olympics is a nonprofit movement with the mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
(2) With sports at the core, Special Olympics is a leader in the field of intellectual disability, and is making impressive strides in the areas of health, education, family support, research, and policy change for people with intellectual disabilities.
(b) Amendment.--Subtitle F of title I is further amended by inserting after section 184 the following:
``SEC. 184A. AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTANCE.
``Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act relating to eligibility, a reference in subtitle C, D, E, or H of title I regarding an entity eligible to receive direct or indirect assistance to carry out a national service program shall include an organization promoting competitive and non-competitive sporting events involving individuals with disabilities (including the Special Olympics), which promote the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 24, 2009.)