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SA 471. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 782, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 5, after line 24, insert the following:
SEC. __. GRANTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT.
Section 201(b)(1)(B) of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3141(b)(1)(B)) is amended by inserting "high-technology" before "employment".
On page 13, strike lines 7 through 13 and insert the following:
the communities;";
(3) in paragraph (4), by striking "or" after the semicolon at the end; and
(4) by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the following:
"(5) the loss of information technology, aerospace, manufacturing, natural resource-based, agricultural, or service sector jobs, for reinvesting in and diversifying the economies of the communities; or
"(6) termination of a major civilian Federal program with commercial and industrial applications, for help in reinvesting and diversifying the economies of the communities and retaining the workforce necessary for technology-focused jobs.".
On page 19, after the matter following line 2 and before line 3, insert the following:
SEC. __. ELIGIBILITY OF AREAS.
Section 301(a) of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3161(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
"(4) CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SKILLED WORKFORCE; CAPACITY TO USE ASSISTANCE.--The area has--
"(A) a well-developed capital infrastructure and a skilled workforce; and
"(B) the capacity to effectively use Federal assistance to increase employment in a technology-focused or manufacturing sector.".
On page 20, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:
SEC. __. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.
Section 401(a)(3) of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3171(a)) is amended--
(1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively;
(2) by inserting before subparagraph (B) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following:
"(A) contains a specific plan to increase employment in manufacturing or a field with commercial, industrial, and military applications;".
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 14, 2011.)