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PUBLIC LAW 102-62—JUNE 27, 1991 105 STAT. 313 "SEC. 4609. INSTRUCTION ON THE HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES OF DEMOC- RACY IN THE UNITED STATES. "(a) GENERAL AUTHORITY. — "(1) PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.—The Secretary shall carry out a program to educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights, and to foster civic competence and civil responsibility. Such program shall be known as 'We the People... The Citizen and the Constitution'. "(2) EDUCATIONAL AcnvrnES.— The program required by paragraph (1) shall continue and expand the educational activities of the National Bicentennial Competition of the Constitution and Bill of Rights administered by the Center for Civic Education. "(3) CONTRACT AUTHORIZED.—The Secretary is authorized to enter into a contract with the Center for Civic Education to carry out the program required by paragraph (1). "(b) PROGRAM CONTENT. — The education program authorized by this section shall provide— "(1) a course of instruction on the basic principles of our constitutional democracy and the history of the Constitution and Bill of Rights; "(2) school and community simulated congressional hearings following the course of study at the request of participating schools; and "(3) an annual competition of simulated congressional hearings at the congressional district. State, and national levels for secondary students who wish to participate in such program. "(c) PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. —The education program authorized by this section shall be made available to public and private elementary schools in the 435 congressional districts, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia. "(d) SPECIAL RULE.— Funds provided under this section may be used for the advanced training of teachers about the Constitution and Bill of Rights after the provisions of subsection (b) have been implemented. (e) REPORT.—The Secretary shall report on a biennial basis, to the appropriate committees of the Congress on the distribution and use of funds authorized pursuant to the authority of subsection (f). "(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for the fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993 to carry out the provisions of this section.". PART B—LAW-RELATED EDUCATION PROGRAM SEC. 311. AMENDMENT TO LAW-RELATED EDUCATION PROGRAM. Section 1565 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2965) is amended— "(1) in subsection (a)— (A) by inserting "(1)" before "(a)"; and (B) by adding at the end the following: "(2) The Secretary shall give priority for grants and contracts under this section to agencies, organizations, and institutions described in paragraph (1) that plan to operate statewide programs. 20 USC 3156b. Grants. Contracts.