To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding school libraries, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act'' or the ``SKILLS Act''.
SEC. 2. REFERENCES.
Except as otherwise expressly provided, wherever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.).
TITLE I--IMPROVING EDUCATION THROUGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES
SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Section 1002(b)(4) (20 U.S.C. 6302(b)(4)) is amended to read as follows: ``(4) Improving literacy through school libraries.--For the purpose of carrying out subpart 4 of part B, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2012 and for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years.''.
SEC. 102. STATE PLANS.
Section 1111(b)(8) (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)(8)) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting ``or include'' after ``describe''; (2) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' after the semicolon; (3) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (F); and (4) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following: ``(E) an assurance that the State educational agency will assist local educational agencies in developing effective school library...