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S.1068: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 8 (6 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2013 - Reauthorizes and amends authorities relating to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps).

Title I: General Provisions - (Sec. 101) Sets forth the commissioned grades of the NOAA Corps in relative rank with Navy officers, beginning with vice admiral, rear admiral, and rear admiral (lower half). Maintains the existing distribution percentages of officers on the lineal list in grades of captain, commander, and lieutenant commander.

Amends the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Commerce to prescribe distribution percentages applicable to grades of lieutenant, lieutenant (junior grade), and ensign.

Directs the Secretary to compute at least annually the number of officers on the lineal list authorized to serve in each grade.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 14, 2014 Held at the desk.
Feb. 14, 2014 Received in the House.
Feb. 12, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 11, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S908-913)
Feb. 11, 2014 The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S907)
Feb. 11, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S903-913; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S903-907)
Jan. 8, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 292.
Jan. 8, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-133.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.