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S.1254: Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 18 (15 Democrats, 1 Independent, 2 Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action June 30, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 5, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 - Reauthorizes, revises, and expands the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998.

(Sec. 3) Requires the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia to have a representative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

(Sec. 4) Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, acting through the Task Force, to: (1) maintain, enhance, and periodically review a national harmful algal bloom and hypoxia program; and (2) develop and submit to Congress a comprehensive research plan and action strategy to address marine and freshwater harmful algal blooms and hypoxia (a condition where low dissolved oxygen in aquatic systems causes stress or death to organisms).

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 30, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-124.
June 30, 2014 Signed by President.
June 19, 2014 Presented to President.
June 18, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 17, 2014 Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate bill by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3771; text as Senate agreed to House amendment: CR S3771)
June 10, 2014 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
June 9, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5126-5128)
June 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1254.
June 9, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5126-5130)
June 9, 2014 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 5, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 350.
June 5, 2014 Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
June 5, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-471, Part I.
May 21, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 21, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 5, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Feb. 19, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Feb. 18, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 18, 2014 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Feb. 18, 2014 Received in the House.
Feb. 18, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 12, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S961-963)
Feb. 12, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S961-963)
Nov. 18, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 248.
Nov. 18, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-121.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
June 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.