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S.1344: Arctic Research, Monitoring, and Observing Act of 2013

About this Bill

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 0
Introduced July 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Arctic Research, Monitoring, and Observing Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 to direct the Arctic Research Commission to establish (under current law, assist in establishing) a national Arctic research program plan to implement the Arctic research policy.

Directs the Commission to award merit-based grants to federal, state, local, or tribal governments and academic and private organizations to conduct research on or related to the Arctic in accordance with the national Arctic research program plan.

Authorizes the Commission to enter into agreements with appropriate agencies or organizations to administer grants made pursuant to this Act for Arctic research, including reimbursement from funds of the Commission to administer such grants.

Instructs the Commission to adopt conflict of interest and recusal requirements which shall apply to decisions of the Commission and to all Commission members which at a minimum are sub...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 6, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 237.
Nov. 6, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-117.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.