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S.2030: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2014 - Reauthorizes the National Sea Grant College Program Act through FY2020.

(Sec. 3) Removes a requirement that Department of Commerce report annually on efforts and progress made by colleges, universities, institutions, associations, and alliances to become designated as sea grant colleges or institutes.

(Sec. 4) Changes from discretionary to mandatory the authority of Commerce to award Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to support the placement of individuals at the graduate level of education (in fields related to ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources) in positions with the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.

Grants first priority to placement of those legislative fellows in offices or committees of Congress that have jurisdiction over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and second priority to placement in offices of Members of Congress ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 1, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 607.
Dec. 1, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-279.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 12, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.