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S.839: Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action May 5, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) Amends the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 to transfer certain authority from the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary). Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress a national coral reef ecosystem action strategy, revised as necessary, that includes discussions of: (1) coastal uses and management, including land-based sources of pollution; (2) climate change; and (3) other matters required under existing law. (Currently, such strategy is submitted by the NOAA Administrator.)

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary to give priority to community-based local action strategies when awarding certain grants for conservation projects. Authorizes funds for monitoring and assessment, research, pollution re...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 5, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 370.
May 5, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-156.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.