Summary: H.R.7144 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/26/2008)

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the U.S. Geological Survey, to: (1) establish a National Biological Data Center to collect nonhuman biological data and make such data available for public use; and (2) contract with a small business to manage the Center. Sets forth duties of the Center, including the collection of nonhuman biological data from federal, public, private, and nonprofit entities and the development of partnerships with public and private entities, academic and scientific institutions to allow the Center to develop a digital network for the storage and retrieval of nonhuman biological data.