S.432 - Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Amendments Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 02/12/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/12/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see S.1818, which became Public Law 111-90 on 11/3/2009.|
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Summary: S.432 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/12/2009)
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Amendments Act of 2009 - Amends the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 to rename: (1) the Act, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act; (2) the Morris K Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Trust Fund, the Morris K Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund; (3) the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation; and (4) Morris K. Udall Scholars, Udall Scholars.
Requires the Executive Director of the Foundation to be paid at a senior executive rate.
Directs the Foundation to award grants to the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, at the University of Arizona, to conduct training, research, and other activities with regard to the involvement of Native American and Alaska Native professionals in health care and public policy.
Allows the use of reasonable amounts of the Trust Fund for official reception and representation expenses, not to exceed $5,000 for a fiscal year.
Sets forth administrative provisions that allow the Foundation to: (1) appoint personnel without regard to federal law provisions governing appointments in the competitive service; (2) pay up to four employees, in addition to the Executive Director, at senior executive pay rates; and (3) rent office space in the District of Columbia or its environs.Authorizes such sums as may be necessary to: (1) the Trust Fund; and (2) the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, for the operating costs of the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.