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Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014

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Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2013

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2013

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Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2013

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A bill to amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date Actions Overview
06/30/2014Became Public Law No: 113-124. (TXT | PDF)
06/30/2014Signed by President.
06/19/2014Presented to President.
06/17/2014Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate bill by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3771; text as Senate agreed to House amendment: CR S3771)
06/09/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5126-5128)
06/05/2014Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
06/05/2014Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-471, Part I.
02/12/2014Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S961-963)
11/18/2013Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-121.
06/27/2013Introduced in Senate

All Actions (29)

Date Chamber All Actions
06/30/2014Became Public Law No: 113-124. (TXT | PDF)
06/30/2014Signed by President.
06/19/2014SenatePresented to President.
06/18/2014SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/17/2014SenateSenate agreed to House amendment to Senate bill by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3771; text as Senate agreed to House amendment: CR S3771)
06/10/2014SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
06/09/2014-5:05pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5126-5128)
06/09/2014-4:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1254.
06/09/2014-4:50pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5126-5130)
06/09/2014-4:50pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/05/2014HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 350.
06/05/2014HouseCommittee on Natural Resources discharged.
06/05/2014HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-471, Part I.
05/21/2014HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
05/21/2014HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
03/05/2014HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
02/19/2014HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/18/2014HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2014HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/18/2014-2:03pmHouseReceived in the House.
02/18/2014SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
02/12/2014SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S961-963)
02/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2741 Amendment SA 2741 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
02/12/2014SenateS.Amdt.2741 Amendment SA 2741 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Nelson. (consideration: CR S961; text: CR S961) To make a minor technical correction.
02/12/2014SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S961-963)
11/18/2013SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 248.
11/18/2013SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-121.
07/30/2013SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/27/2013SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Cosponsors (18)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation06/27/2013 Referred to
07/30/2013 Markup by
11/18/2013 Reported by S. Rept. 113-121
House Science, Space, and Technology02/18/2014 Referred to
05/21/2014 Markup by
06/05/2014 Reported by H. Rept. 113-471
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment03/05/2014 Referred to
House Natural Resources02/18/2014 Referred to
06/05/2014 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs02/19/2014 Referred to

No related bill information was received for S.1254.


Latest Summary (6)

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Public Law No: 113-124 (06/30/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 5, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 - Reauthorizes, revises, and expands the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998.

(Sec. 3) Requires the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia to have a representative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

(Sec. 4) Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, acting through the Task Force, to: (1) maintain, enhance, and periodically review a national harmful algal bloom and hypoxia program; and (2) develop and submit to Congress a comprehensive research plan and action strategy to address marine and freshwater harmful algal blooms and hypoxia (a condition where low dissolved oxygen in aquatic systems causes stress or death to organisms).

Expands the Task Force's functions, including: (1) expediting and coordinating the interagency review process by ensuring timely review and dispersal of required reports and assessments; and (2) promoting the development of new technologies for predicting, monitoring, and mitigating harmful algal bloom and hypoxia conditions.

Gives the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the primary responsibility for administering the Program.

Establishes the Under Secretary's duties in administering the program, including the following:

  • preparing work and spending plans;
  • administering grant funding;
  • coordinating with and working with regional, state, and tribal and local government agencies;
  • coordinating with the Secretary of State to support international efforts;
  • identifying additional research, development, and demonstration needs;
  • coordinating and augmenting education programs;
  • providing resources to train state and local coastal and water resource managers; and
  • supporting regional efforts to control and mitigate outbreaks.

Requires the Under Secretary to carry out marine and Great Lakes harmful algal bloom and hypoxia events response activities.

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) research the ecology and impacts of freshwater harmful algal blooms; (2) forecast and monitor event response to freshwater harmful algal blooms in lakes, rivers, estuaries, and reservoirs; and (3) ensure that activities carried under this Act focus on new approaches to addressing freshwater harmful algal blooms and are not duplicative of existing research and development programs authorized by this Act or any other law.

(Sec. 7) Requires the Administrator, through the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, to report to appropriate congressional committees and the President on the progress made by activities directed by the Task Force and carried out or funded by the EPA and other state and federal partners toward attainment of the goals of the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan 2008 within 12 months after this Act's enactment and biennially thereafter.

(Sec. 8) Requires the Task Force to: (1) submit within 18 months to Congress and the President an integrated assessment that examines the causes, consequences, and approaches to reduce hypoxia and harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes; and (2) develop and submit to Congress a plan, based on the assessment, for reducing, mitigating, and controlling hypoxia and harmful algal blooms.