Text: H.R.237 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 237


To reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2017

Mr. Young of Alaska introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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


A BILL

To reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Staggered terms for national integrated coastal and ocean observation system advisory committee.

Section 12304(d)(3)(B) of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (33 U.S.C. 3603(d)(3)(B)) is amended—

(1) by striking “Members” and inserting the following:

    “(i) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in clause (ii), members”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

    “(ii) STAGGERED TERMS.—The Administrator may appoint or reappoint a member for a partial term of 1 or 2 years in order to establish a system of staggered terms. The Administrator may appoint or reappoint a member under this clause only once. A member appointed or reappointed to a partial term under this clause may not serve more than one full term.”.

SEC. 3. Integrated coastal and ocean observation system cooperative agreements.

Section 12305(a) of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (33 U.S.C. 3604(a)) is amended by inserting “disburse appropriated funds to,” after “agreements, with,”.

SEC. 4. Reauthorization of Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009.

Section 12311 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 (33 U.S.C. 3610) is amended by striking “are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Commerce for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 such sums as are necessary” and inserting “is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Commerce for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022 $36,151,000”.