H.R. 4043 (103rd): Lower Mississippi Delta Initiatives Act of 1994

Introduced:
Mar 16, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Cleo Fields
Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Mar 16, 1994
Length
49 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3962 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 03, 1994

S. 21 (Related)
California Desert Protection Act of 1994

Signed by the President
Oct 31, 1994

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 16, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 16, 1994
Referred to Committee Mar 16, 1994
 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Energy to undertake initiatives to address certain needs in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
33 cosponsors (30D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

House Science, Space, and Technology

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


3/16/1994--Introduced.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I - Initiatives Within the Department of the Interior Title II: Initiatives Within the Department of Energy Lower Mississippi Delta Initiatives Act of 1994
Title I - Initiatives Within the Department of the Interior
Establishes within the Department of the Interior an Office of Education to:
(1) promote education in selected areas of environmental, natural, historic, and cultural resources; and
(2) establish initiatives at minority schools of higher education.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to:
(1) submit annual status reports to the Congress regarding the inventory and coordination of Departmental education programs;
(2) report annually to certain congressional committees on opportunities for minority schools of higher education to participate in Departmental programs;
(3) establish a scholarship program for degrees in natural resource and environmental related fields at minority schools of higher learning in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region;
(4) encourage pre-college education programs in designated subject areas;
(5) implement a volunteer educational enrichment program in cooperation with State departments of education and local school districts in the Delta Region;
(6) establish a Center for Excellence in the Sciences and a Center for Aquaculture to encourage women and minority students in the Delta Region to pursue careers in the sciences and in aquaculture; and
(7) coordinate the educational programs under this Act with those of other Federal agencies.
Section 103 -
Directs the Secretary to transmit to the Congress:
(1) a study of nationally significant sites within the Delta Region;
(2) recommendations for a transportation network linking such sites; and
(3) a study outlining recommendations for funding a Delta Region Native American Heritage Corridor and Heritage and Cultural Center, and a Delta Region African American Heritage Corridor and Heritage and Cultural Center (including a Music Heritage Program). Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to State Humanities Councils to assist minority and rural museums and related associations in the Delta region.
Section 105 -
Directs the Secretary to provide technical and financial assistance to historically Black colleges and universities to undertake: (1) a survey of historic and prehistoric structures on campus; and (2) their preservation.
Section 106 -
Directs the Secretary to: (1) transmit to the Congress a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a Delta Antiquities Trail or Delta Antiquities Heritage Corridor; and (2) conduct a research and preservation program of significant historic and archaeological resources in the Delta.
Section 108 -
Authorizes appropriations.
Title II - Initiatives Within the Department of Energy
Directs the Secretary of Energy (the Secretary) to establish the Delta Energy Technology and Business Development Center (the Center). Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to the Center.
Section 203 -
Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require the Secretary to make grants to schools or hospitals for energy conservation projects, and to provide supplemental Federal financing for energy conservation projects at schools and hospitals in the Delta Region. Authorizes appropriations.
Section 204 -
Requires the Secretary to:
(1) report annually to certain congressional committees regarding opportunities for minority colleges and universities to participate in Department of Energy (DOE) activities and laboratories;
(2) establish scholarship programs for students pursuing energy-related and/or technical disciplines either at minority colleges or universities in the Delta Region;
(3) encourage pre-college programs in energy-related and/or technical disciplines;
(4) implement a volunteer program for education at DOE; and
(5) implement a program to encourage women and minority students in the Delta Region to pursue careers in technical disciplines.
Authorizes appropriations.
Section 205 -
Directs the Secretary to conduct a research and demonstration program to determine the economic viability of integrated biomass energy systems within the Delta Region. Authorizes appropriations.
Section 206 -
Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act to direct the Secretary to make grants to States and Indian tribal organizations in the Delta Region for weatherization of low-income dwelling units. Authorizes appropriations.
Section 207 -
Amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to qualify for incentive payments certain renewable energy facilities owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 4043 (103rd) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus