S. 2164 (103rd): Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Jun 07, 1994 (Introduced).

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S 2164 IS

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2164

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a program to be known as the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 7, 1994

Mr. MITCHELL (for Mr. SASSER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a program to be known as the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, 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 ‘Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the ‘Secretary’) may carry out in accordance with this Act a program to be known as the ‘Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program’ (referred to in this Act as the ‘Program’) to accomplish the goals of--

      (1) providing to school children environmental education opportunities relating to the conservation and management of migratory birds; and

      (2) increasing the capacity for schools, States, and other educational programs to conduct conservation and education programs.

    (b) PROGRAM FEATURES- The Program shall consist of conducting--

      (1) in all interested States, the activities that on the day before the date of enactment of this Act are conducted under the program established by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and known as the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program;

      (2) other activities authorized under the Program by this or any other Act; and

      (3) any other activity necessary to carry out the conservation and education goals of the Program.

    (c) EFFORT TO CONDUCT PROGRAM IN ALL STATES-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall take appropriate steps to seek to conduct the Program in all 50 States.

      (2) ANNUAL REPORT- The Secretary shall annually submit a report to Congress on the status of the Program in each of the 50 States.

SEC. 3. JUNIOR DUCK STAMP.

    (a) COMPETITION- As part of the Program, the Secretary may annually conduct a competition to--

      (1) solicit the submission by students at elementary and secondary schools of designs relating to the conservation of migratory birds; and

      (2) select winning designs from among those submissions for use for licensing and marketing under subsection (b).

    (b) LICENSING AND MARKETING OF DESIGN OF JUNIOR DUCK STAMPS- As part of the Program, the Secretary may--

      (1) license and market winning designs selected in competitions under subsection (a); and

      (2) license and market stamps bearing those designs, which shall be known as Junior Duck Stamps.

    (c) USE OF PROCEEDS FROM LICENSING AND MARKETING OF JUNIOR DUCK STAMPS AND JUNIOR DUCK STAMP DESIGNS- Amounts received under subsection (b)--

      (1) shall be available to the Secretary until expended, without further appropriations, solely for--

        (A) awards and scholarships to individuals who submit designs in competitions under subsection (a), that are--

          (i) selected in such a competition as winning designs; or

          (ii) otherwise determined in such a competition to be superior;

        (B) awards to schools and other participants to further education activities related to the conservation education goals of the Program; and

        (C) expenses for licensing and marketing under subsection (b); and

      (2) may not be used for administrative expenses of the Program.

SEC. 4. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS, DEVISES, AND BEQUESTS.

    The Secretary may accept and use any gift, devise, or bequest of personal property, or proceeds thereof, for the purpose of funding the activities described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 3(c)(1).

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior for administrative expenses of the Program $250,000 for each of fiscal years 1995 through 2000.