S. 476 (103rd): National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Improvement Act of 1994

Introduced:
Mar 02, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 103-232.
Sponsor
John Chafee
Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 25, 1994
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2684 (Related)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Improvement Act of 1993

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 03, 1993

H.R. 2604 (Related)
Brownsville Wetlands Policy Act of 1993

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 21, 1993

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 11, 1994.

Progress
Introduced Mar 02, 1993
Referred to Committee Mar 02, 1993
Reported by Committee Jan 27, 1994
Passed Senate Mar 08, 1994
Passed House with Changes Mar 21, 1994
Signed by the President Apr 11, 1994
 
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act.

Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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3/21/1994--Passed House amended.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I - Amendments to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act Title II: Brownsville Wetlands Policy Center Title III: Walter B. Jones Center for the Sounds at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Title I: Amendments to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Improvement Act of 1994 - Amends the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act to:
(1) allow private funds donated to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to be utilized for activities and services of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
(2) require the Secretary of the Interior to consult with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere before appointing any Director of the Board for the foundation;
(3) expand Board membership and revise appointment and term provisions; and
(4) reauthorize appropriations for such Act through FY 1998.
Authorizes the Secretary to convey to Ohio the Senecaville National Fish Hatchery in Senecaville, Ohio, for use in its fishery resources management program.
Title II - Brownsville Wetlands Policy Center
Brownsville Wetlands Policy Act of 1994 - Establishes at the Port of Brownsville, Texas, the Brownsville Wetlands Policy Center to use the wetlands property at the Port and adjacent waters of south Texas to focus on wetland matters for the purpose of protecting, restoring, and maintaining the lagoon ecosystems of the western Gulf of Mexico region.
Establishes a Board of Directors and provides for Center oversight.
Requires the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make grants for center activities.
Authorizes the Director to enter into a lease with the Port for Center use of wetlands property.
Authorizes appropriations through FY 1997.
Prohibits such funds from being used to relocate operations from the Center for Environmental Studies and Services Building on the campus of Corpus Christi State University, Texas, to the Center.
Title III - Walter B. Jones Center for the Sounds at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to construct and operate the Walter B. Jones Center for the Sounds at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, to:
(1) provide public opportunities, facilities, and resources to study the natural history and natural resources of northeastern North Carolina;
(2) offer a variety of environmental educational programs and interpretive exhibits;
(3) foster an awareness and understanding of the interactions among wildlife, estuarine and wetland ecosystems, and human activities; and
(4) provide office space and facilities for refuge administration, research, education, and related activities.
Directs the Secretary to ensure that the design, size, and location of a facility constructed under this Act are consistent with the cultural and natural history of the area with which the facility will be concerned.
Authorizes the Secretary to accept contributions of funds from non-Federal sources to pay the costs of operating and maintaining the facility.
Directs the Secretary to take appropriate steps to obtain such contributions.
Sets forth reporting requirements.

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