S. 517 (109th): Weather Modification Research and Development Policy Authorization Act of 2005

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Introduced:

Mar 3, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Kay Hutchison

Senator from Texas

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2005
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 3, 2005
 
Introduced

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Nov 17, 2005
 
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Related Bills

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H.R. 2995 (Related)
Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 20, 2005

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