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Text of the International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2009

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 8, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 9, 2009 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1736

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 9, 2009

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

AN ACT

To provide for the establishment of a committee to identify and coordinate international science and technology cooperation that can strengthen the domestic science and technology enterprise and support United States foreign policy goals.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2009.

2.

Coordination of international science and technology partnerships

(a)

Establishment

The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall establish a committee under the National Science and Technology Council with the responsibility to identify and coordinate international science and technology cooperation that can strengthen the United States science and technology enterprise, improve economic and national security, and support United States foreign policy goals.

(b)

Committee Leadership

The committee established under subsection (a) shall be co-chaired by senior level officials from the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of State.

(c)

Responsibilities

The committee established under subsection (a) shall—

(1)

plan and coordinate interagency international science and technology cooperative research and training activities and partnerships supported or managed by Federal agencies and work with other National Science and Technology Council committees to help plan and coordinate the international component of national science and technology priorities;

(2)

establish Federal priorities and policies for aligning, as appropriate, international science and technology cooperative research and training activities and partnerships supported or managed by Federal agencies with the foreign policy goals of the United States;

(3)

identify opportunities for new international science and technology cooperative research and training partnerships that advance both the science and technology and the foreign policy priorities of the United States;

(4)

in carrying out paragraph (3), solicit input and recommendations from non-Federal science and technology stakeholders, including universities, scientific and professional societies, industry, and relevant organizations and institutions, through workshops and other appropriate venues;

(5)

work with international science and technology counterparts, both non-governmental and governmental (in coordination with the Department of State), to establish and maintain international science and technology cooperative research and training partnerships, as identified under paragraph (3); and

(6)

address broad issues that influence the ability of United States scientists and engineers to collaborate with foreign counterparts, including barriers to collaboration and access to scientific information.

(d)

Report to congress

The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall transmit a report annually to Congress at the time of the President’s budget request containing a description of the priorities and policies established under subsection (c)(2), the ongoing and new partnerships established in the previous fiscal year, and how stakeholder input, as required under subsection (c)(4), was received.

Passed the House of Representatives June 8, 2009.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.