H.R. 3247 (111th): To establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Jul 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Brian Baird
Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 17, 2009
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 17, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 17, 2009
Reported by Committee Jul 29, 2009
 
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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Science, Space, and Technology

Energy

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7/17/2009--Introduced.
Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a social and behavioral sciences research program to identify and understand social and behavioral factors influencing energy consumption and acceptance and adoption rates of new energy technologies, and to promote the use of the results of social and behavioral research to improve the development and application of energy technologies.
Requires the Secretary to appoint or designate a Director of Social and Behavioral Research to carry out such program.
Requires the Director to: (1) develop a research plan in consultation with the Advisory Committee established by this Act; and (2) review such plan every five years and revise it as appropriate.
Instructs the Secretary to provide grants in support of social and behavioral research.
Requires the Advisory Committee to: (1) advise the Secretary and the Director on priority areas for research; (2) assist the Director in the development of the research plan; and (3) provide other assistance and advice as requested by the Secretary or the Director.

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