H.R. 3537 (111th): Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Apr 26, 2010 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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HR 3537 RS

Calendar No. 357

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3537

[Report No. 111-174]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 14, 2009

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

April 26, 2010

Reported by Mrs. BOXER, without amendment


AN ACT

To amend and reauthorize the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994.

    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 Reauthorization Act of 2009’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:

      (1) In 2007-2008, sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp generated more than $100,000 in revenue, all of which was used to provide educational materials for the program, fund scholarships for students, and support and promote the program’s goal of connecting children with nature.

      (2) Now in its 20th year, the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is one of this country’s oldest and most successful government-sponsored, youth-focused conservation biology programs. The program continues to build strong partnerships with public and parochial schools, homeschoolers and after-school programs, and other youth-focused education programs throughout the country.

      (3) The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program continues to foster strong partnerships among Federal and State government agencies, nongovernment organizations, the business community, and others in the private sector to promote youth conservation initiatives.

      (4) With its conservation-focused science and arts curriculum, the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program has helped prepare hundreds of thousands of students to become stewards of America’s irreplaceable wild places and treasured outdoor heritage.

SEC. 3. REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

    Section 2(c)(2) of the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 719(c)(2)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(2) REPORTING REQUIREMENT- Beginning in 2010 and every 5 years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the status of the Program in each State.’.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 6 of the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 719c) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ‘There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for administrative expenses of the Program $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2015.’.

Calendar No. 357

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3537

[Report No. 111-174]

AN ACT

To amend and reauthorize the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994.


April 26, 2010

Reported without amendment