S. 3641 (111th): National Endowment for the Oceans Act

Introduced:
Jul 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 25, 2010
Length
33 pages
Related Bills
S. 973 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 22, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 22, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 22, 2010
 
Full Title

A bill to create the National Endowment for the Oceans to promote the protection and conservation of United States ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (4D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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7/22/2010--Introduced.
National Endowment for the Oceans Act - Establishes in the Treasury the National Endowment for the Oceans which shall fund grants (in conjunction with state matching grants) for programs to restore, maintain, or understand living marine resources and their habitats, and ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources, including baseline scientific research, ocean observing, and other programs in coordination with federal and state departments or agencies.
Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make grants for such purposes.
States that programs funded in Great Lakes states shall also seek to attain the goals embodied in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Plan, the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, or other collaborative planning efforts of the Great Lakes Region.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to: (1) coastal states or affected Indian tribes; and (2) regional planning bodies to create and implement regional strategic plans.
Directs the Secretary to establish a National Endowment for the Oceans Council.

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