H.R. 6489 (112th): National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2012

Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ralph Hall
Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district
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Sep 21, 2012
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Mar 06, 2014

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Drought Information Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 20, 2012


This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
Full Title

To reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System.


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2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)

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National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2012 - Amends the National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006 to specify that the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program shall better inform and provide for more timely decisionmaking to reduce drought related impacts and costs.
Revises NIDIS functions to require the NIDIS to, among other things:
(1) provide certain information, forecasts, and assessments described in the Act on both national and regional levels; and
(2) continue ongoing research activities related to drought.
Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to provide a report to Congress concerning the NIDIS Program.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Act through FY2017.

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