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Last updated May 08, 2013.
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To establish a position of Science Laureate of the United States.
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H.R. 1891--113th Congress: Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 17, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1891
“H.R. 1891--113th Congress: Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. March 17, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1891>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr1891.
The position of Science Laureate is modeled after the position of Poet Laureate. The role of the Science Laureate is to increase awareness and to engage the public about science. The Science Laureate would be encouraged to continue their current work, and their efforts would be facilitated by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Like the Poet Laureate, the Science Laureate would not be a federal employee paid through federal funds.
H.R. 1891 establishes up to three positions of Science Laureate of the United States. This appointment is to be made on the basis of an individual’s ability to, “foster and enhance public awareness and interest in science and provide ongoing significant scientific contributions.” The appointment will be based on recommendations received by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The bill requires each Science Laureate to serve a term of one or two years, as determined by the President. It is important to note that, under exceptional circumstances, the President may appoint more than one, but no more than three Science Laureates to serve simultaneously in the position of Science Laureate.
Though no formal estimate is currently available, informal CBO estimates indicate that the legislation would not impact direct spending or revenues.
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