S. 1344: Arctic Research, Monitoring, and Observing Act of 2013

Jul 23, 2013
Reported by Committee
20% chance of being enacted
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Mark Begich
Junior Senator from Alaska
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Last Updated
Nov 06, 2013
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 3613 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012

S. 272 (Related)
Arctic Research, Monitoring, and Observing Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 11, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 30, 2013.

Introduced Jul 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 23, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 30, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to promote research, monitoring, and observation of the Arctic and for other purposes.


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11/6/2013--Reported to Senate amended.
Arctic Research, Monitoring, and Observing Act of 2013 -
Section 2 -
Amends the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 to direct the Arctic Research Commission to establish (under current law, assist in establishing) a national Arctic research program plan to implement the Arctic research policy.
Directs the Commission to award merit-based grants to federal, state, local, or tribal governments and academic and private organizations to conduct research on or related to the Arctic in accordance with the national Arctic research program plan.
Authorizes the Commission to enter into agreements with appropriate agencies or organizations to administer grants made pursuant to this Act for Arctic research, including reimbursement from funds of the Commission to administer such grants.
Instructs the Commission to adopt conflict of interest and recusal requirements which shall apply to decisions of the Commission and to all Commission members which at a minimum are substantially equivalent to those requirements set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as if each member is an affected individual within the meaning of such Act. Requires disclosure of any financial interest in or relationship to a party that is applying for funding from the Commission held by the Commission member.
Section 3 -
Amends the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998, with respect to the North Pacific Research Board, to:
(1) authorize the Board to adopt rules of procedure and establish committees as necessary to carry out the purposes of the Environmental Improvement and Restoration Fund,
(2) require all of the Board's decisions to be made by majority vote of the full board in regular session,
(3) direct the Board to adopt the same conflict of interest requirements as those for the Commission, and
(4) allow the Secretary of Commerce to accept funds from a source other than the federal government for use by the Board to carry out its functions.

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