S. 376: Drought Information Act of 2013

Feb 25, 2013
Passed Senate
27% chance of being enacted
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Mark Pryor
Senior Senator from Arkansas
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Feb 03, 2014
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 3584 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 20, 2012

H.R. 2431 (Related)
National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014

Signed by the President
Mar 06, 2014


This bill passed in the Senate on February 3, 2014 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Introduced Feb 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 25, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 30, 2013
Passed Senate Feb 03, 2014
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

27% 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 reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System, and for other purposes.


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

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2/3/2014--Passed Senate amended.
Drought Information Act of 2013 - Amends the National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006 to specify that: (1) the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere shall continue to support the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program, and (2) the program's purpose shall be to 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 (including concerning water supplies and soil moisture), forecasts, and assessments described in the Act on both national and regional levels; and (2) continue ongoing research and monitoring activities related to drought and the role of extreme weather events and climate variability in drought.
Requires the Under Secretary to provide a report to Congress concerning the NIDIS Program that includes a list of partners with whom the Under Secretary collaborates on NIDIS implementation and a description of NIDIS outreach activities.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Act through FY2018.

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