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H.R. 1637 (114th): Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 2015 (Referred to Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

The Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit an annual report to Congress on the activities and accomplishments of all of its federally funded research. DHS has a Science and Technology division which does research on technologies that may have security benefits. For example, at the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility, DHS develops technologies to prevent foreign contamination of the food supply. The bill has been reported by committee and may head to a House vote next.


IIB

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1637

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 24, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

AN ACT

To require annual reports on the activities and accomplishments of federally funded research and development centers within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015.

2.

Annual reports on projects of federally funded research and development centers within the Department of Homeland Security

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall annually submit to the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate a list of ongoing and completed projects that federally funded research and development centers within the Department of Homeland Security have been tasked to complete.

(b)

Prohibition on new authorization of funding

This section shall be carried out using amounts otherwise appropriated or made available to the


Department of Homeland Security. No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section.

Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk