About the bill
H.R. 1431 amends federal law relating to the Scientific Advisory Board to establish qualifications for members, reinforce independence of the Board, and facilitate public participation in the Board’s advisory activities.
The bill requires the Board to be comprised of individuals whose education, training, and experience qualify them to evaluate scientific and technical information. The bill requires that the scientific and technical points of view be fairly balanced among Board members, and that at least ten percent of the members be drawn from state, local, or tribal governments. H.R. 1431 requires the Board to solicit nominations from the public and from relevant federal agencies, and requires that the list of nominations and the entities that nominated them be made public. Upon their provisional nomination, nominees must disclose their financial relationships and …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 10 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 30, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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28 Cosponsors (27 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Lucas Bill to Strengthen Scientific Integrity and Transparency at EPA”
— Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3] (Sponsor) on Mar 30, 2017
“Pearce supports transparency in government agencies”
— Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 30, 2017
Mar 17, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1029 (114th).
Mar 8, 2017
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Mar 9, 2017
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Mar 27, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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Mar 30, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
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H.R. 1431 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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