Ocean Science Legislation 2018-12-07T16:08:00+00:00

Ocean Science Legislation

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Congress115
Bill NumberS2511
Original SponsorSen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]
Bill TitleCommercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology Act of 2018
Policy IssueOcean Exploration and Observation
Description Summary

* To require the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to carry out a program on coordinating the assessment and acquisition by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of unmanned maritime systems, to make available to the public data collected by the Administration using such systems, and for other purposes.

Date Introduced3/7/2018
Actions03/07/2018: Introduced in Senate. Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 04/25/2018: Committee mark-up held. Ordered to be reported with an amendment.07/09/2018: Report No. 115-291 submitted.08/23/2018: Passed Senate.08/28/2018: Received in the House and referred to the Committees on Natural Resources, on Science, Space, and Technology, and on Armed Services.09/05/2018: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans<br /> 12/10/2018 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H9790-9791)<br /> 12/17/2018 Senate agreed to the House amendment by Unanimous Consent.<br /> 12/20/2018 Presented to President.<br /> 12/21/2018 Signed by President. Became Public Law No: 115-394.?
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