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108th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2504 To make improvements to the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 4, 2004 Ms. Murkowski introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To make improvements to the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Arctic Research and Policy Amendments Act of 2004''. SEC. 2. CHAIRPERSON OF THE ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION. (a) Compensation.--Section 103(d)(1) of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4102(d)(1)) is amended in the second sentence by striking ``90 days'' and inserting ``, in the case of the chairperson, 120 days, and, in the case of any other member, 90 days,''. (b) Redesignation.--Section 103(d)(2) of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4102(d)(2)) is amended by striking ``Chairman'' and inserting ``chairperson''. SEC. 3. COMMISSION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH. (a) Authority.--Section 104 of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4103) is amended-- (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (d); and (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection: ``(b) Commission Awards for Excellence in Research.-- ``(1) In general.--Each year, the Commission may make a cash award to any person in recognition of excellence in Arctic research conducted by such person or outstanding support of Arctic research provided by such person. ``(2) Amount.--The amount of a cash award made to a person under paragraph (1) shall be fixed by the Commission and shall not exceed $1,000. ``(3) Ineligibility of commission members.--An individual who is or has been a member of the Commission shall be ineligible to receive an award under paragraph (1).''. (b) Technical Amendments.--Section 104 of such Act, as amended by subsection (a), is further amended-- (1) by inserting ``Duties of Commission.--'' before ``The Commission'' in subsection (a); and (2) by inserting ``Report.--'' before ``Not later than'' in subsection (d). SEC. 4. GRANTS FOR ARCTIC RESEARCH. Section 104 of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4103), as amended by section 3, is further amended by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection: ``(c) Funding for Arctic Research.-- ``(1) In general.--With the prior approval of the Commission, or under authority delegated by the Commission, and subject to such conditions as the Commission may specify, the Executive Director appointed under section 106(1) may-- ``(A) make grants to persons to fund, in whole or in part, the conduct of research concerning the Arctic; and ``(B) make funds available to the National Science Foundation or to any other agency of the United States for support of the conduct of research concerning the Arctic. ``(2) Effect of action by executive director.--An action taken by the Executive Director under paragraph (1) shall be final and binding on the Commission.''. SEC. 5. REPRESENTATION AND RECEPTION ACTIVITIES. Section 106 of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4105) is amended-- (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (4); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting ``; and''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(6) expend for representation and reception expenses each fiscal year not more than 0.2 percent of the amounts made available to the Commission under section 111 for such fiscal year.''. <all>
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