Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Reauthorizes and revises the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act. Requires the Secretary of the Interior to... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 15, 2013

Bill Text

A BILL

To reauthorize and amend the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act.

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 ``National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FOUNDATION.

(a) In General.--Section 3 of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (16 U.S.C. 3702) is amended-- (1) in subsection (b)-- (A) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following: ``(2) In general.--After consulting with the Secretary of Commerce and considering the recommendations submitted by the Board, the Secretary of the Interior shall appoint 28 Directors who, to the maximum extent practicable, shall-- ``(A) be knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to conservation of fish, wildlife, or other natural resources; and ``(B) represent a balance of expertise in ocean, coastal, freshwater, and terrestrial resource conservation.''; and (B) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following: ``(3) Terms.--Each Director (other than a Director described in paragraph (1)) shall be appointed for a term of 6 years.''; and (2) in subsection (g)(2)-- (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``(A) Officers and employees may not be appointed until the Foundation has sufficient funds to pay them for their service. Officers'' and inserting the following: ``(A) In general.--Officers''; and (B) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following: ``(B) Executive director.--The Foundation shall have an Executive Director who shall be-- ``(i) appointed by,...

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I oppose H.R. 263: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013 because... we already have a Fish and Wildlife Agency

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Bill Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Reauthorizes and revises the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act. Requires the Secretary of the Interior to appoint 28 directors (currently, 23) that are knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to conservation of fish, wildlife, or other natural resources and represent a balance of expertise in ocean, coastal, freshwater, and terrestrial resource conservation. Removes limitations on the appointment of such Foundation's officers and employees. Requires the Foundation's Executive Director to be appointed by and serve at the direction of the Board as the chief executive officer and to be knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to fish and wildlife conservation. Gives the Foundation the power to receive and administer restitution and community service payments, amounts for mitigation of impacts to natural resources, and other amounts arising from legal, regulatory, or administrative proceedings, subject to the condition that the amounts are received or administered for purposes that further the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources. Repeals provisions authorizing the Foundation to establish a national whale conservation endowment fund. Authorizes appropriations for the Foundation for FY2014-FY2019. Authorizes the Foundation to: (1) assess and collect fees for the management of amounts received from federal agencies; and (2) use such federal funds for matching contributions made by private persons, state and local agencies, and other entities (current law requires such use).

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