Legislative update


  • Anonymous


Arctic Research And Policy Act, H.R. 2292 (Young, R-Alaska) and S. 373 (Murkowski, R-Alaska), would provide comprehensive national policy dealing with national needs and objectives in Arctic and would provide a centralized system for collection and retrieval of scientific data, establish priorities, and provide financial support for basic and applied scientific research. Senate version created a 5-person Arctic Science Council to establish policy and a 9-member commission to make research grants. Also authorized $25 million per year for 5 years. House Science and Technology Committee reported a new version that would establish a 6-member Arctic Research Commission responsible for developing policy and advising government agencies. Passed June 27, 1983 Reported Nov. 10, 1983