Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
12/06/2019          

Federal Labs Modernization Act of 2019

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12/15/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/06/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5356


To amend the America COMPETES Act to strengthen reporting requirements relating to deficiencies in Federal research infrastructure, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 6, 2019

Mr. Neguse introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


A BILL

To amend the America COMPETES Act to strengthen reporting requirements relating to deficiencies in Federal research infrastructure, and for other purposes.

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 “Federal Labs Modernization Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Reporting requirements relating to Federal research infrastructure.

(a) In general.—Section 1007(c)(1) of the America COMPETES Act (42 U.S.C. 6619(c)(1)) is amended by inserting “and funding for research infrastructure” after “research infrastructure”.

(b) GAO report.—Not later than 180 days and every 2 years thereafter, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report that includes—

(1) an assessment of the current state of Federal science facilities and related infrastructure, including with respect to climate control systems, the functionality of equipment and the usage of such equipment, the quality of buildings in which such facilities are housed (including the resiliency of such buildings to changes in climate, weather, and natural surroundings), and the safety of the materials used in construction of facilities;

(2) an identification of the facilities in most critical need of repair or renovation;

(3) the estimated costs of completing such repairs or renovations; and

(4) an evaluation of whether facility occupancy is sufficient to meet agency demands.


Picture Name From Date Type
Joe Neguse D-CO 12/06/2019 Sponsor
Ed Perlmutter D-CO 12/19/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
12/06/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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