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H.R.1333 - Gulf Coast Economic and Tourism Restoration Act
To establish a Gulf Coast Economic Restoration Fund, and for other purposes.
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Mr. MILLER of Florida (for himself and Mr. SOUTHERLAND) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. GULF COAST ECONOMIC RESTORATION FUND.
(b) Transfers to Fund- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deposit into the Fund amounts equal to not less than 40 percent of any amounts collected by the United States before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act as penalties, settlements, or fines under sections 309 and 311 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (
(1) IN GENERAL- The Fund shall be available to the Task Force, as provided in appropriations Acts, only for activities related to Gulf coast economic development and tourism promotion.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) IN GENERAL- The Task Force shall distribute the amounts made available for expenditure from the Fund to the Gulf States to be used in accordance with this subsection.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) ALLOCATION AMONG STATES- The Task Force shall allocate the amounts to be distributed to each Gulf State under this paragraph such that no single Gulf State receives less than 5 percent, nor more than 30 percent, of the available amounts.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(ii) Not less than 75 percent of such amounts shall be distributed to local governments in counties directly affected by the Gulf oil spill for local economic development and tourism promotion activities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. GULF COAST ECONOMIC RESTORATION TASK FORCE.
(b) Membership- The Task Force shall consist of the following members, or in the case of a Federal agency, a designee at the level of Assistant Secretary or the equivalent:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(12) Two representatives, from within each of the Gulf States, of local governments having jurisdiction over areas directly affected by the Gulf oil spill, appointed by the Governor of each State, respectively.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. REPORT.
SEC. 5. DEFINITIONS.
(4) GULF OIL SPILL- The term ‘Gulf oil spill’ means the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon that began on April 20, 2010.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink