House Bill 5324
117th Congress(2021-2022)
NWR Modernization Act of 2021
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Passed House on May 11, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 22, 2021
Latest Action
May 12, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
5324
Congress
117
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
May 11, 2022
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act of 2021 or the NWR Modernization Act of 2021

This bill provides for the expansion of, and upgrades to, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio All Hazards network (NWR).

NOAA shall expand coverage of NWR and ensure its reliability by

  • maintaining support for existing systems serving areas not covered by cellular service or having poor quality cellular service;
  • ensuring consistent maintenance of, and timely repairs to, broadcast towers and antennas; and
  • enhancing the ability to amplify Non-Weather Emergency Messages via NWR as necessary.

NOAA shall provide upgrades to NWR to ensure its capabilities and coverage remain valuable to the public. In carrying out specified objectives for the provision of such upgrades, NOAA must prioritize practices, capabilities, and technologies most capable of making real-time warning information and broadcasts available online.

NOAA shall complete an assessment of access to NWR.

Text (4)
May 12, 2022
May 11, 2022
September 22, 2021
Actions (15)
05/12/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
05/11/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/11/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 20 (Roll no. 151). (text: 05/10/2022 CR H4729-4730)
05/11/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 20 (Roll no. 151).
05/11/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4832)
05/10/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/10/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5324.
05/10/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4729-4731)
05/10/2022
Ms. Stevens moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/06/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 228.
05/06/2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 117-308.
11/16/2021
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
11/16/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/22/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
09/22/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Sep 23, 2021 7:12:11 AM
Record Updated
Jun 30, 2022 3:41:20 AM