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Passed House amended (09/27/1999)

Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Act of 1999 - Amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program to provide assistance to eligible stranding network participants for: (1) marine mammal rescue and treatment; (2) data collection from living or dead marine mammals; and (3) facilities operation.

Directs the Secretary to establish a related advisory group.

Caps grants at $100,000. Requires a 25 percent non-Federal matching amount, which may be in-kind contributions. Authorizes FY 2001 through 2003 appropriations.