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H.R. 1495 (100th): Great Smoky Mountains Wilderness Act


A bill to designate certain lands in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as wilderness, to provide for settlement of all claims of Swain County, North Carolina, against the United States under the agreement dated July 30, 1943, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Mar 10, 1987
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 21, 1988.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Sponsor

James Clarke

Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district

Democrat

Cosponsors

39 Cosponsors (35 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

Source

History

Mar 10, 1987
 
Introduced

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Jul 29, 1987
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 29, 1987
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 20, 1988
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jun 21, 1988
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

H.R. 1495 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1495. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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