H.R. 5069 (100th): Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone Extension Act of 1988


Jul 14, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 6, 1988 but was never passed by the Senate.


Michael Lowry

Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a 12-mile territorial sea and a 24-mile contiguous zone, to establish the National Oceans Policy Commission, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed House, amended) Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone Extension Act of 1988 - TitleI - Extension of Territorial Sea and Contiguous ZoneDeclares that, upon issuance of a proclamation, the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 14, 1988

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 15, 1988
Reported by Committee

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Oct 6, 1988
Passed House

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5069”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5485 (Related)
Territorial Sea Extension Act of 1988

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 6, 1988

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