H.R. 5117 (100th): A bill to require that plastic ring carrier devices be degradable.


Jul 28, 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 4, 1988 but was never passed by the Senate.


Gerry Studds

Representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed House, amended) TitleI - Degradable Plastic Ring CarriersDirects the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to require, within two years of this Act's enactment, if feasible, that plastic ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 28, 1988

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Aug 4, 1988
Reported by Committee

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Oct 4, 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. 5117”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1986 (Related)
Plastic Pollution Control Act of 1987

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 28, 1988

H.R. 4272 (Related)
A bill to enlarge the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 26, 1988

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