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 >
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Enacted — Signed by the President
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Passed House
Last Action: Sep 26, 1988

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 5117” means this is a House of Representatives 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.

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Jul 28, 1988
Reported by Committee
Aug 4, 1988
Passed House
Oct 4, 1988
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.


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

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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