S. 2643 (100th): Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation Act of 1988


Jul 14, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 14, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


George Mitchell

Senator from Maine


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to consolidate and improve Federal laws providing compensation and establishing liability for oilspills.

Summary (CRS)

7/14/1988--Introduced.Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation Act of 1988 - TitleI - Oil Pollution Liability and CompensationEstablishes the Oil Spill Compensation Fund. Makes vessel owners or operators of onshore or offshore ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 14, 1988

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2643”). 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 (3R, 2D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2799 (99th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Sep 28, 1986

S. 686 (101st) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Aug 4, 1989

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