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H.R. 1465 (101st): Oil Pollution Act of 1990

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (101 H.R.1465, P.L. 101-380) was passed by the 101st United States Congress and signed by President George H. W. Bush. It works to avoid oil spills from vessels and facilities by enforcing removal of spilled oil and assigning liability for the cost of cleanup and damage, requires specific operating procedures; defines responsible parties and financial liability; implements processes for measuring damages; specifies damages for which violators are liable; and establishes a fund for damages, cleanup, and removal costs. This statute ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Mar 16, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 18, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 18, 1990.

Law:

Pub.L. 101-380

Sponsor:

Walter Jones Sr.

Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 1990

History

Mar 16, 1989
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 21, 1989
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 9, 1989
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 19, 1989
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 2, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Aug 4, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 18, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1465 (101st) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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