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S. 169 (101st): Global Change Research Act of 1990

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Global Change Research Act 1990 is a United States law requiring research into global warming and related issues. It requires a report to Congress every four years on the environmental, economic, health and safety consequences of climate change.

According to a summary by the Congressional Research Service, the Act:

"Directs the President, through the Federal Coordinating Council on Science, Engineering, and Technology (Council), to establish the Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences to carry out Council functions under specified provisions of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jan 25, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 16, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 16, 1990.

Law:

Pub.L. 101-606

Sponsor:

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Senator for South Carolina

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 1990

History

Jan 25, 1989
 
Introduced

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

Apr 18, 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.

Feb 6, 1990
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Oct 26, 1990
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Oct 28, 1990
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 16, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 169 (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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