S. 3187 (101st): An original bill to address immediate problems affecting environmental cleanup activities.

An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.


Oct 11, 1990
101st Congress, 1989–1990


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 15, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 15, 1990.


Pub.L. 101-584


Quentin Burdick

Senator from North Dakota



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Last Updated: Nov 15, 1990

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to include within the definition of "response action contractor" any surety who, between October 17, 1990, and December 31, ... Read more >


Oct 4, 1990
Reported by Committee

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

Oct 11, 1990

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 19, 1990
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 26, 1990
Passed House

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 15, 1990
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3187”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5827 (Related)
To address immediate problems affecting environmental cleanup activities.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 1990

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