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H.R. 2024 (104th): Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

In the United States, the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (the Battery Act) (Public law 104-142) was signed into law on May 13, 1996. The purpose of the law was to phase out the use of mercury in batteries and to provide for the efficient and cost-effective collection and recycling, or proper disposal, of used nickel cadmium batteries, small sealed lead-acid batteries, and certain other batteries.

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Sponsor and status

Scott Klug

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 1996
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Jul 12, 1995
104th Congress (1995–1996)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 13, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 13, 1996.

Law
Pub.L. 104-142
Source

History

Jul 12, 1995
 
Introduced

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Apr 16, 1996
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 23, 1996
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Apr 25, 1996
 
Passed Senate

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.

May 13, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2024 (104th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2024. This is the one from the 104th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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