H.R. 4283 (104th): National Invasive Species Act of 1996


Sep 28, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 26, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-332


Steven LaTourette

Representative for Ohio's 19th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 3, 1996
Length: 20 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for ballast water management to prevent the introduction and spread of nonindigenous species into the waters of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/28/1996--Introduced.National Invasive Species Act of 1996 - Amends the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to mandate regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance ... Read more >


Sep 28, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 28, 1996
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 3, 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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 3, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Committee Discharged.

Oct 26, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4283”). 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

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


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

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 3217 (Related)
National Invasive Species Act of 1996

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 24, 1996

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