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

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The National Invasive Species Act (NISA) is a United States federal law intended to prevent invasive species from entering inland waters through ballast water carried by ships. NISA reauthorized and amended a previous measure, the Non-indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (NANPCA).

Organisms targeted by NISA are categorized as aquatic nuisance species, including in particular zebra mussels and Eurasian ruffe. To extend upon NANPCA, NISA authorizes regulation of ballast water, a key factor in the spread of aquatic invasive species; funding for prevention and control research; regional involvement with the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force; and education and technical assistance programs to promote compliance with the new regulations. NISA also includes specific actions for certain geographical locations, such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of …

Sponsor and status

Steven LaTourette

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 19th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 1996
Length: 53 pages
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


Sep 28, 1996

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

Sep 28, 1996
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

H.R. 4283 (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. 4283. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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