S. 278 (104th): A bill to authorize a certificate of documentation for the vessel SERENITY.


Jan 26, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 29, 1996 but was never passed by the House.


Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Senator from South Carolina



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 1996
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

1/26/1995--Introduced.Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation for a named vessel. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 26, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 23, 1995
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.

Jul 29, 1996
Passed Senate

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 278”). 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.

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Related Bills

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

S. 2198 (103rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Aug 11, 1994

S. 1004 (Related)
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 19, 1996

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