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S. 640 (104th): Water Resources Development Act of 1996


A bill to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John Warner

Sponsor. Senator for Virginia. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 1996
Length: 135 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 1995
104th Congress (1995–1996)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 12, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 12, 1996.

Law
Pub.L. 104-303
Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

Source

History

Mar 28, 1995
 
Introduced

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

Aug 2, 1995
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 11, 1996
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

Jul 30, 1996
 
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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 30, 1996
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Sep 26, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by 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 12, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 640 (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 S. 640. 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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