S. 811 (104th): Water Desalination Act of 1996

An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct studies regarding the desalination of water and water reuse, and for other purposes.



May 17, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-298


Paul Simon

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 1996
Length: 4 pages


May 17, 1995

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Mar 28, 1996
Reported by Committee

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May 3, 1996
Passed Senate

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Sep 16, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

Sep 24, 1996
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 1996
Senate Agreed to Changes

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 11, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 811 (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.

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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