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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

9/24/1996--Passed House amended.Water Desalination Act of 1996 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to award grants and contracts to conduct, encourage, and assist in the financing of research to ... Read more >


May 17, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 28, 1996
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.

May 3, 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.

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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 811”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (8D, 3R) (show)

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

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