Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 1998
Length: 3 pages
105th Congress (1997–1998)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 15, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
6 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
May 22, 1998
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Aug 5, 1998
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Oct 15, 1998
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 3972 (105th) 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. 3972. This is the one from the 105th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from charging State and local government agencies for certain uses of the sand, gravel, and shell resources of the outer Continental Shelf, H.R. 3972, 105th Cong. (1998).
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