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H.R. 1584 (108th): Clean Diamond Trade Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Clean Diamond Trade Act (CDTA), signed by United States President George W. Bush on 25 April 2003, implemented the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to regulate the commercial sale of diamonds. On July 29, 2003, Bush signed Executive Order 13312, which described the implementation of the Clean Diamond Trade act. The act requires that all diamonds imported to the United States or exported from the United States have a Kimberley Process Certificate. The act aims to prohibit the importation of diamonds whose mining fuels conflict in the country of origin.

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Sponsor and status

Amory “Amo” Houghton Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 29th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2003
Length: 7 pages
Apr 3, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 25, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 25, 2003.

Pub.L. 108-19

3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)



Apr 3, 2003

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

Apr 8, 2003
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 10, 2003
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Apr 11, 2003
House 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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 25, 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1584 (108th) 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. 1584. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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