H.R. 4954 (109th): SAFE Port Act

Introduced:

Mar 14, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 2006.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-347

Sponsor:

Daniel Lungren

Representative for California's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2006
Length: 79 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 14, 2006
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 26, 2006
 
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 4, 2006
 
Passed House

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

Sep 14, 2006
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 21, 2006
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Sep 30, 2006
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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.

Sep 30, 2006
 
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 13, 2006
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
80 cosponsors (51D, 29R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Votes
May 4, 2006 2:38 p.m.
Passed 421/2
Sep 13, 2006 12:17 p.m.
Motion Rejected 41/57
Sep 13, 2006 2:07 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 57/41
Sep 14, 2006 11:30 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 98/0
Sep 14, 2006 4:37 p.m.
Bill Passed 98/0
On the Conference Report
Sep 30, 2006 12:32 a.m.
Passed 409/2

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 1064 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 29, 2006

H.Res. 789 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 3, 2006

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