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


Mar 14, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 2006

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


Pub.L. 109-347


Daniel Lungren

Representative for California's 3rd congressional district



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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.

Summary (CRS)

Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 or the SAFE Port Act - TitleI - Security of United States SeaportsSubtitleA - General ProvisionsSection101 - Amends the Maritime Transportation ... Read more >


Mar 14, 2006

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

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. 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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4954”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

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

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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