S. 2012 (109th): Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Nov 15, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 19, 2006 but was never passed by the House.


Ted Stevens

Senator from Alaska



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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2006
Length: 184 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 5946 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jan 12, 2007

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations to the Secretary of Commerce for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act for fiscal years 2006 through 2012, and for other purposes.

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Nov 15, 2005

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Dec 15, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Jun 19, 2006
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.

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