S. 203 (109th): National Heritage Areas Act of 2006


Jan 31, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 12, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 12, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-338


Craig Thomas

Senator from Wyoming



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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2006
Length: 80 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced, to establish certain National Heritage Areas, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Soda Ash Royalty ReductionSoda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 2006 - Section102 - Lowers, for a five-year period, the royalty rate on the quantity or gross value of ... Read more >


Jan 31, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 9, 2005
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.

Jul 26, 2005
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.

Jul 24, 2006
Passed House with Changes

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

Sep 29, 2006
Senate 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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 12, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 203”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 24, 2006 7:09 p.m.
Passed 323/39

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.

S. 2603 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 2006

H.Con.Res. 456 (Related)
Providing for a correction to the enrollment of the bill, S. 203.

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Sep 29, 2006

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