H.R. 6460 (110th): Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008

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Introduced:

Jul 10, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 8, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 8, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-365

Sponsor:

Vernon Ehlers

Representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2008
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the remediation of sediment contamination in areas of concern, and for other purposes.

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History

Jul 10, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 31, 2008
 
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.

Sep 18, 2008
 
Passed House

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

Sep 25, 2008
 
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 26, 2008
 
Text Published

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

Sep 28, 2008
 
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.

Oct 8, 2008
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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