S. 3598 (110th): Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act of 2008

Introduced:

Sep 25, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-407

Sponsor:

Daniel Inouye

Senator from Hawaii

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2008
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend titles 46 and 18, United States Code, with respect to the operation of submersible vessels and semi-submersible vessels without nationality.

Summary

The Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–407, 122 Stat. 4296, enacted October 23, 2008, was an act of the United States Congress outlawing operation of or travel in unregistered submersibles and semi-submersibles in international waters with the intent to evade detection.

The bill is notable for its grant of extraterritorial jurisdiction and for criminally mandating ...

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History

Sep 25, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 25, 2008
 
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.

Sep 26, 2008
 
Text Published

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

Sep 29, 2008
 
Passed House

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 13, 2008
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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