S. 906 (110th): Mercury Export Ban Act of 2008


Mar 15, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 14, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 14, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-414


Barack Obama

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2008
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit the sale, distribution, transfer, and export of elemental mercury, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit any federal agency from conveying, selling, or distributing elemental mercury to any other federal, state, or local agency or any ... Read more >


Mar 15, 2007

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Jul 31, 2008
Reported by Committee

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Sep 26, 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 27, 2008
Text Published

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

Sep 29, 2008
Passed House

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Oct 14, 2008
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. 906”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (4D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Sep 29, 2008 8:30 a.m.
Passed 393/5

Related Bills

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H.R. 1534 (Related)
Mercury Export Ban Act of 2007

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 13, 2007

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