S.J.Res. 17 (110th): A joint resolution directing the United States to initiate international discussions and take necessary steps with other Nations to negotiate an agreement for managing migratory and transboundary fish stocks in the Arctic Ocean.


Aug 3, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 3, 2008

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on June 3, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-243


Ted Stevens

Senator from Alaska



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Last Updated: May 23, 2008
Length: 3 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/3/2008--Public Law.Declares that:(1) the United States should initiate discussions to negotiate international agreements for managing migratory, transboundary, and straddling fish stocks in the Arctic Ocean and establishing new international fisheries ... Read more >


Aug 3, 2007

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Sep 5, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reference Change.

Sep 27, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Oct 4, 2007
Passed Senate

The resolution 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.

May 21, 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.

Jun 3, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 17”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


10 cosponsors (5R, 5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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