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 >
What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 17” means this is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.


Aug 3, 2007
Reported by Committee
Sep 27, 2007
Passed Senate
Oct 4, 2007
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
May 21, 2008
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Jun 3, 2008


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

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


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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