S.J.Res. 45 (110th): Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact is a legally binding interstate compact among the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The compact details how the states manage the use of the Great Lakes Basin's water supply and builds on the 1985 Great Lakes Charter and its 2001 Annex ...


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Jul 23, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 3, 2008

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


Pub.L. 110-342


Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan



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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2008
Length: 26 pages


Jul 23, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Aug 1, 2008
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.

Sep 23, 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.

Oct 3, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 45 (110th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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