H.R. 4973 (111th): National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010


Mar 25, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 4, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 4, 2011.


Pub.L. 111-357


Frank Kratovil Jr.

Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2010
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/4/2011--Public Law.National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010 - Amends the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (the Act) to authorize appropriations for FY2011-FY2014 to the Secretary of the ... Read more >


Mar 25, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 16, 2010
Reported by Committee

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Jul 13, 2010
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 14, 2010
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Dec 17, 2010
Passed Senate

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 4, 2011
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4973”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


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

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