S. 850 (111th): Shark Conservation Act of 2009


Apr 22, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 19, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Kerry

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2010
Length: 10 pages

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H.R. 81 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jan 4, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks.

Summary (CRS)

2/4/2010--Reported to Senate amended.Shark Conservation Act of 2009 - Amends the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to urge international fishery management organizations ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 22, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 19, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 850”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


33 cosponsors (27D, 4R, 2I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 3231 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 8, 2008

H.R. 81 (Related)
Shark Conservation Act of 2009

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 4, 2011

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