S. 1740 (112th): Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act

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Introduced:

Oct 19, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Benjamin Cardin

Senator from Maryland

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998 to provide for the reauthorization of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.

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History

Oct 19, 2011
 
Introduced

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Dec 8, 2011
 
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