S. 1956 (112th): European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011


Dec 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 27, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 27, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-200


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2012
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States from participating in the European Union's emissions trading scheme, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to prohibit an operator of a U.S. civil aircraft from participating in any emissions ... Read more >


Dec 7, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 31, 2012
Reported by Committee

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Sep 22, 2012
Passed Senate

The bill 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, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed).

Nov 13, 2012
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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 27, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1956”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (9R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 2594 (Related)
European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 24, 2011

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