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S. 2279 (112th): R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Preservation Act of 2012

A bill to amend the R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1986 to provide additional protection for the R.M.S. Titanic and its wreck site, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

John Kerry

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2012
Length: 36 pages

Mar 29, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mar 29, 2012

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Jul 31, 2012
Ordered Reported

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S. 2279 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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