S. 953 (112th): Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011


May 11, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: May 12, 2011
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize the conduct of certain lease sales in the Outer Continental Shelf, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to modify the requirements for exploration, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/11/2011--Introduced.Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to require an exploration plan to incorporate ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 11, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 12, 2011
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 953”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (22R) (show)
May 18, 2011 2:30 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Rejected 42/57

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