H.R. 527 (113th): Helium Stewardship Act of 2013


Feb 6, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 2, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 2, 2013.


Pub.L. 113-40


Doc Hastings

Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Amends the Helium Act to require that all proceeds received by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) from the sale or disposition of helium on federal land from ... Read more >


Feb 6, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 20, 2013
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 26, 2013
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 19, 2013
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 25, 2013
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Sep 26, 2013
Senate Agreed to Changes

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 2, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 527”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (2R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Apr 26, 2013 12:49 p.m.
Passed 394/1
Sep 19, 2013 2:15 p.m.
Bill Passed 97/2

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 783 (Related)
Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 2013

H.Res. 354 (Related)
Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 527, ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 25, 2013

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