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H.R. 1321 (114th): Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 is a United States law that prohibits the addition of plastic microbeads in the manufacturing of certain personal care products, such as toothpaste. The purpose of the law is to reduce water pollution caused by these products. Manufacture of the microbead-containing products was prohibited in July 2017, and retail sales are prohibited as of July 2018.

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Sponsor and status

Frank Pallone Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 4, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 28, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 28, 2015.

Law
Pub.L. 114-114
Source

History

Mar 4, 2015
 
Introduced

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May 1, 2015
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 14, 2015
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 17, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 18, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 7, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 18, 2015
 
Passed Senate

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.

Dec 28, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1321 (114th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1321. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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