H.R. 998 (114th): Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015

To establish the conditions under which the Secretary of Homeland Security may establish preclearance facilities, conduct preclearance operations, and provide customs services outside the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 13, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Passed House (Enacted Via Other Measures)

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 27, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate. But provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 24, 2016. (compare text)
Sponsor:

Patrick Meehan

Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015
Length: 28 pages

History

Feb 13, 2015
 
Introduced

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Jun 25, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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Jul 22, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Jul 27, 2015
 
Passed House

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 15, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Dec 15, 2015
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

H.R. 998 (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.

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

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