About the bill
This week, the Senate began debate on the first major energy legislation to be considered since 2007. Introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill -- S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act -- received an unlikely overwhelming bipartisan vote when it passed out of committee 18-4 in September.
In addition, it has the rare accomplishment of being supported by both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). This is seen by many as a possible indication of bipartisan support to come among the full Senate, especially after the bitterly partisan divide last year over another energy issue: whether to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
####What the bill would do
The New York Times wrote that the bill is somewhat …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alaska. Republican.
Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Length: 792 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on May 25, 2016 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
What legislators are saying
“Murkowski: GAO Finds Serious Gaps in Federal Mineral Policies”
— Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Sponsor) on Oct 3, 2016
S. 2012 (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 S. 2012. 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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North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, S. 2012, 114th Cong. (2015).
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