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S. 2254 (114th): Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015

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A bill to modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain land, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Tom Udall

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2015
Length: 98 pages
Nov 5, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 5, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Heinrich Fights For New Mexico Priorities In Department Of Interior FY 2017 Budget
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 23, 2016

Senators Lankford, Inhofe Meet with VA Deputy Secretary in OKC
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] on Mar 11, 2016

Udall, Heinrich, Bennet, Wyden, Markey Introduce Bill to Ensure Hardrock Mining Companies Pay Their Fair Share
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 5, 2015

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Nov 5, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 2254 (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. 2254. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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