A bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alaska. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016
Length: 92 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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
“Sullivan Condemns U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Rule That Preempts State Wildlife Management”
— Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK] (Sponsor) on Aug 5, 2016
“International Migratory Bird Day”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] on May 11, 2015
“Crapo, McCaskill Regulatory Relief Bill Approved by EPW Committee”
— Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Jan 21, 2016
Mar 4, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 17, 2015
Considered by Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Jan 20, 2016
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Feb 24, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
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.
S. 659 (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. 659. 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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