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S. 2421 (115th): FARM Act

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A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms.

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Sponsor and status

Deb Fischer

Sponsor. Senator for Nebraska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Feb 13, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1625: H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2018. (compare text)

39 Cosponsors (24 Republicans, 15 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Carper Leads EPW Minority Members in Urging EPA to Abandon Baseless Proposal on Animal Waste Emissions Reporting
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 17, 2018

Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Subcommittee Hearing about the FARM Act
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 8, 2018

Rounds Delivers Opening Statement at EPW Subcommittee Hearing on FARM Act
    — Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 8, 2018

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Feb 13, 2018

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

Mar 8, 2018
Considered by Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight

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S. 2421 (115th) 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. 2421. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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