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H.R. 1240 (116th): Young Fishermen’s Development Act

To preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.

Sponsor and status

Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Feb 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 5, 2021.

Pub.L. 116-289

12 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Don Youngs Legislation to Create Opportunities for Young People in the Fishing Industry Passes the Senate, Heads to the Presidents Desk
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK, 1973-2022] (Sponsor) on Dec 21, 2020

Golden, Young Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Create Opportunities for Young People in the Fishing Industry
    — Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 15, 2019

the daily leader: thursday, december 10, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 9, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1240 will add $10 million in new spending through 2030.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 496: Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 2, 2020. 96% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 14, 2019

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May 8, 2019
Considered by Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jan 29, 2020
Ordered Reported

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.

Jun 4, 2020
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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.

Dec 4, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Dec 10, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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 20, 2020
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 5, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1240 (116th) 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 H.R. 1240. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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