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H.R. 496: Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2019

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To direct the Director of the United States Geological Survey to establish a program to map zones that are at greater risk of sinkhole formation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Darren Soto

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jan 15, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 15, 2020.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 496 will add $4 million in new spending through 2025.

History

Jan 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jan 15, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 4, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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H.R. 496 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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