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S. 163: Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act

A bill to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Dan Sullivan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Alaska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jan 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 4, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 4, 2019.

Pub.L. 116-62

Position statements

What legislators are saying

President Signs Alaska Remote Generator Bill into Law
    — Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK] (Sponsor) on Oct 4, 2019

President Signs Alaska Remote Generator Bill into Law
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 5, 2019

Barragn Calls on EPA to Set Stronger Air Quality Standards
    — Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44] on May 20, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 163 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 422: Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act

Introduced on Jan 9, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 16, 2019

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Feb 5, 2019
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.

Feb 25, 2019
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.

May 20, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 17, 2019
Passed House

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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 4, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 163 is 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. 163. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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