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S. 3051 (116th): America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

A bill to improve protections for wildlife, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John Barrasso

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Length: 38 pages
Dec 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 30, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 30, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-188

9 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Praises EPW Advancement of ACE Act and OKC Courthouse Modernizations
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 18, 2019

Carper Joins Conservation Groups in Celebrating Final Enactment of Americas Conservation Enhancement Act
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 29, 2020

House Democrats’ Deliver For the People in the 116th Congress
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 31, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 3051 will add $1.1 billion in new spending through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 1326: ACCESS Act

Introduced on Feb 22, 2019. 43% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 729: Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 10, 2019. 29% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1747: National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act

Ordered Reported on Sep 25, 2019. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 754: National Fish Habitat Conservation Act of 2019

Introduced on Mar 12, 2019. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4967: Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense Act of 2019

Introduced on Oct 31, 2019. 94% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2591: Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense Act of 2019

Introduced on Sep 26, 2019. 94% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4831: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2019

Introduced on Oct 23, 2019. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1139: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2019

Introduced on Apr 10, 2019. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2194: PREDATORS Act

Introduced on Jul 22, 2019. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 382: Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act

Introduced on Feb 7, 2019. 89% incorporated. (compare text)


Dec 12, 2019

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Dec 17, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Jun 1, 2020
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.

Sep 16, 2020
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 25, 2020
Text Published

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

Oct 1, 2020
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 by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 30, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3051 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3051. 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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