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S. 499: Offshore Wind for Territories Act

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A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Bill Cassidy

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Feb 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 14, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 14, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

H.R. 1014 (same title)
Ordered Reported — May 1, 2019


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Avanza en Cmara legislacin de energa alterna de la comisionada residente
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] on May 1, 2019

Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez alternate energy legislation advances in the House
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] on May 1, 2019

Propuesta de energa renovable de Jenniffer Gonzlez se radica en el Senado federal
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] on Feb 19, 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

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

May 14, 2019
Considered by Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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

Dec 12, 2019
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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

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S. 499 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. 499. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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