To reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2022
Length: 18 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on February 16, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
16 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Sarbanes Chesapeake Bay Restoration Legislation Passes Committee”
— Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Feb 16, 2022
“Sarbanes Leads Legislative Effort to Strengthen Chesapeake Bay Restoration [VIDEO]”
— Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Jan 20, 2022
What stakeholders are saying
Sep 30, 2009
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1771 (111th).
Apr 15, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1650 (112th).
May 25, 2021
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 16, 2022
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.
Nov 16, 2022
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.
H.R. 3540 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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