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S. 231: PFAS Act


A bill to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop guidance for firefighters and other emergency response personnel on best practices to protect them from exposure to PFAS and to limit and prevent the release of PFAS into the environment, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Dec 1, 2022

This bill was passed by Congress on December 1, 2022 and goes to the President next.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

8 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

the daily leader: wednesday, november 30, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 30, 2022

the daily leader: thursday, december 1, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 30, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, november 29, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 29, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 231 will add $2 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Feb 4, 2021
 
Introduced

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Mar 17, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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May 10, 2021
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

Jul 29, 2021
 
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.

Nov 25, 2022
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 25, 2022
 
Text Published

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

Dec 1, 2022
 
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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Signed by the President

S. 231 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. 231. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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