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S. 273: Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act

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A bill to improve the management of driftnet fishing.

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Sponsor and status

Dianne Feinstein

Sponsor. Senior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Feb 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Sep 14, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on September 14, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

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


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Feb 8, 2021

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Sep 14, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

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S. 273 is 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. 273. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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