H.R. 11500 (93rd): Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act


Nov 15, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 25, 1974 but was never passed by the Senate.


Morris Udall

Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for the regulation of surface coal mining operations in the United States, to authorize the Secretary of Interior to make grants to States to encourage the State regulation of surface mining.

Summary (CRS)

5/30/1974--Reported to House amended.(LATEST SUMMARY) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - =TitleI - Findings and Purposes=Declares that most of the nation's coal reserves can only be mined by underground ... Read more >

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Nov 15, 1973

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Jul 25, 1974
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 11500”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (11D, 4R) (show)
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Jul 25, 1974 midnight
unknown 291/81

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H.R. 25 (94th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Vetoed (No Override Attempt)
Last Action: May 20, 1975

S. 425 (Related)
Surface Mining Reclamation Act

Pocket Vetoed
Dec 30, 1974

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