H.R. 1587 (95th): Panama Canal Modernization Act

Jan 10, 1977 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Daniel Flood
Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 198 (94th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 14, 1975

H.R. 1930 (96th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 08, 1979


This bill was introduced on January 10, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 10, 1977
Referred to Committee Jan 10, 1977
Full Title

A bill to provide for the increase of capacity and the improvement of operations of the Panama Canal after the President terminates negotiations by the United States with the Republic of Panama to surrender the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone to the Republic of Panama.


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Panama Canal Modernization Act - Directs the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone, under the supervision of the Secretary of the Army, to prosecute the work necessary to increase the capacity and improve the operations of the Panama Canal through the adaptation of the Third Locks project (H. Doc. 210, 76th Congress) at an estimated cost not to exceed $1,250,000,000.
Authorizes such amounts for this purpose.
Establishes the Panama Canal Advisory and Inspection Board composed of five members appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate to study and review plans and designs for the Third Locks project.
Gives the Board powers to carry out the provisions of this Act. Requires the Board to submit an annual report to the President and Congress on the progress of its work.
Authorizes such appropriations to the Board as may be necessary to carry out its functions and activities under this Act. Stipulates that this Act shall not take effect until the Congress has received a written assurance from the President that during the President's term of office no negotiations will be conducted, or any plans initiated, for the surrender of the Canal Zone and the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama or any international organization.

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