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H.R. 4018 (95th): Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA, Pub.L. 95–617, 92 Stat. 3117, enacted November 9, 1978) is a United States Act passed as part of the National Energy Act. It was meant to promote energy conservation (reduce demand) and promote greater use of domestic energy and renewable energy (increase supply). The law was created in response to the 1973 energy crisis, and one year in advance of a second energy crisis.

Upon entering the White House, President Jimmy Carter made energy policy a top priority. The law started ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Feb 24, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 9, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 9, 1978.

Law
Pub.L. 95-617
Sponsor

Thomas Evans Jr.

Representative for Delaware At Large

Republican

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 1978

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History

Feb 24, 1977
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 18, 1977
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 6, 1977
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 13, 1977
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Nov 9, 1978
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4018 (95th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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