S. 2820 (95th): Reclamation Safety of Dams Act

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, restore, operate, and maintain new or modified features at existing Federal reclamation dams for safety of dams purposes.



Apr 4, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 2, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-578


Henry “Scoop” Jackson

Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: Nov 2, 1978


Apr 4, 1978

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May 12, 1978
Reported by Committee

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Jul 28, 1978
Passed Senate

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Oct 14, 1978
Passed House with Changes

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Oct 14, 1978
Senate Agreed to Changes

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

Nov 2, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2820 (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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