S. 2899 (95th): Endangered Species Act Amendments

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was first passed in 1973 and forms the basis of biodiversity and endangered species protection in the United States. The original purpose of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was to prevent species endangerment and extinction due to the human impact on natural ecosystems. The three most powerful sections of the ESA are Sections 4 ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 12, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 10, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 10, 1978.

Law:

Pub.L. 95-632

Sponsor:

John Culver

Senator from Iowa

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 1978

History

Apr 12, 1978
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 15, 1978
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 19, 1978
 
Passed Senate

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

Oct 14, 1978
 
Passed House with Changes

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

Nov 10, 1978
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 10, 1978
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

S. 2899 (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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