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


Apr 12, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 10, 1978

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


Pub.L. 95-632


John Culver

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Nov 10, 1978

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Full Title

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish an Endangered Species interagency committee to review certain actions to determine whether exemptions from certain requirements of that Act should be granted for such actions.


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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Apr 12, 1978

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May 15, 1978
Reported by Committee

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Jul 19, 1978
Passed Senate

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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
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