H.R. 5179 (96th): A bill to amend Title IV of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 with respect to the Fishermen’s Contingency Fund.


Sep 5, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 5, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Treen

Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)
9/5/1979--Introduced.Prohibits the Secretary of Commerce from making payments from the Fishermen's Contingency Fund for damages to fishing gear caused by oil and gas exploration, development, or production when the party ... Read more >
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Sep 5, 1979


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