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H.R. 6665 (96th): Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS, 33 U.S.C. §§1905-1915) is a United States law that implements the provisions of MARPOL and the annexes to which the United States is a party. The most recent U.S. action concerning MARPOL occurred in April 2006, when the U.S. Senate approved Annex VI, which regulates air pollution (Treaty Doc. 108-7, Exec. Rept. 109-13). Following that approval, in March 2007, the House of Representatives approved legislation to implement the standards in Annex VI (H.R. 802), through regulations to ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Feb 28, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 21, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 21, 1980.

Law:

Pub.L. 96-478

Sponsor:

John Murphy

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 1980

History

Feb 28, 1980
 
Introduced

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

Aug 18, 1980
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 23, 1980
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Oct 21, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 21, 1980
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 6665 (96th) 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 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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