S. 1455 (96th): A bill to further amend the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 201 (a), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to exchange Federal coal leases and to encourage recovery of certain coal deposits, and for other purposes.


Jul 9, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 10, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Pete Domenici

Senator from New Mexico


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Summary (CRS)

9/16/1980--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 6816 passed in lieu) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to issue coal leases on other Federal lands in the State ... Read more >

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Jul 9, 1979

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Jun 10, 1980
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1455”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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H.R. 6816 (Related)
An act to provide for the exchange of certain Federal coal leases in the ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 19, 1980

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