A bill to establish national standards for the construction and siting of artificial reefs in the waters of the United States in order to enhance fishery resources and fishing opportunities and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
98th Congress (1983–1984)
This bill was introduced on May 10, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district
20 Cosponsors (13 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Apr 12, 1984
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May 10, 1984
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H.R. 5447 (98th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5447. This is the one from the 98th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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