A bill to require annual appropriations of funds necessary to support timber management and resource conservation on the Tongass National Forest.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
99th Congress (1985–1986)
This bill was introduced on July 30, 1986, 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 New York's 3rd congressional district
14 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Jul 30, 1986
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Jul 27, 1988
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1516 (100th).
Nov 28, 1990
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 987 (101st).
H.R. 5291 (99th) 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. 5291. This is the one from the 99th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Tongass Timber Reform Act, H.R. 5291, 99th Cong. (1986).
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