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S. 2048 (99th): R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1986

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 2082, 16 U.S.C. §§ 450rr–450rr-6) is a United States Act of Congress that was passed to designate the wreck of the RMS Titanic as an international maritime memorial and to regulate the research, exploration and salvage of the wreckage. The Act became law on October 21, 1986, when it was passed by the 99th United States Congress.

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Sponsor and status

Feb 5, 1986
99th Congress (1985–1986)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 21, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 21, 1986.

Pub.L. 99-513

Lowell Weicker Jr.

Senator for Connecticut



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Last Updated: Oct 21, 1986


1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)



Feb 5, 1986

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Sep 9, 1986
Ordered Reported

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Sep 24, 1986
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 6, 1986
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 21, 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2048 (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 S. 2048. 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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