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S. 740 (99th): Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986


About the bill

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The Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986 became a United States federal law (P.L.) 99-645 (100 Stat. 3582) on November 10, 1986. Prior to the Act the purchase of wetlands by the Federal Government had been prohibited. The Act allocated funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the purchase of wetlands by the Secretary of Interior, who is head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Act also instituted a National Wetlands Priority Conservation Plan which was to be established and set up by the Secretary. Included in this plan was a requirement for all States to include wetlands as part of their Comprehensive Outdoors Recreation plan. The plan also transferred the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund amounts which were to be equal to the ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Mar 26, 1985
99th Congress (1985–1986)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 10, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 10, 1986.

Law
Pub.L. 99-645
Sponsor

John Chafee

Senator for Rhode Island

Republican

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 1986

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History

Mar 26, 1985
 
Introduced

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Aug 12, 1986
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 3, 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 14, 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.

Nov 10, 1986
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 740 (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. 740. 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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