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Titles (14)

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Short Titles as Enacted

First Step Act of 2018

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2018
  • Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2018

Other Short Titles

First Step Act of 2018

Other Short Titles for portions of a bill
  • Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2018
  • Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2018

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Save Our Seas Act of 2018

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

SOS Act of 2017
Save Our Seas Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

SOS Act of 2017
Save Our Seas Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

SOS Act of 2017
Save Our Seas Act of 2017

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A bill to reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
12/21/2018Became Public Law No: 115-391.
12/21/2018Signed by President.
12/20/2018Presented to President.
12/20/2018Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 358 - 36 (Roll No. 448).(consideration: CR H10431; text: CR H10346-10360)
12/18/2018Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 756 with an amendment (SA 4108) by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 12. Record Vote Number: 271.
07/25/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7640-7642)
08/03/2017Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
07/24/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-135.
03/29/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (52)

Date Chamber
12/21/2018Became Public Law No: 115-391.
12/21/2018Signed by President.
12/20/2018SenatePresented to President.
12/20/2018-1:59pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/20/2018-1:59pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 358 - 36 (Roll No. 448). (consideration: CR H10431; text: CR H10346-10360)
12/20/2018-11:47amHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/20/2018-11:01amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 756.
12/20/2018-11:01amHouseMr. Goodlatte moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment. (consideration: CR H10346-10366)
12/19/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4108 Amendment SA 4108 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 12. Record Vote Number: 271.
12/18/2018SenateSenate concurred in the House amendment to S. 756 with an amendment (SA 4108) by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 12. Record Vote Number: 271.
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4131 Amendment SA 4131 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4131 Amendment SA 4131 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Cruz to Amendment SA 4108. (consideration: CR S7781) To expand the list of offenses for which a prisoner is ineligible to receive certain time credits and to modify a provision relating to a limitation on faith-based activities.
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Amendment SA 4109 (Division III) not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 37 - 62. Record Vote Number: 270.
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Amendment SA 4109 (Division II) not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 33 - 66. Record Vote Number: 269.
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Amendment SA 4109 (Division I) not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 32 - 67. Record Vote Number: 268.
12/18/2018SenateConsidered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S7740-7745, S7746-7752, S7753-7781)
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S7740, S7781)
12/18/2018SenateS.Amdt.4108 Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S7740, S7781)
12/17/2018SenateCloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 756 with an amendment (SA 4108) invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 82 - 12. Record Vote Number: 267. (text: CR S7650)
12/17/2018SenateConsidered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S7639)
12/17/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S7639)
12/17/2018SenateS.Amdt.4108 Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S7639)
12/13/2018SenateCloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 756 with an amendment (SA 4108) presented in Senate. (text: CR 7567)
12/13/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Amendment SA 4109 was divided into Divisions I, II, and III.
12/13/2018SenateS.Amdt.4109 Amendment SA 4109 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Kennedy to Amendment SA 4108. (consideration: CR S7566-7567; text: CR S7567) To require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to notify each victim of the offense for which the prisoner is imprisoned the date on which the prisoner will be released.
12/13/2018SenateS.Amdt.4108 Amendment SA 4108 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Grassley. (consideration: CR S7566-7567) To provide for programs to help reduce the risk that prisoners will recidivate upon release from prison, and for other purposes.
12/13/2018SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 756 with an amendment (SA 4108) made in Senate.
12/13/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
07/26/2018SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
07/25/2018-2:57pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/25/2018-2:57pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7640-7642)
07/25/2018-2:34pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 756.
07/25/2018-2:33pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7640-7645)
07/25/2018-2:33pmHouseMr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/27/2018HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
06/27/2018HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/27/2018HouseSubcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Discharged.
08/08/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
08/07/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
08/04/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
08/04/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
08/04/2017-1:06pmHouseReceived in the House.
08/04/2017SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
08/03/2017SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
08/03/2017SenateS.Amdt.773 Amendment SA 773 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
08/03/2017SenateS.Amdt.773 Amendment SA 773 proposed by Senator Murkowski for Senator Sullivan. (consideration: CR S4895; text: CR S4895) To improve the bill.
08/03/2017SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4895)
07/24/2017SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 181.
07/24/2017SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-135.
04/05/2017SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
03/29/2017SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/29/2017 Referred to
04/05/2017 Markup by
07/24/2017 Reported by S. Rept. 115-135
House Transportation and Infrastructure08/04/2017 Referred to
06/27/2018 Markup by
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation08/07/2017 Referred to
06/27/2018 Discharged from
House Natural Resources08/04/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans08/08/2017 Referred to

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Passed Senate amended (08/03/2017)

Save Our Seas Act of 2017 or the SOS Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Marine Debris Act to revise the Marine Debris Program to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to work with: (1) other agencies to address both land- and sea-based sources of marine debris, and (2) the Department of State and other agencies to promote international action to reduce the incidence of marine debris.

(Sec. 3) The bill also revises the program by allowing NOAA to make sums available for assisting in the cleanup and response required by severe marine debris events.

(Sec. 4) The bill urges the President to:

  • support funding for research and development of bio-based and other alternatives or environmentally feasible improvements to materials that reduce municipal solid waste;
  • work with foreign countries that contribute the most to the global marine debris problem in order to find a solution to the problem;
  • study issues related to marine debris, including the economic impacts of marine debris; and
  • encourage the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to consider the impact of marine debris in relevant future trade agreements.

(Sec. 5) The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee must expand to include a senior official from the State Department and from the Department of the Interior.

(Sec. 6) This bill reauthorizes for FY2018-FY2022: (1) the Marine Debris Program, (2) an information clearinghouse on marine debris, and (3) enforcement of laws about discarded marine debris from ships.