Senate Bill 3508
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Save Our Seas Act of 2018
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-265 on Oct 11, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 26, 2018
Latest Action
Oct 11, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3508
Congress
115
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Alaska
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Passed
September 26, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6330-6334; text: CR S6331-6334)
Summary

Save Our Seas Act of 2018

This bill addresses marine debris and maritime safety issues.

Specifically, the bill amends the Marine Debris Act to reauthorize through FY2022 and revise the Marine Debris Program, including to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to respond to severe marine debris events.

Hamm Alert Maritime Safety Act of 2018

The bill establishes maritime safety requirements, such as requirements concerning vessel inspections, safety equipment, voyage data recorders, oversight of recognized organizations that act on behalf of the Coast Guard, and timely weather forecasts and hazard advisories.

Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise Act

The U.S. Coast Guard may establish a Blue Technology Center of Expertise to promote awareness about blue technologies and their potential to enhance the Coast Guard's mission readiness and operational performance. Blue technology includes technology that supports maritime domain awareness (e.g., surveillance), search and rescue, emergency response, maritime law enforcement, or protection of the marine environment.

Text (3)
Actions (14)
10/11/2018
Became Public Law No: 115-265.
10/11/2018
Signed by President.
10/02/2018
Presented to President.
09/27/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/27/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/27/2018
On passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H9135-9138)
09/27/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.(text: CR H9135-9138)
09/27/2018
Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H9135-9138)
09/27/2018
Mr. Denham asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
09/27/2018
Held at the desk.
09/27/2018
Received in the House.
09/26/2018
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6330-6334; text: CR S6331-6334)
09/26/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6330-6334; text: CR S6331-6334)
09/26/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Sep 27, 2018 4:40:48 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:42:31 PM