Senate Bill 1982
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Save Our Seas 2.0 Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-224 on Dec 18, 2020
Jun 26, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 18, 2020
Origin Chamber
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
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
January 9, 2020
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.

Save Our Seas 2.0 Act or the SOS 2.0 Act

This bill establishes requirements and incentives to reduce, recycle, and prevent marine debris (e.g., plastics), including requirements to establish a Marine Debris Response Trust Fund, a Marine Debris Foundation, a Genius Prize for Save Our Seas Innovations, a strategy to improve waste management and recycling infrastructure, a Waste Management Revolving Fund for states, a Waste Management Infrastructure Grant program, a Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant program, a Wastewater Infrastructure Grant program, and a Trash-Free Water Grant program.

Text (5)
Amendments (1)
Jan 09, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 1278
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 27, 2019 4:42:12 AM
Record Updated
Oct 15, 2021 11:30:56 PM