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Senate Bill 3451
117th Congress(2021-2022)
A bill to include certain computer-related projects in the Federal permitting program under title XLI of the FAST Act, and for other purposes.
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-173 on Aug 16, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 10, 2022
Latest Action
Aug 16, 2022
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
3451
Congress
117
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
Tennessee
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
Passed
January 10, 2022
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.
Summary

This bill expands the expedited environmental review and permitting process under Title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, commonly known as FAST-41, to include certain computer-related infrastructure projects. Specifically, the bill provides for the expedited review of infrastructure projects concerning semiconductors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, high-performance computing and advanced computer hardware and software, quantum information science and technology, data storage and data management, or cybersecurity.

Text (3)
Actions (17)
08/16/2022
Became Public Law No: 117-173.
08/16/2022
Signed by President.
08/15/2022
Presented to President.
07/29/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/29/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 303 - 89 (Roll no. 417). (text: 7/28/2022 CR H7400)
07/29/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 303 - 89 (Roll no. 417).
07/29/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7533-7534)
07/28/2022
At 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.
07/28/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3451.
07/28/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7400-7401)
07/28/2022
Mr. Costa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/11/2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
01/11/2022
Held at the desk.
01/11/2022
Received in the House.
01/10/2022
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S121; text: CR S121)
01/10/2022
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
01/10/2022
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Jan 11, 2022 5:27:21 AM
Record Updated
Sep 21, 2022 4:15:43 AM