Senate Bill 756
115th Congress(2017-2018)
First Step Act of 2018
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-391 on Dec 21, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 29, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 21, 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
756
Congress
115
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
Alaska
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Delaware
Louisiana
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
Passed
December 19, 2018
Type
Senate Concurred (Free Text)
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

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

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.

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. NOAA must prioritize assistance for activities that respond to a severe marine debris event in: (1) a rural or remote community, or (2) a habitat of national concern.

The bill urges the President to: (1) work with foreign countries that contribute the most to the global marine debris problem in order to find a solution to the problem; (2) study issues related to marine debris, including the economic impacts of marine debris; and (3) encourage the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to consider the impact of marine debris in relevant future trade agreements.

The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee must expand to include a senior official from the State Department or from the Department of the Interior.

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.

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Public Record
Created
Mar 30, 2017 4:33:14 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:18 PM