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Summary of Legislation of Interest to NSF: S.1645, Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996

The bill was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, March 26, 1996 by Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA). At the present time there are 3 cosponsors of this bill, 1 Democrat and 2 Republicans.

The bill's official title stated its purpose as follows: "A bill to regulate United States scientific and tourist activities in Antarctica, to conserve Antarctic resources, and for other purposes."

The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

The most recent major action on the bill was on Wednesday, July 24, 1996: Report filed by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (S. Rept. 104-332); otherwise, the latest action was on Friday, August 2, 1996: Remarks by Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA) in the Congressional Record (CR Page S-9643).

There is currently no committee action scheduled on this bill.

Last Update: 8/12/96