A sponsor or patron is a person, usually a legislator, who presents a bill or resolution for consideration. Those who support it are known as cosponsors or copatrons.
A sponsor in the United States Congress is the first member of the House or Senate to be listed among the potentially numerous lawmakers who introduce a bill for consideration.Committees are occasionally identified as sponsors of legislation as well. A sponsor is also sometimes called a "primary sponsor."
It should not be assumed that a bill's sponsor actually drafted it. The bill may have been drafted by a staff member, by an interest group, or by others. In the Senate, multiple sponsorship of a bill is permitted.
In contrast to a sponsor, a "cosponsor" is a senator or representative who adds his or her name as a supporter to the sponsor's bill. An "initial cosponsor" or "original cosponsor" is a senator or representative who was listed as a cosponsor at the time of a bill's introduction, rather than added as a cosponsor later on. A cosponsor added later is known as an "additional cosponsor". Some bills have hundreds of cosponsors.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Once its update is complete, Commerce will look at ways to build and maintain a suitable offshore energy supply chain, as it has with the car manufacturing business ...Jason Elliott, a GreenvilleRepublican who sponsored the bill, said the state "is perfectly situated to be a huge player" in the emerging offshore energy industry.
Shuaa, a leading asset management and investment banking platform in the region, has won the financiers' confidence in the regional offshore support vessels (OSV) sector and its strong sponsor credentials ... and national oil companies and offshore construction contractors.
BSTOR owns 75% of the ESTOR-Lux project’s equity, with backing from what Bayart calls “fully traditional project investors who know each other from having investments together in the offshore wind business in Belgium” ... Fully traditional project investors who know each other from having investments together in the offshore wind business in Belgium.
Thanks to volunteers, sponsors, and enthusiastic visiting sailors, it looks like Hatteras Island will continue to be a sought-after venue for festival-style sailing events, as evident by the success of the first-ever AnnualWind and WavesRegatta which was held on the weekend of May 14.