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H.R. 3889 (100th): Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act of 1988

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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child protection and obscenity enforcement, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Feb 2, 1988
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


William Hughes

Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district



279 Cosponsors (159 Republicans, 120 Democrats)

See Instead

S. 2033 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Oct 14, 1988



Feb 2, 1988

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H.R. 3889 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3889. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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