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H.R. 442 (100th): Civil Liberties Act of 1987


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100–383, title I, August 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 904, 50a U.S.C. § 1989b et seq.) is a United States federal law that granted reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II. The act was sponsored by California's Democratic Congressman Norman Mineta, an internee as a child, and Wyoming's Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson, who first met Mineta while visiting an internment camp. The third co-sponsor was California Senator Pete ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jan 6, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 10, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 10, 1988.

Law
Pub.L. 100-383
Sponsor

Thomas Foley

Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district

Democrat

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Last Updated: Aug 10, 1988

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History

Jan 6, 1987
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 17, 1987
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 17, 1987
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 20, 1988
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jul 27, 1988
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 10, 1988
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Aug 10, 1988
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 442 (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.

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

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