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S. 557 (100th): Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987

A bill to restore the broad scope of coverage and to clarify the application of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 19, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Status:

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Mar 22, 1988

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on March 22, 1988.

Law:

Pub.L. 100-259

Sponsor:

Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 1988

History

Feb 19, 1987
 
Introduced

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May 20, 1987
 
Ordered Reported

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Jan 28, 1988
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Mar 2, 1988
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Mar 16, 1988
 
Vetoed

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Mar 22, 1988
 
Senate Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the Senate. The House must do the same.

Mar 22, 1988
 
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

S. 557 (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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