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H.R. 2854 (104th): Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996

The Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-127), known informally as the Freedom to Farm Act, the FAIR Act, or the 1996 U.S. Farm Bill, was the omnibus 1996 farm bill that, among other provisions, revises and simplifies direct payment programs for crops and eliminates milk price supports through direct government purchases. The law removed the link ... Continue reading »
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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 5, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 4, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 4, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-127

Sponsor:

Pat Roberts

Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 1996
Length: 310 pages

History

Jan 5, 1996
 
Introduced

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

Jan 30, 1996
 
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.

Feb 29, 1996
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 12, 1996
 
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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 28, 1996
 
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.

Mar 29, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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

Apr 4, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2854 (104th) 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 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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