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H.R. 3539 (104th): Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996

To amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Elmer “Bud” Shuster

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 1996
Length: 75 pages
Introduced:

May 29, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 9, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 9, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-264

History

May 29, 1996
 
Introduced

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Jun 6, 1996
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 11, 1996
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 18, 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.

Sep 27, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate 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 House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 3, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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

Oct 9, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3539 (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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