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Text of the States Rights Act of 1996

This bill was introduced on May 29, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 29, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 3548 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3548

To amend title 23, United States Code, to eliminate penalties for noncompliance by States with requirements relating to the national minimum drinking age.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 29, 1996

Mr. KLUG (for himself, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, and Mr. TAUZIN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to eliminate penalties for noncompliance by States with requirements relating to the national minimum drinking age.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘States Rights Act of 1996’.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM DRINKING AGE.

    Section 158 of title 23, United States Code, and the item relating to such section in the analysis for chapter 1 of such title are repealed.

SEC. 3. APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS WITHHELD FROM APPORTIONMENT.

    (a) APPORTIONMENT- On the day following the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall apportion any funds withheld under section 158 of title 23, United States Code, before such date of enactment to the State from which such funds were withheld.

    (b) PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY- Funds apportioned under this section shall remain available for expenditure until the end of the 3rd fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year in which such funds are so apportioned.