H.Res. 474 (104th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3396) to define and protect the institution of marriage.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.


Jul 10, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 11, 1996

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 11, 1996. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Scott McInnis

Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 11, 1996
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

7/10/1996--Introduced.Sets forth the rule for the consideration of H.R. 3396 (same sex marriage). Read more >


Jul 10, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 10, 1996
Reported by Committee

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

Jul 11, 1996
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Jul 11, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 474”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Jul 11, 1996 12:12 p.m.
Passed 290/133

Subject Areas
Related Bills
Debate on H.R. 3396 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 21, 1996

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