S. 1124 (104th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Introduced:

Aug 7, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 10, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 10, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-106

Sponsor:

Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 1996
Length: 519 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1996 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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History

Sep 6, 1994
 
Text Published

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

Jun 29, 1995
 
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.

Aug 7, 1995
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 6, 1995
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 5, 1996
 
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. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 5, 1996
 
Text Published

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

Jan 24, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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.

Jan 26, 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.

Feb 10, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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