H.R. 4664 (107th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002

An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes.

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.

Overview

Introduced:

May 7, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2002.

Law:

Pub.L. 107-368

Sponsor:

Nick Smith

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 4, 2002
Length: 35 pages

History

May 7, 2002
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 22, 2002
 
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.

Jun 5, 2002
 
Passed House

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

Nov 14, 2002
 
Passed Senate with Changes

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 15, 2002
 
House Agreed to Changes

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.

Nov 15, 2002
 
Text Published

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

Dec 19, 2002
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4664 (107th) 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 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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