H.R. 390 (110th): Preservation of Records of Servitude, Emancipation, and Post-Civil War Reconstruction Act


Jan 10, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 22, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.


Tom Lantos

Representative for California's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the establishment of a national database in the National Archives to preserve records of servitude, emancipation, and post-Civil War reconstruction and to provide grants to State and local entities to establish similar local databases.

Summary (CRS)

9/23/2008--Reported to Senate amended.Preservation of Records of Servitude, Emancipation, and Post-Civil War Reconstruction Act - Requires the Archivist of the United States to:(1) establish, as part of the National Archives, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 10, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 22, 2007
Passed House

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

Sep 23, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 390”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


30 cosponsors (28D, 2R) (show)
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jan 22, 2007 8:08 p.m.
Passed 414/1

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Primary Source

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