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H.R. 1927: African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017

About the bill

A bipartisan bill would establish an official network of sites, programs, and research facilities for important spots related to the Civil Rights movement.

What the bill does

The African American Civil Rights Network Act, labelled H.R. 1927 in the House and S. 857 in the Senate, passed the House last month.

Among the locations cited for potential inclusion in the African American Civil Right Network are:

  • The Memphis, Tennessee temple where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final speech before his assassination.
  • The Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church ...

Sponsor and status

Lacy Clay Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Apr 5, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 8, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-104

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 857: African American Civil Rights Network Act

Introduced on Apr 5, 2017. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1460: Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Jun 29, 2017. 0% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Apr 5, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 22, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 24, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 26, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Dec 21, 2017
 
Passed Senate

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 by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 8, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1927 is 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.

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