H.R. 11559 (93rd): A bill to place certain submerged lands within the jurisdiction of the governments of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.


Nov 26, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 5, 1974

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 5, 1974.


Pub.L. 93-435


Ron de Lugo

Delegate for Virgin Islands At Large



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Last Updated: Oct 5, 1974

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Summary (CRS)

Authorizes the conveyance by the United States of specified submerged lands to the governments of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Somoa. Provides that enumerated items shall be excluded from ... Read more >


Nov 26, 1973

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Mar 18, 1974
Passed House

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Sep 18, 1974
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.

Sep 25, 1974
House Agreed to Changes

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Oct 5, 1974
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 11559”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (2R, 2D) (show)
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