H.R. 12884 (93rd): A bill to designate certain lands as wilderness.


Feb 19, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 1975

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 1975.


Pub.L. 93-632


John Melcher

Representative for Montana's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 1975

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Summary (CRS)

1/3/1975--Public Law.(LATEST SUMMARY) Designates specified lands within the National Forest System and the National Wildlife Refuge System as wilderness areas. Provides that the wilderness areas designated by this Act shall ... Read more >


Feb 19, 1974

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 6, 1974
Passed House

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

Aug 1, 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.

Jan 3, 1975
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Jan 3, 1975
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 12884”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


24 cosponsors (16D, 8R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 15447 (94th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 2, 1976

H.R. 12995 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 21, 1974

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