H.R. 16373 (93rd): Privacy Act


Aug 12, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on November 22, 1974 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


William Moorhead

Representative for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, by adding a section 552a to safeguard individual privacy from the misuse of Federal records and to provide that individuals be granted access to records concerning them which are maintained by Federal agencies.

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S. 3418 (Related)
An Act to amend title 5, United States Code, by adding a section 552a, ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 31, 1974

H.Res. 1419 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 20, 1974

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Aug 12, 1974
Passed House
Nov 21, 1974
Passed Senate with Changes
Nov 22, 1974


13 cosponsors (7D, 6R) (show)
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