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93rd Congress (1973–1974)
This bill was introduced on August 21, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Representative for Indiana's 11th congressional district
Aug 21, 1974
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H.R. 16508 (93rd) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 16508. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to increase the penalties for persons convicted of committing a felony with or while unlawfully carrying a firearm, H.R. 16508, 93rd Cong. (1974).
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