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H.R. 9782 (93rd): Nonreturnable Beverage Container Prohibition Act

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A bill to prohibit the introduction into interstate commerce of nonreturnable beverage containers.

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Aug 1, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 1, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William “Don” Edwards

Representative for California's 9th congressional district




Aug 1, 1973

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H.R. 9782 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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