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S.J.Res. 248 (93rd): A joint resolution assuring compensation for damages caused by nuclear incidents involving the nuclear reactor of a U.S. warship.

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Oct 9, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 6, 1974

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on December 6, 1974.


Pub.L. 93-513


John Pastore

Senator for Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Dec 6, 1974


Oct 9, 1974

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 16, 1974
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 21, 1974
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Nov 25, 1974
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 6, 1974
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 248 (93rd) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

This joint resolution 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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