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H.R. 13160 (94th): An Act to designate certain lands within units of the national park system as wilderness; to revise the boundaries of certain of those units, and for other purposes.

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

Public Law 94-567 is a 1976 Federal law that established a number of new designated Wilderness Areas on National Park Service lands. Signed into law by President Gerald Ford on October 20, 1976, the new statute added almost 900,000 acres of wilderness into the National Wilderness Preservation System. While the majority of designated Wilderness Areas at the time were located in National Forests, this was one of the first laws to formally establish wilderness areas in National Parks and Monuments.

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Sponsor and status


Apr 9, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 20, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 20, 1976.


Pub.L. 94-567


Roy Taylor

Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 20, 1976


Apr 9, 1976

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Sep 22, 1976
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Oct 1, 1976
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 1, 1976
House Agreed to Changes

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

Oct 20, 1976
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 13160 (94th) 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 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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