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H.R. 6219 (94th): An Act to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend certain provisions for an additional seven years, to make permanent the ban against certain prerequisites to voting, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Apr 22, 1975
94th Congress (1975–1976)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 6, 1975

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 6, 1975.

Pub.L. 94-73

William “Don” Edwards

Representative for California's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 6, 1975



Apr 22, 1975

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Jun 4, 1975
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 24, 1975
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.

Aug 6, 1975
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Aug 6, 1975
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 6219 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6219. This is the one from the 94th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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