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H.R. 8674 (94th): Metric Conversion Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Metric Conversion Act is an Act of Congress that U.S. President Gerald Ford signed into law on December 23, 1975. It declared the metric system "the preferred system of weights and measures for United States trade and commerce", but permitted the use of United States customary units in all activities. As Ford's statement on the signing of the act emphasizes, all conversion was to be "completely voluntary." The Act also established the United States Metric Board with representatives from scientific, technical, and educational institutions, as well as ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jul 16, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 1975

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 1975.

Law
Pub.L. 94-168
Sponsor

Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district

Democrat

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 1975

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History

Jul 16, 1975
 
Introduced

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

Sep 5, 1975
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Dec 8, 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.

Dec 11, 1975
 
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.

Dec 23, 1975
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 8674 (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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