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


Jul 16, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 1975

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


Pub.L. 94-168


Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 23, 1975

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to declare a national policy of coordinating the increasing use of the metric system in the United States, and to establish a United States Metric Board to coordinate the voluntary conversion to the metric system.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 100) Metric Conversion Act - Establishes the United States Metric Board, composed of 17 members, with a chairman, appointed by the President ... Read more >


Jul 16, 1975

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 5, 1975
Passed House

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

Dec 8, 1975
Passed Senate with Changes

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 8674”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (10D, 6R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 10576 (93rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 1973

S. 100 (Related)
Metric Conversion Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 26, 1975

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