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

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

Text:

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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

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 non-business activities. The Act also established the United States Metric ...

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History

Jul 16, 1975
 
Introduced

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.

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