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S. 2278 (94th): Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act


An Act The Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Aug 1, 1975
94th Congress (1975–1976)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 19, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 19, 1976.

Law
Pub.L. 94-559
Sponsor

John Tunney

Senator for California

Democrat

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 1976

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History

Aug 1, 1975
 
Introduced

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Jun 29, 1976
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 29, 1976
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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Oct 1, 1976
 
Passed House

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

Oct 19, 1976
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2278 (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 S. 2278. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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