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S. 6 (94th): Education For All Handicapped Children Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (sometimes referred to using the acronyms EAHCA or EHA, or Public Law (PL) 94-142) was enacted by the United States Congress in 1975. This act required all public schools accepting federal funds to provide equal access to education and one free meal a day for children with physical and mental disabilities. Public schools were required to evaluate handicapped children and create an educational plan with parent input that would emulate as closely as possible the educational experience of non-disabled students. The act was ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jan 15, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 29, 1975

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 29, 1975.

Law:

Pub.L. 94-142

Sponsor:

Harrison Williams Jr.

Senator for New Jersey

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 1975

History

Jan 15, 1975
 
Introduced

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Jun 2, 1975
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 18, 1975
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Jul 29, 1975
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Nov 29, 1975
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 29, 1975
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 6 (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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