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H.R. 12874 (95th): Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Act

About the bill

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Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 is a United States statute authorizing the research and development of photovoltaic systems utilizing solar energy or sunlight as a source for electricity generation. The Act of Congress promotes energy conservation by the displacement of conventional energy systems dependent upon alternative fuel and fossil fuel resources.

The H.R. 12874 legislation was passed by the 95th U.S. Congressional session and enacted into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on November 4, 1978.

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Sponsor and status

May 25, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 4, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 4, 1978.

Pub.L. 95-590

Mike McCormack

Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 4, 1978



May 25, 1978

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

Jun 28, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Oct 10, 1978
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.

Oct 13, 1978
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.

Nov 4, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 12874 (95th) 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 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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