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H.R. 13500 (95th): Presidential Records Act

A bill to amend title 44 to insure the preservation of and public access to the official records of the President, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jul 17, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 4, 1978

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

Law:

Pub.L. 95-591

Sponsor:

Lunsford Preyer

Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 4, 1978

History

Jul 17, 1978
 
Introduced

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

Oct 10, 1978
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Oct 13, 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 14, 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. 13500 (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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