Sponsor and status
95th Congress (1977–1978)
This bill was introduced on April 4, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Senator for Virginia
Apr 4, 1977
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S. 1221 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1221. This is the one from the 95th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18 of the United States Code (respecting fire-arms) to penalize the use of firearms in the commission of any felony and to increase the penalties in certain related existing provisions, S. 1221, 95th Cong. (1977).
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