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S. 717 (95th): Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-164) amended the Coal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1969. It can be found in the United States Code under Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, Chapter 22, Mine Safety and Health.

The S. 717 legislation was passed by the 95th United States Congressional session and enacted into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on November 9, 1977.

The law of the United States enacted on November 9, 1977 took effect one hundred and twenty days later.

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Sponsor and status

Feb 11, 1977
95th Congress (1977–1978)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 9, 1977

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 9, 1977.

Pub.L. 95-164

Harrison Williams Jr.

Senator for New Jersey



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Last Updated: Nov 9, 1977


26 Cosponsors (20 Democrats, 6 Republicans)



Feb 11, 1977

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May 16, 1977
Ordered Reported

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Jun 21, 1977
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Jul 15, 1977
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 9, 1977
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 9, 1977
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 717 (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. 717. 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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