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H.J.Res. 244 (96th): A joint resolution to authorize and request the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September following Labor Day of each year as “National Grandparents Day”.

Sponsor and status

Mar 8, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 6, 1979

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on September 6, 1979.

Pub.L. 96-62

John Burton

Representative for California's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 6, 1979


245 Cosponsors (141 Republicans, 103 Democrats, 1 New Progressive)



Mar 8, 1979

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

Jul 27, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Aug 3, 1979
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 6, 1979
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 244 (96th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 244. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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