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H.J.Res. 551 (96th): A joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President of the United States to issue a proclamation designating the seven calendar days beginning October 5, 1980, as “National Port Week”, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

May 14, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 3, 1980

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 3, 1980.

Law:

Pub.L. 96-371

Sponsor:

John Murphy

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 1980

History

May 14, 1980
 
Introduced

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

Jul 30, 1980
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 19, 1980
 
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.

Oct 3, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 551 (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.

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

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