H.R. 2538 (96th): A bill to facilitate increased enforcement by the Coast Guard of laws relating to the importation of controlled substances, and for other purposes.


Mar 1, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 15, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 15, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-350


Mario Biaggi

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 15, 1980

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

7/31/1980--House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment.(House agreed to certain Senate amendments with amendments) Makes it unlawful for any person on board a vessel of the United States, or on ... Read more >


Mar 1, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 23, 1979
Passed House

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

Jul 24, 1980
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 3, 1980
Senate 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.

Sep 15, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2538”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


48 cosponsors (26D, 21R, 1N) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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