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 >
What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 2538” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Mar 1, 1979
Passed House
Jul 23, 1979
Passed Senate with Changes
Jul 24, 1980
Senate Agreed to Changes
Sep 3, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 15, 1980


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