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H.R. 3748 (96th): A bill to provide for a uniform national three-year statute of limitations in actions to recover damages for personal injury or death, arising out of a maritime tort, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status


Apr 25, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 6, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 6, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-382


John Murphy

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 6, 1980


Apr 25, 1979

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Feb 11, 1980
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 23, 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 6, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3748 (96th) 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.

This bill 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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