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H.R. 4616 (96th): A bill to make certain technical and clerical amendments to title 5, United States Code.

Sponsor and status

Jun 26, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 1979

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 1979.

Pub.L. 96-54

James Hanley

Representative for New York's 32nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 14, 1979



Jun 26, 1979

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Jul 10, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Aug 2, 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.

Aug 14, 1979
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4616 (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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