Sponsor and status
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 31, 1979
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 31, 1979.
Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jul 31, 1979
6 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Jul 10, 1979
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Jul 23, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jul 24, 1979
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Jul 31, 1979
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 4712 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4712. This is the one from the 96th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A bill to delay conditionally the effective date of certain rules of procedure and evidence proposed by the United States Supreme Court and for other purposes, Pub. L. No. 96-42, H.R. 4712, 96th Cong. (1979).
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