H.R. 4847 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a deduction for clothing purchased and used by taxpayers serving in volunteer firefighting organizations.


Jul 18, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 18, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Murtha

Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district


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7/18/1979--Introduced.Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow volunteer fire fighters an income tax deduction for the purchase of clothing used for fire fighting. Requires fire fighters to perform volunteer service ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 18, 1979

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4847”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 7216 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 16, 1977

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