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H.R. 5143 (96th): A bill to amend section 101(a)(2)(b)(ii) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, relating to State agency organization requirements, to provide that the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare may waive the requirements of such section whenever such waiver is determined to be consistent with the objectives of title I of such Act.

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Aug 2, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 2, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


Edward Stack

Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district



10 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 3 Republicans)



Aug 2, 1979

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H.R. 5143 (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. 5143. 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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