H.R. 5856 (96th): A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to allow Federal recognition as officers of the National Guard of members of the National Guard of the Virgin Islands in grades above the grade of colonel.



Nov 9, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-535


Melvin Evans

Delegate for the Virgin Islands



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Last Updated: Dec 16, 1980


Nov 9, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 15, 1980
Passed House

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Dec 4, 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.

Dec 16, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5856 (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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