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 Virgin Islands At Large



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Last Updated: Dec 16, 1980

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Repeals the provision prohibiting Federal recognition of Virgin Islands' National Guard Officers above the grade of colonel as members of the National Guard. Read more >
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Nov 9, 1979
Passed House
Sep 15, 1980
Passed Senate
Dec 4, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 16, 1980


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