Sponsor and status
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.
Delegate for the Virgin Islands
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Last Updated: Dec 16, 1980
Nov 9, 1979
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Sep 15, 1980
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Dec 4, 1980
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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