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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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 5856” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Nov 9, 1979
Passed House
Sep 15, 1980
Passed Senate
Dec 4, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 16, 1980


35 cosponsors (23D, 11R, 1N) (show)
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