Sponsor and status
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 9, 1980
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 9, 1980.
Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated: Oct 9, 1980
Feb 19, 1980
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Sep 16, 1980
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Sep 26, 1980
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Oct 9, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 6538 (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. 6538. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to reinstate oil and gas lease New Mexico 33955, Pvt. L. No. 96-61, H.R. 6538, 96th Cong. (1980).
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