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H.R. 7140 (96th): An act to amend Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to postpone for two months the date on which the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation must pay benefits under terminated multiemployer plans.

Sponsor and status

Apr 23, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 30, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 30, 1980.

Pub.L. 96-239

Frank Thompson Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 30, 1980



Apr 23, 1980

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Apr 28, 1980
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 29, 1980
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Apr 29, 1980
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 30, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 7140 (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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