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H.R. 7685 (96th): A bill to amend title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to postpone for one month the date on which the corporation must pay benefits under terminated multiemployer plans.

Sponsor and status


Jun 27, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 30, 1980

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


Pub.L. 96-293


Frank Thompson Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 30, 1980


Jun 27, 1980

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Jun 27, 1980
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 28, 1980
Passed Senate

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

Jun 30, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 7685 (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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