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S. 1177 (96th): Mental Health Systems Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Mental Health Systems Act of 1980 (MHSA) was United States legislation signed by President Jimmy Carter which provided grants to community mental health centers. During the following Ronald Reagan administration, the United States Congress repealed the law. The MHSA was considered landmark legislation in mental health care policy.

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Sponsor and status

Introduced:

May 17, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 7, 1980.

Law:

Pub.L. 96-398

Sponsor:

Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator for Massachusetts

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 7, 1980

History

May 17, 1979
 
Introduced

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May 15, 1980
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 24, 1980
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Aug 22, 1980
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Oct 7, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 7, 1980
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1177 (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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