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S. 1300 (96th): International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979

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Jun 7, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 15, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 15, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-192


Howard Cannon

Senator for Nevada



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Last Updated: Feb 15, 1980


Jun 7, 1979

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Sep 24, 1979
Ordered Reported

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Sep 29, 1979
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Nov 13, 1979
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.

Feb 15, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Feb 15, 1980
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1300 (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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