S. 1647 (96th): Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act


Aug 2, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 31, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 31, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-317


Daniel Inouye

Senator from Hawaii



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 1980

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a commission to gather facts to determine whether any wrong was committed against those American citizens and permanent resident aliens affected by Executive Order 9066, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/21/1980--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 5499) Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act - Establishes the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of ... Read more >


Aug 2, 1979

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May 15, 1980
Reported by Committee

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May 22, 1980
Passed Senate

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Jul 21, 1980
Passed House with Changes

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

Jul 24, 1980
Senate 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.

Jul 31, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1647”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (10R, 9D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5499 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 21, 1980

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