S. 1863 (96th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to charter the NS SAVANNAH to Patriots Point Development Authority, an agency of the State of South Carolina.


Oct 5, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 28, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 28, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-331


Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Senator from South Carolina



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Last Updated: Aug 28, 1980

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Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended) Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to charter the nuclear ship Savannah to the Patriots Point Development Authority, an agency of the State of South Carolina, for ... Read more >


Oct 5, 1979

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Dec 11, 1979
Reported by Committee

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Dec 18, 1979
Passed Senate

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Aug 18, 1980
Passed House

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Aug 28, 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. 1863”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 5867 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 13, 1979

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