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


Oct 5, 1979

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Dec 11, 1979
Ordered 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.

S. 1863 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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