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S. 2597 (96th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1981


An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1981 for the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, for the Intelligence Community Staff, and for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Apr 23, 1980
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 14, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 14, 1980.

Law
Pub.L. 96-450
Sponsor

Birch Bayh

Senator for Indiana

Democrat

Text

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Last Updated: Oct 14, 1980

Source

History

Apr 23, 1980
 
Introduced

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Apr 23, 1980
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 28, 1980
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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Jul 28, 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 14, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 14, 1980
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 2597 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2597. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

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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