S. 3074 (96th): Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1981

Overview

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.
Introduced:

Aug 26, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 17, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 17, 1980.

Law:

Pub.L. 96-540

Sponsor:

Henry “Scoop” Jackson

Senator from Washington

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 1980

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for the Department of Energy for national defense programs for fiscal year 1981, and for other purposes.

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History

Aug 26, 1980
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Aug 26, 1980
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 30, 1980
 
Passed Senate

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

Nov 20, 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.

Nov 25, 1980
 
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Dec 1, 1980
 
House 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.

Dec 17, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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