skip to main content

S. 598 (96th): Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act


A bill to clarify the circumstances under which territorial provisions in licenses to manufacture, distribute, and sell trademarked soft drink products are lawful under the antitrust laws.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Mar 8, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 9, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 9, 1980.

Law
Pub.L. 96-308
Sponsor

Birch Bayh

Senator for Indiana

Democrat

Text

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 9, 1980

Source

History

Mar 8, 1979
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 26, 1980
 
Ordered Reported

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

May 15, 1980
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 28, 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 9, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 598 (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. 598. 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 598 — 96th Congress: Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1979. November 30, 2020 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/96/s598>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.