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H.J.Res. 487 (97th): A joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as the “Year of the Bible”.

Sponsor and status

May 13, 1982
97th Congress (1981–1982)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this resolution were incorporated into other resolutions which were enacted.


Carlos Moorhead

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



219 Cosponsors (133 Republicans, 85 Democrats, 1 New Progressive)

See Instead

S.J.Res. 165 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 4, 1982



May 13, 1982

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H.J.Res. 487 (97th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 487. This is the one from the 97th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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