H.R. 1597 (97th): A bill to amend section 203 of the Federal Property and Administration Services Act of 1949 to require, prior to disposal, that notice and first right of refusal be given to certain previous holders of surplus real property suitable for agricultural uses.


Feb 3, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Donald Pease

Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district


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2/3/1981--Introduced.Amends the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to require Federal agencies which are about to dispose of surplus real property suitable for agricultural use to offer such ... Read more >

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Feb 3, 1981

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1597”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (11D, 4R) (show)
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H.R. 5698 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 3, 1982

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