H.R. 3455 (97th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

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:

May 6, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 1981

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 1981.

Law:

Pub.L. 97-99

Sponsor:

Jack Brinkley

Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 1981

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1982, and for other purposes.

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History

May 6, 1981
 
Introduced

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May 12, 1981
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 4, 1981
 
Passed House

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Nov 5, 1981
 
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 8, 1981
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 23, 1981
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 23, 1981
 
Text Published

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Related Bills

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S. 1408 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 1981

H.R. 2920 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 1981

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