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H.R. 6142 (97th): Surplus Agricultural Commodities Disposal Act of 1982

An act to authorize the Commodity Credit Corporation to process its accumulated stocks of agricultural commodities into liquid fuels and agricultural commodity byproducts, and for the disposition thereof, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Apr 22, 1982
97th Congress (1981–1982)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 21, 1982

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 21, 1982.

Pub.L. 97-358

Berkley Bedell

Representative for Iowa's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 21, 1982


30 Cosponsors (16 Republicans, 14 Democrats)



Apr 22, 1982

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Sep 23, 1982
Ordered Reported

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Sep 28, 1982
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 1, 1982
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 21, 1982
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6142 (97th) 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 H.R. 6142. This is the one from the 97th Congress.

This bill 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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