H.R. 6449 (97th): A bill to authorize the legislature of American Samoa to draft a constitution for the local self-government of the people of American Samoa.


May 20, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 20, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Fofó Sunia

Delegate for American Samoa At Large


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5/20/1982--Introduced.Authorizes the Legislature of American Samoa to call a constitutional convention to draft a constitution for the local self-government of American Samoa. Requires such constitution to:(1) recognize U.S. sovereignty over ... Read more >

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May 20, 1982

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