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H.R. 6820 (97th): Handicapped Individuals Services and Training Act

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A bill to provide for the operation of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, to provide for the operation of the Vinland National Center for Healthsports and Physical Fitness for Handicapped Individuals and certain other centers which assist handicapped individuals in achieving greater independence, and to assure continued national support for other projects and services for the deaf and other handicapped individuals.

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Jul 21, 1982
97th Congress (1981–1982)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 1, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Arlen Erdahl

Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district




Jul 21, 1982

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Dec 1, 1982
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H.R. 6820 (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. 6820. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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