H.R. 800 (97th): A bill to designate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior, a legal public holiday.


Jan 9, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district

See Instead:

H.R. 3284 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 28, 1981

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Summary (CRS)
1/9/1981--Introduced.Designates January 15th, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior, as a legal public holiday.

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H.R. 5461 (96th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 1979

H.R. 800 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 1983

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Jan 9, 1981


88 cosponsors (76D, 10R, 1I, 1N) (show)
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