H.R. 861 (97th): National Trails System Act Amendments of 1981

A bill to amend the National Trails System Act by designating additional national scenic and historic trails, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jan 16, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 11, 1982 but was never passed by the Senate.


Phillip Burton

Representative for California's 6th congressional district



Jan 16, 1981

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 29, 1981
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 11, 1982
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 861 (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.

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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