S. 2248 (97th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Introduced:

Mar 22, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 8, 1982

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 8, 1982.

Law:

Pub.L. 97-252

Sponsor:

John Tower

Senator from Texas

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 8, 1982

About the bill

Full Title

An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1983 for the Armed Forces for procurement, for research, development, test, and evaluation, and for operation and maintenance, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces and for civilian employees of the Department of Defense, to authorize appropriations for such fiscal year for civil defense, to authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1982, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 22, 1982
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 31, 1982
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued 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 14, 1982
 
Passed Senate

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

Jul 29, 1982
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 17, 1982
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Sep 8, 1982
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 8, 1982
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

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