S. 2586 (97th): Military Construction 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:

May 27, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 15, 1982

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 15, 1982.

Law:

Pub.L. 97-321

Sponsor:

Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 1982

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1983, and for other purposes.

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History

May 20, 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 27, 1982
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 30, 1982
 
Passed Senate

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

Aug 11, 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.

Sep 28, 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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 15, 1982
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 15, 1982
 
Text Published

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Votes

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Related Bills

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H.R. 6214 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1983

Passed House
Last Action: Aug 11, 1982

S. 2205 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1983

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 16, 1982

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