H.R. 3706 (98th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to make the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a legal public holiday.


Jul 29, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 1983

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 2, 1983.


Pub.L. 98-144


Katie Hall

Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 2, 1983

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Summary (CRS)
8/2/1983--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, roll call #304 (338-90)) Designates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January, a legal holiday. Read more >
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Last Action: Jul 21, 1983

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Jul 29, 1983
Passed House
Aug 2, 1983
Passed Senate
Oct 19, 1983
Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 2, 1983


108 cosponsors (103D, 5R) (show)
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