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

About the bill

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 >


Jul 29, 1983

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Aug 2, 1983
Passed House

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

Oct 19, 1983
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 2, 1983
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3706”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


108 cosponsors (103D, 5R) (show)
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H.R. 3345 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 21, 1983

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