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.

Introduced:
Jul 29, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 98-144.
Sponsor
Katie Hall
Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 02, 1983
Length
Related Bills
H.R. 3345 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 21, 1983

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Jul 29, 1983
Referred to Committee Jul 29, 1983
Passed House Aug 02, 1983
Passed Senate Oct 19, 1983
Signed by the President Nov 02, 1983
 
Summary

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

House Post Office and Civil Service

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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.

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