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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.

Sponsor and status


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


Jul 29, 1983

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Aug 2, 1983
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

H.R. 3706 (98th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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