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:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 1983

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

Law:

Pub.L. 98-144

Sponsor:

Katie Hall

Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district

Democrat

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 1983

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History

Jul 29, 1983
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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.

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