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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.

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 2, 1983 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 98-144—NOV. 2, 1983                                       97 STAT. 917

Public Law 98-144
98th Congress
                                    An Act
To £unend title 5, United States Code, to make the birthday of Martin Luther King,     Nov. 2, 1983
                              Jr., a legal public holiday.                             [H.R. 3706]

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 6103(a) Birthday of
of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately Martin   Luther
                                                                     King, Jr.
below the item relating to New Year's Day the following:             Legal public
        "Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in holiday.
     January.".
  SEC. 2. The amendment made by the first section of this Act shall Effective date.
take effect on the first January 1 that occurs after the two-year 5 u s e 6103 note.
period following the date of the enactment of this Act.

  Approved November 2, 1983.




LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3706 (H.R. 3345):
HOUSE REPORT No. 98-314 accompanying H.R. 3345 (Comm. on Post Office and
                  Civil Service).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983):
    Aug. 2, considered and passed House.
    Oct. 18, 19, considered and passed Senate.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 19, No. 44 (1983):
    Nov. 2, Presidential statement.