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H.R. 4892 (98th): Uniform Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984

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A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a nationally uniform minimum drinking age of 21 years.

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Sponsor and status

Feb 22, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 22, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Barnes

Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district




Feb 22, 1984

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H.R. 4892 (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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