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S.J.Res. 32 (98th): A joint resolution to provide for the designation of May 1983, as “National Arthritis Month”.

Sponsor and status

Feb 3, 1983
98th Congress (1983–1984)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 5, 1983

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on April 5, 1983.

Pub.L. 98-18

Steven Symms

Senator for Idaho



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Last Updated: Apr 5, 1983


39 Cosponsors (23 Republicans, 16 Democrats)



Feb 3, 1983

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Mar 17, 1983
Ordered Reported

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Mar 18, 1983
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 5, 1983
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Apr 5, 1983
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S.J.Res. 32 (98th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 32. This is the one from the 98th Congress.

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

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