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99th Congress (1985–1986)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 22, 1986
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 22, 1986.
Representative for California's 42nd congressional district
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Last Updated: Oct 22, 1986
219 Cosponsors (115 Democrats, 104 Republicans)
Oct 31, 1985
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Oct 1, 1986
Passed House (Senate next)
The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Oct 8, 1986
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Oct 22, 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.J.Res. 438 (99th) 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 H.J.Res. 438. This is the one from the 99th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A joint resolution to designate October 31, 1986, as “National Child Identification and Safety Information Day”, Pub. L. No. 99-520, H.R.J. Res. 438, 99th Cong. (1986).
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