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H.R. 3838 (99th): Tax Reform Act of 1986

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The U.S. Congress passed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA) (Pub.L. 99–514, 100 Stat. 2085, enacted October 22, 1986) to simplify the income tax code, broaden the tax base and eliminate many tax shelters. Referred to as the second of the two "Reagan tax cuts" (the Kemp-Roth Tax Cut of 1981 being the first), the bill was also officially sponsored by Democrats, Richard Gephardt of Missouri in the House of Representatives and Bill Bradley of New Jersey in the Senate.

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Dec 3, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 22, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 22, 1986.

Law:

Pub.L. 99-514

Sponsor:

Daniel Rostenkowski

Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 1986

History

Dec 3, 1985
 
Introduced

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Dec 3, 1985
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 17, 1985
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill 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.

Jun 24, 1986
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 27, 1986
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Oct 22, 1986
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 22, 1986
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 3838 (99th) 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 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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