H.R. 5140 (99th): Homeless Persons’ Survival Act of 1986


Jun 26, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 26, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


George “Mickey” Leland

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent homelessness and to provide a comprehensive aid package for homeless persons.

Summary (CRS)

6/26/1986--Introduced.Homeless Persons' Survival Act of 1986 - TitleI - Emergency Relief for the HomelessSubtitleA - Emergency Shelter for the HomelessDeclares that every homeless individual is entitled to decent overnight shelter. ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 26, 1986

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5140”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


60 cosponsors (59D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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