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H.R. 5273 (99th): National Lottery Act of 1986

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A bill to establish the National Lottery Commission to operate a national lottery for the purpose of creating a surplus revenue fund to be used to reduce the Federal debt.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Jul 29, 1986
99th Congress (1985–1986)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 29, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


William Carney

Representative for New York's 1st congressional district




Jul 29, 1986

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H.R. 5273 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5273. This is the one from the 99th Congress.

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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