H.R. 5496 (99th): Georgia Wilderness Act of 1986


Sep 10, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 27, 1986.


Pub.L. 99-555


Edgar “Ed” Jenkins

Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 27, 1986

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to designate certain National Forest System lands in the State of Georgia to the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/30/1986--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, amended) Georgia Wilderness Act of 1986 - Designates the following lands in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: ... Read more >


Sep 10, 1986

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Sep 24, 1986
Reported by Committee

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Sep 30, 1986
Passed House

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.

Oct 9, 1986
Passed Senate

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 27, 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5496”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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Related Bills

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H.R. 6316 (98th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 1984

S. 2838 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 1986

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