S. 537 (99th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1986

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Introduced:

Feb 28, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

See Instead:

H.R. 1409 (same title)
Passed House — Oct 16, 1985

S. 1042 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 3, 1985

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1986, and for other purposes.

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History

Feb 28, 1985
 
Introduced

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Apr 4, 1985
 
Reported by Committee

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