S. 742 (99th): Defense Procurement Improvement Act of 1985


Mar 26, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

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


James “Dan” Quayle

Senator from Indiana


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to improve the acquisition of weapon systems by the Department of Defense.

Summary (CRS)

3/26/1985--Introduced.Defense Procurement Improvement Act of 1985 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to prepare an acquisition strategy before the completion of the full scale engineering development of a major defense ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 26, 1985

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Apr 4, 1985
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 742”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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S. 1029 (Related)
National Security Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 4, 1985

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