Senate Bill 475
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Juneteenth National Independence Day Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-17 on Jun 17, 2021
Overview
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Introduced
Feb 25, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 17, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
475
Congress
117
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
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Passed
June 15, 2021
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

This bill establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday.

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Public Record
Record Created
Feb 26, 2021 5:57:12 AM
Record Updated
Sep 25, 2021 5:46:39 AM