Summary: S.1631 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/17/1981)

Establishes the President's Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Authorizes the President to appoint members of the Commission. Provides that members shall receive no compensation for their services. Requires Federal departments and agencies to cooperate with the Commission in planning commemorative activities.

Requires the Commission to: (1) investigate and evaluate ways of commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of the Constitution of the United States; (2) plan and coordinate commemorative observances and activities; (3) encourage and provide educational programs concerning the issues and individuals involved in framing the Constitution; and (4) promote through scholarly studies an understanding of the contributions of the Constitution to the American political system.

Directs the Commission to report to the President and to Congress not later than two years after the enactment of this Act. Terminates the Commission thirty days after the submission of the report.

Authorizes appropriations.