PUBLIC LAW 97-169—APR. 6, 1982
96 STAT. 65
Public Law 97-169 97th Congress Joint Resolution To authorize and request the President to designate the month of April 1982 as "Parliamentary Emphasis Month".
—Apr, b, laa^— [S.J. Res. 102]
Whereas the use of parliamentary procedure in the meetings of private and public organizations in this country promotes orderly deliberation and protects both individual rights and majority rule, cardinal principles of governance in the United States; and Whereas April is the birth month of Thomas Jefferson, author of the first comprehensive manual on parliamentary practice in this country: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Presi- Parliamentary dent is authorized and requested to designate the month of April M^ontlT^^ 1982, as "Parliamentary Emphasis Month", to call upon Federal, State and local government agencies, and the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and to urge them to promote democratic processes and efficient organization of meetings through parliamentary practice. Approved April 6, 1982.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 102: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 127 (1981): July 29, considered and passed Senate. Vol. 128 (1982): Apr. 1, considered and passed House.