S. 1241 (102nd): Biden-Thurmond Violent Crime Control Act of 1991


Jun 6, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 11, 1991 but was never passed by the House.


Joseph Biden Jr.

Senator from Delaware


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to control and reduce violent crime.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Jun 6, 1991

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Jun 6, 1991
Reported by Committee

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Jun 28, 1991
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jul 11, 1991
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Jun 28, 1991 2:46 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 41/58
Jul 10, 1991 2:14 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 56/43
Jul 10, 1991 8:29 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 71/27
Jul 11, 1991 9:35 p.m.
Bill Passed 71/26

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Related Bills

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H.R. 3371 (Includes)
Violent Crime Prevention Act of 1991

Conference Report Agreed to by House
Last Action: Nov 27, 1991

H.Res. 251 (Related)
Returning to the Senate the bill S. 1241.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 22, 1991

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