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H.R. 2137 (104th): Megan’s Law

To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to require the release of relevant information to protect the public from sexually violent offenders.

Overview

Introduced:

Jul 27, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 17, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 17, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-145

Sponsor:

Richard Zimmer

Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 9, 1996
Length: 1 pages

History

Jul 27, 1995
 
Introduced

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Apr 24, 1996
 
Ordered Reported

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May 7, 1996
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House.

May 9, 1996
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

May 17, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2137 (104th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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