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H.R. 4640 (106th): DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 (H.R. 4640, 42 U.S.C. 14135 et seq.) is a United States Act of Congress that primarily allows US states to carry out DNA analyses for use in the FBI's Combined DNA Index System and to collect and analyse DNA samples.

Under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14132, "Congress authorized the FBI to create a national index of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples taken from convicted offenders, crime scenes and victims of crime, and unidentified human remains." In response to this congressional mandate, the FBI established the Combined DNA Index System ("CODIS"). The CODIS database provides a means for state and local forensic laboratories to share DNA profiles in an attempt to "link evidence from …

Sponsor and status

Bill McCollum

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2000
Length: 12 pages
Jun 12, 2000
106th Congress (1999–2000)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2000.

Pub.L. 106-546

10 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 4 Republicans)



Jun 12, 2000

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Jul 26, 2000
Ordered Reported

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Oct 2, 2000
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 6, 2000
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2000
House Agreed to Changes

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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Dec 19, 2000
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4640 (106th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4640. This is the one from the 106th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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