H.R. 5107 (108th): Justice for All Act of 2004


Sep 21, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 30, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 30, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-405


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 9, 2004
Length: 34 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

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Sep 21, 2004

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 22, 2004
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 6, 2004
Passed House

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

Oct 9, 2004
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.

Oct 30, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5107”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (9R, 9D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Oct 6, 2004 1:07 p.m.
Passed 393/14

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Con.Res. 519 (Related)
Correcting the enrollment of H.R. 5107.

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Oct 9, 2004

H.Res. 823 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 6, 2004

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