About the bill
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is the first United States federal law intended to deter the sexual assault of prisoners. The bill was signed into law on September 4, 2003.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alabama. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2003
Length: 18 pages
108th Congress (2003–2004)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 4, 2003
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 4, 2003.
Jul 21, 2003
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 21, 2003
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Jul 25, 2003
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.
Sep 4, 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 1435 (108th) 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 S. 1435. This is the one from the 108th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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