H.R. 3199 (109th): USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005

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Jul 11, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 9, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 9, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-177


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2006
Length: 86 pages


Jul 11, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 13, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Jul 21, 2005
Passed House

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

Jul 29, 2005
Passed Senate with Changes

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.

Aug 3, 2005
Text Published

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

Dec 14, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Mar 2, 2006
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Mar 9, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3199 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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