H.R. 1593 (110th): Second Chance Act of 2007


Mar 20, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 9, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 9, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-199


Danny Davis

Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2008
Length: 38 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reauthorize the grant program for reentry of offenders into the community in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, to improve reentry planning and implementation, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/9/2008--Public Law.Second Chance Act of 2007: Community Safety Through Recidivism Prevention or the Second Chance Act of 2007 - Section5 - Requires the Attorney General, not later than January 31 ... Read more >


Mar 20, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 28, 2007
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.

Nov 13, 2007
Passed House

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

Mar 11, 2008
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.

Apr 9, 2008
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. 1593”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


92 cosponsors (66D, 26R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 13, 2007 7:16 p.m.
Passed 347/62

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. 270 (Related)
To make corrections in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 1593.

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Mar 11, 2008

S. 1060 (Related)
Recidivism Reduction and Second Chance Act of 2007

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Aug 2, 2007

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