H.R. 7311 (110th): William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Overview

Introduced:

Dec 9, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-457

Sponsor:

Howard Berman

Representative for California's 28th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2008
Length: 48 pages

History

Dec 9, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 10, 2008
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 10, 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.

Dec 23, 2008
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 7311 (110th) 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 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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