H.R. 553 (111th): Reducing Over-Classification Act

Introduced:

Jan 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 7, 2010.

Law:

Pub.L. 111-258

Sponsor:

Jane Harman

Representative for California's 36th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a strategy to prevent the over-classification of homeland security and other information and to promote the sharing of unclassified homeland security and other information, and for other purposes.

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History

Jan 15, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 3, 2009
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 27, 2010
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Sep 27, 2010
 
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.

Sep 28, 2010
 
House Agreed to Changes

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 7, 2010
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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