S. 3111 (111th): Faster FOIA Act of 2010


Mar 15, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on May 5, 2010 but was never passed by the House.


Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: May 6, 2010
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays.

Summary (CRS)

5/5/2010--Passed Senate amended.Faster FOIA Act of 2010 - Establishes the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays to conduct a study to:(1) identify methods that will help reduce delays ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 15, 2010

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Apr 15, 2010
Reported by Committee

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May 5, 2010
Passed Senate

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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3111”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 627 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House & Senate
Last Action: Jul 29, 2011

H.R. 5087 (Related)
Faster FOIA Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 20, 2010

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