H.R. 347 (112th): Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011

This bill made it a federal crime to trespass on the White House grounds, and it made other minor changes to an existing law.

This bill amended a previously existing law, which can be read here, that was also about establishing a crime of being in restricted areas protected by the Secret Service. This bill's only significant change was ...

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Jan 19, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 8, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 8, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-98


Thomas Rooney

Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2012
Length: 2 pages


Jan 19, 2011

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Jan 26, 2011
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.

Feb 28, 2011
Passed House

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

Nov 17, 2011
Text Published

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

Feb 6, 2012
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.

Feb 27, 2012
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.

Mar 8, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 347 (112th) 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 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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