H.R. 4212 (112th): Drywall Safety Act of 2012


Mar 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 14, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 2013.


Pub.L. 112-266


Edward “Scott” Rigell

Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 2, 2013
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prevent the introduction into commerce of unsafe drywall, to ensure the manufacturer of drywall is readily identifiable, to ensure that problematic drywall removed from homes is not reused, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/14/2013--Public Law.Drywall Safety Act of 2012 - Section2 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Commerce should insist that: (1) the government of China, which has ownership ... Read more >


Mar 19, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 19, 2012
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.

Dec 21, 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.

Jan 1, 2013
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.

Jan 14, 2013
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. 4212”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (11R, 8D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment
Jan 1, 2013 7:10 p.m.
Passed 378/37

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