H.R. 5716 (112th): Melanoma Research Act of 2012


May 10, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 10, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Brian Bilbray

Representative for California's 50th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 10, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

To establish a Skin Cancer Research Fund to increase funding for the conduct or support of research relating to skin cancer by the National Institutes of Health.

Summary (CRS)

5/10/2012--Introduced.Melanoma Research Act of 2012 - Establishes the Skin Cancer Research Fund, into which amounts received from taxes on indoor tanning services shall be deposited and from which amounts shall ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 10, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5716”). 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

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


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

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