H.R. 5961 (112th): Farmer’s Privacy Act of 2012


Jun 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Shelley Capito

Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2012
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide reasonable limits, control, and oversight over the Environmental Protection Agency's use of aerial surveillance of America's farmers.

Summary (CRS)

9/20/2012--Reported to House amended.Farmer's Privacy Act of 2012 - Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in exercising any authority under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 19, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Aug 1, 2012
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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5961”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (13R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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