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H.R. 6063 (112th): Child Protection Act of 2012

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses.

Sponsor and status

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 28, 2012
Length: 5 pages
Jun 29, 2012
112th Congress (2011–2013)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 7, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 7, 2012.

Pub.L. 112-206

40 Cosponsors (25 Democrats, 15 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3456: Child Protection Act of 2012

Introduced on Jul 30, 2012. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1981: Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011

Ordered Reported on Jul 28, 2011. 52% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 596: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2011

Introduced on Mar 16, 2011. 18% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1308: Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011

Introduced on Jun 30, 2011. 62% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 29, 2012

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Jul 10, 2012
Ordered Reported

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Aug 1, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Nov 26, 2012
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6063 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6063. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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