H.R. 6118 (112th): Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012


Jul 12, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 4, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 4, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-202


Michael Grimm

Representative for New York's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification.

Summary (CRS)

Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise sanctions for laboratories that intentionally refer proficiency testing samples required for certification to ... Read more >


Jul 12, 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.

Nov 14, 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 4, 2012
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. 6118”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


13 cosponsors (10R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 3391 (Related)
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2012

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