H.R. 6655 (112th): Protect our Kids Act of 2012


Dec 13, 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. 112-275


Lloyd Doggett

Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish a commission to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3705 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 21, 2012

H.R. 3653 (Related)
Protect our Kids Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2011

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 6655” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Dec 13, 2012
Passed House
Dec 19, 2012
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Passed Senate
Jan 2, 2013
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 14, 2013


17 cosponsors (9D, 8R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Dec 19, 2012 4:59 p.m.
Passed 330/77

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