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.

Summary (CRS)

1/14/2013--Public Law.Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 - Establishes the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to:(1) study the use of child protective services and child welfare services ... Read more >


Dec 13, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 19, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jan 2, 2013
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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 2, 2013
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reference Change.

Jan 14, 2013
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. 6655”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

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

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