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

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

Sponsor and status

Lloyd Doggett

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 6 pages
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

17 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 8 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3705: Protect our Kids Act of 2012

Introduced on Dec 21, 2012. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1984: Protect our Kids Act of 2011

Introduced on Dec 13, 2011. 59% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3653: Protect our Kids Act of 2011

Introduced on Dec 13, 2011. 59% incorporated. (compare text)


Dec 13, 2012

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Dec 19, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

H.R. 6655 (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. 6655. 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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