S. 1236 (112th): Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2011


Jun 20, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on January 30, 2012 but was never passed by the House.


Dianne Feinstein

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reduce the trafficking of drugs and to prevent human smuggling across the Southwest Border by deterring the construction and use of border tunnels.

Summary (CRS)

1/30/2012--Passed Senate without amendment.Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to:(1) subject anyone who attempts or conspires to construct or finance construction of an unauthorized ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 20, 2011

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Dec 15, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Jan 30, 2012
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1236”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (4D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 2264 (Related)
Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2011

H.R. 4119 (Related)
Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jun 5, 2012

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