S. 1793 (112th): Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012


Nov 2, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Enacted as H.R. 2076 (companion bill)

Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator from Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2012
Length: 6 pages

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H.R. 2076 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jan 14, 2013

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the statutory authority for the longstanding practice of the Department of Justice of providing investigatory assistance on request of State and local authorities with respect to certain serious violent crimes, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Attorney General (AG), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision, to ... Read more >

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Nov 2, 2011

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Nov 17, 2011
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Dec 17, 2012
Passed Senate

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H.R. 2076 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 14, 2013

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