S. 2038 (112th): STOCK Act


Jan 26, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 4, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 4, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-105


Joseph Lieberman

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2012
Length: 15 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to prohibit Members of Congress and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information derived from their official positions for personal benefit, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/4/2012--Public Law.Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 or STOCK Act - Section3 - Requires the congressional ethics committees to issue interpretive guidance of the rules of each chamber, ... Read more >


Jan 26, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 26, 2012
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 2, 2012
Passed Senate

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

Feb 9, 2012
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Mar 22, 2012
Senate Agreed to Changes

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 4, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2038”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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

Jan 30, 2012 5:32 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 93/2
Feb 2, 2012 5:42 p.m.
Bill Passed 96/3
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Feb 9, 2012 10:35 a.m.
Passed 417/2
Mar 22, 2012 1:23 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 96/3

Related Bills

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

H.R. 4054 (Related)
Restore Public Trust Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2012

H.R. 1148 (Related)
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

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