A bill to require the attorney for the Government to disclose favorable information to the defendant in criminal prosecutions brought by the United States, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alaska. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2012
Length: 11 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on March 15, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Murkowski: Stevens Case \"Fatally Mismanaged from the Get-Go\"”
— Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Sponsor) on Jun 6, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
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S. 2197 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2197. 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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