S. 300 (112th): Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012


Feb 8, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 5, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 5, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-194


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senior Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Sep 25, 2012
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent abuse of Government charge cards.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Requires the head of each executive agency that issues and uses purchase cards and convenience checks, other than the Department of Defense (DOD), to establish and maintain safeguards ... Read more >


Feb 8, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 13, 2011
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.

Jul 22, 2011
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.

Jan 27, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

Aug 1, 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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 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.

Oct 5, 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. 300”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (2D, 1I, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


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

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Primary Source

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