S. 3187 (112th): Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes.



May 15, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 9, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 9, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-144


Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2012
Length: 140 pages


May 15, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 16, 2012
Reported by Committee

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May 24, 2012
Passed Senate

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

Jun 20, 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.

Jun 26, 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.

Jul 9, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3187 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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