S. 3250 (112th): SAFER Act of 2012


May 24, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Passed House & Senate on Jan 2, 2013

This bill was passed by Congress on January 2, 2013 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)


John Cornyn

Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Jan 2, 2013
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide for Debbie Smith grants for auditing sexual assault evidence backlogs, and for other purposes.

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Related Bills

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

S. 80 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

H.R. 6628 (Related)
SAFER Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 4, 2012

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 3250” means this is a Senate 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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 24, 2012
Reported by Committee
Sep 20, 2012
Passed Senate
Dec 30, 2012
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Jan 2, 2013
Vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.


12 cosponsors (8D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


There have been no votes related to this bill.

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