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.

Summary (CRS)

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2012 or the SAFER Act of 2012 - Section2 - Amends the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to authorize the Attorney ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 24, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 20, 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.

Dec 30, 2012
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 2, 2013
Passed House

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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 2, 2013
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3250”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (8D, 4R) (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.

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

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