S. 3391 (112th): Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act


Jul 17, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Amy Klobuchar

Senator from Minnesota



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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification.

Summary (CRS)

9/19/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment.Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act or the TEST Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise sanctions for laboratories that intentionally refer proficiency ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 17, 2012

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Sep 19, 2012
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3391”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (3R, 3D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 6118 (Related)
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 4, 2012

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