S. 627 (112th): Faster FOIA Act of 2011

A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 17, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Jul 29, 2011

This bill was passed by Congress on July 29, 2011 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)

Sponsor:

Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2011
Length: 58 pages

See Instead:

S. 1466 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Aug 1, 2011

History

Mar 17, 2011
 
Introduced

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Apr 7, 2011
 
Ordered Reported

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May 26, 2011
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

Jul 29, 2011
 
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.

Jul 29, 2011
 
Text Published

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

S. 627 (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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