S. 847 (112th): Safe Chemicals Act of 2011


Apr 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Frank Lautenberg

Senator from New Jersey



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Last Updated: Dec 27, 2012
Length: 346 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately understood and managed, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to state that it is the policy of the United States to:(1) protect the health of children, workers, consumers, and the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 14, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 25, 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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 847”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (27D, 2I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3209 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2010

S. 696 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2013

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