S. 47 (113th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013


Jan 22, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 7, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 7, 2013.


Pub.L. 113-4


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013
Length: 107 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

Summary (CRS)

3/7/2013--Public Law.Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Section3 - Amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) to add or expand definitions of several terms used in ... Read more >


Jan 22, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 28, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Feb 12, 2013
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Feb 28, 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.

Mar 7, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 47”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


61 cosponsors (52D, 7R, 2I) (show)
Feb 4, 2013 5:31 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Agreed to 85/8
Feb 7, 2013 4:01 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 34/65
Feb 12, 2013 2:39 p.m.
Bill Passed 78/22
Feb 28, 2013 11:56 a.m.
Passed 286/138

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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

S. 1925 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Apr 26, 2012

H.R. 11 (Related)
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013

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