S. 822 (113th): Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013


Apr 25, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 31, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2013
Length: 24 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Amends the federal criminal code to add to the list of crime victims' rights: (1) the right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 25, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 31, 2013
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. 822”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


24 cosponsors (17D, 7R) (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.

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