H.R. 5578: Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act of 2016

To establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors, and for other purposes.



Jun 24, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 7, 2016.


Pub.L. 114-236


Mimi Walters

Representative for California's 45th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016
Length: 4 pages


Jun 24, 2016

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 7, 2016
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.

Sep 6, 2016
Passed House

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

Sep 28, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 7, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5578 is 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.

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