About the bill
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on April 23, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)
Aug 1, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1424 (113th).
Apr 23, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 5, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 835 (115th).
S. 1072 (114th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1072. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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