S. 1513: Second Chance Reauthorization Act

A bill to reauthorize the Second Chance Act of 2007.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

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Jun 4, 2015


Referred to Committee on Jun 4, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 4, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Robert “Rob” Portman

Junior Senator from Ohio



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Last Updated: Jun 4, 2015
Length: 41 pages


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Jun 4, 2015

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Reported by Committee

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1513 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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