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S. 2577 (114th): Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes.

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.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 24, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-324

Sponsor:

John Cornyn

Senior Senator from Texas

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2016
Length: 17 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4602: Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

Introduced on Feb 24, 2016. 94% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 24, 2016
 
Introduced

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Apr 28, 2016
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 12, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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May 12, 2016
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 16, 2016
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 29, 2016
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 1, 2016
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 16, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2577 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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