H.R. 510: Rapid DNA Act of 2017

Rapid DNA is a new technique that can analyze DNA samples in about 90 minutes, instead of days or even weeks as it took previously. A bill that passed the Senate and House last week would expand the use of this technology. What the bill does The Rapid DNA Act establishes a system for Rapid DNA’s nationwide coordination among law ... Continue reading »

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 12, 2017

Status:

Passed House on May 16, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 16, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 17, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 12, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 11, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 12, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

May 16, 2017
 
Passed House

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

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 510 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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