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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 »

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 18, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 18, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-50

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017

Passed Senate (House next) on May 16, 2017. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 11, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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May 16, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Aug 1, 2017
 
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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 18, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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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