S. 139: 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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Jan 12, 2017


Passed Senate (House next) on May 16, 2017

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


Orrin Hatch

Senior Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: May 16, 2017
Length: 6 pages


17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 12, 2017

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May 11, 2017
Ordered Reported

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May 11, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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May 16, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 139 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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