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S. 1766 (115th): SAFER Act of 2017

A bill to reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017
Length: 1 page
Sep 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 8, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-107

17 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 8 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley Statement ahead of Committee Vote on Criminal Division Nominee
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 28, 2017

Maloney on Passage of SAFER Act of 2017
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12, 2013-2022] on Dec 22, 2017

Grassley Statement Ahead of Votes on 8th Circuit, DC District and Federal Claims Court Nominees
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 14, 2017

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Sep 6, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 14, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Sep 28, 2017
Ordered Reported

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.

Oct 23, 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.

Dec 21, 2017
Passed House

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 8, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1766 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1766. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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