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H.R. 49: To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes.

About the bill

Five years after one of the worst mass shootings ever, is a memorial site the way to commemorate the attack?


On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The club itself has been closed ever since the tragedy there.

The gunman, who was radicalized over the internet and pledged allegiance to ISIS, was shot and killed by police. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. It’s now the second-deadliest, behind 2017’s attack at a Las Vegas country music concert.

What the law does

A new law designates a federal National Pulse Memorial at the site of the nightclub. The actual memorial itself is slated to open in 2022, with the design of the …

Sponsor and status

Darren Soto

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2021
Length: 1 page
Jan 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 25, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 25, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-20

19 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Soto Attends President Bidens Signing of His Bill with Reps. Demings and Murphy to Designate the National Pulse Memorial
    — Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2021

President Biden to Sign Pulse Memorial Bill
    — Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2021

Ahead of Five Year Anniversary of Attack on Pulse Nightclub, Senate Passes Rubio, Scott Resolution and Legislation to Honor the 49 Innocent Victims
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on Jun 9, 2021

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Jan 4, 2021

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May 7, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

May 12, 2021
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.

Jun 9, 2021
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.

Jun 25, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 49 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 49. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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