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S. 1605: A bill to designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, and for other purposes.

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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

Rick Scott

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2021
Length: 4 pages
May 13, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Jun 9, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on June 9, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 13, 2021

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Jun 9, 2021
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.

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Signed by the President

S. 1605 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 S. 1605. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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