S. 2572 (97th): Violent Crime and Drug Enforcement Improvements Act of 1982


May 26, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 30, 1982 but was never passed by the House.


Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina


See Instead:

H.R. 3963 (same title)
Pocket Vetoed — Jan 14, 1983

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to strengthen law enforcement in the areas of violent crime and drug trafficking, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/30/1982--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #383 (95-1)) Violent Crime and Drug Enforcement Improvements Act of 1982 - TitleI - Bail ReformBail Reform Act of 1982 - Repeals ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 26, 1982

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 26, 1982
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 30, 1982
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2572”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


64 cosponsors (37R, 26D, 1I) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 7082 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 9, 1982

H.R. 6497 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 1982

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