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

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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


May 26, 1982

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May 26, 1982
Reported by Committee

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Sep 30, 1982
Passed Senate

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

S. 2572 (97th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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