S. 3048 (97th): Federal Anti-Tampering Act


Nov 30, 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 December 17, 1982 but was never passed by the House.


Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to combat, deter, and punish individuals who adulterate or otherwise tamper with food, drug, cosmetic and other products with intent to cause personal injury, death, or other harm.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended) Federal Anti-Tampering Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a Federal offense to maliciously cause or attempt to cause injury or death to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 30, 1982

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 8, 1982
Reported by Committee

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Dec 17, 1982
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3048”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


50 cosponsors (27R, 22D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 216 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 1983

H.R. 7399 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 9, 1982

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