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S.2022: Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2014 - (Sec. 4) Establishes a National Forensic Science Research Initiative to improve, expand, and coordinate federal research in forensic sciences (scientific research and its application to the recognition, collection, preservation, evaluation, and analysis of evidence for use in investigations and legal proceedings). Includes the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other federal departments, agencies, and offices contributing to research in forensic science in the Initiative.

Establishes a National Forensic Science Coordinating Office with a full-time director to be located at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Makes the Director responsible for carrying out the provisions of this section, including the development and implementation of a unified federal research strategy. Requires the federal agencies participating in t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 12, 2014 By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 113-320.
Dec. 8, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 619.
Dec. 8, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
April 9, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 12, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.