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S.47: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 61 (52 Democrats, 2 Independents, 7 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action March 7, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) to add or expand definitions of several terms used in such Act, including : (1) "culturally specific services" to mean community-based services that offer culturally relevant and linguistically specific services and resources to culturally specific communities; (2) "personally identifying information or personal information" with respect to a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; (3) "underserved populations" as populations that face barriers in accessing and using victim services because of geographic location, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity; and (4) "youth" to mean a person who is 11 to 24 years old.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 7, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-4.
March 7, 2013 Signed by President.
March 4, 2013 Presented to President.
Feb. 28, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 28, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 286 - 138 (Roll no. 55). (text: CR H707-735)

Feb. 28, 2013 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Feb. 28, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 83, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Feb. 28, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 47.
Feb. 28, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of S. 47 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. It provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
Feb. 28, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 83. (consideration: CR H707-801)
Feb. 27, 2013 Rule H. Res. 83 passed House.
Feb. 26, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 83 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 47 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. It provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be sparately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
Feb. 12, 2013 Held at the desk.
Feb. 12, 2013 Received in the House.
Feb. 12, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 12, 2013

Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 78 - 22. Record Vote Number: 19. (text: CR S616-645)

Feb. 12, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S598-645)
Feb. 11, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S571-586)
Feb. 7, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S480-497, S497-514)
Feb. 4, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S463)
Feb. 4, 2013

Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 8. Record Vote Number: 12. (consideration: CR S463)

Feb. 4, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S461-463)
Jan. 31, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S433)
Jan. 28, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1.
Jan. 22, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (text of measure as introduced: CR S158-180)