H.R. 6605: To eliminate an unnecessary reporting requirement for an unfunded DNA Identification grant program

H.R. 6605

To eliminate an unnecessary reporting requirement for an unfunded DNA Identification grant program

Date
December 4, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6605, a bill to eliminate an unnecessary reporting requirement for an unfunded DNA Identification grant program, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) on November 27, 2012, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Bill Summary

The bill would eliminate from the DNA Identification Act of 1994 the requirement for states to report to the Attorney General how appropriated grant funds are expended.  This requirement is superfluous, both because the grants have not been funded since FY2003 and because H.R. 6189 (approved on September 11, 2012) eliminated the requirement for the Attorney General to report to Congress on how states use the grant funds.

Cost

A CBO score of H.R. 6605 was not available as of press time.