H.R. 3198 (101st): To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow for jury trials in tort actions against the United States involving death or serious bodily injury.

Introduced:

Aug 4, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 4, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Lawrence Smith
Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district
Democrat

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
8/4/1989--Introduced.Amends the Federal judicial code to permit a jury trial in civil actions against the United States for money damages for death or serious bodily injury caused by the negligent ...

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H.R. 2184 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 1, 1991

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Introduced
Aug 4, 1989

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