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 04, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Lawrence Smith
Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
H.R. 2184 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 01, 1991

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Aug 04, 1989
Referred to Committee Aug 04, 1989
 
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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 act or omission of any Government employee while acting within the scope of employment, under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable to the claimant in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred.

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