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.


Aug 4, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

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


Lawrence Smith

Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district


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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 ... Read more >

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Aug 4, 1989

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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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