H.R. 5819 (101st): To amend title 28, United States Code, relating to jurisdictional immunities of foreign states, to grant the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States in certain cases involving tortious conduct occurring in a foreign state.


Oct 11, 1990
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 11, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lawrence Smith

Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

Amends the Federal judicial code to make an exception to the jurisdictional immunity of a foreign state in any case in which money damages are sought against such state for ... Read more >

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Oct 11, 1990

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H.R. 2357 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Aug 6, 1992

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