S. 740 (102nd): Antiterrorism Act of 1991


Mar 21, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on April 16, 1991 but was never passed by the House.


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senator from Iowa


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide a new civil cause of action in Federal law for international terrorism that provides extraterritorial jurisdiction over terrorist acts abroad against United States nationals.

Summary (CRS)

3/21/1991--Introduced.Antiterrorism Act of 1991 - Amends the Federal criminal code to define the term "international terrorism" to include activities that:(1) involve violent acts that are a violation of Federal or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 21, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 16, 1991
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 740”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2465 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 1990

H.R. 2222 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 30, 1992

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