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

Introduced:
Mar 21, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Status:
Died (Passed Senate)
Sponsor
Charles “Chuck” Grassley
Senator from Iowa
Party
Republican
Related Bills
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

 
Status

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.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 1991
Passed Senate Apr 16, 1991
 
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.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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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 State laws, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;
(2) appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping; and
(3) occur primarily outside U.S. territorial jurisdiction or transcend national boundaries.
Authorizes any U.S. national injured in his person, property, or business by reason of an act of international terrorism to bring a civil action in U.S. district court and recover treble damages and the cost of the suit, including attorney's fees.
Specifies that a final judgment or decree rendered in favor of the United States in certain classes of criminal proceedings (such as those involving the murder of a foreign official, kidnapping, hostage taking, killing of a U.S. national, or an aircraft piracy-related offense) or in favor of any foreign state in a criminal proceeding to the extent that such judgment or decree may be accorded full faith and credit under U.S. law shall estop the defendant from denying the essential allegations of the criminal offense in a subsequent civil proceeding under this Act. Sets forth provisions with respect to jurisdiction and venue for, and limitation of, such civil actions.

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