H.R. 2703 (104th): Effective Death Penalty and Public Safety Act of 1996


Dec 5, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 14, 1996 but was never passed by the Senate.


Henry Hyde

Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 5, 1995
Length: 177 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To combat terrorism.

Summary (CRS)

3/14/1996--Passed House amended.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Criminal Acts Title II: Increased Penalties Title III: Investigative Tools Title IV: Nuclear Materials Title V: Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 5, 1995

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Mar 14, 1996
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2703”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Mar 13, 1996 3:13 p.m.
Agreed to 246/171
Mar 14, 1996 12:56 p.m.
Failed 135/283
Mar 14, 1996 2:31 p.m.
Failed 129/294
Mar 14, 1996 2:53 p.m.
Passed 229/191

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 735 (Related)
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 24, 1996

H.Res. 380 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 13, 1996

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