H.R. 2980 (104th): Interstate Stalking Punishment and Prevention Act of 1996


Feb 28, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on July 25, 1996 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


Edward “Ed” Royce

Representative for California's 39th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 25, 1996
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to stalking.

Summary (CRS)

7/25/1996--Passed Senate amended.Interstate Stalking Punishment and Prevention Act of 1996 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit and prescribe penalties for interstate stalking (i.e., traveling across a State line ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 28, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 24, 1996
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 7, 1996
Passed House

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

May 23, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Jul 25, 1996
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2980”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


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

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 3230 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 23, 1996

H.R. 2954 (Related)
Federal Anti-Stalker Act of 1996

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 1, 1996

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