H.R. 3680 (104th): War Crimes Act of 1996


Jun 19, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 21, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 21, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-192


Walter Jones Jr.

Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 2, 1996
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to carry out the international obligations of the United States under the Geneva Conventions to provide criminal penalties for certain war crimes.

Summary (CRS)

6/19/1996--Introduced.War Crimes Act of 1996 - Amends the Federal criminal code to provide that anyone, whether inside or outside the United States, who commits a grave breach of the Geneva ... Read more >


Jun 19, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 16, 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.

Jul 29, 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.

Aug 2, 1996
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 21, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3680”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (15R, 3D) (show)
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.

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