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

The War Crimes Act of 1996 is a law that defines a war crime to include a "grave breach of the Geneva Conventions", specifically noting that "grave breach" should have the meaning defined in any convention (related to the laws of war) to which the United States is a party. The definition of "grave breach" in some of the Geneva ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Jun 19, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 21, 1996

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

Law:

Pub.L. 104-192

Sponsor:

Walter Jones Jr.

Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 2, 1996
Length: 2 pages

History

Jun 19, 1996
 
Introduced

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.

H.R. 3680 (104th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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