To make improvements in the operation and administration of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 1996
Length: 35 pages
104th Congress (1995–1996)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 17, 1996 but was never passed by the Senate.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 19, 1996
Aug 2, 1996
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Sep 11, 1996
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Sep 17, 1996
Passed House (Senate next)
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H.R. 3968 (104th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3968. This is the one from the 104th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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