skip to main content

H.R. 927 (104th): Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 (Helms–Burton Act, Pub.L. 104–114, 110 Stat. 785, 22 U.S.C. §§ 6021–6091) is a United States federal law which strengthens and continues the United States embargo against Cuba. The act extended the territorial application of the initial embargo to apply to foreign companies trading with Cuba, and penalized foreign companies allegedly "trafficking" in property formerly owned by U.S. citizens but confiscated by Cuba after the Cuban revolution. The act also covers property formerly owned by ...

Sponsor and status

Dan Burton

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Mar 6, 1996
Length: 40 pages
Introduced
Feb 14, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 12, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 12, 1996.

Law
Pub.L. 104-114
Source

History

Feb 14, 1995
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 18, 1995
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.

Jul 11, 1995
 
Ordered Reported

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

Aug 4, 1995
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Committee Discharged.

Sep 21, 1995
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 19, 1995
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 5, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Mar 6, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Mar 12, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 927 (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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 927 — 104th Congress: Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996.” www.GovTrack.us. 1995. July 19, 2019 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/104/hr927>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.