S. 1887 (104th): Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1996


Jun 19, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 19, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 19, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-317


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Oct 4, 1996
Length: 15 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to make improvements in the operation and administration of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Amendments Title II: Judicial Process Improvements Title III: Judiciary Personnel Administration, Benefits, and Protections Title IV: Judicial Financial Administration Title ... Read more >


Jun 19, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 25, 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.

Oct 3, 1996
Passed Senate

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

Oct 4, 1996
Passed House

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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 19, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1887”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (1R, 1D) (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.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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

S. 2516 (105th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 1, 1998

H.R. 4314 (Related)
Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1996

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 1996

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