S. 240 (104th): Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995


Jan 18, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 25, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Pete Domenici

Senator from New Mexico



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Last Updated: Jun 19, 1995
Length: 144 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 1058 (same title)
Enacted — Veto Overridden — Dec 22, 1995

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish a filing deadline and to provide certain safeguards to ensure that the interests of investors are well protected under the implied private action provisions of the Act.

Summary (CRS)

6/19/1995--Reported to Senate amended.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Reduction of Abusive Litigation Title II: Reduction of Coercive Settlements Title III: Auditor Disclosure of Corporate Fraud Private Securities Litigation Reform Act ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 18, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 25, 1995
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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 240”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


51 cosponsors (38R, 13D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 22, 1995 8:31 p.m.
Motion to Table Motion to Reconsider Agreed to 69/19

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Primary Source

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