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H.R. 2850 (105th): Jennifer’s Law Act of 1997

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require better reporting of unidentified persons, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jay Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 1997
Length: 4 pages

Nov 6, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 6, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Nov 6, 1997

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H.R. 2850 (105th) 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 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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