H.R. 1997 (108th): Laci and Conner’s Law


May 7, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 1, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 1, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-212


Melissa Hart

Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2004
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice to protect unborn children from assault and murder, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/1/2004--Public Law.Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 or Laci and Conner's Law - Provides that persons who commit certain Federal violent crimes (conduct that violates specified provisions of the ... Read more >


May 7, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 21, 2004
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.

Feb 26, 2004
Passed House

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

Mar 25, 2004
Passed Senate

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

Apr 1, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1997”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


136 cosponsors (127R, 9D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Feb 26, 2004 1:36 p.m.
Failed 186/229
Feb 26, 2004 1:55 p.m.
Passed 254/163
Mar 25, 2004 5:13 p.m.
Motion Rejected 46/53
Mar 25, 2004 5:39 p.m.
Bill Passed 61/38

Related Bills

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

H.Res. 529 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 25, 2004

S. 1019 (Related)
Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2003

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 8, 2003

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