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

The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-212) is a United States law which recognizes a child in utero as a legal victim, if they are injured or killed during the commission of any of over 60 listed federal crimes of violence. The law defines "child in utero" as "a member of the species Homo sapiens, at ...

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Overview

Introduced:

May 7, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 1, 2004

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

Law:

Pub.L. 108-212

Sponsor:

Melissa Hart

Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2004
Length: 3 pages

History

May 7, 2003
 
Introduced

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.

H.R. 1997 (108th) 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 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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