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H.R. 420 (109th): Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005

To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2005
Length: 9 pages
Introduced:

Jan 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 27, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Jan 26, 2005
 
Introduced

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May 25, 2005
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 27, 2005
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 420 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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