H.R. 5188 (109th): Jane’s Law


Apr 25, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 25, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Sweeney

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2006
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen enforcement of spousal court-ordered property distributions, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/25/2006--Introduced.Jane's Law - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or a prison term of up to two years on any person who travels in interstate or foreign ... Read more >

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Apr 25, 2006

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5188”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (8D, 2R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 229 (Related)
Jane’s Law

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2005

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