S. 3861 (109th): Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act of 2006


Sep 6, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 8, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William “Bill” Frist

Senator from Tennessee



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Last Updated: Sep 8, 2006
Length: 86 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to facilitate bringing to justice terrorists and other unlawful enemy combatants through full and fair trials by military commissions, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/6/2006--Introduced.Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act of 2006 - Authorizes the: (1) President to establish military commissions (commissions) to try individuals for violations of the law of war and other triable ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 6, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 8, 2006
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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3861”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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

S. 3930 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 17, 2006

H.R. 6166 (Related)
Military Commissions Act of 2006

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 27, 2006

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