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S. 3930 (109th): Military Commissions Act of 2006


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Source: Wikipedia

The United States Military Commissions Act of 2006, also known as HR-6166, was an Act of Congress signed by President George W. Bush on October 17, 2006. The Act's stated purpose was "to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes".

It was drafted following the Supreme Court's decision on Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006), which ruled that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT), as established by the United States Department of Defense, were procedurally flawed and unconstitutional, and did not provide protections under the Geneva Conventions. It prohibited detainees who had been classified as enemy combatants or were awaiting hearings on their status from using habeas corpus to petition federal courts in challenges to their detention. All pending habeas corpus ...

Sponsor and status

Mitch McConnell

Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2006
Length: 38 pages
Introduced
Sep 22, 2006
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2006.

Law
Pub.L. 109-366
Source

History

Sep 22, 2006
 
Introduced

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Sep 25, 2006
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 28, 2006
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 29, 2006
 
Passed House

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

Oct 17, 2006
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3930 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3930. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

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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