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S. 5 (109th): Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The U.S. Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 28 U.S.C. Sections 1332(d), 1453, and 1711–1715, expanded subject-matter jurisdiction over many large class-action lawsuits and mass actions taken in the United States.

The bill was the first major piece of legislation of the second term of the Bush Administration. Business groups and tort reform supporters had lobbied for the legislation, arguing that it was needed to prevent class-action lawsuit abuse. President George W. Bush had vowed to support this legislation.

The Act permits federal courts to ...

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2005
Length: 11 pages
Introduced:

Jan 25, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 18, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 18, 2005.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-2

History

Jan 25, 2005
 
Introduced

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Feb 3, 2005
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 10, 2005
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Feb 17, 2005
 
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.

Feb 18, 2005
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 5 (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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