S. 539 (109th): Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act of 2005


Mar 7, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mel Martinez

Senator from Florida



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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2005
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide the protections of habeas corpus for certain incapacitated individuals whose life is in jeopardy, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/7/2005--Introduced.Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act of 2005 - Amends the Federal judicial code to extend habeas corpus protections to persons who are subject to a court order authorizing or directing ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 7, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 8, 2005
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. 539”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (14R) (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.

H.R. 1151 (Related)
Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 8, 2005

S. 686 (Related)
Terri Schiavo Incapacitated Protection bill

Enacted — Signed by the President
Mar 21, 2005

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