S. 1606 (111th): Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009


Aug 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator from Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/6/2009--Introduced.Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009 - Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to jurisdiction of courts in the United States over foreign manufacturers that import products into ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1606”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (12D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 1946 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 5, 2011

H.R. 4678 (Related)
Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 21, 2010

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