H.R. 394 (112th): Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011

Introduced:

Jan 24, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 7, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 7, 2011.

Law:

Pub.L. 112-63

Sponsor:

Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2011
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

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History

Jan 24, 2011
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 26, 2011
 
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.

Feb 28, 2011
 
Passed House

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

Oct 17, 2011
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Oct 31, 2011
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 18, 2011
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 30, 2011
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2011
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 394”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Feb 28, 2011 6:55 p.m.
Passed 402/0

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. 4113 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 28, 2010

S. 1636 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 2011

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