H.R. 6156 (112th): Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Introduced:

Jul 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 14, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 14, 2012.

Law:

Pub.L. 112-208

Sponsor:

Dave Camp

Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2012
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and President Obama in November–December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009.

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History

Jul 19, 2012
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 26, 2012
 
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.

Nov 16, 2012
 
Passed House

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

Dec 6, 2012
 
Passed Senate

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

Dec 14, 2012
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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