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


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

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 signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009.

Since 2016 the bill, which applies globally, authorizes government to sanction human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from entering the U.S.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Sponsor and status

Dave Camp

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2012
Length: 14 pages
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
Cosponsors

14 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

Source

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012 (Nov 13, 2012)

What legislators are saying

Cantwell Statement on Senate Passage of Bill to Expand Trade with Russia, Defend Human Rights
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Dec 6, 2012

Rep. Zoe Lofgren on Opposing Expanded Russian Trade Bill
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] on Nov 16, 2012

Russia trade bill protects new markets for Wyoming exports
    — Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY] on Dec 6, 2012

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3406: Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Ordered Reported on Jul 19, 2012. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4405: Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Ordered Reported on Jun 7, 2012. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1039: Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Ordered Reported on Jun 26, 2012. 64% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3285: A bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation.

Introduced on Jun 12, 2012. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jul 19, 2012
 
Introduced

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Jul 26, 2012
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue 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 (Senate next)

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.

H.R. 6156 (112th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6156. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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