H.R. 266: Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Stephen Lynch
Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to certain tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of confidential informants, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/15/2013--Introduced.
Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to extend to three years and six months the period within which a tort claim against the United States must be presented in writing to a federal agency when the claim arises out of a government employee's conduct with respect to the criminal misconduct of a government informant.
(Current law bars all tort claims against the United States that are not presented within two years after the claim accrues.)
Applies the amendment retroactively to any such claim that: (1) accrued on or after May 1, 1981; and (2) in the case of a claim accrued before the date of enactment of this Act, is presented within one year after such date.
Prohibits the government from asserting a defense or a bar, based on the doctrine of res judicata or collateral estoppel, to a claim that accrued before enactment of this Act and to which this Act applies.

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