H.R. 506: Jane’s Law

Introduced:
Feb 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Steve Cohen
Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 05, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 583 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 09, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 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 18, United States Code, to strengthen enforcement of spousal court-ordered property distributions, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
31 cosponsors (30D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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2/5/2013--Introduced.
Jane's Law - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or a prison term of up to two years on any person who travels in interstate or foreign commerce to evade compliance with a court-ordered property distribution in a divorce proceeding involving more than $5,000. Requires payment of restitution equal to the total unpaid property distribution from any person convicted of evading payment.

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