H.R. 98: John Hope Franklin Tulsa-Greenwood Race Riot Claims Accountability Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5593 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% 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 provide a remedy for survivors and descendants of the victims of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Riot of 1921.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
John Hope Franklin Tulsa-Greenwood Race Riot Claims Accountability Act of 2013 - Declares that any person (including the state of Oklahoma) who, in connection with the Greenwood community of Tulsa, Oklahoma, race riot of 1921 and its aftermath, acted under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of the state of Oklahoma to subject, or cause to be subjected, any person to the deprivation, on account of race, of any right secured at the time of the deprivation by Oklahoma law, shall be liable to the party injured in a civil action for redress (thereby allowing claims for damages notwithstanding the federal court decision in Alexander v.
State of Oklahoma, which found that such claims were time-barred and not to be determined on the merits).
Prohibits the commencement of such a civil action more than five years after enactment of this Act.

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