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H.R. 5111 (114th): Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

To prohibit the use of certain clauses in form contracts that restrict the ability of a consumer to communicate regarding the goods or services offered in interstate commerce that were the subject of the contract, and for other purposes.

Overview

Introduced:

Apr 28, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 14, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 14, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-258

Sponsor:

Leonard Lance

Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2016
Length: 5 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2044: Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 14, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Apr 28, 2016
 
Introduced

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May 24, 2016
 
Considered by Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 8, 2016
 
Considered by Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 22, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 13, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 9, 2016
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Sep 12, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 28, 2016
 
Passed Senate

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Dec 14, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5111 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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