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H.R. 6130 (114th): Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 is an Act of Congress that became law in 2016. It is intended to provide victims of Nazi persecution (and their heirs) opportunity to recover works of art confiscated or misappropriated by the Nazis.

In 2018, a New York judge awarded two Nazi-looted drawings "to the heirs of an Austrian Holocaust victim". According to the BBC, the drawings, "Woman Hiding Her Face" and "Woman in a Black Pinafore", by Egon Schiele, "will go to the heirs" of Fritz Grunbaum, who was killed in the Dachau concentration camp in 1941. Art dealer Richard Nagy claimed to be the rightful owner to the works, however the Manhattan state court ruled against him, citing this precise Act.

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Sponsor and status

Bob Goodlatte

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Length: 5 pages
Sep 22, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2016.

Pub.L. 114-308

7 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 3 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2763: Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016

Ordered Reported on Sep 15, 2016. 100% incorporated. (compare text)


Sep 22, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 7, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 10, 2016
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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 16, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6130 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6130. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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

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