A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Charles “Chuck” Grassley
Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 5, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
Passed House (Senate next) — Sep 17, 2015
Mar 9, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 533 (112th).
Jul 11, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1288 (113th).
Feb 5, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 17, 2015
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 758 (114th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 401 (114th).
Jan 30, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 237 (115th).
S. 401 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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