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H.R. 1986: Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019

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To amend section 175b of title 18, United States Code, to correct a scrivener's error.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Ratcliffe

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 2019
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was enacted as:

S. 744: Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 25, 2019. (compare text)
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Judiciary Committee approves Ratcliffe, Rice bill to punish possession of deadly substances
    — Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4] (Sponsor) on Jun 12, 2019

Chairman Nadler Statement for Markup of H.R. 1986, the Effective Prosecution of Biological Toxins and Agents Act
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Jun 12, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 1986 will be negligible.

History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jun 12, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

H.R. 1986 is 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.

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