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H.R. 7305 (116th): Federal Emergency Judicial Tolling Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7305

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2020

(for himself, Mr. Raskin, and Ms. Schakowsky) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To toll statutes of limitations during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Emergency Judicial Tolling Act.

2.

Tolling statutes of limitations during the COVID-19 emergency period

(a)

In general

The COVID-19 emergency period shall not be considered for purposes of a statute of limitations for any action described under subsection (b).

(b)

Action described

An action described under this subsection is—

(1)

a criminal action for an offense under Federal law, in the case that the statute of limitations applicable to the offense had not run as of the date of enactment of this Act; and

(2)

a civil action under Federal law.

(c)

COVID-19 emergency period defined

The term COVID-19 emergency period means the period beginning on January 31, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2020.