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H.R. 77: Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 77

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the issuance of national injunctions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2019.

2.

Orders purporting to restrain enforcement against non-parties

(a)

In general

Chapter 155 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

2285.

Orders purporting to restrain enforcement against non-parties

No court of the United States (and no district court of the Virgin Islands, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands) shall issue an order that purports to restrain the enforcement against a non-party of any statute, regulation, order, or similar authority, unless the non-party is represented by a party acting in a representative capacity pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for chapter 155 of title 28, United States Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2285 the following:

2285. Orders purporting to restrain enforcement against non-parties.

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