About the bill
The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) of 1976 is a United States law, codified at Title 28, §§ 1330, 1332, 1391(f), 1441(d), and 1602–1611 of the United States Code, that establishes the limitations as to whether a foreign sovereign nation (or its political subdivisions, agencies, or instrumentalities) may be sued in U.S. courts—federal or state. (In international law, government protection against lawsuits in foreign courts is known as state immunity; government immunity in domestic courts is known as sovereign immunity.) It also establishes specific procedures for service of process, attachment of property and execution of judgment in proceedings against a foreign state. The FSIA provides the exclusive basis and means to bring a lawsuit against a foreign sovereign in the United States. It was signed into ...
Sponsor and status
94th Congress (1975–1976)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 21, 1976
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 21, 1976.
Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district
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Last Updated: Oct 21, 1976
Dec 19, 1975
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Sep 29, 1976
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Oct 1, 1976
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Oct 21, 1976
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 11315 (94th) 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. 11315. This is the one from the 94th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Pub. L. No. 94-583, H.R. 11315, 94th Cong. (1976).
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