H.R. 1920 (96th): A bill to require a speedy trial for criminal defendants charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a Federal crime.


Feb 8, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Cotter
Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
2/8/1979--Introduced.Specifies time limits and exclusions to such limits for: (1) bringing to trial defendants charged with Federal offenses involving the use of a firearm; and (2) making certain pretrial motions ...

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Related Bills

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H.R. 6303 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 1977

H.R. 4246 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 1981

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Feb 8, 1979


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