H.R. 5526 (98th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code with respect to escape from custody resulting from civil commitment.


Apr 26, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 30, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.


John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)
7/30/1984--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, amended) Amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for any person who attempts to escape, escapes, or assists in the escape of a ... Read more >
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1984

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 5526” means this is a House of Representatives 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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Apr 26, 1984
Reported by Committee
Jun 26, 1984
Passed House
Jul 30, 1984
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.


7 cosponsors (4D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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