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May 21, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984
This bill was introduced on May 21, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district
Passed Senate — Oct 11, 1984
A bill this Act may be cited as the "Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-Taking".
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Companion Bill — Passed Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2624 (98th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 5689 (98th).
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5689”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Last Action: Oct 11, 1984
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1984
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 5689 — 98th Congress: Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-Taking. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/98/hr5689
“H.R. 5689 — 98th Congress: Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-Taking.” www.GovTrack.us. 1984. February 10, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/98/hr5689>
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