H.R. 5689 (98th): Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-Taking


May 21, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter Rodino Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district


See Instead:

S. 2624 (same title)
Passed Senate — Oct 11, 1984

About the bill

Full Title

A bill this Act may be cited as the "Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-Taking".

Summary (CRS)

5/21/1984--Introduced.Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-Taking - Provides for the implementation of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages. Amends the kidnapping provisions of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 21, 1984

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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.


4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
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Related Bills

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S. 2624 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Oct 11, 1984

H.J.Res. 648 (Related)
A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1985, and for other ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1984

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