H.R. 2610 (99th): A bill to enforce the fourteenth article of amendment to the Constitution with respect to certain law enforcement misconduct by providing a substitute remedy for the existing remedy of exclusion of evidence, and for other purposes.

May 23, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bobbi Fiedler
Representative for California's 21st congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 4407 (98th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 16, 1983


This bill was introduced on May 23, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 23, 1985
Referred to Committee May 23, 1985

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Prohibits the exclusion of evidence against the accused in a State criminal case where such evidence was obtained by a State officer, employee, or agent in violation of the United States Constitution. Authorizes any person aggrieved by such misconduct to recover damages in a civil action against such officer, employee, or agent.
Limits such damages, for an accused convicted of a criminal offense, to actual physical and property damage sustained, but not less than $500.
Establishes the same minimum liquidated damages for any other case.
Sets a maximum amount of damages at $25,000.
Grants State courts exclusive jurisdiction of such actions.
Sets a two-year statute of limitations for the commencement of such actions.

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