S. 735 (104th): Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996

This was a vote to pass S. 735 (104th) in the Senate.

It was not the final Senate vote on the bill. See the history of S. 735 (104th) for further details.

The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214, (also known as AEDPA) is an act of the United States Congress signed into law on April 24, 1996. The bill was introduced by former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, passed with broad bipartisan support by Congress (91-8 in the US Senate, 293-133 in the US House of Representatives) following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Although controversial for its changes to the law of habeas corpus in the United States (Title I), upheld in Felker v. Turpin, 518 U.S. 651 (1997), it also contained a number of provisions to "deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, provide for an effective death penalty, and for other purposes," in the words of the bill summary.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
104th Congress
Date
Jun 7, 1995
Chamber
Senate
Number
#242
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 91
 
 
91%
52 39
  Nay 8
 
 
8%
2 6
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 1
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