S.996: A bill to provide for the authorization of appropriations in each fiscal year for arbitration in United States district courts.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced July 8, 1997
  • Latest Major Action Oct. 6, 1997

Bill Cosponsor

Bill Summary

Amends the Judicial Improvements and Access to Justice Act to extend permanently (currently ends after FY 1997) the authorization of appropriations for arbitration in U.S. district courts. Amends the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 to make permanent (currently expires on December 1, 1997) the requirement for the semiannual publication and dissemination of a list of each Federal judge's: (1) motions that have been pending for more than six...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senate Committee on Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Received in the House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Held at the desk.
Mr. Coble moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Condit objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 421 - 0 (Roll no. 418).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill.
Senate agreed to House amendments by Unanimous Consent.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 105-53.
July 8, 1997

Introduced in the Senate by Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

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