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H.R.1505: Holocaust Rail Justice Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||law|
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|Sponsor||Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.|
|Total Cosponsors||27 (20 Democrats, 7 Republicans)|
|Introduced||April 11, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||April 30, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Holocaust Rail Justice Act - Grants U.S. district courts original jurisdiction over any civil action for damages for personal injury or death that: (1) arose from the deportation of persons to Nazi concentration camps between January 1, 1942, and December 31, 1944; and (2) is brought by or on behalf of such person against a railroad that owned or operated the trains on which the persons were deported and that was organized as a separate legal entity.
Declares that: (1) no law limiting the jurisdiction of the U.S. courts shall preclude any such action, and (2) no such action shall be barred because a statute of limitations has expired. Makes this Act applicable to any action pending on or commenced after January 1, 2002.
Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress on the extent to which the public has access to records, including archived information, with respect to the deportation of such persons to Nazi concentration camps on such trains.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 30, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.|
|April 11, 2013||Referred to House Foreign Affairs|
|April 11, 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|