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 Summary

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)

Bill Actions

Date Description
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