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H.R.266: Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to extend to three years and six months the period within which a tort claim against the United States must be presented in writing to a federal agency when the claim arises out of a government employee's conduct with respect to the criminal misconduct of a government informant. (Current law bars all tort claims against the United States that are not presented within two years after the claim accrues.)

Applies the amendment retroactively to any such claim that: (1) accrued on or after May 1, 1981; and (2) in the case of a claim accrued before the date of enactment of this Act, is presented within one year after such date.

Prohibits the government from asserting a defense or a bar, based on the doctrine of res judicata or collateral estoppel, to a claim that accrued before enactment of this Act and to which this Act applies.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.