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H.R.4292: Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Steven J. Chabot, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 25, 2014
Latest Major Action May 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act - Amends the federal judicial code with respect to denial of a foreign state's immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. or state courts (under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act) in cases where rights in property taken in violation of international law are in issue and that property (or any property exchanged for it) is: (1) present in the United States in connection with a commercial activity carried on by the foreign state in the United States; or (2) owned by an agency or instrumentality of the foreign state, and that agency or instrumentality is engaged in a commercial activity in the United States.

Prohibits consideration as a commercial activity (excluded from jurisdictional immunity) any activity in the United States of a foreign state, or of any carrier, associated with a tempora...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
May 6, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 388 - 4 (Roll no. 194). (text: CR H3428-3429)

May 6, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3433-3434)
May 6, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 6, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4292.
May 6, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3428-3430)
May 6, 2014 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 323.
May 6, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-435.
April 2, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
April 2, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 31, 2014 Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Discharged.
March 26, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
March 25, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.