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H.R.506: Jane's Law

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 32 (31 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Jane's Law - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or a prison term of up to two years on any person who travels in interstate or foreign commerce to evade compliance with a court-ordered property distribution in a divorce proceeding involving more than $5,000. Requires payment of restitution equal to the total unpaid property distribution from any person convicted of evading payment.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.