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S.3155: Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act

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Sponsor Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 14 (9 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced July 11, 2016
Latest Major Action Sept. 15, 2016
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Bill Summary

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Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal judicial code with respect to denial of a foreign state's sovereign immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. or state courts in commercial activity 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.

The bill grants a foreign state or certain carriers immunity from federal or state court jurisdiction for any activity in the United States associated with...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 15, 2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 632.
Sept. 15, 2016 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley without amendment. Without written report.
Sept. 15, 2016 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
July 11, 2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.