Senate Bill 2946
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-253 on Oct 3, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 24, 2018
Latest Action
Oct 3, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2946
Congress
115
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
Louisiana
Delaware
Arkansas
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Passed
August 22, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S5864-5865; text: CR S5864-5865)
Summary

Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to make three changes to provisions governing civil claims for damages resulting from an act of international terrorism.

First, the bill narrows the limitation on such claims that occur during an act of war. Current law bars claims for international terrorism that occur during an armed conflict between military forces. This bill specifies that designated foreign terrorist organizations and specially designated global terrorists are not military forces.

Second, the bill makes available any asset of a terrorist party seized or frozen under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act for the satisfaction of court-awarded judgments against the terrorist party.

Third, it allows federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over a foreign non-state defendant that accepts benefits from the United States (e.g., foreign assistance).

Text (4)
Actions (18)
10/03/2018
Became Public Law No: 115-253.
10/03/2018
Signed by President.
09/24/2018
Presented to President.
09/13/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/13/2018
On passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H8245)
09/13/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.(text: CR H8245)
09/13/2018
Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H8245)
09/13/2018
Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
08/24/2018
Held at the desk.
08/24/2018
Received in the House.
08/23/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
08/22/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5864-5865; text: CR S5864-5865)
08/22/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S5864-5865; text: CR S5864-5865)
07/12/2018
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 514.
07/12/2018
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
07/12/2018
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/24/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2926-2927)
05/24/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 25, 2018 4:56:13 AM
Updated
Dec 5, 2020 8:10:38 AM