Senate Bill 447
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-171 on May 9, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 27, 2017
Latest Action
May 9, 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
447
Congress
115
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Wisconsin
Colorado
Delaware
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Wisconsin
New Jersey
Passed
December 12, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7950; text as passed Senate: CR S7950)
Summary

Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of State, with respect to covered countries, to annually include within either the relevant Annual Country Report on Human Rights, the International Religious Freedom Report, or other appropriate report an assessment of the nature and extent of national laws or enforceable policies regarding the identification, return, or restitution of wrongfully seized or transferred Holocaust era assets and compliance with the goals of the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues, including:

  • the return to the rightful owner of wrongfully seized or transferred property, including religious or communal property, or the provision of comparable substitute property or the payment of equitable compensation to the rightful owner;
  • the use of the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art and the Terezin Declaration in settling claims involving publicly and privately held movable property;
  • the restitution of heirless property to assist needy Holocaust survivors; and
  • progress on the resolution of claims for U.S. citizen Holocaust survivors and family members.

"Covered countries" means signatories to the Terezin Declaration that are determined by the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues to be countries of particular concern with respect to such restitution.

Text (5)
December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017
December 5, 2017
February 27, 2017
Actions (19)
05/09/2018
Became Public Law No: 115-171.
05/09/2018
Signed by President.
04/27/2018
Presented to President.
04/24/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/24/2018
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3460)
04/24/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3460)
04/24/2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 447.
04/24/2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3460-3464)
04/24/2018
Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
12/12/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
12/12/2017
Received in the House.
12/12/2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/12/2017
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7950; text as passed Senate: CR S7950)
12/12/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7950; text as passed Senate: CR S7950)
12/05/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 274.
12/05/2017
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
12/05/2017
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
02/27/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
02/27/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 28, 2017 5:17:32 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:21:11 PM