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S. 3534: A bill to amend the statue of limitations for civil actions regarding terrorist acts. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 12, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Sep 12, 2012

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A BILL

To amend the statute of limitations for civil actions regarding terrorist acts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``American Victims of Terrorism Justice Act''.

SEC. 2. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CIVIL ACTIONS REGARDING TERRORIST ACTS.

(a) In General.--Section 2335 of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``four years'' and inserting ``10 years''; and (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``four years'' and inserting ``10 years''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to-- (1) proceedings pending in any form on the date of the enactment of this Act; (2) proceedings commenced on or after the date of the enactment of this Act; and (3) any civil action brought for recovery of damages under section 2333 of title 18, United States Code, provided that such action is filed not later than 6 years after the date of enactment of this subsection. (c) Effect of Dismissed Causes of Action.--Any private civil action arising from a violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991 may be refiled not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act if the action-- (1) was dismissed as time barred prior to the date of enactment of this Act; and (2) would have been timely filed pursuant to section 2335 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by this...

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S. 3534: A bill to amend the statue of limitations for civil actions regarding terrorist acts.

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