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Titles (5)

Popular Titles

Abortion Clinic Access bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1993

Short Titles as Reported to House

Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1993

Short Titles as Introduced

Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1993

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To assure freedom of access to clinic entrances.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
11/18/1993Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by voice vote.
10/22/1993Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 103-306.
02/03/1993Introduced in House

All Actions (43)

Date Chamber
03/17/1994-8:32pmHouseLaid on the table. See S. 636 for further action.
11/19/1993SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 316.
11/18/1993-5:19pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11/18/1993-5:19pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/18/1993-5:18pmHouseOn passage Passed by voice vote.
11/18/1993-5:18pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 246 (Roll no. 582).
11/18/1993-4:59pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11/18/1993-4:46pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions.
11/18/1993-4:46pmHouseMr. Sensenbrenner moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
11/18/1993-4:45pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11/18/1993-4:45pmHouseH.Amdt.403 On agreeing to the DeLay amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 345 - 80 (Roll no. 581).
11/18/1993-4:26pmHouseH.Amdt.403 Mr. Walker demanded a separate vote on the DeLay amendment (A002).
11/18/1993-4:25pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
11/18/1993-4:24pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 796.
11/18/1993-4:24pmHouseH.Amdt.405 On agreeing to the Smith (NJ) amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 255 (Roll no. 580).
11/18/1993-3:23pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 313, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with thirty minutes of debate.
11/18/1993-3:23pmHouseH.Amdt.405 Amendment (A004) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Smith (NJ).
11/18/1993-3:23pmHouseH.Amdt.404 On agreeing to the Schumer amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/18/1993-3:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 313, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate.
11/18/1993-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.404 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Schumer.
11/18/1993-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.403 On agreeing to the DeLay amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 350 - 82 (Roll no. 579).
11/18/1993-2:19pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 313, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Delay amendment.
11/18/1993-2:19pmHouseH.Amdt.403 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. DeLay.
11/18/1993-2:18pmHouseH.Amdt.402 On agreeing to the McCollum amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/18/1993-2:14pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 313, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum amendment.
11/18/1993-2:13pmHouseH.Amdt.402 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. McCollum.
11/18/1993-1:01pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
11/18/1993-1:01pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Michael J. Kopetski to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/18/1993-1:01pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 313 and Rule XXIII.
11/18/1993-1:00pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 796 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
11/18/1993-1:00pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 313. (consideration: CR H10074-10109)
11/18/1993-1:00pmHouseRule H. Res. 313 passed House.
11/17/1993-10:54pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 313 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 796 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
10/22/1993HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 160.
10/22/1993HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 103-306.
09/14/1993HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
09/14/1993HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/25/1993HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice
03/25/1993HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice
02/10/1993HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/04/1993HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E307)
02/03/1993HouseReferred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
02/03/1993HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (128)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8]* 02/03/1993
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 02/17/1993
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/17/1993
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 02/17/1993
Rep. Ford, William D. [D-MI-13] 02/17/1993
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 02/17/1993
Rep. Derrick, Butler C. [D-SC-3] 02/17/1993
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 02/17/1993
Rep. Kopetski, Mike [D-OR-5] 02/17/1993
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 02/17/1993
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 02/17/1993
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2] 02/17/1993
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 03/04/1993
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 03/04/1993
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3] 03/04/1993
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 03/04/1993
Rep. Lehman, Richard H. [D-CA-19] 03/04/1993
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 03/04/1993
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 03/04/1993
Rep. Andrews, Michael [D-TX-25] 03/04/1993
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 03/04/1993
Rep. Byrne, Leslie L. [D-VA-11] 03/04/1993
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 03/04/1993
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1] 03/04/1993
Rep. Washington, Craig A. [D-TX-18] 03/04/1993
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9] 03/04/1993
Rep. Kreidler, Mike [D-WA-9] 03/04/1993
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-16] 03/04/1993
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 03/04/1993
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 03/04/1993
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 03/04/1993
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 03/18/1993
Rep. Unsoeld, Jolene [D-WA-3] 03/18/1993
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/18/1993
Rep. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME-2] 03/18/1993
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 03/18/1993
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 03/18/1993
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 03/18/1993
Rep. Hochbrueckner, George J. [D-NY-1] 03/18/1993
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 03/18/1993
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7] 03/18/1993
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 03/18/1993
Rep. Coppersmith, Sam [D-AZ-1] 03/18/1993
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 03/18/1993
Rep. Zimmer, Dick [R-NJ-12] 03/18/1993
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 03/18/1993
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 03/18/1993
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 03/18/1993
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 03/18/1993
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 03/18/1993
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 03/18/1993
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/18/1993
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 03/18/1993
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 03/18/1993
Rep. Schenk, Lynn [D-CA-49] 03/18/1993
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 03/18/1993
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 04/02/1993
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-32] 04/02/1993
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 04/02/1993
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 04/02/1993
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 04/02/1993
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 04/02/1993
Rep. Wheat, Alan [D-MO-5] 04/02/1993
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 04/02/1993
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9] 04/02/1993
Rep. Beilenson, Anthony C. [D-CA-24] 04/02/1993
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 04/02/1993
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 04/02/1993
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 04/02/1993
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-11] 04/02/1993
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-11] 04/02/1993
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2] 04/02/1993
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 04/02/1993
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 04/02/1993
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 04/02/1993
Rep. Wyden, Ron [D-OR-3] 04/02/1993
Rep. Blackwell, Lucien E. [D-PA-2] 04/02/1993
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 04/02/1993
Rep. Margolies-Mezvinsky, Marjorie [D-PA-13] 04/02/1993
Rep. Collins, Barbara-Rose [D-MI-15] 04/02/1993
Rep. Swett, Dick [D-NH-2] 04/02/1993
Rep. McHale, Paul [D-PA-15] 04/02/1993
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 04/02/1993
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] 05/18/1993
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 05/18/1993
Rep. Andrews, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 05/18/1993
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 05/18/1993
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 05/18/1993
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-9] 05/18/1993
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 05/18/1993
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 05/18/1993
Rep. Coleman, Ronald D. [D-TX-16] 05/18/1993
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 05/18/1993
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 05/18/1993
Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2] 05/18/1993
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 05/18/1993
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 05/18/1993
Rep. Franks, Gary A. [R-CT-5] 05/18/1993
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20] 05/18/1993
Rep. Peterson, Douglas (Pete) [D-FL-2] 05/18/1993
Rep. English, Karan [D-AZ-6] 05/18/1993
Rep. Machtley, Ronald K. [R-RI-1] 05/18/1993
Rep. Carr, Bob [D-MI-8] 06/09/1993
Rep. Johnston, Harry [D-FL-19] 06/09/1993
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 06/09/1993
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 06/09/1993
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-30] 06/09/1993
Rep. Reynolds, Mel [D-IL-2] 06/09/1993
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 07/30/1993
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-15] 09/08/1993
Rep. Klein, Herbert C. [D-NJ-8] 09/08/1993
Rep. Torkildsen, Peter G. [R-MA-6] 09/21/1993
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 09/22/1993
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 09/22/1993
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 09/22/1993
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 10/05/1993
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 10/05/1993
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 10/12/1993
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 10/12/1993
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 10/14/1993
Rep. Molinari, Susan [R-NY-13] 10/14/1993
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 10/14/1993
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 10/14/1993
Rep. Shepherd, Karen [D-UT-2] 10/15/1993
Rep. Hoagland, Peter [D-NE-2] 10/19/1993
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-42] 10/19/1993
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 10/19/1993
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-4] 10/20/1993

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/03/1993 Referred to
09/14/1993 Markup by
10/22/1993 Reported by H.Rept 103-306
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice02/10/1993 Referred to
03/25/1993 Markup by
03/25/1993 Reported by

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (11/18/1993)

Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1993 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit: (1) intentionally injuring, intimidating, or interfering with any person by force, threat of force, or physical obstruction because that person or any other person or class of persons is obtaining or providing reproductive health services; or (2) intentionally damaging or destroying the property of a facility because that facility provides reproductive health services. Subjects violators to specified penalties (including up to life imprisonment if death results) or civil remedies, except that a parent or legal guardian or a minor shall not be subject to such a penalty or remedy insofar as such activities are directed exclusively at that minor.

Authorizes civil actions by aggrieved persons, the Attorney General, and State attorneys general for violations. Specifies that in any such action: (1) the court may award appropriate relief (including temporary, preliminary, or permanent injunctive relief) and compensatory and punitive damages for each person aggrieved by the violation; and (2) with respect to compensatory damages, the aggrieved person may elect, at any time before the rendering of final judgment, to recover an award of statutory damages in the amount of $5,000 per violation in lieu of actual damages. Authorizes the court to award reasonable fees for attorneys and expert witnesses to the prevailing party, other than the United States.

Specifies that: (1) nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct (including peaceful picketing or other peaceful demonstration) protected from legal prohibition by the first amendment or interfere with the authority of States to enforce State or local laws regulating the provision of reproductive health services; and (2) the Congress does not intend this Act to provide the exclusive remedies with respect to the conduct prohibited by it, nor to preempt State legislation that may provide such remedies.