H.R.3578 - Protecting American Small Business Trade Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] (Introduced 03/27/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/11/1998 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (03/27/1998)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3578 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3578 To provide for a judicial and administrative remedy for disputes arising under certain agreements with foreign entities. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 27, 1998 Mr. Menendez (for himself, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Payne, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, and Mr. Traficant) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To provide for a judicial and administrative remedy for disputes arising under certain agreements with foreign entities. 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 ``Protecting American Small Business Trade Act of 1998''. SEC. 2. JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY TO ENFORCE CERTAIN ARBITRATION CLAUSES. (a) Judicial Remedy.--Any person who has entered into any contract, license, or other agreement with any foreign entity before July 1, 1985, that contains a provision to settle by arbitration any controversy arising out of such contract, license, or other agreement, shall not be barred from bringing an action in any court of competent jurisdiction in the United States, including any Federal or State court, or from seeking appropriate relief from any agency of the United States, to resolve any controversy arising under such contract, license, or other agreement. (b) Person.--For purposes of this section, the term ``person'' means-- (1) any natural person residing in the United States; and (2) any corporation, partnership, or other entity organized under the laws of the United States. SEC. 2. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. The right under section 1 to bring an action in a court or to seek appropriate relief from an agency of the United States applies only if the action is commenced, or petition for relief is filed, within the 180-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. <all>