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Titles (4)

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Fetal Protection bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001

Short Titles as Introduced

Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice to protect unborn children from assault and murder, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
04/26/2001Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 252 - 172, 1 Present (Roll no. 89).(text as passed House: CR H1613-1614)
04/24/2001Committee on Armed Services discharged.
04/20/2001Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 107-42, Part I. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.(text of measure as reported in House: CR 4/24/2001 E594)
02/07/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (33)

Date Chamber
06/08/2001SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 72.
06/07/2001SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
04/26/2001SenateReceived in the Senate.
04/26/2001-2:45pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 252 - 172, 1 Present (Roll no. 89). (text as passed House: CR H1613-1614)
04/26/2001-2:45pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/26/2001-2:26pmHouseH.Amdt.27 On agreeing to the Lofgren amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 229 (Roll No. 88).
04/26/2001-2:03pmHouseThe previous question on the amendment and on the bill was ordered, pursuant to H. Res. 119. (consideration: CR H1612-1613)
04/26/2001-12:53pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 119, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Lofgren amendment in the nature of a substitute.
04/26/2001-12:52pmHouseH.Amdt.27 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Lofgren. (consideration: CR H1640-1649; text: CR H1640)
04/26/2001-10:38amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 503.
04/26/2001-10:38amHouseH.Amdt.26 On agreeing to the Rules amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
04/26/2001-10:37amHouseH.Amdt.26 Amendment reported by the House Committee on Rules. (consideration: CR H1612-1613; text: CR H1612-1613)
04/26/2001-10:36amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 503 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying H. Res. 119 shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
04/26/2001-10:36amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 119. (consideration: CR H1612-1650)
04/26/2001-10:36amHouseRule H. Res. 119 passed House.
04/24/2001-7:00pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 119 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 503 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying H. Res. 119 shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
04/24/2001HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 32.
04/24/2001HouseCommittee on Armed Services discharged.
04/20/2001HouseHouse Committee on Armed Services Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than April 24, 2001.
04/20/2001HouseReported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 107-42, Part I. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order. (text of measure as reported in House: CR 4/24/2001 E594)
04/03/2001HouseMr. Sensenbrenner asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Judiciary have until 6:00 p.m. on April 20 to file a report on H.R. 503. Agreed to without objection.
03/28/2001HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 9.
03/28/2001HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/21/2001HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution
03/21/2001HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution
03/15/2001HouseExecutive Comment Requested from DOD.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel
03/15/2001HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/15/2001HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution
02/20/2001HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/07/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/07/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/07/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/07/2001HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (101)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 02/07/2001
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-41]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Phelps, David D. [D-IL-19]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1]* 02/07/2001
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8]* 02/07/2001
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1]* 02/07/2001
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 02/07/2001
Rep. Watkins, Wes [R-OK-3] 02/13/2001
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 02/13/2001
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 02/13/2001
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] 02/13/2001
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 02/13/2001
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 02/13/2001
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 02/13/2001
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-27] 02/13/2001
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 02/13/2001
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 02/13/2001
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 02/13/2001
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 02/13/2001
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 02/13/2001
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 02/13/2001
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7] 02/13/2001
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 02/13/2001
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 02/27/2001
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 02/27/2001
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 02/27/2001
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 02/27/2001
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [I-VA-5] 02/27/2001
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4] 02/27/2001
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 02/28/2001
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 02/28/2001
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 03/06/2001
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5] 03/06/2001
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 03/08/2001
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 03/08/2001
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8] 03/08/2001
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 03/13/2001
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] 03/13/2001
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5] 03/13/2001
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6] 03/13/2001
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-2] 03/13/2001
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 03/13/2001
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] 03/13/2001
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 03/14/2001
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5] 03/14/2001
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-48] 03/14/2001
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 03/14/2001
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 03/20/2001
Rep. Armey, Richard K. [R-TX-26] 03/20/2001
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 03/27/2001
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 03/28/2001
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-2] 04/04/2001
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 04/24/2001
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 04/24/2001
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 04/24/2001
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 04/24/2001
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1] 04/24/2001
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 04/24/2001

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/07/2001 Referred to
03/28/2001 Markup by
04/20/2001 Reported by H. Rept. 107-42
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution02/20/2001 Referred to
03/15/2001 Hearings by
03/21/2001 Markup by
03/21/2001 Reported by
House Armed Services02/07/2001 Referred to
04/24/2001 Discharged from
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel03/15/2001 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to House without amendment (04/20/2001)

Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 - Provides that: (1) whoever engages in conduct that violates specified provisions of the Federal criminal code, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, or the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, or specified articles the Uniform Code of Military Justice (conduct constituting certain Federal violent crimes) and thereby causes the death of, or bodily injury to, a child who is in utero, shall be guilty of a separate offense; and (2) the punishment for that separate offense shall be the same as that provided under Federal law for that conduct had that injury or death occurred to the unborn child's mother.

Specifies that a violation of such provisions does not require proof that: (1) the person engaging in the conduct had knowledge or should have had knowledge that the victim of the underlying offense was pregnant; or (2) the defendant (or accused) intended to cause the death of, or bodily injury to, the unborn child. Directs that if the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall be punished as provided under the Federal criminal code for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being. Prohibits imposition of the death penalty for an offense under this Act.

Bars prosecution under this Act: (1) of any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law; (2) for conduct relating to any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or (3) of any woman with respect to her unborn child.