H.R.4571 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 06/15/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 108-682|
|Latest Action:||09/15/2004 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/14/2004 : Passed House|
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Amendments: H.R.4571 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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H.Amdt.750 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Description: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to impose mandatory sanctions on frivolous pleadings; impose mandatory sanctions on discovery violations; require that court records may not be sealed unless the court first finds that such sealing is justified; provides that parties which destroy documents in connection with civil proceedings shall be punished with mandatory civil sanctions, held in contempt of court, and referred to the state bar for disciplinary proceedings; and provides for the application of the Civil Justice Reform Act to state courts. Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] (Offered 09/14/2004) Latest Action: 09/14/04 On agreeing to the Turner (TX) amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 177 - 226 (Roll no. 448).
H.Amdt.749 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Description: None Sponsor: House Committee on Rules (Offered 09/14/2004) Latest Action: 09/14/04 On agreeing to the Rules amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.