S.2930 - Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [D-PA] (Introduced 12/23/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/14/2010 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 111-858. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2930 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/23/2009)
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act - Amends the federal judicial code to: (1) expand the liability of foreign states for tortious acts committed against U.S. citizens during a terrorist act and allow civil actions against a foreign state that are now pending or that were dismissed to proceed in accordance with such expanded liability; and (2) impose liability on a foreign state for the acts or omissions of its officials or employees while acting within the scope of their office or employment.
Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) impose liability on any person who aids and abets an act of international terrorism, provides material support or resources to terrorist organizations, or conspires with terrorists; (2) grant U.S. district courts personal jurisdiction over such persons; (3) remove the prohibition against bringing a civil action against foreign states or foreign officials for damages related to acts of terrorism; (4) extend from 4 to 10 years the limitation period for bringing an action for civil damages resulting from an act of international terrorism; and (5) allow previously time-barred cases to be refiled within 90 days of the enactment of this Act.