H.R.3815 - Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] (Introduced 10/23/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/23/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3815 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/23/2015)
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages that occur inside the United States as a result of a tort, including an act of terrorism, committed anywhere by a foreign state or official.
It amends the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism. Additionally, the bill authorizes federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over and impose liability on a person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires to commit, an act of international terrorism against a U.S. national.