18 U.S. Code § 2334. Jurisdiction and venue
The date of the enactment of the Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act of 2019, referred to in subsec. (e)(1)(A), (B), is the date of enactment of section 903 of div. J of Pub. L. 116–94, which was approved Dec. 20, 2019.
2019—Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 116–94, § 903(c)(1)(A), added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Except as provided in paragraph (2), for purposes of any civil action under section 2333 of this title, a defendant shall be deemed to have consented to personal jurisdiction in such civil action if, regardless of the date of the occurrence of the act of international terrorism upon which such civil action was filed, the defendant—
“(A) after the date that is 120 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, accepts—
“(B) in the case of a defendant benefiting from a waiver or suspension of section 1003 of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987 (22 U.S.C. 5202) after the date that is 120 days after the date of enactment of this subsection—
“(i) continues to maintain any office, headquarters, premises, or other facilities or establishments within the jurisdiction of the United States; or
“(ii) establishes or procures any office, headquarters, premises, or other facilities or establishments within the jurisdiction of the United States.”
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 116–94, § 903(c)(1)(B), inserted at end “Except with respect to payments described in paragraph (1)(A), no court may consider the receipt of any assistance by a nongovernmental organization, whether direct or indirect, as a basis for consent to jurisdiction by a defendant.”
Subsec. (e)(3) to (5). Pub. L. 116–94, § 903(c)(1)(C), added pars. (3) to (5).
2018—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 115–253 added subsec. (e).
Amendment by Pub. L. 116–94 applicable to any case pending on or after Aug. 30, 2016, with additional rules of construction and abrogation and severability provisions, see section 903(c)(2) and (d) of Pub. L. 116–94, set out in a note under section 2333 of this title.