110 STAT. 3022 PUBLIC LAW 104-219—OCT. 1, 1996 Public Law 104-219 104th Congress An Act Oct. 1, 1996 To clarify the rules governing removal of cases to Federal court, and for other [S. 533] purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. REMOVAL. The first sentence of section 1447(c) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking "any defect in removal procedure" and inserting "any defect other than lack of subject matter jurisdiction". Approved October 1, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 533: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-799 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 141 (1995): June 30, considered and passed Senate. Vol. 142 (1996): Sept. 17, considered and passed House.